More Than 10,000 Children to Benefit from RGD Birth Certification Drive

first_imgMore than 10,000 children under 12 years of age, are expected to benefit from the Registrar General’s Department (RGD) birth certification fair now underway. The initiative is targeted at children in Kingston, St. Catherine, Westmoreland and Hanover, born between January 2000 and December 2011, and who have never received a birth certificate. Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the RGD and Director of Operations, Yvette Scott, told JIS News that the three-month programme, which got underway on October 23 and runs until December 13, forms part of the department’s efforts to ensure all children across the island are registered. Already, a number of children have been processed at fairs held at venues in the targeted parishes. Seven more events are slated to be held up to December 13 and the RGD is appealing to parents to take their children out to be certified. “We are beginning with four parishes, so the children have to be born in those parishes. The parents need to take along with them, their identification card, the christening or baptismal record if the child is not registered, full address and contact number, and the immunization card,” Mrs. Scott informed. “We don’t need any pet name, any otherwise known as…the more correct information they give us will assist us in processing the documents as quickly as possible and send (them) out to the respective parents,” she stated. She said it is important that full contact information is provided so that the agency can readily get in touch if there is a query. “So, it is very important that if it is that they borrowed somebody’s phone, let the person know so when we call, we can get the information,” Mrs. Scott said. The next fair will be held on November 20 at the Burnt Savanna Nazarene Church in Westmoreland. The RGD journeys to Hanover on November 21 at the Chester Castle United Bible Church, and returns to Westmoreland on November 22 at the Bluefield’s Peoples Community Association. The fairs continue on December 4 at the Lucea Christian Fellowship Church, Hanover; Independence Park in Westmoreland on December 5; Old Harbour Holy Trinity Church, St. Catherine on December 11; and culminates on December 13 at the East Queen Street Baptist Church in Kingston. For more information on the birth certification fairs call the RGD at 619-1260 or 749-0550.The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is partnering with the RGD on the project.last_img read more

Freeport Man Killed in The Ghetto Homicide Count Now At 100

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, September 13, 2017 – Freeport – Police in Grand Bahama is investigating a shooting incident that has left one male dead and another in serious condition.   The man pronounced dead has been identified as a man on bail known to police.   He is Evan Thompson killed at Garden Villas, Freeport aka The Ghetto last night.Reports are that on Monday, September 11, sometime after 12:00 am, police were called to the Garden Villas area where there were reports of gunshots being fired.   Upon further investigation, police discovered two males with gunshot wounds to the body.   One was pronounced dead at the scene and the other was taken to the Rand Memorial Hospital where he is listed in serious condition.   Evin Thompson’s dead is the country’s 100th Homicide Victim.Police are actively investigating this matter and are appealing to the general public for any information that can assist the police in solving this matter to contact them at telephone number 350-3107 thru 12, 911/919 or call your nearest police station. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Bahamas Govt bids to buy Lucayan Strip resorts, PM Minnis tours site Bahamas Police takes 10 to court for murders and other crimes, including a couple for cruelty to a child Worst fears as a tourist is murdered in Providenciales; ten homicides for 2019 Related Items:#magneticmedianews, freeport, homicide, murder Recommended for youlast_img read more

Assemblymember Weber hosts Community Health Fair BacktoSchool Kick Off

first_imgAssemblymember Weber hosts Community Health Fair & Back-to-School Kick Off 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI)  – Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber (D-San Diego) will host her annual Health Fair and Back-to-School Celebration on Saturday, August 11th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the O’Farrell Charter School, 6130 Skyline Drive, San Diego. This event is free and open to the public.The community is welcome to bring family and friends to this free fun-filled event, which will include a wide variety of health screenings, educational activities and a back to-school backpack giveaway. Attendees will also have an opportunity to learn about programs and resources to help improve their health and quality of life.Saturday, August 11th – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.6130 Skyline DriveSan Diego, CA 92114 KUSI Newsroom, Posted: August 10, 2018 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News Tags: Shirley Weber FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom August 10, 2018last_img read more