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6am News Item on Hurricane Delta


NEWS ITEM ON HURRICANE DELTA ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION AT 6AM, WEDNESDAY 7TH  OCTOBER 2020.

...WEATHER QUICKLY DETERIORATING OVER THE NORTHEAST YUCATAN COAST WITH LIFE THREATENING STORM SURGE AND STRONG WINDS ARRIVING SOON...

AT 5 AM EDT, THE CENTER OF HURRICANE DELTAWAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 20.6 NORTHAND LONGITUDE 86.4 WEST, OR ABOUT 35 MILES EAST-NORTHEAST OF COZUMEL, MEXICO...

Update #189 - Seventy-three (73) additional confirmed COVID-19 Cases, two (2) additional confirmed COVID-19 deaths and sixty-two (62) persons recovered from COVID-19


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The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are seventy-three (73) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to four thousand six hundred thirty-two (4,632).  There have been three thousand four hundred sixty-eight (3,468) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Providence, six hundred fifty (650) confirmed cases in Grand Bahama, one hundred fifty-seven (157) confirmed cases in Abaco, fifty-four (54) confirmed cases in Bimini, thirty-two (32) confirmed cases in Exuma, twenty-five (25) confirmed cases in Eleuthera, nineteen (19) confirmed cases in Inagua, fifteen (15) confirmed cases in the Berry Islands, twelve (12) confirmed cases in Long Island, nine (9) confirmed cases in Andros, nine (9) confirmed cases in Cat Island...

Access Accelerator Small Business Development Centre has strengthened the countrys entrepreneurial ecosystem


Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest said in just one year, he has no doubt that the Access Accelerator has had the single greatest impact on advancing the development of micro and small businesses in The Bahamas than any institution before in such a short period.

Not only because of the direct investments made through government-sponsored grants, loans, and equity financing, but more importantly because the Access Accelerator has strengthened the entire entrepreneurial ecosystem...

University of The Bahamas Wins 2020 Ellucian impact award Award Hails Digital Transformation


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University of The Bahamas (UBs) digital revolution has earned the institution the Ellucian Impact Award, an international award which recognizes higher education institutions that best harness the power of technology to solve challenges, operate more efficiently and enhance the student experience.

The award from Ellucian, a leading provider of software and services for higher education systems around the globe...

Closure of the Ministry of the Environment and Housing for deep cleaning and sanitization


The Cabinet Office announces for general information that the Ministry of the Environment and Housing, located on the Second Floor, Charlotte House, Shirley and Charlotte Streets will be closed effective Tuesday 6 October for deep cleaning and sanitizing due to a member of staff having tested positive for COVID-19.

The Department of Environmental Planning and Protection, Department of Housing and the Forestry Unit...

Remarks by DPM Turnquest at SBDC Anniversary and Launch of $55 Million for Small Businesses


Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. Peter Turnquest along with the Access Accelerator and its financial partners held a virtual press conference on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 to discuss the impact of AA-SBDC in the past year and plans for the budgeted $55 million for small businesses in the next 12 months. See enclosed remarks by DPM Turnquest:

Good Morning. 

Much has been said today about the success and the future direction of the Access Accelerator Small Business Development Center. Most importantly, we have heard the personal stories of Bahamian entrepreneurs
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BTC Teams up with Great Commission for Back to School Initiatives


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BTC continues to support a number of charities during the COVID-19 pandemic including Great Commission Ministries which operates a daily feeding program for hundreds of persons in need. Earlier in September, BTC joined efforts with the organization to provide groceries to support families just in time for back to school. 

BTC CEO, Garry Sinclair said, At BTC, we truly believe that heart is more than something we have, its something we share. These are tough times for many and getting ready for back to school can be quite expensive...

12pm News Item Hurricane Delta


NEWS ITEM  NEWS ITEM ON HURRICANE DELTA ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 12:00 PM TUESDAY 06TH, OCTOBER 2020

HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT INDICATE DELTA IS NOW A CATEGORY THREE HURRICANE

AT 11:00 AM EDT, THE CENTER OF HURRICANE DELTA WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 18.2 NORTH AND LONGITUDE 82.6 WEST OR ABOUT 320 MILES EAST-SOUTHEAST OF COZUMEL MEXICO OR ABOUT 120 MILES SOUTHWEST OF GRAND CAYMAN...

Seaport Secrets Fish Market Now open


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Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - Seaport Secrets is out! No more running around, searching for fresh seafood. Head to the all-new Seaport Secrets off of Queen's Highway for all your favourites, including (but not limited to); snapper, grouper, lobster, conch, tuna, salmon, and wahoo.  Seaport Secrets also features a vast selection of herbs and spices to season your pot.  You can also indulge yourself at the Seaport Sushi, sushi bar.  At the same time you can enjoy a hot or cold beverage at Seaport Cafe, their Italian gourmet coffee house.  Yes, the secret is out at Seaport Secrets...

BTVI embraces online reality


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As the shift to online and blended education has underscored the importance of digital skills for all technical and vocational areas, the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) has embraced this new reality, according to President, Dr. Robert W. Robertson.

Online and blended education are here to stay. There will now be more use of and appreciation of simulation and technical options, said Dr. Robertson, who recently made a presentation at the Rotary Clubs of West Nassau and Nassau Sunrise...

Liquidus supports inclusion to Bahamian students impacted by COVID-19


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Thanks to Liquidus.io, almost two dozen students in the Catholic school system in New Providence, Grand Bahama, and Abaco now have computer tablets to access their online education. With the learning landscape affected by economic hardship for more than 40% of Bahamian households, there is a great need for computer devices for students.

Parents have been sacrificing to send their children to independent schools to continue their education, explained Claudette Rolle, director of Catholic Education, Archdiocese of Nassau...

RBDF Marines injured in Private Boating Incident


Two off-duty members of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force are currently are currently hospitalized after a boating incident claimed the life of civilian on Monday evening off Moxey Town, Andros.

The off-duty Marines were aboard a private 16-ft speed boat when it apparently hit a reef off Moxey Town, Andros. The vessel was badly damaged, and the men were rescued by local fishermen, who transported them to the clinic in Mangrove Cay for medical treatment...

National Report by Minister of National Security Marvin Dames


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See enclosed remarks by Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames in his National Report, October 5, 2020:

Good day Bahamas,

It is fitting that I first take this opportunity to thank the men and women of the three (3) law enforcement agencies, Parliamentary Registration Department, the staff of the Ministry of National Security and their families for their continued commitment
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Update #188 - One Hundred Seven Additional Confirmed COVID-19 Cases, One (1) Additional Confirmed COVID-19 Death and Five (5) Deaths Under Investigation Confirmed


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The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are one hundred seven (107) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to four thousand five hundred fifty-nine (4,559).  There have been three thousand three hundred ninety-six (3,396) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Providence, six hundred forty-nine (649) confirmed cases in Grand Bahama, one hundred fifty-seven (157) confirmed cases in Abaco, fifty-four (54) confirmed cases in Bimini, thirty-two (32) confirmed cases in Exuma, twenty-five (25) confirmed cases in Eleuthera, nineteen (19) confirmed cases in Inagua, fifteen (15) confirmed cases in the Berry Islands...

RBDF female entry gives back in community service


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Members of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force's Woman Entry 2 paused from their busy schedules as they gave back to the community with a financial contribution on Friday past.

The all-female squad made their presence felt as they presented a financial contribution to Bishop Lawrence Rolle at the International Deliverance Praying Ministries, 2nd Street the Grove. The ladies also seized the opportunity to assist with the serving and feeding of meals to the community...

OAS and Bolivia sign agreement to observe October 18 elections



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The Organization of American States (OAS) and the Plurinational State of Bolivia today signed the agreement on privileges and immunities for the OAS electoral mission that will observe the general elections on October 18.

The Permanent Representative of Bolivia to the OAS, Jaime Aparicio, said that his country faces the most complicated, most difficult and most important elections in contemporary history. There is a lot of confidence in the majority of the population that the role of the OAS will be crucial, this role, as always, will also be supported by the European Union and by the Carter Center...

12pm News Items on Tropical Storms Gamma and Delta


NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL STORM GAMMA ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT NOON MONDAY, 5TH OCTOBER, 2020.

...GAMMA EXPECTED TO MAKE LANDFALL ALONG THE NORTHERN COAST OF

YUCATAN TUESDAY...

Rotary Club of Nassau distributes free reusable face masks


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Members of the Rotary Club of Nassau distributed over fifteen hundred reusable masks to Bain and Grants Town residents on Saturday, October 3. The masks were donated by Rotary District 6950 and the Seminole Lake Rotary Club in Florida.

Our Club gave free face masks to the community in an effort to promote public safety during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, said Stephen Dean, President, Rotary Club of Nassau.  

We all have a role to play in the fight against COVID-19...

Cabinet Office Closure


The Cabinet Office announces for general information that its office in the Churchill Building in Rawson Square will be closed for cleaning and sanitation on Monday 5 October 2020.  It will reopen for businesson Tuesday 6 October 2020 at the normal time.

The Cabinet Office apologizes to the public for any inconvenience caused by its closure...

Opening of new premises of the Industrial Tribunal - New Providence and Northern Region


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In what was called a red-letter day, newly renovated state-of-the-art premises now house the Bahamas Industrial Tribunal in both New Providence (Saffrey Square Complex) and Grand Bahama (Freeport Insurance Centre).  During a virtual ceremony marking the official opening of the new locations, Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Senator the Hon. Carl W. Bethel said that the move was long overdue.  The event was held October 2, 2020.

In response to the mandate to move the Tribunal...

Update #187 - Forty-Three (43) Additional Confirmed COVID-19 Cases


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The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are forty-three (43) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to four thousand four hundred fifty-two (4,452).  There have been three thousand three hundred eight (3,308) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Providence, six hundred forty-four (644) confirmed cases in Grand Bahama, one hundred forty-seven (147) confirmed cases in Abaco, fifty-four (54) confirmed cases in Bimini, thirty-two (32) confirmed cases in Exuma, twenty-four (24) confirmed cases in Eleuthera, nineteen (19) confirmed cases in Inagua, fifteen (15) confirmed cases in the Berry Islands, twelve (12) confirmed cases in Long Island, nine (9) confirmed cases in Andros, eight (8) confirmed cases in Cat Island...

Prime Minister Minnis - National Address - Oct. 4


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See enclosed Remarks by Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis, during his National Address, October 4, 2020:

Good afternoon, 

Today, I want to provide the nation with an update on our ongoing and comprehensive efforts to address the COVID-19 pandemic in the Bahamas.  

When I last addressed the House of Assembly, I noted that: We live in an emergency due to the pandemic.  This emergency continues...

Bahamas Public Forecast - Oct 4



THIS IS THE BAHAMAS PUBLIC FORECAST FOR TONIGHT AND TOMORROW SUNDAY 4TH OCTOBER 2020 ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY AT 6 PM.

GENERAL SITUATION:  TROPICAL MOISTURE STREAMING FROM THE GULF OF MEXICO ALONG WITH SOME LOW LEVEL TROUGHING IN VICINITY OF THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS WILL INCREASE SHOWER CHANCES...

12pm News Item on Tropical Storm Gamma


NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL STORM GAMMA ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT NOON  SUNDAY 04TH, OCTOBER 2020 GAMMA LOCATED OVER THE EXTREME SOUTHERN GULF OF MEXICO

AT 11:00 AM EDT, THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM GAMMA WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 22.0 NORTH AND LONGITUDE 88.2 WEST OR ABOUT 115 MILES EAST-NORTHEAST OF PROGRESO MEXICO...

RBDF assists Abaco man after sand caves in on him


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Royal Bahamas Defence Force Marines stationed on Guana Cay, Abaco, were called to assist the local Police in a rescue effort early this morning (October 3).

Police stationed on the cay were informed of an incident about 10:20 am, that sand had collapsed on a worker who was carrying out construction work. Mr. Damien Smith, a resident of Marsh Harbour was among several workers on Guana Cay, in the process of repairing a sea wall at Nippers Beach Bar & Grill...

Update #186 - Seventy-Seven (77) Additional Confirmed COVID-19 Cases and Two (2) Additional Deaths Under Investigation


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The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are seventy-seven (77) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to four thousand four hundred nine (4,409).  There have been three thousand two hundred seventy (3,270) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Providence, six hundred forty-two (642) confirmed cases in Grand Bahama, one hundred forty-five (145) confirmed cases in Abaco, fifty-four (54) confirmed cases in Bimini, thirty-two (32) confirmed cases in Exuma, twenty-four (24) confirmed cases in Eleuthera, nineteen (19) confirmed cases in Inagua, fifteen (15) confirmed cases in the Berry Islands

RBDF assists Former Comrade with medical assistance


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The Welfare section of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force along with the Junior Rates Committee recently made financial contributions to two of their comrades at HMBS CORAL HARBOUR.

In keeping with the Commander Defence Forces intent, the Welfare Department continues to access the welfare needs and morale of individuals. During this latest initiative, Able Seaman Jamaal Moxey was on hand to receive financial contributions from Commander Floyd Moxey, the RBDFs Base Executive Officer and also from Leading Woman Marine Omanique Seymour...

6am News Item on Tropical Storm Gamma


NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL STORM GAMMA ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 6 AM SATURDAY 03RD OCTOBER 2020.

...GAMMA CONTINUES TO STRENGTHEN AS IT MOVES TOWARD THE YUCATAN PENINSULA...HEAVY RAINFALL EXPECTED TO BE THE MAIN THREAT...

Minister Thompson commends Bahamas Industrial Tribunal for its diligence


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Minister of State for Grand Bahama, Senator the Hon. Kwasi Thompson congratulated the Bahamas Industrial Tribunal for accomplishing something which many others have not holding a virtual hearing conducted in New Providence and in Grand Bahama at the same time.

You ought to be commended, because you took what was a tragedy (the destruction of the old court by Hurricane Matthew, and the delay of the new court because of Hurricane Dorian) and brought us all together, said Minister Thompson, during the concurrent opening of new Bahamas Industrial Tribunal premises...

Health Minister Explains How COVID-19 Lab results are being reported on the dashboard


Minister of Health the Hon. Renward Wells explained that when the laboratory results are obtained by the Ministry of Health, they are sometimes received in batches and may reflect results produced in labs over more than one day but are being reported on the day they are received by the Ministry of Health.

This means that the results reported on the Dashboard may not be a reflection of the results of swabs taken on an individual day, but it is certainly a clear reflection of the trends that develop over time in our communities, Minister Wells stated at the COVID-19 Update...

Distribution of Hurricane Supplies - Ministry of Foreign Affairs


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs takes note of allegations circulating in social media, which assert that, for political reasons, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Government of The Bahamas have delayed or stopped the distribution of hurricane relief building supplies donated by Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian. 

The Ministry wishes to remind the Bahamian public that the receipt and distribution of hurricane supplies donated to The Bahamas Government by NGOs falls under the remit of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), which then turns over the supplies to the Family Island Administrator...

6pm news item on Tropical Depression #25



NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL DEPRESSION TWENTY-FIVE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 6:00 PM FRIDAY 02ND, OCTOBER 2020

DEPRESSION LIKELY TO BECOME A TROPICAL STORM TONIGHT...

Spanish Wells Bridge Update


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The construction of the replacement bridge between Spanish Wells and Russell Island has commenced and is projected to be completed by November 2020.

Works Minister the Honourable T. Desmond Bannister said the existing bridge between Spanish Wells and Russell Island provides the only vehicular access between the two islands. Adding that the Spanish Wells bridge had reached a condition where replacement was deemed critical...

4,220 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in The Bahamas


Minister of Health the Hon. Renward Wells said a total of 4,220 confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in The Bahamas as of Thursday, October 1, 2020.

Of that number 2,290 cases have recovered and 1,803 remain active. This translates to a recovery rate of 54.3 per cent, Minister Wells explained at the COVID-19 Update press conference at the Ministry of Health, Friday, October 2, 2020.  Ninety-three active cases are hospitalized...

The GBPAs support of Genesis Academy helps ensure every child has access to education


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Freeport, Grand Bahama - With the support of the Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) Limited, Genesis Academys Principal, Dr. Ricardo Major, and his staff will restart in-person lessons at the facility in late November.

Genesis Academy offers Programme S.U.R.E. (Success Ultimately Reassures Everybody), a subset of the Government of The Bahamas Ministry of Education (MOE). The Programme is tailored to troubled teens who are trying to refocus on their education and obtain their high school diplomas in Grand Bahama...

BTC Celebrates Small Business Month


October is Small Business month at BTC. The initiative, launched several years ago provides a platform for the company to highlight the importance of its 8,000 plus small business clients to the local economy.  BTC will host its second annual, InKnowVation Conference virtually, under the theme Powerful, Real World Business Solutions with a month of activities.

BTC CEO, Garry Sinclair commented on the InKnowVation initiative noting that, Small businesses are the lifeblood of the Bahamian economy...

Minister of Education appeals to community to lend a helping hand with education of children


As the Ministry of Education (MOE) embarks on the 2020-2021 new school year, Minister of Education, the Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd, appealed to every sector of the Bahamian society -- families, churches, employers, with human and physical resources and spaces -- to extend their grace and assist in the education of students.

We hear the cries of parents who lament the need for supervision for their children during virtual instruction. We hear the cries of parents lamenting the need for multiple devices for their children...

Update #184 - Ninety-Seven (97) additional confirmed COVID-19 Cases, one (1) additional Non-COVID related death and eighty-four (84) additional persons recovered


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The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are ninety-seven (97) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to four thousand two hundred twenty (4,220).  There have been three thousand ninety-nine (3,099) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Providence, six hundred thirty-five (635) confirmed cases in Grand Bahama, one hundred forty-five (145) confirmed cases in Abaco, fifty-four (54) confirmed cases in Bimini, thirty-two (32) confirmed cases in Exuma, twenty-two (22) confirmed cases in Eleuthera, nineteen (19) confirmed cases in Inagua, fifteen (15) confirmed cases in the Berry Islands, twelve (12) confirmed cases in Long Island, eight (8) confirmed cases in Cat Island, eight (8) confirmed cases in Andros, seven (7) confirmed cases in Acklins...

Rescheduling of the Return of Residents of the Grand Bahama Children's Home


The Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development wishes to advise the general public, and the Grand Bahama Community, that the scheduled return of the residents of the Grand Bahama Childrens Home to Grand Bahama for Friday, October 2, 2020, has been rescheduled.

Mandatory, advanced, COVID-19 Testing of officials who were included in the delegation revealed a positive test for the COVID-19 Virus...

Prime Minister Minnis attended the Funeral Service of Dr. Philip Thompson


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Prime Minister the most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis attended the funeral service of Dr. Phillip Thompson at St. Agnes Anglican Church, Baillou Hill Road, on Thursday, October 1, 2020.  Also pictured outside the historic Grant's Town church is Rector of St. Agnes Parish, Archdeacon, the Venerable Keith Cartwright. 

(BIS Photos/Derek Smith)...

The Government of the Bahamas introduces new travel and testing protocols designed to eliminate the need to quarantine


The Islands of The Bahamas remains committed to welcoming visitors to its shores and providing an exceptional tropical vacation coupled with our world famous warm and friendly hospitality, while, responsibly enforcing public health and safety measures to protect residents and visitors alike.

While 15th October is still set for the reopening of the tourism sector, until 31th October all incoming visitors must Vacation in Place for 14 days or the duration of stay, whichever is shorter...

Government Committed to Modernizing Financial Services Sector


The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted every industry, resulting in economic turmoil globally. Despite this global uncertainty, Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry & Immigration, the Hon. Elsworth Johnson is optimistic about the future of the financial services sector. The Minister expressed the governments commitment in keeping pace with technology while delivering the keynote address at the annual general meeting of the Bahamas Financial Services Board on Wednesday, 30th September.  The meeting was held via zoom.

Virtually every industry has taken a hit as a result of the economic fallout; Financial Services has been no exception...

Minister Dames Makes Contribution on the Bail Bill


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See enclosed Remarks by Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames on the Bail (Amendment) Bill, 2019 in the House of Assembly, September 30, 2020:

Mr.  Speaker,

I, once again, rise in this Honourable House to make my contribution to the Bail (Amendment) Bill, 2019. I consider it an honour to fulfill my duty in this Honourable House as I contribute to substantial and necessary changes that seek to serve the interest of our citizens. According to McKenzie (1980), the roots of happiness grow deepest in the soil of service...

Sidewalks are being constructed throughout New Providence


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A number of local contractors have been awarded contracts to construct sidewalks in different areas across New Providence.

Works Minister the Honourable T. Desmond Bannister said this project is important for a number of reasons.

Firstly, it means that in these difficult economic times the government is still able to provide jobs for many Bahamians...

Citizens Security and Justice Programme - Health and Wellness Week Launch


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The Ministry of National Security's Citizen's Security and Justice Programme, Quakoo Street Youth and Community Centre is conducting a Health, Wellness, Covid-19 Awareness Campaign 2020, September 30 to October 9, with a week of activities under the theme, 'Each one teaches one!'  Programme leaders are pictured at the launch on Wednesday. 

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Minister of Education gives update on reopening of schools

As public school students and teachers prepare for the 2020-2021 academic year, the Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd, Minister of Education, announced plans for a National Orientation for what is described as the most unusual year in the history of education in the Bahamas.

In a Communication to Parliament, Minister Lloyd provided an update on the reopening of schools and zeroed in on various modes of instruction to be deployed at various campuses, the availability of technological instruments or devices for students identified by the Ministry in need...

Caribbean Tech businesses get new access to global gateway


As companies struggle to survive amidst the COVID pandemic, a host of Caribbean technology businesses are poised to benefit from a major boost which will spur their further growth and scaling potential.

IDB Lab has forged a technical cooperation agreement with TechBeach Retreat to accelerate 250 tech-driven businesses with mentorship, technology services, networks, and connections to enterprise opportunities and investors. To further support the technology ecosystem...

MOPW provides contractual jobs for many Bahamians


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Young contract workers lauded the Ministry of Public Works yesterday after being given the opportunity to work after facing months of hardship.

Latorna McPhee Landscaping and General Maintenance was awarded one the many the sidewalk contracts. Latorna McPhee, owner, said despite the hardship she has faced; she is grateful she had the opportunity to hire eight young men.

Im grateful one to God then to Minister Bannister for awarding me this contract in such a hard time. Before I got the contract...

Soldier Road paving exercise completed


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Works Minister the Honourable T. Desmond Bannister said, "Soldier Road is a vital thoroughfare and the Ministry is thrilled the road paving exercise is completed. Bahamix General Manager, Mr. Ryan Rahming has advised me that road milling will commence on Faith Avenue South next week. The Ministry is working diligently to ensure this process is completed swiftly and is quite pleased with the progress made thus far...

Commonwealth countries look to unlock potential of FinTech


An innovative toolkit to help countries unlock the potential of financial technology to deliver inclusive economic progress has been launched by the Commonwealth Secretariat.

The toolkit has been created in response to the requests of Central Bank Governors from across many Commonwealth countries...

Minister Rolle recognizes 20th Anniversary of 'Golden Girls' Olympics Win


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In recognition of the 20th Anniversary of the Golden Girls gold-medal-winning performance at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Lanisha Rolle poses with Golden Girls team member representatives Eldece Clarke-Lewis (left of Minister Rolle) and double-gold Olympian Pauline Davis-Thompson (right of Minister Rolle), in front of the House of Assembly, on September 30, 2020.  Minister Rolle also recognized the Golden Girls in the House of Assembly that day...

Closure of Department of Inland Revenue


The Cabinet Office announces for general information that the Department of Inland Revenue, Carmichael Road, will be closed from Wednesday 30 September 2020
to Monday 5 October 2020 for cleaning and sanitization due to the positive testing of a staff member for COVID-19.

The Department of Inland Revenue apologizes for any inconvenience caused.

Update #183 - One hundred one (101) additional confirmed COVID-19 cases, one (1) additional COVID related death


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The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are one hundred one (101) additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to four thousand, one hundred twenty-three (4,123).  There have been three thousand twenty-two (3,022) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Providence, six hundred thirty-two (632) confirmed cases in Grand Bahama, one hundred forty-five (145) confirmed cases in Abaco, fifty-four (54) confirmed cases in Bimini, thirty (30) confirmed cases in Exuma, twenty-two (22) confirmed cases in Eleuthera, nineteen (19) confirmed cases in Inagua, fifteen (15) confirmed cases in the Berry Islands...

The Salvation Army Covid-19 relief easing the burden for more than 14,000 persons throughout the country


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As the world continues to grapple with the socio-economic effects of Covid-19, the Salvation Army remains a pillar of support in the community, seeking to do the most good to the most people in the most need.

Last month, in addition to its daily community outreach, the organization provided care packages valued at $100 each to 100 families, impacting more than 390 individuals. This special initiative, facilitated by a $7,500 grant from the Citi Foundation, came to be through a partnership with United Way Guatemala....

Citizens for Justice calls for capital punishment to resume


New Providence has experienced a rise in murders, including the recent murder of a young mother and her eight year old daughter in Nassau Village. The lives of women are bring snatched away in the Bahamas along with other innocent victims.

Members from Citizens For Justice Bahamas (CFJB) are outraged at the level of murders and violent crime in the Bahamas and are calling for capital punishment to be reinstated in accordance with the Constitution.

Bishop Walter Hanchell, Chairman of CFJB is demanding that laws regarding capital punishment be enforced or be removed from our law books...

Closure of BAIC's Feed Mill off Gladstone Road


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Out of an abundance of caution due to the possible exposure of COVID-19, The Feed Mill off Gladstone Road is closed effective immediately and will reopen on Friday, October 2nd, 2020.

During his time, we will be fogging and deep cleaning the facility to make sure customers and staff can enter a safe environment. The Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation sincerely apologizes for any inconvenience caused...

RBDF and Sally Van Tooren donates to RBDF Veterans Association


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The Royal Bahamas Defence Force teamed up with Ms. Sally Van Tooren on September 29, 2020 to donate a hefty supply of grocery items to the Royal Bahamas Defence Forces Veterans Association.

Spearheaded by Captain Shawn Adderley, the handover took place onboard HMBS CORAL HARBOUR, where the items were handed directly to representatives of the Veterans Association Committee for further distribution. The committee led by their president, Retired Chief Petty Officer Harold Bosfield turned out in full support of the initiative and were happy to receive the items for the needy in their fold...

MoE extends Partnership with BTC and One on One


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Its official, BTC and One on One Educational Services will continue its partnership with the Ministry of Education (MoE) to provide an end to end learning management system for the upcoming academic year.

In response, BTC CEO, Garry Sinclair said, Throughout this pandemic, BTC has remained committed to keeping our customers and our communities connected. For the first time in history, students are starting a new school year using a virtual classroom. We are proud that the Ministry of Education continues to see the value of choosing BTC and One on One Educational Services as its virtual education partners...


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