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Disaster Authority and Social Services’ officials clarify benefit assistance post-Hurricane Dorian

CLARIFYING CONCERNS – Managing Director of the Disaster Authority Katherine “Kay” Forbes-Smith (centre) sought to clarify the Department of Social Services’ benefits as it relates to hurricane relief assistance, due to residents’ complaints regarding the programme post-Hurricane Dorian. Also pictured are Department of Social Services’ official Paula Marshall (left) and Social Services Chief Welfare Officer Dorathea Gomez (right). (PHOTO: JENNEVA RUSSELL)

Managing Director of the Disaster Authority Katherine “Kay” Forbes-Smith sought to clarify the Department of Social Services’ benefits as it relates to hurricane relief assistance, due to residents’ complaints regarding the programme post-Hurricane Dorian.  In a press conference yesterday – Wednesday, January 15 – at the Ministry of Disaster Preparedness, Management and Reconstruction office, Forbes-Smith…
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AKA Sorority Annual Scavenger Hunt set for January 18 on Taino Beach

ANNUAL FUND-RAISER – The Pi Upsilon Omega Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. announced the launch of the Third Annual Scavenger Hunt, which is set for January 18 at Taino Beach beginning at 9:08 a.m. Pictured are sorority organizers and sponsors of the event, including Pi Upsilon Omega, AKA Sorority Inc. President Kerel Pinder (seated centre). (PHOTO: JENNEVA RUSSELL)

The Pi Upsilon Omega Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. announced the launch of the Third Annual Scavenger Hunt, which is set for January 18 at Taino Beach beginning at 9:08 a.m.  For the past two years, the event has been one the entire community of Grand Bahama looked forward to and organizers…
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Northern Bahamas Legal Year begins

Canon Norman Lightbourne Rector, Pro Cathedral of Christ the King.

The legal community in the Northern Bahamas Region celebrated the opening of the 2020 Legal Year with a special service, parade and reception on January 9, 2020, at Pro Cathedral of Christ the King at 10:00 a.m. Chief Justice Brian Moree, QC was joined by justices, magistrates and members of the Bahamas Bar Association along…
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Mobile ‘Hospitainer’ for East Grand Bahama

MOBILE HEALTH CARE – International Medical Corps donated a state-of-the-art Hospitainer, Primary Health Care Unit (PHC) to the government for East Grand Bahama on Saturday, January 11. Pictured touring the mobile unit are Minister of State for Disaster Preparedness, Iram Lewis (second left) and his wife (left); Deputy Prime Minister K. Peter Turnquest (third left), East GB Member of Parliament; Minister of Health Dr. Duane Sands (second right); Minister of State for GB in the OPM, Sen. J. Kwasi Thompson (second right) and East GB Administrator, Gaye Antonie-Bowe (right).

Residents of East Grand Bahama were elated and extremely grateful to witness the handover of a state-of-the-art Hospitainer, Primary Health Care Unit (PHC), a generous donation made to the Public Hospital Authority by non-profit organization (NGO), International Medical Corps (IMC). IMC, along with other NGOs have been on the ground throughout the island rendering much-needed…
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