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News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Prime Minister Minnis to address country on Wednesday regarding COVID-19 surge - Jul 25, 2021 - 12:34:58 PM


Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis will address the country on Wednesday night, 28 July 2021 at 8pm, regarding the continued comprehensive measures his administration is taking to combat the recent surge in COVID-19 cases.

“The COVID-19 pandemic is the worst crisis in our country’s modern history... 

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Ministry of Education invests in Sustainable Technology for public schools - Jul 24, 2021 - 12:07:25 PM


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Come September, a new wave of technology will be transforming public schools in New Providence.  

The Technical Studies Unit of the Ministry of Education (MOE) presented its recently acquired Primo Energy Seedlings to administrators, teachers and students of Doris Johnson, C.V. Bethel and C.R. Walker senior high schools on July 22 at the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture...

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Prime Minister Minnis commissions refurbished public health clinics on East Grand Bahama - Jul 23, 2021 - 5:50:48 PM


The Government marked a significant milestone on the long road to recovery from Hurricane Dorian today with the commissioning of the High Rock and McLean’s Town Community clinics.

In 2019, the historic devastation wrought by Hurricane Dorian impacted private homes and businesses and critical public infrastructure across the Northern Bahamas. This included the public hospital in Freeport as well as the community and satellite clinics in East Grand Bahama...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Ministry of Health Press Conference - Hon. Renward R. Wells, Minister of Health - Jul 23, 2021 - 3:54:03 PM


See enclosed today's COVID-19 press conference statement by Minister of Health, the Hon. Renward Wells:

Good Afternoon, Bahamas!

Here is the latest national COVID-19 Report.

On Thursday, 22nd July, 2021, there were 110 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases in The Bahamas to 13,957
...

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Jamaica’s agro-processing sector being enhanced by joint CDB, EU, JBDC project - Jul 23, 2021 - 1:38:33 PM


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Jamaica’s agri-entrepreneurs will get access to a range of manufacturing, training and marketing support under a new two-year project launched today which is being implemented by the Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC).

The initiative, the Increasing the Export Capacity of Micro and Small Agro-Processors Using the Cluster Approach Project includes access to an upgraded food incubator, training in world class agriculture and manufacturing practices and branding and marketing support for the Jamaica Harvest brand...

News

Former Marine pays courtesy call on the Commander Defence Force - Jul 23, 2021 - 10:22:19 AM


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Former Defence Force Marine, Mr. Herbert Marshall, recently paid a courtesy call on the Commander Defence Force, Commodore Dr. Raymond King on July 20th, 2021, at Defence Headquarters, John F. Kennedy Drive.  
 
In collaboration with the RBDF Veteran’s Affairs Office and the RBDF Veteran’s Association (RBDFVA), and consistent with the Royal Bahamas Defence Force’s strategic objective of strengthening and improving the lives of the Veterans and Retirees...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

GB Hotline relaunched by Social Services - Jul 23, 2021 - 9:48:34 AM


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The Department of Social Services has relaunched its national 24-hour hotline to assist those suffering from mental and physical issues said Acting Deputy Director of Social Services for the Northern Bahamas District

Charlamae Fernander during a press conference on Thursday, July 22.
Noting that they at the Department are aware of the many residents in Grand Bahama still suffering from “stress and strain” from Hurricane Dorian...

Community

Official response: BTVI’s 2021 Graduation - Jul 22, 2021 - 1:05:52 PM


The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) wishes to apologize to the Class of 2021 for the inconvenience caused regarding the unsuccessful broadcast of our 2021 virtual graduation. We continue to work on the technical difficulties experienced with the video.

Meanwhile, we share in the disappointment of the Class of 2021 and do not take it lightly as a graduation ceremony is a rite of passage, signaling a new beginning...

News

TDC works with OAS, CHTA to build Small Tourism Enterprise (STE) Resilience - Jul 22, 2021 - 12:07:48 PM


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The Tourism Development Corporation (TDC) is collaborating with the Organization of American States (OAS) and the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) to provide access to technical and financial assistance for small tourism enterprises (STEs) through a participation programme.

The organizations are seeking to identify and assess the challenges, barriers and needs faced by STEs to direct technical assistance and support post disaster recovery...

Health

Dr Valerie Knowles: Ignoring Mental Health needs put essential workers at risk - Jul 22, 2021 - 11:44:34 AM


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Owing to a third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, one psychologist is urging essential workers to prioritize their mental health.

“There is a concept of shared trauma that can be applied to essential workers. They are a group of persons overlooked because of their position in society, their titles and functions, and the assumptions we make about their mental wellness,” said Dr Valerie Knowles, a clinical psychologist with 30-plus years of experience...

News

Lightning Aquatics Strikes Gold at Nationals with Water Supplier’s Support - Jul 22, 2021 - 10:30:08 AM


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The Dolphin Swim Club and Team Orca Swimming recently fused their competitive swimming groups to form Lightning Aquatics. The team, supported by Consolidated Water (Bahamas) Limited (CWCO), made its debut at the 49th National Swimming Championships and struck gold, bronze, and silver medals. CWCO representatives Mr. Jeffery Burrows and Mrs. Welliya Cargill presented a cheque to Lightning Aquatics coaches and President Allison Dean, who expressed thanks for the much-needed donation...

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Cable Bahamas Group makes donation of cash, equipment, to NEMA - Jul 22, 2021 - 9:49:47 AM


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The Cable Bahamas Group of Companies continued its partnership with, and support of, the National Emergency Management Agency’s (NEMA) and its disaster management/mitigation and response processes with a cash donation and “in kind” equipment in the amount of $5,000 towards the support of the agency’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training Programme.

The Group presented NEMA with six Aliv Push-to-Talk Communication devices that were packaged with six months of free data service. The presentation took place Tuesday (July 20), at the National Emergency Management Agency...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Prime Minister Minnis: Government to address issue of too many downtown derelict buildings - Jul 22, 2021 - 9:26:28 AM


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The Government intends to address the issue of too many derelict buildings in downtown Nassau through legislation and other legal means, Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis said today at the official opening of the Margaritaville Resort at The Pointe.

The Prime Minister said the issue must be addressed if Nassau is to meet its potential...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

The Bahamas received 3,496 doses of the COVID-19 AstraZeneca vaccine today - Jul 21, 2021 - 9:21:30 PM


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The Bahamas has received 3,496 doses of the COVID-19 AstraZeneca vaccine as the result of a donation from the British Overseas Territories of Montserrat and Anguilla, with the assistance of United Kingdom High Commissioner Sarah Dickson. “The vaccines are a welcome addition to our current vaccine supplies and will be used to continue the administration of second doses. We express our deep appreciation to the governments and people of Montserrat and Anguilla and the United Kingdom for this much-needed support,” said Dr. Merceline Dahl-Regis, chair of the National COVID-19 Vaccine Consultative Committee and special health adviser to the Prime Minister, who received the vaccines on Wednesday 21 July 2021...

Community

Announcement of Finalists in the University of The Bahamas Presidential Search - Jul 21, 2021 - 7:43:51 PM


The University of The Bahamas (UB) Presidential Search Committee (PSC), appointed by the UB Board of Trustees, is pleased to announce that it has selected its top three finalists for the position of President of University of The Bahamas, to be appointed at the culmination of current President Rodney D. Smith's term.

The finalists, in alphabetical order:

Dr. Erik Rolland is a respected professional with 30 years’ experience hailing from the University of California and the California State University system in the United States...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Ministry of Disaster Preparedness official touts ‘absolute need’ to be prepared during hurricane season - Jul 21, 2021 - 7:04:33 PM


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Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Disaster Preparedness, Management and Reconstruction, Mr. Carl F. Smith, called on members of the public to be aware of the “absolute need” to be prepared for the 2021 Hurricane Season, adding that involvement of the community in disaster preparedness and response is crucial...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

PMH Implements measures to manage increase in COVID- 19 Cases - Jul 21, 2021 - 6:00:05 PM


Hospital administration at the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) today announced the implementation of measures to manage the institution’s already strained services as a result of a surge in COVID-19 cases presenting at the Emergency Department. The new measures are designed to reduce the spread of the virus among patients and staff, and to account for an increase in the number of persons having to be admitted, the overwhelming majority of whom are unvaccinated...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

IICA Representative pays courtesy call on the Bahamas Development Bank - Jul 21, 2021 - 4:56:03 PM


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In continuation of their partnership, the incoming representative for the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), Mari Dunleavy paid a courtesy call to The Bahamas Development Bank (The Bank) accompanied by the Technical Coordinator, Shacara Lightbourne. She was received by Dave Smith, Managing Director, Troy Sampson, Business Development Manager and Sumayyah Cargill, Unit Head, Strategic Development and Initiatives. 

The Bank is mandated under the Bahamas Development Bank Act, 1974, to promote industrial, agricultural and commercial development through financing and investing in approved enterprises...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Prime Minister Minnis Signs the Book of Condolence for the Late President of Haiti, Jovenel Moïse - Jul 21, 2021 - 3:51:23 PM


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Prime Minister  the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis visited the Embassy of the Republic of Haiti  on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 to sign the Book of Condolence for the late President of Haiti, Jovenel Moïse. President Moïse was assassinated  on July 7, 2021 in his home.  Pictured  with the Prime Minister, are Minister of Foreign Affairs the Hon. Darren Henfield (far right) and Mr. Anthony Brutus, Chargé d’Affaires of the Embassy of the Republic of Haiti in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas . (Photo/Office of the Prime Minister)...




Columns : Letters to The Editor

Letter to the Editor: The time is now! The Bahamas must act now to ban oil drilling forever - Jul 21, 2021 - 2:31:02 PM


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Dear Editor,

For the first time in over 14 years there are no active foreign oil drilling licenses in Bahamian waters.  We applaud the government for refusing to renew Challenger Energy Company’s (aka Bahamas Petroleum Company) licenses because they have failed to pay their basic fees.  Yet we are still vulnerable to the risks of oil drilling in our waters from future corporate misadventures...

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