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DPM Cooper Throws first pitch - Don't Blink Home Run Derby - Dec 20, 2021 - 3:31:37 PM

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Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Investments & Aviation the Hon. Chester Cooper throws first pitch at the 'Don’t Blink Home Run Derby,' December 18, 2021.  Photos 4012 and 5112 show the Deputy Prime Minister as he throws that first pitch.  In photo 5124 he is pictured with Bahamian professional baseball players Lucius Fox, Jr., of the Baltimore Orioles and Jazz Chisholm, Jr., of the Miami Marlins. 

(BIS Photos/Kemuel Stubbs)...
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Air Canada Welcomed Back to Exuma - Dec 20, 2021 - 12:54:12 PM

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The Ministry of Tourism, Investments and Aviation celebrated Air Canada's resumption of service to Exuma on Sunday afternoon, December 19, 2021 after a year of suspension.  Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Investments and Aviation (MOTIA) the Hon. Chester Cooper, Senator Randy Rolle, MOTIA Permanent Secretary Reginald Saunders, Deputy Director General Latia Duncombe, Executive Director Dr. Kenneth Romer and the ministry's Exuma team welcomed the flight from Toronto, along with other officials.  It was a full flight into Exuma International Airport: photos show the welcome event....
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The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture Statement - Dec 20, 2021 - 9:27:11 AM

The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture congratulates Bahamian Olympic swimmer Joanna Evans placing 7th in the women's 400 meter freestyle and 8th in the women’s 200m freestyle events, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

She, along with Lilly Higgs, Victoria Russell, Izaak Bastian and Lamar Taylor are competing at the 15th edition of the FINA (International Swimming Federation) World Short Course Swimming Championships (25 meters)...


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Bahamas receives COVID-19 vaccines through a collaboration between PAHO/WHO, Canada and Colombia - Dec 17, 2021 - 9:37:17 AM

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The Bahamas received 48,000 doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines under a collaboration between the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) and the Governments of Canada and Colombia to increase vaccine access among for vulnerable populations in Latin America and the

Caribbean.

The vaccines, facilitated through the PAHO Revolving Fund, arrived at the Lynden Pindling International Airport on 15 December 2021...
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Year of Milestone Achievements for Digital Transformation Unit - Dec 16, 2021 - 2:15:57 PM

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The Government of The Bahamas is proud to announce a year of milestone achievements for the Digital Transformation Unit (DTU), a unit of the Department of Digitization and Transformation in the Ministry of Economic Affairs. The DTU is responsible for implementing the Government Digital Transformation to Strengthen Competitiveness project, a 5-year, multimillion dollar transformation initiative. The objective of the initiative is to increase the ease of doing business in The Bahamas and with the Bahamian government...
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CEO of BTC pays courtesy call on Minister of Health and Wellness - Dec 16, 2021 - 1:42:11 PM

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Mr. Andre Foster Chief Executive Officer of BTC, along with Mrs. Nicole Watkins, BTC Director of Legal Regulatory Affairs, paid a courtesy call on Minister of Health and Wellness, the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville, December 16, 2021, at the Ministry.  At the conference table, from left, clockwise, Mr. Foster, Mrs. Watkins, Ministry's Permanent Secretary Colin Higgs, and Minister Darville. 

(BIS Photos/Ulric Woodside)...
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Welcome Celebration at Fusion Superplex for Miss Bahamas Universe Chantel O'Brian - Dec 15, 2021 - 9:03:34 PM

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C elebrations continued at Fusion Superplex into the afternoon to welcome Miss Bahamas Universe Chantel O'Brian after her airport arrival and motorcade today. Congratulatory speeches were given by Her Excellency Leslia Miller-Brice, Ambassador to CARICOM; Minister of State for the Public Service the Hon. Pia Glover-Rolle; and Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, the Hon. Mario Bowleg. The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Investments and Aviation, the Hon. Chester Cooper announced that Miss O’Brian would receive a position at the Ministry of Tourism...
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Miss Bahamas Universe Chantel O'Brian returns home to Jubilant Welcome - Dec 15, 2021 - 4:14:38 PM

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It's a jubilant arrival home for Miss Bahamas Universe Chantel O'Brian today: Miss O'Brian has been congratulated for being selected to the Top 10 of the Miss Universe Pageant on Sunday.  She was met at LPIA by family and government officials, including the Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Mario Bowleg, and Mrs. Ann Marie Davis, of the Office of the Spouse of the Prime Minister.  A motorcade followed, and then press conference and lunch at Fusion Superplex. 

(BIS Photos/Eric Rose)...

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Ministry for Grand Bahama Tree Lighting Ceremony - Dec 14, 2021 - 12:39:42 PM

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Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Ginger Moxey pledged to use every resource available to get things done on the island: the Minister was giving brief remarks during the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony held at the Harold DeGregory Building on the front lawn, December 9.  The evening was festive with entertainment by Lady Martin on the violin, Tanario Lewis performing a few solos, and with highlight of the evening the singing of 'We Wish You a Merry Christmas' by the choir of the Ministry for Grand Bahama, led by Permanent Secretary Harcourt Brown and accompanied by Kevin Tomlinson. Also joining the choir was Minister Moxey.

(BIS Photos/Lisa Davis)...
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Helen Almorales-Jones sworn in as Acting President of the Industrial Tribunal - Dec 14, 2021 - 10:15:19 AM

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Helen Almorales-Jones was sworn in as Acting President of the Bahamas Industrial Tribunal by His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Cornelius A Smith, Governor General, during a brief Swearing-in Ceremony at the Office of The Governor General, One Montague Place, December 13, 2021. 

(BIS Photos/Letisha Henderson)...
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Board of The Bahamas Mortgage Corporation, Introduced - Dec 13, 2021 - 3:15:52 PM

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Minister of Transport and Housing, the Hon. JoBeth Coleby-Davis, is pictured with the newly appointed Board Members of The Bahamas Mortgage Corporation.

Seated from right: Chair, Barbara Cartwright; Minister JoBeth Coleby-Davis; and Deputy Chair Germaine Bullard.  Standing from left: Sean Bain, Ezra Pratt, Sauleene Smith, Corrington Burrows, Wanda Bonaby...
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Mrs. Davis Visits the Ranfurly Home for Children and the Children's Emergency Hostel - Dec 13, 2021 - 2:42:59 PM

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Mrs. Ann Marie Davis of the Office of the Spouse of the Prime Minister visited the Ranfurly Home for Children and the Children's Emergency Hostel, December 10, 2021, the 73rd Anniversary of the Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations, 'Human Rights Day.'  In an earlier statement, she expressed that she has “always been interested in and concerned about the rights of the most vulnerable among us – our children.”  She and her executive staff are pictured at the The Ranfurly Home for Children with the Home's Administrator...
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Prime Minister Davis on Ms. Chantel O'Brian Top 10 in Miss Universe Competition - Dec 13, 2021 - 8:09:33 AM

I join Bahamians around the world, who tonight are celebrating Ms. Chantel O'Brian in her historic achievement in advancing to the Top 10 in the Miss Universe competition. As a mentor and advocate for children's education, she is an inspiration and role model for all Bahamians who strive for excellence. Tonight, we are so very, very proud of Ms Chantel O'Brian. Congratulations...
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GB Health Care Workers Honoured During the Governor General’s Annual Christmas Visit to the Rand Memorial Hospital - Dec 12, 2021 - 10:20:10 PM

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Several health care workers were honoured during the 23rd Annual Christmas Visit to the Rand Memorial Hospital of the Governor General, His Excellency Sir Cornelius A. Smith and Lady Smith on Friday, December 10.

The event was held under the theme, ‘Honouring our Grand Bahama Health Service Heroes.’

Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Ginger Moxey gave remarks on behalf of the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville, Minister of Health and Wellness, who joined at the time of Tour of the Facility.
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Ministry of Works and Utilities officials continue tour of Abaco and the Cays - Dec 10, 2021 - 4:49:27 PM

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Minister of Works and Utilities the Hon. Alfred Sears continued a ‘reconnaissance’ tour of Abaco visiting cays Thursday, December 9.

Minister Sears led a delegation including Director Melanie Roach, Robert Mouzas Deputy Director; Tim Johnson Acting Chief Architect and David Cox Senior Civil Engineer to Great Guana Cay, Man-O-War Cay and Hope Town.  Local officials also joined the group, comprised of: John Pinder Parliamentary Secretary...
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U.S. Embassy and University of The Bahamas Renew American Corner at UB’s Oakes Field Campus - Dec 10, 2021 - 2:25:29 PM

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U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Usha Pitts and University of The Bahamas (UB) President Dr. Rodney D. Smith have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) renewing the American Corner at UB’s Oakes Field Campus on New Providence, The Bahamas.

The MoU signing ceremony, held on December 8, celebrates a renewal of the partnership between the Embassy and UB, and followed extensive renovations to the space completed during the COVID-19 pandemic...
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Office of the Judiciary partners with the Bahamas Crisis Centre for the UN's 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence - Dec 10, 2021 - 12:13:24 PM

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The Office of the Judiciary has been pleased to partner with the Bahamas Crisis Centre to mark the United Nations Campaign to end gender-based violence against women and girls.  The judiciary made a presentation to the Bahamas Crisis Centre, December 9, 2021, at the Office of the Chief Justice -- galvanized around the slogan, 'ORANGE the World.'  End violence against women now.

Small actions can make a big impact to end violence against women. Everyone has a role to play...
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PMH announces phased return to normal services in COVID-19 environment - Dec 9, 2021 - 1:16:05 PM

The Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) wishes to advise that the hospital has commenced a phased return to normal services amidst the current COVID-19 environment. PMH will begin the shift to a hybrid model of care providing for more face-to-face appointments supported by virtual appointments effective December 6th and continuing into January 2022...
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Bahamas removes travel restrictions from African countries; Rolls out COVID-19 booster shots - Dec 9, 2021 - 9:52:02 AM

The Minister of Health and Wellness the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville has announced that due to the milder nature of the Omicron Variant, the country will remove travel restrictions imposed on certain African countries.

And, he also announced that the Ministry of Health and Wellness has started the first phase of the COVID-19 vaccine booster rollout on Tuesday Dec 7...
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Minister of State Campbell confirms support for Merchant Shipping Bill - Dec 8, 2021 - 4:37:52 PM

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Minister of State for Legal Affairs, Hon. Jomo Campbell, said he fully supports the Merchant Shipping Bill 2021, during his contribution in Parliament on Wednesday, 8th December. The bill seeks to regulate and develop merchant shipping and related services for The Bahamas. The bill encompasses both national and international standards, in addition to the state of affairs of the global maritime sector. Mr. Campbell said that the current pandemic has had a tremendous impact on the maritime industry, specifically shipping, fisheries, maritime tourism and the oil and gas sectors... 

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