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...
Michael Pintard Presented Instrument of Office as Leader of the Opposition
- Nov 29, 2021 - 6:58:17 PM
Mr. Michael Pintard, MP for Marco City (left), was presented his
Instrument of Office as Leader of Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition by
Governor General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Cornelius A. Smith
during a ceremony at Paul Farquharson Conference Centre, Police
Headquarters, on Monday, November 29, 2021.
Minister Visits Bahamas Tourist Office in Abaco, Greets Staff
- Nov 29, 2021 - 12:58:49 PM
The Hon. Chester Cooper, Minister of Tourism, Investments and Aviation
stopped in at the Ministry of Tourism's Abaco Office and greeted staff
on his recent trip to the island. Pictured from left: MOTIA
Parliamentary Secretary John Pinder, MOTIA staff member Megan Simmons,
Minister Cooper, and MOTIA Office Manager Winsom Ferguson.
Minister Moxey gives sobering charge to newly sworn-in citizens of the Bahamas
- Nov 29, 2021 - 10:52:05 AM
“For the government, the granting of citizenship represents the highest
recognition and privilege that a government can bestow upon an
individual,” said Minister for Grand Bahama, Hon. Ginger Moxey, whose
comments came during swearing-in ceremonies for 14 individuals to become
The event took place on Thursday, November
25th 2021 at the Bahamas Union of Teachers Hall. Also on hand for the
event were Minister of Labour and Immigration, Hon. Keith Bell and
Minister of Social Services...
Travel restrictions as a result of Omicron – A Covid-19 Variant
- Nov 29, 2021 - 9:56:12 AM
The Ministry of Health & Wellness advises the public that as a
consequence of the identification of a new COVID-19 Variant of Concern
(VOC) – Omicron (B1.1.529), the Government of The Bahamas has imposed
travel restrictions on travellers from the following countries with
effect from midnight of 29th November 2021...
Zonta begins 16 days of activism with presentation at Office of the Spouse of the Prime Minister
- Nov 26, 2021 - 10:50:36 AM
Members of Zonta paid a courtesy call on Mrs. Ann Marie Davis of the
Office of the Spouse of the Prime Minister, today. Today, November 25,
is the beginning of the 16 Days of Activism Towards Eliminating Violence
Against Women, and Zonta presented Mrs. Davis with a package along the
UN theme, containing a Zonta T-shirt, Pin, and Whistle (for alerts), all
in symbolic orange. In the photo, Zonta spokesperson Marisa Mason
Smith, second left, presents a T-shirt to Mrs. Davis...
Minister Cooper Toured Bakers Bay Golf & Ocean Club in Great Guana Cay
- Nov 26, 2021 - 9:55:48 AM
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Investments and Aviation
(MOTIA) the Hon. Chester Cooper and ministry officials toured Baker's
Bay Golf & Ocean Club, Great Guana Cay, Abaco, November 25, 2021.
In the group photo from left are: Bakers Bay Chief Operating Officer
Shawn Ygnatowiz, MOTIA Investments Director Phylicia Woods-Hanna, MOTIA
Parliamentary Secretary John Pinder, Minister Cooper, Bakers Bay Sr.
Vice-President, Community and Environmental Affairs Dr. Livingston
Marshall, and Home Owners Association Executive Director Craig Sacco.
(BIS Photos/Kemuel Stubbs)...
Prime Minister makes impromptu visit to OPM Press Briefing
- Nov 25, 2021 - 4:18:49 PM
Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. Philip Davis makes an
impromptu visit to the Office of the Prime Minister Press Briefing, on
November 25, 2021, to wish a Happy Thanksgiving to those who celebrate
it; and to encourage them to follow COVID-19 safety protocols.
Doctors Hospital takes over well-known clinic in Eight Mile Rock
- Nov 25, 2021 - 2:06:34 PM
Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Obie
Wilchcombe says Doctor’s Hospital’s acquisition of the clinic in Eight
Mile Rock, owned by Dr. Malik Kavala, represents a transition that will
bring even better health care to the people of West Grand Bahama. He
called it “a gift just before Christmas.”
The official renaming of the Kavala Medical Clinic, which has been a long-time staple in Eight Mile Rock, to Doctors Hospital...
Israel Ambassador pays courtesy call on Foreign Affairs ministry
- Nov 25, 2021 - 1:37:58 PM
Alfred Sears, Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs (right), welcomed His
Excellency Zvi Tal, Ambassador of the State of Israel to The Bahamas, in
a courtesy call at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Monday, November
22, 2021. The Ambassador, with Honorary Consul in The Bahamas Arthur
Seligman, Foreign Affairs Permanent Secretary Peter Deveaux Isaacs,
Foreign Affairs Director General Sharon Brennen-Haylock and other
ministry officials met with Minister Sears during the courtesy call.
(BIS Photos/Ulric Woodside)...