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NHI Authority holds successful community and stakeholder meetings in Grand Bahama
- Nov 7, 2018 - 11:07:45 AM
On November 5th and 6th, the NHIA visited Grand Bahama and had
successful meetings with local residents in Freeport and Eight Mile Rock
and representatives of the business community during which they engaged
in meaningful dialogue on the proposed plan for NHI Bahamas. As part of
the 45-day consultation period, community meetings and stakeholder
consultations will continue until December 6, 2018.
is changing to improve health outcomes for our country. I was pleased to
see the level of interest from Grand Bahamians who came out to the
community meetings and provided feedback on the way forward for NHI...
Environment Minister Romi Ferreira Hits Airwaves to Hit Ground Running for #Be A Hero Campaign
- Nov 7, 2018 - 9:00:08 AM
Environment and Housing Minister Romauld ‘Romi’ Ferreira hit the
airwaves from one end of the dial to the other like a sprinter with a
microphone to spread the message of getting involved in the #Be A Hero
campaign – a program aimed at instilling a renewed sense of pride in
surroundings and respect for the environment by involving every student
in primary and junior high school in New Providence.
minister on a mission has been interviewed on Guardian Talk Radio’s
Connected Show twice. He’s done Morning Boil with Eddie Carter, 100
JAMZ, and Morning Blend with Dwight Strachan. He’s done TV interviews
and has committed to 12 school visits in person...
Public Service Officer of the Year - Dr. Lester Gittens
- Nov 6, 2018 - 4:35:12 PM
Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources Fisheries
Officer, Dr. Lester Gittens was chosen 'Public Service Officer of the
Year 2018/2019' at the 18th Annual National Public Service Week Awards
Luncheon and National Public Service Officer of the Year ceremonies on
Sunday, November 4, 2018 in the Imperial Ballroom of Atlantis, Paradise
Dr. Gittens is pictured, left, being
congratulated for his achievements by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister
of Finance, the Hon. Peter Turnquest...
National Health Insurance Authority Town Meeting – Seagrape, Grand Bahama
- Nov 6, 2018 - 1:54:58 PM
National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) heads are in Grand Bahama to
meet with stakeholders to discuss changes proposed to the National
Health Insurance Programme.
The NHIA held a Town Meeting in
Seagrape, Eight Mile Rock, on Monday, November 5, 2018 at which
residents were informed of the benefits of National Health Insurance,
its costs and functions – and also had the opportunity to register for
People to People Seminars in Grand Bahama
- Nov 6, 2018 - 1:50:11 PM
The Ministry of Tourism and Aviation conducted its 'People to People'
Seminars in Grand Bahama at the end of October 2018 at the C.A. Smith
Complex. Pictured is the seminar on Day 2 on October 26. Ministry of
Tourism's People to People National Coordinator, Bernadette Bastian
makes the presentation.
(BIS Photos/Kemuel Stubbs)
Cabinet Office: Official Funeral for the Late Mr. Bradley Roberts
- Nov 6, 2018 - 1:16:31 PM
The Cabinet Office announced today that an Official Funeral will be held
for the late Mr. Bradley Roberts, former Cabinet Minister and
Parliamentarian, on Friday, 9th November, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at St.
Francis Xavier Cathedral, West Street. Interment will follow at the
Western Cemetery, Nassau Street.
Further, the body will
lie-in-state in the foyer of the House of Assembly, Parliament Square,
from 9:00am on Thursday 8th November until the body departs for the
church on Friday, 9th November, 2018...
MOTA join forces with Bahamas Hotel and Tour Operator Executives to Promote The Bahamas in China
- Nov 6, 2018 - 1:08:00 PM
The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation (BMOTA) led by the Hon.
Dionisio D’Aguilar along with leading industry executives from Atlantis
Resorts, Baha Mar, The Pointe and Majestic Tours, took media outlets and
tour operators in Beijing and Shanghai on a whirlwind tour of the
Islands of The Bahamas, solidifying its message that ‘The Bahamas is a
viable destination for Chinese tourists’.
“This is the ideal
time for The Bahamas to capitalize on promotional marketing efforts as
Chinese tourists are searching for new and exciting destinations to
visit,” said Deputy Director General at BMOTA, Ellison Thompson...
Southern Recreation Grounds Gets Financial Donation for its Redevelopment
- Nov 5, 2018 - 9:17:04 PM
The Over-the-Hill Community Development Partnership Initiative received
a donation from Albany Bahamas of $300,000 for the redevelopment of
historic Southern Recreation Grounds.
The presentation took place
during a press conference on Monday, November 5, 2018 at the Office of
the Prime Minister, Cecil Wallace-Whitfield Centre. It’s half of a total
of $600,000 pledged.
On hand for the presentation were: Dr. the
Most Hon. Hubert A. Minnis, Prime Minister; Dr. Tyrone McKenzie, Sr.
Vice-President, Albany Bahamas; Permanent Secretary in the Office of the
Pre-Remembrance Day Centennial Military Parade and Wreath Laying Ceremony
- Nov 5, 2018 - 9:05:19 PM
Minister of National Security, the Hon. Marvin Dames, Commander of the
Royal Bahamas Defence Force Commodore Tellis Bethel, and Commissioner of
Police Anthony Ferguson joined the British Legion -- Bahamas Branch
(BLBB), RBDF officers and marines and Government uniformed personnel,
members of the Diplomatic Corps, veterans, family members and
stakeholders at the Pre-Remembrance Day Centennial Military Parade and
Wreath Laying Ceremony, in Downtown Nassau, on Sunday, November 4,
2018. The event held under the theme "We WIll Remember Them,"
celebrated to the 100th Anniversary of the ending of World War I. It
was also an opportunity to pay tribute to the Late Sir Etienne Dupuch,
the Late Miss Mary Moseley and "The Gallant Thirty" -- the first group
of Bahamian volunteers for World War I...
“Albany partners with Government on Southern Recreation Grounds Redevelopment”
- Nov 5, 2018 - 8:50:40 PM
On Monday, 5th November 2018, Albany Bahamas made a commitment to donate
$600,000.00 to the Government’s Southern Recreation Grounds
Redevelopment project, and delivered the first cheque of $300,000.00.
redevelopment project is part of the Government’s comprehensive
Over-the-Hill Community Development Partnership Initiative.
Over-the-Hill Community Development Partnership Initiative focuses on
reducing crime, cleaning up and rejuvenating the area, and community
social and economic development Over-the-Hill...
Centennial Military Ball of the British Legion Bahamas Branch
- Nov 5, 2018 - 8:48:11 PM
Minister of National Security, the Hon. Marvin Dames and his wife
Stacey, his Permanent Secretary Eugene Poitier, and Commander of the
Royal Bahamas Defence Force Commodore Tellis Bethel joined the British
Legion -- Bahamas Branch (BLBB), RBDF officers and Government uniformed
personnel, veterans, family members and stakeholders at the Centennial
Military Ball, held at the British Colonial Hilton, on November 3,
2018. The event celebrated to the 100th Anniversary of the ending of
World War I. Also taking part in the event were Chairman of the BLBB
Bishop Cephas Ferguson, BBLB Liaison Officer Commander Shondel Pinder,
BLBB Executive Secretary and RBDF Reservist Adina Munroe-Charlow, and
BLBB Chaplin / Advisor Father Andrew Toppin...
Palm Cay Breaks Ground for One Marina
- Nov 5, 2018 - 7:48:46 PM
The Hon. Desmond Bannister, Minister of Public Works, headed a list of
officials who participated in a ground breaking ceremony Monday,
November 5, 2018 for Palm Cay’s One Marina, a $100-million luxury
residential and resort complex on Yamacraw Hill Road, the eastern end of
'One Marina' overlooks a marina and 84 two- and
three-bedroom condominiums and penthouse complex with modern interior
designs and high-end finishes. Designed by Winston Jones, architect, the
project is planned to be completed by 2020. To date, approximately 107
units have been constructed and 72 lots have been purchased...
Action taken over incident at PMH over the weekend
- Nov 5, 2018 - 7:07:15 PM
The Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) acknowledges with regret an
incident which occurred on Saturday, November 3rd 2018, between
employees of a cleaning service contracted to provide housekeeping
services at the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH). The PHA has been
advised that the contractor has taken action to resolve the matter and
bring the responsible parties to account. The PHA wishes to confirm that
there was no PMH employee involved in the incident.
incident, which has been making rounds via social media, occurred in the
downstairs corridor of the PMH Outpatient Wing, and involved a physical
altercation between an employee and supervisor hired by the contracted
Education Minister Leads Impressive list of speakers at 2nd annual GB Tech Summit
- Nov 5, 2018 - 2:07:56 PM
Minister of Education, the Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd will lead an impressive
list of speakers at the Second Annual Grand Bahama Technology Summit,
set to take place, November 14-16 at the Grand Lucayan.
special presentation on ‘the future of education,’ Minister Lloyd is
expected to expound on a number of government policies and initiatives
to come on stream to revamp the educational system in The Bahamas,
through the use of technology...
Governor General attends 60th Anniversary Church Service honouring Captain Fernley Palmer
- Nov 5, 2018 - 12:30:40 PM
The 14th Company of Boys' Brigade celebrated the 60th Anniversary of
Captain Fernley Palmer, MBE, JP in a church service at Zion Baptist
Church, East and Shirley Streets, on Sunday, November 4, 2018. Governor
General, Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling attended
the service and is pictured in the front pew. Captain Palmer, who has
given over 70 years to the Boys' Brigade, and 60 years as captain, is
pictured with his family, and chatting with the Governor General.
DPM Turnquest's Remarks at Caribbean Regional Compliance Association Conference
- Nov 5, 2018 - 10:12:29 AM
Address By The Hon. Kevin Peter Turnquest, M.p. Deputy Prime Minister
And Minister Of Finance Ministry Of Finance Caribbean Regional
Compliance Association Conference Bridgetown, Barbados November 2nd, 2018:
being established, let me state what an honor it is to join all of you
here at the Caribbean Regional Compliance Association Conference in
Barbados. I wish to extend heartfelt thanks to the organizers of this
event for their kind invitation (blackmail as only Freda could get me
The Press Club Media Awards – Meet The Nominees
- Nov 4, 2018 - 6:43:54 PM
The best in Bahamian media would be recognized for their hard work and
dedication in the field of journalism and mass communications, during
The Bahamas Press Club Media Awards scheduled for Saturday, November 10,
The Black Tie, Red Carpet event will be held in the
Governor’s Ballroom at the British Colonial Hilton, under the Patronage
of Her Excellency the Most Hon Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor
General of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas...
Sir Charles to get lifetime achievement award
- Nov 4, 2018 - 5:50:37 PM
The Bahamas Press Club 2014 will bestow its top honour – The Etienne
Dupuch Lifetime Achievement Award - on Sir Charles Carter for his
contribution to the development of journalism and mass communications in
The Commonwealth of The Bahamas for more than 50 years.
honour will take place on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at the British
Colonial Hilton, in a Black Tie, Red Carpet event. Other members of the
media will be recognized for their work in various capacities...
Ivan Johnson to receive Pioneer Award at Press Club Media Awards Ceremony
- Nov 4, 2018 - 3:42:03 PM
The Bahamas Press Club announces that Publisher of The Punch, Ivan
Nicholas Johnson is this year’s recipient of The Pioneer Award for
Said to be provocative and controversial
but eminently successful, Johnson is the only Bahamian to have worked as
a Star sub-editor and journalist at newspapers on Fleet Street,
Johnson is founder and editor of The Punch, a controversial Bahamian tabloid newspaper...
British Legion and Defence Force March to Rawson Square
- Nov 3, 2018 - 6:27:13 PM
The British Legion-Bahamas Branch (BLBB) in collaboration with the Royal
Bahamas Defence Force will pay homage to all Bahamian military veterans
who served during World War 1 in a wreath laying ceremony at Rawson
Square on Sunday November 4th at 2:30 p.m.
Officers and Marines
from the Royal Bahamas Defence Force will parade from the Western
Esplanade near Arawak Cay to Rawson Square in downtown Nassau. This
event will be done as a tribute to the 30 soldiers who marched from East
Street to Rawson Square and onto Prince George Wharf in 1914...