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News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Ministry of Disaster Preparedness has faced significant challenges - Oct 30, 2020 - 9:18:50 PM


The newly established Ministry of Disaster Preparedness, Management and Reconstruction has, along with the rest of the country, faced significant challenges due to Hurricane Dorian followed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Minister of State for the Ministry of Disaster Preparedness, Management and Reconstruction, the Hon. Iram Lewis, during his report on Thursday, October 29, described the challenges as “unprecedented” making note of climate change and the global pandemic.
 
The Minister outlined the various steps being taken by Government to help strengthen not only the building codes...

Health

Indigenous and Afro-descendant voices must be front and center of COVID-19 response in the Americas, says PAHO - Oct 30, 2020 - 8:38:46 PM


If no one is to be left behind during the COVID-19 pandemic, efforts must be stepped up to ensure a strong and coordinated response with indigenous organizations and leaders, Deputy Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Mary Lou Valdez, said today.
 
Speaking at the first of two High-Level Regional Meetings – The Impact of COVID-19 on indigenous peoples in the region of the Americas: Perspectives and opportunities, Valdez emphasized the health inequalities faced by these populations...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Ministry of National Security Hosts Webinar to Launch Youth Initiative - Oct 30, 2020 - 8:35:31 PM


After a three-year delay, including the set back as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the new Revive Academy is set to commence. The program is being offered by The Ministry of National Security via its Citizens Security & Justice Program (CSJP) and is being offered to unemployed and at-risk youths in the age range of 15-29 years.

It will focus on four core areas including: soft skills, numeracy and literacy development, hospitality and retail training as well as technical trade’s development...

Community : Obituaries

Statement of condolences to Deputy Prime Minister on behalf of the IDB’s Country Representative - Oct 30, 2020 - 7:12:12 PM


At this time, we at the Inter-American Development Bank Country Office Bahamas extend our condolences to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Hon. K. Peter Turnquest on the passing of his mother.

We know this moment is filled with profound sadness and emotions and we extend our deepest sympathies to his family...

News : International

Baleària Caribbean postpones November 5th reopening sailing - Oct 30, 2020 - 4:55:27 PM


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Today, the South Florida based ferry company, Baleària Caribbean, has announced that they will postpone their scheduled November 5th, 2020 passenger transport reopening date until further notice. 

The company stated that they came to this decision after further discussions with Government and Tourism officials.  All parties agree that it is important to ensure that they are ready to properly and safely receive passengers in all areas, both air and cruise ports...

Community : Abaco

GER3 helping to build Abaco back better - Oct 30, 2020 - 4:05:37 PM


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For some, the road to recovery a year after Hurricane Dorian has been a hard fought one, wrought with tears, heartache, mixed emotions and bitter-sweet memories. But it is the generosity of relief organizations like Global Emergency Relief Recovery and Reconstruction (GER3) that have helped to make the last year for residents in Grand Bahama and Abaco bearable.

“It was like God had GER3 waiting for me,” said Sitha Silien, 28, who lived in an area in Marsh Harbour, Abaco, known as ThePea...

News : International : Caribbean News

Financial Institutions Sensitised on RE and EE Support Mechanisms - Oct 30, 2020 - 2:14:36 PM


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Financial institutions across the Caribbean Community this week had the opportunity to learn more about project support systems and tools within the renewable energy and energy efficiency space.

Although renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies have seen notable decreases in cost, leading to significantly lower capital needed to invest in new systems, financing renewable energy projects remains a major difficulty in the region...

News : International : Caribbean News

St. Lucia Government announces Stricter Protocols to Address COVID-19 Community Spread - Oct 30, 2020 - 1:55:38 PM


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Given the current status of active COVID-19 cases and projections, the Government of Saint Lucia is implementing protocols in order to curb the spread of COVID-19 to be effective today, Friday October 30th 2020 and to remain in effect for the next 30 DAYS.

On the recommendations by the Chief Medical Officer (CMO), the Command Centre and following a consultative session with the National Emergency Management Advisory Committee (NEMAC) and various stakeholders...

Sales & Promotions

Grand Bahama Wines & Spirits Silent Sale - Extended Oct. 31st - Oct 30, 2020 - 12:45:54 PM


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Grand Bahama Wines & Spirits Silent Sale One for $30, Two for $30 and Three for $30 ...

Sale Extended October 31st

Grand Bahama Wines & Spirits Located West Mall Drive, Freeport (Next to Paint Fair)...

News : International

COVID-19 could set back 10 years of progress against child labour in Latin America and the Caribbean - Oct 30, 2020 - 11:09:41 AM


The Network of Focal Points of the Regional Initiative Latin America and the Caribbean Free of Child Labour launched its 6th Annual Meeting today, to assess the progress in the implementation of its Strategic Plan and define priorities for the COVID-19 response and recovery stages, within the broader context of preparing for 2021, the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Restoring fiscal stability depends on safe reopening of economy - Oct 30, 2020 - 8:05:53 AM


The necessary reinstatement of curfews and lockdowns for the entire month of August exerted significant pressure on the country’s fiscal position in the first quarter of the 2020/21 Fiscal Year (FY), according to preliminary estimates published in the First Quarter Fiscal Snapshot and Report for FY 2020/21.

Revenue fell by 45.5% or $251.4 million compared to the same period during the previous fiscal year. Expenditures, on the other hand, increased moderately...

News

The IDB’s Pivot Event Closes With Unveiling of Caribbean Moonshots - Oct 29, 2020 - 10:32:13 PM


After two weeks working together to develop big ideas for the Caribbean, the Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB) Pivot Event closes with the reveal of nine moonshots for the future of the region – with input from the four Bahamians selected as a part of the team leading the idea series...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

National Symbols and Coat of Arms - Oct 29, 2020 - 9:19:18 PM


The Ministry of National Security wishes to advise the general public that all persons whose dire is to use the National Symbols: the National Flag and/or Coat of Arms or any part thereof including the colours on any articles/things/goods to be produced, distributed, sold or imported in The Bahamas, whether in connection with any business/calling/trade or profession on an annual basis MUST obtain a license or written permission from the Minister of National Security as stated in Section 4...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

National Report by Minister of State Iram Lewis - Oct 29, 2020 - 8:45:08 PM


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Please see enclosed Remarks by Minister of State for Disaster Preparedness, Management and Reconstruction, the Hon. Iram Lewis in his National Report, October 29, 2020:

My Fellow Bahamians,

Good Afternoon.

I begin by taking this opportunity to thank the hard-working and dedicated staff of The Ministry of Disaster Preparedness, Management and Reconstruction, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA)
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News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Update #212 - Ministry of Health - COVID-19 Report - Oct 29, 2020 - 8:42:36 PM


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Grand Bahama 740; Abaco 168; Bimini & Cat Cay
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News : Ministry of Tourism Updates

Nothing Beats The Bahamas: The tropical destination launches New Extended-Stay Program - Oct 29, 2020 - 7:05:52 PM


The days of daydreaming of paradise from your makeshift home office or classroom are over. The Islands of The Bahamas announced its new Bahamas Extended Access Travel Stay (BEATS) program, a one-year residency permit designed to allow professionals and students to pack their laptop and their swimwear as they march to the island rhythm of their own drum, remotely, from The Bahamas...

Community

University of The Bahamas publishes Volume 26 of International Journal of Bahamian Studies - Oct 29, 2020 - 6:22:54 PM


Scholarly analysis on the prevalence of Haitian stigmatization in The Bahamas, the relationship between religiosity and Bahamian gambling impulses, and the efficacy of corporal punishment in Bahamian schools, headline the 2020 edition of the University of The Bahamas’ (UB) premier scholarly publication.   

The 26th volume of UB’s International Journal of Bahamian Studies (IJBS) was officially published on Friday, 23rd October, 2020...

News

RBDF salutes first female entry - Oct 29, 2020 - 3:15:17 PM


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The Royal Bahamas Defence Force salutes the first group of females to enlist in the organization 35 years ago.

Under the leadership of Commodore Livingstone Leon Smith, this first woman entry was allowed to enlist on 28 October 1985. Following a group of former Police Marines who transferred, and a total of 17 all-male entries, the time had come to enlist women into the organization...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Daylight Saving Time ends November 1 - Oct 29, 2020 - 2:58:37 PM


The Cabinet Office advises that Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November 1, 2020 at 2:00 a.m., when The Bahamas reverts to Eastern Standard Time....

News : New Providence

Amidst Covid-19, local company launches online training in Anti-Money Laundering - Oct 29, 2020 - 2:33:35 PM


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Local risk and compliance company Accord Services announces the launch of AccordReady©, The Bahamas’ first digital training solution designed to help financial professionals manage the threat of financial crimes, including anti-money laundering, terrorist financing, and fraud.

“Financial crime is a serious problem worldwide, with the estimated annual cost of money laundering and associated crimes between US$1.4 trillion to US$3.5 trillion,” stated Tyrone Neely, Accord Services President...

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