Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, August 31, 2017 – Nassau – The Department of Social Services (DOSS) wishes to remind the public of its established protocols for accessing various forms of assistance from their office.Persons requiring assistance are asked to apply at the Community Support Outreach Centre nearest to their residence in New Providence or the Family Islands. New Providence Centres are located on Horse Shoe Drive, in the V. Munnings Building, Wulff Road, in the NIB Office Building, Fox Hill, in the Davis Building opposite Fox Hill Park and Robinson Road, in the NIB Office Building at Montell Heights.The Food Assistance ProgrammeThe Department of Social Services’ Food Assistance programme is ongoing and over ten thousand (10,000) persons receive this assistance on a monthly basis. Persons who qualify are provided VISA Prepaid Cards which permit them to shop at various supermarkets with a degree of dignity. This could not be done previously with the food coupons because the coupons wererestricted to use at one supermarket on a particular date, and no balances could be left on the coupons for future use.School Uniform and FootwearThe process for clients to apply for assistance with uniform and footwear to students of the various public schools in New Providence, Grand Bahama and the Family Islands commenced in July.All prospective clients and their households must be assessed for eligibility. The applicant must be eighteen (18) years or older, a citizen of The Bahamas and produce identification and supporting financial documents.Assistance to The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI)The Department has provided assistance to underprivileged adults in New Providence and Grand Bahama to obtain certification from the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute in various fields of endeavour.The DOSS is processing applications from persons who have applied for assistance with school fees to BTVI for the 2017 Fall Semester.It should be noted that the Department is currently reviewing its protocols of providing ongoing assistance to students of BTVI, to ensure that it remains within its overall budget allocation for 2017-2018.The DOSS wishes to apologize to the RISE clients of the Wulff Rd. Centre for any inconvenience they may have experienced due to RISE cards not being loaded with funds. It is expected that this matter will be rectified shortly, however, in the interim RISE clients are requested to contact their assigned Social Worker or the Centre Manager at the Wulff Road Centre for assistance.The public is encouraged to contact the main office of the Department of Social Services in the Sunshine Plaza on Blue Hill Road at telephone numbers 604-4200 or 604-4201 for further enquiries or clarification on any of its programmes.Press Release: BIS Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde has no interest in signing a new centre-back this January, despite reports linking him with a move for Chelsea’s Andreas ChristensenThe Danish defender’s future at Chelsea has been in doubt this season with just one Premier League appearance under new coach Maurizio Sarri.The Italian instead prefers to opt for David Luiz and Antonio Rudiger at the heart of the Chelsea defence.Due to this, Christensen’s father recently threatened a permanent January exit for his son with old club Borussia Monchengladbach understood to be interested.But Spanish news outlet Sport reported that Barcelona had made an approach for Christensen in regards to a new loan deal due to French centre-back Samuel Umtiti sidelined through a knee injury and Thomas Vermaelen’s ongoing fitness issues.Chelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.However, Valverde insists he is happy with his defensive options.“We want four centre-backs who can play,” said Valverde in a press conference.“Umtiti could recover and that would be great news for us and would mean that we would have four centre-backs for the rest of the season, although three are left-footed.“We will know more about what happens with him in a little while, but we are Barcelona and want to have a team who can respond. As I said, we’ll see what happens but I’m happy to manage with what I have.”The Catalan giants will take on Levante today in La Liga with kick-off set for 20:45 (CET).
August 4, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – One man is believed to have stabbed another man to death in Balboa Park Saturday, police said.Police dispatchers received a call at 9:49 a.m. reporting a stabbing in Balboa Park near Redwood Circle, San Diego Police Lt. Anthony Dupree said.Officers and medics found a 38-year-old man with stab injuries to his upper body, and he was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead, Dupree said.Police suspect the 47-year-old man who reported the attack was responsible for the death, and he was arrested.The victim’s identity was not being released pending notification of next of kin. Man stabbed to death in Balboa Park Posted: August 4, 2018 KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
Posted: January 3, 2019 Mike McKinnon III, Updated: 5:16 PM Mike McKinnon III SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A driver in that chase from Los Angeles County to San Diego County is being taken into custody alongside the southbound 5 Freeway.The suspect in that chase continued to drive south on the San Diego (405) Freeway, and crossed the San Diego County line. The California Highway Patrol took over the pursuit, said CHP Officer Peter Nicholson.A pedestrian or scooter rider who was allegedly struck by the motorist in the Playa del Rey area was taken to a hospital with “non-life- threatening injuries,” according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.The driver avoided several PIT attempts and spike strips. January 3, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News, Traffic & Accidents FacebookTwitter High Speed car chase on the southbound I-5 enters San Diego County