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China Donates $500,000

The Chinese government donated on Friday $500,000 to The Bahamas for Hurricane Dorian relief efforts. Speaker of the House of Assembly Halson Moultrie was meeting with the Vice-Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China Dr. Cai Dafeng at the Senate when Dr. Dafeng announced the donation.  […]

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China Discusses Advancement Opportunities with House Speaker

House of Assembly Speaker Halson Moultrie met with the Vice-Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China Dr. Cai Dafeng in the Senate on Friday.  According to Moultrie, Dr. Dafeng extended a courtesy call at the speaker’s office to open the parliament doors to increase communication between […]

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Economic Recovery Zones Designated

Restoring commerce is vital to the islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama and to facilitate the social and economic recovery of those islands affected by Hurricane Dorian, the government identified them as special economic recovery zones. “I am pleased to announce that East Grand Bahama, Abaco, and the Abaco Cays will be designated as special […]

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Bahamas Joins Global Fight Against Climate Change

The Bahamas has joined the global strike advocating for more to be done by the government to end climate change. The recent fires in the Amazon, scorching summer temperatures across Europe and closer to home, deadly hurricanes with a record breaking six additional named storms active in the Atlantic and Pacific, all signs that more […]

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‘New Ministry Brings Incoherent Confusion’

Opposition Leader Philip Davis said the announcement of the new Ministry of Disaster Preparedness, Management and Reconstruction brought an “incoherent dose of confusion that will fuel more delays and deepen the level of dissatisfaction, anger and frustration” among Bahamians. “The PLP is deeply concerned about this lack of leadership in articulating a clear direction and […]

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1.5 Billion Pounds of Debris Removal Begins

It’s a mammoth task, but according to Minister of the Environment and Housing Romauld Ferreira, the process of removing the estimated 1.5 billion pounds of debris left behind by Hurricane Dorian has begun. “Notwithstanding the tens of millions of dollars, there are volunteer agencies here on the ground.  There are private citizens on the ground […]

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PM to Sign Carnival HOA

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis is expected to travel to Grand Bahama on Wednesday and during this trip, Dr. Minnis said he will sign a heads of agreement (HOA) with Carnival Corporation for a new cruise port on the island. “It is more vital now than ever to continue with our economic developmental program for […]

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Prime Minister Minnis (at podium), and Mr. Lewis

New Disaster Ministry

The government established the new Ministry of Disaster Preparedness, Management and Reconstruction and appointed Central Grand Bahama Member of Parliament Iram Lewis as minister of state to lead the ministry. The formation of the new ministry was announced by Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis during a press conference yesterday at the Office of the Prime […]

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Some GB Schools Won’t Reopen Next Week

Not all of Grand Bahama’s hurricane damaged public schools will meet the September 23 reopening deadline, according to the National Emergency Management Agency.  Education officials are expected to make a determination once Minister of Education Jeffrey Lloyd has toured all schools on that island. Grand Bahama’s Superintendent of Education Ivan Butler said work has been progressing, but the biggest challenge is mold. […]

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Vehicles Under $40,000 Duty Free

Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest announced on Wednesday that vehicles under $40,000 can be imported to Grand Bahama and Abaco duty free.  During Wednesday’s National Prayer Service in Grand Bahama at St. John’s Jubilee Cathedral, Turnquest added that the government will provide assistance and incentives such as packages to assist those who have been affected by Hurricane Dorian to help residents rebuild their lives and communities. Even though there […]

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