The Hon. Wayne Munroe, Minister of National Security, toured the
Parliamentary Registration Department today, meeting with Parliamentary
Commissioner (Actg.) Lavado Duncanson and Ministry of National Security
Acting Permanent Secretary Cheryl Darville. He viewed the various work
areas and functions. At the conference room table, Minister Munroe is
at centre, with Mr. Duncanson and Mrs. Darville.
A COVID-19 Vaccination Volunteer Luncheon was held Sunday, October
17, during which the government thanked individuals who dedicated their
services to the national vaccination programme aimed at fighting the
The event was held in the New
Providence Room, Grand Hyatt at Baha Mar where the guest list was headed
by His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Cornelius A. Smith, Governor
General, who brought remarks of appreciation...
The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) recently
recognized three organizations for their commitment to the internship
program over the past five years.
Telecoms, Security Depot and the Ministry of Education were honoured for
the integral role they play in making the transition from the classroom
to the work environment as smooth as possible for BTVI students...
Over the past three weeks, the Minister of Health and Wellness Dr.
Michael Darville and the members of his Covid-19 technical team have
visited islands in the Southern and Central Bahamas to conduct an urgent
assessment of the situation there. In addition, the Ministry has
dispatched COVID-19 surveillance and enforcement units to Inagua, North
Eleuthera, and the Berry Islands with the intention to review COVID-19
cases, tighten surveillance protocols, and better support those who need
to isolate and quarantine...
of Agriculture, Marine Resources and Family Island Affairs the Hon.
Clay Sweeting urged Bahamians to place an emphasis on growing food to
reduce the country’s costly food bill during his remarks for World Food
World Food Day slated on October 16, is collectively
commemorated by over 150 countries. This year’s theme is “Our Actions
are our future...
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), recently acquired the
tools to assist with its Emergency Relief Warehouses Supply Management,
and equipment to conduct Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
training among various sectors and communities following the receipt of
two, $8,000 grants from the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management
Agency (CDEMA) via the CDEMA Coordinating Unit, based in Bridgetown,
The Coordinating Unit received the grant funding from
the European Union under CDEMA’s Partnership Programme...
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Investments and Aviation
the Hon. Chester Cooper and Minister of Health and Wellness, the Hon.
Michael Darville made assessment tours of the Exuma airport under
construction and the mini hospital in Exuma, Thursday, October 14, 2021.
Dr. Darville had also made medical facility assessment tours in Cat
Island and Long Island on this trip.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises members of the public that its
diplomatic staff posted to the Embassy of The Bahamas in Haiti, returned
to Haiti on Sunday, 10th October, 2021, and have resumed normal
The Hon. Michael Halkitis, Minister of Economic Affairs, welcomed Her
Excellency Sarah Dickson, British High Commissioner to The Bahamas in a
courtesy call at the Ministry of Economic Affairs on Thursday, October
Chinese Ambassador to The Bahamas Her Excellency Dai Qingli paid a
courtesy call on Minister of Social Services and Urban Development the
Hon. Obadiah Wilchcombe at the Ministry's offices, October 14, 2021.
The Davis Administration is fully committed to ensuring that young
Bahamians get second chances where possible, by expunging minor offence
records, where necessary, according to Minister for Grand Bahama, Hon.
“One of our mandates in our ten-point plan in the
‘blueprint for change’ is compassionate social relief and the
expungement of records for offences that are due, based on the
violations of the Emergency Orders. So, we are going to continue to
ensure that those records are expunged,” said Minister Moxey....
Minister of Health and Wellness the Hon. Michael
Darville traveled to Cat Island, Long Island and Exuma, October 14, 2021
to make an assessment of medical facilities in those islands. Also
traveling with the medical team was Director of Education Marcellus
Taylor to view educational facilities in those islands. Pictured are
stops in Cat Island -- Old Bight, Smith Bay, and Orange Creek. Minister
Darville also viewed the clinic at Simms, Long Island. Also on the
trip were ACHS Charlene Bain, Dr. Bradia Cooper-Trustham, Nurse Desmonda
Henfield, and DPS Donovan Turnquest...
See enclosed remarks by Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs the Hon. Ryan Pinder at MLRO Day observance, October 14, 2021:
Good morning to the senior executives of BACO, President Maria Dorsett
and team, members of this august body. It is indeed my pleasure to bring
remarks and I wish to thank the President and her team of officials for
inviting me to address you on this your annual MLRO Day...
A breakthrough surgical procedure performed at the Rand Memorial
Hospital (RMH) in Freeport, Grand Bahama heralding a new approach to the
delivery of healthcare in the Bahamas. An Open Reduction Thoracic Spine
Fracture procedure performed on a twenty-year-old male patient at the
Rand on Friday, October 8th, 2021 marked the first time a complex spinal
surgery was performed at that hospital. It also marked the impressive
collaboration of surgical teams from the Rand Memorial Hospital (RMH)
and the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH)....
Despite setbacks and limitations due to COVID-19, Lamont Missick, H.O.
Nash; Gerardo Annacius, Anatol Rodgers and Brianna Butterfield of
Kingsway Academy, overcame the odds and finished first, second and third
respectively in the second phase of the recent 29th Annual Bahamas
Young Chef New Providence District Culinary Competitions.
hybrid lessons and just two weeks of in-person classes supervised by
teachers, the three students, who are enrolled in Family and Consumer
State Minister with responsibility for the National Insurance Board,
the Hon. Myles Laroda paid a visit to NIB headquarters on Blue Hill Road
for formal introductions and to conduct a walkabout of the premises.
State Minister Laroda commenced the visit with a brief meeting with
executives at NIB. Following the meeting, Mr. Laroda met briefly with
members of the media where he discussed some of the issues raised with
the executives at NIB, including continuation of the social assistance
programme implemented by the former administration to assist those
impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic...
Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. Philip Davis,
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Investment and Aviation
the Hon. Chester Cooper, cabinet colleagues and the executive team of
the Ministry of Tourism, Investment & Aviation toured Sandals Royal
Bahamian development today, led by Sandals Resorts International
Chairman Adam Stewart and his executive team.
The Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development is celebrating
October as Older Persons Month under the theme ‘Digital Equity for All
Ages.’ The announcement came at a press conference on Tuesday, October
12, at the Department of Social Services in Freeport. The intent of the
month is to show appreciation for the nation’s elderly and provide them
with vital information to keep them current in a digital world.
Coordinators of the programme are Deputy Director Charlamae Fernander;
Chief Welfare Officer, Brennamae Rolle-Cooper; and administrator of
PACE, Dane Bethel-Golaz...