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The 8th Anniversary of the HWPL World Peace Summit
The 8th Anniversary of the HWPL World Peace Summit

September 23, 2022

On Friday, September 23rd, HWPL hosted the 8th Anniversary World Peace Summit. This annual commemoration is held every September, and this year’s event was a chance to celebrate the progress of peace work taking place across the Caribbean region. This year’s gathering commemorated the peace promises made by leaders in politics, religion, journalism, women’s associations, and youth groups.

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Statement from the Office of The Prime Minister on the Prime Ministers Travel to the State Funeral of HM Queen Elizabeth II and UNGA 77th Session
Statement from the Office of The Prime Minister on the Prime Minister’s Travel to the State Funeral of HM Queen Elizabeth II and UNGA 77th Session

September 16, 2022

Prime Minister Philip Edward Davis KC, MP, has been invited to attend The State Funeral ofHer Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in London. Prime Minister Davis will depart for London onSeptember 16, 2022.

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Proclamation of the Accession of His Majesty King Charles III is delivered in an official ceremony in Parliament Square
Proclamation of the Accession of His Majesty King Charles III is delivered in an official ceremony in Parliament Square

September 12, 2022

With loud cheers, trumpet fanfare from the balcony ofthe Senate building, and a 21 gun-salute by the Royal Bahamas Defence Force,proclamation of the Accession of His Majesty King Charles III as Monarch of theUnited Kingdom, and head of the Commonwealth of Nations, was officiallydelivered, Sunday, September 11, 2022 in Parliament Square, Downtown, Nassau.

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Charles III formally proclaimed king
Charles III formally proclaimed king

September 10, 2022

LONDON (AP) — Two days after his mother's death elevated him to the throne, King Charles III was officially proclaimed Britain's monarch Saturday in a pomp-filled ceremony steeped in ancient tradition and political symbolism — and, for the first time, broadcast live on television and online.

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Book of Condolences in the wake of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth Il
Book of Condolences in the wake of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth Il

September 09, 2022

The Office of the Governor General ordered that the Book of Condolences in the wake of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth Il be opened today in the foyer of the Senate building.

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Statement from the Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Cornelius A. Smith, ON, GCMG on Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Statement from the Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Cornelius A. Smith, ON, GCMG on Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

September 09, 2022

On behalf of the Government and People of The Bahamas, His Excellency The Most Honourable Sir Cornelius Smith, ON. GCMG, expresses deep sadness on learning of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

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Statement from Prime Minister Hon. Philip Edward Brave Davis QC MP On The Passing of HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II

September 09, 2022

Statement from Prime Minister Hon. Philip Edward Brave Davis QC MP On The Passing of HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II

It is with deep regret and sadness that we learned of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

On behalf of the Government and People of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas, we offer our sincere condolences to the Members of The Royal Family.

I have ordered that the National Flag be lowered today to half-staff and to be lowered again when the Official Mourning Period comes into effect.

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ALWAYS THERE FOR US: Queen Elizabeth II dies age 96
ALWAYS THERE FOR US: Queen Elizabeth II dies age 96

September 09, 2022

AFTER 70 years on the throne, making her the longest reigning monarch in British history, Queen Elizabeth II died peacefully at her summer residence in Scotland yesterday at the age of 96.

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HM Queen Elizabeth II Has Died
HM Queen Elizabeth II Has Died

September 08, 2022

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has died. She was the longest-serving monarch in British history and the second-longest serving monarch of a sovereign state in history.

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Queen Elizabeth II under medical care amid health fears - PM and Leader of the Opposition release statements
Queen Elizabeth II under medical care amid health fears - PM and Leader of the Opposition release statements

September 08, 2022

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II has been placed under medical supervision because doctors are "concerned for Her Majesty's health," Buckingham Palace said Thursday, as members of the royal family urgently travelled to Scotland to be with the 96-year-old monarch.

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Queen under medical supervision as doctors are concerned for her health
Queen under medical supervision as doctors are concerned for her health

September 08, 2022

The Queen is under medical supervision at Balmoral after doctors became concerned for her health, Buckingham Palace has said.

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Kidnapping of Embassy Local Staff Member in Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Kidnapping of Embassy Local Staff Member in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

September 04, 2022

The Ministry advises the general public that it has received a communication from the Embassy of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, advising the Ministry of the apparent kidnapping of a member of its locally employed staff.

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Cleveland Clinic Remains No. 1 Hospital in U.S. for Heart Care, in U.S. News World Reports 2022-23 Best Hospitals Rankings
Cleveland Clinic Remains No. 1 Hospital in U.S. for Heart Care, in U.S. News & World Report’s 2022-23 Best Hospitals Rankings

August 19, 2022

For the 28th consecutive year, Cleveland Clinic is America’s No. 1 hospital for cardiology and heart surgery in U.S. News & World Report’s 2022-23 Best Hospitals rankings, while earning a Top 5 overall ranking for the 24th year in a row.

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Strangers Turned Sisters After Women Share Same Liver from One Donor in Surgery Performed at Cleveland Clinic
Strangers Turned Sisters After Women Share Same Liver from One Donor in Surgery Performed at Cleveland Clinic

August 19, 2022

When you ask Maria Contreras about the day she met her “sister,” she lights up like a firecracker. “Oh, my God, my heart started going ‘boom, boom, boom,’” exudes Maria, 54, a native of Puerto Rico who now lives in Cleveland, Ohio. “I was waiting so long for this moment to meet her that I hugged her, I kissed her and I jumped!”

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Alleged Homicide of Bahamian in Philadelphia

August 09, 2022

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been made aware of an alleged homicide of a Bahamian citizen in Philadelphia.

Nothing has been confirmed by US authorities but The Bahamas Consul General has been in contact with the Philadelphia Police Department and will advise the public further as more information becomes available.

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Virgin Atlantic Elevates Customer Experience Revealing State of The Art Airbus A330neo
Virgin Atlantic Elevates Customer Experience Revealing State of The Art Airbus A330neo

July 27, 2022

Virgin Atlantic has revealed its hotly anticipated Airbus A330neo for the first time, designed to provide a premium, personalised experience for every single customer. The airline’s Upper Class cabin boasts a brand new seat, evolution of its iconic social space and the unveiling of The Retreat Suite, the most spacious suite in Virgin Atlantic’s history.

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Area of Miami renamed as Little Bahamas
Area of Miami renamed as Little Bahamas

July 21, 2022

THE City of Miami Commission has renamed a portion of Coconut Groove, Miami to "Little Bahamas of Coconut Grove".

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Airmen mystery solved
Airmen mystery solved

June 09, 2022

THE discovery of a plane flown by two Canadian military servicemen who died in the crash in waters off Nassau in the 1940s while on a training exercise during the Second World War has brought closure for two families after almost eight decades.

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Carnival Cruise Ship Goes on Fire
Carnival Cruise Ship Goes on Fire

May 29, 2022

Carnival Freedom Fire: Part of cruise ship catches fire while docked at Grand Turk

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Food authority warns on peanut butter recall alert
Food authority warns on peanut butter recall alert

May 25, 2022

THE Bahamas Agricultural Health and Food Safety Authority has advised the public to be on high alert after a number of Jif Peanut Butter products were recently recalled in the United States due to concerns about potential salmonella contamination.

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