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Scores invest in free BTVI soft skills training - Apr 13, 2021 - 4:13:37 PM


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A comprehensive program, developed and delivered by the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institution (BTVI), has resulted in 135 participants strengthening and gaining new soft skills.

The four-week program, in conjunction with Revive Academy and the Citizen Security and Justice Program (CSJP), included, but were not limited to topics such as communication skills, resume writing, social netiquette, problem solving, time management, critical thinking, personal branding and job search skills...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

COVID-19 vaccine roll-out on Abaco and Abaco Cays - Apr 13, 2021 - 11:40:32 AM


The administration of the COVID-19 vaccine on Abaco and the Abaco Cays will take place from Thursday 15 April to Monday 19 April.

Residents from the following priority groups are eligible to receive the vaccine:

• Healthcare workers;
• Persons 50 years of age and older...

Community

University of The Bahamas UBFIT 5K/10K Race exceeds participation goal - Apr 13, 2021 - 11:20:33 AM


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More than 350 persons participated in the University of The Bahamas (UB) Virtual UBFIT Fun Run Walk Bike Skate Push 5K/10K race that happened over the weekend in a tangible display of support for wellness and the University.

In its fourth year, but the first in a virtual format, the UBFIT race attracted participants in Exuma, Andros, Long Island, New Providence...

Community

A Pawesome Initiative: NPEP and BAARK partner to reduce canine population at the landfill - Apr 13, 2021 - 10:38:54 AM


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The New Providence Ecology Park (NPEP) demonstrated its commitment to support the Bahamas Alliance for Animal Rights to Kindness (BAARK) in its mission to reduce canine homelessness and animal suffering, donating $3,000 to the organization at a cheque presentation held Tuesday, April 6th at the landfill.

Since January 7th, 2021, NPEP and BAARK have worked together to reduce the number of canines at the landfill, successfully spaying and neutering more than 50 dogs...

Entertainment

K.B. releases new single - Das Why We Savin’ Da Bays - Apr 13, 2021 - 8:36:42 AM


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Bahamian recording artist and producer Kirkland ‘KB’ Bodie is not relenting in his pursuit to engage his fans and the wider community in discussions on issues impacting the environment.  Evidence of this is the release of a new single Das Why We Savin’ Da Bays.

Since joining the non-profit environmental group, Save the Bays, and even before that, Bodie has written, produced and performed a number of songs...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Prime Minister Minnis Signs the Book of Condolence in Memory of HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh - Apr 12, 2021 - 10:28:33 PM


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Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis signs the Book of Condolence in memory of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, at the Office of the Governor General on Monday morning, April 12, 2021. 

(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Public Works Minister addresses Abaco Shantytown operations - Apr 12, 2021 - 8:06:16 PM


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Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Works the Hon. Desmond Bannister is appealing to the Bahamian public to follow laws including health and immigration laws, and the building code. 

In a Communication to Parliament Monday, April 12, Minister Bannister addressed recent operations conducted in the Abaco Shantytown and the second phase of the planned operation...


News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

The Governor General signs the Book of Condolence in Memory of HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh - Apr 12, 2021 - 6:23:50 PM


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Governor General His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Cornelius A. Smith signs the Book of Condolence in memory of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, at the Office of the Governor General on Monday morning, April 12, 2021.  (BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

The Governor General receives Letters of Credence - Apr 12, 2021 - 5:32:04 PM


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Governor General His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Cornelius A. Smith received Letters of Credence from His Excellency Lars-Steen Nielsen, Non-resident Ambassador of the Kingdom of Denmark to The Commonwealth of The Bahamas during a virtual presentation at the Office of the Governor-General on Monday, April 12, 2021. 

(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

DNA on COVID-19 Third Wave - Apr 12, 2021 - 4:25:59 PM


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The Democratic National Alliance (DNA) is not surprised by recent reports of a third COVID-19 wave likely to impact The Bahamas. The Minnis administration has failed to implement the best COVID-19 travel strategy to keep the average Bahamian safe and kick start our tourism economy. This is despite the DNA leadership presenting them with a comprehensive COVID-19 plan to effectively mitigate the spread of COVID-19, and fund domestic testing and tracing efforts.

One of our key objectives in sharing our plan with the government was to ultimately prevent or mitigate against another wave...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

PM Miinnis - Presentation on Resolution for the Development of a Subdivision for Young Professionals - Apr 12, 2021 - 3:46:00 PM


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See enclosed Remarks by Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis today in the House of Assembly:Mr. Speaker:

It is important for us as national leaders to have a governing philosophy that guides
our vision and polices on behalf of the people who sent us here.

For the Free National Movement what guides our vision is very clear...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Cabinet Office notice - Apr 12, 2021 - 9:58:22 AM


The Cabinet Office announces for general information that in observance of the official period of mourning on the passing of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, the National Flag will be flown daily at half-mast until sunset on the 17th April, 2021...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

COVID-19 vaccine opened to persons 50 years and over, persons with disabilities, restaurant and retail workers - Apr 12, 2021 - 9:39:24 AM


Persons 50 years of age and over and restaurant and retail workers may begin making appointments to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, effective immediately.

Appointments may be made on https://vax.gov.bs for the following vaccination sites...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Reporting events supposedly attributable to Vaccination or Immunization (ESAVI) after COVID-19 Vaccination - Apr 11, 2021 - 4:32:12 PM


Reporting Events Supposedly Attributable to Vaccination or Immunization (ESAVI) after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine is essential.  These reports assist the Ministry of Health to investigate and determine if the stated symptoms are definitively related to vaccination and provide any necessary support to the person who is experiencing the symptoms.  The public is reminded that events after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Prime Minister Minnis extends condolences on the death of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh - Apr 10, 2021 - 8:34:32 AM


Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis issued the following letter to the Government of the United Kingdom on the passing of His Royal Highness, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh:

“It is with deep sadness and sorrow that we have learnt of the passing of His Royal Highness, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, husband of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II on 9 April 2021...


News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Prime Minister tours Grand Bahama medical facilities - Apr 9, 2021 - 8:26:07 PM


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Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis spent the morning on Friday touring various medical facilities in Grand Bahama.

The first stop was the Rand Memorial Hospital, where he was met by Managing Director of the Public Hospitals Authority Catherine Weech, and Rand Administrator Sharon Williams.  Ms. Weech explained that there are two phases that have deadlines of April 12 for section A and April 19 for section B...

Community : Obituaries

Dr. the Hon. Ewart Brown Press Statement on the Passing of Prince Philip - Apr 9, 2021 - 6:39:13 PM


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See enclosed Statement from Dr. the Hon. Ewart Brown, former Premier of Bermuda on the passing of The Duke of Edinburgh:

Wanda and I would like to extend our deepest condolences to Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family on the passing of The Duke of Edinburgh.

On Prince Philip's visit to Bermuda in 2009, we found him to be thoughtful, engaging, and witty — an energetic and delightful presence for all who encountered him...

Community

BREEF Announces Young Reporters for the Environment 2021 National Competition Winner! - Apr 9, 2021 - 11:25:00 AM


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BREEF is proud to announce St Anne’s School student, Schemia Major as the winner of the 2021 Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) National Competition. Her winning photo entry titled “Who said a Kalik bottle couldn’t be a plant pot?” offers creative thinking to combat pollution and waste by reducing and reusing items that would otherwise be discarded and turning them into something purposeful. Schemia will receive a brand-new GoPro HD camera gifted by BREEF to support her future in environmental reporting. She will now represent The Bahamas in the 2022 Foundation of Environmental Education (FEE) international YRE competition...

News : International : Caribbean News

Saint Lucia extends deepest condolences on passing of HRH Prince Philip - Apr 9, 2021 - 10:58:08 AM


Saint Lucia Extends Deepest Condolences on passing of HRH Prince Philip
The Government of Saint Lucia extends condolences to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the passing of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh.

On behalf of the Government and People of Saint Lucia, Prime Minister Honourable Allen Chastanet extended condolences to the entire Royal Family and the people of the United Kingdom...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates

Ministry of Public Works - Press Statement on Abaco - Apr 9, 2021 - 10:15:29 AM


On Thursday, 8th April, 2021, the Ministry of Public Works (MOPW) coordinated a multi-agency operation, with the assistance and advice of the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF); the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF); Bahamas Customs Department; the Bahamas Department of Immigration; Bahamas Power and Light (BPL); and private sector partners in the unregulated community known as “The Farm” near to Treasure Cay, Abaco...

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Scores invest in free BTVI soft skills training
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The Governor General signs the Book of Condolence in Memory of HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
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