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WSC Team conducts site assessments in Inagua, San Salvador and South Eleuthera - May 11, 2021 - 10:41:52 AM


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Executive Chairman of the Water & Sewerage Corporation Adrian Gibson, General Manager Elwood Donaldson and a team from the corporation made visits recently to three islands -- Inagua, San Salvador, and South Eleuthera -- to conduct site assessments on the installation of new Water & Sewerage-owned and operated reverse osmosis plants, review the level of water production, and attend to WSC matters on the ground... 

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NOTICE - Second Dose COVID-19 Vaccine - May 10, 2021 - 9:33:42 PM


Some residents who have already received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine are experiencing difficulty making an appointment for the second dose. This is due in part to the migration of data from one digital platform to another.

Data managers are currently working to correct this issue as quickly as possible...

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Our Islands Our Future coalition Hosts Webinar - May 10, 2021 - 5:05:32 PM


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Our Islands Our Future (OIOF), a coalition of business owners, environmental groups and individuals who oppose oil drilling in Bahamian waters, will host a live webinar on the future oil drilling in The Bahamas on Wednesday, May 12, 2021.  The event will take a closer look at the array of natural resources and industries which would be adversely impacted by an oil spill in our waters.  

The webinar is open to the public and will facilitate the exchange of opinions and expertise...

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600+ apply for Lyford Cay Foundations Scholarships - May 10, 2021 - 3:26:43 PM


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COVID-19 turned the world upside down, closing schools to in-person learning, shutting down tourism and forcing countries to ramp up healthcare operations. But there is one thing it did not dampen – Bahamian students’ desire to go to college.

More than 600 applicants in The Bahamas applied for a Lyford Cay Foundations...

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Second doses of COVID-19 Vaccine to begin Monday 10 May - May 10, 2021 - 12:12:44 PM


The administration of the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine will begin on Monday 10 May on New Providence and Grand Bahama at the following locations:

Starting today, Sunday 9 May, you may make an appointment to receive your second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The date of your second dose appointment should be no fewer than seven weeks after the date of your first appointment...

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Deputy Freedom of Information Commissioner receives instrument of Office from the Governor General - May 10, 2021 - 11:31:20 AM


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Governor General His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Cornelius A. Smith presented Shane Miller, Deputy Freedom of Information Commissioner, with Instrument of Office during a ceremony at the Office of the Governor General on Thursday, May 6, 2021.  Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs the Hon. Carl W. Bethel Q.C., delivered remarks.  Pictured in the group photo, the Governor General, centre, Attorney General, left, and Mr. Miller.  (BIS Photos/Letisha Henderson)...


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Mothers serving in the Defence Force Mother’s Day Special Feature Leading Woman Marine Tancia Russell - May 10, 2021 - 9:09:22 AM


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  Leading Woman Tanica Russell is a reserve individual within the workplace and is a marine that has pious character.  She is a stern, no-nonsense woman, who has a fleeting smile.  Nevertheless, she possesses a genuine concern for her subordinates; thus, making her an approachable person.  Her attitude, dedication, and commitment bring a high standard to those around her. She is a reliable person, a true leader, a model to emulate and an indelible asset to the Royal Bahamas Defence Force. 

Russell enlisted into the Defence Force as part of New Entry 40/Woman Entry 12, on 23 August, 2004. She was up to the challenge and determined to carry her own weight by providing for her future...

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Residents in East Grand Bahama benefit from solar streetlights, thanks to the DRA - May 10, 2021 - 8:58:54 AM


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Thanks to the Disaster Reconstruction Authority (DRA) and Food for the Poor, residents of East Grand Bahama have street lighting as crews of the Grand Bahama Power Company continue to work towards full restoration of electricity to those communities.

Since devastation by Hurricane Dorian in 2019, which ravaged East Grand Bahama, residents have had to endure living without electricity for months. Because the damage was so extensive in East Grand Bahama...

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BHTA president calls homeporting a ‘win-win’, warns ‘We get one bite at this apple’ - May 10, 2021 - 8:58:47 AM


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Calling homeporting a ‘win-win’ for the country, president of the Bahamas Hotel & Tourism Association Robert ‘Sandy’ Sands this week lauded the potential of Royal Caribbean’s plans to homeport in Nassau this summer, declaring it would boost airlift, help fill hotel rooms, and provide opportunities for professional services, jobs, vendors and an uptick to a comeback economy...

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Uriah McPhee students benefit from donation of Child Protection guide books - May 9, 2021 - 3:00:06 PM


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Officials of the National Child Protection Council (NCPC), the Child Protection Month Committee and the Free Town Urban Renewal Centre recently teamed up with Administrators, Staff and Fifth-Grade students of Uriah McPhee Primary School to commemorate Child Protection Month.

The collaboration resulted in almost 100 of the NCPC’s “Say No, Then Go” Colouring Books being donated to the students...

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Prime Minister breaks ground on new International Airport for Exuma - May 8, 2021 - 11:45:25 AM


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Ground was broken, and a $65 million contract was signed today for the development of the new Exuma International Airport, representing the single largest investment in any Family Island airport in The Bahamas.

Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis said this critical project will deliver increased employment opportunities and cultivate entrepreneurs at the airport and nearby locations catering to the airport...

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False report of a COVID-19 vaccine related death - May 8, 2021 - 8:26:23 AM


The Ministry of Health is aware of a circulated social media report of a young Baha Mar employee who collapsed and died.  The report suggested that the employee died as a result of taking the COVID-19 vaccine.

The general public is advised that the medical history of the individual does not support the COVID-19 vaccine or any other vaccination as being the cause of death...

Community

Minister Lloyd Thanks Valencia College Master Trainer - May 7, 2021 - 4:26:28 PM


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Minister of Education, the Honourable Jeffrey Lloyd, recently presented a plaque to Valencia College’s Construction Program Manager, Mark Hughes in appreciation of his work with the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI).

Mr. Hughes is a Master Trainer of the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) certification. He has played a crucial role in helping BTVI to achieve its goal of training 1,000 persons in the NCCER Core program by the end of the year...

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Chief Magistrate delivers message of encouragement to students seeking a second chance - May 7, 2021 - 3:40:24 PM


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A special visitor spent quality time with students who are getting a second chance to learn critical numeracy and literacy skills to improve their employment prospects through Revive Academy at University of The Bahamas. The academy is an initiative under the Citizen Security and Justice Programme (CSJP) of the Ministry of National Security.

Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt, a UB alumna, was the guest speaker at the CSJP Goal Development Seminar, held on Friday, 30th April...

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Chinese Ambassador pays courtesy call on Minister Campbell - May 7, 2021 - 2:36:50 PM


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Chinese Ambassador to The Bahamas, Her Excellency Dai Qingli, recently paid a Courtesy Call on Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie A. Campbell, at the Ministry’s Head Offices, located in the Aventura Plaza, John F. Kennedy Drive and Bethel Avenue.

Minister Campbell was accompanied by Ms. Phedra Rahming, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development, and Ms. Kim Sawyer,ActingDirector,DepartmentofSocialServices...

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Air Navigation Services Agreement ends ‘decades’ of talks; results in fees being paid to an entity owned by the Government - May 7, 2021 - 12:52:55 PM


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Officials of the newly-created Bahamas Air Navigation Services Authority and the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Wednesday (May 5, 2021) concluded the ceremonial signing of a historic Air Navigation Services Agreement between the two entities.

Minister of Tourism and Aviation, the Hon. Dionisio D’Aguilar, said the Agreement allows the Minnis Administration to correct a “construct that left The Bahamas totally out of the loop as it relates to the management and fee collection...

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Bahamas Holds First Annual Regional Trafficking In Persons Committee Forum - May 7, 2021 - 11:40:40 AM


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Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames addresses the opening ceremony for the first Annual Regional Trafficking In Persons Committee (TIPCOM) Forum, on May 6, 2021, at his Ministry in the Orville Turnquest Complex, John F. Kennedy Drive.  The forum was held virtually under the theme “A Regional Discussion on Successes and Challenges In Anti-Trafficking Activities.”  Countries that participated virtually in the forum included Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Haiti, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Turks and Caicos Islands...

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PHA announces New Acting Principal Nursing Officer at the Princess Margaret Hospital - May 6, 2021 - 7:12:03 PM

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TThe Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mrs. Charlene Davis as Principal Nursing Officer (PNO) at the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) with effect from April 6th, 2021.  With over thirty-three (33) years of clinical and administrative nursing experience, Mrs. Davis is well equipped to ensure the delivery of the standards of nursing care.  


Among the first graduates of The College of The Bahamas’ Associate of Arts degree in Nursing program, Mrs. Davis began her career as a Registered Nurse in 1987.  She served with distinction as in the Intensive Care Unit including serving in the role of Charge Nurse for the ward.  Promoted to Nursing Officer II in 2003, she would serve as Hospital Duty Area Officer during evening shifts....

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Committee thanks Office of Spouse of the Prime Minister for support during Child Protection Month - May 6, 2021 - 6:21:44 PM



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Members of the National Child Protection Month Committee presented Mrs. Patricia Minnis, Office of the Spouse of the Prime Minister, with a T-Shirt and Mask commemorating the 2021 National Child Protection Month as a thank you for Mrs. Minnis’ support of National Child Protection Month (April, 2021), and her participation in child abuse prevention efforts.

The presentation was made by committee members Mrs. Seanalea Lewis and Mrs. Yvette Bain, who both serve in the Child Protection Unit of the Department of Social Services. Child Protection Month concluded Friday, April 30...

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PHA announces New Acting Hospital Administrator at Sandilands - May 6, 2021 - 4:50:27 PM


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The Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Jessica Cartwright as Acting Hospital Administrator at the Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre (SRC) with effect from April 6th, 2021.

A former educator, Ms. Cartwright earned her Master of Health Administration (HONORS) from Western Connecticut State University and began her career in Health Administration at the Public Hospitals Authority, Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) in July 1999, where she was posted as Trainee Administrative Cadet.  She was appointed Assistant Hospital Administrator in 2001 and accepted the appointment as Senior Assistant Hospital Administrator in 2003.

Throughout her tenure at PMH, Ms. Cartwright made significant contributions to the operations and further development of the hospital,....

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