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Bahamas Weather

9am Special News Item on newly formed Tropical Depression Twenty-seven - Oct 19, 2020 - 9:06:37 AM


SPECIAL NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL DEPRESSION TWENTY-SEVEN ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION AT 9AM, MONDAY 19TH  OCTOBER 2020.

...TROPICAL DEPRESSION FORMS OVER THE CENTRAL ATLANTIC...

AT 8 AM EDT, THE CENTER OF TROPICAL DEPRESSION TWENTY-SEVEN WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 25.8° NORTH AND LONGITUDE 55.5° WEST, OR ABOUT 720 MILES SOUTHEAST OF BERMUDA...

Community : Grand Bahama

Grand Bahama students receive tablets to advance learning experiences - Oct 19, 2020 - 7:05:03 AM


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The distribution of 1,500 donated tablets for students in the disaster zones continued in Grand Bahama with more than 260 junior high and high school students receiving devices.
  
The Alcatel 1T 10-inch tablets were donated by a group of concerned citizens through the Bahamas Hope Foundation, Odyssey Aviation and STARS Bahamas (Supporting Technology Access and Research for Students) in partnership with the Disaster Reconstruction Authority (DRA).

The Covid-19 era has altered traditional education making it necessary for students to have devices with internet service for access to new learning portals...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Minister of Foreign Affairs to lead Bahamas Delegation participating in the 50th OAS General Assembly - Oct 18, 2020 - 10:52:06 PM


The Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Darren. A Henfield, will lead The Bahamas’ delegation participating virtually in the 50th Regular Session of the General Assembly of the Organization of American States, to be held from 20th to 21st October 2020, Washington, DC.  The Session, which will be convened under the theme, “Facing the Challenges of COVID-19 in the Hemisphere: A Collaborative Approach to Address Vulnerabilities and Build Resilience in Times of Crisis, Based on the Four Pillars of the OAS”, will be an historic one, in that for the first time member states will meet in a virtual forum in light of the Coronavirus pandemic. The Bahamas was originally to have hosted the 50th OAS...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Update #200 - Ministry of Health - COVID-19 Update - Oct 18, 2020 - 8:32:46 PM


The Ministry of Health advises the general public of the current COVID-19 situation in The Bahamas.  

CURRENT CASE NUMBERS

Seventy-five (75) new cases1 have tested positive for COVID-19...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Samaritan’s Purse COVID-19 care facility set to begin operations tomorrow - Oct 18, 2020 - 5:56:54 PM


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A multi-disciplinary team of physicians, nurses, and administrative support from Samaritan’s Purse set to commence clinical services in a field hospital erected on the campus of the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) tomorrow (19th October 2020). The thirty-three (33) member team from Samaritan’s Purse includes doctors, nurses, water and sanitation specialists, an electrician, and other key support staff. 

The field hospital which has a capacity for twenty (20) patients and is designed to specifically care for coronavirus positive patients is made up of seven tents...

Bahamas Weather

Severe Weather Statement for the Bahamas - Oct. 18 - Oct 18, 2020 - 10:19:03 AM



SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT FOR THE ENTIRE BAHAMAS ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY AT 9:30 AM EDT, SUNDAY 18TH OCTOBER 2020. 

A QUASI STATIONARY FRONT ACROSS THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS AND THE NORTHERN AXIS OF A TROPICAL WAVE WILL PRODUCE UNSETTLED WEATHER CONDITIONS OVER THE BAHAMAS RESULTING IN MODERATE TO HEAVY SHOWERS, STRONG TO SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS AND EXTENSIVE FLOODING IN LOW LYING AND FLOOD PRONE AREAS...

Community

2,400 food kits secured for distribution to vulnerable families in Grand Bahama - Oct 18, 2020 - 8:47:22 AM


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A $50,000 donation from the Lyford Cay Club Charitable Trust (LCCCT) helped to jumpstart a new food distribution collaboration on Grand Bahama with the international humanitarian organization GlobalMedic and the entire Rotary organisation based on Grand Bahama Island.

With the financial contribution from LCCCT, the five Rotary Clubs of Grand Bahama and Global Medic were able to expand their support to vulnerable families impacted by Hurricane Dorian and the COVID-19 pandemic with the distribution of 2,400 initial food kits. Distribution started on October 5 and will be ongoing in the community...

Bahamas Weather

Severe Weather Warning update - Sept. 18 - Oct 18, 2020 - 7:46:52 AM



THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY HAS REISSUED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FROM 7:30 AM UNTIL 9:30 AM SUNDAY 18TH OCTOBER 2020.

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR NORTH AND CENTRAL ABACO, RAGGED ISLAND, LONG ISLAND, CROOKED ISLAND, ACKLINS AND THEIR ADJACENT WATERS AND NOW INCLUDES INAGUA AND ITS ADJACENT WATERS...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Grand Bahama Children’s Home officially reopened - Oct 17, 2020 - 9:17:59 PM


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Inclement weather did not stop the much-anticipated arrival from Nassau of the 30 children of the Grand Bahama Children’s Home on Friday, October 16, for the official reopening of the Home.

As promised, Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie Campbell accompanied the youngsters from the nation’s capital to Freeport, along with other senior government officials and chaperones... 

The Grand Bahama Children’s Home had been damaged by Hurricane Dorian over a year ago, and the children were moved to home facilities in New Providence...

News

RBDF welcomes newest squad of Marines - Oct 17, 2020 - 11:05:43 AM


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After spending a total of twenty-three weeks of New Entry Training at HMBS CORAL HARBOUR, the Royal Bahamas Defence Force welcomed 56 of the newest Marines into the organization during a Passing out Parade ceremony on October 16, 2020.

In the first ever graduation ceremony without family members in attendance, the young men and women of New Entry 57 and Woman Entry 26 displayed spectacular performances of drills that included: precision military foot drills, weapons drills and a physical fitness display...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Remarks by Minister of Health Renward Wells - COVID-19 Update Press Conference, October 16, 2020 - Oct 16, 2020 - 9:44:21 PM


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See enclosed Remarks by Minister of Health the Hon. Renward Wells at the Ministry's COVID-19 Update Press Conference, October 16, 2020.:

Good afternoon members of the press and good afternoon Bahamas.

Here is the latest update on COVID-19...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Samaritan's Purse, setting up the Tent Hospital at PMH - Oct 16, 2020 - 9:05:13 PM


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Samaritan's Purse in partnership with Princess Margaret Hospital is setting up a 20-bed tent hospital at PMH to assist in management of COVID-19 cases.  Samaritan’s Purse will work with PMH clinical staff to provide care to coronavirus positive patients.  Clinical services are tentatively set to begin on Monday, October 19, for a period of three to six weeks, after which a transition from Samaritan’s Purse personnel to PMH clinical staff will occur.  The hospital tent is located in the hospital’s parking lot “G” at the rear of the PMH Blood Bank.  Samaritan’s Purse...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Sustained efforts to ensure needed space in healthcare facilities - Oct 16, 2020 - 8:40:41 PM


Minister of Health the Hon. Renward Wells said throughout the COVID-19 response, consistent efforts have been made to increase the bed capacity at the nation’s healthcare facilities.

“We continue to work to ensure that COVID-19 patients, as well as patients with unrelated illnesses, have the needed space in our healthcare Facilities,” Minister Wells explained during a COVID-19 Update Press Conference at the Ministry of Health, Friday, October 16, 2020.

Minister Wells noted that through numerous capacity building exercises the total bed capacity for COVID-19 cases...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Children returned safely to Grand Bahama Children’s Home - Oct 16, 2020 - 3:37:52 PM


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Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie A. Campbell, led a delegation of officials from the Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development, and the Department of Social Services, that re-united 30 children from the Grand Bahama Children’s Home with administrators and staff members of the Home and the Grand Bahama community following their return Friday (October 16) onboard Bahamasair Flight 315.

The children were relocated to New Providence (September 2019) in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, which devastated the Home in Grand Bahama.  The monster storm ravaged parts of Grand Bahama and Abaco. Minister Campbell applauded the Administrators and staff of the New Providence-based Ranfurly Home for Children...

News : International : Caribbean News

UWP calls on Wayne Girard to come clean about Freedom Bay - Oct 16, 2020 - 2:50:40 PM


The United Workers Party is appalled at recent statements by St Lucia Labour Party candidate for Anse La Raye/Canaries, Wayne Girard, on the reason why his investment project, Freedom Bay failed. Appearing on the Choice Television Program, SoLucians, Girard told the Nation that Freedom Bay never opened its doors because Prime Minister Allen Chastanet upon assuming Office in 2016, whispered to his partners that he, Girard, ought not to be part of the Project and so to protect himself and the investors a decision was taken “to put the Development into receivership”....

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Cabinet and National Emergency Management Advisory Committee (NEMAC) meet amidst concerns about COVID-19 community spread - Oct 16, 2020 - 11:50:54 AM


The Prime Minister has activated the National Emergency Management Advisory Committee (NEMAC) which will hold a special meeting this afternoon. Prior to the NEMAC meeting the Cabinet of Ministers are meeting to discuss Saint Lucia’s current situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

A presentation is being made to Cabinet by the Chief Medical Officer Dr. Sharon Belmar George, with other key officials in attendance including officials from the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF), the Ministry of Education...

Community

BREEF Hosts Virtual Eco-Schools Bahamas Workshop - Oct 16, 2020 - 9:45:22 AM


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Under the theme “Lessons from Hurricane Dorian and COVID-19: Building a resilient Eco-Schools Bahamas Programme,” the Bahamas Reef Environment Educational Foundation (BREEF) held its annual and first ever Virtual Eco-Schools Bahamas Coordinators Workshop. The Eco-Schools Bahamas Programme is part of Eco-Schools Global which is the largest sustainable schools programme in the world supporting student environmental leaders in 68 countries.

During her opening remarks Laura Hickey, FEE Eco-Schools Director said, “Our common goals and interests are to prepare young people to develop the academic...

News

Cuban Nationals apprehended in Bahamian Waters - Oct 16, 2020 - 9:13:26 AM


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At total of thirteen Cuban Nationals were transported to the capital aboard Defence Force patrol craft HMBS LEON LIVINGSTONE SMITH after they were apprehended by a United States Coast Guard (USCG) cutter in the southwest Bahamas.

Nine Cuban nationals were discovered on Cay Sal and another four were discovered near Anguilla Cay by USCG Cutter ISSAC MAYO. As part of the Comprehensive Maritime Agreement between the US and The Bahamas, the Cuban nationals (11 males, 2 females) were transferred to HMBS L. L. SMITH under the command of Senior Lieutenant Jataro McDonald...

Sales & Promotions

Grand Bahama Wines & Spirits Silent Sale - Extended Oct. 31st - Oct 16, 2020 - 7:49:54 AM


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Grand Bahama Wines & Spirits Silent Sale One for $30, Two for $30 and Three for $30 ...

Sale Extended October 31st

Grand Bahama Wines & Spirits Located West Mall Drive, Freeport (Next to Paint Fair)...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Closure of Road Traffic Department - Oct 15, 2020 - 10:27:47 PM


The Cabinet Office announces for general information the temporary closure of the Road Traffic Department, Ministry of Transport and Local Government’s stadium location.

The Road Traffic Department will be closed on Friday 16 October 2020 and Monday 19 October 2020 to facilitate the appropriate cleaning and sanitizing following exposure to a COVID-19 case... 

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