Press Releases

Prime Minister Minnis speaks with US Pastor Joel Osteen

September 16, 2019

Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis spoke with Texas-based pastor, televangelist and author Joel Osteen today (16 September) from the Office of the Prime Minister...

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National Oil Spill Contingency Advisory Committee Convened re Oil Spill in Grand Bahama

September 16, 2019

A National Oil Spill Contingency Advisory Committee (NOSCAC) convened September 16, 2019 to provide oversight and direction of NEMA's initiatives to manage an oil spill that occurred at Equinor storage and transshipment terminal, South Riding Point, Grand Bahama, during Hurricane Dorian...

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First part of Cuba's humanitarian aid for victims of Hurricane Dorian arrives in The Bahamas.

September 16, 2019

The first part of Cuba's humanitarian aid, for Bahamians affected by Hurricane Dorian arrived this afternoon in The Bahamas. Raciel Proenza, Deputy General Director for Economic Collaboration of the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Investment, officially handed over the donation...

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NEMA Morning Briefs - September 16, 2019

September 16, 2019

Over the past two weeks, our country has been through a traumatic experience dealing with the impact of the second strongest hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic and the strongest hurricane ever recorded in The Bahamas...

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India gives $1 million to Hurricane Dorian Relief Effort

September 16, 2019

Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis accepted a $1 million contribution from the Government of India that will go toward Hurricane Dorian relief efforts...

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Campbell applauds efforts of public service employees, including shelter management teams, in Dorian’s aftermath

September 16, 2019

Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie Campbell, Sunday applauded the efforts of the thousands of public service employees throughout The Bahamas whom he said have gone “above and beyond” the call of duty in responding to the needs of the thousands of persons displaced and otherwise affected by the monster Hurricane Dorian...

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NEMA takes relief supplies directly to the doors of affected residents

September 16, 2019

NEMA took hurricane relief supplies directly to the residents of Grand Bahama in “Operation Relief Saturday,” September 14, 2019.

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Paving the Path to Youths’ Success

September 16, 2019

Whether it’s a ninth grader in search of a club for teens with highly varied aspirations and capabilities or a high school senior looking to grow as an individual and as a leader, the Governor General’s Youth Award (GGYA) is helping young people start the school year off right, offering a programme with an exceptional track record of placing youths on a path to success...

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Bahamas Football Association sends its first shipment of donations to Freeport Grand Bahama

September 16, 2019

Bahamas Football Association sends its first shipment of donations to Freeport Grand Bahama as it seeks to help their Football families hard hit by Hurricane Dorian. The boxes of supplies were donated from the local soccer community made up of sponsors, Clubs and patrons of the game...

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Stament from The Minister of Housing and the Environment

September 16, 2019

The Minister of Housing and the Environment has issued a Prohibition to Build Order for The Mudd, Pigeon Pea, Sand Bank and Farm Road community areas located on the island of Abaco, with immediate effect...

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Grand Bahama Disaster Foundation Brings Relief to Residents Impacted by Hurricane Dorian

September 16, 2019

In the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, the Grand Bahama Disaster Relief Foundation (GBDRF) - the organization formed by the Directors of Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) to oversee relief efforts - quickly sprang into action to meet the needs of impacted residents...

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The Department of Rehabilitative Welfare Services Updates Displaced Registration Location

September 16, 2019

The Department of Rehabilitative Welfare Services announced Saturday, September 14, 2019 that the displaced persons registration desk at Odyssey Aviation is now closed...

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Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture presents awards for 2018 Junior Junkanoo Competition

September 16, 2019

The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture (MOYSC) recognized schools throughout The Bahamas for their accomplishments in the 2018 Junior Junkanoo Competition, Thursday, September 12th, 2019 at the National Training Agency, Gladstone Road...

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Visit of the UN Secretary General to the Island of Abaco

September 16, 2019

The Secretary General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres visited The Bahamas, arriving Friday, September 13, uring which he had meetings with Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis, participated in a press conference, and visited the island of Abaco where he saw first-hand the devastation by Hurricane Dorian. Photos show his visit to Abaco...

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PAHO Officials Pay Courtesy Call on the Governor General

September 16, 2019

Governor General His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith welcomed board members of the Pan American Health Organization and the World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) in a courtesy call at Government House, September 13, 2019....

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Dr. Duane Sands Meets with Pan American Health Organization Executives

September 16, 2019

The Ministry of Health welcomed Pan American Health Organization Director Dr. Carissa Etienne on September 13, 2019. Dr. Etienne participated in meetings with Minister of Health, the Hon. Dr. Duane Sands and PAHO Country Representative Dr. Esther de Gourville at the Ministry. Ministry of Health and PAHO team members were also present, in discussions on the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian...

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State Recognized Funeral for the Hon. Mr. Justice (Retired) Emmanuel Osadebay

September 16, 2019

A State Recognized Funeral was held for the Hon. Mr. Justice (Retired) Emmanuel E. Osadebay at St. Agnes Anglican Church, Baillou Hill Road, on Friday, September 13, 2019. Interment was at St. Agnes Cemetery...

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Severe Weather Warning - Monday September 16, 2019
Severe Weather Warning - Monday September 16, 2019

September 16, 2019

THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY HAS ISSUED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FROM 10:25 AM EDT UNTIL 12:25 PM MONDAY 16TH SEPTEMBER 2019...

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UN Secretary-General commends NEMA on rapid response in wake of Hurricane Dorian

September 16, 2019

Secretary General of the United Nations António Guterres commended the National Emergency Management Agency and The Bahamas Government at large, on its response in the wake of Hurricane Dorian...

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A Tribute to Mr. John Chipman M.B.E.
A Tribute to Mr. John Chipman (M.B.E.)

September 16, 2019

Bahamian ​Junkanoo Legend, John “Chippie” Chipman passed away on Monday September 9t​ h​, 2019 at 90 years of age. His career spanned more than six decades. The world knows Bahamian Culture due to the life and works of Mr. Chipman. He would have touched every continent with his goatskin drum, and has earned his reputation as a prolific Junkanooer, dancer and champion drummer...

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