Dames: Installation of New Commissioner – Another Correctional Services Milestone
- Apr 16, 2019 - 11:15:19 PM
Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames said, on April 15,
2019, that the Handover Ceremony that day was another milestone in the
development of the oldest of the three branches of law enforcement in
The Bahamas: The Bahamas Department of Correctional Services.
rehabilitation and preservation of inmates’ rights is a subject of
particular importance to this administration and it is one of priority
for our Government,” Minister Dames pointed out during the ceremony that
installed Mr. Charles Murphy as the new Commissioner, and recognized
Virtual reading program complements student learning
- Apr 16, 2019 - 8:49:53 PM
The trial version of a virtual reading program that analyzes individual
students’ reading strengths and weaknesses was introduced at the Bahamas
Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) during the spring semester,
resulting in it possibly being implemented in other English classes in
MindPlay gives students a pretest, builds a unique
plan for each student - teaching to the student’s specifics gaps – and a
post test for each level. Eleven students participated in the seven-day
trial, followed by 85 additional students...
GGYA Updates Skills of Hiking Supervisors, Assessors
- Apr 16, 2019 - 6:30:50 PM
Their mission is to safeguard the integrity and reputation of the
Governor General’s Youth Award (GGYA), protecting young persons on
hiking expeditions where youths learn some of life’s biggest lessons in
the least likely locations.
Over the weekend, adventurous journey
supervisors and assessors participated in a workshop designed to equip
them with the knowledge and skills necessary to deliver the section of
the four-part programme loved and dreaded in equal measure...
Sands: Government committed to ensuring right balance of professionals for advancement of healthcare
- Apr 16, 2019 - 5:25:48 PM
The Government of The Bahamas is committed to ensuring that the country
has the right balance of doctors, nurses and all of the other
professionals required for the advancement of healthcare moving forward,
Minister of Health Dr. the Hon. Duane E.L. Sands said Monday.
government has recognized the value of a holistic approach to medicine.
It is more than just doctors and nurses. In order for us to advance our
healthcare system, we need ultrasonographers, radiographers, lab
Ministry of Works-Bahamix Revised Paving Notice for Milo Butler Highway
- Apr 16, 2019 - 4:45:32 PM
Bahamix apologizes for the delay in the start of the paving works
for Milo Butler Highway. Due to unforeseen circumstances, Bahamix in
conjunction with the Civil Designs Section of the Ministry Of Public
Works was forced to alter the resurfacing timeline.
a result, please be advised that the Ministry of Public Works/Bahamix
will be carrying out the previously scheduled Road Preparatory &
Paving Works on Milo Butler Highway from 9:30 am – 2:30 pm, commencing
23rd April 2019 for twelve (12) working days...
Bahamas Maritime Authority Appoints New Managing Director and CEO
- Apr 16, 2019 - 4:15:54 PM
The Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA) has announced the appointment of
Captain Dwain E. Hutchinson as its new Managing Director and Chief
Executive Officer. The announcement was made April 11, 2019 at the
Ministry of Transport and Local Government. Captain Hutchinson succeeds
Commodore Davy F. Rolle, who stepped down as managing director last
Minister of Transport and Local Government, the Hon. Renward Wells said that he was pleased to make the announcement...
The Governor General made an official visit to schools on Cat Island
- Apr 15, 2019 - 5:25:51 PM
Governor General, Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling
greeted students and addressed the Special Assembly of Old Bight High
School during her official visit of schools of Cat Island on Friday,
April 12, 2018.
BIS Photos/Letisha Henderson...
Deputy Prime Minister Turnquest on the IMF Staff Concluding Statement of 2019 Article IV Mission
- Apr 15, 2019 - 5:25:26 PM
It is clear from the IMF’s initial Article IV assessment that the reform
agenda of the Minnis-led administration is moving the country in the
right track. The economy is getting stronger. The fiscal measures to
raise revenue and contain expenditure are bringing the nation’s public
deficits down in line with an articulated and published plan. The
financial affairs of the country are stabilizing and the economy is
expanding after years of stagnation; this is setting the stage for
sustained economic growth and shared prosperity across The Bahamas.
As I consistently point out, there is still much work to do. In respect
to public finances, there remains a need to ensure expenditure
South Andros Eagles call on the Governor General
- Apr 15, 2019 - 5:15:13 PM
South Andros Eagles Basketball Team called upon Her Excellency the Most
Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, at Government House,
April 11, 2019.
(BIS Photos/Letisha Henderson)...
Youth Leaders make courtesy call at Government House
- Apr 15, 2019 - 4:47:33 PM
Senior Students of the Bahamas Institute for Youth Leadership
Development (BYLD) Freeport, Grand Bahama, led by Zhivargo Laing paid a
courtesy call upon Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite
Pindling, Governor General, at Government House on Monday, April 15,
(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...
Urban Renewal Commission seeks to address violence through certificated anger management programme
- Apr 15, 2019 - 4:40:42 PM
Officials at the Urban Renewal Commission, Ministry of Social Services
and Urban Development, have teamed up with Temperament and Anger
Management consultant, Dr. Eric W. Fox, to provide a six-week Anger
Management certificated course aimed at addressing violence within
Seventy-five persons have already graduated and
received their certification from the Programme that is facilitated by
Dr. Fox who also conducts follow-up sessions with participants to ensure
that they: “continue to adhere to the lessons learnt during their
six-week participation in the Programme.”...
Flamingo Gardens to be tenth Urban Renewal Centre
- Apr 15, 2019 - 3:45:20 PM
Flamingo Gardens is on schedule to become the tenth Urban Renewal location in New Providence.
of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie Campbell
said officials at the Ministry and the Urban Renewal Commission have
received approval from the Cabinet of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas
that will pave the way for the establishment of the Centre at Flamingo
Public Hospitals Authority holds Graduation Ceremonies at Government House
- Apr 15, 2019 - 3:07:17 PM
The Public Hospitals Authority held their Graduation Ceremony for the
Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Diploma Program and First Line
Leadership & Management Certificate Program under the theme
"Empowered, Transitioned, and Positioned for Optimal influence and
Outcome" at Government House, April 11, 2019. In attendance were Her
Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, who
presented the certificates, and the Hon. Brensil Rolle, Minister of the
Public Service and National Insurance & Acting Minister of Health,
who bought remarks...
BDB connects with Over The Hill Unit
- Apr 15, 2019 - 3:00:32 PM
In continuation of its Strategic Priorities, The Bahamas
Development Bank (BDB) met with the Executive Manager of the Over The
Hill Unit, Mrs. Samita Ferguson.
purpose of the meeting was to explore how BDB could assist and empower
the constituents of the Over The Hill community via access to credit for
Micro and/or Small Business Loans.
the past four decades, BDB has extended credit to hundreds of
businesses and entrepreneurs in various sectors such as manufacturing,
fishing, services, transportation, tourism, etc...
Forest Heights Academy, Abaco - Full Rushout for the Judges of National Arts Festival
- Apr 15, 2019 - 2:10:51 PM
Forest Heights Academy students performed a full Junkanoo rush-out,
during the the E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival Abaco
adjudications, April 9, 2019, at the school in Marsh Harbour. Students
performed choreographed dance moves, shook the cowbells, played
percussion and paraded off-the-shoulder pieces, garnering a distinction
score from Music Adjudicator Trent Elliott Davis.
(BIS Photos / Eric
Minister Wells Makes Official Local Government Tour of Abaco
- Apr 15, 2019 - 2:09:36 PM
Minister of Transport and Local Government, the Hon. Renward Wells,
accompanied by Acting Director of Local Government, Ms. Brenda
Colebrooke and Under Secretary, Ministry of Transport and Local
Government, Mr. Joel Lewis, made an official visit to Abaco on Friday,
The objective of the visit was to meet with
government officials and public servants who serve within the Ministries
included in Minister Wells's portfolio. During the visit, Mr. Wells
traveled from North to South Abaco, covering Cooper's Town, Marsh Harbor
and Sandy Point...
Cabinet Office: Public Holidays
- Apr 15, 2019 - 2:01:03 PM
Cabinet Office wishes to advise the general public that Monday, April
22, 2019 will be observed as Easter Monday. As a result, stores wishing
to do so may open for business on this holiday during business hours.
Employers are to note, however, that employees who are normally not
required to work on holidays, must be paid wages in accordance with
section 10 (a) of the Employment Act...
Bahamas at US-Caribbean Resilience Partnership Ministerial Meeting
- Apr 15, 2019 - 1:36:57 PM
The Honourable Darren A. Henfield, MP, Minister of Foreign Affairs, led a
delegation from The Bahamas to Miami, Florida, for a one-day
Ministerial Meeting that resulted in the launch of the US-Caribbean
Resilience Partnership on 12th April 2019. The Meeting, which took place
at the U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) headquarters in Miami, was
hosted by U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John. J. Sullivan, who led an
interagency team of United Sates senior officials and experts.
Participants from the Caribbean included eighteen (18) Caribbean
countries, the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency and the
Regional Security System.
Great Liturgical Dance at St. Francis de Sales, National Arts Festival, Abaco
- Apr 15, 2019 - 1:25:11 PM
While giving a liturgical dance performance that was termed as one of
the best that Dance Adjudicator and Cultural Icon Lawrence Carroll had
ever seen in the Festival, St. Francis de Sales Catholic School female
students received an honour score, in the E. Clement Bethel National
Arts Festival Abaco adjudications, on April 9, 2019, at the St. Francis
de Sales Parish, in Marsh Harbour. Mr. Carroll pointed to their solid
choreography, utilization of proper dance moves, and use of both upper
and lower torso in their production as a few of the areas where they
excelled in their performance...