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Bid to ensure rights for disabled

PRESIDENT of the Bahamas National Council for Disability Sheila Culmer yesterday urged the Constitutional Committee to add disability rights to the fundamental rights protected by article 15.

More than 6% of islanders have a disability

MORE than six per cent of the population of Spanish Wells, Long Island, Acklins and Crooked Island has a disability of some kind according to statistics published by the Department of Statistics.

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INSIGHT: ‘Bahamas’ attitude on the rights of the disabled is deplorable and alarming’

JOB discrimination and limited employment opportunities for Bahamians with disabilities have facilitated in many ways my ability to reflect on the current status of young adults with disabilities who have attained degrees from higher educational institutions. I too reflect on their need for vocational rehabilitation services and the many challenges they face seeking employment.

Disability legislation defended

BAHAMAS National Council for Disability president Townsend Roberts yesterday defended proposed disability legislation against criticism that it did not address the needs of adults with disabilities.

MOVE TO IMPROVE DISABILITY RIGHTS

By CELESTE NIXON Tribune Staff Reporter cnixon@tribunemedia.net MINISTER of State for Social Services Loretta Butler-Turner tabled a Bill in the House of Assembly yesterday which she said will bring the rights of persons with disabilities into the 21st c

MOVE TO IMPROVE DISABILITY RIGHTS

By CELESTE NIXON Tribune Staff Reporter cnixon@tribunemedia.net MINISTER of State for Social Services Loretta Butler-Turner tabled a Bill in the House of Assembly yesterday which she said will bring the rights of persons with disabilities into the 21st c

MOVE TO IMPROVE DISABILITY RIGHTS

By CELESTE NIXON Tribune Staff Reporter cnixon@tribunemedia.net MINISTER of State for Social Services Loretta Butler-Turner tabled a Bill in the House of Assembly yesterday which she said will bring the rights of persons with disabilities into the 21st c

MOVE TO IMPROVE DISABILITY RIGHTS

By CELESTE NIXON Tribune Staff Reporter cnixon@tribunemedia.net MINISTER of State for Social Services Loretta Butler-Turner tabled a Bill in the House of Assembly yesterday which she said will bring the rights of persons with disabilities into the 21st c

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The Bahamas to get national commission for persons with disabilities

THE framework for the establishment of a national commission for persons with disabilities has been included in the draft disability legislation scheduled to reach parliament before the end of the year, Minister of Social Services and Community Development Melanie Griffin told a high level United Nations meeting.

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Government called on to pass Bill to help disabled

SPEAKING in the House of Assembly yesterday, Long Island MP Loretta Butler-Turner appealed to the government to pass the Equal Opportunities Disabilities Bill.

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Government honours day for people with disabilities

THE government said it salutes members of the disabled community for their contributions to Bahamian society as the world marked the 28th International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

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Why it’s so important to end disability discrimination

To mark the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities tomorrow Lester T Ferguson explains how the Bahamas is making progress in breaking down discrimination and inequality and looks at what still needs to be done.

Why oral health is important for persons with disabilities

Oral health is important to the health and wellbeing of people with disabilities.

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Forum discusses Disability Bill

PEOPLE with disabilities and their caregivers in Grand Bahama attended a forum with Minister of Social Services Melanie Griffin, who is spearheading consultation on the proposed Disability Bill.

'Remember needs of disabled during pandemic'

THE Disabled Persons Organization (DPO) is voicing concerns over the consideration of the needs of people with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. In a press release the group said the community’s needs are “considered just as important as th

Bahamians with disabilities asked to 'express themselves'

MEMBERS of the local disabled community are encouraged to attend a town meeting to express their views and give recommendations to the proposed Disability Bill.

Disability commission to be appointed by December

THE National Commission for Disability could be appointed in less than a month, Social Services Minister Melanie Griffin said yesterday.

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VIEW FROM AFAR: Importance of Disabilities Act

THE important Persons with Disabilities Act was gazetted on August 13, 2014. It establishes a National Commission for Persons with Disabilities managed by a board of trustees.

‘Help eliminate disability discrimination’

EXECUTIVES of The National Commission for Persons with Disabilities are urging the public to help eliminate discrimination on the basis of disabilities.