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Health Minister tours the Rand Memorial Hospital as part of assessment of health care facilities nation-wide - Sep 22, 2021 - 2:34:29 PM

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Newly appointed Minister of health and Wellness, the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville says there is a need to improve the bed shortages at the Rand Memorial Hospital to ensure that local residents who access the Rand have favorable medical outcomes.

“We have to improve the image; we have to improve the quality of health care delivery and we need to ensure that Grand Bahamians feel comfortable to come to the Rand Memorial Hospital without fear of being exposed to any form of infectious disease,” he said...
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Minister of Health and Wellness escorts the Prime Minister on tour of PMH - Sep 22, 2021 - 1:05:07 PM

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Newly appointed Minister of Health and Wellness the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville’s first day of work included a meeting with union executives of the Consultant Physicians Staff Association, Bahamas Doctors Union, and the Nurses Union at the Ministry of Health and Wellness headquarters on Meeting Street on Tuesday, September 21, 2021.  Also present was the Hon. Philip Davis, Prime Minister.

Following the meeting with union executives, both Dr. Darville and the Prime Minister were taken on a tour of the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH)...
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Headline: GBUC provides update on Reverse Osmosis facility - Sep 22, 2021 - 12:00:15 PM

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Further to the August 20th update provided by the Grand Bahama Utility Company (GBUC), work continues to progress to completion on the Reverse Osmosis facility.  

GBUC confirms that two of the three containers transported from Belgium containing the Utility’s Reverse Osmosis (RO) filtration units have arrived.  However, due to a bill of lading error on the part of the shipping company, the third container was not loaded with the others... 
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Minister Mitchell - In Meetings of CARICOM Foreign Ministers with US Deputy Secretary of State - Sep 22, 2021 - 10:23:57 AM

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Minister of Foreign Affairs the Hon. Fred Mitchell, and Ministry executives, participated in a virtual meeting between CARICOM Foreign Ministers and US Deputy Secretary of State H.E. Wendy R. Sherman, September 21, 2021. 

(Photos/Ministry of Foreign Affairs)...
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BCB responses to Int’l Election Observation Group on Election Coverage - Sep 22, 2021 - 9:37:24 AM

The outgoing Board of Directors of the Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas (BCB) takes exception to the recent report presented by the Commonwealth Observer Group as articulated by the Hon. Bruce Golding.

The BCB categorically denies and refutes the allegation that it deliberately and unfairly adopted a policy of refusing to accept advertisements from the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP)...
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Prime Minister Davis Lauds First Members of His Cabinet - Sep 21, 2021 - 9:23:14 PM

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During the swearing-in of nine members of his Cabinet, on September 20, 2021, newly-elected Prime Minister the Hon. Philip Davis noted what they brought to the push for national development.

 “They are the initial members of a Cabinet which will reflect the breadth and depth of the competencies and characteristics of our team: experience combined with innovation; expertise combined with a willingness to see things anew; integrity and a strong sense of purpose,” Prime Minister Davis said...
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DPM Chester Cooper met with Director of Aviation - Sep 21, 2021 - 5:34:53 PM

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Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Investment and Aviation the Hon. Chester Cooper (standing centre) met with Director of Aviation Algernon Cargill (left), today, along with the Ministry's Permanent Secretary Reginald Saunders. 

(BIS Photos/Kemuel Stubbs)...
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Nine new Cabinet ministers sworn-in - Sep 20, 2021 - 7:53:35 PM

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Prime Minister the Hon. Philip Davis today introduced the first set of new Cabinet ministers with portfolios covering the Attorney General, Foreign Affairs, Education, Works and Public Utilities, Health and Wellness, Government Affairs, Agriculture, National Security and Legal Affairs.

The nine ministers were sworn-in on Monday 20 September 2021 by Governor-General the Most Hon. Sir Cornelius A. Smith during ceremonies held at the Baha Mar Convention Center... 
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Prime Minister the Hon. Philip Davis, Presented Instrument of Appointment - Sep 18, 2021 - 2:27:28 PM

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Governor General His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Cornelius A. Smith, O.N., GCMG, presented Prime Minister, the Hon. Philip Edward Davis, QC., with the Instrument of Appointment to the Office of Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas during a ceremony in the Andros Room, Grand Hyatt, Baha Mar, on Saturday, September 18, 2021. 

(BIS Photos/Letisha Henderson)...
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Prime Minister the Hon. Philip Davis took Oath Yesterday; Will be Presented Instruments of Office Today - Sep 18, 2021 - 10:56:24 AM

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The Honourable Philip Edward Davis, Q.C.,MP was sworn in as Prime Minister of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas in a private ceremony at the offices of The Governor General, One Montague Place, East Bay Street, Nassau, New Providence shortly before 1:00pm on September 17, 2021.  

Prime Minister Davis will be presented his Instruments of Office in ceremonies today, September 18...
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General Election 2021 - Sep 18, 2021 - 10:52:31 AM

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Across The Bahamas, thousands of eligible voters headed to the polls on September 16, 2021 to cast their ballots in the 2021 General Election.  Adherence to rigid health and safety protocols for all, during the pandemic, was key.  Poll workers and members of the Royal Bahamas Defence and Police Forces aided the queueing and voting process, especially for the elderly and persons with disabilities.  One of the special accommodations made for the latter included possible covered areas for them to sit as they waited in line to cast their votes... 
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Minister of National Security Tours A.F. Adderley School Polling Location Ahead of General Election - Sep 15, 2021 - 8:23:33 PM


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Minister of National Security, the Hon. Marvin Dames tours the A. F. Adderley Junior High School Polling Location, on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, ahead of the General Election that is slated for tomorrow.  Joining him were Acting Permanent Secretary Cheryl Darville and other senior officials from the Ministry; Acting Parliamentary Commissioner Lavado Duncanson, and representatives from the Royal Bahamas Police and Defence Forces. Minister Dames and other stakeholders also held a question and answer period after the walk-through...

(BIS Photos / Eric Rose)...
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Lab at Flamingo Gardens URC gets Bishop Charles Young nametag - Sep 15, 2021 - 5:18:07 PM


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Bishop Charles Young’s vast contributions to society at the church, community and civic levels are a testament to the saying that a man’s greatness is truly measured by his service to his church, community and country, Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie A. Campbell said Monday.
 
Addressing the naming ceremony of the Computer Lab at Flamingo Gardens Urban Renewal Centre, which became the ‘Bishop Charles Young Computer Lab and Educational Centre’ (held Monday, September 13)...
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A Notable Decrease in COVID-19 Cases - Sep 14, 2021 - 12:15:52 PM

Analysis of COVID-19 data by the Ministry of Health for the period 1st January - 12th September 2021 is beginning to show a decrease in the number of new cases of COVID-19 as the result of the aggressive vaccination campaign and increased uptake of the vaccine.

During this period there were some 11,584 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 302 deaths and on average 54 persons hospitalized per week...   
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Quarantined voters permitted to vote in General Election - Sep 13, 2021 - 9:05:04 AM

The Office of the Prime Minister wishes to advise that those in quarantine who are registered to vote in the 16 September 2021 general election will be permitted to leave quarantine to cast their vote.

In accordance with the Emergency Powers (COVID 19 Pandemic) (Management and Recovery) (No. 2) (Amendment) (No. 10) Order, 2021, the eligible quarantined person must...
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Flag Presentation Ceremony - Sep 12, 2021 - 5:51:51 PM

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At the end of the Lie-in-State of former Member of Parliament, the late Peter Galanos, the National Flag was presented to the Galanos family in Parliament Square, Friday afternoon, September 10, 2021 by Minister of Social Services and Urban Development the Hon. Frankie Campbell. 

(BIS Photos/Patrick Hanna)...
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Variants of public health concern - Sep 9, 2021 - 1:51:54 PM

Today the Ministry of Health received results from the FIOCRUZ Laboratory in Brazil that confirms the presence of the highly transmissible Delta variant of COVID-19 in The Bahamas.

The National Reference Laboratory submitted ninety-eight (98) SARS-CoV-2 virus-positive samples to the FIOCRUZ Laboratory for genomic sequencing...
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AWE Microloan Program Launched - Sep 9, 2021 - 9:48:04 AM

The Bahamas Development Bank (“The Bank” or “BDB”) places great focus on progressing the country’s National Development Plan as well as the Sustainable Development Goals inclusive of Goal 5, Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment. To this aim, The Bank has adopted a Gender Policy and is currently engaging with regional and international bodies such as UN Women and the 2X Collaborative to develop gender-based financing and capacity development programs...
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Special Envoy for Argentina Met with PS of Foreign Affair - Sep 8, 2021 - 1:04:12 PM

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Special Envoy for Argentina Ambassador Gustavo Martinez Pandiani (left) met with Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Peter Deveaux-Isaacs today at the Ministry's offices. 

(BIS Photo/Kristaan Ingraham)...


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The Commonwealth Secretary General paid a courtesy call at Office of the Leader of the Oppositio - Sep 8, 2021 - 10:00:38 AM

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The Secretary General of the Commonwealth, the Rt. Hon. Patricia Scotland, QC, currently participating in the Commonwealth Lawyers Association (CLA) Conference at Baha Mar, paid a courtesy call at the Office of the Leader of the Opposition, Tuesday, September 7, 2021.  She is pictured with Senator the Hon. Fred Mitchell. 

(BIS Photo/Kemuel Stubbs)...
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