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Organisation launches programme to help disabled women in getting mammograms

BREAST cancer screening for disabled Bahamian women has been launched in Grand Bahama - even as one campaigner warned that disabled women lack access to proper screening although they face the same risks as other women.

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FACE TO FACE: Making a world of difference for people with disabilities

PEOPLE living with disabilities are no different from any other kind of human being; all are deserving of the same level of respect and consideration, so that human rights are truly guaranteed to all.

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Officials 'working to tear down barriers against women with disabilities'

SOCIAL Services Minister Obie Wilchcombe said officials are working to tear down barriers against women with disabilities.

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'Wear mismatched socks' to mark Down Syndrome Day

PEOPLE are being urged to wear mismatched socks tomorrow (Tuesday) to mark Down Syndrome Day in The Bahamas.

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$247k budgeted to help push for more inclusion for disabled people

SOCIAL Services Minister Obie Wilchcombe announced his ministry’s plans yesterday to push for more inclusion of disabled people in The Bahamas, with $247,000 budgeted for the initiative.

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Making history at inaugural Bahamas elite Karate tournament

HISTORY was made with the introduction of the Para-Karate Division at the inaugural Bahamas Elite Karate Championship in Nassau, Bahamas.

Condolences expressed for Wilchcombe

Women United (WU) expresses our profound sorrow and deepest condolences on the passing of Minister Obie Wilchcombe, the Minister of Social Services and Member of Parliament for West End and Bimini. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, the Progressive Liberal Party, his constituents, and the entire nation of The Bahamas during this difficult time.

Public access for disabled a priority, says minister

Public buildings are being refitted with wheelchair ramps to make them more accessible to disabled members of the public, Minister of Works and Utilities Alfred Sears revealed yesterday.

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Long lines lead to chaos at PLP Convention

Chaos on the second day of the Progressive Liberal Party’s Convention on Friday had hundreds of delegates and supporters frustrated with the lengthy process to cast their votes.

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LPIA officials urge travellers to arrive 3.5 hours before departure

OFFICIALS at the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) are urging international travellers to arrive nearly four hours ahead of departure time due to heavy traffic anticipated at the terminal for the remainder of this month.

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Complaints of slow process at advance poll for West Grand Bahama and Bimini by-election

VOTERS arrived early and queued despite inclement weather yesterday as the advance poll took place for the West Grand Bahama and Bimini by-election.

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Speech from the Throne: Free wi-fi for low income communities

THE Davis administration has committed to providing low-income communities free internet access.

Civil registry restored after ‘inordinate delay’

PUBLIC access to the civil registry at the Registrar General’s Department was restored last week as its top official apologised for what she described as an “unexpected and inordinate delay” and disruption.

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ALICIA WALLACE: Our human rights record on review

Today, The Bahamas is under review at the 43 Session of Universal Periodic Review (UPR) at the United Nations in Geneva. The UPR, now in its fourth cycle, was established by the Human Rights Council and is designed as a peer review. States report on what they have done since the previous review to improve human rights conditions and fulfill their obligations to the people.

Angels revisit the BAPD

In early February, the children of the Bahamas Association for the Physically Disabled were blessed with an outpouring of loving care and generosity from a team of volunteer professionals from West Palm Beach, Florida.

First Mortgage Corp financials for decade

A Cabinet minister yesterday pledged to reveal the first Bahamas Mortgage Corporation audited financial statements for a decade by this September after the agency issued more than $5m worth of mortgages during the past two years.

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National Sports Awards Saturday

SPORTS Heritage Month began on Wednesday and among the event’s sporting festivities will be the National Sports Awards slated for tomorrow evening.

West Grand Bahama and Bimini By-Election Advanced Poll sees 95 percent turnout

THE advanced poll in Bimini had a 95 per cent turnout rate, according to administrator Eva Kay Arthur, the assistant returning officer overseeing the process on that island.

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Softball Games prelude to Public Service Week

PUBLIC service workers enjoyed softball games at the Blue Hills Sporting Complex on Saturday morning in their leadup to full launch of their commemorative week.

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Amendments to Procurement Act good, but there’s still opportunity for strengthening

THE executive director of the Organisation for Responsible Governance (ORG) supports government’s plans to reform the Public Procurement Act, saying that there is still opportunity for strengthening.