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PHA’s National Emergency Medical Services Headquarters, Commissioned

NASSAU, The Bahamas — New Office space has been commissioned by The Public Hospitals Authority to house the National Emergency Medical Services (NEMS) headquarters.  NEMS will now be located in the Monument Plaza on University Drive.  A commissioning  and blessing ceremony was held on Thursday, December 22, 2022 to mark the occasion.  Minister of Health and Wellness, the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville said he was excited to see the new site come into fruition after many years in the making. He congratulated Managing Director of the PHA, Dr. Aubynette Rolle and her team for their hard work: “I am proud of the work of the EMS under the leadership of Dr. Rolle. Emergency medical services is a key component of health care, which the government plans to implement throughout...

Lie-in-State Ceremonies at the Senate for the Late Edward Andrew ‘Dud’ Maynard

NASSAU, The Bahamas — Lie-in-State ceremonies for former Senator and Parliamentarian the late Edward Andrew ‘Dud’ Maynard are being held today in the Foyer of the Senate, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., where members of the public may sign the Book of Condolence and pay last respects. Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. Philip Davis, as well as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Investments and Aviation the Hon. Chester Cooper, and Leader of the Opposition the Hon. Michael Pintard are shown as they paid their respects.  Prime Minister Davis conveyed words of condolence and encouragement to the family. A State-Recognized Funeral for Mr. Maynard will be held tomorrow, Friday, December 30, 2022 at St. Agnes Anglican Church, Baillou Hill Road, Grants Tow...

Southern Division “Santasquad” provides Christmas Eve gifts and cheer

NASSAU, The Bahamas — The Royal Bahamas Police Force Southern Division held its ‘Santasquad’ Community Christmas Initiative, “Christmas on Quakoo Street,” on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2022. During the initiative over 200 meals where distributed along with over 100 gifts that ranged from toys for toddlers to bicycles. The lucky recipients of bikes were spoken to, along with their parents, about road safety while utilizing them. The turnout was tremendous and the gesture was greatly appreciated.

Ministry of Social Services and Bahamasair provide “Day Away to Exuma” treat for youngsters residing at Social Services Children’s Homes

NASSAU, The Bahamas — Bahamasair along with the Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development provided youngsters of the Ministry’s Homes for Children with a special “Day Away to Exuma” treat on Monday, December 26, 2022. The children were accompanied by Minister of Social Services and Urban Development the Hon. Obie Wilchcombe, Bahamasair staff, and the children’s caregivers. They toured the island and spent time at Sandals Emerald Bay’s Activity Center playing games such as ‘connect four,’ ‘toss-hoops-for-gifts,’ ‘fish-the-bottle’; there were bouncing castles, food; and Santa came to visit and provide gifts to all children in attendance.

Colour and Panorama of the 2022 Boxing Day Junkanoo Parade

NASSAU, The Bahamas — The colour and panorama of the 2022 Boxing Day Junkanoo Parade, held in Downtown Nassau.

Junkanoo’s dramatic return to Bay Street — Boxing Day Parade 2022

NASSAU, The Bahamas — Exuberant Junkanoo Rush on Bay Street after a long hiatus caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic. Scenes from the dramatic return — Boxing Day Parade 2022, downtown, Nassau.

The Governor-General receives copy of premier edition of National Anthology of Short Stories

NASSAU, The Bahamas — Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith receives a copy of the premier edition of the National Anthology of Short Stories, during a courtesy call by stakeholders and contributing authors and family members, on December 20, 2022. Among those in attendance from the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture were Montez Williams, Under Secretary; Dereka Deleveaux-Grant, Director of Culture (Acting); and Portia Sands, Assistant Director of Culture. Contributing authors present were Aaliyah Rolle, Aalysha Rolle, Faith Knowles, Tracy Johnson, police officer Jermaine Rolle, Senior Information Officer at Bahamas Information Services Eric Rose, and Beverley Turnquest — who is also the publisher with Quill Ink Parchment. The youngest author in t...

Governor General Attends Junkanoo Legends Circle Induction Ceremony

NASSAU, The Bahamas — Governor-General of The Bahamas His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Cornelius A. Smith joined Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Mario Bowleg and other Junkanoo and culture stakeholders, on December 15, 2022, at the National Junkanoo Legends Circle Induction Ceremony, held at Margaritaville Beach Resort, Bay Street.  The 2022 Inductees are as follows: Mr. Rouschard Martin; Ms. Androsia Christina “Muffin” Fernander; Mr. Foster Orequez “Glory” Wallace; Mr. Charles “Charlie” Sturrup; Mr. Roscoe “Scoe” Darville; Mr. Michael Foster; Mr. Tyrone Higgs; Mr. David Rolle; Ms. Willamae Cravatt; Mr. Bernard “Gayaye” Davis; Mr. Trevor “Taylor-Boy” Taylor; Mr. Patrick Adderley; Mr. Thomas Curry J...

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