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Gender & Family Affairs Technical Officers complete UN Symposium Training

December 04, 2019

Technical officers from the Department of Gender and Family Affairs, Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development, returned to New Providence over the November 29 weekend after participating in a United Nations Symposium on 'Mainstreaming Gender in Water Resources Management for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Caribbean.'..

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Campbell discusses the way forward with National Commission for Persons with Disabilities

December 04, 2019

Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie A. Campbell, Monday met with Commissioners of the National Commission for Persons with Disabilities during which time they discussed the way forward...

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Inspiration at Sea Cruise Visits Grand Bahama for 5th Year
Inspiration at Sea Cruise Visits Grand Bahama for 5th Year

December 04, 2019

The Ministry of Tourism & Aviation’s Religious Tourism Department recently welcomed 60 gospel artists to Grand Bahama for an afternoon of music, dining and fellowship at the Manta Ray Beach Club. The group comprised recent winners in the Prayze Factor Awards, a global initiative that recognises and promotes the best unsigned gospel talent around the world...

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Happy Staff, get a much-needed Break off the Rock!

December 04, 2019

It takes a lot to make the staff at Grand Bahama’s Happiest Hotel un-happy but the passage of Hurricane Dorian came very close. Instead of dwelling on the negatives, however, the Pelican Bay family banded together to support each other through this time of transition. Once the all-clear was given Pelican Bay Resorts opened immediately with every useable room made available to accommodate relief and essential services workers from around the world...

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Atlantis Donates to Children's Homes at Recent Bad Boy Mowers Battle 4 Atlantis Basketball Tournament

December 04, 2019

Three local children’s homes and a school that caters to children with special needs were the recipients of a generous donation from Atlantis, Paradise Island during the recent ninth annual Bad Boy Mowers Battle 4 Atlantis championship game last Friday, November 29th...

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Protests Continue As Nib Blames Pressure On Fund
Protests Continue As Nib Blames Pressure On Fund

December 04, 2019

THE National Insurance Board cited mounting pressure on its fund due to job losses and business closures brought on by Hurricane Dorian, as the agency said it is trying to work with its staff union to conclude a new labour contract...

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IEA invites The Bahamas to first International Invitational Horse Show
IEA invites The Bahamas to first International Invitational Horse Show

December 04, 2019

The Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) along with Bahamas Interschool Equestrian League (BIEL) – a division of Equestrian Bahamas (EB) – will hold its Hunt Seat Invitational and selection trials on Sunday at Mariposa Stables in Nassau. In addition to conducting regular rated horse shows, Equestrian Bahamas, a recently ratified member of the International Federation for Equestrian Sports (FEI), is in its third year of developing BIEL – a team-oriented riding program using a draw-based competition format similar to IEA...

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DPM: Govt will fix Click2Clear 'bugs and bottlenecks'

December 04, 2019

Following complaints about the newly implemented Bahamas Electronic Single Window (BESW), also known as Click2Clear, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest yesterday admitted there are still a few kinks to iron out with the new Customs Department system...

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Resign I'm going nowhere
Resign I'm going nowhere

December 04, 2019

ATTORNEY General Carl Bethel said Progressive Liberal Party leader Philip "Brave" Davis needs "to stop playing politics" after the Cat Island MP called for him to be fired or resign...

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'Grand Bahama needs grand plan for the years ahead'
'Grand Bahama needs grand plan for the years ahead'

December 04, 2019

GRAND Bahama Chamber of Commerce boss Greg Laroda is calling for major stakeholders here to come together to develop a "generational" plan for the island's recovery, and its battered economy following Dorian...

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SENSELESS: 'Drive safe' then minutes later he was shot dead
SENSELESS: 'Drive safe' then minutes later he was shot dead

December 04, 2019

A CLOSE relative of the man fatally shot on Monday night said yesterday that the family is in shock over his murder and wants justice...

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Maynard: Bpl Customers Will Pay More Than 30
Maynard: Bpl Customers Will Pay More Than $30

December 03, 2019

BAHAMAS Electrical Workers Union president Paul Maynard believes Bahamas Power and Light customers will pay more than the predicted increase of $20 to $30 per month on their bills next year...

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Bahamas Development Bank Consultants Meet with Stakeholders for Diagnostic Review and Strategic Plan

December 03, 2019

The Bahamas Development Bank (BDB) is currently in the midst of a major reform effort to ensure that it can meet international expectations for national development, including support for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. In addition to business process re-engineering to improve service quality, the Bank is also developing a new Strategic Plan...

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Minister of Tourism Welcomed Wedding Planners at Baha Mar

December 03, 2019

Minister of Tourism and Aviation the Hon. Dionisio D'Aguilar gave welcome remarks at the MunaLuchi Coterie Retreat for wedding professionals, December 2, 2019, at Baha Mar. The Minister is pictured at the podium, and with Chike Nwobu, president, and Jacqueline Nwobu, CEO/Editor in Chief of MunaLuchi Bride magazine...

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Bahamas Prepares for January Pledge Conference to Mobilize Recovery Financing After Hurricane Dorian

December 03, 2019

The Government of The Bahamas and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) with support from the Governments of the United States and the United Kingdom will stage a pledge conference on 13 January 2020 in Nassau to mobilize financial and technical support for recovery efforts in The Bahamas, following the passage of Hurricane Dorian..

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Bostwick-Dean receives Letter of Appointment to the Senate

December 03, 2019

Mrs. Janet Lissette Raquel Bostwick-Dean received her Letter of Appointment to the Senate during a ceremony at Government House on Monday 2 December 2019...

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Davis Was The Brains - Gibson
Davis Was The Brains - Gibson

December 03, 2019

SHANE Gibson said Progressive Liberal Party leader Philip "Brave" Davis was the "mastermind" behind the defence strategy that helped him get acquitted last week of bribery charges. "A lot of people don't know this," Mr Gibson said last night...

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Know your status

December 03, 2019

The first case of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) diagnosed in The Bahamas was in 1983, two years after the first case was described in the United States in 1981 – and even though today there is effective antiretroviral treatment, the fight against HIV and AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) is not over, according to Dr. Nikkiah Forbes, director of the National HIV/AIDS and Infectious Diseases Programme at the Ministry of Health...

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Mantas win bronze in water polo tournament in Florida
Mantas win bronze in water polo tournament in Florida

December 03, 2019

A four-game split and a bronze medal was a fitting way to end the year for one of the popular clubs in local sports this year, as they continue to progress in a sport that is rapidly growing in The Bahamas...

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See You In Court: Defiant Bethel Vows To Fight Legal Moves On Shanty Towns
See You In Court: Defiant Bethel Vows To Fight Legal Moves On Shanty Towns

December 03, 2019

ATTORNEY General Carl Bethel yesterday said that the government "will prevail" in the courts against injunctions filed to stop the demolition of shanty towns in the country...

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