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The Chinese Embassy donates Samsung Tablets and Keyboard Cases to Persons with Disabilities

NASSAU, The Bahamas — The Chinese Embassy, through the National Commission for Persons with Disabilities, presented Samsung Tablets and Keyboard Cases to students with disabilities at the Chinese Embassy, October 6, 2022. Her Excellency Dai Qingli, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, made the donation as a result of discussions with executive members of the National Commission of Persons with Disabilities (NCPD). The Chinese Ambassador said it is hoped that the presentation could be the beginning of a long friendship and cooperation between the Embassy and the Commission.  Nalini Bethel, NCPD chairperson, said the donation comes at an appropriate time as the commission is observing October as Disability Awareness Month...

Persons with Disabilities discuss range of topics at Town Hall Meeting

NASSAU, The Bahamas – Equal opportunities, disability and disaster preparedness, registration of persons with disabilities and an Access Ability Bahamas App were among the topics discussed at a Hybrid Town Hall Meeting hosted by the National Commission for Persons with Disabilities (NCPD) Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at the Hearing Room of The Ministry Of Social Services & Urban Development. Participants in the two hour event included Townsley Roberts, Deputy Executive Secretary, NCPD; Lisa Bowleg, NEMA Training Coordinator; and Andrea Newbold, Shelter Management and Selection, Department of Social Services. Among those in attendance were the Hon. Obie Wilchcombe, Minister of Social Services and Urban Development; Joel Lewis, Permanent Secretary, Desiree Clarke, Executive Secretary, NCP...