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...
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
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.
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...
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT FOR THE ENTIRE BAHAMAS ISSUED
BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY AT 9:30 AM EDT, SUNDAY 18TH
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...
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.
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...
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.
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...
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
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...
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.
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,
Minister Wells noted that through numerous capacity building exercises the total bed capacity for COVID-19 cases...
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
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...
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
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
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...
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...
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
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