On Friday, November 20, the U.S. Embassy in Nassau delivered $20,000 in
additional equipment to help the fight against COVID-19 in The Bahamas.
U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM) donated six custom-made internal
partitions for mobile shelters being used to screen COVID-19 patients,
allowing them to better isolate patients and prevent the spread of the
U.S. Embassy Senior Defense Official, Commander Kevin
Self, delivered the donation to Commander Sonia Miller of the Royal
Bahamas Defence Force, and Captain Stephen Russell, Director of the
National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA)...
Union Village students who lack reliable or any technological device to
facilitate remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic received a
critical tool from Toastmasters Club 1600 during its ninth annual Neil
Percentie Back-to-School Giveaway.
“We are in a new era of education as a result of the global pandemic,
one that we must embrace,” said Shacoy Mullings, president of the first
branch of Toastmasters in The Bahamas. “In this new era, the classroom
is now a device placed in the palm of your hand.”
Remote learning exacerbated existing inequalities, particularly in the public-school system. It also created new ones...
The ability to address team members from across the Ministry of Social
Services and Urban Development in one setting throughout various
locations within the country in “Virtual Real Time” for the first time,
is indicative of the progress
the Ministry has made in its advancement towards the digital
transformation planned for the Ministry, its Departments and Divisions,
Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie A.
Campbell said Monday.
Addressing the start of a week-long
nation-wide training session for the Social Protection Management
Information System (ProMIS)...
Nassau, Bahamas, – It’s Better in The Bahamas this
winter as the country welcomes international visitors to enjoy the sun,
sand and sea. From hotel reopenings with exciting deals to the Bahama
Out Islands Promotion Board’s $500 air credit, The Bahamas is the
perfect destination for travelers seeking an escape from the cold this
The Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Tourism of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas have taken note of the travel advisory issued by the United
States, 23 November 2020, regarding The Bahamas.
general advisory is Level 3 - reconsider travel to The Bahamas, the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4
Travel Health Notice - travelers should avoid all travel to the Bahamas...
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to advise that the newly
appointed Secretary-General (SG) of the Association of Caribbean States
(ACS), His Excellency Rodolfo Sabonge, paid a virtual courtesy call on
the Hon. Darren A. Henfield, MP, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, this morning, 23 November 2020.
The Minister and SG discussed the challenges of COVID-19 pandemic
for the ACS, The Bahamas and the region, particularly as it relates to
tourism and travel. They acknowledged the opportunities presented by the
pandemic for the use of technology in the continuation of work and
participation in international meetings by virtual means, which has
saved governments on the cost of travel.
The Minister congratulated Mr Sabonge on his
appointment as the Seventh (7th) Secretary-General of the ACS and
expressed his confidence that the SG will continue to strengthen the
Organization and its ties to CARICOM...
Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis re-affirmed the
Government’s commitment that any educator with pre-school knowledge and
who is qualified and wants to open a preschool on a Family Island will
be given the same benefits as those in New Providence.
want to remind the Family Islands that they are a part of The Bahamas
and they too should be given the same benefits and the same advantages
as here in New Providence,” the Prime Minister said at the Access
Accelerator Small Business Development Centre’s (SBDC) Presentation of
Grants for Pre-School Owners...
Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis stated that the goal of
providing grants to expand privately-owned pre-schools is to make more
seats available for pre-schoolers, and to enable the Government to meet
its targets to achieve universal pre-school education.
“I am very happy to be here today for this grant ceremony that
will help to advance our vision of universal pre-school education,” the
Prime Minister said at the Access Accelerator Small Business Development
Centre’s (SBDC) Presentation of Grants for Pre-School Owners at the
SMDC Gladstone Road Freight Terminal, Monday, November 23, 2020...
In keeping with the Commander Defence Force, Commodore Raymond King’s
vision of professionalism of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, a total of
forty-six Marines form the Royal Bahamas Defence Force are better
equipped to defend and safeguard the country against illicit activities,
after successfully completing training courses on November 20, 2020 at
HMBS CORAL HARBOUR.
Twenty-six Marines graduated from the
Commando Squadron's Basic Infantry Training (CSBIT) and Military Police
Classification Course, and an additional twenty Marines were also
successful in completing the Skill-at-Arms Instructor Course...
The Islands of The Bahamas was the only international destination
represented and presenting at the recent National Coalition of Black
Meeting Professionals (NCBMP) Virtual Conference under the theme Focused
Executive Director of Product Quality and Support
at the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation, Dr. Kenneth Romer,
was a speaker on a town hall panel and took the opportunity to educate
the 400 meeting planners and audience on the impact that COVID-19 has
had on tourism in The Bahamas and the key recovery efforts that are
being implemented. He also shared new development updates.
The Bahamas Reef Environment Educational Foundation (BREEF) captured
top honours at the 9th annual tve Global Sustainability Film Awards in
London. The GSFA recognizes outstanding films from the business,
non-profit, media and creative sectors that inspire audiences with real
world solutions for a more sustainable future. The 2020 awards were
held online from November 16-20, with BREEF winning first place in the
Transforming Society category...
Today Baleària Caribbean has announced that they have set their
full attention to shipping and the upcoming holiday season. While
awaiting the green light from the Bahamas government to transport
passengers, they feel more than ever the need to reinforce the
importance of their Ft. Lauderdale to Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
Bracing themselves for a busy
Black Friday weekend, the company’s cargo team has opened up their
warehouse availability by opening Friday, November 27th...
Since mid-March, remote work, virtual learning, video conference calls
and binge-watching during lockdowns have become the new normal for
Bahamian families during the Covid-19 pandemic. The increase screen time
could lead to what researchers are describing as tech ‘overload’. Local
business Big Picture Paint & Sip Studio is using creativity to
combat this constant need for connectivity by pivoting to offer clients
at-home paint kits and curated craft boxes for kids as an additional
product and service category.
The art studio located at 8 South
Buckner Square Sandyport is currently operating online. Big Picture was
in the first wave of business operators to close as a result of the
Emergency Orders. ..
After the launch of its radio station, Dove103.7FM and The Compass
Newspaper a few years later in Grand Bahama, Infinity Communications
Ltd. has added another nugget to its conglomerate — this time around an
online television channel, the Dove Newsbrief — while taking its brand
to two more islands in the Northern Bahamas.
arguably the most listened to alternative radio station playing
contemporary Christian music, reached another milestone on November 11th
when it celebrated nine years as the only Gospel Radio Station covering
the Northern Bahamas...
Governor General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Cornelius A.
Smith conferred National Honours awards on ten outstanding Bahamians
(three posthumously) for exceptional service and significant
contribution to national development during the country’s 2020
The medals and
insignias were presented in three separate ceremonies in the ballroom of
Government House, Mount Fitzwilliam, Thursday, November 19...