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US Donates Additional $20K to COVID Fight in The Bahamas - Nov 24, 2020 - 4:58:08 PM

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 virus.

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)...


TM Club 1600 Helps Bridge Union Village Tech Gap - Nov 24, 2020 - 12:39:13 PM

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...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Update #241 - Ministry of Health - COVID-19 Report - Nov 24, 2020 - 11:24:54 AM

Update #241

New Providence
Grand Bahama

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

MOSSUD hosts week-long virtual training across islands - Nov 24, 2020 - 10:37:14 AM

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)...

News : Ministry of Tourism Updates

What's New In The Islands of The Bahamas This Winter - Nov 24, 2020 - 10:33:39 AM

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 holiday season...

News : International

State Department Travel Advisory for The Bahamas improves to Level 3 - Nov 24, 2020 - 9:44:36 AM

The U.S. Department of State has updated its Travel Advisory for The Bahamas to a Level 3 – Reconsider Travel.

Please read the full language of the Travel Advisory at https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/the-bahamas-travel-advisory.html.

The new Travel Advisory level and language reflect updated local crime statistics and a decline in crimes that may affect U.S. travelers to The Bahamas.

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

USA Travel Advisory of 23 November 2020 on The Bahamas - Nov 23, 2020 - 7:54:17 PM

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.  

While the 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...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Courtesy call on Minster Henfield by H.E. Rodolfo Sabonge, Secretary-General of The Association of Caribbean States - Nov 23, 2020 - 5:50:35 PM

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...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

The Prime Minister Re-affirms the Government’s Commitment to Pre-School Education in the Family Islands - Nov 23, 2020 - 5:05:08 PM

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.

“I 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...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Privately-Owned Pre-schools Awarded Grant Funding from the Government - Nov 23, 2020 - 4:46:08 PM

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...

News : Local

RBDF Commando Squadron Graduation Ceremony - Nov 23, 2020 - 9:09:42 AM

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...

News : Ministry of Tourism Updates

The Bahamas meets with Black Planners at 37th Annual National Coalition of Black Meeting Professionals Virtual Conference - Nov 22, 2020 - 10:04:17 AM

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 and Empowered.

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.

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Update #239- Ministry of Health - COVID-19 Report - Nov 22, 2020 - 9:40:57 AM

Update #239

New Providence
Grand Bahama


BREEF wins Global Film Award for Transforming Society - Nov 21, 2020 - 11:15:08 AM

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...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Update #238 - Ministry of Health - COVID-19 Report - Nov 21, 2020 - 10:47:50 AM

Update #238

New Providence
Grand Bahama

News : International

Baleària Caribbean gears up for a busy holiday shipping season - Nov 20, 2020 - 8:27:31 PM

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 connection. 

Bracing themselves for a busy Black Friday weekend, the company’s cargo team has opened up their warehouse availability by opening Friday, November 27th...

Arts & Culture

Art Studio pivots to offer at-home products, DIY Paint experiences to combat tech 'overload' - Nov 20, 2020 - 5:04:58 PM

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. ..


Dove103.7FM spreading its wings In The Northern Bahamas - Nov 20, 2020 - 12:25:44 PM

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.

Dove103.7FM, 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...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Bahamians of Note receive National Honours - Nov 20, 2020 - 8:47:20 AM

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 Investiture ceremony.    

The medals and insignias were presented in three separate ceremonies in the ballroom of Government House, Mount Fitzwilliam, Thursday, November 19...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Updates #236 and #237 - Ministry of Health - COVID-19 Report - Nov 20, 2020 - 8:05:17 AM

Update #236

New Providence
Grand Bahama

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