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EY Donates to Bahamas Hurricane Dorian Relief Efforts - Sep 15, 2019 - 1:43:37 PM

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On Sept. 13, EY announced a $200,000 donation to Hurricane Dorian relief efforts in the Bahamas.

Leadership of the EY region of the Bahamas, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands will donate $100,000, with EY Americas matching the donation, to The Bahamas National Emergency Management Authority (NEMA).

“This is an extraordinarily difficult time for the Bahamas and,by extension,all of the countries that make up a part of this region, so it is imperative that we come together as one to help the Bahamas and its people begin to rebuild,” said Dan Scott, Regional Managing Partner with EY..
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
UN Secretary General Visits The Bahamas to Assess Damage from Hurricane Dorian - Sep 15, 2019 - 2:04:49 AM

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United Nations Secretary General António Guterres expressed the solidarity of the United Nations and the international community with the government and people of The Bahamas after the unrelenting onslaught of Hurricane Dorian.

“I bring our deepest condolences to those who have lost loved ones and our sympathy to the many others who have lost their homes and communities,” the Secretary General said during a press conference held after a meeting with Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis and officials at the Office of the Prime Minister, September 13, 2019...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
(Photos) UN Secretary General visits Abaco, Bahamas - Sep 15, 2019 - 1:07:17 AM

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ABACO, The Bahamas -- The Secretary General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres visited The Bahamas, arriving Friday, September 13 -- during which he had meetings with Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis, participated in a press conference, and visited the island of Abaco where he saw first-hand the devastation by Hurricane Dorian.

Photos within show his visit to Abaco...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
(Video) 'Bahamas Strong' - Sep 14, 2019 - 11:14:53 PM

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Bahamas Information Services presents the first in a series of video presentations under the theme, 'Bahamas Strong,' which captures the spirit and strength of the Bahamian people in the wake of the devastating impact of Category 5 Hurricane Dorian...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Bahamas PM speaks with His Royal Highness Prince Charles - Sep 14, 2019 - 9:53:38 PM

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Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis spoke by phone with His Royal Highness Prince Charles today from his office at Cabinet, Churchill Building.
Prince Charles expressed how deeply the people of the United Kingdom are feeling for Bahamians during this time of tragedy in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian.

His Royal Highness and the Prime Minister also spoke about ways to rebuild storm-affected communities better and with resilience and long-term reconstruction...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Displaced Persons Registration Desk at Odyssey Aviation is Now Closed - Sep 14, 2019 - 9:15:33 PM

The Department of Rehabilitative Welfare Services announced Saturday, September 14, 2019 that the displaced persons registration desk at Odyssey Aviation is now closed.

The registration desk was spearheaded by a collective group of private citizens, partners and NGOs in collaboration with the Department of Social Services. It was staffed by more than 50 trained volunteers working on shifts, registered approximately 6,854 people arriving to New Providence by air from Abaco and Grand Bahama between September 5 -13, 2019...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Awards for 2018 Junior Junkanoo Competition Presented - Sep 14, 2019 - 7:51:01 PM

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The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture (MOYSC) recognized schools throughout The Bahamas for their accomplishments in the 2018 Junior Junkanoo Competition, Thursday, September 12th, 2019 at the National Training Agency, Gladstone Road.

Students and teachers, representing pre, primary, junior and senior high school divisions, accepted their prizes for their achievements in various categories during the 31stJunior Junkanoo Awards Presentation sponsored by the MOYSC, the NJC and Sol Petroleum Bahamas Ltd. The categories included: Best Banner, Best Music, Best Choreography, Best Overall, Best Off the Shoulder and Best Free Dancer...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Grand Bahama prepares for another storm - Sep 14, 2019 - 3:10:37 PM

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Even as residents of both Grand Bahama and Abaco struggle to clean up following the passage of Hurricane Dorian, which left behind devastating effects, the threat of a tropical wave over these islands have only added to the anxiety GB and Abaco residents have been feeling.

Tropical Cyclone Nine is expected to develop into the next Tropical storm, as it moves through parts of The Bahamas this weekend. According to local and international weather reports, the Wave has a 70 percent chance of further development..
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
UN Secretary General commends NEMA - Sep 14, 2019 - 2:00:12 PM

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Secretary General of the United Nations António Guterres commended the National Emergency Management Agency and The Bahamas Government at large, on its response in the wake of Hurricane Dorian.

During his Visit to The Bahamas, he met with the NEMA committee at the National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC) on Friday, September 13, 2019. He was accompanied by the Most Hon Dr Hubert Minnis, Prime Minister and members of his UN staff...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
PAHO Officials call on Bahamas Government - Sep 14, 2019 - 12:24:29 PM

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Governor General His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith welcomed board members of the Pan American Health Organization and the World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) in a courtesy call at Government House, September 13, 2019.

Pictured from left: Dr. Esther de Gourville, Bahamas Representative, PAHO; H.E. Cornelius A. Smith; Dr. Carissa Etienne, Director, PAHO; and Dr. Merle Lewis, Chief of Staff, PAHO...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Bahamas National Prayer Service set for Sept. 18, flags to be flown at half mast - Sep 14, 2019 - 2:00:36 AM

Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis has announced plans for a National Prayer Service to honour the lives lost to Hurricane Dorian.

The Government has invited the Bahamas Christian Council to plan the National Prayer Service, which will take place on Wednesday 18 September at Bahamas Faith Ministries International, Carmichael Road, starting at 7pm...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Bahamas State Recognized Funeral for Emmanuel E. Osadebay - Sep 13, 2019 - 11:33:11 PM

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A State Recognized Funeral was held for the Hon. Mr. Justice (Retired) Emmanuel E. Osadebay at St. Agnes Anglican Church, Baillou Hill Road, on Friday, September 13, 2019. Interment was at St. Agnes Cemetery.

"Justice of Appeal Osadebay had the distinction of serving The Bahamas at three different levels of the Judiciary; as the Stipendiary and Circuit Magistrate, a Justice of the Supreme Court and a Justice of Appeal.  He also practiced at the private Bar with distinction for several years after leaving the Magistracy pro to his appointment to the Supreme Court Bench in February, 1994."
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
NFL's Washington Redskins Donate to Hurricane Relief - Sep 13, 2019 - 2:12:13 PM

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Adonis Alexander, NFL Washington Redskins cornerback, #36, brought Hurricane Dorian relief supplies to The Bahamas, September 12, 2019 on behalf of his team, and was met at the airport by Ministry of Tourism Sports Manager Eldece Clarke and staff members.

(BIS Photos/Kemuel Stubbs)...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Trinidad & Tobago Defence and Task Force Lend a Hand to Restore Grand Bahama - Sep 13, 2019 - 1:37:14 PM

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Some of the 100-member Defence & Task Force from Trinidad & Tobago arrived in Grand Bahama on Monday morning, ready to work along with local Defence Force officers in helping to restore Grand Bahama, following the passing of Hurricane Dorian. The team spent some time upon arrival meeting with leaders of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, getting updated on the state of the island and obtaining cues on what role they would play in the restoration process. 

Major Darren McClean, Task Force Commander of the group said their mission to Grand Bahama falls in line with the Trinidad Government’s commitment to helping the Bahamian Government in this time of restoring and rebuilding a community which has been devastated by a Category 5 hurricane...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Relief supplies and aid continue to pour into Grand Bahama - Sep 12, 2019 - 1:50:35 PM

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On Wednesday morning World Central Kitchen, owned by chef and philanthropist Jose Andres, arrived in Freeport Harbor, with thousands of already prepared meals, as well as tons of dry goods and other relief supplies. Chef Andres has joined the many international volunteers who have opened up their hearts and storehouses to the people of Grand Bahama in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian.

“The outpouring of support from both the Caribbean and our international partners has been tremendous,” said Senator Jasmin Dareus...
News : International : Organization of American States (OAS)
OAS General Secretariat Welcomes New Electoral Authorities of Honduras - Sep 12, 2019 - 10:30:38 AM

The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS) has collaborated with the National Congress of Honduras on electoral reforms through a group of experts and welcomes the appointment of the authorities that will lead the National Electoral Council (CNE) and the Electoral Court of Justice (TJE)...
News : Local
Trinidad and Tobago Troop arrives in Capital - Sep 12, 2019 - 9:27:04 AM

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The Minister of National Security, the Honorable Marvin Dames, the Commander Defence Force, Commodore Tellis Bethel, and Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of National Security, Mr. Eugene Poitier, welcomed  one hundred and nineteen (119) soldiers from the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force (TTDF) on Sunday 8th September.

Included in the group were Trinidad and Tobago's Minister of National Security, the Honourable Stuart Young, and TTDF Chief of Defence Staff, Commodore Darryl Daniel...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Advisory: Prevention of Skin Infections after Hurricane Dorian - Sep 11, 2019 - 3:06:10 PM

The public is advised that following the passage of Hurricane Dorian there is an increased risk of skin infections associated with flooding and contaminated water. Persons are reminded that skin and soft tissue infections can develop when injured skin is exposed to floodwaters contaminated by sewage, chemicals and other pollutants.

Persons exposed to contaminated flood waters may potentially experience...

• Wound infections
• Contact dermatitis...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Make a difference by raising awareness about suicide says Governor General - Sep 11, 2019 - 1:45:34 PM

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The Governor General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith, appealed to Bahamians to tear down the walls of stigma and silence that surround suicide, learn the warning signs, talk about the epidemic and become a part of the solution.

“Take the time to notice the changes in friends, family and colleagues: take the time to ask, that the time talk and take time to care. One small act like the decision to reach out to your neighbor, the offer of support to a friend...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
State-Recognized Funeral for the Late Hon. Mr. Justice Emmanuel Osadebay (Retired) - Sep 11, 2019 - 1:25:20 PM

The Cabinet Office announced today that a State Recognized Funeral will be held for the late Honourable Mr. Justice (Ogbueshi, Ugodimma) Emmanuel Enebeli Osadebay (Retired) on Friday, 13th September, 2019 at 11:00a.m at St. Agnes Anglican Church, Baillou Hill Road and Cockburn Street. Interment will follow in St. Agnes Cemetery, Nassau Street.

Further, the body will lie-in-state in the Court Room of the Supreme Court, Bank Lane from 9:00am on Thursday, 12th September until the body departs for the church on Friday, 13th September, 2019....

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