I wish on behalf of my Ministry to acknowledge with deep regret the passing of Mrs. Audrey Dean-Wright, Bahamian musician, composer, professor, poet and well-known Co-Director of The Bahamas National Children’s Choir who left this world on Sunday ...

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Tribute to Audrey Dean-Wright from the Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture and more...

Tribute to Audrey Dean-Wright from the Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture


I wish on behalf of my Ministry to acknowledge with deep regret the passing of Mrs. Audrey Dean-Wright, Bahamian musician, composer, professor, poet and well-known Co-Director of The Bahamas National Children’s Choir who left this world on Sunday September 23rd, 2018.

Born in Nassau in 1949, Mrs. Dean-Wright resided in the cultural community of Bain Town. Her first music lesson was at age 10 with Mrs. Muriel Mallory and by the time she was 12 years old she was the Children’s Choir director of Transfiguration Baptist Church. Thanks to music educators, Meta Davis-Cumberbatch...
   
 


Cervical Cancer Survivor Encourages Early Detection


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The last thing 32 year-old Georgina Sturrup expected to hear during a doctor’s visit to regulate her heavy menstrual cycle, was that she may have cervical cancer.

However, despite the initial terrifying diagnosis and aggressiveness of her condition, Georgina, now 35, has been in remission for three years. Recognizing her faith in God and support from her mother and the Sister Sister Breast Cancer Support Group as significant contributors to her recovery...
   
 


The Abacos make history with record breaking visitor arrivals


The Abacos have struck gold, officially. For the first time in history, the island has received 300,000 visitors, the second highest number of visitors after Nassau, in 2017, according to Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources, Michael Pintard, who spoke on behalf of the Minister of Tourism and Aviation, Dionisio D’Aguilar.

Addressing the 15th annual Abaco Business Outlook Conference, Minister Pintard highlighted the impact of the Ministry of Tourism’s 16-island destination strategy designed to create high visibility for the Out Islands...
   
 


Progress must be accelerated to end tuberculosis in the Americas, says new PAHO report


Over a quarter of a million people live with TB in the Region of the Americas and 24,000 died from the disease in 2017. But the downward trend in new cases and deaths must proceed more swiftly to meet elimination targets.

Washington, D.C., 25 September 2018 (PAHO/WHO). Between 2000 and 2015, deaths from tuberculosis (TB) fell by 37.5% in the Americas and new cases dropped by 24%. However, the rate of decline must be accelerated for the Region to be able to end the disease, according to a new report by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)...
   
 


Bahamas 3-Day Weather Forecast for Tues. Sept. 25


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This is the public forecast for today and tonight Tuesday 25th September 2018.

General situation: A broad area of low pressure to the Northeast of the Bahamas will enhance convective activity while it continues to move away from the area.

Special warnings: Beachgoers should continue to be cautious due to the risk of rip currents on east coast beaches and boaters should be alert for waterspouts...
   
 


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