GB attorney 'found dead in swimming pool'

GB attorney 'found dead in swimming pool' WELL-known Grand Bahama attorney Jethro Miller is believed to have been found unresponsive in a swimming pool at his residence on Sunday.

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Startup Huddle Launches in Nassau, Bahamas
Startup Huddle Launches in Nassau, Bahamas The Global Entrepreneurship Network is excited to announce the opening of a new Startup Huddle chapter in Nassau, Bahamas to support the growth of the local startup community while crowdsourcing advice and support for its entrepreneurs. Nassau joins a global network of more than 60 Startup Huddle chapters world-wide and will host its first event on May 29, at 5pm at Green Parrot Bar and Grill, East Bay Street.

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19 young children and two adults dead in School Shooting
19 young children and two adults dead in School Shooting Parents waited late into the night for dead children to be identified after Texas elementary school massacre

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All ‘Ashore’ at Staniel Cay for BNT Exuma Park Fundraising Event
All Ashore at Staniel Cay for BNT Exuma Park Fundraising Event The Bahamas National Trust (BNT) continued their transition back to in-person events with the return of the Ashore fundraiser in benefit of the Exuma Cays Land & Sea Park (ECLSP), hosted last weekend in Staniel Cay, Exuma.

The ECLSP is the world’s first - and oldest - land and sea park, and one of 32 national parks managed by the BNT. It has been a paradigm for marine protected areas (MPAs) globally.

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W&S Create Chaos During Peak Time
WS Create Chaos During Peak Time During the morning rush hour Water and Sewerage created chaos and long delays on Shirley Street

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Dignified Girl Project Expands To Andros With New Hygiene Kits
Dignified Girl Project Expands To Andros With New Hygiene Kits Every month, the Dignified Girl Project (DGP) provides, without discrimination, free menstrual kits inclusive of pads, panty liners and soap, along with undergarment kits of new singlets, bras and underwear, to young women and girls across the country.

Following its successful programme introduction on North, Central and South Eleuthera, the non-profit organization’s distribution efforts have also expanded to Mangrove Cay, Andros.

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Insurance Commission Partners With Lupus 242 For Second Consecutive Year
Insurance Commission Partners With Lupus 242 For Second Consecutive Year For the second consecutive year, the Insurance Commission of The Bahamas has partnered with Lupus 242 for lupus awareness month. This year marks a decade since the local non-profit has set out to raise awareness and provide support to its members. Thanks to the generous donation from the Insurance Commission, Lupus 242 will, once again, assist group members with the purchase of medication and pharmaceutical supplies.

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SEVEN DAY FORECAST FOR THE BAHAMAS from 23rd May to 26th May 2022
SEVEN DAY FORECAST FOR THE BAHAMAS from 23rd May to 26th May 2022 General Situation: Abundant tropical moisture streaming across the Bahamas interacting with an upper-level disturbance approaching the area from the Gulf of Mexico will continue to promote an unsettled weather pattern across the Islands today. Through Sunday, high pressure centered in the Atlantic will gradually build across the Bahamas to support gentle to moderate winds while a drier airmass moves in across the Archipelago. High pressure will continue to expand westwards and dominate the weather pattern, supporting moderate to occasionally fresh winds and warmer temperatures through the upcoming week.

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BAHAMAS STRIPING GROUP OF COMPANIES SET TO FEED 300 NURSES
Nurses deserve more than just a “thank you” for all they contribute to the medical profession and the patients they care for 24/7. Bahamas Striping Group of Companies (BSGC) knows that appreciation is a good place to start.

As the company celebrates its thirteenth anniversary and in its continued commitment to giving back to the Bahamian community, BSGC plans to celebrate nurses and the work they’ve done during the pandemic and beyond, by treating three hundred (300) nurses to lunch at the end of the month at Manuelo’s Restaurant.

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A Severe Weather Warning in Effect for Bimini and Weather Watch for Grand Bahama
A Severe Weather Warning in Effect for Bimini and Weather Watch for Grand Bahama THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY HAS ISSUED A SEVERE WEATHER WARNING FROM 4:10 PM EDT UNTIL 6:10 PM, FRIDAY 20TH MAY 2022.

A SEVERE WEATHER WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR BIMINI ALONG WITH ITS ADJACENT WATERS.

A SEVERE WEATHER WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR GRAND BAHAMA ISLAND.

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SCOTIABANK BAHAMAS INTRODUCES INCLUSIVE PARENTAL LEAVE POLICY
SCOTIABANK BAHAMAS INTRODUCES INCLUSIVE PARENTAL LEAVE POLICY Scotiabank today announced that it will be adopting a new standard for parental leave for employees. The enhanced offering will include increased fully paid leave for all parents welcoming a new child, including adoptive parents, legal guardians and parents who have given birth.

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A Severe Thunderstorm Warning In Effect For Grand Bahama
A Severe Thunderstorm Warning In Effect For Grand Bahama THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY HAS ISSUED A SEVERE WEATHER WARNING FROM 4:30 AM EDT UNTIL 6:30 AM, FRIDAY 20TH MAY 2022.

A SEVERE WEATHER WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR GRAND BAHAMA ALONG WITH ITS ADJACENT WATERS.

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BAMSI EMPLOYEES TO ACCESS INTERNATIONAL TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
BAMSI EMPLOYEES TO ACCESS INTERNATIONAL TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYEES of the Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science Institute (BAMSI) will now be able to access training offered by the Thailand International Cooperation Agency. The Agency provides free online courses in a number of areas including sustainable agriculture, food technology, climate change, the environment and also health related courses.

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BAMSI OFFICIAL MEETS WITH BAHAMIAN DIPLOMAT
BAMSI OFFICIAL MEETS WITH BAHAMIAN DIPLOMAT IN A MOVE to elevate its position in the global academic arena, Senator, Dr. Erecia Hepburn, President of the Bahamas Agriculture & Marine Science Institute (BAMSI) recently met with Eugene Newry, (Acting) Director General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to gain a better understanding of how to successfully negotiate partnerships and arrangements with international organisations.

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UPDATE ON COVID-19 RELATED DEATHS
UPDATE ON COVID-19 RELATED DEATHS The Ministry of Health & Wellness wishes to clarify that there is no increase in the number of recent deaths caused by COVID-19. Deaths added to the count have been the reclassification of deaths under investigation that occurred in the second, third and fourth waves.

As part of its processes to ensure accurate reporting of data, the National Surveillance Unit, has undertaken to resolve the number of deaths under investigation that occurred during the pandemic. Two recent exercises have been completed. In the first exercise...

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A Severe Weather Warning in Effect for Andros, Eleuthera, New Providence, Cat Island and Exuma
A Severe Weather Warning in Effect for Andros, Eleuthera, New Providence, Cat Island and Exuma THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY HAS RE-ISSUED A SEVERE WEATHER WARNING FROM 1:30 PM EDT UNTIL 3:30 PM, THURSDAY 19TH MAY 2022.

A SEVERE WEATHER WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR NORTH ANDROS, CENTRAL AND SOUTH ELEUTHERA, AND EXUMA CAYS, ALONG WITH THEIR ADJACENT WATERS.

A SEVERE WEATHER WATCH IS NOW IN EFFECT OF NEW PROVIDENCE AND CAT ISLAND AND THEIR ADJACENT WATERS.

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Housing Minister Signs Historic Agreement for 200-homes for Phase I in the Renaissance at Carmichael Housing Development
Housing Minister Signs Historic Agreement for 200-homes for Phase I in the Renaissance at Carmichael Housing Development Minister of Transport and Housing the Hon. JoBeth Coleby-Davis signed an historic funding agreement today paving the way for a groundbreaking in the coming weeks for a 365-lot subdivision off Carmichael Road consisting of up to 200 homes in its first phase.

The signing took place in the Office of the Prime Minister during a full-court press conference that included a video of the 70-acre development, site drawings and the unveiling of a community that the Minister referred to as setting a new standard in affordable housing.

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Data Protection Event Sparks Call for CARICOM Umbrella Legislation
Data Protection Event Sparks Call for CARICOM Umbrella Legislation Regional data protection experts are recommending the need for umbrella legislation to govern the evolution of data protection laws across the Caribbean. The call was echoed by participants of Cloud Carib’s virtual webinar held this week on the expectations and realities of regional data protection laws. More than 130 virtual attendees from Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana, and the United States participated in the Data Protection Act webinar. While acknowledging the rate of progress surrounding data protection legislation, Cloud Carib Director of Public Sector Eamonn Sheehy and Data Protection Advisor Rishi Maharaj both insisted that a greater push was needed for the establishment of a CARICOM-sanctioned umbrella legislation that could effectively create a standard operating procedure for all its members.

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SCOTIABANK CHAMPIONS ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION AMONG YOUTH, PLANTS TREES IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS
SCOTIABANK CHAMPIONS ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION AMONG YOUTH, PLANTS TREES IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS To mark the local observance of Earth Day 2022 last month, Scotiabank Bahamas engaged in tree planting exercises at three primary schools across the Bahamas.

Some 50 fruit and shade tree seedlings were planted by the Bank’s executives and students from the three schools – Garvin Tynes Primary School in Carmichael, the Ridgeline Primary School in East and Solider and the Hugh Campbell Primary School in Freeport.

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR - LEVEL OF JUDICIAL PROPRIETY
LETTER TO THE EDITOR - LEVEL OF JUDICIAL PROPRIETY Over a 30-plus year career in law and as a former magistrate, I am pleased to say there has been a steady positive evolution in both our judiciary and our jurisprudence. Unlike in the past, the present complement of our judiciary each possesses the comportment and temperament the esteemed position demands. They are in all respects judicious, something which those of us who are senior attorneys truly appreciate.

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A Severe Weather Warning in Effect for Andros, Long Island and Exuma
A Severe Weather Warning in Effect for Andros, Long Island and Exuma A SEVERE WEATHER WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR NORTH ANDROS, NORTH LONG ISLAND AND GREAT EXUMA, ALONG WITH THEIR ADJACENT WATERS.

A SEVERE WEATHER WATCH IS NOW IN EFFECT OF RUM CAY AND SAN SALVADOR AND THEIR ADJACENT WATERS.

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