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Bahamas Prime Minister Meets with European Humanitarian Aid Organization - Sep 14, 2019 - 1:19:06 AM

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Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis met Mr. Nicolas Louis of European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) and Mr. Gerard Guerin of its Emergency Response Coordination Centre, today, September 12, 2019 in a courtesy call at Churchill Building, during which they discussed Hurricane Dorian Relief and Recovery efforts.

Also present were Secretary to the Cabinet Camille Johnson, Office of the Prime Minister Special Advisor Joshua Sears, and COO of the Prime Minister's Delivery Unit Viana Gardiner...
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Bahamas State Recognized Funeral for Emmanuel E. Osadebay - Sep 13, 2019 - 11:33:11 PM

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A State Recognized Funeral was held for the Hon. Mr. Justice (Retired) Emmanuel E. Osadebay at St. Agnes Anglican Church, Baillou Hill Road, on Friday, September 13, 2019. Interment was at St. Agnes Cemetery.

"Justice of Appeal Osadebay had the distinction of serving The Bahamas at three different levels of the Judiciary; as the Stipendiary and Circuit Magistrate, a Justice of the Supreme Court and a Justice of Appeal.  He also practiced at the private Bar with distinction for several years after leaving the Magistracy pro to his appointment to the Supreme Court Bench in February, 1994."
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NFL's Washington Redskins Donate to Hurricane Relief - Sep 13, 2019 - 2:12:13 PM

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Adonis Alexander, NFL Washington Redskins cornerback, #36, brought Hurricane Dorian relief supplies to The Bahamas, September 12, 2019 on behalf of his team, and was met at the airport by Ministry of Tourism Sports Manager Eldece Clarke and staff members.

(BIS Photos/Kemuel Stubbs)...
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Trinidad & Tobago Defence and Task Force Lend a Hand to Restore Grand Bahama - Sep 13, 2019 - 1:37:14 PM

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Some of the 100-member Defence & Task Force from Trinidad & Tobago arrived in Grand Bahama on Monday morning, ready to work along with local Defence Force officers in helping to restore Grand Bahama, following the passing of Hurricane Dorian. The team spent some time upon arrival meeting with leaders of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, getting updated on the state of the island and obtaining cues on what role they would play in the restoration process. 

Major Darren McClean, Task Force Commander of the group said their mission to Grand Bahama falls in line with the Trinidad Government’s commitment to helping the Bahamian Government in this time of restoring and rebuilding a community which has been devastated by a Category 5 hurricane...
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Relief supplies and aid continue to pour into Grand Bahama - Sep 12, 2019 - 1:50:35 PM

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On Wednesday morning World Central Kitchen, owned by chef and philanthropist Jose Andres, arrived in Freeport Harbor, with thousands of already prepared meals, as well as tons of dry goods and other relief supplies. Chef Andres has joined the many international volunteers who have opened up their hearts and storehouses to the people of Grand Bahama in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian.

“The outpouring of support from both the Caribbean and our international partners has been tremendous,” said Senator Jasmin Dareus...
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NEMA and NGOs in Partnership towards Hurricane Dorian Relief - Sep 11, 2019 - 8:33:29 PM

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A number of Non-Governmental Organizations are partnering with the National Emergency Management agency, NEMA in bringing relief to residents of Grand Bahama in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian.

At a NEMA press conference on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 local NGOs such as Head Knowles, New Providence Community Church, Bahamas Gaming Operators Association, Hands for Hunger, Rotary, One Eleuthera Foundation, and the Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association reported on their working relationship with NEMA, in ongoing efforts to bring some sense of normalcy to those communities that been affected by the storm...
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Advisory: Prevention of Skin Infections after Hurricane Dorian - Sep 11, 2019 - 3:06:10 PM

The public is advised that following the passage of Hurricane Dorian there is an increased risk of skin infections associated with flooding and contaminated water. Persons are reminded that skin and soft tissue infections can develop when injured skin is exposed to floodwaters contaminated by sewage, chemicals and other pollutants.

Persons exposed to contaminated flood waters may potentially experience...

• Wound infections
• Contact dermatitis...
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Make a difference by raising awareness about suicide says Governor General - Sep 11, 2019 - 1:45:34 PM

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The Governor General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith, appealed to Bahamians to tear down the walls of stigma and silence that surround suicide, learn the warning signs, talk about the epidemic and become a part of the solution.

“Take the time to notice the changes in friends, family and colleagues: take the time to ask, that the time talk and take time to care. One small act like the decision to reach out to your neighbor, the offer of support to a friend...
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State-Recognized Funeral for the Late Hon. Mr. Justice Emmanuel Osadebay (Retired) - Sep 11, 2019 - 1:25:20 PM

The Cabinet Office announced today that a State Recognized Funeral will be held for the late Honourable Mr. Justice (Ogbueshi, Ugodimma) Emmanuel Enebeli Osadebay (Retired) on Friday, 13th September, 2019 at 11:00a.m at St. Agnes Anglican Church, Baillou Hill Road and Cockburn Street. Interment will follow in St. Agnes Cemetery, Nassau Street.

Further, the body will lie-in-state in the Court Room of the Supreme Court, Bank Lane from 9:00am on Thursday, 12th September until the body departs for the church on Friday, 13th September, 2019....

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NEMA Daily Briefing: Sept. 10 - Sep 10, 2019 - 11:40:56 PM
Today we have our regular update; however, our focus is on introducing a few of our local NGO partners, who are providing critical resources and supplies to support the national relief effort.

NEMA, as you know, is working with many partners to offer relief and support to the people of Grand Bahama and the Abacos. As we say, we have one voice, one response, but many moving parts.

To give people a sense of all those moving parts we will hear from some of our local Bahamian partners who have been delivering critical services and support on the ground...
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Governor General stops by EOC to offer words of encouragement to volunteers - Sep 10, 2019 - 8:56:57 PM

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Governor General of The Bahamas, His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith made a special trip to Grand Bahama on Monday, September 9, 2019, to offer words of encouragement to NEMA workers, as well as to storm ravaged victims of Hurricane Dorian.

“I want to thank each and every one of you for the sacrifices that you’re making in helping to restore Grand Bahama after such a devastating time,” the Governor General told workers at the Emergency Operation Center (EOC)...
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NEMA Bahamas Disaster Relief Fund details - Sep 10, 2019 - 7:01:32 PM

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has offered banking details for those wishing to support the Bahamas Disaster Relief Fund after Hurricane Dorian seriously damaged Abaco and Grand Bahama.

The attachment includes wire transfer and direct deposit information for accounts set up for Bahamian dollars; United States dollars; Japanese yen; Swiss franc; Euro dollars; Canadian dollars; and the British pound.
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Chinese Government donates $100,000 towards Hurricane Dorian Relief - Sep 10, 2019 - 4:06:06 PM

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The Government of the People’s Republic of China donated $100,000 towards the Hurricane Dorian Relief efforts. The presentation was made on Monday, September 9, 2019 at the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, on Gladstone Road.

Captain Stephen Russell, Director of NEMA accepted the cheque. Pictured from left are Tiffany Knowles, accountant, Bahamas Disaster Relief Fund; His Excellency Huang Qinguo, Ambassador, Embassy of the People’s Republic of China to the...
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Collection and Distribution Centre, up and running at the National Stadium - Sep 10, 2019 - 3:52:38 PM

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Officials from the Department of Social Services, Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development, the National Sports Authority, Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture and volunteers from the community, have teamed up to establish a reception and distribution centre at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium to process donations from members of the general public and companies wishing to donate to the Shelters.

These include non-perishable food items, clothing, cleaning supplies, hygiene kits, water, children’s and adults disposable underwear and undergarments, shoes, baby items and children’s toys...
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Governor General C.A. Smith Visits Grand Bahama (Photos) - Sep 10, 2019 - 3:15:56 PM

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Freeport, Bahamas - Visit of the Governor General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith, to Hurricane Dorian impacted Grand Bahama, on September 9, 2019.

While there, His Excellency Cornelius A. Smith received an update from Minister of State for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Kwasi Thompson during his visit to the Command Centre, Grand Bahama. Also present was Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. Peter Turnquest, MP for East Grand Bahama...
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MSC Cruises Discussed Hurricane Dorian Relief with Bahamas PM - Sep 10, 2019 - 2:33:05 PM

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NASSAU, THE Bahamas - MSC Cruises Chairman/USA Richard Sasso (centre right) and executives paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis (second left) at the Office of the Prime Minister, September 10, 2019 during which they discussed Hurricane Dorian relief and recovery efforts in The Bahamas. (BIS Photo/Yontalay Bowe)
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Special Briefing of Bahamas PM and Religious Leaders - Sep 10, 2019 - 1:58:55 PM

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NASSAU, The Bahamas - A Special Briefing was held between Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis, the Bahamas Christian Council, and spiritual leaders of the community on Monday, September 9, 2019 at the Office of the Prime Minister. (BIS Photos/Yontalay Bowe)
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Canada High Commissioner Calls on Bahamas Prime Minister - Sep 10, 2019 - 1:18:15 PM

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Sm-Canada-Bahamas.jpg (Sm-Canada-NASSAU, THE Bahamas - Her Excellency Laurie Peters, Canadian High Commissioner (third left), paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis (centre), September 9, 2019 at the Office of the Prime Minister. (BIS Photo/Yontalay Bowe)
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Bahamas Governor General Visit to Abaco - Sep 10, 2019 - 1:23:27 AM

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(Sept. 10) Visit of the Governor General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith, to Hurricane Dorian Devastated Abaco, September 9, 2019. 

He was greeted by members of the Royal Bahamas Police Force and the Royal Bahamas Defence Force.

He was accompanied by the Minister of Finance, the Hon. Peter Turnquest, MP for East Grand Bahama...
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Bahamas Gov't statement on the passing of John “Chippie” Chipman - Sep 9, 2019 - 10:14:08 PM

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Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis today released the following statement on the passing of Mr. John “Chippie” Chipman:

The Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas is saddened at news of the
death of cultural icon John “Chippie” Chipman, who has passed away at the age of
90.

On behalf of the Government and people of The Bahamas, and on my own behalf and
that of my wife Patricia, I offer condolences to the entire Chipman family on the
death of John “Chippie” Chipman.

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