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Prime Minister the Hon. Philip Davis, Presented Instrument of Appointment - Sep 18, 2021 - 2:27:28 PM

Governor General His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Cornelius A. Smith, O.N., GCMG, presented Prime Minister, the Hon. Philip Edward Davis, QC., with the Instrument of Appointment to the Office of Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas during a ceremony in the Andros Room, Grand Hyatt, Baha Mar, on Saturday, September 18, 2021. 

(BIS Photos/Letisha Henderson)...
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Prime Minister the Hon. Philip Davis took Oath Yesterday; Will be Presented Instruments of Office Today - Sep 18, 2021 - 10:56:24 AM

The Honourable Philip Edward Davis, Q.C.,MP was sworn in as Prime Minister of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas in a private ceremony at the offices of The Governor General, One Montague Place, East Bay Street, Nassau, New Providence shortly before 1:00pm on September 17, 2021.  

Prime Minister Davis will be presented his Instruments of Office in ceremonies today, September 18...
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General Election 2021 - Sep 18, 2021 - 10:52:31 AM

Across The Bahamas, thousands of eligible voters headed to the polls on September 16, 2021 to cast their ballots in the 2021 General Election.  Adherence to rigid health and safety protocols for all, during the pandemic, was key.  Poll workers and members of the Royal Bahamas Defence and Police Forces aided the queueing and voting process, especially for the elderly and persons with disabilities.  One of the special accommodations made for the latter included possible covered areas for them to sit as they waited in line to cast their votes... 
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Minister of National Security Tours A.F. Adderley School Polling Location Ahead of General Election - Sep 15, 2021 - 8:23:33 PM

Minister of National Security, the Hon. Marvin Dames tours the A. F. Adderley Junior High School Polling Location, on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, ahead of the General Election that is slated for tomorrow.  Joining him were Acting Permanent Secretary Cheryl Darville and other senior officials from the Ministry; Acting Parliamentary Commissioner Lavado Duncanson, and representatives from the Royal Bahamas Police and Defence Forces. Minister Dames and other stakeholders also held a question and answer period after the walk-through...

(BIS Photos / Eric Rose)...
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Lab at Flamingo Gardens URC gets Bishop Charles Young nametag - Sep 15, 2021 - 5:18:07 PM

Bishop Charles Young’s vast contributions to society at the church, community and civic levels are a testament to the saying that a man’s greatness is truly measured by his service to his church, community and country, Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie A. Campbell said Monday.
Addressing the naming ceremony of the Computer Lab at Flamingo Gardens Urban Renewal Centre, which became the ‘Bishop Charles Young Computer Lab and Educational Centre’ (held Monday, September 13)...
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A Notable Decrease in COVID-19 Cases - Sep 14, 2021 - 12:15:52 PM

Analysis of COVID-19 data by the Ministry of Health for the period 1st January - 12th September 2021 is beginning to show a decrease in the number of new cases of COVID-19 as the result of the aggressive vaccination campaign and increased uptake of the vaccine.

During this period there were some 11,584 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 302 deaths and on average 54 persons hospitalized per week...   
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Quarantined voters permitted to vote in General Election - Sep 13, 2021 - 9:05:04 AM

The Office of the Prime Minister wishes to advise that those in quarantine who are registered to vote in the 16 September 2021 general election will be permitted to leave quarantine to cast their vote.

In accordance with the Emergency Powers (COVID 19 Pandemic) (Management and Recovery) (No. 2) (Amendment) (No. 10) Order, 2021, the eligible quarantined person must...
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Flag Presentation Ceremony - Sep 12, 2021 - 5:51:51 PM

At the end of the Lie-in-State of former Member of Parliament, the late Peter Galanos, the National Flag was presented to the Galanos family in Parliament Square, Friday afternoon, September 10, 2021 by Minister of Social Services and Urban Development the Hon. Frankie Campbell. 

(BIS Photos/Patrick Hanna)...
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Variants of public health concern - Sep 9, 2021 - 1:51:54 PM

Today the Ministry of Health received results from the FIOCRUZ Laboratory in Brazil that confirms the presence of the highly transmissible Delta variant of COVID-19 in The Bahamas.

The National Reference Laboratory submitted ninety-eight (98) SARS-CoV-2 virus-positive samples to the FIOCRUZ Laboratory for genomic sequencing...
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AWE Microloan Program Launched - Sep 9, 2021 - 9:48:04 AM

The Bahamas Development Bank (“The Bank” or “BDB”) places great focus on progressing the country’s National Development Plan as well as the Sustainable Development Goals inclusive of Goal 5, Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment. To this aim, The Bank has adopted a Gender Policy and is currently engaging with regional and international bodies such as UN Women and the 2X Collaborative to develop gender-based financing and capacity development programs...
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Special Envoy for Argentina Met with PS of Foreign Affair - Sep 8, 2021 - 1:04:12 PM

Special Envoy for Argentina Ambassador Gustavo Martinez Pandiani (left) met with Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Peter Deveaux-Isaacs today at the Ministry's offices. 

(BIS Photo/Kristaan Ingraham)...

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The Commonwealth Secretary General paid a courtesy call at Office of the Leader of the Oppositio - Sep 8, 2021 - 10:00:38 AM

The Secretary General of the Commonwealth, the Rt. Hon. Patricia Scotland, QC, currently participating in the Commonwealth Lawyers Association (CLA) Conference at Baha Mar, paid a courtesy call at the Office of the Leader of the Opposition, Tuesday, September 7, 2021.  She is pictured with Senator the Hon. Fred Mitchell. 

(BIS Photo/Kemuel Stubbs)...
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The Governor General Addressed CLA Conference - Sep 7, 2021 - 4:01:12 PM

The Governor General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Cornelius A. Smith (left), gave an address at the opening of the Commonwealth Lawyers Association (CLA) Conference at Baha Mar today.  At centre is the Commonwealth Secretary General the Rt. Hon. Patricia Scotland, QC. 

(BIS Photo/Kemuel Stubbs)...
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Appeal issued to persons accessing Ambulance Services - Sep 7, 2021 - 2:51:53 PM

The National Emergency Medical Services (NEMS) is appealing to members of the public reporting a medical emergency through 919 to identify wherever possible, the likelihood that they may be COVID positive. The appeal comes as Emergency Services are recording increased instances of inaccurate information leading to delays in services and a misallocation of resources...
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Rt. Hon. Lord Justice Dingemans paid a courtesy call on the Governor General - Sep 7, 2021 - 12:47:11 PM

His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Cornelius A. Smith, Governor General (centre), received the Rt. Hon. Lord Justice Dingemans in a courtesy call at the Office of the Governor General, September 7, 2021.  Also pictured is Adewale Adenike, personal assistant.  (BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna)
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New Providence Agro-Village Project Begins - Sep 6, 2021 - 8:24:36 PM

The Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources has recognized the international success of AgroVillages to significantly increase economic growth and employment generation in the agriculture sector.

Agro Villages, also known as Agro Parks, are a system of agricultural innovations that have been used to resolve the fundamental issues affecting food production. The systems such as production, food processing, labs, research, development, and retail services form the clusters of businesses that will utilize and benefit from the Agro Village...
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Updated UB COVID-19 Policy - Sep 6, 2021 - 5:36:13 PM

The University continues to work to protect the collective safety and good health of the university community whilst ensuring the continued operation of the institution. After input from various stakeholders, a revised COVID-19 Policy has been prepared and vetted. This revised policy statement supersedes the previous announcement issued 2nd September 2021.

Effective Monday, 6th September 2021, all persons entering the campuses of University of The Bahamas must show proof of being fully vaccinated OR present a negative COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test.
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Tourism Seeks To Strengthen Certification Programmes Through IDB Partnership - Sep 6, 2021 - 10:23:58 AM

Tourism Development Corporation (TDC) and Ministry of Tourism and Aviation officials are partnering with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and European experts to develop and strengthen certification systems in The Bahamas.

The aim of the project is to increase the resiliency and sustainability of The Bahamas..
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COVID-19 Vaccination centers to offer extended and weekend hours - Sep 6, 2021 - 9:31:41 AM

Select COVID-19 Vaccination Centers on New Providence will offer extended hours this week to better accommodate school-aged children eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine.

The Kendal Isaacs Gym, St. Joseph’s Parish Hall and Loyola Hall will operate until 7pm starting tomorrow, Monday 6 September through Friday 10 September 2021...
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Commonwealth Secretary General calls on Minister Jeffrey Lloyd - Sep 4, 2021 - 3:16:59 PM

Secretary General of the Commonwealth, Her Excellency Patricia Scotland, QC, made a courtesy call on Minister of Education the Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd, on Friday, September 3, 2021.  The Secretary General is visiting The Bahamas, August 30 to September 11, and attending the Commonwealth Lawyers Association Conference taking place here.

(Photo/Ministry of Education)...

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