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Bahamas shows appreciation to Somerset Academy Miramar Teachers
- May 17, 2021 - 3:03:04 PM
Representatives from the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation’s
(BMOTA) sales and marketing team took time out earlier this week to
present gift beach bags loaded with Bahamas branded items to the
teachers of Somerset Academy Miramar Charter School, in Miramar,
The Bahamas, a country of 700 distinctive islands, spans
over 100,000 square miles of crystal-clear turquoise waters, and its
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...
Construction on New WSC Water Storage Tanks in Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay Almost Complete
- May 17, 2021 - 1:50:07 PM
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...
Ambassador of Brazil paid courtesy call on Minster Lloyd
- May 17, 2021 - 1:26:37 PM
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...
RBDF apprehends Cuban Nationals
- May 17, 2021 - 9:13:11 AM
A group of Cuban Nationals were intercepted off Guinchos Cay, in
the northwestern Bahamas by the Royal Bahamas Defence Force on Saturday
May 15, 2021.
While conducting patrols at 2:27 am,
the Defence Force patrol craft, HMBS DURWARD KNOWLES, under the command
of Senior Lieutenant Jataro McDonald, spotted and intercepted a 20-foot
wooden skiff approximately 16 miles off Guinchos Cay...
Ti Koko and Kush Kush go to school with children of the Virgin Islands
- May 17, 2021 - 8:45:18 AM
Ti Koko and Kush Kush by Patricia G. Turnbull is now on the School
Reading List for Grade 4 students, said Janice George Harris, Education
Officer for Language Arts and Theatre in the Ministry of Education,
Tortola, Virgin Islands.
“The progress of this
excellent storybook published in the Caribbean has landed it in the
curriculum of the Virgin Islands,” said Jacqueline Sample of House of
Nehesi (HNP), the book’s publisher in St. Martin...
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...
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.
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...
Bahamas-Brazil discussions on Disaster Preparedness
- May 16, 2021 - 2:26:31 PM
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
Bahamas Press Club deeply saddened By death of Sir Charles Carter
- May 16, 2021 - 2:18:42 PM
The Bahamas Press Club today is deeply saddened by the passing of a
noted Bahamian son, Sir Edward Charles Carter, KCMG. He was 78.
Charles’ career ran the gamut from a radio announcer and television
personality to the House of Parliament, and the Cabinet to newspaper
publisher, and radio station owner.
Charles, as he was affectionately called, was a pioneer in the early
1960s with the Young Bahamians radio programme on ZNS. He rose through
the ranks of the Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas...
US Embassy Charge d'Affaires pays courtesy call on the Leader of the Opposition
- May 15, 2021 - 9:37:20 AM
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.
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
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
SG Sabonge, a national of Panama, was elected on 1 November 2020, replacing H.E. June Soomer of St. Lucia...
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...
Brazil's Ambassador makes courtesy call on Minister Dames
- May 14, 2021 - 1:10:25 PM
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
(BIS Photos / Eric Rose)...
Lucayas Bank Executive Team paid courtesy call on the Prime Minister
- May 13, 2021 - 7:40:59 PM
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)
Ambassador of Brazil pays courtesy call on Minister D'Aguilar
- May 13, 2021 - 6:02:51 PM
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
(BIS Photo\Kemuel Stubbs)...
Bahamas Development Bank looks at the potential and offers grants for training
- May 13, 2021 - 12:07:54 PM
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...