Education Minister in GB to assess readiness of public schools
- Sep 20, 2019 - 3:18:44 PM
Minister of Education, the Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd flew into Grand Bahama on
Thursday, September 19, 2019 to inspect the condition of public schools,
most of which were devastated by Hurricane Dorian.
government schools were set to re-open on Monday, September 23, 2019,
but that can change once all of the assessments have been made.
would like to get school started as soon as possible, but we’re very
concerned about the safety of our children,” said Minister Lloyd. “...
Teddy Bears for Children in Shelters
- Sep 20, 2019 - 3:00:07 PM
Her Excellency Mrs. Clara Smith, wife of the Governor General, along her
daughter-in-law Charlene Smith, and Kim Sawyer, Deputy Director,
Department of Social Services presented children, who were displaced by
Cat 5 Hurricane Dorian, with teddy bears at their shelters, September
The initiative was spearheaded by seven-year-old
Caitlyn Boyer, great grand-daughter of Their Excellencies, the Most Hon.
Cornelius A. Smith, Governor General, and Mrs. Clara Smith, and
grand-daughter of their son and his wife, Clayton and Charlene Smith of
Freeport, Grand Bahama...
Women leaders challenged to give focus to ‘collective’ accomplishment
- Sep 20, 2019 - 12:56:10 PM
The Hon. Frankie Campbell, Minister of Social Services and Urban
Development, challenged the International Women’s Forum of leaders in
government, business, the arts, science and academia, locally and
internationally, to make ‘collective’ accomplishment a focus in order to
move to new levels.
Pledging his personal support as a Minister
and father, Minister Campbell also challenged the women to celebrate
their individual accomplishments and commended them for the forum and
their work throughout the years...
Office of the Spouse strives to empower women and girls Mrs. Minnis tells IWF delegates
- Sep 19, 2019 - 7:35:34 PM
The need to fulfill her desire to empower women is the driving force
behind the establishment of the Office of the Spouse of the Prime
Minister in The Bahamas, said Mrs. Patricia Minnis, wife of Prime
Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis.
“It is my life’s goal
to motivate and inspire young women and girls to lead, and by doing so
impact their communities and the world,” she said.
Mrs. Minnis welcomed participants at IWF Intensive, a program of the International Women’s Forum (IWF)...
PM Minnis meets with the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce to discuss rebuilding of Abaco and Grand Bahama
- Sep 19, 2019 - 5:45:35 PM
Prime Minister Minnis meets with the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce to discuss rebuilding of Abaco and Grand Bahama
Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis emphasized the need to remove
the red tape to ensure the rebuilding process on the islands of Abaco
and Grand Bahama proceeds as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Minister Minnis was speaking at a meeting with the Bahamas Chamber of
Commerce and Employers Confederation (BCCEC) on Thursday 19 September
about rebuilding the islands affected by Hurricane Dorian...
NEMA Daily Briefing: Sept. 19
- Sep 19, 2019 - 5:32:01 PM
NEMA DAILY BRIEFS
SOCIAL SERVICES - SHELTERS
of 18th September 2019: There are 12 Government Approved Shelters; 10
in New Providence and 2 in Grand Bahama. The Salvation Army shelter will
be deactivated at 1 pm Thursday, September 19, and the 27 shelterees
will be transferred to All Saints Community Centre...
DPM says Government will assist with rebuilding
- Sep 19, 2019 - 5:00:57 PM
The government will create packages to assist those who have been
affected by the devastation brought on by Hurricane Dorian so as to help
people rebuild their lives and communities, said Deputy Prime Minister
and Minister of Finance, the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest during the National
Prayer Service on Wednesday, September 18, at St. John’s Jubilee
Assistance and incentives will be offered, he said, as he pledged that the government will do their part.
Stating the residents are blessed, the Deputy Prime Minister said that he is grateful to be here...
National Prayer Service in Grand Bahama: “Time for All to Pull Together”
- Sep 19, 2019 - 4:30:21 PM
It is time for all people, regardless of religious or political
beliefs, to pull together to rebuild lives and communities now that the
storm has past, said Rev. Dr. Robert Lockhart, president of the Grand
Bahama Christian Council during the National Prayer Service on
Wednesday, September 18, 2019.
The service was held at St. John’s
Jubilee Cathedral to honour those who lost their lives to Hurricane
Dorian, the Category 5 hurricane that devastated Grand Bahama and Abaco
at the beginning of September...
NIB simplifies replacement Smart Card Process (For existing Card Holders of Grand Bahama and Abaco)
- Sep 19, 2019 - 9:03:23 AM
The National Insurance Board’s (NIB) Registration Department is
proactively working to assist with issuing replacement National
Insurance (NI) smart cards to residents of Abaco and Grand Bahama who
would have lost their cards during Hurricane Dorian.
The Board has
taken steps to simplify the application process for replacement cards
for the residents of Abaco and Grand Bahama reapplying for the NI card.
The official police reportrequired for all lost or stolen cards is not
required to replace cards lost during the storm...
Bahamas National Prayer Service in Hurricane Dorian's Aftermath
- Sep 19, 2019 - 1:49:14 AM
Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis along with clergy from
various denominations and Leader of the Opposition the Hon. Philip Davis
addressed a National Prayer Service at Bahamas Faith Ministries
International on Wednesday evening, September 18, 2019 in Nassau.
... in a moment of
reflection on the passage of Category 5 Hurricane Dorian.
Bahamas PM and Bill Clinton Discuss Hurricane Dorian Relief Efforts
- Sep 18, 2019 - 10:55:57 PM
Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis spoke today (18
September) by phone with former United States President Bill Clinton to
discuss Hurricane Dorian relief efforts on the affected islands of Abaco
and Grand Bahama.
Mr. Clinton expressed his sadness over the
devastation caused by the Category 5 storm, and the Clinton Foundation’s
willingness to assist The Bahamas in its recovery efforts.
Prime Minister Minnis highlighted the need for temporary housing for residents...
NEMA in Grand Bahama provides updates on Hurricane Dorian Relief Efforts
- Sep 18, 2019 - 3:15:56 PM
In an effort to expedite and improve the overall aid distribution
on Grand Bahama, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in
Grand Bahama has requested additional resources from the U.S. Coast
Guard and the United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian
Affairs (OCHA) to support logistics, warehouse management and
Gov't Offices Open in Grand Bahama Island – Major Projects to Continue
- Sep 18, 2019 - 2:22:17 PM
Residents of Grand Bahama were told the announcement and signing of a
Heads of Agreement between the government of The Bahamas and Carnival
Cruises will be held in the near future.
Minister of State
for Grand Bahama, Senator the Hon. Kwasi Thompson announced on Monday,
September 16, during a press conference at the C.A. Smith Building that,
following the Memorial Service and National Day of Prayer on Wednesday
for the victims of Hurricane Dorian, the significant step will take
Campbell: Social Services operating 'business as usual' while playing key role in Hurricane Dorian relief effort
- Sep 18, 2019 - 2:00:48 PM
Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie A.
Campbell said Tuesday that the services, assistance and programmes
offered by the Ministry, through its various Departments and Divisions,
have been operating “business as usual” -- even while staff continue to
play leading roles in the relief efforts in the aftermath of the monster
Minister Campbell said this includes social services personnel who themselves were adversely affected by the hurricane...
Collaboration on Security and Re-building of Abaco and Grand Bahama
- Sep 17, 2019 - 6:17:15 PM
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has been at the center
of the Bahamian government’s emergency response management efforts,
leading a coalition of local and international governmental and
During the initial stages of the
emergency response, NEMA and its partners worked diligently to get
resources to the people in the places that needed them most. As the
efforts now transition from the immediate response stage to the recovery
stage, security and rebuilding have played an increasingly important
role in the work of NEMA and its partners, the Royal Bahamas Police
Force and the Royal Bahamas Defence Force...
Coordinator for NEMA Grand Bahama Updates the Community at Press Conference
- Sep 17, 2019 - 3:40:48 PM
A more efficient system to deal with the influx and distribution of the
much-needed hurricane relief supplies is in place, along with many
volunteers and organizations to better assist the affected residents of
Grand Bahama and surrounding cays following the passing of Hurricane
Dorian, said newly-appointed Coordinator for NEMA Grand Bahama, Senator
the Hon. Katherine Forbes-Smith during a live press conference at NEMA
headquarters in the C.A. Smith Building on Monday...
Health Minister Gives Update on Clinics, Healthcare Facilities affected by Hurricane Dorian
- Sep 17, 2019 - 1:45:30 PM
Minister of Health, the Hon. Dr. Duane Sands said on the island of
Abaco, clinics in Marsh Harbour, Fox Town, Moore’s Island and Sandy
Point are all operational -- in Category 5 Hurricane Dorian’s aftermath
-- and are being staffed by local nurses, relief healthcare workers from
New Providence and volunteer teams.
“Cooper’s Town Clinic is
partially operational due to sustained roof damage; currently this
clinic is being staffed by a volunteer team,” the Health Minister
explained during a press conference at his office, Monday, September 16,
Hurricane Dorian Has Left Hurt, But Humanity and Patriotism Remains Strong
- Sep 17, 2019 - 8:29:04 AM
"Hurricane Dorian battered the north-western Bahamas inclusive of
Abaco, Grand Bahama and the surrounding cays for approximately 68 hours
with the eye-wall remaining over Grand Bahama for almost 30 hours. In
total, approximately 68,592 persons experienced this unfortunate act of
nature. In the aftermath of the storm there has been major damages to
critical infrastructures such as airports, clinics, hospitals, shelters,
roads, and bridges.
Even more devastating has been the loss and/or destruction of
personal property and lives. The storm has truly made history in weather
related phenomenon, but also on the lives of every Bahamian..."
Hurricane Dorian Emergency Response Management progresses to Recovery Phase
- Sep 16, 2019 - 11:39:38 PM
The National Emergency Management Agency, the governmental organization
which leads the coalition of local, international governmental and
nongovernmental partners assisting with the Hurricane Dorian emergency
response management efforts, recently shared the operation’s progress
from Immediate Response, the first phase to Recovery, the second phase.
Recovery phase, which includes additional search and rescue operations,
is coordinated by NEMA with Royal Bahamas Police Force, the Royal
Bahamas Defence Force and its international civil-military partners. The
transition to this phase occurs once most urgent, on-the-ground needs
such as food and water have been met and there is no longer an immediate
threat to peoples’ lives...
Cayman Islands donate medical supplies for Hurricane Dorian relief effort
- Sep 16, 2019 - 9:45:36 PM
Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis today accepted a donation
of medical supplies from the Premier of the Cayman Islands, the Hon.
Alden McLaughlin. The presentation took place at the Office of the Prime
Premier McLaughlin, on behalf of his country, offered his sympathy and goodwill to the people of The Bahamas.
have had this experience with Hurricane Ivan – not as bad as Hurricane
Dorian – and if there is any way that we can continue to help, please
let us know,” the Premier told Prime Minister Minnis...