Increments which are paid to public servants will be reinstated this fiscal year.
a 2021/2022 Supplementary Budget Statement Wednesday, October 27, 2021
the Hon. Philip Davis, Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, advised
the House of Assembly that the increments, of no more than $700 per
year, will be reinstated effective July 2021 and paid in January 2022...
I rise before this
Honourable House to present the 2021/22 Supplementary Budget, and to
table the corresponding supplementary appropriations.
supplementary budget, with an effective date of 1st October 2021, will
bring our government’s budget in line with our vision for progress, and
will not increase the national debt more than forecasted in the May 2021
Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister with
responsibility for the Ministry of Disaster Preparedness, Management and
Reconstruction, the Hon. Myles Laroda told members of the Abaco
Consultative Committee that they have an important role to play in the
reconstruction of/restoration to, those parts of the island and its Cays
that were devastated by the monster storm Hurricane Dorian – two years
Mr. Laroda said: “No one of us is safe, until all of us are safe...
The Minister of Health and Wellness the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville
received US Embassy Chargé d’Affaires a.i., Usha E. Pitts, in a Courtesy
Call on Tuesday, October 26, 2021.
Also present at the Courtesy
Call were: Colin Higgs, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health and
Wellness; Chief Medical Officer Dr. Pearl McMillan; Dr. Cherita Moxey,
Ministry of Health and Wellness; and Todd Sargent, Acting
Political/Economic Chief, US Embassy...
Please be assured that the UB Board of
Trustees (BOT) remains engaged in fulfilling its governance mandate. At
all times we act in good faith and with good will.
naming of the University's next President, the BOT is actively pursuing a
public announcement on the heels of a successful presidential search.
The board successfully deliberated on the three finalists and reached a
Twenty-five participants of the National Emergency Management Agency’s
(NEMA) Basic Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training for
tourism-sector workers successfully completed the five-day session that
concluded Saturday (October 23) at SuperClubs Breezes resort. The
majority of the participants represented a number of New Providence’s
smaller hotel properties.
The CERT Training was made available
through grant funding from the Organization of American States (OAS) in
the amount of US$17,000...
MSC Cruises Chief Executive Officer Richard Sasso met with the Hon.
Chester Cooper, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism,
Investments, and Aviation, October 25, 2021 at the ministry's offices.
Also at the meeting were Director General of Tourism Joy Jibrilu and
Director of Investments Phylicia Woods-Hanna.
The Cabinet Office wishes to advise the general public that Daylight
Saving Time will end on Sunday, 7th November, 2021 at 2:00 a.m. At that
time, Eastern Standard Time will commence and will continue until 2:00
a.m. on Sunday, 13th March, 2022...
University of The Bahamas (UB) has announced the appointment of Ms.
Felicity A. Humblestone as Associate Vice President of Development and
Grants, effective 4th October 2021. Ms. Humblestone brings a wealth of
experience and expertise in non-profit management, fundraising,
programme development, grant making, talent management, and leadership.
member of the Institutional Advancement and Alumni Affairs team,
reporting to the Vice President, she is responsible for establishing,
Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Public Service the Hon. Fred
Mitchell, led a delegation to the 10th Italy - Latin America and the
Caribbean Conference, under the theme "People, Planet, Prosperity. The
future of an age-old partnership", at the Hotel Cavalieri, in Rome,
Italy. The conference will be held on the 25th - 26th October, 2021.
Minister Mitchell will bring remarks during a panel discussion on
'Planet- Starting anew from the sea and climate: coastal and port towns
at the heart of the recovery'...
Once again, The Islands of The Bahamas will be prominently displayed in
the Super Yacht Pavilion at the 62nd Annual Fort Lauderdale
International Boat (FLIBS) Show, October 27-31, being held at the Bahia
Mar Yachting Center in Fort Lauderdale.
FLIBS will exhibit a vast
array of the industry's latest boats and yachts of all sizes, worldwide
debuts, plus a medley of marine products and accessories to enhance the
A State-Recognized Memorial Service was held for the late John Barrie
Farrington, former Senator and Hotelier, October 23, 2021 at Christ
Church Cathedral. In attendance were Prime Minister and Minister of
Finance the Hon. Philip Davis, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of
Tourism, Investments & Aviation the Hon. Chester Cooper and
parliamentarians, Chief Justice Sir Brian Moree, President of the Court
of Appeal Sir Michael Barnett, hoteliers and government officials.
Also in attendance were former Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry G.
Christie and former Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham and Mrs
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Governor General, His Excellency Sir Cornelius A. Smith, on Friday paid a
courtesy call on Agnes Saunders who recently celebrated her 95th
birthday. During the brief visit, Sir Cornelius congratulated her on
celebrating such a milestone, adding that “the love of family keeps you
young.” The Governor General presented Mrs. Saunders with a certificate
along with a bouquet of flowers, followed by the singing of 'Happy
Birthday.' Shown from left are Stephanie Saunders-Evans, daughter; Mrs.
Saunders; His Excellency; and Father Colin Saunders, son.
Minister of Public Works and Utilities, the Hon. Alfred Sears said a
tour of capital works in West Grand Bahama has given his ministry a
sense of extreme urgency, because he’s gotten a deeper understanding of
how important those capital works are.
“We’re asking the contractors to, where possible, accelerate the work,” said Minister Sears...
The Hon. Philip Davis, Prime Minister, and Mrs. Ann Marie Davis
returned to the capital from Washington, DC today, October 22. He was
welcomed home by Deputy Prime Minister the Hon. Chester Cooper, and
Commissioner of Police, Paul Rolle. Prime Minister Davis is at centre,
speaking with the Commissioner of Police, with the Deputy Prime Minister
at left. Also pictured arriving home, at right, are Sir Franklyn
Wilson and Lady Wilson
The Public Hospitals Authority is aware of news reports circulating
concerning the alleged treatment of clients at the Maternity Ward,
Princess Margaret Hospital. The PHA wishes to advise that the Authority
takes very seriously all matters concerning the delivery of healthcare
to our obstetric clients and their newborns.
The public is advised that the PHA subscribes to the following Standard Operating Procedures related to ‘poor care or neglect’...