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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.

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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.

‘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.

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Ministry launches push for inclusion of disabled people in recruitment

PRESHELL Ramsey-Miller, a completely blind woman, says despite her disability she is eager to show the country her skills through the Ministry of Public Service’s disability inclusion efforts.

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Officer calls for fair treatment for disabled

ASSISTANT Commissioner of Police Theophilus Cunningham said it is important that disabled individuals are treated fairly in society.

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Chinese Embassy donates tablets for persons with disabilities

THE Chinese Embassy donated more than 10 tablets to the Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development for persons with disabilities yesterday.

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Camp offers ‘a unique opportunity’

THE Bahamas Coalition for Disability Awareness and Services’ Camp Inclusion ’22 is underway at the Anatol Rodgers High School - providing a unique opportunity for disabled and not so disabled persons to come together.

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Wheelchair donation a gift of hope

CHINA donated 15 wheelchairs to The Bahamas in a ceremony on Friday.

Children’s learning disorders

Please allow the publishing of this open letter to the Minister of Education & Culture:

Equal access to education for everyone

Please allow the publishing of this open letter to the Minister of Education & Culture

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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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Five hours of waiting for food coupons

SENIOR citizens and disabled persons in Grand Bahama lined up outside the Department of Social Services on Tuesday for several hours waiting to collect their monthly food coupons.

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US criticises Bahamas on citizenship measures

THE United States said the Bahamas government has not effectively implemented laws to provide long-term residents the chance to get Bahamian citizenship “in a timely manner and on a non-discriminatory basis.”

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Govt ‘working to reduce backlog on citizenship’

PRESS secretary Clint Watson said while the government refuses to respond to criticism from the United States, it is working to reduce the backlog of people seeking a response to their citizenship applications.

Child labour policy conventions signed

THE government yesterday signed two conventions concerning progress for persons with disabilities and gender-based violence and also launched one phase of the National Child Labour Policy.

Workshop helps protect rights

A WORKSHOP designed to help protect the rights of Bahamian children and persons with disabilities was recently held. The event brought together United Nations officials and government agencies which make up the National Reporting Cooperation Mechanism.

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ALIV Connect aims to assist the disabled community

ALIV presented an initiative yesterday to bring greater assistance to the disabled community called ALIV Connect.

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Disabled crane operators lose Weather Dept tornado claims

Three former Freeport Container Port operators have lost their bid to claim damages from the Government over disabilities and “extensive psychological trauma” resulting from the March 2010 tornado that devastated the firm’s operation.

EDITORIAL: Health system problems not dealt with in decades

THE problem with kicking the can down the road is that a day will come when there’s no more road.

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‘Abusers should compensate victims’

SOCIAL Services Minister Obie Wilchcombe wants laws changed so people convicted of abuse must financially compensate their victims.