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Bahamas receives medical supplies from China - Jul 29, 2021 - 10:11:35 AM

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On behalf of The Government of The Bahamas, the Hon. Renward Wells Minister of Health, accepted the sixth batch of medical supplies worth $78,000 -- a gift of the Chinese Government.

What is described as the “biggest and highest value” batch of medical supplies delivered by the People’s Republic of China to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas was handed over by Chinese Ambassador to The Bahamas, Her Excellency Dai Qingli, during a brief ceremony today at the Ministry of Health (MOH), Meeting Street...
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Government COVID surge response: $7 million on more medical staff; 18 hospital beds to be added to PMH; contact tracing strengthened - Jul 28, 2021 - 9:30:46 PM

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The Government will spend $7.2 million to engage medical staff, and 18 hospital beds will be added to the PMH inventory as part of the continued aggressive and comprehensive approach to combat the surge in COVID-19 cases, Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis announced on Wednesday.

The Prime Minister was speaking in a live National Address to update the public on a series of public health measures being taken to assist with the care of COVID-19 patients, limit the spread of the virus and secure more vaccines...
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Nurses at Grand Bahama Health Services Call-in Sick - Jul 28, 2021 - 6:52:58 PM

Grand Bahama Health Services executive management confirmed today that more than seventeen (17) nurses at the Rand Memorial Hospital in Freeport, Grand Bahama called in sick today in an apparent sickout. Hospital officials confirm that the first calls came in ahead of the 8am and 3pm shifts respectively. They add that there has been no communication from the Bahamas Nurses Union regarding the apparent industrial action...
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Security Cameras Launch – Stapledon Gardens - Jul 28, 2021 - 2:05:16 PM

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Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames recently lauded the support of the public and private sector in the obtaining and installing of security cameras in the Stapledon Gardens, spearheaded by the National Neighbourhood Watch Council (NNWC) Stapledon Gardens Community Association.  Minister Dames congratulated the Association for their initiative and said that such activities could be replicated in the approximately 190 other community associations throughout The Bahamas...


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Merisha Butler Selected Bahamas Development Bank Warren L. Rolle Apprentice - Jul 28, 2021 - 12:07:58 PM

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To celebrate its 43rd anniversary, The Bahamas Development Bank (BDB) has selected its second Warren L Rolle apprentice, Merisha Butler. Butler, who will be studying Economics and Finance at University of The Bahamas (UB) this fall as a part of her apprenticeship, was selected by a panel at The Bank based on her impressive resume.

BDB was established in 1974 by an act of parliament to provide access to financing to Bahamians for economic diversification and expansion...
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Senate hosts Leadership Recognition Ceremony for top female scholars - Jul 28, 2021 - 10:37:29 AM


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Twelve of New Providence’s 14 top female scholars from the Public and Private School Systems participated in what was billed as the inaugural Girls in Leadership Recognition Ceremony in the Upper Chambers of Parliament (the Senate), Tuesday (July 27). The Ceremony was hosted by Senate President, Senator the Hon. Dr. Mildred Hall-Watson.   (Two of the young ladies had previous engagements).

The fifth female to serve as President of the Senate since 1972 (the others were: Senator, the Hon. Dame Doris Johnson (Dr.) - 1973-1982...
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New Customs processing fee temporarily suspended - Jul 28, 2021 - 9:19:26 AM

The Government has temporarily suspended the implementation of a Customs processing fee, approved during the 2021/22 budget exercise to allow for additional training and customer education.

The recent change was made to bring the procedures for air arrivals in line with all other forms of entry, where a small processing fee is changed to support the cost of operations by the Bahamas Customs and Excise Department...
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Planned Payment of Honourarium to Frontline and Non-Frontline Health Care Workers - Jul 27, 2021 - 5:28:02 PM

During the 2021/2022 budget contribution of the Minister of Health, the Honourable Renward R. Wells, advised the general public that approval was given for the pay-out of $1,040,600.00 in honourarium and death benefits to a limited number of front line nurses, physicians and medical service workers involved in the COVID-19 response for the period 19th March – 19th June, 2020...
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Newest Toastmasters Club Further Promotes Disability Inclusive Bahamas - Jul 27, 2021 - 4:54:54 PM

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Members of The Bahamas Integrated Toastmasters Club, 7820731, the country’s newest Toastmasters Club, were challenged to become Agents of Change during the Club’s Charter and Installation of Officers Ceremony held Saturday (July 24, 2021).

Delivering his address via Zoom (the event was held via Zoom in order to adhere to the health and safety protocols established by the Ministry of Health to reduce/limit the community spread of COVID-19), Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie A. Campbell...
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Cultural stars align for Urban Renewal’s Cultural Icons Awards - Jul 27, 2021 - 3:45:24 PM

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The Urban Renewal Commission hosted its inaugural Independence Cultural Icon Awards Ceremony at Salem Union Baptist Church Hall, Taylor Street, as a key component of the Commission’s Independence anniversary celebrations.

Held under the theme: “Our Culture, Our Foundation” the Icon Awards were divided into National and Community categories and celebrated the cultural contributions/achievements of Bahamians at the national and community levels in the fields of the Arts, Music and Junkanoo...
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Elma Garraway pays tribute to Constance Miller for her work in Girl Guides Association - Jul 27, 2021 - 9:35:56 AM

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Mrs. Elma Garraway, Deputy to the Governor General, gave a Tribute to Ms. Constance Miller honouring Ms. Miller for 48 years of dedicated service to the Bahamas Girl Guides Association's 32nd Unit during a luncheon at the Church of the Most Holy Trinity on Saturday, July 24, 2021...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...


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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...
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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...  
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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...
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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...
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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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