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Suspected Conch Poisoning Update - May 17, 2021 - 2:18:41 PM

Further to the press release on 27th April, 2021, The Bahamas Agricultural Health and Food Safety Authority’s (BAHFSA) Food Safety and Quality Unit advises consumers not to purchase or consume any raw (fresh) conch or conch that they suspect was not properly handled and/or prepared (fully cooked) until the source of the contamination can be determined.  Note that the purchasing and/or consumption of raw conch will be at your own risk...
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Construction on New WSC Water Storage Tanks in Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay Almost Complete - May 17, 2021 - 1:50:07 PM

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The Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC) has made progress with construction of new storage tanks in Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay, Abaco.   A 1.5 million imperial gallon tank is being built in Marsh Harbour by WSC contractor Florida Aquastore. The dome structure at the Marsh Harbor site is near completion. The tank is projected to be completed and ready to fill by the second or third week of June.  The Marsh Harbour tank had been severely damaged during Hurricane Dorian...
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Ambassador of Brazil paid courtesy call on Minster Lloyd - May 17, 2021 - 1:26:37 PM

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Minister of Education the Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd received a courtesy call from Ambassador of the Federative Republic of Brazil to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, His Excellency Claudio Raja Gabaglia Lins, and Deputy Minister for the Embassy, Mrs. Mari Carmen Rial Gerpe, on May 14, 2021. Other education officials in attendance included: Mrs. Lorraine Armbrister, Permanent Secretary; Ms. Serethea Clarke, Undersecretary; and Mr. Marcellus C. Taylor, Director of Education...
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New Emergency Order outlines changes to indoor dining and travel requirements for fully vaccinated - May 16, 2021 - 8:31:15 PM

Restaurants on islands previously prohibited from offering indoor dining may now offer indoor dining to patrons who have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 in accordance with the recently released Emergency Powers (COVID 19 Pandemic) (Management and Recovery) Order, 2021.

This applies to New Providence and Abaco.

Patrons must provide documentary proof of vaccination. All patrons and employees must continue to adhere to COVID-19 protocols...
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Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis on the passing of Sir Charles Carter - May 16, 2021 - 7:31:27 PM

I was saddened to learn of the death of Sir Edward Charles Carter at the age of 78.

Sir Charles was a genuine lover of Bahamian culture and a broadcasting pioneer.   When he spoke of our arts or music one could hear the passion he had for his country and people.

Sir Charles began at the Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas in 1964 as a radio announcer... 
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Bahamas-Brazil discussions on Disaster Preparedness - May 16, 2021 - 2:26:31 PM

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His Excellency Claudio Raja Gabaglia Lins, Ambassador of the Federative Republic of Brazil to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, paid a courtesy call on the Hon. Pakesia Parker-Edgecombe, Minister of State for the Ministry of Disaster Preparedness, Management and Reconstruction on Thursday, May 13, 2021 at the Ministry's offices.  Talks focused on disaster preparedness and ways both countries can mutually benefit in mitigation efforts...
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US Embassy Charge d'Affaires pays courtesy call on the Leader of the Opposition - May 15, 2021 - 9:37:20 AM

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US Embassy Charge d'Affaires Mrs. Usha Pitts paid a courtesy call on the Leader of the Opposition the Hon. Philip Davis (centre in group photo), May 14, 2021 at the Office of the Leader of the Opposition.  Also present were the Deputy Leader of the Opposition Chester Cooper, second right, and members of the US Embassy delegation. 

(BIS Photos/Patrick Hanna)...
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Courtesy call by His Excellency Rodolfo Sabonge of the Association of Caribbean States to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs - May 14, 2021 - 2:15:49 PM

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas is pleased to inform the general public that His Excellency Rodolfo Sabonge, Secretary General (SG) of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) made a courtesy call 13 May 2021 on High Commissioner (HC) Reuben Rahming, The Bahamas High Commissioner to CARICOM, ACS and Caribbean countries.

SG Sabonge, a national of Panama, was elected on 1 November 2020, replacing H.E. June Soomer of St. Lucia...
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Help Desks at COVID-19 Vaccination Centers to assist with second dose appointments - May 14, 2021 - 2:07:23 PM

A Help Desk has been set up at each Vaccination Center to assist persons having difficulty making an appointment to receive the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine through vax.gov.bs.

However, before visiting a Vaccination Center you should try the following steps to attempt to correct the issue...

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Brazil's Ambassador makes courtesy call on Minister Dames - May 14, 2021 - 1:10:25 PM

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Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames is pictured during a courtesy call at his Ministry with Resident Ambassador of the Federative Republic of Brazil to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas His Excellency Claudio Lins (left), on May 13, 2021.  Also present from his Ministry were Acting Permanent Secretary Cheryl Darville; Dr. Jennifer Bethel of the Research and Development Unit; and police liaison ASP Lethera Sweeting. 

(BIS Photos / Eric Rose)...
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RBDF Officers celebrating 25 Years pay courtesy call on the Governor General - May 14, 2021 - 10:08:16 AM

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The Royal Bahamas Defence Force Entry 31 and Woman Entry 5 celebrating 25 years called upon Governor General His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Cornelius A. Smith at the Office of the Governor General on Thursday, May 13, 2021. 

(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...
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Ambassador of Brazil paid a courtesy call on Deputy Prime Minister Bannister - May 14, 2021 - 9:56:48 AM

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Ambassador of the Federative Republic of Brazil His Excellency Claudio Lins (left) paid a courtesy call on Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Works the Hon. Desmond Bannister, May 13, 2021 at the Ministry's offices. 

(BIS Photo/Kristaan Ingraham)...
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Lucayas Bank Executive Team paid courtesy call on the Prime Minister - May 13, 2021 - 7:40:59 PM

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Mrs. Faye Mythen (second left), Adviser to Lucayas Bank (formerly Private Investment Bank Limited) and the Executive Team paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert A. Minnis (centre), May 10, 2021 at the Office of the Prime Minister.  Mrs. Mythen was Accompanied by Edward Lynch, Vice-Chairman of Lucayas Bank, Senator Janet “Lisa” Bostwick-Dean, Director of Lucayas Bank/Legal Counsel; John H. Bostwick II, Director of Old Church Financial Investments Limited/Legal Counsel; and PS David Davis along with Mr. Nathaniel Beneby of the Office of the Prime Minister.  (BIS Photos/Yontalay Bowe)
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Ambassador of Brazil pays courtesy call on Minister D'Aguilar - May 13, 2021 - 6:02:51 PM

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Ambassador of the Federative Republic of Brazil to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas HE Claudio Lins paid a courtesy call on Minister of Tourism and Aviation the Hon. Dionisio D'Aguilar, May 12, 2021 at the Ministry's offices. 

(BIS Photo\Kemuel Stubbs)...

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Bahamas Development Bank looks at the potential and offers grants for training - May 13, 2021 - 12:07:54 PM

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The recent Blue Economy Think Tank hosted by the Strategic Development and Initiatives Unit of The Bahamas Development Bank attracted over 340 registered participants and 20 panelists from The Bahamas and abroad, who examined ways in which Bahamians can benefit from sustainable use of the country’s vast ocean resources.

The event’s over-arching theme was, ‘From Small Island State...
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The Bahamas Electronic Cabinet Management Information System officially launched - May 12, 2021 - 3:28:17 PM

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The Bahamas Electronic Cabinet Management Information System (BECMIS) was officially launched at Cabinet Office, Tuesday, May 11, 2021, as an integral part of the overall digital transformation strategy of The Government of The Bahamas.

The system was designed and implemented to improve business processes and operating procedures in the Cabinet Office, Minister of State for Finance and for Grand Bahama Sen. the Hon. J. Kwasi Thompson stated during a press conference during the launch...
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HE Sidney Collie Presents Copie d'Usage of Letters of Credence to the Government of Mexico - May 12, 2021 - 1:51:35 PM

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His Excellency Sidney Collie, Ambassador of The Bahamas to the United States (pictured left), presented the copie d’usage of letters of credence to His Excellency Ambassador Esteban Moctezuma, Ambassador of Mexico, in a brief ceremony at the Mexican Cultural Institute on Thursday 6th May, 2021.  After the presentation, both Ambassadors engaged in a bilateral conversation about matters of mutual interest including COVID-19, strengthening of trade relations between Mexico and The Bahamas and Mexico’s candidature for the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR)...
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Ministry of Foreign Affairs on continuation of the ban on travelers from Haiti - May 12, 2021 - 10:40:21 AM

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to advise members of the public that the suspension of travelers directly from, or transiting through, Haiti will continue with effective 12 May 2021 for 30 days.

The Bahamas Government found it necessary to take this measure, given the continuing uncertainties regarding the management of the pandemic in Haiti...
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Prime Minister Minnis and Mrs. Minnis receive their second dose of COVID-19 Vaccine - May 11, 2021 - 10:50:09 PM

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Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis and Mrs. Patricia Minnis received their second dose of the COVID-19 AstraZeneca vaccine today at Kendal G. L. Isaacs Gym. The Prime Minister and Mrs. Minnis are pictured receiving the vaccine, getting the vaccine sticker, and waiting in the observation area after inoculation.  Administration of the second dose began today in New Providence and Grand Bahama.  First doses continue at all vaccination centres. 

(BIS Photos/Patrick Hanna)
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Launch of The Bahamas Electronic Cabinet Management Information System - May 11, 2021 - 3:41:52 PM

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See enclosed remarks by Senator the Hon. Kwasi Thompson at the Launch of the Bahamas Electronic Cabinet Management Information System, today, at Cabinet Office.

Good Morning:

As an integral part of the overall digital transformation strategy of The Government of The Bahamas, I am pleased to announce the launch of the Bahamas Electronic Cabinet Management Information System (BECMIS), or as I refer to E-Cabinet...
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