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Feeding 400 - Caribbean Pavement donates food to Exuma - Jul 13, 2020 - 11:08:25 AM


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Just a few months ago, Lashan Gardiner was financially okay. The 27-year-old mother of three worked as a server at Sandals Resort, Emerald Bay while the father of her children was also gainfully employed. Then COVID-19 came.

The couple had NIB benefits coming in. Hers ran out a few weeks ago. Luckily, her partner was called back to work full-time in July, since at six-months pregnant Ms Gardiner’s condition makes her “high risk” and unable to work...

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The inspire International Music Festival, Workshop and Master Classes aims to entertain, teach and inspire! - Jul 13, 2020 - 10:46:01 AM


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For the first time, The Inspire Foundation is having a three-day Inspire International Music Festival which includes a Concert, Workshop and Master Classes to soothe our souls during these shifting times of COVID-19. This virtual event slated for July 29 – 31, 2020, is more than music with workshops and masterclasses to help people to cope, acquire new skills and enjoy music and entertainment of different genres from professionals around the world.

For a top-notch experience, The Inspire International July event will be streamed from the www.theinspirefoundation.net website that is powered by HD Source Canada for connectivity...

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EY’s Bahamas announces Angelo Knowles as winner of Bahamas Scholarship Programme - Jul 13, 2020 - 9:55:40 AM


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Angelo Knowles has been selected as this year’s recipient of the EY Bahamas Jamaine McFall Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship will be used to fund Angelo’s attendance at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, Canada, where he will pursue an undergraduate degree in accounting.

Upon learning of the news, Angelo commented, "Words cannot express how grateful I am to be this year’s recipient of the EY Bahamas Jamaine McFall Memorial Scholarship. Most of this would not have been possible if it were not for my teachers, family, and most importantly, my parents...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Ministry of Health COVID-19 Dashboard - 12th July, 2020 - Jul 12, 2020 - 8:31:36 PM


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BAHAMAS MINISTRY OF HEALTH COVID-19 DASHBOARD
July 12, 2020

THE BAHAMAS

*CONFIRMED CASES  111

*RECOVERED CASES 89...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Grand Bahama Covid 19 Task Force - Jul 12, 2020 - 7:16:50 PM


Members of the Covid 19 task force for Grand Bahama consisting of representatives of the Grand Bahama Health Services, The Royal Bahamas Police Force, the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, and the Department of Immigration, met at the Office of the Prime Minister on Saturday 11th July at 10am with Minister of State for Grand Bahama Senator the Hon. Kwasi Thompson and Permanent Secretary Harcourt Brown...

News : Ministry of Tourism Updates

Cruise and Maritime Department Holds Tours Webinar - Jul 12, 2020 - 2:00:20 PM


The Cruise and Maritime Department at the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation (BMOTA) is hosting a tours webinar to connect scores of anxious tour operators with tourism and cruise officials.

Under the theme, “Exploring Opportunities Beyond COVID-19,” the webinar will be held via Microsoft Teams on July 14, 21, 23 and 28, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Moratorium for all new International Scholarships - Jul 11, 2020 - 5:27:05 PM


The Ministry of Education advises the general public, 2020/2021 scholarship applicants, and university partners and stakeholders, that due to the reduction in resources and other factors, a one year moratorium on ALL NEW TUITION GRANT AWARDS is now in effect for the upcoming academic year, including for the University of the West Indies...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Ministry of Health COVID-19 Dashboard - 11th July, 2020 and Update #91 - Jul 11, 2020 - 4:57:40 PM


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The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are three (3) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19.  This brings the total number of confirmed cases to one hundred eleven (111).  There have been fourteen (14) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Grand Bahama, eighty-three (83) confirmed cases in New Providence, one (1) confirmed case in Cat Cay, and thirteen (13) confirmed cases on the island of Bimini.   
The newly confirmed cases are as follows:
  • Case #109 - a sixteen (16) year old female of Grand Bahama with a history of travel. This case is in isolation at home...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

47th Independence Celebration, A Display of Innovation and Creativity - Jul 11, 2020 - 3:08:20 PM


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The Independence Celebrations Committee in conjunction with the Bahamas Christian Council marked the country’s 47th Anniversary with an innovative made-for-television virtual programme that kept Bahamians entertained from start to finish, showing abundant young talent in a four-hour special. 

The virtual show was created to adhere to protocols to avoid spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.  For the first time in the nation’s Independence history, Bahamians could not gather together on Clifford Park to celebrate and anticipate the Flag Raising at midnight, and fireworks, to bring in Independence Day...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Update #90 - One Additional Confirmed COVID-19 Case - Jul 10, 2020 - 7:44:16 PM


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The Ministry of Health confirms today that there is one (1) additional confirmed case of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to one hundred and eight (108).  There have been eleven (11) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Grand Bahama, eighty-three (83) confirmed cases in New Providence, one (1) confirmed case in Cat Cay, and thirteen (13) confirmed cases on the island of Bimini.
The newly confirmed case is Case #108, a forty (40) year old male of New Providence with a history of travel. This case is in isolation at home...   

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6pm News Item on Tropical Storm Fay - Jul 10, 2020 - 6:21:07 PM


THIS IS A NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL STORM FAY ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE AT 6PM, FRIDAY, 10TH JULY, 2020.

……HEAVY RAINFALL AND GUSTY WINDS MOVING INTO NORTHERN NEW JERSEY...SOUTHEASTERN NEW YORK...AND LONG ISLAND...

...FAY MAKES LANDFALL JUST NORTH-NORTHEAST OF ATLANTIC CITY NEW JERSEY...

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UB refutes allegations made by talk show host - Jul 10, 2020 - 6:05:03 PM


It has been brought to the University’s attention that statements alleging that the institution and/or the President granted a “secret scholarship” to a daughter of the Minister of Education the Hon. Jeffrey L. Lloyd, and awarded a research grant in the amount of $500,000 to Dr. Adelle Thomas, were made this past Monday by a talk show host on ILTV.

These allegations are completely false. The University has not awarded any such research grant to Dr. Thomas, nor has it granted a “secret scholarship” to a daughter of the Minister. Any applicant who fulfils stipulated requirements...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Ministry of Health COVID-19 Dashboard - 9th July, 2020 - Jul 9, 2020 - 8:48:43 PM


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The Ministry of Health confirms today that there is one (1) additional confirmed case of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to one hundred and seven (107).  There have been eleven (11) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Grand Bahama, eighty-two (82) confirmed cases in New Providence, one (1) confirmed case in Cat Cay, and thirteen (13) confirmed cases on the island of Bimini.

The newly confirmed case is Case #107, a twenty-seven (27) year old male of Grand Bahama with no history of travel...

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MODELING LEADERSHIP: Club 1600 aims to positively impact troubled youths - Jul 9, 2020 - 10:20:48 AM

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Their goal is to change the future for troubled youths often considered a threat to society and quite possibly to themselves.
 
Teen juveniles assigned to the Simpson Penn Centre for Boys through court convictions should not be written off. According to Shacoy Mullings, the newly installed president of Toastmasters Club 1600, they have potential and his organization wants to help them unleash it...

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RBDF Harbour Patrol Unit makes Apprehension - Jul 9, 2020 - 9:45:30 AM


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Members of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force’s Harbour Patrol Unit apprehended 3 males this afternoon in Nassau Harbour for failing to produce documentation for their vessel.

While on routine patrol at 1:30 pm. Defence Force craft P-115, coxswain by Leading Seaman Mario Ramsey boarded and searched a 24-ft Cabin Cruiser, in the vicinity of John Alfred Dock. Further investigations showed that the men could not produce documentations for the vessel...

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Lodge Joins BTVI in the Fight Against COVID-19 - Jul 9, 2020 - 9:30:36 AM


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Lodge Claudius R. Walker (C. R. Walker) recently donated sanitation supplies and equipment to the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) to assist in preventing the spread of COVID-19.

The donation included two cases of disinfectant, one no-contact temperature gun, two cases of hand sanitizers and one first aid kit. The organization chose BTVI due to its long-standing relationship with the institution. The lodge has a history of providing scholarship funding to BTVI...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Ministry of Health: Testing protocol for ALL travelers- Update #88 - Jul 9, 2020 - 8:05:14 AM


The Ministry of Health wishes to advise the public that travelers must complete a Bahamas Health Visa application and present a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test with a sample taken within ten (10) days of arrival.

Effective immediately, all travelers will be required to complete an electronic Bahamas Health Visa application before departure from the place of embarkation.  This can be found at travel.gov.bs...

News : Local

RBDF: Search efforts continue for missing boater - Jul 9, 2020 - 7:10:27 AM


Ongoing recovery efforts for a missing boater by the Royal Bahamas Defence Force continues after the American registered vessel ran aground a mile and a half of South Bimini on Friday past with 4 American crew members.

Altogether, three key agencies (The Royal Bahamas Defence and Police Forces, and the United States Coast Guard), have been involved in search and rescue, as well as recovery efforts for the missing boater...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Ministry of Health COVID-19 Dashboard; Update #87 - Jul 8, 2020 - 10:05:01 PM


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The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are two (2) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19.  This brings the total number of confirmed cases to one hundred and six (106).  There have been ten (10) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Grand Bahama, eighty-two (82) confirmed cases in New Providence, one (1) confirmed case in Cat Cay, and thirteen (13) confirmed cases on the island of Bimini.  

The newly confirmed cases are as follows:
  • Case #105 is a thirty-three (33) year old female of Grand Bahama with no history of travel. This case is in isolation at home...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Emergency Powers (COVID 19 Pandemic) (Beaches) Order, 2020 - Jul 8, 2020 - 3:00:18 PM


EMERGENCY POWERS (COVID 19 PANDEMIC) REGULATIONS, 2020
EMERGENCY POWERS (COVID 19 PANDEMIC)
(BEACHES) ORDER, 2020

In exercise of the powers conferred on me by the Emergency Powers (Covid 19 Pandemic) Regulations, 2020, I HEREBY make the following Order...

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