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Minister Lewis holds first meeting with Youth Division - Mar 4, 2021 - 1:45:55 PM


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Newly-appointed Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Iram Lewis joined Permanent Secretary Eugene Poitier and Under Secretary Montez Williams in meeting with Head of the Youth Division Sandena Neely and technical officers in that division, on March 3, 2021, at the Ministry's offices on University Boulevard.  There was also a virtual presentation with the Grand Bahama office and a group photo with division members.  Among youth programmes discussed were: Youth Ambassadors; Youth Leaders' Certification; Fresh-Start; Job Ready; and Be Inspired...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

PAHO-WHO donates tablets to the Over-the-Hill Community Development Partnership - Mar 4, 2021 - 11:40:28 AM


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The Pan American Health Organization and World Health Organization (PAHO-WHO) donated 11 tablets to the Over-the-Hill Community Development Partnership Initiative of Office of the Prime Minister to facilitate hybrid learning at the Centreville Overtown Community Center. 

PAHO-WHO’s collaboration with the Over-the Hill Community Development Partnership Initiative commenced in 2018...

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Daylight Saving Time Begins on Sunday, March 14 - Mar 4, 2021 - 11:12:18 AM


The Cabinet Office wishes to advise the general public that Daylight Saving Time will commence on Sunday, March 14, 2021 at 2:00 a.m. and will continue until 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 7, 2021

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Minister Lewis Meets with Sports Department - Mar 4, 2021 - 9:25:24 AM


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Newly-appointed Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Iram Lewis joined Permanent Secretary Eugene Poitier and Under Secretary Montez Williams in meeting with officers of the Ministry's Sports Department, on March 3, 2021, at the Ministry's Head Office, on University Boulevard.  Among topics discussed were ongoing programmes under the purview of the Department and Minister Lewis' input on future sports initiatives...

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Minister Lewis Makes surprise visit to National Stadium and the Aquatics Centre - Mar 3, 2021 - 10:45:08 PM


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Newly-appointed Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Iram Lewis made a surprise visit to the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium and Betty Kelly Kenning Aquatics Center, on March 2, 2021.  He interacted with student athletes, parents, coaches, and administrators -- including President of the BAAA Drumeco Archer.  Minister Lewis also had a brief impromptu talk with members of his Ministry's custodial staff that day. 

(Photos Courtesy: MYSC)...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Presentation of Letter of Appointment to Dr. William F. Pickard, Bahamas’ Honorary Consul, Michigan, USA - Mar 3, 2021 - 8:31:18 PM


Dr. William F. Pickard, The Bahamas’ Honorary Consul to Michigan, USA, received his Letter of Commission from the Hon. Darren A. Henfield, M.P., Minister of Foreign Affairs this morning at the Ministry’s Headquarters, Goodman’s Bay Corporate Centre.

On hand for the presentation were, His Excellency Sidney Collie, Bahamas’ Ambassador to the United States, Mr. Peter Deveaux-Isaacs...

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US Embassy Charge d'Affaires Usha Pitts pays courtesy call on the Attorney General - Mar 3, 2021 - 5:38:10 PM


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Recently-appointed Charge d'Affaires of the Embassy of the United States of America, Usha E. Pitts paid a courtesy call on Senator the Hon. Carl Bethel, QC, Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs on March 3, 2021 at the Ministry. 

(BIS Photo/Ulric Woodside)...


Community

RBDF Blood Drive - Mar 3, 2021 - 11:30:55 AM


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Members of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force recently partnered with the Public Hospital Authority to conduct a Blood Drive on Thursday, February 25th, 2021 at the Carmichael Road Detention Centre facility. 

The drive, which enforces the Commander Defence Force, Commodore Raymond King’s strategic objective of strengthening relationships with local agencies and the community at large in the spirit of giving, was organized by Commander Natasha Miller, Commanding Officer for the RBDF’s Military Police and Force Protection Unit... 

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RBPF Holds Church Service - Mar 3, 2021 - 10:33:07 AM


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Ministry of National Security's Acting Permanent Secretary Cheryl Darville and Deputy Permanent Secretary Lisa Adderley joined Commissioner of Police Paul Rolle and officers of the Royal Bahamas Police Force at the RBPF Church Service and Unveiling of the Commissioner's Flag, on March 1, 2021, at the Golden Gates World Outreach Ministries, Carmichael Road.

(BIS Photos / Eric Rose)...

Community : Grand Bahama

Seafood Rake n' Scrape Wednesday - Tonight - Mar 3, 2021 - 10:06:13 AM


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Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - Tonight at Caribbean Barrel Restaurant & Sport Bar it's Seafood Rake n Scrape Wednesday with Leo Saunders & Tropical Waves Live! 10% discount on all Seafood Plus FREE Conch Salad samples from 6PM! Caribbean Barrel Restaurant & Sport Bar next to Bell Channel Inn. @caribarrel

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Cabinet Office: Appointment of Minister of State - Mar 2, 2021 - 7:42:03 PM


The Cabinet Office informs the general public that the Prime Minister has advised His Excellency the Governor-General to appoint Mrs. Pakesia Parker-Edgecombe, M.P., Parliamentary Secretary, in the Office of the Prime Minister, as Minister of State for Disaster Preparedness, Management and Reconstruction, in the Office of the Prime Minister, with effect from her taking the oath of office...


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GraceKennedy Money Services Opens New Location in Exuma - Mar 2, 2021 - 3:55:18 PM


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As one bank shuttered its brick-and-mortar operations in Exuma, a money transfer service opened shop over the weekend providing convenient services for those who prefer in person transactions when sending and receiving money.

On Saturday, GraceKennedy Money Services (GKMS) welcomed customers at its newest location, Forbes’ D&Z Customs Brokerage in George Town...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Gov’t revenue boost expected with launch of digital payment solution for charter fees - Mar 2, 2021 - 1:14:40 PM


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The Ministry of Finance concluded an agreement with the OMNI Financial Group and the Association of Bahamas Marinas (OMNI/ABM) to launch a digital payment solution for the collection of charter fees from mega yachts and other charter operators in The Bahamas. 

“This development is extremely significant as we have traditionally seen a lot of revenue leakage in the charter operator space...

News : International : Caribbean News

Sargassum Products for Climate Resilience to mitigate harsh impacts on Caribbean States - Mar 2, 2021 - 12:05:07 PM


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The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) and Plant & Food Research, a New Zealand Crown Research Institute, will host a virtual training workshop on Wednesday, 3 March 2021. The session—which will be conducted with the assistance of Prof Mona Webber of the Marine Science Centre, UWI, Mona Campus, Jamaica—will focus on techniques for harvesting, handling, species identification and processing of Sargassum seaweed for initial evaluation.

It will be attended by the four target countries for field work, The Bahamas...

News

OB/GYN shines spotlight on Endometriosis during Awareness Month - Mar 2, 2021 - 9:37:27 AM

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It is a debilitating reproductive health concern for women. Still, very few persons are talking about it.

“Endometriosis affects persons from all walks of life. There is no discrimination,” said obstetrician and gynecologist, Dr Shamanique Bodie-Williams.

“There is a stigma associated with chronic pain symptoms. You are not going to usually walk around and express how painful your menstrual cycles are...

Columns : Letters to The Editor

Joseph Darville: A sad comment on gender equality in the Bahamas - Mar 2, 2021 - 7:50:34 AM


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With this week’s resignation of Leniesha Rolle, the country now faces a dire situation in which not one single member of the Cabinet of the Bahamas is a woman.

In the 21st Century, this should be unthinkable. This is a sad comment upon, but – we are forced to admit – also a fair reflection of, the truly shameful state of gender rights in this country...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Prime Minister Minnis Remarks: Public Financial Legislation - Economic Plan - Mar 1, 2021 - 10:10:43 PM


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See enclosed remarks by Prime Minister Minnis - Debate on 2020 Fiscal Strategy Report & Public Financial Management, Debt Management, Statistics and Public Procurement Bills, today, in the House of Assembly:

Mr. Speaker,

Last year I told Bahamians that we were in a fight against COVID-19 and a fight to save lives...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Remarks by Prime Minister Minnis at the Swearing in of Iram Lewis as Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture - Mar 1, 2021 - 7:30:02 PM


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See enclosed remarks by Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis at the swearing in of the Hon. Iram Lewis as Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture at the Office of the Governor General, March 1, 2021:

I am pleased that the Hon. Iram Lewis has accepted the appointment as Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture.

On behalf of the Government and people of The Bahamas may I congratulate him on his appointment
...

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Cabinet Office: Chairman - Public Disclosure Commission - Mar 1, 2021 - 7:01:18 PM


The Cabinet Office announces for general information the appointment of Mr. George Carey as Chairman of the Public Disclosure Commission, effective 1st March, 2021.  Mr. Carey replaces Mr. Myles LaRoda who tendered his resignation, effective 18th February, 2021...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Hon. Iram Lewis sworn In as Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture - Mar 1, 2021 - 5:05:40 PM


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The Hon. Iram Lewis was sworn in as Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture by His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Cornelius A. Smith, Governor General, during a ceremony at the Office of the Governor General, One Montagu Place, East Bay Street, on Monday, March 1, 2021. Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis gave remarks. 

(BIS Photos/Letisha Henderson)...


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