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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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Junkanoo Summer Festival closed out in grand style
Junkanoo Summer Festival closed out in grand style

August 09, 2022

The final night of Junkanoo Summer Festival closed out in grand style on Saturday, August 6 2022 at the Fish Fry at Arawak Cay.

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Minister of Agriculture Clay Sweeting Applauds Joint Efforts of ADO Bahamas and Church Commercial Farming Group at Official Launch of Backyard, Community Church Farming
Minister of Agriculture Clay Sweeting Applauds Joint Efforts of ADO Bahamas and Church Commercial Farming Group at Official Launch of Backyard, Community & Church Farming

August 08, 2022

Agricultural Development Organization (ADO), a non-profit organization founded only eight months ago, in partnership with The Church Commercial Farming Group (TCCFG) made up of more than 300 churches, launched the largest program in the history of The Bahamas to support community, backyard and church farming.

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Shinin' Bright brings smile to PM's face
Shinin' Bright brings smile to PM's face

August 08, 2022

Every prime minister deserves a lighter moment and PM Philip ‘Brave’ Davis was treated to one with the presentation of a poetic treatise on the Bahamian spirit by Shayne Davis.

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Strachan wins bronze in javelin at World Juniors
Strachan wins bronze in javelin at World Juniors

August 08, 2022

Devynne Charlton is yet another Bahamian track and field athlete having the season of her life, and she added to that with a silver in the women's 100 meters (m) hurdles on the final day of competition of the 22nd Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England.

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Strachan wins bronze in javelin at World Juniors
Strachan wins bronze in javelin at World Juniors

August 08, 2022

Keyshawn Strachan ended a fantastic junior career with another medal for The Bahamas - winning the bronze in the men's javelin at the World Athletics U20 (Under-20) Championships at the Estadio Olímpico Pascual Guerrero in Cali, Colombia.

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The Bahamas' women sweep round eight
The Bahamas' women sweep round eight

August 08, 2022

The Bahamas Chess Olympiad Women's Team performed well in round eight of the FIDE (International Chess Federation) 44th Chess Olympiad in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. The Bahamas won all of its games against Djibouti.

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Hon. Mr. Justice Ian Winder, sworn in as the new Chief Justice
Hon. Mr. Justice Ian Winder, sworn in as the new Chief Justice

August 05, 2022

The Deputy to the Governor General Cynthia Pratt administered the requisite Oaths to the Honourable Mr. Justice Ian Winder, Chief Justice Designate of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, August 3, 2022 in the Andros Room, Baha Mar. Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. Philip Davis and Mrs. Davis, and the Leader of the Opposition the Hon. Michael Pintard were in attendance, among other government officials and dignitaries.

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Sir Brian Moree, sworn in as Justice of the Court of Appeal
Sir Brian Moree, sworn in as Justice of the Court of Appeal

August 05, 2022

The Hon. Mr. Justice Sir Brian Moree was sworn in as a Justice of the Court of Appeal by the Deputy to the Governor General Cynthia Pratt at the Office of the Governor General, August 4, 2022.

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National memorial week for Dorian
National memorial week for Dorian

August 05, 2022

A WEEK-long national memorial with various activities in honour of Hurricane Dorian victims, survivors and first responders will be held beginning next month, press secretary Clint Watson announced yesterday.

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Stapledon Gardens Neighbourhood Watch has courtesy call at the Office of the Governor General
Stapledon Gardens Neighbourhood Watch has courtesy call at the Office of the Governor General

August 05, 2022

Deputy to the Governor General Cynthia Pratt welcomed the Stapledon Gardens Neighborhood Watch, August 2, 2022 during a courtesy call at the Office of the Governor General.

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Process For Applying For Homes
Process For Applying For Homes

August 04, 2022

The Ministry of Transport and Housing wishes to advise members of the public of the process for applying for homes under the Department of Housing (DOH).

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Andrews makes 110m hurdles final
Andrews makes 110m hurdles final

August 03, 2022

Antoine Andrews continues to build on the season of his life in athletics. Continuing to build off a bronze medal run at the CARIFTA games earlier this year, the Bahamian junior sensation ran his second-fastest time ever in the men's 110 meters (m) hurdles yesterday, to get into his first global final at the 2022 World Athletics U20.

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Taylor, Nairn qualify for finals at Commonwealth Games
Taylor, Nairn qualify for finals at Commonwealth Games

August 03, 2022

Bahamian junior swimmer Lamar Taylor made history at the Sandwell Aquatics Center in Londonderry, Smethwick, England, on Tuesday, becoming the first Bahamian male to advance to the 50 meters (m) freestyle final at the Commonwealth Games.

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The Bahamas puts best foot forward at 44th Chess Olympiad
The Bahamas puts best foot forward at 44th Chess Olympiad

August 03, 2022

The Bahamas Chess Olympiad team got its experience of the 44th FIDE (International Chess Federation) Chess Olympiad underway on Friday in Chennai, India. Bahamas Chess Federation (BCF) Treasurer and team delegate Elton Joseph spoke about The Bahamas' progress at the Chess Olympiad so far.

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The Deputy to the Governor General takes part in the Emancipation Day Holiday Fox Hill Festival
The Deputy to the Governor General takes part in the Emancipation Day Holiday Fox Hill Festival

August 02, 2022

Mrs. Cynthia Pratt, Deputy to the Governor General, delivered Remarks during the Emancipation Day Ecumenical Service at Fox Hill Parade Grounds on Monday, August 1, 2022. Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Public Service, the Hon. Fred Mitchell also brought greetings.

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Cynthia Pratt, sworn in as Deputy to the Governor General
Cynthia Pratt, sworn in as Deputy to the Governor General

August 02, 2022

Cynthia Pratt was sworn in, August 1, 2022, as Deputy to the Governor General at a swearing in ceremony administered by Chief Justice Sir Brian Moree at the Office of the Governor General. (BIS Photos/Patrick Hanna)

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Mother Pratt sworn in as Gov General has COVID-19
Mother Pratt sworn in as Gov General has COVID-19

August 02, 2022

GOVERNOR General Sir Cornelius Smith has tested positive for COVID-19.

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Cabinet Office Press Release - Emancipation Day Holiday
Cabinet Office Press Release - Emancipation Day Holiday

July 31, 2022

The Cabinet Office wishes to advise the general public that Monday, 1 August 2022 will be observed as Emancipation Day Holiday. As a result, stores wishing to do so may open for business on this holiday during normal business hours.

Employers are to note, however, that employees who are normally not required to work on holidays must be paid wages in accordance with section 10 (a) of the Employment Act.

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Official Funeral of the late Vernon J. Symonette, CMG, former Cabinet Minister, Speaker of the House of Assembly and Parliamentarian
Official Funeral of the late Vernon J. Symonette, CMG, former Cabinet Minister, Speaker of the House of Assembly and Parliamentarian

July 31, 2022

An Official Funeral Service was held for the late Vernon J. Symonette, CMG, former Cabinet Minister, Speaker of the House of Assembly and Parliamentarian at Zion Baptist Church, July 29, 2022, attended by Governor General His Excellency the Most Hon.

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