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Statement by Minister of Social Services & Urban Development, Frankie Campbell - Jan 19, 2021 - 6:42:51 PM

Last evening, I was alerted to a video that is in circulation purporting to be children being abused at one of our Children’s Homes. As a matter of fact, it was suggested that it was the Children’s Emergency Hostel.

As a result of that, I caused some preliminary inquiries to be done and those inquiries suggested to me that it was necessary to launch a full investigation and so that investigation commenced this morning. I want to make it clear, that in no way, form, or fashion, do we support any form of abuse and/or violence against children and/or adults – be they girls, boys, men and/or women.

As the Minister responsible for the eight Children’s Homes, with approximately 150 children throughout the Commonwealth of The Bahamas...


With the Americas failing to control coronavirus, many hospitals are at or close to capacity, PAHO director says - Jan 19, 2021 - 5:15:41 PM

“We must intensify public health interventions to limit exposure to this virus”
Washington, D.C., January 19, 2021 (PAHO)— The Region of the Americas must intensify public health interventions on social distancing, limiting gatherings, wearing masks and hand washing to limit exposure to the COVID-19 pandemic, Pan American Health Organization Director Carissa F. Etienne said today.
“Our region, and our world, is failing to control coronavirus. In far too many places public policies are not congruent...


New Entry 46/ Woman Entry 16 Community Service - Jan 19, 2021 - 2:57:00 PM

As the Royal Bahamas Defence Force continues to enforce the Commander Defence Force, Commodore Raymond King’s strategic objective of strengthening relationships with stakeholders and the community at large as a socially corporate citizen, members of Entry 46/Woman Entry 16 recently joined forces to feed a community.

During a rainy and cool atmosphere on Saturday January 16, 2021, near the Grants Town Corps center, past and current members came together to be a blessing to the Bain and Grants Town Community...

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Registration of NGOs opens door to greater funding opportunities - Jan 19, 2021 - 2:20:40 PM

Officials at the Department of Gender and Family Affairs, Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development, have partnered with counterparts at the Office of the Attorney General to register almost 600 Non-Governmental Organizations  (NGOs) throughout the Commonwealth of The Bahamas as Non-Profit Organizations.

The collaboration resulted in the successful registration/approval of 580 of the 900 NGOs, Faith-Based Organizations (FBOs) and Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) that made application. The process is ongoing...

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Caribbean Barrel Restaurant & Sport Bar Ladies night tonight - Jan 19, 2021 - 12:30:29 PM

Freeport, Grand Bahama - Don't miss Caribbean Barrel Restaurant & Sport Bar Ladies night tonight! Starting at 5pm

Come and Enjoy a free welcome drink and drinks specials live Dj Hennessy...


Expert urges holistic interventions against climate change risks - Jan 19, 2021 - 12:00:58 PM

The Bahamas is already experiencing the impacts of climate change and is approximately 30 years away from irreversible effects if holistic interventions are not undertaken, a University of The Bahamas (UB) climate change expert has warned. It is a reality that, if left unchecked, could mean hundreds of millions of dollars in losses and other detrimental human impacts for a country that would literally be fighting to keep its head above water.  

“In comparison to the rest of the Caribbean, we are heads and shoulders above other countries in terms of people and land at risk to sea level rise,” said UB’s Director of the Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Research (CCARR) Centre Dr. Adelle Thomas. “[The year] 2050 is not that far away.”

Dr. Thomas, a human environment geographer, made her remarks during a panel discussion on “National Emergency Management Perspectives and Options”...

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House of Assembly Select Committee on Natural Resources - Jan 19, 2021 - 11:45:32 AM

The House of Assembly’s Select Committee on Natural Resources makes its first Site Visit, January 19, 2021 in North Andros.

The Committee Members expected to make the trip include: Michael A. Foulkes, MP, Chairman, Shonel Ferguson, MP, Picewell Forbes, MP, Vaughn Miller, MP, Reece Chipman, MP, Shanendon Cartwright, MP, Carlton Bowleg, MP (Area Representative and Committee Guest) and Rashad Flowers, Asst. Clerk, House of Assembly...

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BAMSI Shark Research Experience - Jan 19, 2021 - 10:50:12 AM

An exciting new collaboration has developed between the Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science Institute (BAMSI) and non-profit Saving the Blue!

Andros Island is a hidden gem in the Bahamas Archipelago with expansive marine ecosystems, including mosaics of mangrove-fringed creeks, vast sand flats scattered with seagrass beds, and the third largest fringing coral reef in the world that connects these nearshore habitats to the deep pelagic zone known as the tongue of the ocean. However, despite hosting nearly pristine habitats, almost nothing is known about the sharks and rays that occupy its waters.

Throughout the past two weeks, students and faculty from BAMSI joined researchers from Saving the Blue to conduct scientific surveys...

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Public Notice: PMH Morgue resumes full services - Jan 19, 2021 - 10:04:13 AM

The Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) has resumed its full operation at the PMH Rand Lab (Morgue), from Monday - Friday 8am-4pm, inclusive of autopsy and identification services.  

Hospital Management would like to thank the public for its understanding and patience during the temporary suspension of autopsy and identification services last week... 

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CIBC FirstCaribbean opens new innovative Pioneer's Way branch in Freeport - Jan 19, 2021 - 9:41:13 AM

Grand Bahama is now home to the first of all CIBC FirstCaribbean branches in the country to offer Smart ABM technology.

In addition to other upgrades, the bank’s new, state-of-the-art Pioneer’s Way branch in Freeport features three ultramodern ABM machines and a drive-thru ABM...

Bahamian Politics

DNA states position on COVID-19 Vaccine - Jan 19, 2021 - 9:05:34 AM

The public health crisis created by the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in the loss of lives, jobs, livelihoods and much more. The economic hardship faced by our people due to restrictive measures implemented by the government is a direct consequence of the shutdown of our number one industry – tourism. This pandemic has highlighted the importance of diversifying our economy and prioritizing food security.

Against this backdrop, the Democratic National Alliance (DNA) acknowledges the importance of addressing the economic crisis and the role of an opened economy...


BPC confirms insurance coverage in place, in excess of 
that required by the Government of The Bahamas - Jan 18, 2021 - 8:07:47 PM

BPC, the Caribbean and Atlantic margin focused oil and gas company today repeats that, as previously disclosed publicly, in accordance with strict legal requirements and as stipulated by the Government of The Bahamas, it has in place all insurances required for their exploratory well, Perseverance #1...

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Prime Minister Minnis on the passing of Mrs. Zelma Dean - Jan 18, 2021 - 7:42:12 PM

Along with so many other Bahamians, I was saddened to hear of the passing of Mrs. Zelma Dean, a veteran educator, who was also deeply committed to national and community service.

A former teacher, school administrator and Director of Education, Zelma Dean had a deep appreciation of the role of education in national development, including the cultivation of responsible and engaged citizens.

She was among a generation of educators who touched the lives of thousands of students and who burned with a passion...


Appointment of the Presidential Search Committee - Jan 18, 2021 - 7:05:46 PM

The Board of Trustees of University of The Bahamas (UB) has appointed a Presidential Search Committee (PSC) to establish the process by which the new President of the University will be selected and hired. Appointed in November 2020, the PSC has secured the services of the firm, AGB Search, as the search consultant. AGB Search has conducted over 200 searches for Presidents and Chancellors of colleges, universities, university systems, and related associations and foundations...

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Golf to be introduced into schools - Jan 18, 2021 - 5:30:00 PM

The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture and the Ministry of Education in conjunction and collaboration with Bahamas Golf Federation and Fourteen Clubs Golf Academy recently placed golf on the curricula of government and private schools on three levels as a means to open another door for future generations.  The announcement as made at a press conference on Friday, January 15, 2021 at Courtyard Marriott.  As a result of this effort the four entities will hold the inaugural 2021 Bahamas Interschool Golf Championships the week of March 22 according to golf coach Georgette Rolle of Fourteen Clubs Golf Academy.  Director of Sports Tim Munnings (centre right in group photo) and Director of Education Marcellus Taylor (centre left in group photo)...

Bahamian Politics

DNA on COVID-19 Vaccine Consultative Committee - Jan 18, 2021 - 3:06:10 PM

The Democratic National Alliance (DNA) notes the recent announcement of the appointment of a COVID-19 Vaccine Consultative Committee (Committee) by the Prime Minister.

It is disappointing that appointments to the Committee was not inclusive of key stakeholders within the healthcare industry. This shows the lack of respect and regard for Bahamian professionals in general and the local physician community in particular.

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Canada-Bahamas Virtual Business Mission - Remarks by Minister of State Kwasi Thompson - Jan 18, 2021 - 12:36:45 PM

See enclosed official remarks, Canada-Bahamas Virtual Business Mission (with The High Commission of Canada) delivered January 15, 2021 by the Minister of State for Finance and for Grand Bahama, Senator the Hon. J. Kwasi Thompson:

Good Morning.

I welcome the visiting delegation for this Canada-Bahamas Virtual Business Mission. The Bahamas and Canada have a longstanding tradition of cooperation and trade...


BTC’s big giveback to the community for Christmas - Jan 18, 2021 - 11:54:41 AM

BTC gifted five community organizations with monetary support to help make the holidays a little brighter for those in need during the holiday season.  The Children’s Emergency Hostel, Hands for Hunger, Elizabeth Children’s Home, FOAM and Reach out and Touch Ministries in Grand Bahama all received donations.

BTC CEO, Garry Sinclair said, “The pandemic has affected us all this year, and as a corporate citizen we believe that it is our responsibility to support our customers and our communities particularly when they really need it most...

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The Governor General Attends MCCA Bahamas/Turks & Caicos Islands Conference Official Worship Service - Jan 18, 2021 - 9:15:26 AM

Governor General His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Cornelius A. Smith delivered the Old Testament reading during 209th Annual Session Official Worship Service of the Methodist Church in the Caribbean and the Americas (MCCA) Bahamas/Turks and Caicos Islands Conference held at Rhodes Memorial Methodist Church on Sunday morning, January 17, 2021. 

(BIS Photos/Patrick Hanna)...

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Over 450 participants join informational webinar on CESRA reporting - Jan 17, 2021 - 8:44:37 PM

The Ministry of Finance hosted over 450 participants last week in two informational webinars on the reporting process for the Commercial Entities (Substance Requirements) Act 2018 (“CESRA”).  

In a strengthened effort to support businesses in meeting their reporting obligations, the Ministry designed a three-part webinar series for business stakeholders to learn more about the legislation, the reporting process, and to address the various challenges businesses have been experiencing...

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