President of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent
Societies (IFRC), Francesco Rocca, led a delegation to visit the storm
ravaged communities of Abaco on Friday, September 20, 2019. Joining the
delegation was President of the Bahamas Red Cross Society, Mrs. Terez
A press conference was held following the visit, at
Odyssey Aviation. Mr. Rocca said what they saw in Abaco was 'shocking'
and 'unprecedented'; however, he believed that the Red Cross, along with
other agencies, were ready and willing to assist in the recovery
process. He said that while the task at hand was a daunting one...
NEWS ITEM ON
TROPICAL STORM JERRY ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 12:00 PM SUNDAY 22ND, SEPTEMBER 2019…JERRY CONTINUES NORTH-NORTHWESTWARD …
NEWS ITEM ON
TROPICAL STORM KAREN ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 12:00 PM SUNDAY 22ND, SEPTEMBER 2019… KAREN BRINGING GUSTY WINDS AND HEAVY RAINFALL TO PORTIONS OF THE SOUTHERN WINDWARD ISLANDS …
Following the passage of Hurricane Dorian, Anthony Robinson, President
and CEO of Focol Holdings Limited, led a Sun Oil team on an assessment
visit to the island. Robinson says, “Our hearts are broken for the
people of Abaco and our commitment to the restoration of fuel services
on the island is unquestionable. Since the passage of Hurricane Dorian,
and now, our team of dedicated professional have been relentless in
their commitment to provide quality petroleum products to the community
As the national effort to rebuild and restore the islands impacted by
Hurricane Dorian, MIYA Bahamas, - on Thursday, September 19, the company
represented by Miya Bahamas Project Manager, Mario Tavera, made a
donation of 15 thousand dollars to NEMA to assist, with the donated
funds specifically earmarked to help rebuild and refurbish the Reverse
Osmosis (RO) Plant in Marsh Harbour, Abaco which was decimated by the
major storm. As the work continues...
THIS IS A PUBLIC FORECAST FOR TODAY AND
TONIGHT SUNDAY 22ND SEPTEMBER 2019 ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF
METEOROLOGY AT 6AM
GENERAL SITUATION: LOW TO MID LEVEL TROUGHING
ALONG WITH A MOIST, UNSTABLE AIRMASS CONTINUES TO SUPPORT UNSETTLED
WEATHER ACROSS THE ISLANDS…MEANWHILE, THE COMBINATION OF BRISK WINDS AND
SWELLS MAINTAIN HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS FOR BOATERS THROUGH TONIGHT...
The Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation®, in collaboration with the
University of Central Florida Rosen College of Hospitality Management
and thanks to the generosity of Top Stop Music, presented a Latin
GRAMMY® Master Series educational program today.
event Latin GRAMMY® winner and GRAMMY® nominee Aymée Nuviola shared with
students her career experiences and her diverse skill set, which allows
her to perform in different genres, from salsa, bachata...
The Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas is aware of a number
of false reports circulating on social media about the mistreatment of
non-Bahamians in the wake of Hurricane Dorian that affected the islands
of Abaco and Grand Bahama.
In particular, there is a video of
purported violence by Bahamians against Haitians. It is a false
accusation that this incident took place in The Bahamas.
residents evacuated from the affected islands requiring housing are in
safe and secure shelters provided by the Government of The Bahamas...
An all-female panel opened the 12th Women’s Affairs Ministers Meeting
(WAMM) in Nairobi, 34 years after the first such event featured an
WAMM has been held every three years since 1985
and provides the opportunity for ministers, senior officials, civil
society, private sector and partner agencies to explore and agree on
workable strategies and solutions to tackle gender disparities...
Gathered at the Eighth Inter-American Meeting of Ministers of Culture,
which took place in Barbados on September 19 and 20, the authorities of
the member countries of the Organization of American States (OAS)
approved today the Declaration of Bridgetown on “Strengthening of the
creative economy and culture sector: Repositioning the culture sector to
secure sustainable development.” The Declaration stresses the
importance of harnessing the power of the creative economy and the
culture sector to support jobs and growth...
Preparations for Operation Relief Saturday are in full swing. The event will be held
September 20 at Independence Park from noon to 6 p.m. The primary objective is to
distribute more supplies, food, plus provide access to critical services and to provide
uplifting activities for families.
NEMA PREPARING NEW WAREHOUSE SITE
The new location of a warehouse for the Grand Bahama National Emergency
Management Agency (NEMA) is almost ready. This is a 22,000 square foot facility on
The Organization of American States (OAS) and the Salvadoran government
signed two agreements to establish the International Commission against
Impunity in El Salvador (CICIES) in a ceremony at OAS headquarters in
The OAS Secretary General, Luis Almagro,
congratulated the President of El Salvador for promoting this initiative
and highlighted the experience in the field that the hemispheric
institution will contribute to the project. "CICIES works under the
principle of absolute independence...
The Organization of American States (OAS) and the Global Partnership for
the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC) today signed a cooperation
agreement that aims to stimulate the role of civil society and regional
organizations in the promotion of peace and the prevention of violent
Following the signing of the agreement, the Secretary
General of the OAS, Luis Almagro, said “I am certain that this new era
of cooperation with GPPAC will yield new synergies and open
opportunities for a more efficient...
His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith, Governor General
(centre), received the president, Philip Archer (seated) and Executive
Branch of the National Association of Justices of the Peace in a
courtesy call at Government House on Thursday, September 19, 2019.
Her Excellency Mrs. Clara Smith, wife of the Governor General, along her
daughter-in-law Charlene Smith, and Kim Sawyer, Deputy Director,
Department of Social Services presented children, who were displaced by
Cat 5 Hurricane Dorian, with teddy bears at their shelters, September
The initiative was spearheaded by seven-year-old
Caitlyn Boyer, great grand-daughter of Their Excellencies, the Most Hon.
Cornelius A. Smith, Governor General, and Mrs. Clara Smith, and
grand-daughter of their son and his wife, Clayton and Charlene Smith of
Freeport, Grand Bahama...