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The Governor General Attended Inaugural Service of Rev. Trajean Jadorette at New Covenant Baptist Church

November 18, 2019

His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith, Governor General, headed the list of government officials and also gave remarks at the Inaugural Service of Rev. Trajean Jadorette, Sunday, November 17, 2019 at New Covenant Baptist Church. The Hon. Renward Wells, Minister of Transport and Local Government, brought remarks on behalf of the Prime Minister.

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Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas Sickout
Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas Sickout

November 18, 2019

On Wednesday 13 November, a number of employees of the Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas’ (BCB) Northern Service in Freeport called in sick over concerns of the presence of mold in the building that was badly damaged by Hurricane Dorian...

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Grand Bahama Children’s Home Receives Outpouring of Support From Local and International Groups

November 18, 2019

For the past two months, executives, staff and volunteers at the Grand Bahama Children’s Home (GBCH) have been consumed with the task of rebuilding the facility which was heavily flooded as a result of Hurricane Dorian. For more than forty years, the Home has provided a safe haven for abused and neglected children and, at the time of the storm, housed thirty-two children ranging in age, from three-months-old to fourteen years. The children and staff had to be rescued as storm surge waters came in and have since had to be relocated to similar facilities in New Providence until the Home can be rebuilt...

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Fishermen Hijacked Helping Haitians

November 18, 2019

AN Inagua-based fisherman yesterday described the "traumatising" moment that a group of stranded Haitian that he and his two friends were helping allegedly hijacked their boat at knifepoint and forced them to jump overboard to avoid being killed...

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The Giants defeat SAC

November 18, 2019

The St. John’s College Giants senior girls got revenge on the defending champions, St. Augustine’s College (SAC) Big Red Machine, when they edged them out 5-4 in the decisive game three of the 2019 Bahamas Association of Independent Secondary Schools (BAISS) best-of-three softball championships on Friday.

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Champions crowned in GSSSA volleyball
Champions crowned in GSSSA volleyball

November 18, 2019

The C.R. Walker Senior High School Knights needed three sets to defeat the pennant-winning Government High School (GHS) Magic for the GSSSA senior boys volleyball title...

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Unsung sports stalwart Ferguson quite deserving of HOF induction
Unsung sports stalwart Ferguson quite deserving of HOF induction

November 18, 2019

The 2019 National Sports Hall of Fame inductees will have to wait a bit longer this year, before they are showcased and saluted...

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Dorian damages bill soars to 3.4 billion
Dorian damages bill soars to 3.4 billion

November 18, 2019

THE cost of Hurricane Dorian's impact on the Bahamas is $3.4bn, more than a quarter of the country's GDP, according to the Inter-American Development Bank.

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Four in custody after man robbed in home
Four in custody after man robbed in home

November 16, 2019

Four men are in police custody after a man was robbed in his Coconut Grove home on Friday night.

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Teachers Salaries Being Restored
Teachers Salaries Being Restored

November 15, 2019

WEEKS after the government cut the salaries of 75 teachers at Carlton Francis Primary School and CH Reeves Junior High School, education officials said they have started the process of restoring the salaries of those affected teachers.

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Waltiea Discusses Inaugural 'Bahamas Hoopfest' at Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture

November 15, 2019

The Bahamas’ first player to participate in the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) Waltiea Rolle paid a courtesy call on Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Lanisha Rolle, at the Ministry, on November 13, 2019.

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Urban Renewal Thanksgiving Service & Grocery Distribution at Pilgrim Baptist Temple

November 15, 2019

Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development with the Urban Renewal Commission held Thanksgiving Service and Grocery Distribution at Pilgrim Baptist Temple Hall, on Thursday November 14, 2019. Pastor Leroy Major gave words of encouragement, and Senator the Hon. Jamal Moss also spoke to uplift and cheer...

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BTVI Holds Welcome Back Fair for Grand Bahama Campus Post Dorian

November 15, 2019

Although classes at the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) in Grand Bahama resumed on October 7th at St. George’s High School following the devastation of hurricane Dorian, the school recently held a welcome back event at its campus...

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Miss World Visited Abaco, Greeted Children at Amy Rogers Primary School in Green Turtle Cay

November 14, 2019

Miss World 2018, Vanessa Ponce de Leon, paid a visit to storm-ravaged Abaco, November 13, 2019. While in Abaco, she visited Amy Rogers Primary School in Green Turtle Cay. Currently, 24 students are enrolled at the school. Miss World was accompanied by Miss World Bahamas, Nyah Bandelier...

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Chief Justice Mr. Brian M. Moree, Q.C. Attended Regional Heads of Judiciary Meeting

November 14, 2019

The 6th Biennial Conference of the Caribbean Judicial Officers (“CAJO”) was held in Belize City, Belize from October 31 through November 2, 2019 under the theme “Judicial Integrity – The Pathway to Public Trust and Confidence”. Over 150 judicial officers, including Chief Justices, Justices, Registrars, Magistrates and Court Administrators from throughout the Caribbean were in attendance...

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Lewis: Farm Road Residents Are Posing Us A Challenge
Lewis: Farm Road Residents Are Posing Us A Challenge

November 14, 2019

THE Farm Road shanty town in Abaco remains occupied, hindering clean-up efforts in that area, according to Minister of State for Disaster Preparedness, Management and Reconstruction Iram Lewis. He made the statement when updating reporters outside C

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Bahamas Department of Correctional Services Medal Ceremony for Long Service and Good Conduct

November 14, 2019

Governor General His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith (front row, centre) presented officers of the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services with medals for Long Service and Good Conduct during an award ceremony on the Lower Grounds of Government House on Tuesday, November 12, 2019. Minster of National Security, the Hon. Marvin Dames gave an address. To the left of the Governor General is Minister of National Security Marvin Dames; and to the right of the Governor General, Department of Correctional Services Commissioner Charles Murphy. At second left is National Security Permanent Secretary (Actg.) Eugene Poitier...

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Cookie bakery receives funding through the Access Accelerator/SBDC

November 13, 2019

The Cookie Caterer successfully obtained $75,000 in loan investments from Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) through the Access Accelerator, Small Business Development Centre (SBDC)...

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Senator Kwasi Thompson's Remarks at the Government Digital Transformation Workshop to Strengthen Competitiveness

November 13, 2019

Acting Prime Minister the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest and the Minister of State in the Ministry for Grand Bahama Senator the Hon. Kwasi Thompson attended the Official Opening of the Kick Off Workshop...

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Prime Minister Minnis: New Belgium Embassy and EU Mission to strengthen Bahamas' position in global economy

November 13, 2019

Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis officially opened The Bahamas Embassy and Mission to the European Union (EU) in Brussels, Belgium on Wednesday, November 13, 2019...

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