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Official Islands Of The Bahamas 2022 Hurricane Shelter Listing - May 23, 2022 - 10:13:35 AM

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has released its Official List of Shelters for the 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season which commences June 1 and ends November 30, 2022.

Weather forecasters at The Bahamas Department of Meteorology are predicting another above-average season with 19 named storms, including  9 hurricanes, four of which are expected to become major hurricanes (Category 3...
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MoYSC 2022 Summer Youth Employment Programme Accepting Applications - May 23, 2022 - 9:39:54 AM

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The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture will host its annual Summer Youth Employment Programme in New Providence and Grand Bahama, to run from Monday, 4th July to Friday, 29th July, 2022.  Young persons will be employed as Camp Aides (ages 15-17), participate in Youth and Culture Apprenticeships (ages 15 to 25) or serve as summer students in our Corporate Placement programme (ages 15 to 25)...
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Reception to Mark the 25th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations Between The Bahamas and China - May 20, 2022 - 1:07:25 PM

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A Reception was held to mark the 25th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between the Commonwealth of The Bahamas and People's Republic of China, May 19, 2022 at Grand Hyatt, Baha Mar.  

Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas H.E. Dai Qingli, and the Bahamas Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Public Service the Hon. Frederick Mitchell, gave remarks.
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The Governor General congratulated Mrs. Elaine Major on her 100th birthday - May 19, 2022 - 3:33:01 PM

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His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Cornelius A. Smith, Governor General, attended a special reception in recognition of Mrs. Elaine A.V. Major, who celebrated her 100 Birthday on Wednesday, May 18, 2022.  At the celebration, at Crypto Isle (formerly Luciano's East Bay Street), she was presented a Special Letter and an arrangement of flowers from the Governor General.  Minister of Education and Technical & Vocational Training the Hon. Glenys Hanna-Martin brought congratulatory remarks...
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Deputy Prime Minister attends memorial service for the American tourists who died on Exuma - May 19, 2022 - 12:21:56 PM

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Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Investments and Aviation the Hon. Chester Cooper attended a memorial for three American visitors to Exuma, Mr. and Mrs. Michael and Robbie Phillips and Mr. Vincent Chiarella, who died while staying at Sandals.  It was also a service for the recovery of Mrs. Donnis Chiarella.

The Service of Prayer, led by the Exuma Christian Council, was held at Ebenezer Union Baptist Church at Farmers Hill on Monday, May 16...
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NOTICE - Social Services End of Month Coupon Distribution - Grand Bahama - May 19, 2022 - 10:17:34 AM

NOTICE - SOCIAL SERVICES COUPON DISTRIBUTION/GRAND BAHAMA – As the Department of Social Services transitions to online services, the restructuring of coupon distribution is taking place, said Dorothea Gomez, Officer in Charge of the Department of Social Services during a press conference on Wednesday.

The end of month coupon distribution will take place as follows: May 23 to 27...
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Career Fair for 1,000 Grand Bahama students - May 18, 2022 - 10:49:19 PM

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The Ministry for Grand Bahama in conjunction with the Ministry of Education and the Department of Labour will host a two-day Career Fair for 1,000 students, from grades nine to 12, at Grand Lucayan resort beginning May 19.

The announcement was made by Permanent Secretary for the Ministry for Grand Bahama Harcourt Brown during a press conference on Tuesday at the Ministry. Also present were Ivan Butler from the Ministry of Education and Bonnie Johnson from the Ministry of Labour....
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Government, fulfilling commitment to provide housing for Bahamians - May 18, 2022 - 4:41:58 PM

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The Hon. Philip Davis, Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, has underscored the government’s commitment to “strengthening” and “deepening” its “unmatched” legacy of providing access to decent, affordable housing to Bahamians.

“My government is acutely aware of the current housing shortage in The Bahamas and the backlog of housing applications at the Mortgage Corporation of The Bahamas (BMC),” said Prime Minister Davis...
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Two-Day Cruise to GB re-branded ‘Margaritaville at Sea Paradise’ - May 17, 2022 - 10:18:46 AM

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With the major announcements and activities in Grand Bahama over the past week, the island is in the process of rebirth, said Jewel Edwards, consultant at the Ministry for Grand Bahama speaking on behalf of the Hon. Ginger Moxey during the rebranding ceremony for Margaritaville at Sea Paradise on Sunday.

Margaritaville at Sea Paradise, formerly Grand Classica, is a two-day cruise that sails between Grand Bahama and West Palm Beach, Florida...
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The Bahamas joins the international community in celebrating the inaugural IMO day recognising Women in Maritime - May 16, 2022 - 2:17:10 PM

Recognition of the potential for women to play a vital role in maritime has never been greater and this year the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) is launching an annual day to Recognise Women in Maritime. This day will be the 18th May every year and in 2022, an International Symposium is being organised by the IMO as a celebration of this landmark event.

The Bahamas has been at the vanguard of embracing women in maritime – two of The BMA Board’s past three chairpersons have been Bahamian women of influence.
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Western Atlantic University School of Medicine's Inaugural White Coat Ceremony, Grand Bahama - May 16, 2022 - 1:09:38 PM

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The newly established Western Atlantic University School of Medicine in Grand Bahama hosted its Inaugural White Coat Ceremony on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at the campus on East Sunrise Highway.  Twenty-three medical student graduates were presented their ceremonial white coats, and pinned. Attending the special ceremony were: Minister of Health and Wellness, the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville; Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Ginger Moxey; Chairman of the Public Hospitals Authority, Andrew Edwards...
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Wife of the Prime Minister launched ‘Mangrove Mania’ in Grand Bahama - May 16, 2022 - 10:04:48 AM

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Mrs. Ann Marie Davis, wife of Prime Minister the Hon. Philip Davis, travelled to Grand Bahama on Saturday to official launch the ‘Mangrove Mania’ competition at Coral Vita Farm.

Mrs. Davis was accompanied at the farm by Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Ginger Moxey.

With several students present, Mrs. Davis took the opportunity to encourage them to continue being ambassadors of the environment and challenged them to do well..
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Carnival Cruise Port Ground Breaking - Remarks - Hon. Ginger Moxey - May 13, 2022 - 7:09:03 PM

See enclosed Remarks by Minister for Grand Bahama the Hon. Ginger Moxey:

Good morning...

It’s another GRAND DAY on Grand Bahama!

This historic occasion is the realization of a vision that was birthed many many years ago culminating with a first ceremonial signing in May of 2017, by the previous Progressive Liberal Party Administration. Today, this ground breaking ceremony does not simply represent the breaking of ground for the establishment of this cruise port...
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WSC Celebrates 35 years of National Water Week - May 12, 2022 - 3:34:34 PM

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Every year, water week celebrations here in The Bahamas serve as an opportunity to inform, educate and create public awareness of the importance of water as a precious resource that should be protected and preserved. For the past 35 years, the Water & Sewerage Corporation has led the way in these efforts with staff and public information.

“Staff involvement has been a key element in the success of our annual plans” explained Visna Armbrister, Senior Public Affairs Manager, as both line staff...
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Health Officials Respond to Increasing Positive COVID-19 Cases In New Providence Schools - May 12, 2022 - 1:21:25 PM

The Ministry of Health & Wellness confirms that several schools on New Providence have reported positive cases of COVID-19 among staff and students. As of 10th May, 2022 thirty-eight (38) positive cases were reported over a four week period via molecular testing (or RT-PCR). These cases were dispersed over a number of schools; and represent a small proportion of the overall COVID-19 case loads...
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Minister for Grand Bahama Hon. Ginger Moxey - Grand Lucayan Update - May 12, 2022 - 12:50:34 PM

See enclosed remarks by Minister for Grand Bahama the Hon. Ginger Moxey - Grand Lucayan Update, May 11, 2022:

The Honourable I. Chester Cooper, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Investments and Aviation...

Ladies and Gentlemen, Good morning...

Today is a huge day... a GRAND Day for Grand Bahama...
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Electra America to Purchase the Grand Lucayan - May 12, 2022 - 9:08:35 AM

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The sale of the Grand Lucayan Hotel is the beginning of the island’s resurgence, said Acting Prime Minister, the Hon. I. Chester Cooper, Minister of Tourism, Investments and Aviation on Wednesday, May 11.

Electra America Hospitality Group has purchased the property for $100 million with principals who have a collective 150 years’ experience in the hospitality industry. The company is also a part of conglomerate with worldwide assets of $7 billion in capital holdings...
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'Youth in Parliament' initiative returns - May 11, 2022 - 12:31:59 PM

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The Ministry of Youth, Sports & Culture on Monday launched the return of 'Youth Parliament Week,' which runs May 9th-13th.

On hand with welcoming remarks was Mrs. Carla Brown-Roker, Youth Coordinator/Grand Bahama Office and Program Leader, to introduce the event.  Mrs. Lauren-Ashley Heastie, Youth Officer, listed the itinerary of events throughout the week, and the areas the participants represented...
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Upgrade to COVID-19 online vaccination site accommodates scheduling of 2nd booster doses - May 11, 2022 - 9:22:58 AM

The public is advised that effective 8th May, 2022 the COVID-19 online vaccination site, vax.gov.bs was upgraded to accommodate the scheduling of 2nd booster doses. Walk-ins can also receive booster doses at vaccination centers. Information on 2nd boosters will automatically be included in the client’s existing record and shown on newly printed certificates and vaccination status checks using the vax.gov.bs site...
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Statement on Investigation of Deaths on Exuma from The Acting Prime Minister Chester Cooper - May 9, 2022 - 12:14:59 PM

In the aftermath of the sudden passing of three American visitors on Exuma this weekend, the Government of The Bahamas wishes to provide the following update as we continue our investigations.

First in our thoughts are the grieving families. As a native of Exuma and the Member of Parliament, I have reached out personally to the families to offer condolences on behalf of the people of Exuma and The Bahamas.

Since Saturday, The Royal Bahamas Police Force, The Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Tourism and officials from the US Embassy have been working together...
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