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DPM Addressed Small States Forum of World Bank/IMF in Washington, DC

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest, addressed the Small States Forum held during the World Bank/IMF Annual Meetings in Washington, DC this morning, October 19, 2019. DPM addressed the Forum on the need for practical financing considerations to address climate events and resilience building in relation to debt management and sustainability...

19th, October 2019, 05:52pm

RBDF Assists Occupants of Downed Air Plane

The Royal Bahamas Defence Force received a call earlier this afternoon from Air Traffic Control advising of a DC3 plane that had crashed in the area of Old Fort Point, in New Providence.  Vessels from the Coral Harbour Base as well as the Harbour Patrol Unit were immediately dispatched to investigate.  Patrol craft P-126 Coxswained by Petty Officer Everette Rolle found two life-jacket clad males, both Florida residents, in the vicinity of the crash, floating...

19th, October 2019, 08:10pm

6am News Item on Tropical Storm Nestor

NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL STORM NESTOR ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 6 AM SATURDAY 19TH OCTOBER 2019 ...WINDS AND STORM SURGE SHOULD BE AFFECTING MUCH OF THE GULF COAST OF FLORIDA... ...NESTOR GRADUALLY LOSING ITS TROPICAL CHARACTERISTICS...

19th, October 2019, 06:35pm

2pm News Item on Tropical Storm Nestor

NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL STORM NESTOR ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 2:00 PM FRIDAY OCTOBER 18TH, 2019 …DISTURBANCE BECOMES TROPICAL STORM NESTOR … …DANGEROUS STORM SURGE AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXPECTED...

18th, October 2019, 02:00pm

Wife of the Prime Minister Lauds Chinese Community Association's Feeding Initiative

During her visit to the Kendal G. L. Isaacs National Gymnasium, on October 17, 2019, wife of the Prime Minister, Mrs. Patricia Minnis, joined Department of Social Services Social Worker Linda Polhemus, Gymnasium Manager Arthur Thompson, Jr., staff, volunteers and stakeholders, and posed with a volunteer team of members of the Chinese Community Association of The Bahamas...

18th, October 2019, 01:54pm

CTO Mourns Passing of Flora Gilford, Former President of CTO Northern California Chapter

The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) is grieving the loss of a longtime friend of the Caribbean, Flora Gilford, who passed away on 9 Oct., 2019 in Michigan at the age of 97. Gilford was a travel agent who served as president of the CTO Northern California Chapter between the late 1980s to mid-1990s. Visitation will be held on 21 Oct. from 7 - 8 p.m. at the Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home in Lansing, Michigan.    "Flora Gilford was well loved by her peers; she wholeheartedly loved the Caribbean and was always willing to volunteer when we needed a helping hand," said Sylma Brown, director of CTO-USA, Inc...

18th, October 2019, 10:45pm

Commonwealth action group on mangroves meets in Sri Lanka

Commonwealth countries met in Negombo, Sri Lanka to decide on a work plan to help save the world’s mangroves. The plan includes joint actions, projects and funding strategies for the short and medium term. The activity is part of the work carried out under the Commonwealth Blue Charter – an agreement by all 53 Commonwealth countries to actively co-operate to solve ocean-related challenges and meet global commitments on sustainable ocean development...

18th, October 2019, 09:00pm

Dorian Relief International Volunteers - Thank you Reception

The Ministry of Tourism & Aviation sponsored a Thank You Reception for International Volunteers who have participated in Hurricane Dorian Relief Efforts.  Governor General His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith and Minister of Tourism & Aviation the Hon. Dionisio D'Aguilar welcomed the guests and conveyed appreciation on Wednesday evening, October 16, 2019 at Government House. (BIS Photos/Kemuel Stubbs)...

17th, October 2019, 09:20pm

Michael A. Foulkes, MP: Contribution to Debate House of Assembly Disaster Preparedness and Response (Amendment) Bill 2019

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Scripture tells us in John, Chapter 13 Verse 35, New International Version, that, “By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” Also, Mr. Speaker, Scripture admonishes us in Matthew Chapter 25, Verses 35-40, New International Version that, “35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink...

17th, October 2019, 06:15pm

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