Bahamas Prime Minister Meets with European Humanitarian Aid Organization
- Sep 14, 2019 - 1:19:06 AM
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.
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...
Bahamas State Recognized Funeral for Emmanuel E. Osadebay
- Sep 13, 2019 - 11:33:11 PM
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
"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."
NFL's Washington Redskins Donate to Hurricane Relief
- Sep 13, 2019 - 2:12:13 PM
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.
Trinidad & Tobago Defence and Task Force Lend a Hand to Restore Grand Bahama
- Sep 13, 2019 - 1:37:14 PM
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...
Relief supplies and aid continue to pour into Grand Bahama
- Sep 12, 2019 - 1:50:35 PM
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...
NEMA and NGOs in Partnership towards Hurricane Dorian Relief
- Sep 11, 2019 - 8:33:29 PM
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.
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...
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
Persons exposed to contaminated flood waters may potentially experience...
• Wound infections
• Contact dermatitis...
Make a difference by raising awareness about suicide says Governor General
- Sep 11, 2019 - 1:45:34 PM
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...
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.
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....
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...
Governor General stops by EOC to offer words of encouragement to volunteers
- Sep 10, 2019 - 8:56:57 PM
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)...
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.
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.
Chinese Government donates $100,000 towards Hurricane Dorian Relief
- Sep 10, 2019 - 4:06:06 PM
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.
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...
Collection and Distribution Centre, up and running at the National Stadium
- Sep 10, 2019 - 3:52:38 PM
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.
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...
Governor General C.A. Smith Visits Grand Bahama (Photos)
- Sep 10, 2019 - 3:15:56 PM
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
MSC Cruises Discussed Hurricane Dorian Relief with Bahamas PM
- Sep 10, 2019 - 2:33:05 PM
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
Special Briefing of Bahamas PM and Religious Leaders
- Sep 10, 2019 - 1:58:55 PM
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)
Canada High Commissioner Calls on Bahamas Prime Minister
- Sep 10, 2019 - 1:18:15 PM
(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
Bahamas Governor General Visit to Abaco
- Sep 10, 2019 - 1:23:27 AM
(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
He was accompanied by the
Minister of Finance, the Hon. Peter Turnquest, MP for East Grand Bahama...
Bahamas Gov't statement on the passing of John “Chippie” Chipman
- Sep 9, 2019 - 10:14:08 PM
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
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.