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Atlanta holds a day of prayer for The Bahamas
- Sep 20, 2019 - 1:00:32 PM
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.
the service, a representative from Congressman John Lewis’ office
confirmed that he was supporting Bahamians getting temporary protective
status in The United States...
Women leaders challenged to give focus to ‘collective’ accomplishment
- Sep 20, 2019 - 12:56:10 PM
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...
Commonwealth helps developing countries bank millions for climate action
- Sep 19, 2019 - 11:18:29 PM
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..
RBDF provides managerial support for Hurricane Shelters
- Sep 19, 2019 - 9:56:23 PM
Over 80 members of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force were assigned the
duties of Hurricane Shelter Managers for 11 hurricane shelters that are
currently open in New Providence and Grand Bahama as a result of
Prior to the storm, 60 RBDF Hurricane Shelter
Support Team members were on call to manage and securing 51 Hurricane
Shelters in New Providence alone in the event shelters were needed. The
first Hurricane Shelter was activated in New Providence on August 31...
Office of the Spouse strives to empower women and girls Mrs. Minnis tells IWF delegates
- Sep 19, 2019 - 7:35:34 PM
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)...
PM Minnis meets with the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce to discuss rebuilding of Abaco and Grand Bahama
- Sep 19, 2019 - 5:45:35 PM
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...
NEMA Daily Briefing: Sept. 19
- Sep 19, 2019 - 5:32:01 PM
NEMA DAILY BRIEFS
SOCIAL SERVICES - SHELTERS
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...
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
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...
National Prayer Service in Grand Bahama: “Time for All to Pull Together”
- Sep 19, 2019 - 4:30:21 PM
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...
CTO makes initial monetary contribution to The Bahamas Recovery Effort
- Sep 19, 2019 - 12:50:46 PM
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...