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.
Patricia Scotland has described the initiative, which is currently
managing 50 projects in 10 Commonwealth developing countries..
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)...
GENERAL SITUATION: LINGERING TROUGHING CONTINUES TO GENERATE
UNSETTLED WEATHER ACROSS THE ISLANDS MEANWHILE BREEZY CONDITIONS ALONG
WITH SWELLS GENERATED FROM HURRICANE HUMBERTO WILL CONTINUE TO PRODUCE
HAZARDOUS BEACHING AND BOATING CONDITIONS ACROSS THE ISLANDS TONIGHT
SPECIAL WARNINGS: SMALL CRAFT OPERATORS
SHOULD REMAIN IN PORT AND BEACHGOERS SHOULD REFRAIN FROM SWIMMING DUE TO
THE PRESENCE OF HAZARDOUS SWELLS AND THE RISK OF DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS
ALONG NORTH AND EAST COAST BEACHES. RESIDENTS SHOULD EXERCISE EXTREME
CAUTION WHILE DRIVING ALONG COASTAL ROADS, AS SAND AND SEA SPRAY MAY
LIMIT VISIBILITY. DRIVERS AND PEDESTRIANS IN ELEUTHERA SHOULD AVOID
USING THE GLASS WINDOW BRIDGE DUE TO EXTREMELY LIFE THREATENING
Prime Minister Minnis meets with the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce to discuss rebuilding of Abaco and Grand Bahama
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.
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...
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...
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
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...
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...
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...