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The Bahamas Press Club Executive Officers call at Government House - Feb 26, 2020 - 5:00:40 PM

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Executive Officers of The Bahamas Press Club paid a courtesy call on Governor General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith (fourth from left) in recognition of the Club’s fifth anniversary at Government House, February 26, 2020. 

(BIS Photo/Derek Smith)...
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The Bahamas Heart Association Members call at Government House - Feb 26, 2020 - 4:29:43 PM

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Members of The Bahamas Heart Association paid a courtesy call on Governor General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith (second from right) at Government House, February 26, 2020. 

(BIS Photos/Derek Smith)...


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The Islands of the Bahamas recognize chef José Andrés for his monumental support to the country in the wake of Hurricane Dorian - Feb 26, 2020 - 2:45:58 PM

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The Islands Of The Bahamas used the international stage of the recent Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by Capital One (SOBEWFF®), to say thank you to Chef José Andrés.  The legendary Chef and his team were responsible for providing some 3.2 million meals to victims of Hurricane Dorian, which struck the island nation in September of 2019 and caused massive destruction and devastation to Great Abaco, and Grand Bahama...
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Minister Pintard Brings Remarks at Kingsway Academy’s Honour Society Alpha Kappa Tau Induction Ceremony - Feb 26, 2020 - 1:27:29 PM

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Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources the Hon. Michael Pintard brought remarks at Kingsway Academy’s Honour Society Alpha Kappa Tau Induction Ceremony held under the theme “Committed to Grow in the Knowledge and Service of our Lord Jesus Christ” on the school’s grounds, Wednesday, February 26, 2020.  The Honour Society was conceived in 2012 as a means of recognizing students who not only did well, but also excelled in student life.  There are three key areas in which the honourees must excel: Character, Leadership, Academics and Service...
News : International
Climate crisis is a global human rights challenge - Feb 26, 2020 - 12:15:53 PM

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The Commonwealth of 54 countries, 32 of which are small, are facing a climate change emergency that is costing lives and presenting an “undeniable human rights challenge” to the world.

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland today addressed the High Level Segment of the UN Human Rights Council’s 43rd Regular Session in Geneva...
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Women United applauded for success of first Empowerment Summit - Feb 26, 2020 - 12:00:32 PM

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Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie A. Campbell, applauded Women United and its Political Subcommittee for the success of the body’s first Women’s Empowerment Summit.

Sponsored by the Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development through its Department of Gender and Family Affairs, the Summit was held Monday evening (February 24) at the St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church Parish Hall...
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Minister Campbell gives support to ‘She Ready’ Theme; calls on women to resist going from one extreme to the next - Feb 26, 2020 - 11:15:55 AM

Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie A. Campbell, told a gathering of women attending the first Women’s United Empowerment Summit hosted by the Political Subdivision of Women United, that it was his belief that women of The Bahamas are indeed ready to embrace and overcome the challenges that have hindered them from assuming political leadership in the numbers they desire.

“You would agree that it will take a collaborative effort to accomplish these goals...
News : International
Commonwealth charity match will see cricket legends bat for cause in Barbados - Feb 26, 2020 - 9:21:43 AM

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Cricket legends will play a ‘Peace at the Crease’ charity cricket match in Barbados on 17 October.

Proceeds will support activities to promote peace and tolerance in disadvantaged communities across the Commonwealth.

Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland, and Barbados Cricket Association president, Conde Riley, announced the event on Saturday...
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Swiss Ambassador-Designate Presents Letters of Credence to the Governor General - Feb 26, 2020 - 8:28:34 AM

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His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A Smith, Governor General of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, received Letters of Credence from Her Excellency Salome Meyer, Non-resident Ambassador-Designate of Switzerland during a Presentation of Credentials at Government House on Monday, February 24, 2020. 

(BIS Photos/Letisha Henderson)...


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Female Political 'Firsts' Honoured in Ceremony - Feb 26, 2020 - 6:15:40 AM

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Minister of Social Services the Hon. Frankie Campbell, Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Lanisha Rolle, and Wife of the Prime Minister (Office of the Spouse) Patricia Minnis joined a wide cross-section of Bahamian female political and government officials in honouring seven female political "firsts", at a ceremony, held at St. Joseph's Church Hall on February 24, 2020.

The Women United Political Subcommittee, in conjunction with the Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development's Department of Gender and Family Affairs...
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Prime Minister congratulates Sir Michael Barnett as President of Court of Appeal - Feb 25, 2020 - 10:04:01 PM

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Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis congratulated Sir Michael Barnett on his appointment as President of the Court of Appeal for the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.

 “I am pleased that Sir Michael will lend considerable talents, intellect and experience as President of the Court of Appeal,” the Prime Minister said.

The Official Swearing-In Ceremony was held in the Ballroom of Government House...
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Department of Education holds Professional Development Workshops for Family and Consumer Science Educators - Feb 25, 2020 - 7:34:56 PM

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Interpersonal and communication skills and preparation for certifications and internships are among the essentials that teachers must impress upon students in Family and Consumer Science said Keyshan Bastian, Assistant Director of Education, Career and Technical Education Section.

“Your degree does not make you qualified. Your experience speaks to what you are able to do and the lifelong field that you develop. It doesn’t matter if you have a Masters’ Degree or PH.D...
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Kiwanis District Governor and Executives pay courtesy call on the Governor General - Feb 25, 2020 - 7:26:43 PM

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The Kiwanis District Governor of Eastern Canada & the Caribbean, Mr. Robert Spellen (seated third from left), and Lieutenant Governor Christopher Rahming (seated third from right), along with other executives of Kiwanis called upon His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith, Governor General (seated centre), at Government House on Friday, February 21, 2020.

(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Media sensitized on reporting of Mental Health support to communities in disasters - Feb 25, 2020 - 7:22:24 PM

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The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) partnered with the Ministry of Health (MOH), the Bahamas Psychological Association (BPA) and the Healthy Bahamas Coalition (HBC) to host a media forum under the theme “Are we depressed? Telling stories of Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Disasters through Bahamian media” at the University of The Bahamas, Monday, February 24, 2020.

The purpose of the media forum was to provide media journalists with the background of what is mental health psychosocial support (MHPSS)...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Campbell: Time is now to fortify commitments to achieve CEDAW recommendations - Feb 25, 2020 - 6:11:15 PM

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The time is now for The Bahamas to fortify its commitments, efforts and partnerships to help women achieve the recommendations put forth by the Committee for the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie A. Campbell said Monday.

Addressing the first Women’s Empowerment Summit hosted by the Political Subdivision of Women United at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church Hall, Monday evening...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Senor Justice Estelle Gray Evans sworn in as Acting Chief Justice - Feb 25, 2020 - 5:54:26 PM

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The Hon. Madame Senior Justice Estelle Gray Evans was sworn in as Acting Chief Justice by His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith, Governor General, during a Swearing-In Ceremony at Government House on Tuesday, February 25, 2020. 

(BIS Photos/Letisha Henderson)...
News : International : Organization of American States (OAS)
OAS General Secretariat continues supporting institutions and people of Dominican Republic ahead of March 15 extraordinary elections - Feb 25, 2020 - 4:34:21 PM

The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS) continues supporting the institutions and people of the Dominican Republic on the path toward the extraordinary municipal elections of March 15, following the cancellation of the February 16 elections...
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Minister Thompson says renovation work at Courthouse is significant achievement by Government - Feb 25, 2020 - 4:15:34 PM

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Minister of State for Grand Bahama, Senator Kwasi Thompson, said that he was excited to see the completion of works that were carried out at both the Supreme and Magistrate’s courts, resulting in a total upgrade of the courthouse in Freeport, Grand Bahama.

Minister Thompson, along with Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister, Mr. Harcourt Brown, was given a tour of the completed work at the Magistrate’s Courts on Monday, February 24, 2020.
News : Local
BISX lists BB Global Fund Ltd. - Feb 25, 2020 - 1:42:19 PM

The Bahamas International Securities Exchange (BISX) is pleased to announce that BB Global Fund Ltd. (the “Fund”) has successfully completed the BISX Mutual Fund Listing Process and has been listed on the Exchange.

BB Global Fund Ltd. has now been added to the roster of funds listed on the Exchange...
News : International
Commonwealth group in Guyana to observe elections - Feb 25, 2020 - 12:07:25 PM

A Commonwealth election observer group led by the former Prime Minister of Barbados Owen Arthur is in Guyana to observe the upcoming general and regional elections.

Observers arrived in Georgetown on Sunday, 23 February and have begun briefings with key stakeholders...
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