Community/Charity

Campbell urges social services staff to bring even greater focus to twin pillars of social assistance/development in 2020

January 16, 2020

Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie A. Campbell, told hundreds of employees attending the ministry’s annual church service that even greater focused attention in 2020 should be placed on the twin pillars of social assistance and social development...

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1.5 billion in Dorian pledges
1.5 billion in Dorian pledges

January 14, 2020

Government has received $1.5 billion in pledge donations for Hurricane Dorian relief during an aid conference held at Baha Mar yesterday, and officials said they expect more pledges will continue to come in...

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Mobile Medical Centre Donated To Grand Bahama

January 13, 2020

A CONTAINER hospital donated by International Medical Corp was handed over to the Ministry of Health on Saturday to serve as a mobile clinic in East Grand Bahama...

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Hurricane Dorian Pledging Conference - towards "Rebuilding a Stronger and More Resilient Bahamas"

January 13, 2020

Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis officially opened the Hurricane Dorian Pledging Conference at Baha Mar Convention Centre on Monday, January 13, 2020. Against the backdrop of the theme, "Rebuilding a Stronger and More Resilient Bahamas," the conference is being held five months after Category 5 Hurricane Dorian devastated North Abaco and Cays and East Grand Bahama...

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Prime Minister Minnis: Govt to liberalize investment process for areas affected by Hurricane Dorian
Prime Minister Minnis: Govt to liberalize investment process for areas affected by Hurricane Dorian

January 13, 2020

The Government is looking to simplify a number of investment requirements and expedite investment applications for Bahamian and international investors for Abaco, the Abaco Cays, and East End and West End, Grand Bahama, Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis said today...

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PM Minnis Attends UNDP Reception on Eve of the Hurricane Dorian Pledging Conference

January 13, 2020

Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis attends Launch of the Government of The Bahamas and the United Nations Development Programme Exhibition/Innovation Fair & Welcome Cocktail Reception, January 12, 2020, at Baha Mar on the eve of the Hurricane Dorian Pledging Conference that will take place at Baha Mar Convention Centre on Monday, January 13, 2020. Prime Minister Minnis is pictured among guests, including UNDP Officials, Cabinet Ministers, US Embassy Charge d'Affaires Stephanie Bowers, and other dignitaries. The Prime Minister will give the Pledging Conference opening address...

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Kansas City Private School Volunteers at Ardastra

January 13, 2020

Fourteen students from The Pembroke Hill School in Missouri “connected to the world beyond the classroom walls” through a service-learning trip to New Providence where they cleaned out animal habitats at Ardastra Gardens Zoo and Conservation Centre and worked with The Bahamas Red Cross to assist Hurricane Dorian evacuees...

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Church by the Sea of Ft. Lauderdale Partners with Government for Reconstruction in Fox Town

January 13, 2020

At a recent Town Meeting in Fox Town, Little Abaco, Minister of Foreign Affairs and North Abaco MP the Hon. Darren Henfield thanked the Church by the Sea, a Florida-based non-denominational church, for its partnership with the Government of The Bahamas in assisting with the repair of homes in Fox Town, damaged by Hurricane Dorian...

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Cancel fee on plastic bags
Cancel fee on plastic bags

January 13, 2020

Super Value owner Rupert Roberts said the government needs to “abolish” a recently implemented fee on plastic bags, and warned that public anger over the issue could follow the Minnis administration into the next election.

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No deadline for completion of Abaco domes
No deadline for completion of Abaco domes

January 13, 2020

Minister of State for Disaster Preparedness, Management and Reconstruction Iram Lewis said yesterday that there is no deadline in place yet for the completion of the dome city in Spring City, Abaco, to house Hurricane Dorian survivors..

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Miami consulate facing challenges with storm evacuees

January 13, 2020

The Bahamas consulate office in Miami, Florida, is facing challenges managing Hurricane Dorian evacuees in the Miami-Dade and Broward areas, according to Consul General Linda Treco-Mackey. As of January 8, Treco-Mackey said 425 persons registered with the consulate as evacuees following the storm. “The telephone contacts given by these evacuees are no longer operable and in some cases families have moved from the registered address,” Treco-Mackey said...

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Progress for Abaco power restoration
Progress for Abaco power restoration

January 13, 2020

FOUR months after Hurricane Dorian destroyed Abaco, Bahamas Power and Light said it has made major inroads in restoring electricity to the island.

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Can You Help Us
Can You Help Us

January 13, 2020

NEARLY 300 local and international delegates, including representatives of governments, multilateral agencies and financial institutions will convene at Baha Mar Convention Centre today for the widely anticipated Hurricane Dorian Pledging Conference...

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Dorian-impacted residents eligible for thousands in vouchers via new Government Homes Repair Programme

January 12, 2020

The Government is launching a Homes Repair Programme for structures damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Dorian through which residents could receive up to $10,000 in vouchers based on the degree of damage to their homes from the storm.

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IOC Executive Board and IOC Athletes Commission discuss major topics at annual joint meeting

January 10, 2020

Colina Insurance Company Limited is proud to announce its gold sponsorship of the upcoming Red Cross Ball...

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Government and NGO to repair 250 homes in north Abaco

January 09, 2020

The Government and an international NGO are partnering to repair 250 homes that were damaged in north Abaco during Hurricane Dorian...

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Insurer defends sector as PM cites slow Dorian claims process

January 09, 2020

According to Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis, as a result of the slow insurance claims process, the government could not move forward with moving buildings and debris on private property as part of reconstruction efforts on Abaco...

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Gift Giving Puts Smiles On Children's Faces
Gift Giving Puts Smiles On Children's Faces

January 06, 2020

There's nothing better than seeing a smile on children's faces and these youngsters in the former St Cecilia's constituency have plenty of reasons to be happy...

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GBPA and Mercy Corps Partnership Provides First Grants to the Pilot Cohort of RISE

January 02, 2020

The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited (GBPA) and Mercy Corps International (MC) awarded a number of grants valued at over $40,000 to local businesses to assist with their business recovery efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian...

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The Best Birthday Present

December 31, 2019

This year Attorney Mavis Johnson Collie decided to celebrate her birthday giving back, and what better beneficiaries than survivors of hurricane Dorian...

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