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RBDF Supply Department gives back to community - Jul 26, 2021 - 3:51:21 PM


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As a part of the Commander Defence Force, Commodore Dr. Raymond King’s strategic plans for community relations as a socially corporate partner, members of the Supply Department took time out to donate much-needed items to the Mary Ingraham Care Centre, on Thursday, July 15, 2021.

Led by Base Supply Officer, Senior Commander Gregory Brown, the Officers and Marines showed their support for the community, as they paused from their daily routine to present the items to Ms. Joyce Roberts...

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NPEP sponsors STEM waste management summer camp for girls - Jul 26, 2021 - 2:05:59 PM


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The New Providence Ecology Park (NPEP) announced its sponsorship of a two-week STEM Waste Management Summer Camp for girls ages thirteen to eighteen. The project-based camp, hosted by FEM STEM Bahamas, focuses on a number of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines related to waste management including, sustainable manufacturing, aquaponics, biofuel & bioenergy, and the many career opportunities available in these fields...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

BAIC Signs Lease Agreement for a Church Farming Project - Jul 26, 2021 - 11:21:58 AM


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The signing of a lease agreement for 40 acres of Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation (BIAC) land in Norman's Castle, Abaco for a church farming project took place at BAIC Headquarters, Thursday, July 22, 2021. The Church Commercial Farming Group will break ground in September to begin the project which is in keeping with a challenge from Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources to help in cutting the country’s one billion dollar food import bill each year...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

RBDF brings Boat Captain in for boating disturbance - Jul 26, 2021 - 11:05:04 AM


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A boat captain is being questioned by Police officials after his vessel was brought into the capital late Sunday evening by members of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force after he allegedly made threats to his crew.
 
The RBDF Operations Centre received a call shortly before noon from a crewmember aboard a ninety-five-foot white Pleasure Craft, located west of Highbourne Cay, that the captain was behaving in an erratic manner towards the crew and passengers...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

National Spelling Bee Champion Roy Seligman Honoured by Ministry of Education - Jul 26, 2021 - 10:23:19 AM


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Before cheering supporters, family, Ministry of Education (MOE) officials, and his coach, and backed by a contingent from Lyford Cay International School (LCIS), Roy Seligman, Jr., the Scripps National Spelling Bee fourth place finisher, and the first student from The Bahamas to advance to the finals -- expressed thanks to the nation.

“The support of everyone here has been amazing.  It’s been a great experience to represent The Bahamas,” said Seligman...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

New health measures to come into effect on Monday 26 July - Jul 26, 2021 - 9:05:20 AM


A 10pm to 5am daily curfew will take effect on Monday 26 July 2021 for the islands of New Providence, Grand Bahama and North and South Eleuthera, including Harbour Island.

The curfew is part of a series of new health measures that are being put in place to help slow and control the spread of COVID-19. All new health measures will take effect on Monday...


News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Prime Minister Minnis to address country on Wednesday regarding COVID-19 surge - Jul 25, 2021 - 8:34:58 PM


Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis will address the country on Wednesday night, 28 July 2021 at 8pm, regarding the continued comprehensive measures his administration is taking to combat the recent surge in COVID-19 cases.

“The COVID-19 pandemic is the worst crisis in our country’s modern history.  Throughout, the Government has instituted a variety of measures, focusing on saving lives and livelihoods,” said Prime Minister Minnis...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

PMH responds to social media posts on early morning rainstorm - Jul 25, 2021 - 5:42:21 PM


The Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) and the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) are aware of photos and a video circulating on social media which portrays the West Porch Area of the Critical Care Block being battered by rain during the early morning hours of July 24th.  The area identified in photos and video is the Triage site for the Accident & Emergency Department.  All patients arriving for care at the Emergency Department are screened for COVID-19 as part of the hospital’s prevention measures...  

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Ministry of Education invests in Sustainable Technology for public schools - Jul 24, 2021 - 12:07:25 PM


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Come September, a new wave of technology will be transforming public schools in New Providence.  

The Technical Studies Unit of the Ministry of Education (MOE) presented its recently acquired Primo Energy Seedlings to administrators, teachers and students of Doris Johnson, C.V. Bethel and C.R. Walker senior high schools on July 22 at the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Prime Minister Minnis commissions refurbished public health clinics on East Grand Bahama - Jul 23, 2021 - 5:50:48 PM


The Government marked a significant milestone on the long road to recovery from Hurricane Dorian today with the commissioning of the High Rock and McLean’s Town Community clinics.

In 2019, the historic devastation wrought by Hurricane Dorian impacted private homes and businesses and critical public infrastructure across the Northern Bahamas. This included the public hospital in Freeport as well as the community and satellite clinics in East Grand Bahama...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Ministry of Health Press Conference - Hon. Renward R. Wells, Minister of Health - Jul 23, 2021 - 3:54:03 PM


See enclosed today's COVID-19 press conference statement by Minister of Health, the Hon. Renward Wells:

Good Afternoon, Bahamas!

Here is the latest national COVID-19 Report.

On Thursday, 22nd July, 2021, there were 110 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases in The Bahamas to 13,957
...

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Jamaica’s agro-processing sector being enhanced by joint CDB, EU, JBDC project - Jul 23, 2021 - 1:38:33 PM


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Jamaica’s agri-entrepreneurs will get access to a range of manufacturing, training and marketing support under a new two-year project launched today which is being implemented by the Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC).

The initiative, the Increasing the Export Capacity of Micro and Small Agro-Processors Using the Cluster Approach Project includes access to an upgraded food incubator, training in world class agriculture and manufacturing practices and branding and marketing support for the Jamaica Harvest brand...

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Former Marine pays courtesy call on the Commander Defence Force - Jul 23, 2021 - 10:22:19 AM


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Former Defence Force Marine, Mr. Herbert Marshall, recently paid a courtesy call on the Commander Defence Force, Commodore Dr. Raymond King on July 20th, 2021, at Defence Headquarters, John F. Kennedy Drive.  
 
In collaboration with the RBDF Veteran’s Affairs Office and the RBDF Veteran’s Association (RBDFVA), and consistent with the Royal Bahamas Defence Force’s strategic objective of strengthening and improving the lives of the Veterans and Retirees...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

GB Hotline relaunched by Social Services - Jul 23, 2021 - 9:48:34 AM


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The Department of Social Services has relaunched its national 24-hour hotline to assist those suffering from mental and physical issues said Acting Deputy Director of Social Services for the Northern Bahamas District

Charlamae Fernander during a press conference on Thursday, July 22.
Noting that they at the Department are aware of the many residents in Grand Bahama still suffering from “stress and strain” from Hurricane Dorian...

Community

Official response: BTVI’s 2021 Graduation - Jul 22, 2021 - 1:05:52 PM


The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) wishes to apologize to the Class of 2021 for the inconvenience caused regarding the unsuccessful broadcast of our 2021 virtual graduation. We continue to work on the technical difficulties experienced with the video.

Meanwhile, we share in the disappointment of the Class of 2021 and do not take it lightly as a graduation ceremony is a rite of passage, signaling a new beginning...

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TDC works with OAS, CHTA to build Small Tourism Enterprise (STE) Resilience - Jul 22, 2021 - 12:07:48 PM


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The Tourism Development Corporation (TDC) is collaborating with the Organization of American States (OAS) and the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) to provide access to technical and financial assistance for small tourism enterprises (STEs) through a participation programme.

The organizations are seeking to identify and assess the challenges, barriers and needs faced by STEs to direct technical assistance and support post disaster recovery...

Health

Dr Valerie Knowles: Ignoring Mental Health needs put essential workers at risk - Jul 22, 2021 - 11:44:34 AM


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Owing to a third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, one psychologist is urging essential workers to prioritize their mental health.

“There is a concept of shared trauma that can be applied to essential workers. They are a group of persons overlooked because of their position in society, their titles and functions, and the assumptions we make about their mental wellness,” said Dr Valerie Knowles, a clinical psychologist with 30-plus years of experience...

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Lightning Aquatics Strikes Gold at Nationals with Water Supplier’s Support - Jul 22, 2021 - 10:30:08 AM


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The Dolphin Swim Club and Team Orca Swimming recently fused their competitive swimming groups to form Lightning Aquatics. The team, supported by Consolidated Water (Bahamas) Limited (CWCO), made its debut at the 49th National Swimming Championships and struck gold, bronze, and silver medals. CWCO representatives Mr. Jeffery Burrows and Mrs. Welliya Cargill presented a cheque to Lightning Aquatics coaches and President Allison Dean, who expressed thanks for the much-needed donation...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Cable Bahamas Group makes donation of cash, equipment, to NEMA - Jul 22, 2021 - 9:49:47 AM


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The Cable Bahamas Group of Companies continued its partnership with, and support of, the National Emergency Management Agency’s (NEMA) and its disaster management/mitigation and response processes with a cash donation and “in kind” equipment in the amount of $5,000 towards the support of the agency’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training Programme.

The Group presented NEMA with six Aliv Push-to-Talk Communication devices that were packaged with six months of free data service. The presentation took place Tuesday (July 20), at the National Emergency Management Agency...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Prime Minister Minnis: Government to address issue of too many downtown derelict buildings - Jul 22, 2021 - 9:26:28 AM


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The Government intends to address the issue of too many derelict buildings in downtown Nassau through legislation and other legal means, Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis said today at the official opening of the Margaritaville Resort at The Pointe.

The Prime Minister said the issue must be addressed if Nassau is to meet its potential...

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