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Bahamian athletes making country proud - Jul 30, 2021 - 2:12:08 PM

Statement from Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis:

It was a moment of great pride for the country last night when Kai Jones was drafted 19th overall in the National Basketball Association (NBA) Draft. He will play for the Charlotte Hornets.

This young man has put in the hard work to make his NBA dream come true. He is a model for other young people in our country. With focus, dedication and tenacity Bahamians can succeed at any task...


100 Trees Planted For CIBC FirstCaribbean's 100th Year Banking Anniversary - Jul 30, 2021 - 12:28:14 PM

To celebrate 100 years of banking in the region, CIBC FirstCaribbean is planting 100 trees across the 16 territories in which it operates.

The first tree planting in The Bahamas recently occurred at the Bahamas Girl Guides Association Campsite, Camp Discovery, in partnership with the Ministry of Environment and Housing’s Forestry Unit.

The donation of lignum vitae, yellow elder, Persian lime, and cocoplum trees came as the campsite restores its Bush Medicine Garden and Native Plants Reserve...


Creating and maintaining a sustainable future for diving within the Royal Bahamas Defence Force - Jul 30, 2021 - 10:14:45 AM

Since the establishment of the Dive Section within the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, a strategic approach has been taken to perpetuate this unit. The newly revamped dive program was formed to be a center of excellence for the region, and additionally, this unit also has a social responsibility to protect the environment.

Because a sustainable future for diving within the Royal Bahamas Defence Force requires a strategic approach, the organization must continually look at ways to augment its diving program to face the challenges of operating in the twenty-first century. Addressing the needs of a small island state such as The Bahamas...

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TDC Bahamas Island Tour - Jul 30, 2021 - 9:46:11 AM

The Tourism Development Corporation (TDC) has toured several islands to check the pulse of Crystal Cruises' homeporting to determine how businesses have been impacted. The islands visited included Long Island, San Salvador and Exuma. TDC officials also shared its initiatives with business owners including the introduction of the Bahamas Association of Shore Experiences (BASE), the OAS/CHTA Disaster Resilience for small tourism enterprises (STEs), the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) Safe Stamp and Community-based Tourism...

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Senior Justice Bernard Turner sworn in as Acting Chief Justice - Jul 30, 2021 - 9:05:18 AM

His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Cornelius A. Smith, Governor General, administered the Oath of Allegiance and Judicial Oath during a swearing in ceremony of Senior Justice Bernard S. A. Turner as Acting Chief Justice, at the Office of the Governor General on Thursday, July 29, 2021.  

(BIS Photos/Letisha Henderson)...

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United World College Scholarship recipients pay courtesy call on the Governor General - Jul 29, 2021 - 5:36:03 PM

His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Cornelius A. Smith, Governor General, received successful recipients of the 2021 United World College Scholarship in a courtesy call at the Office of the Governor General on Thursday, July 29, 2021.

Pictured from left sitting: Barbara Ann Bernard, H.E. Sir Cornelius A. Smith, and Brickell Pinder.  Pictured from left standing are the recipients: Adam Cooper (Costa Rica), Branique Miller (South Africa) and Ariel Gardiner (USA)...

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UK High Commission's Charge d'Affaires Greg Quinn called on the Minister of Foreign Affairs - Jul 29, 2021 - 1:59:22 PM

Charge d'Affaires, Greg Quinn of the UK High Commission called on the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Darren Henfield, July 28, 2021 at the Ministry's offices.  They discussed a number of issues, including the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and access to vaccines, regional and global issues and technical cooperation.  Also present from the UK was Ms. Jerusa Ali, Political Attache, and from Foreign Affairs, Director General Sharon Brennen Haylock, Ambassador-at-Large Dr. Kenya Ward, Head of the International Relations Division Mr. Eugene Newry and Ms. Marjorie Julien of the same Division.  (BIS Photos/Patrick Hanna)...

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Bahamas receives medical supplies from China - Jul 29, 2021 - 10:11:35 AM

On behalf of The Government of The Bahamas, the Hon. Renward Wells Minister of Health, accepted the sixth batch of medical supplies worth $78,000 -- a gift of the Chinese Government.

What is described as the “biggest and highest value” batch of medical supplies delivered by the People’s Republic of China to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas was handed over by Chinese Ambassador to The Bahamas, Her Excellency Dai Qingli, during a brief ceremony today at the Ministry of Health (MOH), Meeting Street...

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Government COVID surge response: $7 million on more medical staff; 18 hospital beds to be added to PMH; contact tracing strengthened - Jul 28, 2021 - 9:30:46 PM

The Government will spend $7.2 million to engage medical staff, and 18 hospital beds will be added to the PMH inventory as part of the continued aggressive and comprehensive approach to combat the surge in COVID-19 cases, Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis announced on Wednesday.

The Prime Minister was speaking in a live National Address to update the public on a series of public health measures being taken to assist with the care of COVID-19 patients, limit the spread of the virus and secure more vaccines...

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Nurses at Grand Bahama Health Services Call-in Sick - Jul 28, 2021 - 6:52:58 PM

Grand Bahama Health Services executive management confirmed today that more than seventeen (17) nurses at the Rand Memorial Hospital in Freeport, Grand Bahama called in sick today in an apparent sickout. Hospital officials confirm that the first calls came in ahead of the 8am and 3pm shifts respectively. They add that there has been no communication from the Bahamas Nurses Union regarding the apparent industrial action...

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Security Cameras Launch – Stapledon Gardens - Jul 28, 2021 - 2:05:16 PM

Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames recently lauded the support of the public and private sector in the obtaining and installing of security cameras in the Stapledon Gardens, spearheaded by the National Neighbourhood Watch Council (NNWC) Stapledon Gardens Community Association.  Minister Dames congratulated the Association for their initiative and said that such activities could be replicated in the approximately 190 other community associations throughout The Bahamas...

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Merisha Butler Selected Bahamas Development Bank Warren L. Rolle Apprentice - Jul 28, 2021 - 12:07:58 PM

To celebrate its 43rd anniversary, The Bahamas Development Bank (BDB) has selected its second Warren L Rolle apprentice, Merisha Butler. Butler, who will be studying Economics and Finance at University of The Bahamas (UB) this fall as a part of her apprenticeship, was selected by a panel at The Bank based on her impressive resume.

BDB was established in 1974 by an act of parliament to provide access to financing to Bahamians for economic diversification and expansion...

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Senate hosts Leadership Recognition Ceremony for top female scholars - Jul 28, 2021 - 10:37:29 AM

Twelve of New Providence’s 14 top female scholars from the Public and Private School Systems participated in what was billed as the inaugural Girls in Leadership Recognition Ceremony in the Upper Chambers of Parliament (the Senate), Tuesday (July 27). The Ceremony was hosted by Senate President, Senator the Hon. Dr. Mildred Hall-Watson.   (Two of the young ladies had previous engagements).

The fifth female to serve as President of the Senate since 1972 (the others were: Senator, the Hon. Dame Doris Johnson (Dr.) - 1973-1982...

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New Customs processing fee temporarily suspended - Jul 28, 2021 - 9:19:26 AM

The Government has temporarily suspended the implementation of a Customs processing fee, approved during the 2021/22 budget exercise to allow for additional training and customer education.

The recent change was made to bring the procedures for air arrivals in line with all other forms of entry, where a small processing fee is changed to support the cost of operations by the Bahamas Customs and Excise Department...

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BahamaHost’s Got Heart: Virtual Graduation of 760 Participants Nationwide - Jul 27, 2021 - 7:24:03 PM

On July 29, the Ministry of Tourism & Aviation will host a grand virtual ceremony to mark the graduation of a total of 760 tourism professionals from BahamaHost, its signature industry training program. Held under the theme, "The People's BahamaHost: Heart, Community, Empowerment," the ceremony will be aired via Zoom and Facebook at 7 p.m...

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Planned Payment of Honourarium to Frontline and Non-Frontline Health Care Workers - Jul 27, 2021 - 5:28:02 PM

During the 2021/2022 budget contribution of the Minister of Health, the Honourable Renward R. Wells, advised the general public that approval was given for the pay-out of $1,040,600.00 in honourarium and death benefits to a limited number of front line nurses, physicians and medical service workers involved in the COVID-19 response for the period 19th March – 19th June, 2020...

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Newest Toastmasters Club Further Promotes Disability Inclusive Bahamas - Jul 27, 2021 - 4:54:54 PM

Members of The Bahamas Integrated Toastmasters Club, 7820731, the country’s newest Toastmasters Club, were challenged to become Agents of Change during the Club’s Charter and Installation of Officers Ceremony held Saturday (July 24, 2021).

Delivering his address via Zoom (the event was held via Zoom in order to adhere to the health and safety protocols established by the Ministry of Health to reduce/limit the community spread of COVID-19), Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie A. Campbell...

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Cultural stars align for Urban Renewal’s Cultural Icons Awards - Jul 27, 2021 - 3:45:24 PM

The Urban Renewal Commission hosted its inaugural Independence Cultural Icon Awards Ceremony at Salem Union Baptist Church Hall, Taylor Street, as a key component of the Commission’s Independence anniversary celebrations.

Held under the theme: “Our Culture, Our Foundation” the Icon Awards were divided into National and Community categories and celebrated the cultural contributions/achievements of Bahamians at the national and community levels in the fields of the Arts, Music and Junkanoo...

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Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation returns to 2021 EAA AirVenture Oshkosh Show - Jul 27, 2021 - 12:46:45 PM

The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation (BMOTA) team returns to the 2021 Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture Oshkosh Show, July 25-August 1, in Wisconsin. Last year, the show was cancelled due to the global Covid-19 pandemic. 

Deemed the “World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration,” and the largest aviation show in the world, EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, prior to Covid-19, attracted in excess of 600,000 aviation enthusiasts, 10,000 aircraft and almost 1,000 media professionals from around the world... 

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Elma Garraway pays tribute to Constance Miller for her work in Girl Guides Association - Jul 27, 2021 - 9:35:56 AM

Mrs. Elma Garraway, Deputy to the Governor General, gave a Tribute to Ms. Constance Miller honouring Ms. Miller for 48 years of dedicated service to the Bahamas Girl Guides Association's 32nd Unit during a luncheon at the Church of the Most Holy Trinity on Saturday, July 24, 2021...

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