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News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Tribute to Audrey Dean-Wright from the Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture - Sep 25, 2018 - 12:56:58 PM


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...

Community

Cervical Cancer Survivor Encourages Early Detection - Sep 25, 2018 - 12:48:14 PM


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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...

News : Ministry of Tourism Updates

The Abacos make history with record breaking visitor arrivals - Sep 25, 2018 - 12:34:42 PM


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...

Health

Progress must be accelerated to end tuberculosis in the Americas, says new PAHO report - Sep 25, 2018 - 11:15:22 AM


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 Weather

Bahamas 3-Day Weather Forecast for Tues. Sept. 25 - Sep 25, 2018 - 9:30:05 AM


Bahamas public forecast

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...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands

Human body found in sand in Abaco - Sep 25, 2018 - 6:32:43 AM


Reports are that on Monday 24th September 2018 shortly before 6:00pm, police in Abaco were called to the beach area of Crossing Rock, where officers were shown a human body buried in the sand. The body was retrieved by police and taken to the Marsh Harbor Clinic. An autopsy would be performed to determine the exact cause of death and further investigation by police to its identification.

Police are investigating this matter...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

D’Aguilar: Intervention in Grand Lucayan is in National Interest - Sep 24, 2018 - 7:05:50 PM


It would be an act of “sheer cruelty and neglect” toward the people of Grand Bahama for the government “to idly stand by and let the Grand Lucayan, a prime hotel property, go the way of the Royal Oasis,” Minister of Tourism and Aviation, the Hon. Dionisio D’Aguilar told Parliament.

Addressing the House of Assembly Thursday (September 20, 2018), Minister D’Aguilar said news of the government’s proposal to purchase the Grand Lucayan has sparked vibrant public debate...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Inaugural PHA Rehabilitation Services Week opens and PHA Rehab Retirees and Staff Recognized - Sep 24, 2018 - 5:11:08 PM


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As the first Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) Rehabilitation Services Week officially opened, Monday, September 24, 2018, Catherine Weech, Managing Director, PHA, assured rehabilitative professionals that improving the quality of rehabilitative services in the Bahamas is an integral element of health services strengthening.

“The many challenges you face, particularly with respect to equipment procurement and equipment maintenance, lack of physical space and the need to scale up recruitment of rehabilitative professionals are front and centre at the highest levels of the PHA,” said Ms. Weech...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Ministry of Foreign Affairs on passing of Mrs. Audrey Wright - Sep 24, 2018 - 4:55:18 PM


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has learned with great sadness of the passing of Mrs. Audrey Wright, following a long illness.  Mrs. Wright was the spouse of former Foreign Service Officer and Ambassador of The Bahamas to the Republic of Cuba Mr. Carlton Wright.

A cultural and musical icon and teacher, Mrs. Wright contributed significantly to the cultural development of The Bahamas, especially to the youths of this country and will be surely missed.  Her legacy will remain. Mrs. Wright also played an integral role...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Ministry of Labour's Eighth Labour on the Blocks at CV Bethel - Sep 24, 2018 - 4:45:38 PM


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The Ministry of Labour held its eighth 'Labour on the Blocks Job Fair at C.V. Bethel High School' on Saturday, September 22, 2018, thereby convenient for residents of Bamboo Town, Pinewood, South Beach, Garden Hills and Nassau Village to meet representatives of business and training.  At job fairs, prospective employees could be interviewed on the spot, and sometimes jobs could be had right at the site. The Department of Labour encourages all job seekers in The Bahamas or abroad, and employers with vacancies, to register in the Department’s recruitment database: www.jobseekers.bahamas.gov.bs   Pictured is Minister of Labour, the Hon. Dion Foulkes  at Saturday's Job Fair...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force

Police investigates daylight robbery and stabbing incident - Sep 24, 2018 - 4:40:54 PM



Police investigates daylight robbery, 1 suspect shot and in custody: According to reports, shortly after 11:00am, Monday, 24th September, 2018, a man was about to enter the Royal Bank of Canada in the Prince Charles Shopping Center, when he was approached by a male who robbed him of a number of deposit bags before getting into a Toyota Passo with another male...

Police investigates stabbing incident: Police on New Providence are investigating a stabbing incident Monday, 24th September, 2018, which has left an adult female with injuries...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Statement by PM Hubert Minnis at UN Nelson Mandela Peace Summit - Sep 24, 2018 - 4:28:34 PM


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Statement by Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis Prime Minister Commonwealth of The Bahamas on the occasion of the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit United Nations Headquarters (New York) Monday, 24 September 2018:

Madam President:

I wish to thank you for convening the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit in support of global peace...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

NEMA participates in Bahamas First General Insurance Co.'s Public Education Forum on hurricane preparedness - Sep 24, 2018 - 2:07:44 PM


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The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, participated in Bahamas First General Insurance Company’s second public forum dubbed -- Hurricane Prep 101 -- on Saturday, September 22, 2018.
 
The trade show and public form was held at the Harry C. Moore Library at the University of The Bahamas, where scores of people received first-hand practical advice on how to safeguard their homes, valuables and businesses during hurricane season...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Bahamas Minister of Foreign Affairs Chairs CARICOM'S COFCOR at the UN - Sep 24, 2018 - 1:14:19 PM


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Bahamas Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Darren Henfield, pictured centre, chaired the Caribbean Community's (CARICOM) meeting of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR) today at the United Nations 73rd regular session.  Secretary General of CARICOM, HE Irwin LaRocque is seated next to Minister Henfield. 

(Photos/Courtesy Renward Wells)...

Community : Grand Bahama

GBPA on target to successfully complete annual city maintenance needs - Sep 24, 2018 - 12:41:49 PM


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Freeport Bahamas- The City Maintenance and Management team of The Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA), have been working around the clock, ensuring that they meet their obligations of upgrades to the City of Freeport for the 2018 year.  This charge, conducted on an annual basis, began with detailed assessments throughout the city, identifying areas of concern-such as landscaping,dilapidated building structures, or road work- that require attention.  The demolition of derelict buildings has been one of the focal points, in an effort to beautify areas of the city, which was undoubtedly needed, however, the challenges facing the city did not stop there...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Bahamian Minister of Health elected President of the PAHO's 56th Directing Council - Sep 24, 2018 - 12:23:12 PM


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The Bahamian Ministry of Health, Duane Ernest Lascelles Sands, has been elected President of the Pan American Health Organization’s (PAHO) 56th Directing Council, which convenes the Region’s health authorities to discuss and analyze regional health policies and set priorities for technical cooperation and collaboration among countries.
 
Sands will preside over the Directing Council, which begins today until 27 September, where ministries of health, from throughout the Region of the Americas will discuss a series of plans to reduce the shortage in health personnel...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

D’Aguilar: Right development plan for Grand Lucayan could be catalyst for Grand Bahama rebirth - Sep 24, 2018 - 12:16:15 PM


The redevelopment of the Grand Lucayan property has the capability to change the direction of visitor arrivals into Grand Bahama “with the right development plan,” Minister of Tourism and Aviation the Hon. Dionisio D’Aguilar said in the House of Assembly, Thursday, September 20, 2018.
 
“Simply put, the redevelopment of the Grand Lucayan will bring additional airlift; additional airlift will improve the economy, which will bring relief to Grand Bahama,” Minister D’Aguilar said...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Prime Minister Minnis Prepares to Speak at UN Nelson Mandela Peace Summit - Sep 24, 2018 - 11:39:12 AM


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Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis, second left, prepares to speak at Nelson Mandela Peace Summit today at the United Nations, a conclave focusing on Global Peace in honour of the centenary of Nelson Mandela's birth.   In group photo, pictured with the Prime Minister, from left are Chief Operating Officer, Prime Minister's Delivery Unit Viana Gardiner; H.E. Sheila Carey, Permanent Representative of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas to the United Nations; Minister of State for Grand Bahama in the Office of the Prime Minister, the Hon. Kwasi Thompson; and Senior Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister, Joshua Sears.  In second photo, the Prime Minister meets President of Zimbabwe Emmerson Mnangagwa...

Community

Malcolm Park gets an upgrade - Sep 24, 2018 - 9:57:47 AM

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Malcolm Park has been a place where many young Bahamians have sharpened their basketball skills for many years.

Final touches were being applied to the court as the Chairman of The Bahamas Public Parks and Public Beaches Authority got his first look at the newly renovated basketball court.

As one of the heavily used basketball courts in the country, several steps had to be taken to make the court safe to mitigate injuries to players...

Bahamas Weather

Subtropical Storm Leslie and Tropical Depression Kirk - Sep 24, 2018 - 6:13:30 AM



NEWS ITEM ON SUBTROPICAL STORM LESLIE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 6AM MONDAY 24TH SEPTEMBER 2018.

…LESLIE CHANGES LITTLE IN STRENGTH OVER THE CENTRAL ATLANTIC…

NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL DEPRESSION KIRK ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 6AM MONDAY 24TH SEPTEMBER 2018.

…KIRK MOVING QUICKLY WESTWARD…

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