In May, the Ministry of Education held its annual Northern New Providence Secondary District (NNPSD) awards ceremony for its schools debate competition, where some of the country’s finest students from three schools, namely, C.C. Sweeting Senior High, ...
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Scotiabank Bahamas Awards outstanding Debate Students and more...

Scotiabank Bahamas Awards outstanding Debate Students


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In May, the Ministry of Education held its annual Northern New Providence Secondary District (NNPSD) awards ceremony for its schools debate competition, where some of the country’s finest students from three schools, namely, C.C. Sweeting Senior High, C.I. Gibson Senior High and C.R. Walker Senior High were awarded prizes for their efforts.

Scotiabank, through its Wealth Management arm, was the main sponsor for this year’s debate series and donated five thousand dollars ($5,000) to make the event successful...
   
 


Ministry of Health gets an estimated $300m in Budget for Health Care


The Ministry of Health has been allocated the sum of $297,081,014 in the 2021-22 Budget in order to carry out its planned phased upgrade to health care facilities around the country.

This was revealed by the Minister of Health the Hon Renward Wells during his contribution to the Budget Debate in the House of Assembly on Thursday, June 17, 2021.

Minister Wells noted that over the past two years, The Bahamas faced Hurricane Dorian and the COVID-19...
   
 


Social Services Receives Largest Allocation of Funds for Social Assistance to Date


The more than $80 million that has been allocated to the Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development in the2021-2022 Budget will account for the largest allocation of funds for the provision of social assistance in the history of The Bahamas, Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie A. Campbell told Parliament Wednesday. He said this was in comparison to post-Hurricane Matthew when the budget was decreased by $3 million.

Minister Campbell said the allocation will allow the Ministry to continue to provide the services...
   
 


Mrs. Lonnie Rolle, Sworn In as Deputy to the Governor General


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Mrs. Lonnie Rolle of Gregory Town, Eleuthera, was sworn in as Deputy to the Governor General by the Hon. Sir Brian Moree, Kt., QC, Chief Justice of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, at the Office of the Governor General, One Montague Place on Wednesday, June 16, 2021.  

(BIS Photos/Letisha Henderson)...
   
 


The Government announces a centralized collection centre for documents requested on MyGateway


As part of its ongoing digital transformation initiatives, the Government of The Bahamas has announced the opening of the Centralized Collection Centre, a centralized location for the collection of government documents requested via the MyGateway portal. The establishment of the Centralized Collection Centre is part of the Government’s $30 million investment in digital transformation and related to the launch of MyGateway.gov.bs...
   
 


GBUC enters next phase of $5 million Reverse Osmosis water facility


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The Grand Bahama Utility Company (GBUC) is pleased to provide an update on the development of its new three-million-gallon Reverse Osmosis (RO) plant and the return of full potability to customers across Grand Bahama.

Development of the $5 million facility has entered the next phase with the arrival of the initial RO units and back up generation, and with completion of the RO columns and generator pads. Since construction began in January 2021...
   
 


Office of the Governor General: The Governor-General vacation leave


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The Office of The Governor-General wishes to advise that Their Excellencies The Most Honourable Sir Cornelius A. Smith, O.N., GCMG, and Lady Smith departed The Bahamas for Florida shortly before mid-day on Wednesday, 16th June 2021.

The Governor-General is on vacation leave and scheduled to return to The Bahamas on Saturday, 3rd July 2021. Mrs. Lonnie Rolle will act as Deputy to the Governor-General during his absence...
   
 


Minister Dionisio D'Aguilar - Budget Communication


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See Enclosed Budget Communication by Minister of Tourism and Aviation the Hon. Dionisio D'Aguilar, in the House of Assembly, June 15, 2021:

Mr. Speaker:

I rise on behalf of the great and wonderful and resilient people of Freetown.
Mr. Speaker it has been truly a delight and indeed an honour to serve as the Member of Parliament for Freetown.

We have accomplished a lot but there is still a heck of a lot more work to do within the constituency.  There is no doubt that COVID has thrown us off track...
   
 


Crystal Cruises announces local partnerships for Luxury Bahamas Escapes Voyages


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Today, Crystal Cruises announced it has partnered with over 30 local Bahamian operators who will work alongside Crystal to offer a local experience to guests on its Luxury Bahamas Escapes voyages. The voyages will depart from Nassau beginning July 3, 2021, and Bimini starting on July 4, 2021, and will directly contribute to the regional effort of reinvigorating tourism in The Bahamas bringing an influx of much-needed capital into the economy...
   
 


Small Business, Big Impact – SAA Celebrates 10th Anniversary


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"Although Grand Bahama has faced major economic challenges in recent years, investor confidence remains steady in Freeport. In fact, we continue to see a consistent increase in the number of persons looking to start businesses, especially in the micro and small business sectors," stated Jamal Sweeting, Founder and CEO of Sweeting Administrative Advisors (SAA) a pioneer in the virtual and shared office environment since 2009.

"With the many challenges such as hurricanes, the COVID-19 pandemic, layoffs and other such hurdles to this economy...
   
 


Extension of SERZ order to allow for August Shipments


The Ministry of Finance advises the public that the Government has agreed to amend the Special Economic Recovery Zone (SERZ) order to allow for the tax-free provision for eligible vehicles landed in the designated SERZ areas before August 31st, 2021.

Consistent with the current SERZ order, this would apply only to eligible vehicles that were purchased by May 1st, 2021...
   
 


Austria's Ambassador-Designate Presented Letters of Credence to the Governor General


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Ambassador-Designate of the Republic of Austria to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, His Excellency Martin Weiss (left) presented Letters of Credence to Governor General His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Cornelius A. Smith at the Office of the Governor General, June 15, 2021.  '

(BIS Photos/Letisha Henderson)
   
 


High Commissioner-Designate of Sri Lanka presented Letters of Credence to the Governor General


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High Commissioner-Designate of Sri Lanka to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, His Excellency Peter Mohan Maithri Pieris  presented Letters of Credence to Governor General His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Cornelius A. Smith, in a virtual ceremony, pictured at the Office of the Governor General, June 15, 2021.  

(BIS Photos/Letisha Henderson)...
   
 


Bahamas Financial Services Sector fared well during COVID-19


The Bahamas Financial Services Sector is “open for business,” as the country continues to fight against the COVID-19 Pandemic, said the Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration, the Hon. Elsworth Johnson.

Making his contribution to the 2021/2022 Budget Debate recently in the House of Assembly, Mr. Johnson outlined his ministry’s agenda for the ensuing fiscal year and specifically...
   
 


Ambassador-Designate of Austria calls on Minister Henfield


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His Excellency Martin Weiss, Ambassador-Designate of Austria to The Bahamas (left) paid a courtesy call on Minister of Foreign Affairs the Hon. Darren Henfield, June 15, 2021 at the Ministry's offices.  

(BIS Photo/Kristaan Ingraham)...
   
 


Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration, Elsworth Johnson - Budget Communication


The Budget Communication by Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration, the Hon. Elsworth Johnson in the House of Assembly, June 10, 2021:

MR. SPEAKER,

BEFORE I BEGIN MY CONTRIBUTION TO THE 2021/2022 BUDGET DEBATE, I WOULD FIRST LIKE TO THANK GOD FOR THE COUNTLESS BLESSINGS THAT HE HAS BESTOWED UPON ME AND MY FAMILY...
   
 


Mr. Neil Brathwaite Sworn in as Justice of the Supreme Court


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Governor General His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Cornelius A. Smith administered the Oath of Allegiance and Judicial Oath taken by the Hon. Mr. Justice Neil Brathwaite during a Swearing-In Ceremony at the Office of the Governor General, Monday, June 14, 2021. 

(BIS Photos/Letisha Henderson)...


   
 


No fire at NPEP, media reports circulating are false


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At approximately 9:00 pm on Monday, January 14, incorrect news reports circulated stating that a fire had erupted at the New Providence Ecology Park (NPEP). These reports are false; there was no fire at NPEP. The blaze is isolated to Larry's scrap metal yard, located opposite a portion of NPEP's facilities.  

The Royal Bahamas Police Force Fire Services Department quickly responded to contain and control the fire...
   
 


6am News Item on Tropical Storm Bill


NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL STORM BILL ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE AT 6 AM EDT, TUESDAY 15THJUNE 2021.

...BILL STRENGTHENS A LITTLE MORE...

...EXPECTED TO BE A SHORT-LIVED TROPICAL STORM...
   
 


National Flag Presentation to the Family of Late Former Senator Audley Hanna


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The National Flag was presented to the family of the late former Senator, Mr. Audley Hanna on Friday by Senator the Hon. Carl Bethel, Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, in Parliament Square. 

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Hurricane Dorian brought opportunities and a renewed focus to The Grand Bahama Children’s Home


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Like the 40 young residents for which it provides refuge, the Grand Bahama Children’s Home finds itself better equipped as it leaves behind Hurricane Dorian’s struggles in its rearview mirror.

“Out of every tragedy and bout of destruction comes an opportunity for something new and wonderful. Our rebuilding after Dorian certainly bears this out. Our facilities are more efficient and we all can appreciate what working in a new space feels like,” said Lesley Davies-Baptista, a board member and spokesperson for the home...
   
 


NACAC Executives pay courtesy call at the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture


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North American, Central American, and Caribbean Athletic Association (NACAC) executives represented by President Mike Sands and General Secretary Keith Joseph (St. Vincent & Grenadines) paid a courtesy call on the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture, June 10, 2021.  Topics discussed included heightening and enhancing the presence of NACAC in The Bahamas, expanding relations with the Ministry among other things.  Pictured from left:  Permanent Secretary Eugene Poitier; NACAC General Secretary Keith Joseph; Minister of Youth...
   
 


LPIA reveals new summer 2021 operations plan, shares Important travel tips for passengers


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In an effort to mitigate the impact of growing passenger traffic and COVID-19 protocols, key stakeholders at Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) have finalized plans to ensure that passengers can be safely and efficiently processed through the airport during what promises to be a busy upcoming summer travel season.  

Nassau has been selected as a homeport for two cruise lines beginning this month. Following the first 7-day cruise, approximately 900 passengers will be departing Nassau for the United States on Saturday, June 19th, 2021...
   
 


News Item on Tropical Depression number two


THIS IS A NEWS ITEM ON NEWLY FORMED TROPICAL DEPRESSION NUMBER TWO ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE AT 12 PM EDT, MONDAY 14TH JUNE 2021.

…TROPICAL DEPRESSION FORMS OFFSHORE OF NORTH CAROLINA AND HEADING AWAY FROM THE UNITED STATES...


   
 


Minister Iram Lewis on Bahamian Heritage Weekend


As Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, I attended the Bahamian Heritage Weekend as well as the Miami Marlins baseball game against the Atlanta Braves.

I felt it important that the Government of The Bahamas and I, myself, as the Minister with responsibility for Sports, have a presence there particularly since our very own 23-year-old Jasrado “Jazz” Chisholm, Jr., shortstop for the Miami Marlins, was being recognized and celebrated at that historic Bahamian heritage night.
   
 


PMH Nurses Presents Nurses Month Food Bank to The Ranfurly Home for Children


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Senior Nurses at the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) recently donated to the Ranfurly Home for Children in honour of National Nurses Month held in May. The nurses who hail from the executive a food bank of collected can goods and toiletries. Accepting the donation on behalf of the Ranfurly Home was the Director Mr. XOXO Bethel. The Ranfurly Home seeks to ensure quality care of our children, and to ensure they feel comfortable and develop a sense of self-worth in a place that they can call their home...
   
 


Update to RBDF coordinated Search and Rescue Mission for Missing Boaters


The search and rescue mission undertaken by members of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force Search and Rescue Unit, the Royal Bahamas Police Marine Division, BASRA, Unites States Air Force, and United States Coast Guard, for five (5) individuals who are unaccounted for after their vessel capsized in waters in off Grand Bahama has since been suspended.  

After capsizing in waters near Memory Rock off west End Grand Bahama on Thursday 10th June 2021, nine (9) Haitian Nationals were rescued early Friday morning...
   
 


Africa in My Skin by Dominican Republic poet Rafael Nino Féliz, published as trilingual edition


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África en mi piel / Africa in My Skin / L’Afrique dans la peau by Rafael Nino Féliz has just been published here by House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP). 

The title of the book, its cover design images, coupled with the nature of the poems as a travelogue, may border on the provocative in the poet’s homeland, said Lasana M. Sekou, HNP’s projects director. Féliz is a Dominican Republic poet who has served as Vice-Chancellor of the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo (UASD)...
   
 


Prime Minister Minnis welcomes back Royal Caribbean International cruise lines to The Bahamas


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Prime Minister Minnis welcomes back Royal Caribbean International cruise lines to The Bahamas Adventure of the Seas homeporting offers ‘best of both worlds’

Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis on Saturday welcomed back Royal Caribbean International to The Bahamas after a year’s long shutdown of the cruise industry due to the COVID-19 pandemic...
   
 


Father's Day menu and activities at Grand Lucayan


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Make this Father’s Day the very best ever at Grand Lucayan. Choose from Churchill’s or Portobellos fine dining restaurants which will be serving 3-course meals featuring an Appetizer, an Entree & and Dessert guaranteed to satisfy everyone in your party. All guests will experience Family-style Table side buffet personalized table along with Unlimited Mimosas.  There’ll also be Live entertainment, a photographer and other Treats & Surprises! Special Staycation Room Packages start at just $99 per night. For reservations call 373-1333
   
 


PMH strengthens Patient Relations Department


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The Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) has implemented a training program aimed at strengthening its Patient Relations Department. As part of the Urgent and Emergency Care Project, a workshop for patient representatives and case managers was held from April 12th through April 14th, 2021.

The objective of the workshop was to strengthen the skills of the Patient Representative, giving them the tools necessary to enhance their skills and perform their roles more efficiently...
   
 


World Day Against Child Labour


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On June 12, 2021 the International Labour Organization will celebrate World Day Against Child Labour. The international community has planned a week of activities beginning June 10, 2021 aimed to create an awareness surrounding the plight of millions of children that are engaged in child labour and the worst forms of child labour in the world.

Child labour has decreased by 38% in the last decade however the ILO has confirmed that over 152 million children are still engaged in child labour...
   
 


Mr. Paul Nicklin pays a Courtesy call at the Office of the Spouse of the Prime Minister


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Mr. Paul Nicklin, spouse of US Charge d'Affaires, a.i., Usha E. Pitts, paid a courtesy call on Mrs. Patricia Minnis (second right), wife of Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis, at the Office of the Spouse of the Prime Minister on Thursday, June 10, 2021.  Mrs. Minnis is pictured during a gift exchange presenting Mr. Nicklin with a book written by former Governor General, Dame Ivy Dumont.  Also pictured at the courtesy call, in the group photo, are Ann Higgins (left), Assistant/Project Manager, Office of the Spouse of the Prime Minister...
   
 


Pandemic is pushing Latin America and the Caribbean more off track in ending child labour


A new report by ILO and UNICEF highlights the continued progress in the fight against child labour in the region in recent years, but given the current context of the COVID-19 crisis, both organizations call for immediate measures to avoid a greater setback...
   
 


Young Bahamian Sailors Compete in the North American Championships


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Thirteen young Team Bahamas sailors returned to The Bahamas after competing in the 2021 Optimist North American Sailing Championships (OptiNAMs) in Nuevo Vallarta, on the Pacific coast of Mexico last week.

After two days of qualifying races, Team Bahamas had two sailors reach the prestigious Gold Fleet- Craig Ferguson (age 13), who placed 25th overall...
   
 


Pelican Bay launches Swim Well Summer Safety Program


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This year, the S in summer will also stand for safety thanks to a new initiative launched by the Pelican Bay Hotel on Grand Bahama Island. After two years of navigating life in a pandemic, Bahamians across the country are preparing to indulge in the abundance of sun, sand, and sea. The management at Grand Bahama Island’s happiest hotel has set out to make sure that visits to the beach and to the pool are a little safer for staff members and their children.

“Children of our employees haven't had the best year during Covid due to lockdowns and restrictions” explained General Manager Magnus Alnebeck.
   
 


Budget Debate Contribution by Minister of National Security Marvin Dames


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See enclosed remarks by Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames in his House of Assembly Budget Debate Contribution, June 9, 2021:

Mr. Speaker,
I deem it an absolute privilege to confidently rise in this Honourable House as I make my contribution to the 2021/2022 Budget Debate.

Mr. Speaker,
A strong family structure is very important, if not, the most important factor in the life of a successful politician. Having somewhere to go and call home is essential...
   
 


Travel restrictions from Haiti to The Bahamas extended


In accordance with the Emergency Powers (COVID 19 Pandemic) (Management and Recovery) (Amendment) (No. 4) Order, 2021, the entry into The Bahamas of any vessel or person, who has departed from Haiti, whether by direct transport routes or by transiting through another country, by air or sea, is prohibited until the 11th of July 2021.

To access the Emergency Powers (COVID 19 Pandemic) (Management and Recovery) (Amendment) (No. 4) Order, 2021 please visit opm.gov.bs...
   
 


CDEMA and CDB partner to enhance Emergency Data Collection Capacity in the Caribbean


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The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) Regional Training Centre and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) collaborated to host a webinar on the application of KoBoToolbox, a data collection and management tool widely used in humanitarian emergencies. The virtual event was held on June 9th, 2021 and chaired by Richardo Aiken, CDB Community Development Specialist, with a total of 220 persons from CDEMA Participating States, CDB Borrowing Member Countries (BMCs), and Canada registered...
   
 


CIBC Donation of $100,000 to the Vaccination Programme


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The Ministry of Health is pleased to inform the general public that the Minister of Health, the Honourable Renward R. Wells, M.P., received a donation of $100,000, today, Thursday 10th June, 2021, from CIBC First Caribbean.  The gift came through the charitable arm of the First Caribbean International ComTrust Foundation.

Present in the meeting from CIBC First Caribbean were Dr. Jacqui Bend, Managing Director, The Bahamas & Turks and Caicos Island; Ms. Nikia Christie...
   
 


Debate series bucks tradition in midst of calls for change in political culture


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Last month political novices shared a stage and debated issues that elevated the youth voice. Last week, what many saw as senior contenders were in the spotlight debating two of the most extraordinary threats of our time – COVID-19 and climate change. Though relatively new in this Bahamian context, political debates are necessary to a maturing democracy and political culture, according to a senior academic and historian.

Associate Professor of History at University of The Bahamas Dr. Christopher Curry, co-chair of the debate series planning committee...
   
 


New IDB Publication on Best Practices In Post Disaster Reconstruction in The Bahamas


The Inter-American Development Bank has highlighted global experiences following natural disasters in a publication on best practices in post disaster reconstruction in The Bahamas...
   
 


Minister Iram Lewis - Contribution to the Budget Debate


See enclosed Contribution to the Budget Debate by Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Iram Lewis, June 9, 2021 in the House of Assembly:

Mr. Speaker:

As I rise to make my contribution to the Budget Debate 2021-2022, as the Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, I would like to encourage all those young people who are embarking on examinations this week. We have all been through challenging times forcing our students and teachers...

   
 


Passport services enhanced during the past year


Passport services in the country continued to expand despite challenges imposed by Covid-19 pandemic. During his contribution to the budget debate, June 7, Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Darren Henfield said that work continued despite pandemic and subsequent lockdowns.

“Despite the challenges with office closure and rotation of staff, the Passport Office, its sub-offices and the Bahamas Consulate offices maintained operations and issued passports throughout the 2020/21 fiscal  period,” said Minister Henfield...


   
 


DNA on shanty town demolition court order


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The Democratic National Alliance (DNA) notes the recent ruling by a Supreme Court judge which halted the ongoing demolition of shanty town structures and the response by Cabinet Ministers to this decision. Members of the Executive arm of government have come out to condemn the action of the Judiciary in the face of public outrage.

The separation of powers in theory and in practice are important tenets of our system of government. While many Bahamians disagree with the ruling...
   
 


International Award Help Young People Grow During A Pandemic


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Officials may never quantify the exact loss of teaching and learning during the coronavirus pandemic, but even if progress stalled temporarily in the classroom, over 100 participants in the Governor General’s Youth Award (GGYA) surged forward to celebrate an internationally recognized achievement – one, which for many, represents the gold standard in non-formal education.

The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award, which the GGYA delivers, challenges young people to discover their purpose, passion and place in the world...
   
 


Bahamas Government Strategically Managing Development of Cascarilla Industry


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The Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources the Hon. Michael Pintard explained that the Ministry has empowered the Executing Agency, Bahamas Agriculture and Industrial Corporation (BAIC) to strategically manage the Industrialization of Cascarilla in The Bahamas.

“BAIC has been working tirelessly with the support of its collaborative partners – Department of Forestry, Department of Cooperatives, the Bahamas Environment, Science & Technology (BEST) Commission, the Bahamas Development Bank...
   
 


2021 Islands Of The Bahamas Official Hurricane Shelters


See enclosed 2021 Islands Of The Bahamas Official Hurricane Shelters:

1. Central Abaco Primary School
Dundas Town

2. Friendship Tabernacle
Dundas Town...
   
 


PHA Launches Patient Registration Training Program


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Twenty six participants from the institutions of the Public Hospitals Authority and the Ministry of Health began a four (4) day Patient Registration Training Program Tuesday June 8th, 2021 at the PHA Corporate Training Centre.  The program was launched as part of the Ministry of Health’s Urgent & Emergency Care Project, the objective of which is to enhance Urgent and Emergency services at public facilities in New Providence.  As a part of enhancing the ability of the Princess Margaret Hospital Emergency Department to respond to critical cases...
   
 


Lie-in-State and Funeral Ceremonies for the Late Mr. Audley Hanna, Former Senator


The Cabinet Office has announced that the body of the late Mr. Audley Hanna, former Senator, will lie-in-state on Friday, 11th June, 2021, in the foyer of the Senate from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Viewing by the general public will be held from 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m.

A State-Recognized Funeral for Mr. Hanna will be held on Saturday, 12th June, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. at The New Redeemed Tabernacle Church of God in Christ...
   
 


RBDF Entry 48 Woman Entry 18 celebrate Anniversary with community service


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Defence Headquarters, (RBDF): Members of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force Entry 48 & Woman Entry 18 recently observed ten years of service, and decided the best way to celebrate their milestone was to give back to individuals within the community on Monday, June 7, 2021.

In line with the Commander Defence Force, Commodore Dr. Raymond King’s strategic objective of strengthening relationships with stakeholders and the community...
   
 


CROSQ Supporting the Sustainable Development Goals through Accreditation


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Regional frameworks, like the Caribbean Cooperation for Accreditation that links the services of quality professionals with the businesses that really need their assistance to become accredited or certified, can go a long way toward achieving aspects of sustainability in CARICOM

This is the view of Technical Officer, Accreditation and Conformity Assessment with the CARICOM Regional Organisation for Standards & Quality (CROSQ), Mr. Stephen Farquharson...
   
 


RBDF Personnel successfully complete Defensive Driving Course


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As the Royal Bahamas Defence Force continues to enforce the Commander Defence Force, Commodore Dr. Raymond King’s strategic intent to enhance responsiveness to the security environment nationally and regionally, members of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) completed a Defensive Driving Course on June 2, 2021.

During a brief awards ceremony held at the Police Training College School of Specialist Training, University Drive, seven Marines from the RBDF Commando Squadron Department were awarded certificates for their continued dedication in assisting with the Emergency Orders...
   
 


100-Point Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 arrives in The Bahamas


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‘Extraordinary!’ sums up an evening under the stars at a recent unveiling of award-winning Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon vintages 2016, 2017 and 2018 at a vertical wine tasting held at Graycliff. Each vintage was paired with a new menu of high-quality lamb and beef dishes chosen by hotelier Enrico Garzaroli.

New to The Bahamas, this luxury line from Viña Don Melchor, delighted the guests whose sentiments echoed those of James Suckling, considered one of the most influential wine critics in the world. Suckling awarded Don Melchor 2018...
   
 


PAHO urges countries to prepare for “dual threat” of hurricane season and COVID-19


(PAHO) Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director Carissa F. Etienne today called on national and local authorities in countries at risk for hurricanes to prepare for the 2021 hurricane season. She warned that COVID-19 and the potential devastation of high winds and flooding make preparation even more critical than usual...
   
 


New updates to Emergency Orders for Andros and Cat Island


The daily curfew for South Andros and the Berry Islands has been moved to 10pm to 5am, in accordance with the Emergency Powers (COVID 19 Pandemic) (Management and Recovery) (Amendment) (No. 3) Order, 2021.
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The Amended Order, effective immediately, also permits businesses on South Andros and the Berry Islands to operate between the hours of 6am and 9pm...
   
 


Minister Lloyd on career path for teachers


Minister of Education the Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd has announced that public school teachers with outstanding performance records who have been teaching for ten years or more will have the opportunity to apply for the posts of Senior and Master Teacher.

Minister Lloyd addressed the “Career Path for Teachers” in his contribution on the 2021/2022 Budget to the House of Assembly on June 2...


   
 


PIMS Interns Dive into World Oceans Day


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Launching their careers against the backdrop of World Oceans Day, a few young marine scientists are getting their feet wet, teaming up with a prominent research organization to conduct coral reef research and restoration around The Bahamas.

The Perry Institute for Marine Science (PIMS) conducts conservation, education, and citizen science programs locally and throughout the Caribbean in partnership with governments, international NGOs, and local organizations...
   
 


 

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