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Bahamian Politics

DNA on Government response to child abuse allegations - Jan 26, 2021 - 4:23:36 PM


The Democratic National Alliance (DNA) notes the recent announcement by the Minister of Social Services that four employees of a local children’s home have been relieved of their duties. We also welcome the news that this matter has been turned over to the Royal Bahamas Police Force for further investigation.

We reiterate the need for enhanced scrutiny of the qualifications and training of individuals charged with the care of this most vulnerable population...

Community

Office of University Relations: Appointment of Acting Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs - Jan 26, 2021 - 1:07:25 PM


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University of The Bahamas (UB) announces the appointment of Associate Professor Mrs. Lottis Shearer-Knowles as the Acting Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs, effective 4th January 2021. A veteran member of faculty, Mrs. Shearer-Knowles is the former Director of the Honours Programme and Interim Dean of Liberal and Fine Arts.

As Acting Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs, she will support the administrative operation of Academic Affairs.  Working closely with the Vice President of Academic affairs, she will manage faculty concerns; research...

Community

Lewis Foundation Sends Three Grand Bahamians to UCF - Jan 26, 2021 - 11:31:23 AM


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It’s the beginning of a brand-new chapter for three Grand Bahama students experiencing their first few days of a new school year at the University of Central Florida thanks to the generosity of the Lewis Foundation.

UCF’s Spring 2021 classes began Monday [January 11]. For many new students it will undoubtedly be a first year unlike any other.  

The pandemic’s presence changed life at the Orlando campus. There are COVID-19 mitigation efforts in place along with a hybrid of in-person instruction and virtual classes... 

News

Cleveland Clinic and Doctors Hospital Health System establish strategic relationship to expand and improve healthcare services in The Bahamas - Jan 26, 2021 - 10:05:33 AM


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Cleveland Clinic and Doctors Hospital Health System have formed a strategic advisory council with the goal of expanding and improving the delivery of healthcare services in the Bahamas.
 
The organizations agreed to form the advisory council in a two-year strategic advisory agreement which will provide Doctors Hospital access to Cleveland Clinic’s network of internal experts for strategic planning, clinical education and leadership development... 

News : International

ILO: Uncertain and uneven recovery expected following unprecedented labour market crisis - Jan 25, 2021 - 8:36:47 PM


Tentative signs of recovery are emerging in global labour markets, following unprecedented disruption in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the latest report from the International Labour Organization....

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Some concessions for Grand Bahama and Abaco, extended - Jan 25, 2021 - 5:05:47 PM


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Minister of State for Finance and for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Kwasi Thompson has announced that Grand Bahama and Abaco residents wishing to replace their motor vehicles that were destroyed during Hurricane Dorian, will still be allowed to do so under the VAT and Duty-free concessions.

However, those vehicles will have to be purchased before January 31, 2021.  This is an extension to the concession, which expired on December 31st, 2020...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Annual Parliamentary Church Service - Jan 25, 2021 - 4:33:24 PM


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Parliamentarians attended the Annual Parliamentary Church Service, Monday morning, January 25, 2021 at the Church of God of Prophecy East Street Tabernacle.  Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis is pictured centre. 

(BIS Photos/Ulric Woodside)....

News : International : Caribbean News

Deodat Maharaj to Lead the Caribbean Export Development Agency - Jan 25, 2021 - 4:24:15 PM


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The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) is pleased to announce that Mr. Deodat Maharaj has been appointed as its Executive Director effective February 1, 2021.

Mr. Maharaj, a national of Trinidad and Tobago has extensive experience in international trade, working with the private sector, governments, and multi-lateral institutions in a career spanning more than 25 years. He knows the region well...

Community

Urban Oasis: Push for fitness, fresh air draw many to parks - Jan 25, 2021 - 4:14:58 PM


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Ballers, joggers, tykes on trikes and those wanting a bit of fresh air are gaining a new appreciation for community parks now that they have reopened after being closed for months by the coronavirus pandemic.  

Although there are fewer people than normal, individuals and families are slowly returning to their favorite urban oasis, the neighborhood parks which stood deserted for most of last year when strict lockdown measures were in place...

Bahamian Politics

U.W.P Women's Arm: Together we can protect our women and girls - Jan 25, 2021 - 2:16:50 PM


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The United Workers Party National Women’s Arm would like to extend its sincere condolences to the family and friends of our island's latest victim of gender based violence.  We are deeply saddened by this heinous act and our organization remains deeply concerned that violence against our women continues.

Violence against women is a global phenomenon and the recorded numbers continue to increase...

Community

Royal Caribbean Group to become Silver Sponsor, Global Leadership Summit Bahamas - Jan 25, 2021 - 1:30:31 PM


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The Global Leadership Summit Bahamas today announced that Royal Caribbean Group will be a silver sponsor of its annual event bringing top names in business and leadership to audiences in The Bahamas.

It will be the third year that the longtime friend and supporter of the country of The Bahamas is sponsoring the summit, but when the conference is held March 5th and 6th, it will be the first time it will be conducted virtually.

“In the past, we held blended summits,” explained GLS local Chairman, Gadville McDonald...

News : International : Organization of American States (OAS)

OAS Begins Implementation of New Hemispheric Action Plan on Drugs 2021-2025 - Jan 25, 2021 - 12:30:04 PM


The Organization of American States (OAS) has begun implementation of the new Hemispheric Drug Strategy and Plan of Action 2021-2025, both approved at the 68th regular session of the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD), chaired by Colombia and held in Bogota in December 2020...

Community

UB’s Oakes Field Campus Expands with Land Transfer - Jan 25, 2021 - 10:03:13 AM


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With the Government of The Bahamas having recently transferred the land on which the historic Clarence A. Bain building was once located to University of The Bahamas, the University is now one step closer to the convocation centre envisioned for the property.

The condemned Clarence A. Bain Building, which has housed several government departments and agencies over the years, was razed last year, leaving the property vacant...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

House of Assembly Select Committee on Natural Resources Site visit to North Andros - Jan 25, 2021 - 9:30:26 AM


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The House of Assembly Select Committee on Natural Resources made its first site visit this past week in North Andros.

The Committee members making the trip were: Michael A. Foulkes, Chairman, Shonel Ferguson, Picewell Forbes, Vaughn Miller and Reece Chipman.  Accompanying the Committee members were Carlton Bowleg, MP for the area, and Rashad Flowers, Assistant Clerk, House of Assembly...

Community

Concepts leans into charitable causes - Jan 25, 2021 - 8:07:44 AM


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““Running my own marketing agency was always on the cards for me, the question had always been, when would be the right time?”

Early on in what we now call the global pandemic of 2020, Leah Davis, a twenty-year marketing executive, decided to launch a boutique marketing firm, Concepts Marketing Solutions; it is described as ‘specializing in crafting integrated marketing communications strategies.’  

Leveraging her diverse background of marketing experiences across the financial services, hospitality and retail industries...

News

BPC Court Success; Perseverance #1 Insurance Again Confirmed - Jan 24, 2021 - 10:27:11 PM


On 22 January 2021 The Honourable Justice Petra Hanna-Adderley ruled in favour of BPC to allow BPC to join the Government as a respondent to the application for a judicial review of various Government decisions related to BPC’s licences and the drilling of the Perseverance #1 exploratory well. The application has been brought by various environmentalist groups...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Gov’t projects and assistance programs helping to speed up recovery in Grand Bahama - Jan 24, 2021 - 7:08:38 PM


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“Grand Bahama remains in a rebuilding phase and will be in that rebuilding phase for some time to come,” said Minister of State for Finance and for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Kwasi Thompson. “But we are pleased with the pace with which these projects are progressing.”

The Minister’s remarks came during an update press conference at the Office of the Prime Minister in Freeport on Saturday, January 23, 2021...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Prime Minister Minnis opens London Creek Bridge in Andros - Jan 23, 2021 - 12:50:34 PM


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Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis on Friday officially opened the London Creek Bridge, marking an important part of the effort to regenerate natural creek systems across the island.

London Creek is one of a number of natural creek ecosystems in Andros which have become blocked due to the construction of roads across the creeks.

Such blockages cause severe damage to the natural aquatic ecosystem...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Minister Henfield Receives Copie d’Usage from His Excellency Zvi Tal, Israeli Ambassador-designate to The Bahamas - Jan 22, 2021 - 6:25:02 PM


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he Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to advise members of the public that, in a virtual meeting held today, 22 January, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Darren A. Henfield, MP, received the Copie d’Usage of H. E. Zvi Tal, Israeli Ambassador-designate to The Bahamas.

In a brief meeting held after the Minister received the Copie d’Usage, both sides acknowledged the longstanding friendship and cordial relations between The Bahamas.  Matters of mutual interests were discussed...

News

Baleària Caribbean gets The Bahamas’ approval to resume passenger services - Jan 22, 2021 - 3:03:19 PM


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Today the fast ferry company, Baleària Caribbean, has announced that they will resume passenger services between Port Everglades (Fort Lauderdale) and The Bahamas by launching their first sailing on February 11, 2021. At the moment, the vessel is in dry dock receiving maintenance and getting prepared for this grand opening. During the first phase, the company has announced that they will travel once a week (on Thursdays) to Freeport, Grand Bahama Islands...

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