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News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

PM's Announcement of Minister of State for Disaster Preparedness, Management and Reconstruction - Sep 22, 2019 - 10:00:47 PM


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Please see remarks today by Prime Minister Minnis re: Announcement of Minister of State for Disaster Preparedness, Management and Reconstruction:
Special Economic Recovery Zones for Abaco and Grand Bahama; and Housing Relocation...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

International Red Cross President Visits Storm-Torn Abaco - Sep 22, 2019 - 8:20:55 PM


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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 Curry.

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...

Bahamas Weather

6 pm News Items on Tropical Storms Jerry and Karen - Sep 22, 2019 - 6:00:10 PM

NEWS ITEM

NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL STORM JERRY ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 6 PM SUNDAY 22ND SEPTEMBER 2019 …  JERRY SHOWING LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH…

AT 5 PM EDT, THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM JERRYWAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 26.7°NORTHAND LONGITUDE 66.9°...

NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL STORM KAREN ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION...

Bahamas Weather

12pm News Items, Tropical Storms Jerry & Karen - Sep 22, 2019 - 12:00:56 PM


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 …

Community : Abaco

Sun Oil Limited provides fuel relief and support for Abaco recovery efforts - Sep 22, 2019 - 11:42:24 AM


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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 of Abaco.”

Community : Grand Bahama

MIYA Bahamas Donates to Abaco’s Dorian Rebuild and the Grand Bahamas’ Children’s Home - Sep 22, 2019 - 11:00:10 AM


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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...

Bahamas Weather

Bahamas Weather Forecast for Sun., Sept. 22 - Sep 22, 2019 - 7:05:05 AM

BAHAMAS PUBLIC FORECAST

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...

Bahamas Weather

News Item on Tropical Storm Karen - Sep 22, 2019 - 7:00:43 AM


NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL STORM KAREN ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 6AM EDT, SUNDAY, 22ND SEPTEMBER, 2019.

…TROPICAL STORM KAREN FORMS JUST EAST OF THE WINDWARD ISLANDS…
…TROPICAL STORM WARNING ISSUED FOR PORTIONS OF THE WINDWARD ISLANDS…

Bahamas Weather

6am News Item on Tropical Storm Jerry - Sep 22, 2019 - 6:30:04 AM


NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL STORM JERRY ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 6AM EDT, SUNDAY, 22ND SEPTEMBER, 2019.

…JERRY TURNS NORTH-NORTHWESTWARD …
AT 5 AM EDT, THE CENTER OF JERRY WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 25.0° NORTH AND LONGITUDE 66.9° WEST OR ABOUT MILES 520 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF BERMUDA...

Entertainment

Aymée Nuviola participates in the Latin Grammy® Master Series at The University of Central Florida - Sep 21, 2019 - 2:15:24 PM


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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. 
 
During the 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...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Gov't responds to video of purported violence by Bahamians against Haitians - Sep 21, 2019 - 1:50:09 AM

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.

All residents evacuated from the affected islands requiring housing are in safe and secure shelters provided by the Government of The Bahamas...

News : International

All-female panel opens meeting of Commonwealth women’s affairs ministers in Kenya - Sep 20, 2019 - 10:25:17 PM


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An all-female panel opened the 12th Women’s Affairs Ministers Meeting (WAMM) in Nairobi, 34 years after the first such event featured an all-male panel.

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...

News : International : Organization of American States (OAS)

Culture Ministers of the Americas approve the declaration of Bridgetown - Sep 20, 2019 - 10:15:47 PM


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...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

NEMA Daily Briefing: Sept. 20 - Sep 20, 2019 - 7:00:04 PM

NEMA Update for Friday, September 20, 2019


OPERATION RELIEF SATURDAY

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 Queen’s Highway...

Bahamas Weather

6pm News Item on Hurricane Jerry - Sep 20, 2019 - 6:00:11 PM


NEWS ITEM

NEWS ITEM ON HURRICANE JERRY ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION AT 6PM EDT, FRIDAY 20TH SEPTEMBER 2019

… JERRY STILL POSES A FLOODING RISK IN PARTS OF THE NORTHERN LEEWARD ISLANDS…

AT 5 PM AST, THE CENTER OF HURRICANE JERRY WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 19.6°NORTH AND LONGITUDE 62.0° WEST OR ABOUT 140 MILES NORTH OF BARBUDA...

News : International : Organization of American States (OAS)

The OAS and El Salvador Create International Commission Against Impunity (CICIES) - Sep 20, 2019 - 5:10:15 PM


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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 Washington, DC.

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...

News : International : Organization of American States (OAS)

OAS and GPPAC Sign Agreement to Promote Peaceful Coexistence - Sep 20, 2019 - 3:45:48 PM


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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 conflict.

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...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

National Association of Justices of the Peace call on the Governor General - Sep 20, 2019 - 3:40:00 PM


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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. 

(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Education Minister in GB to assess readiness of public schools - Sep 20, 2019 - 3:18:44 PM


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Minister of Education, the Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd flew into Grand Bahama on Thursday, September 19, 2019 to inspect the condition of public schools, most of which were devastated by Hurricane Dorian.

Initially, government schools were set to re-open on Monday, September 23, 2019, but that can change once all of the assessments have been made.

“We would like to get school started as soon as possible, but we’re very concerned about the safety of our children,” said Minister Lloyd. “...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Teddy Bears for Children in Shelters - Sep 20, 2019 - 3:00:07 PM


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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 18, 2019.

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...

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