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NHI Bahamas secretariat launches “NHI Benefits” campaign outlining services under Primary Care phase - Feb 19, 2017 - 8:37:30 PM

Nassau, The Bahamas – February 20, 2017 — On Thursday February 16th, the NHI Secretariat launched the “NHI Benefits” campaign, which educates Bahamians on which services and treatments will be made available under the Primary Care phase of NHI Bahamas. The new campaign aims to increase public awareness of what specific benefits are covered in the Primary Care benefits package, at no cost at point of service to all legal residents of The Bahamas.

Primary Care will cover services including, but not limited to:

Doctor visits, such as annual physical exams and counseling
Screening for various medical conditions, including cancer, heart disease, diabetes and sexually transmitted infections (including HIV), mammograms to screen for breast cancer, prostate testing for men and EKG testing to asses...
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Public Officers Annual Church Service at Hillview Seventh Day Adventist Church - Feb 19, 2017 - 6:39:50 PM

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Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, attended the annual church service of Law Enforcement Officers, Civil Servants & Other Public Officers at Hillview Seventh Day Adventist Church on Saturday, February 18. 

Minister of National Security the Hon. Dr. Bernard Nottage addressed the congregation...
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Bahamas at 28th Inter-Sessional Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government Meeting - Feb 19, 2017 - 3:14:40 PM

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The Bahamas led the discussion about 'Tourism in the Region' on day 2 of the conference, with the Head of Delegation, Hon. Fred Mitchell, Minister of Foreign Affairs & Immigration updating the conference on developments at BahaMar and touristic advances on the islands of Abaco, Bimini and Exuma. The Foreign Minister also gave apologies for Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Perry Christie who was unable to attend the conference.

Minister Mitchell announced to the conference that legal graduates of the University of The Bahamas are now to be automatically accepted to the legal studies programmes at the University of the West Indies...
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Urban Renewal Commission Has Uplifting Service, Gives Food Packages in Fort Charlotte - Feb 18, 2017 - 11:32:37 AM

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Urban Renewal Commission Co-Chairs Cynthia Pratt and Algernon Allen presented food packages to seniors and other members of the community during the Urban Renewal Community Uplifting Service at C. I. Gibson Park, Fort Charlotte, on February 15, 2017. 

Over the past weeks, Urban Renewal Community Uplifting Services have provided spiritual inspiration and encouragement, as well as food packages, to communities in major population centres of New Providence that are still in recovery from recent hurricane devastation...
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Bahamas ‘Well on its Way’ to Social Safety Net Reform - Feb 17, 2017 - 4:22:54 PM

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The implementation of the country’s first Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) Programme through the R.I.S.E. Programme will further facilitate the country’s push towards reformation of the Social Safety Net programme within The Bahamas.

Minister of Social Services and Community Development, the Hon. Melanie Sharon Griffin said The Bahamas is “well on its way” to reformation of the country’s Social Safety Net programme following the introduction of Visa Pre-Paid Cards in November 2014, and with the impending introduction of the R.I.S.E. Programme and the R.I.S.E. Pre-Paid Cards...
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Bahamas Voter's Card Collection Notice by Parliamentary Registration Dept. - Feb 17, 2017 - 1:14:12 PM

The Parliamentary Registration Department wishes to inform the public that as a result of the Boundaries Commission Report, approved in the House of Assembly on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 all persons registering as of today, Friday, February 17, will receive the new voter's card.  

All persons previously registered will be notified in the next few days on time and locations where you can collect your voter's card.

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PM Christie Honoured by the National Training Agency - Feb 17, 2017 - 8:22:27 AM

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Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie said that the National Training Agency (NTA) came into being because he wanted young persons who may have had to drop out of school to have a second chance at training so that they could make a difference.

Prime Minister Christie said, “In my own life I had to go through the misfortune as a young boy of being expelled from school and being deemed incapable of attaining an academic education.  There was an intervention in my life and I went on to prove that the devil is a liar...
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Lindsay Thompson participating in International Visitor Leadership Program - Feb 16, 2017 - 2:40:22 PM

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Ms. Lindsay Thompson, Senior Information Officer with the Bahamas Information Services (BIS), is among 22 professionals in their respective fields currently participating in the  International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) sponsored by the United States Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Washington, D.C., is the first of several U.S. cities that participants in IVLP will visit from February 13 to March 3.

Launched in 1940, the IVLP “seeks to build mutual understanding between the United States and other nations through carefully designed professional visits to the United States for current and emerging foreign leaders,” according to a Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs document...
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Bahamas AG on the Interception of Communications Bill - Feb 15, 2017 - 11:51:14 PM

The Interception of Communications Bill (“ICB”) is a very important tool in the fight against crime, much of which is gang related, transnational and involving guns and drugs. Experts advise that without this crime fighting tool, drug trafficking, gun trafficking and other transnational and gang related crimes will increase and the police will be hampered in their ability to detect and investigate these crime and prosecute the criminals.

The Bahamas joins the worldwide community – including the United States, the United Kingdom, Saint Lucia, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago and most recently St. Kitts & Nevis – to enact similar legislation permitting the lawful interception of communications...
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90th Birthday Tribute for Sir Sidney Poitier Held in The Bahamas - Feb 15, 2017 - 11:00:03 PM

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The following are remarks by the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie, Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas:

"I count it an honour and privilege to be among the family and special guests who have assembled this evening to pay tribute and to honour Sir Sidney Poitier as he marks yet another milestone in his long and colourful life, the celebration of his 90th Birthday.

To have reached this particular milestone is most assuredly a blessing from God and we give thanks to the Almighty that he has given long life and good health to one who in so many ways represents the best that life has to offer and who represents human dignity, grace and charm, talent and excellence..."
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Re-launch of Boys Project to Address Violence among Young Males - Feb 15, 2017 - 5:17:06 PM

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Officials of the Department of Social Services, the Department of Gender and Family Affairs and the National Task Force for Ending Gender-based Violence in The Bahamas teamed up Wednesday to re-launch the “Reclaiming Our Boys” Project.

Minister of Social Services and Community Development, the Hon. Melanie Sharon Griffin said the re-launch has the ability to “positively alter the social conditions which contribute to violence within our communities...”
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PM Christie Congratulates One & Only Ocean Club on Re-Opening - Feb 15, 2017 - 4:09:57 PM

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Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie publicly congratulated the owners, management and staff of the One & Only Ocean Club for the "wonderful" distinction of being named to the Travel & Leisure “IT” list of best hotels on the planet last year and to know that, as a result of the recent $12 million capital development project, the resort will continue to maintain its ranking as one of the top 10 resorts in the region.

"The One & Only Ocean Club is among a very select group of ultra-high end resorts nestled in some of the most spectacular and pristine environments to be found on the planet," Prime Minister Christie said during the Re-Opening Ceremony held at the resort, on February 13, 2017...
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Malgorzata Wasilewska presents letters to Bahamas Governor General - Feb 15, 2017 - 4:03:05 PM

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Ambassador-Designate of the Delegation of the European Union to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Her Excellency Malgorzata Wasilewska is pictured, right, as she presents Letters of Credence to Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling during a brief ceremony at Government House on Wednesday, February 15, 2017.

On Tuesday she met with Foreign Affairs & Immigration Permanent Secretary Sheila Carey...
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South Haven Christian Academy Gives Recital in Honour of the Governor General - Feb 15, 2017 - 12:00:00 PM

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Students of South Haven Christian Academy gave a recital in honour of Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling during a Courtesy Call at Government House on Friday, February 10, 2017.
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Prime Minister Christie visits 100-year-old Pinewood resident - Feb 15, 2017 - 11:58:48 AM

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Prime Minister and Minister Finance the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie visits Mrs. Doris Treco-Dean in honour of her 100th birthday celebration, at her Pinewood Gardens residence on February 9, 2017. 

Also present was Minister of State for Investments the Hon. Khaalis Rolle... 
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Delta Sigma Theta Bahamas Alumnae Chapter calls on the Governor General - Feb 15, 2017 - 11:47:33 AM

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Bahamas Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. paid a courtesy call on Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling at Government House on Friday, February 10, 2017. 

Pictured from left: Khashan Poitier, Chair of Social Action; Jeunesse Osadebay-Bullard, JP., Bahamas Country Coordinator; H.E. Dame Marguerite Pindling; Beverly Wallace Whitfield, member; and Nicole Pratt, JP., Bahamas Membership Services...
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European Union visits Bahamas Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Feb 15, 2017 - 10:53:32 AM

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Non-Resident Ambassador-Designate of the Delegation of the European Union to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Her Excellency Malgorzata Wasilewska, left, presented the copie d'usage of her Letters of Credence to Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Immigration Permanent Secretary Sheila Carey on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at the Ministry's offices.

Official photo taken by Patrick Hanna of Bahamas Information Services...
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Prime Minister Christie Lauds Retiring Civil Servants - Feb 15, 2017 - 10:19:33 AM

While speaking at the 17th Annual National Public Service Week Awards Luncheon, on February 12, 2017, at Atlantis, Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Rt. Hon Perry Christie said that all are aware that the bureaucracy of the Government is the most complex, diverse and important entity in The Bahamas and it is a fact that the competence, productivity and accountability of those who work for the Government will affect the quality of life for all citizens.

"With this said, it is critical that the Public Service attract the brightest and best persons with the highest ethical standards if it is to achieve its goal of creating a stronger Bahamas," Prime Minister Christie said...
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Competition is Key to Improvement, Darville Tells Grand Bahama School Basketball Players - Feb 15, 2017 - 10:09:10 AM

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Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville reminded a gym filled with primary school basketball players that competition is the key to improvement, academically and athletically.

“If you do not compete, then it will be difficult to progress and do well,” added Minister Darville. “So the same way you compete in the classroom is the way you ought to compete on the basketball court...
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Police Chief Greenslade Updates the Public on Crime Fight - Feb 14, 2017 - 6:27:24 PM

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"Persons who insist on committing serious crimes should be, and should remain, incarcerated," said Ellison Greenslade, Commissioner of the Royal Bahamas Police Force during a press conference Monday, February 13, 2017. 

The press conference was held to update the public on the police force's efforts to eradicate crime from the streets of New Providence and the country. Mr Greenslade said it is only a few prolific criminals known in the court system and known by police who are committing these crimes...
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