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Ministry of Works announces Town Planning Committee
- Dec 7, 2021 - 2:28:09 PM
The Town Planning Committee has a new board. Public Works and Utilities
Minister the Hon. Alfred Sears announced the members Monday, December 6
in the conference room of the Ministry’s headquarters on University
In attendance was: Bacchus Rolle, Parliamentary Secretary;
Luther Smith, Permanent Secretary; Charles Zonicle, Director of
Physical Planning; Gary Francis, Chief Legal Counsel; Sharon
Pratt-Rolle, Undersecretary and Gregory Butler, Deputy Permanent
PM Davis Highlights History of Cooperation with the ILO
- Dec 7, 2021 - 2:06:28 PM
During the signing ceremony for a Memorandum of Understanding on the
Second-Generation Bahamas Decent Work Country Programme, on December 6,
2021, Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. Philip Davis noted
that, over the past 45 years, the International Labour Organization
(ILO) had developed a “longstanding program of cooperation” with the
Bahamian Social Partners and worked in close partnership with the
Government of The Bahamas to address the decent work challenges faced by
Government and Cotton Bay Holdings Ltd. enter new agreement for Eleuthera
- Dec 7, 2021 - 1:16:47 PM
The Government of The Bahamas entered into a new Heads of Agreement
with Cotton Bay Holdings Ltd. for the addition of The Ritz-Carlton to
that South Eleuthera property, translating into a rebounding tourism
product and hundreds of jobs for Bahamians.
in keeping with the Davis Administration’s pledge in its ‘Blue Print for
Change’ to bring focused attention the promotion of trade and
investment into the country...
Mary Mitchell saluted for unwavering contribution to the Public Service
- Dec 6, 2021 - 6:54:29 PM
A cross-section of the Public Service gathered to pay tribute to Mary
Mitchell, Treasurer/Accountant General of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas, as she retires after 46 years of service.
was celebrated for her outstanding commitment as a caring, compassionate
change-agent at a gala Retirement Luncheon Banquet at Baha Mar Resorts
Friday, December 3...
Students in Young Chef Culinary Competition Awarded
- Dec 6, 2021 - 3:39:33 PM
Budding student chefs in the 2021 Bahamas Young Chef Culinary
Competition were praised for the versatility of their dishes, knife
skills, kitchen etiquette, time management and use of indigenous
“It was an awesome experience to view the
participants competing in a virtual environment,” said Chef Gerald
Rolle, Chief Judge for the competition. “They were confident, organized,
excellent managers of time and displayed great communication...
Ministers Moxey and Wilchcombe pay tribute to Anita Doherty during track meet
- Dec 6, 2021 - 2:31:57 PM
Minister for Grand Bahama, Hon. Ginger Moxey was among
many who turned out at the GB Sports complex on Saturday afternoon
(December 4, 2021) to pay tribute to former Bahamian track and field
legend and former Principal, Anita Doherty.
“I had to be here to be
able to pay honour to the amazing and incomparable Anita Doherty who, by
the way, was my Physical Education teacher and Principal at the former
Freeport Anglican High School,” Minister Moxey said...
Minister Munroe Announces the Re-Launch of 'Shock Treatment'
- Dec 6, 2021 - 12:10:15 PM
Minister of National Security the Hon. Wayne Munroe announces, December
3, 2021, the re-launch of the "Shock Treatment" programme and
television show, at a press conference at his Ministry Headquarters in
the Orville Turnquest National Security Building. Present from the
Ministry were Deputy Permanent Secretary (Acting) Delgardo Forbes; and
In-house Legal Counsel Commander Floyd Moxey. "Shock Treatment"
stakeholders present were Programme Coordinator and Pastor Dr. Carlos
Reid, Series Producer Andrew Burrows,
Port Lucaya comes alive with Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
- Dec 6, 2021 - 9:40:56 AM
Port Lucaya Marketplace came alive on Saturday, December 4, for the
first time in two years, as the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony was
The last time the ceremony was held was three months following the devastation of Hurricane Dorian in 2019.
people of all ages and all walks of life filled the square, the
pulsating sounds of Junkanoo filled the air before the ceremony began...
Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture announces sports is back
- Dec 6, 2021 - 8:50:07 AM
Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, the Hon. Mario Bowleg visited
Grand Bahama on Thursday, December 2 and announced that sports is back.
While the 1st Annual IL Cares Basketball Challenge is being held at St.
George’s Gym, the Minister said sports is getting back to some sense of
normalcy. Tournament organizer, Norris Bain said safety and health
protocols are in place and the event is being held with no spectators,
however, it is being streamed online...
New board announced for Water and Sewerage Corporation
- Dec 3, 2021 - 10:09:46 AM
A diverse board comprising 5 young male professionals representing
different walks of life have been appointed to the board of the Water
and Sewerage Corporation (WSC).
Utilities Minister the Hon. Alfred Sears officially made the
announcement during a press conference Wednesday, December 1 at the
Ministry’s headquarters, John F. Kennedy Drive...
PM Davis Announced Capital Expenditure Budget Reduction
- Dec 2, 2021 - 3:58:45 PM
Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. Philip Davis said in
the House of Assembly, on November 29, 2021, that the capital
expenditure budget has been reduced by $54,230,383; and that the agency
with the biggest reduction was the Ministry of Health, with a net
reduction of $14,000,000.
“What we have done is moved the $19
million allocated for the Rand Hospital in anticipation of major works
taking place in the next fiscal year,” Prime Minister Davis said, during
his remarks to commence debate on the Fiscal Year 2021/22...
Bahamas Public Parks and Beaches board announced
- Dec 2, 2021 - 3:02:41 PM
The Hon. Alfred Sears Minister of Works and Utilities has announced the new board of The Bahamas Public Parks and Beaches.
appointments are: McKell Bonaby, Chairperson; Joan Ferguson, Deputy
Chairperson; Craig Ferguson, Tisa Johnson, Deborah Lightbourne, Sheldon
Maycock and Henry Dean.
Parliamentary Secretary; Luther Smith, Permanent Secretary; Sharon
Pratt-Rolle, Undersecretary and Gregory Butler, Deputy Permanent
Secretary attended the press conference...
UB joins global fight against Gender-Based Violence
- Dec 2, 2021 - 1:50:34 PM
University of The Bahamas (UB) has joined the global effort aimed at
raising awareness of the violence that happens against women, men and
children and the need for collective, community action to stop it.
Friday, UB launched activities to mark 16 Days of Activism Against
Gender-Based Violence by hosting a symbolic ribbon-tying ceremony at the
Oakes Field Campus. An orange ribbon is prominently displayed at the
entrance. During the ceremony...
NIB Minister Introduces Board Members and Executive Management
- Dec 2, 2021 - 1:42:13 PM
Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister the Hon. Myles
LaRoda, with responsibility for the National Insurance Board, introduced
members of the Board and executive management at a press conference,
December 1, 2021at the Board's offices. The officials, pictured at a
conference table are, at left, seated, l-r: Minister of State Myles
LaRoda, Deputy NIB Chairman Theofanis Cochinamogulos, Board Member
Michelle Pindling-Sands, Board Member Walden Russell, Board Member
Amancha Williams. Standing, l-r: Chief Internal Auditor William Patton...
Prime Minister congratulates Central Bank Governor
- Dec 2, 2021 - 10:35:18 AM
Prime Minister Hon. Philip Davis congratulates Central Bank Governor
John Rolle on being named to The Bloomberg 50, a list of those who have
made stellar contributions in their chosen fields. Governor Rolle is
being highlighted for his work in the local financial services arena.
sector has remained dynamic and made great strides over time, all while
managing to maintain its position as the second largest industry in the
Prime Minister Davis said that, “As the offerings and services of the global economy continue to expand...
Minister of Foreign Affairs on the death of Jacqueline Avant
- Dec 2, 2021 - 9:23:51 AM
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs notes with sadness, the tragic shooting
death of Jacqueline Avant, mother of former United States Ambassador to
The Bahamas from 2009 to 2011, Nicole Avant.
On behalf of the Prime Minister the Hon. Philip Davis and the government, I convey condolences.
I express those condolences to the Avant family, and to the Embassy of the United States in The Bahamas...
Ministry of Health and Wellness seeking assistance from Germany in COVID-19 fight
- Dec 1, 2021 - 3:25:31 PM
The Ministry of Health and Wellness is preparing for a possible
fourth wave of COVID-19 and is looking to Germany to share best
practices, and other measures in combating the pandemic virus.
sentiments were expressed during a Courtesy Call in which His
Excellency Dr. Stefan Keil, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of
Germany to The Bahamas, met with the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville, Minister
of Health and Wellness at the ministry on Wednesday, December 1, 2021...
LaRoda addresses BCB, BIS needs
- Dec 1, 2021 - 1:37:01 PM
Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister, the Hon. Myles
LaRoda, Monday addressed the equipment/infrastructure needs of the
Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas, and Bahamas Information
State-Minister LaRoda has remit for the Broadcasting
Corporation of The Bahamas and Bahamas Information Services. He was
making his contribution to the
2021/22 Supplementary Budget (Appropriation Bills and VAT Amendment Bill).
State-Minister said notwithstanding all of the new entities that
provide news coverage and entertainment in-country...
Bahamas and Germany Enter Agreement to Facilitate Direct Airlift
- Dec 1, 2021 - 12:52:26 PM
The governments of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and of the Federal
Republic of Germany entered into a technical bilateral Heads of
Agreement aimed at fostering closer ties between both countries. A
central feature is an Air Traffic Agreement to facilitate direct flights
from Germany to The Bahamas, which would in turn facilitate movement of
goods and services, ease of direct shipment as opposed to going through
a third country, among other things.
The HOA was signed during a ceremony at the Ministry of Works & Utilities on Tuesday, November 30, 2021...