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Appeal issued to persons accessing Ambulance Services - Sep 7, 2021 - 2:51:53 PM

The National Emergency Medical Services (NEMS) is appealing to members of the public reporting a medical emergency through 919 to identify wherever possible, the likelihood that they may be COVID positive. The appeal comes as Emergency Services are recording increased instances of inaccurate information leading to delays in services and a misallocation of resources...
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Rt. Hon. Lord Justice Dingemans paid a courtesy call on the Governor General - Sep 7, 2021 - 12:47:11 PM

His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Cornelius A. Smith, Governor General (centre), received the Rt. Hon. Lord Justice Dingemans in a courtesy call at the Office of the Governor General, September 7, 2021.  Also pictured is Adewale Adenike, personal assistant.  (BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna)
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New Providence Agro-Village Project Begins - Sep 6, 2021 - 8:24:36 PM

The Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources has recognized the international success of AgroVillages to significantly increase economic growth and employment generation in the agriculture sector.

Agro Villages, also known as Agro Parks, are a system of agricultural innovations that have been used to resolve the fundamental issues affecting food production. The systems such as production, food processing, labs, research, development, and retail services form the clusters of businesses that will utilize and benefit from the Agro Village...
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Updated UB COVID-19 Policy - Sep 6, 2021 - 5:36:13 PM

The University continues to work to protect the collective safety and good health of the university community whilst ensuring the continued operation of the institution. After input from various stakeholders, a revised COVID-19 Policy has been prepared and vetted. This revised policy statement supersedes the previous announcement issued 2nd September 2021.

Effective Monday, 6th September 2021, all persons entering the campuses of University of The Bahamas must show proof of being fully vaccinated OR present a negative COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test.
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Tourism Seeks To Strengthen Certification Programmes Through IDB Partnership - Sep 6, 2021 - 10:23:58 AM

Tourism Development Corporation (TDC) and Ministry of Tourism and Aviation officials are partnering with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and European experts to develop and strengthen certification systems in The Bahamas.

The aim of the project is to increase the resiliency and sustainability of The Bahamas..
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COVID-19 Vaccination centers to offer extended and weekend hours - Sep 6, 2021 - 9:31:41 AM

Select COVID-19 Vaccination Centers on New Providence will offer extended hours this week to better accommodate school-aged children eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine.

The Kendal Isaacs Gym, St. Joseph’s Parish Hall and Loyola Hall will operate until 7pm starting tomorrow, Monday 6 September through Friday 10 September 2021...
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Commonwealth Secretary General calls on Minister Jeffrey Lloyd - Sep 4, 2021 - 3:16:59 PM

Secretary General of the Commonwealth, Her Excellency Patricia Scotland, QC, made a courtesy call on Minister of Education the Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd, on Friday, September 3, 2021.  The Secretary General is visiting The Bahamas, August 30 to September 11, and attending the Commonwealth Lawyers Association Conference taking place here.

(Photo/Ministry of Education)...

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Minister for Grand Bahama: Remembering the Victims and Survivors of Hurricane Dorian - Sep 2, 2021 - 3:05:43 PM

“Today, we remember.  Today, we remember the victims of Hurricane Dorian and we remember the family members of those victims; we remember the survivors of Hurricane Dorian,” said Minister of State for Finance and for Grand Bahama, Senator the Hon. Kwasi Thompson.

His remarks came during a press conference in the Office of the Prime Minister on Wednesday, September 1, 2021. The day marked the second year of remembrance of the devastation that took place in Abaco and Grand Bahama when the strongest hurricane in Caribbean history passed through those islands...
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Government committed to long-term reconstruction of Abaco and Grand Bahama - Sep 2, 2021 - 11:00:07 AM

Minister of Foreign Affairs the Hon. Darren Henfield reiterated the commitment of the Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas to the long-term reconstruction of Abaco, the Abaco Cays and Grand Bahama.

“Together, hand in hand, we will continue to strengthen our resources in our quest to build back better,” he said on Wednesday, September 1, 2021...
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Walter Wells paid a courtesy call on the Governor General - Sep 1, 2021 - 12:04:13 PM

Governor General His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Cornelius A. Smith (right) made a presentation to Walter Wells during a courtesy call today at the Office of the Governor General. 

(BIS Photos/Patrick Hanna)...
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Captains Valerie Talbot and Eric Larson inducted as Bahamas Flying Ambassadors - Sep 1, 2021 - 9:00:30 AM

Captains Valerie Talbot and Eric Larson of Delray Beach, Florida have officially been inducted as Flying Ambassadors for The Islands of The Bahamas.  

The historic induction ceremony, complete with an airplane water salute, issuance of certificates, credentials and Bahamas branded gift items, was conducted on August 25, 2021 by executives of the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation (BMOTA)...
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Sir Godfrey Kelly paid a courtesy call on the Governor General - Aug 31, 2021 - 7:05:08 PM

Sir Godfrey Kelly (left) and Lady Kelly paid a courtesy call on Governor General His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Cornelius A. Smith at the Office of the Governor General on Monday, August 30, 2021. 

(BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna)...

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Ministry of Education announces National Exams results - Aug 31, 2021 - 9:05:50 AM

The Ministry of Education (MOE) announced the results of the 2021 National Examinations at a press conference Monday, August 30, 2021.

The Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd, Minister of Education headlined the list of ministry officials who participated in the virtual event, which was broadcast live on television. Lorraine Armbrister, Permanent Secretary; Dr. Marcellus Taylor, Director; Serethea Clarke, Under Secretary and Evelyn Sawyer, Assistant Director, also participated...
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Patients Asked to Bring COVID-19 Results When Presenting at PMH Emergency Department - Aug 30, 2021 - 2:37:21 PM

The Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) Emergency Department advises the public that persons presenting to the Emergency Department who have had a PCR or Rapid Antigen test within 72hours should bring a copy of their test results when seeking Emergency care. This will expedite the triage process for emergency care and subsequent treatment within the Department...
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Nation Bids Farewell to A.D. Hanna – Statesman, Nation Builder and Patriot - Aug 27, 2021 - 9:30:13 AM

In pomp and ceremony, the nation bid farewell to the Most Hon. Arthur Dion Hanna, who was honoured as a nation builder, man for all seasons, and a man of courage.

The former Governor General, Deputy Prime Minister, Cabinet Minister and Parliamentarian was laid to rest at Matthew’s Anglican Church Cemetery following a two-hour State Funeral at Christ Church Cathedral, George Street, Thursday, August 26, 2021...
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Senator the Hon. Kwasi Thompson on Breach of Pre-election Fiscal Update Law - Aug 27, 2021 - 9:05:54 AM

The Ministry of Finance is preparing and finalizing the Pre-Election and Fiscal Update for publication online tomorrow, August 27th 2021, in keeping with the legal requirements of the Fiscal Responsibility Act, 2018.  

The Fiscal Council is responsible solely for the preparation and publication of its reports. A cursory review of the Fiscal Responsibility Act will confirm their independence from the political directorate in respect of their duties...

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Parliamentary Registration Department Advance Poll Call Centre - Aug 26, 2021 - 3:23:04 PM

The Parliamentary Registration Department advises the public that the Parliamentary Registration Department's Advance Poll Call Centre may be contacted at 362-3888\ or 601-3001.  The Toll-Free numbers are 1-242-300-5718 or 1-242-300-2265.

Voters eligible for the advance poll are reminded that application closes at 11:59 pm, Eastern Standard Time on August 27th for Overseas Voters...
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2021 General Election Advance Poll - Application Deadlines - Aug 26, 2021 - 10:10:31 AM

The Parliamentary Registration Department advises the public that as is the normal practice, the 2021 General Election Advance Poll will be conducted on the islands of New Providence, Grand Bahama and at designated Embassy or High Commission offices overseas.

Eligible voters include voters in the following categories...
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NEMA augments its local and regional communication systems with grant funding from CDEMA - Aug 26, 2021 - 9:15:36 AM

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), recently augmented its local and regional communications systems following the receipt of an $8,000 grant from the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) via the CDEMA Coordinating Unit, based in Bridgetown, Barbados.

The Coordinating Unit received the grant funding from the European Union under CDEMA’s Partnership Programme entitled: “Strengthening the Capacity of the CDEMA Participating States and Coordinating Unit for the Implementation of Comprehensive Disaster Management.” The Bahamas is one of 19 Participating States...
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Government commits to meet demand for Young Professionals housing lots - Aug 25, 2021 - 3:50:49 PM

Government commits to meet demand for Young Professionals housing lots
Approximately 1,500 applications have been received for housing lots in the Prospect Ridge Community for Young Professionals, the Committee for the Development of Communities for Young Professionals has announced.

The six-week application period opened on 1 July 2021 and closed on 16 August 2021. Applications were submitted through the MyGateway portal...

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