Minister of Tourism Has Meeting with Executives of Paradise Island Promotion Board
- Feb 19, 2018 - 8:42:59 PM
Minister of Tourism & Aviation, the
Hon. Dionisio D'Aguilar (centre) met with members of the Paradise Island
Promotion Board at the Ocean Club Boardroom,
February 19, 2018
Board Members, pictured from left: John Conway, Interim
Chairman (Ocean Club, A Four Season Resort Bahamas}; George Myers,
Chairman Emeritus (Bay View Suites, Paradise Island); Audrey
Oswell, President & Managing Director, Atlantis Paradise Island;
Minister D’Aguilar; William Naughton, Vice-Chairman/Paradise Island
(Comfort Suites Paradise Island)...
Grand Bahama Labour on the Blocks A Success
- Feb 19, 2018 - 8:16:07 PM
Hundreds of job seekers turned out in full force at The Ministry of
Labour and Department of Labour’s first ‘Labour On The Blocks Job Fair’
in Grand Bahama on Saturday, 17 February as they registered for jobs
with the Department of Labour’s employment data bank and local companies
attending the event.
The event was a smashing success. On hand
to personally welcome and greet the job seekers was the Minister of
Labour, Senator the Hon. Dion Foulkes...
Hundreds of Job Seekers Register at Labour on the Blocks Job Fair in Grand Bahama
- Feb 19, 2018 - 6:50:20 PM
Minister of Labour, Senator the Hon. Dion Foulkes, on Saturday said he
was pleased with the Labour on the Blocks Job Fair: over 1,000 people
turned up hoping to find employment or better opportunities.
job fair, said the Minister, was very important as the Labour Department
in Freeport receives a number of requests for Labour Certificates.
These, he said, are known as NOVs or Notice of Vacancies and in order
for a company to get a work permit, they must demonstrate that there are
no Bahamians available to fill the position...
The Governor General Presents Lady Sassoon Golden Heart Award to Rev. Dr. C.B. Moss
- Feb 19, 2018 - 1:37:21 PM
Governor General Her
Excellency Dame Marguerite attended the Sir Victor Sassoon (Bahamas)
Heart Foundation's 54th Annual Ball on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at
Melia Nassau Beach resort. The Governor General is pictured (left)
being welcomed to the event by the heart foundation's Chairman Roy
Barnes and Mrs. Marilyn Cambridge, and also greeting Rev. Dr. C.B. Moss
and Mrs. Francisca Moss and other guests upon her entrance. The
highlight of the evening was presentation of the 50th Anniversary Lady
Sassoon Golden Heart Award, which was given to Rev. Dr. C. B. Moss...
'Labour on the Blocks' - New Providence South Western District - Feb. 24
- Feb 19, 2018 - 1:21:53 PM
The Ministry of Labour and The Department of Labour will host another of
its already successful job fairs on Saturday, 24th February, 2018.
Department of Labour has already hosted three (3) very successful
“Labour on the Blocks” events which included Bain & Grants Town, a
Construction Industry specific job fair at the Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium
and an extremely well attended event in Grand Bahama at the Columbus
Park this past Saturday.
The next event is scheduled for the Southern district of New Providence
this coming Saturday, 24th February from 11:00am to 3:00pm at the Golden
Gates Park, opposite Golden Gates Assembly Church, Carmichael Road...
OAS Small Business Development Representatives welcomed to Grand Bahama
- Feb 19, 2018 - 12:51:10 PM
Minister of State for Grand Bahama in the Office of the Prime Minister,
Senator the Hon. J. Kwasi Thompson on Thursday, February 15, welcomed
two representatives from the Organization of American States Small
Business Development Centre. He noted that the government has been
working with the OAS to develop a Small Business Development Centre in
the country, and to create one in Grand Bahama.
While in Grand
Bahama, Renee Penco, Programme Coordinator of the Small Business
Development Centre, and Cliff Parades, Director of the Small Business
Development Centre Network...
Junkanoo Leaders and Stakeholders at 2018 National Junkanoo Conclave
- Feb 19, 2018 - 12:13:30 PM
Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, the Hon. Michael
Pintard addressed the opening session of the 2018 National Junkanoo
Conclave held and the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium on February
15, 2018. The three-day conclave brought together Junkanoo leaders,
representatives and stakeholders from throughout The Bahamas to voice
their concerns, learn about new initiatives and chart the way forward
for the Bahamian art form. A week-long Junkanoo festival at the end of
the year is being considered, rather than have just two parades...
Foulkes blasts PLP for its criticism of Bahamians landing jobs
- Feb 18, 2018 - 8:05:56 PM
Sadly, but not surprising, the Progressive Liberal Party finds the nerve
to criticize the Labour On The Blocks initiative held on Grand Bahama
this past Saturday at Columbus Park, Freeport, and the launching of
three related events carried out in New Providence several weeks ago.
Progressive Liberal Party left the economy of Grand Bahama in a
devastated state, and by extension, the Bahamas on the brink of yet
Olympians at BAISS
- Feb 16, 2018 - 10:31:08 PM
Olympians Pauline Davis Rolle and Shaunae Miller Uibo
were at BAISS today at the National Stadium. Also pictured at the track
and field competition are Cabinet Ministers Jeffrey Lloyd and Michael
(BIS Photos/Derek Smith)...
PM Minnis at BAISS Track & Field Meet
- Feb 16, 2018 - 5:14:56 PM
Prime Minister Hubert Minnis, a St. Augustine's College (SAC) alumnus,
stopped in at the BAISS track and field competition at the National
Stadium today to cheer for SAC, who won the meet against other
(BIS Photos/Derek Smith)
Seniors enjoy Valentine movie treat
- Feb 16, 2018 - 5:08:04 PM
The Ministry of Social Services through its Urban Renewal division
expressed love to some 250 senior citizens with a post Valentine’s Day
treat to Galleria Cinemas, Friday, February 16.
The seniors, who
represented some 10 Urban Renewal Centres, basked in the moment as they
embraced the sights of the Mall at Marathon and sounds of the Urban
Renewal Band, which provided entertainment prior to the start of the
movie. Arthur Johnson, an inspector with Urban Renewal, serenaded the
elderly as they queued...
PM announces $4 billion oil refinery project in Grand Bahama
- Feb 16, 2018 - 2:46:56 PM
Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis announced that his
government has approved Oban Energies to commence an oil refinery and
oil storage facility in Grand Bahama.
The project is expected to
create 600 direct jobs, 1,000 indirect jobs during construction and an
estimated project cost of over $4 billion.
The Prime Minister’s announcement came at the start of the sitting of Parliament on Wednesday, February 14, 2018...
Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture: National Sports Awards
- Feb 15, 2018 - 6:27:05 PM
The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture is indeed proud to announce
the The National Sports Awards Ceremony. The ceremony will celebrate
achievement in sports for the year 2017 and will be held at Government
House on Friday, February 16, 2018 at 6:00 p.m., hosted by Governor
General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, GCMG.
seem as if 2017 was the year that the world came to The Bahamas in
droves to compete for gold. The year 2017 yielded the National High
School Track Championship, Carifta Judo, Carifta Water Polo, and
Carifta Swimming Championships...
Government of Japan gives $500,000 grant to the Bahamas National Trust
- Feb 15, 2018 - 6:07:02 PM
The Government of Japan through the Japan Special Fund Poverty
Reduction Programme (JPO) has given the Bahamas National Trust (BNT) a
US$500,000 non-reimbursable grant for a community-based conch management
project in the Family Islands.
Deputy Prime Minister and
Minister of Finance the Hon. Peter Turnquest thanked the JPO, as well as
the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), which was instrumental in
helping The Bahamas receive the grant...
Labour Minister announces 21 Local Companies to attend Grand Bahama’s ‘Labour On The Blocks Job Fair’ This Saturday
- Feb 15, 2018 - 3:34:44 PM
The Minister of Labour, Senator the Hon. Dion A. Foulkes announced in
the Senate today that the Ministry of Labour and the Department of
Labour will launch their first ever ‘Labour on The Blocks Job Fair’ for
Freeport, Grand Bahama on that island on this Saturday, 17 February,
2018 at 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Susan J. Wallace Park (formerly known
as Columbus Park) on Columbus Drive and Nansen Avenue.
Foulkes announced that some 21 local companies on Grand Bahama will be
in attendance and he invited all job seekers on Grand Bahama to attend
the Job Fair...
Ministry of Health Launches ‘HIV Continued Medical Education for Physicians’
- Feb 15, 2018 - 1:04:32 PM
The Ministry of Health, in keeping with its mandate to ensure that the
highest quality of services for health promotion, health protection and
health care are accessible to all residents of The Bahamas, announces
launch of The National HIV/AIDS Programme’s “HIV Continued Medical
Education for Physicians.”
Ministry of Health Surveillance
reports indicate that there are 8,667 people living with HIV in The
Bahamas; as such the Ministry encourages physicians to continue their
education and training in this area. One of the objectives of the
training, as explained by the National HIV/AIDS Programme Director, Dr.
Nikkiah Forbes is to reinforce the Ministry’s “Treat All” Policy...
Former Treasurer takes new post as Deputy Financial Secretary/Operations
- Feb 15, 2018 - 12:47:07 PM
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. Peter Turnquest
said Eugenia Cartwright has transitioned from her position as the first
female Treasurer in the Public Treasury Department to become the Deputy
Financial Secretary for Operations at the Ministry of Finance.
is a very significant role in the way forward for the Ministry of
Finance, because for too long the Ministry has been allowed to kind of
drift,” the DPM said during an Appreciation Luncheon for Ms. Cartwright
at the Paul Farquharson Conference Centre, Wednesday, February 14,
Minister expresses well wishes to Chinese Government at Event Celebrating Chinese New Year
- Feb 14, 2018 - 8:00:53 PM
Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Darren Henfield attended a
ceremony commemorating the opening of the Chinese New Year (Spring
Festival). The event was held at the British Colonial Hilton on
Thursday, 8th February. The Ambassador of the People's Republic of
China to The Bahamas, His Excellency Huang Qinguo and his wife Madame
Zheng Chuncao hosted the event. Also in attendance were: the Governor
General, Cabinet Ministers, Members of the Judiciary, Senior Public
Service officials and Members of the Chinese community in the Bahamas...
'Culture and Youth in The Park' - Part of Community Outreach
- Feb 14, 2018 - 5:12:18 PM
Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Michael Pintard said that
the “Culture and Youth in the Park” event his Ministry held, on
February 10, 2018, was a part of community outreach and a way to
encourage and recognize the youth and culturally-minded persons
throughout The Bahamas.
“Essentially, we believe that it is
important to interact with our young people in positive ways," Minister
Pintard said at the event, which was held on the George “Busta” Brown
Park, in the Bain and Grants Town community.
NHI Authority Appoints Managing Director
- Feb 14, 2018 - 4:37:27 PM
The Board of Directors of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA)
announces the appointment of Mr. Graham Whitmarsh who assumes the
position of Interim Managing Director effective 19th February 2018. Mr.
Whitmarsh will report to the NHIA Board of Directors and lead the
expanded and accelerate implementation of NHI in the Bahamas. The Board
expects a permanent Bahamian Managing Director will be appointed to lead
NHI within 2 to 3 years...