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.
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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
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
Come September, a new wave of technology will be transforming public schools in New Providence.
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...
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.
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...
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
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.
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...
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
Charlamae Fernander during a press conference on Thursday, July 22.
that they at the Department are aware of the many residents in Grand
Bahama still suffering from “stress and strain” from Hurricane Dorian...
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.
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
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
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...
Owing to a third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, one psychologist is urging essential workers to prioritize their mental health.
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...
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
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)
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...
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...