High Commissioner-designate of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Pays Courtesy Call on...

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Minister of Foreign Affairs the Hon. Darren Henfield welcomed Her Excellency Kshenuka Senewiratne, High Commissioner-designate of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka to The Bahamas during a Courtesy Call at his office, Wednesday,...

High School Students Exposed to More Career Options in Tourism

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High school students enrolled in Hospitality and Tourism studies are learning this week that in addition to the cruise ship and mega resort industries there are career options in Airbnb. The Ministry of Education in partnership with the Bahamas Hotel Tourism Association and Airbnb launched a tourism education initiative at C. C. Sweeting High School, Tuesday, March 3, 2020. Representatives from the various agencies are visiting Anatol Rodgers High School, C. V. Bethel High School and Doris Johnson High School during the period March 3 to March 6 to enlighten students about the diverse opportunities in the tourism sector.

Minister Campbell to MOSSUD staff: ‘Team Work makes the Dream Work’

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Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie A. Campbell, told staff attending a 1-day Staff Development Symposium that they are all important components of the Ministry’s team. “The one thing I want you to keep foremost in your mind is that whatever role you play on this team, from top to bottom, that role is important to the success of this team. And the success of this team is important to the people who rely on us. And I have news for you, the entire Bahamas is relying on us – from the Womb to the Tomb - and that is an awesome responsibility.”

Tourism Minister Received Warm Welcome from Vendors at Port Lucaya

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The Hon. Dionisio D’Aguilar, Minister of Tourism and Aviation, visited Port Lucaya vendors on Monday, and was greeted with a warm welcome.

Social Services Ministry uses STEM Competition to help bridge gender divide in sciences

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The jobs of the future will be driven by technology and innovation and if the gender divide in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) is not bridged soon, that gap is likely to widen, Minister of Social Services an Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie Campbell, said recently. Addressing the Ministry’s Girls in Science Awards Ceremony held in the Ballroom, Government House, Mount Fitzwilliam, Minister Campbell said the futures of global economies are vested in STEM-related jobs

Ministry of Works offers Career Mentoring to High School Students

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Public and private high school students are being exposed to careers in welding, architecture, engineering and more thanks to a new mentorship programme by the Ministry of Public Works. Gregory Butler, Deputy Permanent Secretary, said the objective of the programme is to expose high school students to the various professions that are available at the Ministry.

Daylight Saving Time – Sunday, March 8

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The Cabinet Office wishes to advise the general public that Daylight Saving Time will commence on Sunday, 8 March 2020 at 2:00 a.m. and will continue until 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, 1 November 2020.

URCA hosts Eleuthera Events to confirm their Commitment to Protect Bahamian Consumers

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The Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority, URCA, returned to Eleuthera in late February, this time to the communities of Governor’s Harbour and Rock Sound, to reinforce its message of consumer protection. The organization led by senior members of its management team is pushing full steam ahead to ensure that potential investors in the sectors regulated by URCA are educated about the licensing requirements and other operational guidelines. Most importantly though, the educational tour was designed to help consumers fully understand URCA’s role in setting service standards and ensuring that customers are able to receive consistent quality service.

57 Youths Experience Mid-Term Break in A Whole New Way

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Miles of white sand beaches, stunning cliffs, idyllic ocean views and a historic lighthouse rewarded 57 youths for their decision to lace up their hiking boots and embark on a three to four-day journey backpacking South Eleuthera over the mid-term break. From February 20–23, young people unplugged from distractions and connected with the world around them while working on the second and third level of the Governor General’s Youth Award.

YMCA report on effects of Hurricane Dorian: From surviving to thriving

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Hurricane Dorian smashed into Grand Bahama on September 1 st , 2019 with sustained winds of 185 mph, torrential rains and relentless flooding, causing70% of the island to become submerged. The horror hung over the island for a seemingly interminable 40 hours, the slowest moving hurricane ever. It swept away houses, killed an unknown number of people, devastated the landscape, spilled oil from storage tanks and knocked out all power and water supplies.