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Prime Minister Minnis Addressed 'Light it Up Blue' Ceremonies for Autism Awareness - Apr 8, 2021 - 2:44:47 PM

Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis was the keynote speaker at the 9th Annual 'Light it Up Blue' ceremony in observance of Autism Awareness 2021, held on Wednesday evening, April 7, at Queen's College campus, where the REACH headquarters is located.  The theme of the outdoor event was "Be Kind -- See the Person Not the Label."  Minister of Education the Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd gave remarks, virtually.  There were presentations and awards, and remarks also by REACH Chairman Dwayne Gibson. 

(BIS Photo/Kristaan Ingraham)...
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Minister of Health Renward Wells - Remarks - COVID-19 Update Press Conference - Apr 7, 2021 - 10:04:10 PM
See enclosed remarks by Minister of Health the Hon. Renward Wells at the COVID-19 Update Press Conference at the Ministry of Health, April 7, 2021:

Here is the latest national COVID-19 Report.

On Tuesday, 6th April, 2021, there were 26 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases in The Bahamas to 9,296....

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More priority groups and vaccination centers added to COVID-19 vaccine roll-out - Apr 7, 2021 - 2:02:53 PM

Teachers and staff of schools, home-bound physically challenged residents, hospitality workers and students and athletes studying or competing abroad are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, the National COVID-19 Vaccine Consultative Committee has announced.

Eligible priority groups now include:

•    Healthcare workers;
•    Persons 60 years of age and older...
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Top it professionals participate in Government’s First-ever National Cybersecurity Assessment Session - Apr 7, 2021 - 9:17:47 AM

A milestone component of the Government’s digital transformation strategy, Computer Incident Response Team (CIRT) Assessment sessions were held on March 30-31, 2021. Participants included chief information security officers (CISOs), as well as information technology (IT) leads of government ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs), and of the private sector... 
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COVID-19 Vaccination Notice - Apr 5, 2021 - 8:40:05 PM
The administration of the COVID-19 vaccine will resume on Wednesday 7 April 2021 on New Providence and Grand Bahama at the following locations:

•    Loyola Hall, Gladstone Road, New Providence
•    Church of God of Prophecy, East Street, New Providence
•    Susan J. Wallace Community Center, Grand Bahama...
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Cabinet Office: Defence Force Commander exposed to COVID-19 - Apr 4, 2021 - 2:51:22 PM

The Cabinet Office announces for general information that the Commander of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF), Commodore Raymond King, has been exposed to COVID-19.

Commodore King is experiencing mild symptoms and has been placed on quarantine at home...
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COVID-19 Vaccination Sites closed for Good Friday, Easter and Easter Monday Holiday PSA - Apr 3, 2021 - 10:45:45 AM

The Ministry of Health advises the public that in observance of Good Friday, Easter and the Easter Monday Holiday, all
COVID-19 vaccination sites will be closed from
Thursday, 1stApril –Tuesday, 6thApril, 2021.

Vaccinations will resume on Wednesday 7thApril, 2021, at the assigned vaccination sites, and not Tuesday, 6thApril,...
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Youth, Sports and Culture senior officials visit Grand Bahama - Apr 2, 2021 - 5:02:23 AM

Senior officials of the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture converged on  Grand Bahama island, March 29 to view the facilities there.  Hosted by the Minister, the Hon. Iram Lewis, the group started their tour at the Grand Bahama Sports Complex where they inspected the track and field and related facilities, as well as the softball area; they also visited the recently renovated park at the Royal Oasis, and took the opportunity to speak with sculptor Brian Maycock...
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Water restoration work in Abaco on target says WSC Executive Chairman - Apr 1, 2021 - 4:02:29 PM

Water restoration efforts are progressing in Abaco almost two years since the passage of Hurricane Dorian.

Executive Chairman of the Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC), Adrian Gibson said the COVID-19 pandemic has created logistical issues and impeded the work there but the Corporation is on target...
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Tourism Minister: ‘Vaccination is critical to economic turnaround’ - Apr 1, 2021 - 2:45:25 PM

Minister of Tourism and Aviation, the Hon. Dionisio D’Aguilar has urged Bahamians, particularly those in the tourism industry, to take advantage of the opportunities to get vaccinated.

“Our country, the revival of our critical tourism industry, employment, incomes, are dependent on tourism and tourism, trust me, is dependent on people getting vaccinated,” Minister D’Aguilar said...
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Public Notice: Closure of The 2020-2021 Crawfish Season - Apr 1, 2021 - 12:49:15 PM

The Department of Marine Resources wishes to advise the general public that the Crawfish Open Season will come to a close on the 1st of April 2021 and will reopen on the1st of August, 2021.  

During this time the capture of crawfish or any other marine resource with the use of air compres-sors is prohibited and should not be found onboard any vessel at any time...
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New travel requirements announced for Eleuthera and Harbour Island - Mar 31, 2021 - 8:20:44 PM

In accordance with the Emergency Powers (COVID-19 Pandemic) (Risk Management) (No. 4) (Amendment) (No. 10) Order, 2021, persons traveling from Harbour Island and Eleuthera will now be required to undergo a RTPCR COVID-19 test in order to obtain a travel health visa.

The requirement is effective Thursday 1 April 2021 and applies to persons older than 10 years of age traveling from Harbour Island and Eleuthera...
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The Bahamas receives the first COVID-19 vaccines through the COVAX Facility - Mar 31, 2021 - 2:30:11 PM

- The Bahamas today received 33,600 doses of COVID-19 vaccines through the COVAX Facility, a global effort between the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance Gavi, UNICEF, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

The arrival marks a historic step toward ensuring the equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines worldwide...

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Campbell applauds Police for key role in Urban Development - Mar 31, 2021 - 2:07:13 PM

Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie A. Campbell, applauded those members of the Royal Bahamas Police Force -- past and present -- who are/were attached to the Urban Renewal Programme for “never shrinking in the face of their responsibility.”

Minister Campbell was addressing the Urban Renewal Commission’s First Police Awards Ceremony hosted (Friday, March 19) at Salem Union Baptist Church Hall...
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Parks great for communities, says Youth Minister - Mar 30, 2021 - 11:09:36 AM

Parks are essential for the development of young people, said Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, the Hon. Iram Lewis on Saturday, March 27.
Minister Lewis was present to officially open the Wellington Pinder Community Park, an area developed by the City of Freeport Council.

The Minister said as someone also from Water Cay, a small community, he knows “what it means to ensure that these communities are equipped with facilities to ensure the further growth and development of our young people...
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Bahamas Christian Council Executives receive first dose of COVID-19 Vaccine - Mar 30, 2021 - 10:41:58 AM

President of the Bahamas Christian Council (BCC) Bishop Delton Fernander and First Vice-President Pastor Mario Moxey and their wives, received their first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine on Monday, March 29, 2021 at Loyola Hall on Gladstone Road.

(BIS Photos/Kristaan Ingraham)...
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Congratulations to Jazrado ‘Jazz‘ Chisholm on solidifying his position in Major League Baseball - Mar 29, 2021 - 4:30:20 PM

The Hon. Iram Lewis, on behalf of the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture is excited to extend congratulations to 23-year-old Bahamian Baseball player, Jazz Chisholm on solidifying his position in Major League Baseball as the 2nd baseman for the Miami Marlins team.

Jazz, who was always a highly regarded prospect was competing against another top prospect, Puerto Rican native, Isan Diaz for the only open full time position..
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Government and AML Foods Distributed 350 Food Packages on Saturday - Mar 29, 2021 - 4:04:57 PM

The Government’s partnership with AML Foods in a Food Distribution Network continues, according to Minister of State for Finance and for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Kwasi Thompson.   Minister Thompson said the government was very pleased to continue its partnership with AML Foods and was on hand on Saturday, March 27, 2021 to hand out 350 packages for residents in need. The distribution took place on the grounds of Cost Right Wholesale Club.  

“We started the Grand Bahama food program as a result of Covid-­‐19...
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Rebuilding Grand Bahama Documentary Series - Mar 29, 2021 - 3:17:48 PM

The Office of the Prime Minister Grand Bahama invites you to watch the Rebuilding Grand Bahama Documentary Series.

This is our story of the rebuilding process in Grand Bahama post Hurricane Dorian as we rebuild homes, businesses, roads, but most importantly we are rebuilding the LIVES of PEOPLE...
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Minister Thompson officially opens Churchill Tener-Knowles Community Park - Mar 29, 2021 - 2:44:45 PM

“When it comes to honouring people like Churchill Tener-Knowles, it’s never political, it’s personal,” said Minister of State for Finance and for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Kwasi Thompson.

“It’s personal because we know of the life that he has lived.  And we know of the service he has given.”

Minister Thompson’s remarks came during the official naming ceremony of the Churchill Tener-Knowles Community Park, on Saturday, March 27, 2021... 

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