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Governor General Attends a Special National Hero's Service at Pilgrim Baptist Church - Oct 15, 2019 - 1:00:58 PM

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Governor General His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith attended a Special Hero’s Service honouring Claire Hepburn, Keith Mason, Ruth Major, Alfred Stewart and Catherine Roker at Pilgrim Baptist Temple, St. James Road, Sunday, October 12, 2019. 

(BIS Photos/Derek Smith)...
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PM Minnis recognizes heroes of Hurricane Dorian during 2019 National Honours Investiture ceremony - Oct 14, 2019 - 11:45:35 PM

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Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis recognized the courage and grace of the many Bahamian citizens who put their lives at risk during and in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian.

The Prime Minister was speaking at the 2019 National Honours Investiture Ceremony held at Government House on Monday 14 October, National Heroes Day...
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Prime Minister Minnis provides update on Abaco recovery; RV trailers to house critical government workers on the way to Abaco - Oct 14, 2019 - 12:25:46 PM

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RV trailers to house critical government workers on the way to Abaco; work started to restore Marsh Harbour port and airport operations

The first batch of 100 RV trailers that will be used to house 300 critical government personnel are on the way to Abaco as part of the effort to rebuild devastated communities following Hurricane Dorian...
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Official Funeral for the Late Mr. Tennyson Wells was held at Christ Church Cathedral - Oct 13, 2019 - 9:45:43 PM

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An Official Funeral was held for former Cabinet Minister and well-known businessman, Mr. Tennyson Wells on Friday morning, October 11, 2019 at Christ Church Cathedral.  Interment was at Woodlawn Gardens.  Governor General His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith, Prime MInister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis, Cabinet Ministers and officials joined family and friends in commemorating his life.  Prime Minister Minnis is pictured, with tribute and condolences. 

(BIS Photos/Derek Smith)...
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Ministry of Foreign Affairs on article that appeared in the Palm Beach Post - Oct 13, 2019 - 8:00:25 PM

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to refer to an article dated 11 October 2019, that appeared in the Palm Beach Post entitled, “ Bahamian Diplomat says China will not rebuild in hurricane devastated islands.” Comments in the article were attributed to Consul General in Miami, Mrs. Linda Mackey.

The Ministry wishes to advise that the Consul General’s comments were taken out of context...
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British High Commissioner call on the Attorney General - Oct 12, 2019 - 10:10:34 PM

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British High Commissioner Her Excellency Sarah Dickson paid a courtesy call on Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, the Hon. Carl Bethel, QC, at the Ministry on Thursday, October 10, 2019. 

(BIS Photo/Derek Smith)
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Knights of Columbus call on the Governor General - Oct 11, 2019 - 7:40:22 PM

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Members of the Knights of Columbus (fraternal service organization) paid a courtesy call upon His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith, Governor General (seated centre), at Government House on Thursday, October 10, 2019. 

(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...
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Ministry of Finance in Full Swing in Implementing Public Financial Management Reform - Oct 11, 2019 - 3:40:37 PM

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Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest said in the Ministry of Finance, the heart of Public Financial Management Reform is the development and adoption of robust information systems.

“We are in the full swing of implementing the project plan for this multi-faceted reform initiative,” DPM Turnquest explained at a forum held by the Ministry of Finance in conjunction with the Inter-American Development Bank at Baha Mar, October 10, 2019.  The forum was held under the theme, ‘The Power of Data for Transforming National Development.’
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MOYSC Youth Month's 'Jesus in the Park' - Oct 11, 2019 - 1:40:18 PM

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Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Lanisha Rolle brings short remarks to 'Jesus in the Park,' at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium, on October 4, 2019.  Maurice ‘DJ Godson’ Fawkes is the founder of the event, which brings together various gospel and positive musicians and performers.  Among those present included Under Secretary in the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture Renee Bullard, Chair of National Youth Month Sandena Neely, and Member of Parliament for Fort Charlotte, Mark Humes.  

(BIS Photos/Eric Rose)...
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British High Commissioner call on the Minister of National Security - Oct 11, 2019 - 12:45:09 PM

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British High Commissioner Her Excellency Sarah Dickson paid a courtesy call on Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames, at the Ministry, on October 10, 2019. 

(BIS Photo / Eric Rose)...
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US Congresswoman Maxine Waters pledged support Bahamas post Hurricane Dorian - Oct 11, 2019 - 11:00:05 AM

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United States Congressman Maxine Waters paid a Courtesy Call on officials at the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA on Gladstone Road on Thursday, October 10, 2019.

The US Representative for California’s 43rd congressional district was accompanied by her husband Sidney Williams, former US Ambassador to The Bahamas; Congressman Al Green, the Representative for Texas's 9th congressional district...
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The Governor General pays respects at the Lying-in-State of Mr. Tennyson Wells - Oct 10, 2019 - 10:50:11 PM

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Governor General His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith paid last respects at the lying-in-state of Mr. Tennyson Wells, former Cabinet Minister, Parliamentarian and Businessman in the foyer of the House of Assembly, Parliament Square on Thursday, October 10, 2019. 

(BIS Photos/Letisha Henderson)...
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Prime Minister Minnis Pays Respects at the Lying-in-State of Mr. Tennyson Wells - Oct 10, 2019 - 7:20:16 PM

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Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis paid his respects at the Lying-in-State of Former Cabinet Minister and well-known businessman,  Mr. Tennyson Wells, at the House of Assembly, October 10, 2019.  An Official Funeral will be held on Friday, October 11, at Christ Church Cathedral with interment at Woodlawn Gardens. 

(BIS Photo/Yontalay Bowe)...
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Women and Girls Mentoring Coalition launched at Government House - Oct 10, 2019 - 4:50:46 PM

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Governor General His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith and Spouse of the Prime Minister and Founder of the Women and Girls Mentoring Coalition, Mrs. Patricia Minnis led in the celebration of International Day of the Girl Child and launch of the Women and Girls Mentoring Coalition (WGMC) at Government House, Wednesday, October 9, 2019.

The Governor General encouraged girls across the nation to get their education.  He said, “‘the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.’
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Campbell Commends Office of the Spouse on Launch of the Women and Girls Mentoring Coalition - Oct 10, 2019 - 3:50:27 PM

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Officials from the Department of Gender and Family Affairs, Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development, were among those from across the government sector, non-governmental organizations and the private sector that joined the Office of the Spouse of the Prime Minister, October 9, 2019 in celebrating the launch of the Women and Girls Mentoring Coalition (WGMC).

Held at Government House, Mount Fitzwilliam, the launch took place two days before the global observance of International Day of the Girl Child. The Coalition is under the remit of the Office of the Spouse of the Prime Minister...
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Commonwealth of Nations Secretary General says GB and Abaco can be rebuilt better - Oct 10, 2019 - 3:14:14 PM

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Secretary General of the Commonwealth of Nations, Rt. Hon. Patricia Scotland, QC says having the opportunity to see first-hand the devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian in both Abaco and Grand Bahama, will assist her to go back to the International community and describe with a great degree of accuracy the enormity of the devastation in The Bahamas.

After visiting the island of Abaco (Sunday, October, which was decimated by Hurricane Dorian, the Secretary General and her delegation flew to Grand Bahama on Tuesday, October 8, 2019...
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112 Haitian Nationals repatriated from New Providence - Oct 10, 2019 - 1:30:27 PM

On today’s date, a Bahamasair flight departed Lynden Pindling International Airport at 8:07AM. enroute to Port-au-Prince, Haiti with a total of (112) Haitian nationals escorted by a team of Law Enforcement Officers.

This group included (91) Males and (21) Females. The Immigration team was led by Mr. Denaj Wilchombe Gr. II Immigration Officer along with Officers of The Royal Bahamas Defence Force...
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DPM Turnquest remarks at IDB 60th Anniversary seminar - Oct 10, 2019 - 10:00:15 AM
Good Morning.

Thank you for the invitation to speak today and deliver these opening remarks. Given the lineup of speakers and the timeliness of the conversation, I am confident that today’s proceedings will be most informative and productive. 

We live in an information age where the fulfillment of our national development goals requires that the Government harness the power of data...
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Prime Minister Minnis outlines temporary housing plan for Abaco - Oct 9, 2019 - 9:45:55 PM

The Ministry of Disaster Preparedness, Management and Reconstruction is in the process of deploying temporary housing for government employees on Abaco, Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis announced in the House of Assembly on Wednesday in his second communication on Hurricane Dorian response and recovery efforts.   

The Prime Minister said 100 RV trailers will accommodate 300 critical government personnel...
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DPM's Communication in Debate on Disaster Preparedness and Response Bill v 6 - Oct 9, 2019 - 5:10:49 PM

More than a month has passed since Hurricane Dorian ravaged the northern Bahamas. As I stand before this Honourable House today, my heart remains heavy—knowing the trauma that so many suffered; the long road ahead to heal the lives that have been shattered and to rebuild the devastated communities. At least 61 people are confirmed dead. This tragic loss of life has irrevocably changed families and communities: not just in the affected islands, but across the country. There are also approximately 350 people who are still reported missing. My heart cries for those families, wanting to know more, praying for their miracle...

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