Preorder New Nintendo Amiibo Link Snake Ivysaur Squirtle

Preorder New Nintendo Amiibo Link Snake Ivysaur Squirtle

first_img This $500 SEO Tool Is Only $24 TodayThis Easy-to-Fly LED Drone Performs Acrobatic Moves At E3 2019, Nintendo unveiled its next wave of amiibo, including a super adorable Link from The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, and a few for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Solid Snake, Ivysaur, and Squirtle among them).The amiibo are hitting retail shelves on September 20, but why wait when you can place your online Walmart preorders now?Link’s Awakening AmiiboPreorder at Walmart ($15.96)Snake AmiiboPreorder at Walmart ($15.96)Pokemon Trainer AmiiboPreorder at Walmart ($15.96)Squirtle AmiiboPreorder at Walmart ($15.96)Ivysaur AmiiboPreorder at Walmart ($15.96)Pichu AmiiboPreorder at Walmart ($15.96)And look out for the next wave of Nintendo amiibo.Coming in November 2019Incineroar – Super Smash Bros. seriesChrom – Super Smash Bros. seriesSimon Belmont – Super Smash Bros. seriesComing in 2020Dark Samus – Super Smash Bros. seriesRichter – Super Smash Bros. series Stay on targetlast_img read more

Hulk Hogan backstage at WWE Extreme Rules PPV on Sunday meets with

Hulk Hogan backstage at WWE Extreme Rules PPV on Sunday meets with

first_img WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest Joey Janela comments on backstage incident with Big Cass at WrestlePro Event Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR We mentioned earlier that WWE announced on Sunday that they would be reinstating Hulk Hogan back into the WWE Hall of Fame after a three-year suspension following leaked racist remarks from Hogan that led to his firing from WWE.Hogan tweeted the following on Sunday afternoon, noting that he is backstage at today’s Extreme Rules PPV in Pittsburgh and spoke with the WWE locker room. Hogan revealed that he apologized for the comments he made.Just met with the @WWE Superstars and on all levels the volume of love and support was overwhelming. I’ve been praying for this day and I finally feel like I made it back home. Only Love 4 the #WWEUNIVERSE brother HH— Hulk Hogan (@HulkHogan) July 15, 2018It is said per a new report by Mike Johnson of PWInsider that the locker room gave Hogan an ovation following his speech, with Hogan being very emotional.Source: PWInsidercenter_img Twitter WWE celebrates Smackdown’s 20th anniversary on the first episode on FOX on October 4 Facebook WWE RAW Results – 7/22/19 (RAW Reunion show, Hall of Famers and Legends return)last_img read more

Vancouver police debut upgraded online crime map

first_imgThe Vancouver Police Department has activated an online crime map that charts local crimes by officers’ reports.The system takes geographical data from police reports, then maps them out with basic information about the incident, including the nature of the reported crime, the type of location, block-level address and date and time.The department had a similar mapping system, now defunct, several years ago. Now that the police department’s new records management division is operating, staff could start integrating police report information with the mapping software, department spokeswoman Kim Kapp said.“It’s sort of a long-term process to get this new records management system refined so it could actually work well with a mapping program,” she said.The map is available at the department’s website, www.vanpolice.org.The system allows residents to sign up for email alerts about crimes in their area, and the map has different filtering features to sort out the data. Kapp encouraged people to check it out.last_img read more

Fire that destroyed RVs causes about 31K in damage

first_imgA fire at an east Vancouver storage lot  Wednesday that destroyed four RVs also destroyed a quad and damaged a Chevy truck, causing about $31,000 in damage, fire investigators said.Five vehicles were a total loss, including a camper van, a travel trailer, a motor home, a large trailer filled with carpet and mattresses and a quad, Vancouver Fire Marshal Heidi Scarpelli said. The Chevy truck was damaged but was not a complete loss. Firefighters were called to 606 N.E. 192nd Ave. just before 11:30 a.m. Wednesday for the fire, Vancouver Fire Department spokesman Pete Adams said.Several explosions were reported prior to firefighters’ arrival and crews could see plumes of black smoke from the highway, Adams said.They arrived to find four RVs fully involved in flames and began dousing the fire with water, he said.last_img read more

Growth new rules stretch CamasWashougal Fire Department resources

first_imgCAMAS — Northeast Pioneer Street in Camas was busy Monday morning, but not with families preparing for a new week of work and school. Instead, there were more crews than residents on the street as house after house was under various state of construction in the new development.In one home, Ron Schumacher, fire marshal of the Camas-Washougal Fire Department, conducted a rough-in inspection of the new home’s fire sprinkler system. The first inspection of the system is done before any insulation and sheetrock are installed, and the system’s orange pipes were easy to follow throughout the wooden skeleton of the home.“More areas are required with a sprinkler (than with a smoke detector),” Schumacher said. “The sprinkler has to have access to pretty much every room except the garage or a tiny closet.”Schumacher and Randy Miller, deputy fire marshal with Camas-Washougal, have inspected hundreds of fire sprinkler systems in recent years. In 2016, Camas city councilors approved an ordinance requiring fire sprinklers in newly constructed homes. At their Dec. 3 meeting, Washougal city councilors approved a similar ordinance, meaning more inspections are coming.More help for those inspections could be on the way, as Camas city officials propose adding five full-time positions — four firefighters and one deputy fire marshal or fire inspector — in the city’s 2019 budget. One complication: Washougal city officials have told Camas they don’t have the funds to pay for their portion of the new hires.last_img read more

CTran showing off new bus wrap designs Jan 7 in Battle Ground

first_imgBATTLE GROUND — C-Tran will roll out a series of new bus graphic designs, with each highlighting different cities in the agency’s service area, Jan. 7 at Battle Ground City Hall.The agency will debut the first bus, which has a full vinyl wrap including photos representative of the Battle Ground community, at the event. C-Tran will roll out other community bus wraps in the coming months.The photography and bus wrap designs will be done by C-Tran staff. The vinyl wraps will be created and installed by Ballyhoo, a Camas-based company.C-Tran said the Battle Ground design was installed on one of the agency’s 40-foot hybrid buses, which will go into service with its new look later in January. The bus will rotate through different C-Tran routes, as will the other special bus designs as they’re introduced throughout the year.The bus will be on display from noon to 7 p.m. at City Hall, 109 S.W. First St., Battle Ground.last_img read more

Vandals hit Woodland wetlands destroying work of volunteers

first_imgRoughly 60 people came out to Austin Point in Woodland on Saturday to pick up trash, plant saplings and put up signs, the first such community event the Port of Woodland hosted in an effort to revitalize the property’s wetlands.Within 24 hours, nearly half the signs were knocked over and most of the plants were destroyed after vandals struck, leaving port officials questioning how to take care of the land — and if it’s even possible to do so while allowing public use.“A few bad apples can ruin it for everybody,” said Jennifer Wray-Keene, Port of Woodland executive director. “I don’t know the motivation of why somebody would do this other than they just wanted to destroy something.”The volunteers — most of whom were youths, including members of the Woodland High School football team — picked up more than 500 pounds of garbage, planted about 200 saplings and drilled 20 signs into the ground letting visitors know they were entering a protected wetlands area. The port paid about $500 for the plants, and $150 per sign, Wray-Keene said. Eight of the signs were knocked over.“We can’t do the plantings again,” she said. “It’s starting to be the dry season. We’re going to have to wait until it’s wet again for them to have a chance to root.”last_img read more

Bayern have to be perfect against Real Madrid – Lizarazu

Bayern have to be perfect against Real Madrid – Lizarazu

first_imgBayern Munich legend Bixente Lizarazu believes that the squad must be “perfect” to defeat Real Madrid in the second leg of their semi-final clash in the Champions LeagueThe Bundesliga champions lost the first leg at home 2-1 to Real and now face the daunting prospect of overturning their deficit at the Spanish capital in order to make the final at Kiev against either Liverpool or AS Roma.“If I were a Bayern player, I would fully believe that I can win at Real,” Lizarazu told Kicker (via the Bundesliga website).“You have to go to Madrid with an animal spirit, you have to have the spirit of a tiger, not of a cat.”During his seven-year spell in Munich, Lizarazu won the Bundesliga six times and also won the Champions League in 2001 after overcoming Real in the semi-finals of the competition with a 1-0 win at the Santiago Bernabeu.rb leipzig, bayern munichReport: Bayern are held by Leipzig George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Bayern Munich was held to another draw, this time by RB Leipzig.Bayern Munich finds themselves in the unfamiliar position of sitting third in the…“I loved these games Bayern against Real, it’s like the Clasico of the Champions League,” said the 1998 World Cup winner.“A good game will not be enough; Bayern has to play the perfect game. Last year I was in the Bernabeu, Bayern played great, only the dismissal of Arturo Vidal brought the turnaround.”After Juventus nearly pulled off a miracle comeback in the last round in Madrid, Lizarazu sees no reason why Bayern cannot make it to the final.“Juve won 3-1 at Real, why should Bayern not win 2-0? Everything is possible,” added the Frenchman.last_img read more

Callejon was that Napoli is strong

Callejon was that Napoli is strong

first_imgThe Italian Lega Serie A club will face Paris Saint-Germain in the UEFA Champions League tomorrow, and the Partenopei need a winThe UEFA Champions League is back. And tomorrow night, Italian Lega Serie A club Napoli will face French Ligue 1 side Paris Saint-Germain.For Partenopei footballer Jose Callejon his team is strong and he knows a win would be a big step to the next round.“I think we’ve been strong every year,” Callejon told Football Italia.PSG, Neymar, Ligue 1PSG ultras sent a warning letter to Neymar Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Brazilian superstar Neymar might play today his first game of the season for Paris Saint-Germain and the team’s ultras have warned him.“I couldn’t tell you if it’s the strongest team, there have been a lot of strong players in the last few years.”“We’ve been playing together for a long time, we know each other more and more and over the years we’ve become more mature,” he added.“We’ve played important games and over the years we’ve all become stronger.”“We’re aware of being more mature, then the Coach is giving us more confidence. We can do great things and we hope to do well tomorrow,” he concluded.last_img read more

Shaqiri Always willing to help with goals or assists

Shaqiri Always willing to help with goals or assists

first_imgXherdan Shaqiri is keen on maintaining his excellent in a Liverpool shirt in the bid to help the club achieve their ambitions this season.The Swiss winger wrapped up Liverpool’s win at the Kop end early in the second half thanks to a cross from Andy Robertson.His excellent strike doubled a lead previously established by Mohamed Salah and ensured the Reds extended their unbeaten run to 12 games and their points tally to 30.“Very good cross… nice finish,” Shaqiri said of his effort before insisting the team comes ahead of any personal desire for finding the net.“The [kind of] impact is not so important for me. I want to help the team,” the Switzerland international told Liverpoolfc.com after the game.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“When it’s with a goal or assist, it’s always good for the team. I came in the summer to help this team go forward and make the process better.“I’m very happy with my performances, I just have to keep going like this and train hard every day. I hope we keep going until the end like this.”That said, Shaqiri has scored or assisted in five of his last six Liverpool appearances.“It was important to make a good performance as a team after the defeat in the Champions League,” he said.“We’re still unbeaten in the Premier League. It was a good performance, we scored two goals and didn’t concede; we were a little bit lucky but we didn’t concede. We just have to keep going like this.”last_img read more

Syria wants to exchange goals for smiles

Syria wants to exchange goals for smiles

first_imgThe civil war has torn the Asian country for seven years, but now they will be playing in the AFC Asian Cup, trying to give fans happinessFor seven years there has been a civil war in the Asian nation of Syria.And now, the country is sending 23 men to represent them in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup in the United Arab Emirates.The footballers want to take this opportunity and exchange the goals they score at the tournament for smiles.“Fans are the most important weapon of our team. I’m aware of our fans who will fill the stands and that’s not something that I haven’t dealt with before in Germany,” German coach Bernd Stange told The Gulf News.Korea Republic v Australia - 2015 Asian Cup: FinalQuiz: How well do you know the nicknames of the Asian national teams? Boro Tanchev – March 27, 2019 Today we would like to test your knowledge about the nicknames of the Asian national team. Good luck and have fun!“The fans are our No 1 player and our team wants to give their best possible gift to them.”“They do it alone, they don’t need a coach. You can’t teach them confidence; confidence comes with results,” he added.“I was in Syria when I was the coach of Singapore and they were at a low level because of the situation, but what they’ve done over the last three years — by going and playing abroad for big clubs in West Asia — is amazing.”“It comes from them alone, it’s not a matter of coaching,” he commented.last_img read more

Redknapp Disloyal Arnautovics China move driven by greed

Redknapp Disloyal Arnautovics China move driven by greed

first_imgFormer West Ham manager Harry Redknapp slammed Marko Arnautovic’s decision to leave the club in favour of a lucrative move to ChinaThe Austrian forward’s agent and brother, Danijel Arnautovic, released a statement announcing his wish to seal a £35m move to China on Thursday.This came shortly after Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini claimed that the reports of interest from an unnamed Chinese club in Arnautovic were just “rumours”.West Ham have since released a statement of their own that announces they will not be selling Arnautovic in this month’s transfer window.Now Redknapp, who coached the likes of Frank Lampard and Rio Ferdinand at West Ham between 1994 to 2001, has hit out against Arnautovic.“They come and they go,” Redknapp told talkSPORT. “A mate of mine had a horse and named it ‘We’ve Got Payet’.“And I told him in six months he’ll have to rename that horse ‘We Had Payet’. That’s how it works.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“Forget loyalty. The days of people staying at clubs forever is long gone.“I don’t know the boy, but he never looks that happy. He’s a real good player, he’s got great talent, but it’s a shame for West Ham fans. It’s sad really but that’s the way it’s gone.“It’s not like it was when it was all lads who came from within an area, played for West Ham, that was their club and they were all happy to be there.“Now, there are probably four or five of them who would love the chance to jump ship and move to China or anywhere else they can make a few quid.“In their mind and the agent’s mind, they’re just thinking of the next move where they can make a few quid.”West Ham will host Arsenal at the London Stadium this Saturday in a Premier League match.last_img read more

GONZALO MOVING FASTER TO THE NORTHNORTHEAST TOWARD BERMUDA

GONZALO MOVING FASTER TO THE NORTHNORTHEAST TOWARD BERMUDA

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppLets keep Bermuda in Prayer. Serious conditions forecast with Cat 4 Hurrucane Gonzalo. GONZALO MOVING FASTER TO THE NORTH-NORTHEAST TOWARD BERMUDA…….LIKELY TO BRING DAMAGING WINDS AND LIFE-THREATENING STORM SURGEON FRIDAY…WIND…HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO REACH BERMUDA ONFRIDAY…WITH TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS BEGINNING FRIDAY MORNING. ITSHOULD BE NOTED THAT WIND SPEEDS ATOP AND ON THE WINDWARD SIDES OFHILLY TERRAIN ARE OFTEN UP TO 30 PERCENT STRONGER THAN AT THESURFACE…AND IN SOME ELEVATED LOCATIONS CAN BE EVEN GREATER.STORM SURGE…A DANGEROUS AND LIFE-THREATENING STORM SURGE ISEXPECTED TO PRODUCE SIGNIFICANT COASTAL FLOODING IN BERMUDA. NEARTHE COAST…THE SURGE WILL BE ACCOMPANIED BY LARGE AND DESTRUCTIVEWAVES.RAINFALL…GONZALO IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE TOTAL RAIN ACCUMULATIONSOF 3 TO 6 INCHES OVER BERMUDA.SURF…LARGE SWELLS GENERATED BY GONZALO ARE AFFECTING PORTIONS OFTHE VIRGIN ISLANDS…THE NORTHERN COASTS OF PUERTO RICO AND THEDOMINICAN REPUBLIC…PORTIONS OF THE BAHAMAS…AND THE EAST COASTOF THE UNITED STATES FROM NORTH CAROLINA SOUTHWARD. SWELLS WILLREACH THE REST OF THE EAST COAST OF THE UNITED STATES AND BERMUDA ONFRIDAY. THESE SWELLS ARE LIKELY TO CAUSE LIFE-THREATENING SURF ANDRIP CURRENT CONDITIONS. FOR MORE INFORMATION…PLEASE CONSULTPRODUCTS FROM YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE. UK Governors of the Caribbean meet in Miami Bermuda swears in youngest Premier in country’s history Related Items:bermuda, hurricane gonzalo Recommended for you Premier calls for more security and encourages OTs to link hands to get due from UKlast_img read more

Governor speaks out on FortisTCI Green Energy plans

Governor speaks out on FortisTCI Green Energy plans

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 09 Sept 2015 – In a recent statement Governor Peter Beckingham said “he was pleased to hear of plans to develop alternative energy projects in TCI.” He further indicated that Turks and Caicos Islands would benefit from participation in developing more solar projects to help conserve energy and keep costs down.Governor Beckingham cited countries such as “Antigua and St Kitts that are starting to develop alternative energy especially solar projects.” FortisTCI reveals Education Week winners Related Items:fortis tci, governor peter beckingham, green energy Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you TCI Police looking for candy & electricity thieves Rave Reviews for National Science Fair ideaslast_img read more

Hit Run involving former Premier Rufus Ewing says he is fine…

Hit Run involving former Premier Rufus Ewing says he is fine…

first_img Related Items:#formerPremierhitandrun, #magneticmedianews, #RufusEwing Recommended for you TCI Police Investigating Hit & Run, Sudden Death Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, March 19, 2017 – Providenciales – Magnetic Media reached out to Dr. Ewing who replied with this statement…“Good day All. First of all I am well following the incident this morning.  While cycling in the Lower Bight I was struck on the right leg by the bumper of a speeding black car which did not stop.   I did not fall off the bike but sustained a minor bruise but reported the incident to the police none the less.   Thanks to all who have called out of concern to enquire about my well being.”#MagneticMediaNews#RufusEwing#formerPremierhitandrunlast_img read more

Buddy Hield hosting weeklong camp in Grand Bahama visited Prime Minister

Buddy Hield hosting weeklong camp in Grand Bahama visited Prime Minister

first_img Buddy wounded, misses two games as Sacramento struggles in NBA Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, July 31, 2017 – Nassau – Bahamian NBA player from Eight Mile Rock is home and no doubt, all eyes will be on the Rising Star – Buddy Hield.    Hield is home for a lot of reasons, surely, but when it comes to business, the 23-year old, who now plays for the Sacramento Kings is hosting a one week Basketball Camp for girls and boys in Grand Bahama.The camp is one of four, and is the longest running Basketball Camp by Buddy, who has held similar events in the US and in Nassau.  While in Nassau, Buddy paid a courtesy call on the country’s new leader and had the man gushing and yes, even blushing at the humbling experience.   Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis admitted that standing with Buddy was the closest he has ever been to an NBA player; he lauded young Buddy for his accomplishments.   No. 24 for the Kings congratulated Dr. Minnis on his win at the polls.Later, the Prime Minister joined Mr. Hield at the Kendal G. L. Isaacs gymnasium for Buddy’s Basketball Workshop.  The workshop in Grand Bahama begins today from 9am to noon for all ages.#MagneticMediaNews#BuddyHieldbasketballcamp#BuddyHield#SacrementoKingscenter_img Related Items:#BuddyHieldbasketballcamp, #magneticmedianews, #SacrementoKings, buddyhield Buddy high on NBA best Rookie listlast_img read more

Grand Turk Chef named Chop Off Cook Off Winner for 2017

Grand Turk Chef named Chop Off Cook Off Winner for 2017

first_img Related Items:#ChopOffCookOff2017, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, December 4, 2017 – Providenciales – The best local chef in these beautiful by nature islands is crowned as Renarda Williams of Grand Turk, the Lobster Fiesta Chop off Cook off challenge on Friday night was a hit and pit four islands with chefs representing them against each other in a masterful showdown.  TCI Culinary Ambassador Chef Nik Skippings and Crackpot Kitchen hosted the event at Ports of Call, the Lobster Fiesta is also held in memory of his father, the late Aulden Smokey Smith, hailed as one of the premier chefs of the Turks and Caicos who passed away in 2016.  Among her prizes, Renarda Williams, who demonstrated an unmatched poise on the stage before scores of onlookers was presented a $1,500 cash prize by Global Capital.   The event was also sponsored by JACATCI, Ports of Call, Herzog and Flow.   Hosts for the evening were Bianca Harvey and Obrien Forbes.#MagneticMediaNews#ChopOffCookOff2017 Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

BAHAMAS PMs Remarks at Austin Technology CouncilTexas Association of Business

BAHAMAS PMs Remarks at Austin Technology CouncilTexas Association of Business

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#UnitedStates, January 24, 2018 – Austin, TX – Distinguished ladies and gentlemen, Good morning, I am delighted to be here with you this morning The Bahamas, like Canada and Mexico, is among the closest geographic neighbors of the United States.  To offer you some geographical perspective, the Bahamas’ archipelago extends southwest from Southern Florida in the United States to northern Cuba.Our far-flung archipelago, with approximately 21 major islands and many hundreds of cays and islands, extends from north to south, approximately the same geographic length from the northern to the southern end of Britain.  To put it another way, The Bahamas extends from north to south, the same distance as from Puerto Rico to Trinidad and Tobago off the coast of South America.We are just 50 miles off the coast of Florida, less than half hour’s journey by air from our capital, Nassau.  This proximity is partly responsible for the longstanding good neighbour relationship which exists between our two countries.  There are long and well-established ties between The Bahamas and the United States.  The Bahamas is among the oldest parliamentary democracies in the Western Hemisphere.   We have a stable government, a well-established and respected legal system with The Privy Council in London as the highest court of last resort.Our English-speaking population of nearly 400,000 people is proud, patriotic and peaceful.  Our economy has historically been based on tourism and while tourism will always be the main driver of our economy, we also appreciate the need for economic diversification.  With this in mind, late last year we passed legislation known as the Commercial Enterprises Act.The intent of this Act is to offer incentives to investors who establish businesses in The Bahamas that would help us in our diversification drive while also creating higher paying jobs and long-term job security.  Under this legislation, investors in captive insurance, reinsurance, arbitration, wealth management, computer programming, maritime trade, nanotechnology, biomedical industries, data storage, call centers, software design and writing will be given a number of concessions and incentives if they were to locate in The Bahamas.Ladies and Gentlemen: My government has embarked upon a major mission to establish The Bahamas, particularly Grand Bahama Island, as a world-renowned technology hub.  Grand Bahama is the second most populous island in The Bahamas, with excellent modern infrastructure.  The capital, Freeport, is in short flying distance from Florida, and enjoys US Immigration and Customs Pre-Clearance.This past November, through our first ever Grand Bahama Technology Summit, we started on the path to realize this goal.  We had the opportunity to host some of the finest minds in technology locally and from international tech giants. Grand Bahama is uniquely suited to become an internationally recognized Science, Technology and Innovation hub.  We invite you consider Grand Bahama as you plan your next start up or the expansion of your international enterprise.  Grand Bahama and The Bahamas possess modern and superior infrastructure, modern roads, constant and reliable electricity supply of North-American standards, fully digital telecommunications and high quality high-speed internet.We also have a wide variety of public and private schools, both elementary and secondary, as well as the University of The Bahamas.  We realize that an integral component of the continued growth of our economy is by developing human capacity through education.  I am pleased that our schools and university are committed to maintaining modern and strong curriculum standards to prepare our people for a growing job market.Bahamians are also among the most technologically savvy people in the Caribbean.  Our recent Technology Summit highlighted several Bahamians who are at the cutting edge of innovation and technology.Ladies and Gentlemen: Grand Bahama has proven to be an attractive place for manufacturing cutting-edge technology.  Corporation has identified Grand Bahama as the ideal location to configure and assemble the Ocean Medallion concierge system.  This interactive technology is expected to change the cruise experience and we are proud to house its development center in the Grand Bahama.The Bahamas is currently finalizing programs for blockchain-based solutions, fin-tech and crypto-currency companies and intend to promote blockchain as a sub-industry within ICT.  We are currently engaged in discussions on how we can fast-track work permits and ensure that companies who employ US and foreign talent can retain these employees in The Bahamas.  We remain open to tailor-making packages specific to a company’s needs, allowing them to retain their talent without increasing cost.Legislation has been passed in our Commercial Enterprise Act which will streamline business applications and immigration processes in order to facilitate new technology businesses.Freeport, Grand Bahamahas great promise as a digital center.  Our nation’s second city has superb communications infrastructure so you are always connected. Freeport has two major ISPs with independent terrestrial, subterranean, sub-sea and wireless networks.  The city also boasts diverse network paths, self-healing metro, inter-island and international networks.  Home connectivity in Freeport is measured up to 100 megabit per second, having providing business services via copper and fibre, with speeds exceeding 1 gigabit per second.Freeport is one of the most unique areas of the entire Bahamas, being that it is managed by the Grand Bahama Port Authority, a private city management organization, in conjunction with the national government.  In the early development of the City of Freeport, The Grand Bahama Port Authority created the Hawksbill Creek Agreement, which established Freeport (The “Port Area”) as a free trade zone.Under the Hawksbill Creek Agreement, business owners enjoy the benefits of a tax neutral jurisdiction.  There is no capital gains, real property or corporate income tax.  Freeport is especially suited for development, as the pre-planned city has not yet nearly met its capacity.  Undeveloped, unpolluted land and buildings are just waiting to be utilized in the City of Freeport.Additionally, Freeport houses the island’s highly reliable power company.  My government prioritizes maintaining close relations with our service providers.   I am pleased to say that Grand Power Company has expressed its preparedness to be flexible in rates particularly for new technology companies.  Additionally, The Freeport Container Port boasts the deepest container terminal in the region.  The 24-hour a day facility serves as a major transshipment hub between the US, Latin America, Europe.Freeport proudly boasts advanced building codes – some of the strongest in the Western Hemisphere – and a communications infrastructure that has withstood major hurricanes. Data Centers established in Freeport have not been impacted in any hurricane season.  The Bahamas enjoys economic and monetary stability.  We have a skilled workforce at competitive rates.  We have world-class infrastructure.  We have a progressive immigration policy designed to attract talented professionals from across the globe.   The Bahamas offers modern educational and health facilities, a wealth of cultural events, and pristine beaches which all adds up to luxury living at its finest.On behalf of the Government and the entire people of our great nation, I sincerely thank you for your time.   I look forward to future partnerships as we embark on this new beginning for The Bahamas.  It is not just Better in The Bahamas in terms of the visitor experience for tourists.  The Bahamas is also an excellent place for investment, and we continue to get even better.Thank you and good morning. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more