Independent Maritime Services (IMS), a leader in the Marine Pilotage sector of the local Maritime Industry, has over the past five years expanded its work with private ferries and five-star cruise liners. The company’s core group of government-licensed marine pilots recently teamed up with the famed Virgin Voyages group - owned and operated by world-renowned businessman Richard Branson - to prepare the company’s newly commissioned vessel: The Scarlet Lady, for its official launch. March 10 th , 2020 the M/V Scarlet Lady made her maiden voyage to North Bimini Resorts World Pier. The vessel was safely escorted into port by Captain Kendall Williamson and Captain Kashii Thompson of Independent Maritime Services Ltd t/a Bimini Pilots assisting the Bridge team of Captain Marco Carsjens. Armed with the support of the Ministry of Transport, the Harbour Authority and the Port Controller, IMS was engaged to make sure the new mega Virgin cruise liner entered the island safely with no damage to Bimini’s seabeds.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance stated that last week the Small Business Development Centre rolled out the Government’s $20 million COVID-19 response, targeted to provide loans to small businesses, ranging from $5,000 to $300,000. Approved loans will have a payment grace period of four months. Partnering financial institutions will facilitate the actual loan processing-- to include the vetting of the required information, the approvals, the issuing of funds, and the collection of payments after the four-month moratorium, DPM Turnquest explained as he announced an update on the Government’s stimulus measures in response to COVID-19 in the House of Assembly, Monday, March 30, 2020.
Royal Bahamas Defence Force Officers and Marines attached to the Northern Command recently supported the Police Force by participating in a several sporting events over the past weekend Led by Lieutenant Commander Whitfield Neely, Commander, Northern Command, the men and women took part in a basketball tournament at St. Georges’ High School Gymnasium, Freeport, Grand Bahama. Although the final outcome favored the police squad, Lieutenant Fritz was nonetheless pleases with the team’s performance.
The Department of Immigration wishes to advise the public that normal daily operations at our Hawkins Hill and Monarch House offices in New Providence and Cornelius A. Smith Government Center office in Grand Bahama have been suspended as a result of the government enforced 24-hour mandatory curfew. However, our Department continues to operate at the Lynden Pindling International Airport, Prince George Dock & marinas and Immigration Detention Center with suspended public visitation. All questions or concerns during this period and until further notice may be directed to us via:
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