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New Hotel Licensing Board Meets - Jan 14, 2022 - 12:08:01 PM

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The Hon. Chester Cooper, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Investments & Aviation (MOTIA) met with the new Hotel Licensing Board, January 12, 2022.  Also at the meeting were Reginald Saunders, Permanent Secretary, MOTIA; John Pinder, Parliamentary Secretary, MOTIA; and Ms .Glenda Johnson, Chief Licensing Officer, Hotel Licensing Department, MOTIA.

Group photo, from left: Francis Taylor, Director Hotel Licensing Board; Glenda Johnson, Chief Licensing Officer, Hotel Licensing Department, MOTIA...
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Over 600 Nominate for Local Government Elections - Jan 13, 2022 - 3:47:46 PM

Minister of Agriculture, Marine Resources and Family Island Affairs, the Hon. Clay Sweeting, said he is pleased with the number of individuals who recently nominated for the upcoming Local Government elections on January 27.
Nomination Day was on January 6. Some 617 persons nominated, however, this number could dwindle if persons decide to withdraw from the register...
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Prime Minister Davis Pays Tribute to Sir Sidney Poitier in the House of Assembly - Jan 13, 2022 - 1:38:09 PM

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During his tribute to Bahamian icon the late Sir Sidney Poitier, on January 12, 2022, in the House of Assembly, Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. Philip Davis said that, as Bahamians mourn its nation’s loss, they marvel at how far Sir Sidney traveled, and the courage it must have required.

“When he was a teenager in New York, far from family and home, washing dishes, looking for opportunities, struggling to survive, and cold...
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PM Davis joins Ministers on Tour of Schools - Jan 12, 2022 - 1:24:30 PM

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Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. Philip Davis joined Minister of Education and Technical & Vocational Training the Hon. Glenys Hanna Martin; Minister of Works and Utilities the Hon. Alfred Sears; Minister of State in the Ministry of Education and Technical & Vocational Training the Hon. Zane Lightbourne; Members of Parliament; and various government stakeholders in visiting eight schools on New Providence to see firsthand the works being completed on them, on January 10, 2022.

The group visited the following schools: Sybil Strachan Primary; C.W. Sawyer Primary; Yellow Elder Primary; Ridgeland Primary...
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DPM Cooper meets Board and Executives of Bahamasair - Jan 12, 2022 - 1:16:19 PM

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Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Investments  & Aviation the Hon. Chester Cooper meets and greets the Bahamasair Board and Executive Team at Bahamasair administrative offices on Blake Road, January 11, 2022.  Pictured from left: Dr. Tyneil Cargill, Tanya Pratt, C. Hunter, Astrid Bodie, Managing Director of Bahamasair Tracy Cooper, the Hon. Chester Cooper; Chairman of the Board of Bahamasair Anthony Kikivarakis, Davine Leash, Cordell Knowles and Tasman Darling. 

(BIS Photo/Kemuel Stubbs)...
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Fact sheet - Ministry of Youth Sports and Culture Virtual Junkanoo Parade - Jan 4, 2022 - 9:12:27 AM

The Government of The Bahamas, through the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture, grants a stipend to all Junkanoo organizations to assist in their participation in Junkanoo parades. 

In our commitment to transparency, the Ministry of Youth Sports and Culture provides a complete outline of the financial breakdown of the 2021 Virtual Junkanoo... 
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Nassau Village Cleanup Campaign - Jan 4, 2022 - 12:37:43 AM
 
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The Nassau Village constituency started out the year with cleaner streets and yards thanks to Member of Parliament Jamahl Strachan and community partner 360 Waste. Over the next two weeks, residents will be able to get rid of refuse and debris and place them in the dumpsters for prompt removal.
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New Contact Tracing Protocols for COVID-19 Cases - Jan 2, 2022 - 8:25:43 AM

The Surveillance Unit of the Ministry of Health & Wellness would like to advise the general public that due to the increasing numbers of positive cases of COVID-19 being reported over the last several days, the Contact Tracing has implemented additional methods to contact persons that would have tested positive for COVID-19.

Beginning today - Saturday, 1st January, 2022, the Surveillance Unit..
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Scotiabank Bahamas Urging Use of Digital Channels Amid Branch Closures Due to COVID-19 - Jan 1, 2022 - 10:23:14 PM

Scotiabank Bahamas is reminding customers that they can continue to access a wide variety of banking services using the Bank’s digital service channels even as the Bank faces operational challenges at two locations due rising local positive cases of COVID-19.

On Thursday (December 30) the Bank advised that branches located at Palmdale Avenue and in Freeport would be temporarily closed until January 4 following COVID-19 exposures among staff at both branches...
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UK Top Model is Bahamian Brains & Beauty - Dec 31, 2021 - 11:22:12 AM

UK Top Model Alexandria Pinder
When  Alexandria  Pinder won the UK Top Model Competition this year, she gained international attention and glamorously added to the list of fantastic people who have helped to put the Bahamas on the map. She went through a series of rigorous competitions that tested the contestants' mettle and ability to handle any situation thrown at them and come out beautiful.  Alexandria  not only proved she had what it took to win the competition, but she also captured the personal style award. But behind her striking face and stunning pose is a hardworking island girl who is carving out a name for herself in another niche - media.
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Eleuthera's Anti-Violence Campaign - Dec 30, 2021 - 1:43:53 PM


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Eleuthera wrapped up its anti-violence campaign efforts with a series of activities held this December. These efforts, led by Zonta Eleuthera head Jewel Smith, served to inspire the youth and involve the entire community in awareness and advocacy.

The North Eleuthera Mainland Community, under the leadership of Deacon Michelle Bain-Johnson, hosted a Stop the Violence Townhall and Awareness session via a Zoom meeting on December 2.   Over fifty participants joined the conversation from Nassau, Eleuthera, and other Family Islands. Marisa Mason Smith, President of the...
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Dr. Darville updates on Omicron containment measures - Dec 30, 2021 - 12:15:51 PM

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Minister of Health and Wellness, the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville at a press conference today at the Office of the Prime Minister revealed measures to contain the spread of the Omicron COVID-19 variant presently causing a fourth pandemic surge in the community.

The containment measures include hiring of additional medical personnel; sourcing of new COVID-19 drugs; acquisition of Grosvenor Close Nursing Building for an Infectious Diseases ward to regain use of the South Beach....
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PMH Implements Restrictions as COVID-19 Cases Increase - Dec 29, 2021 - 9:31:03 AM

The Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) has commenced prevention protocols due to the rapid increase in new COVID-19 cases. Effective Wednesday 29th December, elective surgeries will be suspended, ONLY emergency procedures will be performed. ONLY gynaecology, orthopaedic, fracture and hand clinics will be seen in person at the hospital, all other specialty clinic cases will be conducted via virtual appointments.  
Patients requiring new appointments or rescheduled appointments should contact the PMH Registration & Scheduling Unit by:

•    Emailing a copy of the referral or discharge letter to appointments@pmh.phabahamas.org
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Minister of Health & Wellness Dr. Michael Darville on the Omicron variant of COVID-19 - Dec 28, 2021 - 1:05:18 PM

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In his address on December 24, 2021, The Prime Minister advised the nation of the increase in COVID-19 infections in our country and over the last few days, we have seen sharp increases in persons testing positive for COVID-19 here at home.

The Omicron variant is the most highly transmissible COVID variant yet, causing soaring case numbers across the world. Many countries are seeing exponential growth, and their highest case counts yet since the start of the pandemic. We should expect the same here...
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Ministry of Transport & Housing on the Collision of Gas Tanker and Yacht in Bahamian Waters - Dec 28, 2021 - 10:48:03 AM

The Ministry of Transport and Housing has received information regarding a collision between the yacht “Utopia IV” and the gas tanker “Tropic Breeze” at approximately 10:10 PM on Thursday, 23rd of December, 2021, which resulted in damage to both vessels and injuries to several crew members. The Royal Bahamas Defence Force was informed of the incident and dispatched the P-125 to assist. Shortly after, the Royal Bahamas Defence Force...
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Bahamas Health System to adapt to climate change - Dec 28, 2021 - 6:19:11 AM

When we think of climate change, the  resilience  of our health  system and its  facilities may not be the first thing that comes to mind. However, it is one of the most critical aspects of ensuring that The Bahamas is able to adapt to the inevitable changes that climate change will bring. The health sector has an opportunity to be a leader in the push for adaptation to climate change, according to Brittney Jones, Pan American Health Organization/ World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) Bahamas, Turks and Caicos Health and Climate Change  and  Health Focal  Point Consultant...
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Government collaboration transforms Bay Street into Holiday Wonderland - Dec 24, 2021 - 2:29:45 PM

Acknowledging that the country had come to the end of a particularly “challenging year”, Prime Minister, the Honourable Philip E. Davis, led a ministerial team including Deputy Prime Minister Cooper, Public Works Minister Sears and Culture Minister Bowleg in developing an alternative conceptual approach to sharing some holiday cheer by bringing to life the uplifting spirit of the Yuletide Season at the country’s principal center of cultural life...
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Works Minister inspired by construction of Little Abaco Bridge - Dec 23, 2021 - 3:14:20 PM

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The new Little Abaco bridge will safely facilitate the flow of vehicles between Great and Little Abaco and create new habitats for marine life.
On a recent visit, the Hon. Alfred Sears Minister of Works and Utilities, and a team of engineers, viewed the bridge destroyed by Hurricane Dorian in 2019 and presently under construction.

“We went to the north of Abaco and visited the bridge which connects to Little Abaco,” said Minister Sears...
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Minister for Grand Bahama - Extension to SERZ Order Amendment Granted - Dec 22, 2021 - 5:00:05 PM

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The Minister for Grand Bahama, The Honourable Ginger Moxey, is pleased to advise the public of the recent extension to the Amendment to the Special Economic Recovery Zone (SERZ) Order for Building Supplies.

This extension will allow for the continuation of duty-free and Value Added Tax-free importation of construction materials to Grand Bahama and Abaco by residents and business owners through to December 31st, 2022...
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Royal Caribbean Group on Grand Lucayan Resort, The Bahamas - Dec 22, 2021 - 12:34:33 PM

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Bahamas Port Investments Limited (BPI), Royal Caribbean Group’s joint venture with ITM Group, and Lucayan Renewal Holdings Limited/Lucayan Beach Casino Holdings Limited, the owners of the Grand Lucayan Resort in Grand Bahama, have mutually agreed to terminate BPI’s contract to purchase the Grand Lucayan after ITM Group made the decision not to proceed with the acquisition. BPI will continue with its plans for a cruise port redevelopment project in Grand Bahama...
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