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Minister Munroe Toured the Parliamentary Registration Department - Oct 18, 2021 - 3:16:52 PM

The Hon. Wayne Munroe, Minister of National Security, toured the Parliamentary Registration Department today, meeting with Parliamentary Commissioner (Actg.) Lavado Duncanson and Ministry of National Security Acting Permanent Secretary Cheryl Darville.  He viewed the various work areas and functions.  At the conference room table, Minister Munroe is at centre, with Mr. Duncanson and Mrs. Darville. 

(BIS Photos/Kemuel Stubbs)...

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Government thanks COVID-19 Vaccination Volunteers for Dedicated Services - Oct 18, 2021 - 2:27:10 PM

A COVID-19 Vaccination Volunteer Luncheon was held Sunday, October 17, during which the government thanked individuals who dedicated their services to the national vaccination programme aimed at fighting the COVID-19 virus.

The event was held in the New Providence Room, Grand Hyatt at Baha Mar where the guest list was headed by His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Cornelius A. Smith, Governor General, who brought remarks of appreciation...

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BTVI honours Intern Vendors - Oct 18, 2021 - 12:05:38 PM

The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) recently recognized three organizations for their commitment to the internship program over the past five years.

Electro Telecoms, Security Depot and the Ministry of Education were honoured for the integral role they play in making the transition from the classroom to the work environment as smooth as possible for BTVI students...

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Minister Darville leading implementation of new tools to fight COVID cases - Oct 18, 2021 - 11:52:47 AM

Over the past three weeks, the Minister of Health and Wellness Dr. Michael Darville and the members of his Covid-19 technical team have visited islands in the Southern and Central Bahamas to conduct an urgent assessment of the situation there. In addition, the Ministry has dispatched COVID-19 surveillance and enforcement units to Inagua, North Eleuthera, and the Berry Islands with the intention to review COVID-19 cases, tighten surveillance protocols, and better support those who need to isolate and quarantine...

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Minister Sweeting Urges Food Security Measures on World Food Day 2021 - Oct 18, 2021 - 10:30:28 AM

Minister of Agriculture, Marine Resources and Family Island Affairs the Hon. Clay Sweeting urged Bahamians to place an emphasis on growing food to reduce the country’s costly food bill during his remarks for World Food Day 2021.

World Food Day slated on October 16, is collectively commemorated by over 150 countries. This year’s theme is “Our Actions are our future...

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The Bahamas COVID-19 Vaccination Weekly Progress as of Oct. 16th 2021 - Oct 18, 2021 - 9:05:00 AM

The Bahamas COVID-19 Vaccination Weekly Progress as of October 16th, 2021

Total doses of vaccine administered: 244,303...

Vaccine Doses Administered by Island...

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CDEMA grants to NEMA for Warehouse Inventory Management System and CERT training - Oct 17, 2021 - 9:17:06 PM

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), recently acquired the tools to assist with its Emergency Relief Warehouses Supply Management, and equipment to conduct Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training among various sectors and communities following the receipt of two, $8,000 grants from the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) via the CDEMA Coordinating Unit, based in Bridgetown, Barbados.
The Coordinating Unit received the grant funding from the European Union under CDEMA’s Partnership Programme...

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Deputy Prime Minister Cooper and Minister Darville tour Exuma airport and mini hospital - Oct 16, 2021 - 2:09:58 PM

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Investments and Aviation the Hon. Chester Cooper and Minister of Health and Wellness, the Hon. Michael Darville made assessment tours of the Exuma airport under construction and the mini hospital in Exuma, Thursday, October 14, 2021. Dr. Darville had also made medical facility assessment tours in Cat Island and Long Island on this trip.

(BIS Photos/Ulric Woodside)...

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Diplomatic staff from the Embassy of The Bahamas in Haiti resume operations - Oct 15, 2021 - 1:08:57 PM

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises members of the public that its diplomatic staff posted to the Embassy of The Bahamas in Haiti, returned to Haiti on Sunday, 10th October, 2021, and have resumed normal operations... 

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British High Commissioner Pays Courtesy Call on Minister Halkitis - Oct 15, 2021 - 12:56:33 PM

The Hon. Michael Halkitis, Minister of Economic Affairs, welcomed Her Excellency Sarah Dickson, British High Commissioner to The Bahamas in a courtesy call at the Ministry of Economic Affairs on Thursday, October 14, 2021.

(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)

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Chinese Ambassador Pays Courtesy Call on Minister of Social Services & Urban Development - Oct 15, 2021 - 10:03:25 AM

Chinese Ambassador to The Bahamas Her Excellency Dai Qingli paid a courtesy call on Minister of Social Services and Urban Development the Hon. Obadiah Wilchcombe at the Ministry's offices, October 14, 2021.  

(BIS Photo/Kristaan Ingraham)...

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Nine Grand Bahama residents have had their minor criminal records expunged - Oct 15, 2021 - 9:09:37 AM

The Davis Administration is fully committed to ensuring that young Bahamians get second chances where possible, by expunging minor offence records, where necessary, according to Minister for Grand Bahama, Hon. Ginger Moxey.

“One of our mandates in our ten-point plan in the ‘blueprint for change’ is compassionate social relief and the expungement of records for offences that are due, based on the violations of the Emergency Orders.  So, we are going to continue to ensure that those records are expunged,” said Minister Moxey....

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Minister of Health and Wellness Views Facilities in Cat Island and Long Island - Oct 15, 2021 - 8:17:13 AM

Minister of Health and Wellness the Hon. Michael Darville traveled to Cat Island, Long Island and Exuma, October 14, 2021 to make an assessment of medical facilities in those islands.  Also traveling with the medical team was Director of Education Marcellus Taylor to view educational facilities in those islands. Pictured are stops in Cat Island -- Old Bight, Smith Bay, and Orange Creek.  Minister Darville also viewed the clinic at Simms, Long Island.  Also on the trip were ACHS Charlene Bain, Dr. Bradia Cooper-Trustham, Nurse Desmonda Henfield, and DPS Donovan Turnquest...

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Prime Minister Davis - Address of the 'Abaco Business Outlook' Conference - Oct 14, 2021 - 9:02:41 PM

See enclosed Remarks by Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. Philip Davis at the 17th Annual 'Abaco Business Outlook' conference (held virtually) October 14, 2021:

Good Morning Everyone.

I am delighted to have this opportunity to engage with you this morning.

Just four weeks ago today, my administration was elected to serve, with a convincing vote by the Bahamian people

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Remarks by Attorney General Ryan Pinder - BACO Money Laundering Reporting Officers (MLRO) Day - Oct 14, 2021 - 4:15:29 PM

See enclosed remarks by Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs the Hon. Ryan Pinder at MLRO Day observance, October 14, 2021:

Good morning to the senior executives of BACO, President Maria Dorsett and team, members of this august body. It is indeed my pleasure to bring remarks and I wish to thank the President and her team of officials for inviting me to address you on this your annual MLRO Day...

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Breakthrough spinal surgery In Freeport heralds possible new approach for healthcare - Oct 14, 2021 - 1:53:14 PM

A breakthrough surgical procedure performed at the Rand Memorial Hospital (RMH) in Freeport, Grand Bahama heralding a new approach to the delivery of healthcare in the Bahamas. An Open Reduction Thoracic Spine Fracture procedure performed on a twenty-year-old male patient at the Rand on Friday, October 8th, 2021 marked the first time a complex spinal surgery was performed at that hospital. It also marked the impressive collaboration of surgical teams from the Rand Memorial Hospital (RMH) and the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH)....

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Students display culinary skill and creativity in Bahamas Young Chef Competition - Oct 14, 2021 - 12:26:27 PM

Despite setbacks and limitations due to COVID-19, Lamont Missick, H.O. Nash; Gerardo Annacius, Anatol Rodgers and Brianna Butterfield of Kingsway Academy, overcame the odds and finished first, second and third respectively in the second phase of the recent 29th Annual Bahamas Young Chef New Providence District Culinary Competitions.

With hybrid lessons and just two weeks of in-person classes supervised by teachers, the three students, who are enrolled in Family and Consumer Science Education...

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Minister of State Laroda conducted a walkabout of National Insurance Board - Oct 14, 2021 - 11:12:38 AM

State Minister with responsibility for the National Insurance Board, the Hon. Myles Laroda paid a visit to NIB headquarters on Blue Hill Road for formal introductions and to conduct a walkabout of the premises. State Minister Laroda commenced the visit with a brief meeting with executives at NIB. Following the meeting, Mr. Laroda met briefly with members of the media where he discussed some of the issues raised with the executives at NIB, including continuation of the social assistance programme implemented by the former administration to assist those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic...

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Prime Minister and Cabinet View Sandals Royal Bahamian Development - Oct 14, 2021 - 9:32:17 AM

Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. Philip Davis, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Investment and Aviation the Hon. Chester Cooper, cabinet colleagues and the executive team of the Ministry of Tourism, Investment & Aviation toured Sandals Royal Bahamian development today, led by Sandals Resorts International Chairman Adam Stewart and his executive team.   

(BIS Photos/Kemuel Stubbs)...

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‘Digital Equity for All Ages’ is the focus of Older Persons Month - Oct 13, 2021 - 1:16:49 PM

The Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development is celebrating October as Older Persons Month under the theme ‘Digital Equity for All Ages.’  The announcement came at a press conference on Tuesday, October 12, at the Department of Social Services in Freeport. The intent of the month is to show appreciation for the nation’s elderly and provide them with vital information to keep them current in a digital world. Coordinators of the programme are Deputy Director Charlamae Fernander; Chief Welfare Officer, Brennamae Rolle-Cooper; and administrator of PACE, Dane Bethel-Golaz...

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