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Youth, Sports and Culture Minister conveys encouragement and hurricane relief funding for GB residents - Oct 16, 2019 - 4:30:15 PM

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“We’ve all suffered great loss as a result of the passage of Hurricane Dorian, but we who remain have a purpose to serve and that purpose must be served,” said Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, the Hon. Lanisha Rolle, during a recent visit to Grand Bahama.

The Minister joined forces with women of Parliament to bring some hurricane relief funding to the people of Grand Bahama – geared to women of Grand Bahama -- during a special dinner at Churchill Restaurant in Grand Lucayan resort on Saturday, October 12, 2019...
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Department of Inland Revenue’s Advisory regarding VAT Payments on Insurance Claims - Oct 16, 2019 - 4:00:46 PM


The Department of Inland Revenue advises the general public that VAT is not charged on insurance claims. The Government of The Bahamas is only in receipt of VAT on insurance policies at the time premiums are paid on taxable policies. The Government does not under any circumstance demand a net VAT payment on claims settled between insurance companies and policy holders.

Any policy holder with concerns are kindly urged to contact the VAT Unit by emailing taxinquiries@bahamas.gov.bs or calling (242) 604-8072...

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T. G. Glover Students Learn about Trafficking in Children - Oct 16, 2019 - 3:15:17 PM

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As part of the entity's ongoing community outreach programming, Secretary of the Trafficking In Persons Secretariat, Corrections Corporal Keva Sherman (pictured) speaks to T. G. Glover Primary School sixth-grade students on the topic of trafficking in children, on October 15, 2019.  She was joined by Training Welfare Officer at the Department of Social Services (attached to the Ministry of National Security) Leslie Taylor (at whiteboard) and First Assistant Secretary of Ministry of National Security and Co-Chair of the Ministry of National Security's Trafficking in Persons Inter-Ministry Committee Susanne Knowles.  School Principal Sheniqua Curry (in printed skirt) also introduced the speakers...
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Honourees of Remilda Rose Designs pay courtesy call at Government House - Oct 16, 2019 - 2:45:35 PM

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Governor General His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith received Mrs. Gillian Curry-Williams (centre left) and the honourees of Remilda Rose Designs as they paid a courtesy call at Government House on Wednesday, October 16, 2019. 

(BIS Photo/Derek Smith)...
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Campbell joins BABVI in observing ‘most important’ advocacy day on eye health calendar - Oct 16, 2019 - 2:25:29 PM

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Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie A. Campbell, Tuesday joined officials of the Bahamas Alliance for the Blind and Visually Impaired (BABVI) and representatives from the community of persons with disabilities in Rawson Square for the joint observance of World Sight Day and White Cane Safety Day.

White Cane Safety Day is set aside annually on October 15 to celebrate the achievements of persons who are blind or visually impaired and to highlight the importance of the White Cane as a symbol of blindness and a tool of independence. The White Cane has also become a symbol of freedom, independence...
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Cuban Ambassador paid farewell call on the Governor General - Oct 16, 2019 - 2:07:09 PM

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Ambassador of the Republic of Cuba to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Her Excellency Ismara M. Vargas Walter paid a farewell courtesy call on Governor General His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith on Wednesday, October 16, 2019, at Government House.   

(BIS Photo/Derek Smith)...
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Central Banks of The Bahamas, Trinidad & Tobago donate to NEMA - Oct 16, 2019 - 12:00:18 PM

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Donations continue to flow through The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) towards the relief efforts post Hurricane Dorian.

On Friday, October 11, 2019 NEMA received cheques from the Central Bank of the Bahamas on behalf of its team members, and of the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago.

Present were Captain Stephen Russell, Director of NEMA; John Rolle, Governor of the Central Bank of The Bahamas and staff members...
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NEMA and Public Works adopt innovative technology for Building Damage Assessments - Oct 16, 2019 - 11:30:55 AM

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the Ministry of Public Works (MOPW), supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), have adopted the use of an innovative new technology to conduct building damage assessments across the islands affected by Hurricane Dorian.

“In the past, data collection was a tedious process; information was collected on paper and then transferred to Excel. Now, this innovative way of data collection produces real-time interactive reports for rapid assessments,” said Gayle Outten-Moncur, Manager of NEMA’s National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC)...
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Prime Minister Minnis meets with CCRIF officials - Oct 16, 2019 - 10:15:11 AM

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Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis met with officials from the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) on Tuesday 15 October. The meeting, held at the Office of the Prime Minister, included discussions on the possibility of expanding regional insurance coverage to include some aspects of housing.  CCRIF officials shared with Prime Minister Minnis that the Insurance facility is also working on a program to offer insurance coverage for public utilities and the fisheries sector. The meeting also covered ways that developed nations can assist vulnerable small island developing states (SIDS) by contributing to the fund to help with recovery and reconstruction following a storm...
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John Phillpot Receives Special Recognition at National Youth Leaders Reception - Oct 15, 2019 - 2:35:31 PM

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During the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture’s National Youth Month Youth Leaders’ Reception, Scout Association of The Bahamas’ John Phillpot received special recognition as the 2019 National Youth Month Patron and Lifetime Honouree on October 11, 2019.  The reception, which was held at the British Colonial Hilton, was an opportunity to recognize youth leaders and for them to network amongst themselves.  Among the Government officials present at the event were the Ministry’s Acting Permanent Secretary, David Cates; Acting Undersecretaries, Renee Bullard and Montez Williams; the Chair of National Youth Month, Sandena Neely and Senator Jamal Moss...
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Caribbean Export signs three MOUs with strategic partners to support the Caribbean’s export growth - Oct 15, 2019 - 1:40:27 PM

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The recently held CARIFORUM-EU Business Forum drew record numbers of senior level European and Caribbean policy makers, European buyers and Caribbean exhibitors, to the 4th hosting of the event and the first ever to be held in Frankfurt, Germany.

Three MOUs were signed between the Caribbean Export Development Agency and key stakeholders in Europe, namely, the BVMW (Der Bundesverband mittelständische Wirtschaft), the GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH) and the Caribbean Council...
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His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America call on the Governor General - Oct 15, 2019 - 1:30:28 PM

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His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros (Lambriniadis) of America, Most Honourable Exarch of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and a delegation paid a courtesy call on Governor General His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith in the drawing Room of Government House, Monday Oct 14, 2019. 

(BIS Photos/Derek Smith)..
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Minister Dames Lauds Initiatives ‘Beyond the Prison Walls’ - Oct 15, 2019 - 1:15:14 PM

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Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames noted, on October 9, 2019, that his Ministry is the Executing Agency for the Citizen Security and Justice Programme in The Bahamas (CSJP), and, within the programme’s budget, about $17,000,000 had been committed to strengthening crime prevention forces beyond the prison walls.

“As a matter of fact the prison has the smallest budget allocation within this project,” Minister Dames said during the event entitled “Beyond Our Prisoners” at the Baha Mar Convention Centre...
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Governor General Attends a Special National Hero's Service at Pilgrim Baptist Church - Oct 15, 2019 - 1:00:58 PM

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Governor General His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith attended a Special Hero’s Service honouring Claire Hepburn, Keith Mason, Ruth Major, Alfred Stewart and Catherine Roker at Pilgrim Baptist Temple, St. James Road, Sunday, October 12, 2019. 

(BIS Photos/Derek Smith)...
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PM Minnis recognizes heroes of Hurricane Dorian during 2019 National Honours Investiture ceremony - Oct 14, 2019 - 11:45:35 PM

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Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis recognized the courage and grace of the many Bahamian citizens who put their lives at risk during and in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian.

The Prime Minister was speaking at the 2019 National Honours Investiture Ceremony held at Government House on Monday 14 October, National Heroes Day...
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Grand Lucayan to Welcome Guests Oct. 15 - Oct 14, 2019 - 7:08:45 PM

Grand Lucayan Resort in Grand Bahama announced they will welcome guests on Tuesday, Oct. 15.

Announced on Facebook on Oct. 9, their message read, "We're happy to share we will be welcoming back guests beginning Tuesday, October 15th. We want to thank each and every one of you that have reached out with thoughts and prayers, we truly appreciate you!"
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Prime Minister Minnis provides update on Abaco recovery; RV trailers to house critical government workers on the way to Abaco - Oct 14, 2019 - 12:25:46 PM

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RV trailers to house critical government workers on the way to Abaco; work started to restore Marsh Harbour port and airport operations

The first batch of 100 RV trailers that will be used to house 300 critical government personnel are on the way to Abaco as part of the effort to rebuild devastated communities following Hurricane Dorian...
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Finance ministers to discuss joint action to prevent future debt crises - Oct 14, 2019 - 9:34:49 AM

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Commonwealth finance ministers will meet in Washington D.C. on 17 October 2019 to discuss coordinated interventions to prevent future debt crises.

The meeting will be chaired by the Finance Minister of Cyprus, Harris Georgiades, under the theme ‘Preventing Debt Crises: The Roles of Creditors and Debtors’. It will be preceded by sessions for senior finance ministry officials and central bank governors...
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Official Funeral for the Late Mr. Tennyson Wells was held at Christ Church Cathedral - Oct 13, 2019 - 9:45:43 PM

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An Official Funeral was held for former Cabinet Minister and well-known businessman, Mr. Tennyson Wells on Friday morning, October 11, 2019 at Christ Church Cathedral.  Interment was at Woodlawn Gardens.  Governor General His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith, Prime MInister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis, Cabinet Ministers and officials joined family and friends in commemorating his life.  Prime Minister Minnis is pictured, with tribute and condolences. 

(BIS Photos/Derek Smith)...
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Ministry of Foreign Affairs on article that appeared in the Palm Beach Post - Oct 13, 2019 - 8:00:25 PM

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to refer to an article dated 11 October 2019, that appeared in the Palm Beach Post entitled, “ Bahamian Diplomat says China will not rebuild in hurricane devastated islands.” Comments in the article were attributed to Consul General in Miami, Mrs. Linda Mackey.

The Ministry wishes to advise that the Consul General’s comments were taken out of context...
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