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ILO: COVID-19 recovery in the Caribbean will be gradual but working hour losses expected to remain high - Dec 4, 2020 - 2:55:14 PM

While partial reopening of Caribbean economies is showing some immediate signs of socio-economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, reduced output, export and fiscal space continue to take a massive toll on regional labour markets according to a recently released report from the International Labour Organization (ILO)...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

PM Minnis on the death of the son of the Hon. Romauld Ferreira - Dec 4, 2020 - 1:49:17 PM

Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis issued the following statement on the death of the son of the Hon. Romauld Ferreira, the Minister of Environment and Housing:

“I was deeply saddened to learn of the death of the son of the Minister of Environment and Housing, the Hon. Romauld Ferreira.

“As a parent, I cannot imagine the unspeakable pain that Minister Ferreira and his family are going through...


LCIS "Anywhere" Fun Run raises $30K - Dec 4, 2020 - 1:31:56 PM

Lyford Cay International School’s (LCIS) 18th Annual Fun Run was another tremendous success thanks to the support of LCIS families, friends and local businesses who served as corporate sponsors. The non-profit international school met its fundraising goal for the event, with $30,000 in donations raised. “The success of this event has not only shown the enduring generosity of our school community, but also the depth of our connectedness,” said LCIS Principal Mr David Mindorff.

In accordance with physical distancing protocols and to ensure the safety of the community, participants were able to take part in the run anywhere they were on the island or around the world...

News : Local

Commander Defence Force meets with RBDF Veterans Association - Dec 4, 2020 - 12:04:01 PM

In keeping with the Commander Defence Force, Commodore Raymond King’s intent of improving the quality of life for retirees and veterans through the Veteran’s Affairs Office and collaboratively with the Royal Bahamas Defence Force Veteran’s Association (RBDFVA), members of the association paid a courtesy call at Defence Headquarters, John F. Kennedy Drive on December 2, 2020.

Led by the president of the Veteran Association, Chief Petty Officer (Retired) Harold Bosfield, and his committee members, the visit coincided with the observance of their first anniversary. Officially established on November 11th...

Community : Obituaries

Bahamas Democratic Movement: Condolences on the passing of the Minister's Son - Dec 4, 2020 - 11:10:39 AM

Today it is with great sadness that I extend sorrowful condolences to The Hon. Romauld Ferreira, Member of Parliament for Marathon and the Minister of the Environment and Housing and his family on the passing of his son.  

“The Ferreira family are close to my family, our children school to together,” recounted BDM Leader Stuart. With fewer words than usual, Mr. Stuart...

News : International

Colgate Laboratory Tests Show Toothpaste and Mouthwash Neutralize 99.9% of the Virus That Causes COVID-19 - Dec 4, 2020 - 10:03:11 AM

Laboratory studies show that toothpastes containing zinc or stannous and mouthwash formulas with cetylpyridinium chloride (CPC) neutralize the virus that causes COVID-19 by 99.9 percent. The studies are part of a Colgate research program that includes clinical studies among infected people to assess the efficacy of oral care products in reducing the amount of the virus in the mouth...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Bahamas Honorary Consuls - Dec 3, 2020 - 5:50:39 PM

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is aware of messages circulating in social media regarding the termination of some Bahamian Honorary Consuls in various countries.  At least one of the messages claims that the termination has caused them financial hardship and they are owed monies by the Government.

The Ministry wishes to inform that provisions for the appointment of Honorary Consuls are made in the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations.


Royal Institute of British Architects Names Bahamian A New Fellow - Dec 3, 2020 - 4:30:12 PM

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has named Associate Professor of Architecture at University of The Bahamas (UB) and noted professional architect Mr. Henry Hepburn as a Fellow for 2021, an accomplishment that recognizes the contributions of architects to their communities, the profession, and those who seek to follow in their footsteps.

Both in and out of the classroom, Mr. Hepburn has taught his students how to develop the competencies that are required to meaningfully impact urban planning and design and uplift community. He was pivotal in establishing the Architecture Endowment Fund at UB for scholarships for full-time...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2020, 3 December 2020 - Dec 3, 2020 - 10:54:42 AM

The 3 December 2020 marks the 28th International Day of Persons with Disabilities
(IDPD).  The theme is “Building Back Better: toward a disability-inclusive, accessible and sustainable post COVID-19 World”

The annual observance of the International Day of Disabled Persons was proclaimed in 1992 by the United Nations General Assembly, and it aims to promote the rights...

News : New Providence

Simplified Lending, MobileAssist® join forces for Innovative Program - Dec 3, 2020 - 10:13:47 AM

Borrowers who are told to read the fine print before signing usually take it to mean hidden charges or burdensome terms. but for one group, the fine print is taking on a new meaning – getting something for nothing at a time when it’s more welcome than ever.  

That welcome ‘something for nothing’ is access to free marketing at no cost to the borrower who receives it as part of a loan package arranged or offered by Nassau-based Simplified Lending Ltd., a company that is transforming how borrowing for business is handled in The Bahamas...

Community : Grand Bahama

26th Annual Festival Noël Fundraiser goes virtual in support of the Revitalization of The Rand Nature Centre - Dec 3, 2020 - 9:45:52 AM

For the past 25 years Grand Bahamians have always looked forward to the Bahamas National Trust’s annual fundraiser at the Rand Nature Centre - Festival Noël. The signature holiday event that heralds the start of the Christmas season on Grand Bahama.

Although we cannot gather in person this year, a week of exciting activities will take place November 30th – December 4th, 2020 for the 26th Annual Festival Noël, reimagined as a hybrid event in the virtual space. The Grand Bahamian community is invited to enjoy and support this week of wine, music, prizes....

News : New Providence

Cloud Provider Partners with Global NextGen SIEM Platform - Dec 3, 2020 - 8:26:35 AM

Now more than ever, companies across the globe rely on technology to start, grow, and protect their businesses. In this new age of cyber warfare, securing sensitive company and client data has emerged as a top priority, no matter an organization’s size or scope of work. As a thought leader in the region, Cloud Carib has focused its efforts on providing first class protections to its client base. The goal, to increase cybersecurity awareness and improve The Bahamas’ standing in the global cybersecurity market...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Update #251 - Ministry of Health - COVID-19 Report - Dec 3, 2020 - 6:01:03 AM

Update #251

New Providence
Grand Bahama


New CARICOM-EU project will tackle climate change and its health impacts in the Caribbean - Dec 2, 2020 - 5:50:33 PM

International, regional, and government leaders announced the launch of a broad-based project to support actions to mitigate climate change and its serious health impacts in Caribbean nations. The EU/CARIFORUM Strengthening Climate Resilient Health Systems Project – a joint project of the European Union and CARICOM that PAHO is coordinating – will advance public understanding of climate change effects and strengthen the ability of health systems to respond to climate-related health impacts...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Government successfully prices US$225 million bond - Dec 2, 2020 - 4:30:38 PM

Less than two months since the US$600 million international capital market transaction, and with the market responding positively to the prospect of a reopening Bahamian economy, the Government was able to take advantage of a significant rally witnessed in the 2032 Notes, to successfully launch a US$225 million reopening of these Notes.

The transaction was well received by the market. The orderbook was multiple times oversubscribed with more than 75 global investors participating in the final transaction...


Youth graduate from vocational program - Dec 2, 2020 - 3:00:26 PM

It was considered an “historic day,” as the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) graduated the first cohort of the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) core program.

After 80 contact hours, the participants – some of whom were high schoolers – were trained in general maintenance. They learned the fundamentals of construction site safety, construction math, construction power tools...


Countries urged to face challenge of better access to health for populations of African descent in COVID-19 pandemic - Dec 2, 2020 - 2:41:55 PM

The COVID-19 pandemic “disproportionally affects the most vulnerable – especially our populations of African descent” and PAHO Director Carissa F. Etienne today urged health authorities to “face this pressing challenge.”
In a press briefing, Etienne said, “We’re taking this issue as a priority and mainstreaming it into our programs,” focusing on better data for targeted prevention and care...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Govt takes timely action to sustain public health, protect the vulnerable and cushion economic blow - Dec 2, 2020 - 2:30:03 PM

The Ministry of Finance acknowledges the assessment done by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Article  IV  Mission,  which  issued  a  consulting  statement  with  preliminary  findings  following  its  recent  visit. Despite the human, social and economic toll of the two unprecedented shocks hitting The Bahamas in  recent  times,  The  Bahamas  continues  to  receive  international  recognition  for  its  overarching  policy  priorities to save lives, preserve livelihoods and lay a solid foundation for a robust recovery...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Mrs. Patricia Minnis Visits Willie Mae Pratt Centre for Girls - Dec 2, 2020 - 1:37:54 PM

As part of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence (International day for the Elimination of Violence against Women) November 25 to December 10, wife of the Prime Minister, Mrs. Patricia Minnis, of the Office of the Spouse of the Prime Minister, made a special visit to the Willie Mae Pratt Centre for Girls, December 1, 2020.
During the one-hour visit, Mrs. Minnis gave the young ladies an inspiring pep talk, reassuring them that they can be whatever they want to be. She also encouraged the girls to believe in themselves, remain focused and strive to reach their goals. 

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

International Day for The Abolition of Slavery, 2 December 2020 - Dec 2, 2020 - 1:11:27 PM

On 2 December 2020, the global community observes the 35th International Day for the Abolition of Slavery. This International Day was established by the United Nations in 1986. It highlights modern-day slavery, with which many around the world are faced. 

Despite the fact that slavery was abolished hundreds of years ago, there continues to be widespread conditions of modern slavery...

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