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News : Grand Bahama

RISE Economic Recovery Grant Programme awards $724k in grants to 76 businesses - May 23, 2020 - 8:03:12 AM


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As government officials work to safely re-open the nation’s economy, many businesses on Grand Bahama are keen to resume rebuilding their operations. This sentiment is especially true for the many companies set to benefit from the Restoring Industry, Sustaining Employment (RISE) Grant Programme. 

RISE is a partnership initiative implemented by The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited (GBPA), and Mercy Corps, a global humanitarian organization with funding support from the American Red Cross and Bacardi Limited...

Community

One Eleuthera Foundation rolls out Virtual Campus Pilot Programme Readies for Summer 2020 Launch - May 23, 2020 - 7:00:13 AM


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The One Eleuthera Foundation (OEF) has responded to the increased demand for E-learning courses with a two phase rollout of its One Eleuthera Virtual Learning Platform. As a Partner in Education, their Centre For Training and Innovation (CTI) will be the custodian of OEF’s Virtual Campus.

When COVID-19 created the opportunity for more people to participate in online learning, the Centre For Training and Innovation pivoted quickly to address this demand.  They moved up the platform’s roll out date by four months to May 18, 2020 with a phase one test pilot program....

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

EmergencyPowers(COVID19)(Lockdown)(No.8)Order,2020 - May 22, 2020 - 8:55:21 PM


In exercise of the powers conferred on me by the Emergency Powers (Covid 19) Regulations, 2020, I HEREBY make the following Order -
1.    Citation.
This Order may be cited as the Emergency Powers (Covid 19) (Lockdown) (No.
8)    Order, 2020.
2.    Application.
This Order shall not apply to North Bimini and South Bimini...

Arts & Culture

Preserving the Peace on our Piece of Earth - May 22, 2020 - 8:05:02 PM


Over-the-Hill is Eden,
it is the garden
in which we live

it is holy ground

take off your shoes
when you go through
when you pass by

there are those of us
who are worshiping,
many of us in prayer...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Ministry of Health COVID-19 Dashboard - 22nd May, 2020 - May 22, 2020 - 7:35:44 PM


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BAHAMAS MINISTRY OF HEALTH COVID-19 DASHBOARD
May 22, 2020

THE BAHAMAS

*CONFIRMED CASES  97

*RECOVERED CASES 45...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

EmergencyPowers(COVID19)(SpecialProvisions)(Amendment)(No.4)Order, 2020 - May 22, 2020 - 7:00:29 PM


In exercise of the powers conferred on me by the Emergency Powers (Covid 19) Regulations, 2020, I HEREBY make the following Order for every island and cay in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas -

1.    Citation.
This Order, which amends the Emergency Powers (Covid 19) (Special Provisions) Order, 2020, (S.I. No. 32 of 2020) may be cited as the Emergency Powers (Covid 19) (Special Provisions) (Amendment) (No. 4) Order, 2020...

Community

Business graduates need to play key role in rebuilding economy - May 22, 2020 - 6:35:25 PM


National development has to be the focus of any distinctive Master of Business Administrative (MBA) degree programme offered by University of The Bahamas (UB), Executive Director of the Bahamas Financial Services Board Tanya McCartney asserts.

Ms. McCartney is a 2012 graduate of the institution’s MBA in Leadership programme...

News : International : Caribbean News

Open Letter to TUF from Prime Minister Honourable Allen Chastanet - May 22, 2020 - 5:36:40 PM


As you know, the Government of Saint Lucia, through a Cabinet-appointed Ministerial Sub­Committee (with support from the Department of Finance), has been engaged in numerous discussions with the Trade Unions since 2nd April, 2020. This was in an attempt to arrive at a consensus position on the issue of the proposed reduction in the monthly cash outlay by Government for salaries of civil servants in the face of reduced revenue collection and contraction in the economy, directly caused by COVID-19...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

EmergencyPowers(COVID19)(No.3)(Amendment)(No.2)Order,2020 - May 22, 2020 - 5:32:21 PM


In exercise of the powers conferred on me by the Emergency Powers (Covid 19) Regulations, I HEREBY make the following Order for every island and cay in The Commonwealth of The Bahamas -

1.    Citation.
This Order may be cited as the Emergency Powers (Covid 19) (No. 3)(Amendment) (No. 2) Order, 2020.
2.    Amendment of order 13 of the principal Order.
Order 13 of the principal Order is amended...

News : International

ILO issues guidance for safe, healthy, return to work during COVID-19 - May 22, 2020 - 3:50:25 PM


Two guidance documents for creating safe and effective return-to-work conditions during the COVID-19  pandemic have been issued by the International Labour Organization (ILO)...

Health

The United Kingdom contributes $3.8m for COVID-19 response in the Caribbean - May 22, 2020 - 3:40:15 PM


The United Kingdom has agreed to contribute 3 million Pounds (USD $3.8 m) to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) to help eight countries of the Caribbean - Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - contain the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and mitigate its impact...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

The process for persons requesting inter-island travel - step by step - May 22, 2020 - 2:25:21 PM


Dr. Merceline Dahl-Regis, COVID-19 Task Force Coordinator, Special Adviser to the Prime Minister explained the process for persons requesting inter-island travel, who wish to travel to or from New Providence or Grand Bahama by plane or boat.

Dr. Dahl-Regis explained the process during the COVID-19 Update Press Conference at the Ministry of Health, Thursday, May 21, 2020.

Step 1: Download the Ministry of Health Application to Travel and consent forms from covid19.gov.bs...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Office of the Prime Minsiter on Worship services, extension of business hours - May 22, 2020 - 12:56:52 PM


Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis released the following statement today on the resumption of worship services under specific conditions, and the further relaxation of business hours and days for designated exempted businesses and services outlined in the Emergency Powers (COVID 19) Order 2020.

Worship services

Effective Saturday 23 May worship services may be held in all Family Islands cleared to resume commercial activity (Abaco, Andros, Long Island, Cat Island...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Prime Minister Welcomes a New Commander of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force - May 21, 2020 - 10:45:15 PM


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Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis officially welcomed Commodore, Dr. Raymond King as the eighth Commander of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force during a Change of Command Ceremony on Thursday, May 21, 2020.

During the military ceremony held at HMBS Coral Harbour base, the Prime Minister also thanked outgoing Commander, Commodore Tellis Bethel for his “dedicated leadership and devoted service in helping to maintain the peace and security of our nation” during his long career on the RBDF...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

97 Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in The Bahamas - May 21, 2020 - 9:50:54 PM


Dr. Merceline Dahl-Regis, COVID-19 Task Force Coordinator, Special Adviser to the Prime Minister said the total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in The Bahamas is 97.

“Of that number, 75 are in New Providence, eight in Grand Bahama, 13 in Bimini, and one in Cat Cay. There were no new cases reported today,” Dr. Dahl-Regis explained at the COVID-19 Update Press Conference, Ministry of Health, Thursday, May 21, 2020.

She added that the number of recovered cases is 44. Active cases are at 42. Deaths remain at 11...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Emergency Powers (COVID 19) (Special Provisions)(Amendment)( No. 5) Order, 2020 - May 21, 2020 - 8:02:45 PM


In exercise of the powers conferred on me by the Emergency Powers (Covid 19) Regulations', I HEREBY make the following Order-
1.    Citation.
This Order, which amends the Emergency Powers (Covid I 9)(Special Provisions) Order, 2020, (S.I. No. 32 of 2020), may be cited as the Emergency Powers (Covid I 9)(Special Provisions)(Amendment)(No. 5) Order, 2020...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Social Services expresses grave concern on the recent circulation of videos across social media platforms - May 21, 2020 - 7:41:13 PM


The Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development express grave concern on the recent circulation of videos across social media platforms, of two young women in a physical altercation with several men. The filming and sharing of such videos are grossly inappropriate, and insensitive. We strongly condemn all forms of violence against another person...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Social Services helps to deliver on government’s promise to Bimini residents - May 21, 2020 - 5:50:23 PM


Social Services providers from the Department of Social Services, and Urban Renewal, Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development, collaborated with Bimini Administrator, Ms. Cleora Pinder, to make good on the Government’s promise of the delivery of 600 food vouchers to residents of Bimini ahead of the “complete lockdown” that took effect on that island beginning Monday, May 18.

Local government practitioners on-island were also involved in the process...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Repairs to Elizabeth Estates Children’s Home underway - May 21, 2020 - 5:40:13 PM


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Work crews, this week, began structural repairs on the Elizabeth Estates Children’s Home. The project is scheduled to take four weeks to complete, weather permitting.

The Scope of Works calls for repairs to be completed to cracks beneath the stairway, the repair of cracks on balconies where those cracks may exist, to repair cracks on columns and in the corridor areas where they may exist, to paint all steel relative to repairs, to complete all masonry work in the corridors, and to paint the corridor and stairway areas...

News

RBDF Change of Command Ceremony - May 21, 2020 - 5:05:31 PM


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A journey that began on 12 January 1987 for Commodore Raymond King when he enlisted in the Royal Bahamas Defence Force as a Marine Recruit, continued on Thursday when he was officially designated the highest office within the organization, which took effect 15 April, 2020.

At the Change of Command Ceremony at the Defence Force Base, Commodore King received his Instrument of Apparatus from the Governor General...

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