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Prime Minister Minnis extends condolences on the death of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh - Apr 10, 2021 - 8:34:32 AM


Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis issued the following letter to the Government of the United Kingdom on the passing of His Royal Highness, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh:

“It is with deep sadness and sorrow that we have learnt of the passing of His Royal Highness, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, husband of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II on 9 April 2021...


News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Prime Minister tours Grand Bahama medical facilities - Apr 9, 2021 - 8:26:07 PM


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Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis spent the morning on Friday touring various medical facilities in Grand Bahama.

The first stop was the Rand Memorial Hospital, where he was met by Managing Director of the Public Hospitals Authority Catherine Weech, and Rand Administrator Sharon Williams.  Ms. Weech explained that there are two phases that have deadlines of April 12 for section A and April 19 for section B...

Community : Obituaries

Dr. the Hon. Ewart Brown Press Statement on the Passing of Prince Philip - Apr 9, 2021 - 6:39:13 PM


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See enclosed Statement from Dr. the Hon. Ewart Brown, former Premier of Bermuda on the passing of The Duke of Edinburgh:

Wanda and I would like to extend our deepest condolences to Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family on the passing of The Duke of Edinburgh.

On Prince Philip's visit to Bermuda in 2009, we found him to be thoughtful, engaging, and witty — an energetic and delightful presence for all who encountered him...

Community

BREEF Announces Young Reporters for the Environment 2021 National Competition Winner! - Apr 9, 2021 - 11:25:00 AM


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BREEF is proud to announce St Anne’s School student, Schemia Major as the winner of the 2021 Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) National Competition. Her winning photo entry titled “Who said a Kalik bottle couldn’t be a plant pot?” offers creative thinking to combat pollution and waste by reducing and reusing items that would otherwise be discarded and turning them into something purposeful. Schemia will receive a brand-new GoPro HD camera gifted by BREEF to support her future in environmental reporting. She will now represent The Bahamas in the 2022 Foundation of Environmental Education (FEE) international YRE competition...

News : International : Caribbean News

Saint Lucia extends deepest condolences on passing of HRH Prince Philip - Apr 9, 2021 - 10:58:08 AM


Saint Lucia Extends Deepest Condolences on passing of HRH Prince Philip
The Government of Saint Lucia extends condolences to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the passing of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh.

On behalf of the Government and People of Saint Lucia, Prime Minister Honourable Allen Chastanet extended condolences to the entire Royal Family and the people of the United Kingdom...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Ministry of Public Works - Press Statement on Abaco - Apr 9, 2021 - 10:15:29 AM


On Thursday, 8th April, 2021, the Ministry of Public Works (MOPW) coordinated a multi-agency operation, with the assistance and advice of the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF); the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF); Bahamas Customs Department; the Bahamas Department of Immigration; Bahamas Power and Light (BPL); and private sector partners in the unregulated community known as “The Farm” near to Treasure Cay, Abaco...

Community

RBDF concludes Health and Fitness Month with One-Mile Relay - Apr 9, 2021 - 9:16:26 AM


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Members of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force concluded its month of health and fitness awareness with a one-mile relay competition on Friday, March 26, 2021, at HMBS CORAL HARBOUR.

In an effort to promote and aid in a healthier lifestyle which is in line with Commander Defence Force, Commodore Raymond King’s strategic mission of a fit, fighting Force, the Training Department held several initiatives...

News : International

Courtesy Call on the Minister of Health by the US Embassy Charge d'Affaires - Apr 8, 2021 - 9:45:11 PM


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The Ministry of Health is pleased to announce that Mrs. Usha E. Pitts, the newly appointed United States Chargé d’Affaires paid a courtesy call on the Honourable Renward R. Wells,

M.P., today Thursday, 8th April, 2021, in the Conference Room of the Headquarters at the Ministry of Health...


News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

New Chinese Ambassador call on the Prime Minister - Apr 8, 2021 - 3:51:53 PM


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Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas Her Excellency Dai Qingli paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis at the Office of the Prime Minister, April 8, 2021. 

(BIS Photos/Ulric Woodside)...


News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

MOH to secure more vaccines in the fight against COVID-19 - Apr 8, 2021 - 3:35:57 PM


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Minister of Health the Hon. Renward Wells has assured that the government is working to secure additional vaccines from approved providers, in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

He made the statement Wednesday, April 7, during the Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 Update Press Conference, one of the official avenues used to disseminate information to the public.

“COVID-19 vaccinations are now available in-country for specific priority groups.    The Vaccination Campaign has been moving along successfully...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Prime Minister Minnis Addressed 'Light it Up Blue' Ceremonies for Autism Awareness - Apr 8, 2021 - 2:44:47 PM


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Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis was the keynote speaker at the 9th Annual 'Light it Up Blue' ceremony in observance of Autism Awareness 2021, held on Wednesday evening, April 7, at Queen's College campus, where the REACH headquarters is located.  The theme of the outdoor event was "Be Kind -- See the Person Not the Label."  Minister of Education the Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd gave remarks, virtually.  There were presentations and awards, and remarks also by REACH Chairman Dwayne Gibson. 

(BIS Photo/Kristaan Ingraham)...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Minister of Health Renward Wells - Remarks - COVID-19 Update Press Conference - Apr 7, 2021 - 10:04:10 PM

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See enclosed remarks by Minister of Health the Hon. Renward Wells at the COVID-19 Update Press Conference at the Ministry of Health, April 7, 2021:

Here is the latest national COVID-19 Report.

On Tuesday, 6th April, 2021, there were 26 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases in The Bahamas to 9,296....

Health

COVID-19 continues to surge through the Americas, PAHO Director reports - Apr 7, 2021 - 8:39:32 PM


“COVID infections continue to surge throughout the Americas,” with more than 1.3 million new cases and 37,000 deaths reported in the region in the last week while cases rise in nearly every country in South America, Pan American Health Organization Director Carissa F. Etienne said today.

“In areas of Bolivia and Colombia, cases have doubled in the last week...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

More priority groups and vaccination centers added to COVID-19 vaccine roll-out - Apr 7, 2021 - 2:02:53 PM


Teachers and staff of schools, home-bound physically challenged residents, hospitality workers and students and athletes studying or competing abroad are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, the National COVID-19 Vaccine Consultative Committee has announced.

Eligible priority groups now include:

•    Healthcare workers;
•    Persons 60 years of age and older...

Community

Academic Dean, the Bahamas Technical & Vocational Institute - Apr 7, 2021 - 11:59:32 AM


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Academic Dean at the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI), Dr. Pleshette McPhee, will be receiving the Excellence in Education Award to be conferred by the Global Forum for Education and Learning (GFEL) this summer.

The award will be presented to Dr. McPhee at the second edition of the GFEL conference to be held in Las Vegas in June. During the three-day conference, EdTech innovators, thought leaders and academicians, who are adding significant value to the global education sector, will converge to lead...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Top it professionals participate in Government’s First-ever National Cybersecurity Assessment Session - Apr 7, 2021 - 9:17:47 AM


A milestone component of the Government’s digital transformation strategy, Computer Incident Response Team (CIRT) Assessment sessions were held on March 30-31, 2021. Participants included chief information security officers (CISOs), as well as information technology (IT) leads of government ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs), and of the private sector... 

Health

Barbados receives the first COVID-19 vaccines through the COVAX Facility - Apr 6, 2021 - 7:35:37 PM


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Barbados today received 33,600 doses of COVID-19 vaccines through the COVAX Facility, a global effort between the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance Gavi, UNICEF, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

The arrival marks a historic step toward ensuring the equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines worldwide, in the largest vaccine procurement and supply operation in history...

News : Ministry of Tourism Updates

What’s new in The Islands of The Bahamas in April - Apr 6, 2021 - 3:19:02 PM


The Bahamas is heating up this spring with the recent announcement of the return of cruising  to the destination in the coming months and Expedia Group’s North American sites showing a 170% increase in searches about the destination in February. With a number of additional reopenings, The Bahamas is ready to continue to bring visitors the unparalleled vacation experience it is known for...

Community

Military Police and Force Protection Unit Easter Initiative - Apr 6, 2021 - 10:42:33 AM


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As a part of Commander Defence Force, Commodore, Dr. Raymond King’s strategic plans for the outreach throughout the communities and strengthening community relations the Military Police and Force Protection Unit (MPFPU) set forth on an Easter initiative to give back to the less fortunate in the community on March 31, 2021. 

Led by Commander Natasha Miller, the RBDF Commanding Officer for the MPFPU, and Force Chief Petty Officer Oral Wood, the team of Officers and Marines visited the Nazareth Centre for Children, Millennium Gardens, to spread the Easter cheer...

Community

Zonta Club of New Providence sustains Educational Endowment for transformational impact - Apr 6, 2021 - 10:07:27 AM


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The Zonta Club of New Providence has a long and distinguished record of creating opportunities for women and girls throughout The Bahamas. Zonta’s mission is to empower and advance the status of women - politically, academically, socially and spiritually.  One of the ways in which Zonta has consistently done this is through its Betty Kelly Kenning Endowment Fund established since 2010 at the University of The Bahamas (UB). This endowment is earmarked for women between the ages of 25-45 to pursue and complete their tertiary education...

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