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Mouth health of persons with disabilities

Mouth health is crucial to the health and well-being of people with disabilities. Good mouth health promotes communication, good nutrition, self-esteem and

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Scotiabank donates to Training Centre

Scotiabank (Bahamas) has made its annual donation to the Training Centre for the Disabled to assist with student text books, visual aids, field trips, uniforms, start-up kits and special apparatus for disability.

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Got a disability? Govt wants you to register

OFFICIALS have made a plea to the disabled community to participate in the Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development’s ongoing voluntary registration of persons with disabilities.

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‘Disabled workers should keep benefit’

MEMBERS of the disabled community who can work should retain an invalidity benefit if hired to the workforce, said a member of the National Commission on Disabilities.

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Accessibility remains importantissue for Disability Council

Efforts to promote awareness of the disabled community are finally paying off, however, one big obstacle still remains – creating accessibility to public buildings and businesses, according to the president of the National Council For Disability.Shei

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Disabilities are under-reported

THE number of disabled persons residing in The Bahamas is grossly under-reported according to global population averages.

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FACE TO FACE: And the award goes to . . me!

DECEMBER got off to an amazing start for me. I had an unexpected surprise that has really inspired me to press on with my personal mission of “Getting Good News in the News”. I was chosen as the “Media Advocate of the Year” and received an Icon Award during celebrations for Disability Awareness Week.

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CEDAW strengthens action for women with disabilities

THE BUREAU OF Women’s Affairs has held ongoing meetings with members of the disability community to find ways of effectively implementing national commitments to the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).

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Student designs winning logo

TO get a younger demographic thinking and talking about disabilities and related issues, the National Commission for Persons with Disabilities launched a logo design competition in all secondary and high schools last October.

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PM Christie vows disability legislation by end of year

THE struggle to legislate equal opportunity for disabled persons moved a step forward today as the government announced plans to sign on to international conventions and introduce new legislation before the year end.

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A vote to change the lives of the disabled

MEMBERS of the Bahamian disabled community packed into the House of Assembly gallery yesterday were overcome with emotion and tears at the historic passing of the long-awaited protective laws.

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Empathy for the disabled

I read a story with interest which appeared in the December 4, 2004 edition of The Bahama Journal. The caption read “Disabled Persons Hopeful”. The story espoused the struggle for disabled persons to be recognised by society, and to be given equal opportunities in mainstream society in The Bahamas. I encourage your readers to read the story. The struggle continues.

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Bill to detail rights of disabled

THE rights of the disabled will be made clear through the passage of a Bill that is nearing its completion for presentation to Parliament.

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Seeing beyond the disability

OCTOBER marks National Disability Employment Awareness month when those with disabilities in the working environment are celebrated and recognised and awareness about disability employment issues raised.

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Disabilities Bill 'has not been forgotten'

THE final draft of the proposed Disabilities Bill is nearing completion and will be presented to Cabinet, Social Services Minister Melanie Griffin said yesterday.

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Disabled left to live a half life

DISABLED people in the Bahamas are subject to a half-life that is starved of opportunities, according to cancer survivor and amputee Erin Brown yesterday.

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"I am disabled but able" - Entrepreneur overcomes spina bifida challenges

People often assume that those with disabilities mostly lead unhappy, unfilled lives. However, research conducted over the years and testimonials by individuals like Edvenna Major prove the opposite to be true – that many disabled people experience s

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Disability legislation brings 'dawn of a new day'

THE Persons with Disabilities - Equal Opportunities Bill 2014 was tabled in the House of Assembly yesterday with Social Services Minister Melanie Griffin heralding the move as “the dawn of a new day”.

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Disabled parking

EDITOR, The Tribunes1 Re: Parking in a disabled bay - You’ll be fined.

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Griffin signs protocl on disability rights

SOCIAL Services and Community Development Minister Melanie Griffin signed the protocol ratifying the UN Convention of the Rights of Persons With Disabilities on behalf of the Bahamas on Monday.