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News : International : Organization of American States (OAS)

OAS and GPPAC Sign Agreement to Promote Peaceful Coexistence - Sep 20, 2019 - 3:45:48 PM


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The Organization of American States (OAS) and the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC) today signed a cooperation agreement that aims to stimulate the role of civil society and regional organizations in the promotion of peace and the prevention of violent conflict.

Following the signing of the agreement, the Secretary General of the OAS, Luis Almagro, said “I am certain that this new era of cooperation with GPPAC will yield new synergies and open opportunities for a more efficient...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Education Minister in GB to assess readiness of public schools - Sep 20, 2019 - 3:18:44 PM


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Minister of Education, the Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd flew into Grand Bahama on Thursday, September 19, 2019 to inspect the condition of public schools, most of which were devastated by Hurricane Dorian.

Initially, government schools were set to re-open on Monday, September 23, 2019, but that can change once all of the assessments have been made.

“We would like to get school started as soon as possible, but we’re very concerned about the safety of our children,” said Minister Lloyd. “...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Teddy Bears for Children in Shelters - Sep 20, 2019 - 3:00:07 PM


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Her Excellency Mrs. Clara Smith, wife of the Governor General, along her daughter-in-law Charlene Smith, and Kim Sawyer, Deputy Director, Department of Social Services presented children, who were displaced by Cat 5 Hurricane Dorian, with teddy bears at their shelters, September 18, 2019.

The initiative was spearheaded by seven-year-old Caitlyn Boyer, great grand-daughter of Their Excellencies, the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith, Governor General, and Mrs. Clara Smith, and grand-daughter of their son and his wife, Clayton and Charlene Smith of Freeport, Grand Bahama...

News : International

Atlanta holds a day of prayer for The Bahamas - Sep 20, 2019 - 1:00:32 PM


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It was an emotional evening at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia on Tuesday, Sept 18, 2019 as representatives from the diplomatic corps, civil rights moment, and Caribbean diaspora joined icon Xernona Clayton, Bahamas Consul General Astra Armbrister-Rolle and members of the Bahamas Christian Council to pledge support during a night of prayer for The Bahamas.

During the service, a representative from Congressman John Lewis’ office confirmed that he was supporting Bahamians getting temporary protective status in The United States...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Women leaders challenged to give focus to ‘collective’ accomplishment - Sep 20, 2019 - 12:56:10 PM


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The Hon. Frankie Campbell, Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, challenged the International Women’s Forum of leaders in government, business, the arts, science and academia, locally and internationally, to make ‘collective’ accomplishment a focus in order to move to new levels.

Pledging his personal support as a Minister and father, Minister Campbell also challenged the women to celebrate their individual accomplishments and commended them for the forum and their work throughout the years...

Bahamas Weather

Bahamas Weather Forecast for Fri., Sept. 20 - Sep 20, 2019 - 12:05:05 PM

BAHAMAS PUBLIC FORECAST

THIS IS THE BAHAMAS PUBLIC FORECAST FOR 12:00 PM THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT FRIDAY 20TH SEPTEMBER 2019 ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY AT 1530 UTC.

GENERAL SITUATION: LARGE SEA SWELLS WILL CONTINUE TO IMPACT THE ISLANDS WHILE A WARM FRONTAL SYSTEM TRIGGERS UNSETTLED WEATHER ACROSS THE ISLANDS...

Community

Bank donates $100,000 to Red Cross, announces concessions for staff and clients - Sep 20, 2019 - 12:03:07 PM


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A hundred thousand dollars and financial concessions to contribute to Hurricane Dorian relief efforts were announced by CIBC FirstCaribbean during a presentation at the Bahamas Red Cross headquarters recently.

During the donation to the Bahamas Red Cross, CIBC FirstCaribbean Chief Executive Officer and Chair of the bank’s charitable arm the FirstCaribbean International ComTrust Foundation, Colette Delaney, named a series of initiatives the bank has undertaken to help victims of the hurricane...

Bahamas Weather

6am News Item Hurricane Jerry - Sep 20, 2019 - 7:31:31 AM


NEWS ITEM ON HURRICANE JERRY ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 6:00 AM FRIDAY 20TH SEPTEMBER 2019

…JERRY EXPECTED TO PASS TO THE NORTH OF THE LEEWARD ISLANDS LATER TODAY …

AT 5:00 AM AST, THE CENTER OF HURRICANE JERRY WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 18.4°NORTH AND LONGITUDE 58.7° WEST OR ABOUT 290 MILES EAST OF THE NORTHERN LEEWARD ISLANDS...

News : International

Commonwealth helps developing countries bank millions for climate action - Sep 19, 2019 - 11:18:29 PM

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A Commonwealth facility designed to assist smaller and more vulnerable countries tackle the damaging effects of climate change has helped them access USD 27 million of funding.

The figure marks a milestone for the Commonwealth Climate Finance Access Hub and is more than 35 times the original start-up investment of AUD 1 million from Australia. A further almost half billion USD has been applied for and is in the pipeline for climate action projects across the Commonwealth.

Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has described the initiative, which is currently managing 50 projects in 10 Commonwealth developing countries..

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Office of the Spouse strives to empower women and girls Mrs. Minnis tells IWF delegates - Sep 19, 2019 - 7:35:34 PM


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The need to fulfill her desire to empower women is the driving force behind the establishment of the Office of the Spouse of the Prime Minister in The Bahamas, said Mrs. Patricia Minnis, wife of Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis.

“It is my life’s goal to motivate and inspire young women and girls to lead, and by doing so impact their communities and the world,” she said.

Mrs. Minnis welcomed participants at IWF Intensive, a program of the International Women’s Forum (IWF)...

Bahamas Weather

6pm News Items on Hurricane Humberto and Hurricane Jerry - Sep 19, 2019 - 6:09:10 PM


NEWS ITEM ON HURRICANE JERRY ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 6PM EDT THURSDAY, 19TH SEPTEMBER, 2019.

 … JERRY STILL STRENGTHENING…

NEWS ITEM ON HURRICANE HUMBERTO ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 6PM EDT THURSDAY, 19TH SEPTEMBER, 2019.

…HUMBERTO EXPECTED TO BECOME A POWERFUL EXTRATROPICAL CYCLONE TONIGHT…

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

PM Minnis meets with the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce to discuss rebuilding of Abaco and Grand Bahama - Sep 19, 2019 - 5:45:35 PM


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Prime Minister Minnis meets with the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce to discuss rebuilding of Abaco and Grand Bahama

Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis emphasized the need to remove the red tape to ensure the rebuilding process on the islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama proceeds as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Prime Minister Minnis was speaking at a meeting with the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederation (BCCEC) on Thursday 19 September about rebuilding the islands affected by Hurricane Dorian...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

NEMA Daily Briefing: Sept. 19 - Sep 19, 2019 - 5:32:01 PM


NEMA DAILY BRIEFS

SOCIAL SERVICES - SHELTERS

As of 18th September 2019: There are 12 Government Approved Shelters; 10 in New Providence and 2 in Grand Bahama. The Salvation Army shelter will be deactivated at 1 pm Thursday, September 19, and the 27 shelterees will be transferred to All Saints Community Centre...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

DPM says Government will assist with rebuilding - Sep 19, 2019 - 5:00:57 PM


The government will create packages to assist those who have been affected by the devastation brought on by Hurricane Dorian so as to help people rebuild their lives and communities, said Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest during the National Prayer Service on Wednesday, September 18, at St. John’s Jubilee Cathedral.

Assistance and incentives will be offered, he said, as he pledged that the government will do their part.

Stating the residents are blessed, the Deputy Prime Minister said that he is grateful to be here...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

National Prayer Service in Grand Bahama: “Time for All to Pull Together” - Sep 19, 2019 - 4:30:21 PM


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It is time for all people, regardless of religious or political beliefs, to pull together to rebuild lives and communities now that the storm has past, said Rev. Dr. Robert Lockhart, president of the Grand Bahama Christian Council during the National Prayer Service on Wednesday, September 18, 2019.

The service was held at St. John’s Jubilee Cathedral to honour those who lost their lives to Hurricane Dorian, the Category 5 hurricane that devastated Grand Bahama and Abaco at the beginning of September...

News : International : Caribbean News

CTO makes initial monetary contribution to The Bahamas Recovery Effort - Sep 19, 2019 - 12:50:46 PM


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The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has made an initial monetary contribution to The Bahamas to assist with its recovery efforts in Abaco and Grand Bahama following the devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian earlier this month.

The sum of US$20,000 - monies raised through the CTO Relief Fund has been transferred to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) of The Bahamas as part of the CTO's on-going support of the long-term recovery of the affected islands...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

NIB simplifies replacement Smart Card Process (For existing Card Holders of Grand Bahama and Abaco) - Sep 19, 2019 - 9:03:23 AM


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The National Insurance Board’s (NIB) Registration Department is proactively working to assist with issuing replacement National Insurance (NI) smart cards to residents of Abaco and Grand Bahama who would have lost their cards during Hurricane Dorian. 

The Board has taken steps to simplify the application process for replacement cards for the residents of Abaco and Grand Bahama reapplying for the NI card.  The official police reportrequired for all lost or stolen cards is not required to replace cards lost during the storm...

Bahamas Weather

6 Am News Items on Hurricane Humberto and Tropical Storm Jerry - Sep 19, 2019 - 6:25:25 AM



NEWS ITEM ON HURRICANE HUMBERTO ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 6:00 AM THURSDAY 19TH, SEPTEMBER 2019

… HUMBERTO STILL A CATEGORY 3 HURRICANE BUT EXPECTED TO WEAKEN SOON…

NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL STORM JERRY ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 6:00 AM THURSDAY 19TH SEPTEMBER 2019 …JERRY NEAR HURRICANE STRENGTH …

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Bahamas National Prayer Service in Hurricane Dorian's Aftermath - Sep 19, 2019 - 1:49:14 AM

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Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis along with clergy from various denominations and Leader of the Opposition the Hon. Philip Davis addressed a National Prayer Service at Bahamas Faith Ministries International on Wednesday evening, September 18, 2019 in Nassau.

... in a moment of reflection on the passage of Category 5 Hurricane Dorian.

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Bahamas PM and Bill Clinton Discuss Hurricane Dorian Relief Efforts - Sep 18, 2019 - 10:55:57 PM

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Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis spoke today (18 September) by phone with former United States President Bill Clinton to discuss Hurricane Dorian relief efforts on the affected islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama.

Mr. Clinton expressed his sadness over the devastation caused by the Category 5 storm, and the Clinton Foundation’s willingness to assist The Bahamas in its recovery efforts.

Prime Minister Minnis highlighted the need for temporary housing for residents...

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