I wish on behalf of my Ministry to acknowledge with deep regret the
passing of Mrs. Audrey Dean-Wright, Bahamian musician, composer,
professor, poet and well-known Co-Director of The Bahamas National
Children’s Choir who left this world on Sunday September 23rd, 2018.
in Nassau in 1949, Mrs. Dean-Wright resided in the cultural community
of Bain Town. Her first music lesson was at age 10 with Mrs. Muriel
Mallory and by the time she was 12 years old she was the Children’s
Choir director of Transfiguration Baptist Church. Thanks to music
educators, Meta Davis-Cumberbatch...
The last thing 32 year-old Georgina Sturrup expected to hear during a
doctor’s visit to regulate her heavy menstrual cycle, was that she may
have cervical cancer.
However, despite the initial terrifying
diagnosis and aggressiveness of her condition, Georgina, now 35, has
been in remission for three years. Recognizing her faith in God and
support from her mother and the Sister Sister Breast Cancer Support
Group as significant contributors to her recovery...
The Abacos have struck gold, officially. For the first time in history,
the island has received 300,000 visitors, the second highest number of
visitors after Nassau, in 2017, according to Minister of Agriculture and
Marine Resources, Michael Pintard, who spoke on behalf of the Minister
of Tourism and Aviation, Dionisio D’Aguilar.
Addressing the 15th
annual Abaco Business Outlook Conference, Minister Pintard highlighted
the impact of the Ministry of Tourism’s 16-island destination strategy
designed to create high visibility for the Out Islands...
Over a quarter of a million people live with TB in the Region of the
Americas and 24,000 died from the disease in 2017. But the downward
trend in new cases and deaths must proceed more swiftly to meet
Washington, D.C., 25 September 2018
(PAHO/WHO). Between 2000 and 2015, deaths from tuberculosis (TB) fell by
37.5% in the Americas and new cases dropped by 24%. However, the rate
of decline must be accelerated for the Region to be able to end the
disease, according to a new report by the Pan American Health
Reports are that on Monday 24th September 2018 shortly before
6:00pm, police in Abaco were called to the beach area of Crossing Rock,
where officers were shown a human body buried in the sand. The body was
retrieved by police and taken to the Marsh Harbor Clinic. An autopsy
would be performed to determine the exact cause of death and further
investigation by police to its identification.
It would be an act of “sheer cruelty and neglect” toward the people of
Grand Bahama for the government “to idly stand by and let the Grand
Lucayan, a prime hotel property, go the way of the Royal Oasis,”
Minister of Tourism and Aviation, the Hon. Dionisio D’Aguilar told
Addressing the House of Assembly Thursday (September
20, 2018), Minister D’Aguilar said news of the government’s proposal to
purchase the Grand Lucayan has sparked vibrant public debate...
As the first Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) Rehabilitation Services
Week officially opened, Monday, September 24, 2018, Catherine Weech,
Managing Director, PHA, assured rehabilitative professionals that
improving the quality of rehabilitative services in the Bahamas is an
integral element of health services strengthening.
challenges you face, particularly with respect to equipment procurement
and equipment maintenance, lack of physical space and the need to scale
up recruitment of rehabilitative professionals are front and centre at
the highest levels of the PHA,” said Ms. Weech...
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has learned with great sadness of the
passing of Mrs. Audrey Wright, following a long illness. Mrs. Wright
was the spouse of former Foreign Service Officer and Ambassador of The
Bahamas to the Republic of Cuba Mr. Carlton Wright.
and musical icon and teacher, Mrs. Wright contributed significantly to
the cultural development of The Bahamas, especially to the youths of
this country and will be surely missed. Her legacy will remain. Mrs.
Wright also played an integral role...
The Ministry of Labour held its eighth 'Labour on the Blocks Job Fair
at C.V. Bethel High School' on Saturday, September 22, 2018, thereby
convenient for residents of Bamboo Town, Pinewood, South Beach, Garden
Hills and Nassau Village to meet representatives of business and
training. At job fairs, prospective employees could be interviewed on
the spot, and sometimes jobs could be had right at the site. The
Department of Labour encourages all job seekers in The Bahamas or
abroad, and employers with vacancies, to register in the Department’s
recruitment database: www.jobseekers.bahamas.gov.bs Pictured is
Minister of Labour, the Hon. Dion Foulkes at Saturday's Job Fair...
Police investigates daylight robbery, 1 suspect shot and in custody: According to reports, shortly after 11:00am, Monday, 24th September,
2018, a man was about to enter the Royal Bank of Canada in the Prince
Charles Shopping Center, when he was approached by a male who robbed him
of a number of deposit bags before getting into a Toyota Passo with
Police investigates stabbing incident: Police on New Providence are investigating a stabbing incident Monday,
24th September, 2018, which has left an adult female with injuries...
Statement by Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis Prime Minister Commonwealth
of The Bahamas on the occasion of the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit United
Nations Headquarters (New York) Monday, 24 September 2018:
I wish to thank you for convening the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit in support of global peace...
The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, participated in Bahamas
First General Insurance Company’s second public forum dubbed --
Hurricane Prep 101 -- on Saturday, September 22, 2018.
show and public form was held at the Harry C. Moore Library at the
University of The Bahamas, where scores of people received first-hand
practical advice on how to safeguard their homes, valuables and
businesses during hurricane season...
Bahamas Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Darren Henfield, pictured
centre, chaired the Caribbean Community's (CARICOM) meeting of the
Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR) today at the United
Nations 73rd regular session. Secretary General of CARICOM, HE Irwin
LaRocque is seated next to Minister Henfield.
Freeport Bahamas- The City Maintenance and Management team of The Grand
Bahama Port Authority (GBPA), have been working around the clock,
ensuring that they meet their obligations of upgrades to the City of
Freeport for the 2018 year. This charge, conducted on an annual basis,
began with detailed assessments throughout the city, identifying areas
of concern-such as landscaping,dilapidated building structures, or road
work- that require attention. The demolition of derelict buildings has
been one of the focal points, in an effort to beautify areas of the
city, which was undoubtedly needed, however, the challenges facing the
city did not stop there...
The Bahamian Ministry of Health, Duane Ernest Lascelles Sands, has been
elected President of the Pan American Health Organization’s (PAHO) 56th
Directing Council, which convenes the Region’s health authorities to
discuss and analyze regional health policies and set priorities for
technical cooperation and collaboration among countries.
will preside over the Directing Council, which begins today until 27
September, where ministries of health, from throughout the Region of the
Americas will discuss a series of plans to reduce the shortage in
The redevelopment of the Grand Lucayan property has the capability to
change the direction of visitor arrivals into Grand Bahama “with the
right development plan,” Minister of Tourism and Aviation the Hon.
Dionisio D’Aguilar said in the House of Assembly, Thursday, September
“Simply put, the redevelopment of the Grand Lucayan
will bring additional airlift; additional airlift will improve the
economy, which will bring relief to Grand Bahama,” Minister D’Aguilar
Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis, second left, prepares to
speak at Nelson Mandela Peace Summit today at the United Nations, a
conclave focusing on Global Peace in honour of the centenary of Nelson
Mandela's birth. In group photo, pictured with the Prime Minister,
from left are Chief Operating Officer, Prime Minister's Delivery Unit
Viana Gardiner; H.E. Sheila Carey, Permanent Representative of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas to the United Nations; Minister of State for
Grand Bahama in the Office of the Prime Minister, the Hon. Kwasi
Thompson; and Senior Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister, Joshua
Sears. In second photo, the Prime Minister meets President of Zimbabwe