Bimini Students at Tech Summit
- Nov 16, 2018 - 4:48:59 PM
Students and teachers of Louise McDonald High School, Bimini, were
excited to be a part of the 2nd Grand Bahama Technology Summit, held at
the Grand Lucayan, November 14-16. The students from Bimini joined a
number of high school students of Grand Bahama who took part in the
three-day summit. District Superintendent of Education for West End and
Bimini, Ivan Butler (centre) was on hand for a photo op with the
teacher and students. Students attending the summit were Maya Saunders,
Breneisha Lindsay, Yavara Dean, Jadon Rolle, Brian Rolle and Obrianto
McIntosh. Teacher is Ms. Inez Nairn (fourth from right)...
Teachers Key to Moving to Digital
- Nov 16, 2018 - 3:34:15 PM
Teachers will be key to the success in ‘digitalizing’ learning
institutions in the country, said Minister of Education, the Hon.
Jeffrey Lloyd during the Grand Bahama Technology Summit on Friday,
November 16, 2018.
Being held under the theme, “The Future is
Now,” the summit was officially opened by Prime Minister, Dr. the Most
Hon. Hubert Minnis, on Wednesday. The event is being held at the Grand
Lucayan and ends today.
Minister Lloyd further stated that the government’s education system is
made up of 172 school campuses and 60 satellite buildings that provide
support for schools all over the country’s islands and cays...
Bishop Boyd and World Council of Churches Members call on Minister Symonette
- Nov 16, 2018 - 3:32:23 PM
The Right Reverend Laish Boyd, Sr., Bishop of
the Anglican Diocese of The Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands
(second right) and members of the World Council of Churches paid a
courtesy call on Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry
and Immigration, the Hon. Brent Symonette (third left) on Thursday,
November 15, 2018 at the Ministry's offices.
(BIS Photo/Derek Smith)...
Tech Summit adds over half million dollars to GB economy
- Nov 15, 2018 - 8:22:01 PM
According to Minister of State for Grand Bahama, Senator Kwasi
Thompson, it has been estimated that the 2nd Grand Bahama Technology
Summit has added over a half million dollars to the Grand Bahamian
During his opening remarks at the 2nd Grand Bahama
Technology Summit on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, at the Grand Lucayan,
Minister Thompson noted that the Summit has exceeded expectations,
resulting in the Office of the Prime Minister having to close online
registration due to spaces filling up quickly.
“For this we are
truly thankful,” said Minister Thompson. “Our journey has just begun and
we look forward to new initiatives in the coming months...
“Bright Future” for Grand Bahama Amidst Tech Revolution
- Nov 15, 2018 - 5:02:56 PM
“Grand Bahama has a very bright future” stated Prime Minister of The
Bahamas, Dr. the Most Hon. Hubert Minnis, during a ‘Pop-up Chat’ with
Parliamentary Secretary Pakesia Parker-Edgecombe on Wednesday, November
Prime Minister Minnis had just completed opening remarks for
the 2nd Grand Bahama Technology Summit at the Grand Lucayan when he was
invited to sit for a brief interview with Mrs. Edgecombe...
Minister Rolle Presents Junior Junkanoo Seed Monies, Lauds Programme
- Nov 14, 2018 - 3:50:51 PM
During the Ceremony for the Junior Junkanoo Parades 2018-2019 Seed
Monies Presentation, on November 12, 2018, Minister of Youth, Sports and
Culture the Hon. Lanisha Rolle, said that Junkanoo is the conduit
through which the creativity of the Bahamian is showcased, the story of
the nation's heritage is told, and the imagination of its people is made
manifest to the world.
“The Junior Junkanoo Parades of the
Commonwealth of the Bahamas were established in 1988. And more than a
parade, Junior Junkanoo is a living and breathing cultural experience
which has developed into a vibrant cultural teaching and learning
program that serves a multi-purpose,” Minister Rolle said...
PM: “We are embarked on a dynamic new era of innovation and transformation in The Bahamas”
- Nov 14, 2018 - 3:11:19 PM
Officially opening the 2nd Grand Bahama Technology Summit on Wednesday,
November 14, Prime Minister, Dr. the Most Hon. Hubert Minnis shared how
government is using technology to improve many aspects of national
The three-day summit is now in session at the Grand Lucayan resort under the theme, ‘The Future is Now.’
The Prime Minister announced that the mission and commitment of The
Bahamas to become a regional leader in Information and Communication
National Sports Month, Launched
- Nov 14, 2018 - 2:36:58 PM
Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Lanisha
Rolle officially launched National Sports Month, on November 12, 2018,
at her Ministry.
with a number of events to celebrate the month, Minister Rolle pointed
out that the Signature Events will be the National Sports Hall of Fame
Induction Ceremony, at Government House, on November 23, 2018, at 6:30
p.m.; and the National Sports
Awards (by invitation only) at SuperClubs Breezes, on November 30,
2018, at 7p.m...
National Cleanup Initiative Includes the Schools
- Nov 14, 2018 - 1:09:52 PM
Minister of the Environment and Housing, the Hon. Romauld Ferreira
launched his 'Be a Hero' national cleanup campaign with school visits at
T.A. Thompson Junior High School, Gregory Street, and L.W. Young Junior
High School, Bernard Road, at the start of the school day on Monday
morning. At school assemblies he encouraged young people to play an
important part in creation of clean, green living environments in their
NHIA extends consultation period by 10 days due to high interest in new proposal for NHI
- Nov 14, 2018 - 10:55:18 AM
In an effort to improve health outcomes for The Bahamas, the National
Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) launched a 45-day consultation period
with stakeholders on October 23rd to discuss proposed changes to the
program. Today, Dr. Robin Roberts, Chairman of the NHIA Board, announced
that the consultation period will be extended by an additional 10 days
to provide more communities and stakeholder groups with the opportunity
to share their feedback about potential ways forward for the NHI
program. This means that the 45-day consultation period...
PM and Cabinet Impressed With Fusion Superplex – IMAX Theatre
- Nov 13, 2018 - 8:46:57 PM
Prime Minister, Dr. the Most Hon. Hubert A. Minnis led his Cabinet
Ministers, Senators and Members of Parliament on a tour of Fusion
Superplex, the multi-dimensional IMAX Theatre on Gladstone Road,
overlooking the picturesque and serene Lake Cunningham.
about an hour’s tour of the 100,000 square-foot facility, which houses
nine movie theatres inclusive of VIP sections, the Prime Minister said,
he was very impressed with the business establishment owned by young
Bahamas Press Club's Winners of Media Awards 2018
- Nov 13, 2018 - 8:35:12 PM
Proud prize winners at the Bahamas Press Club's Media Awards 2018
ceremonies are pictured at the British Colonial Hilton on Saturday
evening, November 10, 2018. The 4th annual industry awards presentation
was under the theme, 'Celebrating 45 Years of Bahamian Media
1973-2018.' All categories of media were recognized. President of the
Club, Anthony Capron, is pictured fourth, right. 'Person of the Year'
went to Gold Medal Olympian Shaunae Miller-Uibo...
Assistant OAS Secretary General call on Minister of National Security
- Nov 13, 2018 - 6:57:55 PM
His Excellency Nestor Mendez (left), Assistant Secretary General of the
Organization of American States (OAS), paid a Courtesy Call on the
Minister of National Security, the Hon. Marvin H. Dames on Tuesday,
November 13, 2018 to discuss mutual undertakings relating to utilization
of modern technology in the fight against crime.
OAS Assistant Secretary General call on PM Minnis
- Nov 13, 2018 - 6:50:35 PM
Courtesy Call on Prime Minister, Dr. the Most Hon. Hubert Minnis (centre
right) by the Assistant Secretary General of the Organization of
American States, H.E. Nestor Mendez at Cabinet Office today, Tuesday, 13
November 2018, Rawson Square. Pictured from left: Minister of Foreign
Affairs the Hon. Darren Henfield, HE Nestor Mendez, Prime Minister
Minnis, and Secretary to the Cabinet Camille Johnson.
Public Service Retirees Northern Region, Honoured
- Nov 13, 2018 - 3:51:18 PM
Thirty-four retirees of the Public Service were honoured during an
Appreciation Luncheon on Friday, November 9, 2018 at the Grand Lucayan
resort. They were honoured during the 18th Northern Region Public
Service Recognition of Retirees Appreciation Luncheon, held under the
theme: 'The Public Service – Igniting a Positive Change for Future
Generations.' Following tributes from the various departments, Minister
of State in the Office of the Prime Minister, Senator the Hon. J. Kwasi
Thompson (pictured centre right) gave brief remarks and introduced the
Minister of the Public Service and National Insurance, the Hon. Brensil
Rolle (centre left) who both commended and thanked the retirees for
their years of dedicated service...
Statement from Dr. Robin Roberts, Chairman of the NHIA Board
- Nov 13, 2018 - 12:59:57 PM
On October 23rd, the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA)
announced the new proposed NHI program with expanded primary care
services and a new high cost care program. We released to the public our
policy paper, “National Health Insurance: A Shared Responsibility”,
making it available online as well. With this announcement, we invited
and have undertaken to date, extensive consultation with all
stakeholders including members of the public at large...
Principal appeals for opportunities for the deaf and hearing impaired as Deaf Awareness Week launched
- Nov 12, 2018 - 7:30:16 PM
Sonja Rolle, Principal, Centre for the Deaf, underscored the need for
hearing impaired individuals to become productive citizens of The
Commonwealth of The Bahamas through employment, opportunities to express
their feelings and opinions, and as a group, 'a place to call home.'
too many of them face a life of unemployment or must labour as
unskilled workers in jobs that offer no benefits or opportunities for
advancement in this country...
PM Minnis underscores importance of BICA In Furthering Economic Growth
- Nov 12, 2018 - 6:47:20 PM
Prime Minister, Dr. the Most Hon. Hubert A. Minnis underscored the
importance of the relationship between the government and the Bahamas
Institute of Chartered Accountants (BICA) in further economic
development of the country.
He made the statement as he delivered
the keynote address at the opening of BICA Week 2018 under the theme,
‘Effectively Transitioning in a Digital Environment: Staying Current on
the Global Stage’ at Baha Mar Convention Centre on Monday, November 12...
Health Minister Explains Government’s Concerns Over the Number of UWI Medical Students receiving Government Scholarships
- Nov 12, 2018 - 3:41:41 PM
Minister of Health Dr. the Hon. Duane Sands said there has been
tremendous discussion about the government’s decision to raise questions
of the 65 first-year medical students presenting themselves for
matriculation on the University of the West Indies (UWI) Campuses
earlier this year.
“It is important to understand the
background. In the early days, the UWI would have had less than five or
10 students per year. Over time the number crept up slowly and then
about seven, eight or nine years ago it exploded,” Dr. Sands explained
at the Bahamas Dental Association’s Biennial Scientific Conference held
at the Public Hospitals Authority, Friday, November 9, 2018...
Minister of Youth, Sports & Culture Has Round Table Meeting with Junkanoo Leaders
- Nov 12, 2018 - 2:35:52 PM
Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Lanisha Rolle held a
round-table meeting for New Providence Junkanoo leaders, on November 8,
2018, at the British Colonial Hilton. Also taking part in the meeting
were Acting Permanent Secretary Rhoda Jackson, Director of Culture
Rowena Poitier-Sutherland and Deputy Director Dereka Deleveaux-Grant,
Co-Chairs of the National Junkanoo Committee Dr. Dwight Marshall and
Kishlane O’Brien, Chairman of the Junkanoo Corporation of New Providence
Silbert Ferguson, various Ministry staff members and selected group
representatives. Among the various topics discussed included ways to
encourage Junkanoo groups to be more self-sustained, the development of
the roles of young people and scholarships in each group...