PM Minnis holds Town Meeting in the Berry Islands
- Oct 14, 2018 - 7:09:01 PM
Prime Minister, Dr. the Most Hon. Hubert Minnis continued his tour of
the Family Islands to discuss with residents economic and sustained
developments for their particular communities.
October 13, 2018 the Prime Minister led a small team to the Berry
Islands, where he addressed a Town Meeting at the R.N. Gomez All Age
School, Bullock’s Harbour...
Judo President Welcomed to The Bahamas
- Oct 14, 2018 - 5:56:08 PM
In preparation for the World Junior Judo Championships that begins
October 17, 2018, Minister of the Environment and Housing the Hon.
Romauld Ferreira and Director of Sports at the Ministry of Youth, Sports
and Culture Timothy Munnings joined Bahamas Judo Federation President
D'Arcy Rahming at the Lynden Pindling International Airport to welcome
and recieve President of the International Judo Federation (IJF) Marius
Vizer, on October 13, 2018...
Ministry of Works Holds Educational Lectures During Lunch Breaks
- Oct 14, 2018 - 4:41:21 PM
Lunch breaks are typically used for grabbing a bite, collecting kids
from school or socializing with colleagues but for the past several
months the staff at the Ministry of Public Works (MOPW) have swapped
traditional lunch activities to hone in on lectures on a broad array of
stimulating subject areas.
Since March, each Thursday, the
Ministry has created a forum where outstanding speakers present their
views during a Distinguished Lecture Series...
Launch of Second Annual GB Technology Summit
- Oct 12, 2018 - 9:23:01 PM
Minister of State for Grand Bahama, Senator Kwasi Thompson, one of the
pioneers of the Grand Bahama Technology Summit, said during the second
such summit, focus will be on showcasing education programs and
highlighting the efforts and achievements of government and the Grand
Bahama Technology Hub Steering Committee over the last year.
particular, we will highlight the Ministry of Education’s ICT plans for
our schools, which recently signed a deal for technology upgrade and
provision of tablets for teachers and students across the nation,” said
Advanced Training for PHA Medical Coders
- Oct 12, 2018 - 6:54:04 PM
Some twenty employees of the Public Hospitals Authority have commenced
advanced training in medical coding and billing through an on-going
partnership between the PHA and Healthcare Associates Training &
Temp Centre. The 2nd phase of the program, which began in September,
will run for 12 months and result in successful participants being
certified through the American Academy of Professional Coders.
of medical records is critical for generating information for
hospitals, and more importantly, national statistics for local and
High School Students encouraged to take care of their eyes
- Oct 12, 2018 - 5:43:27 PM
Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Duane Sands said the blue light found
in the LED screens of computers, tablets, smartphones and other digital
devices can be damaging to the eyes.
“Prolonged use of these
devices can cause you to develop near-sightedness and computer vision
syndrome which includes dry eyes, tired eyes, inconsistent vision,
headaches and fatigue, Dr. Sands explained to high school students
attending the Bahamas Alliance for the Blind and Visually Impaired 10th
Annual Sight Awareness Month at the Mall at Marathon, Friday, October
The Pointe, Key to Nassau’s Redevelopment says PM Minnis
- Oct 12, 2018 - 2:15:50 PM
At a Topping Off Celebration of The Pointe Residences and the Grand
Opening of The Pointe Entertainment Center, Dr. the Most Hon. Hubert
Minnis, Prime Minister, said his government sees total completion of The
Pointe as a vital step in Nassau’s redevelopment. The Prime Minister
delivered remarks at ceremonies on Thursday evening, October 11, 2018.
activities mark the significant progress you have made on the path to
the realization of the completion of this important and impactful
investment project,” the Prime Minister told the developers.
Seminar for Girls in Recognition of UN 'International Day of the Girl Child'
- Oct 12, 2018 - 1:55:36 PM
Minister of Social Services & Urban Development the Hon. Frankie
Campbell addressed a one-day seminar for girls at Adventure Learning
Centre, October 11, 2018 in recognition of United Nations International
Day of the Girl Child, celebrated annually since 2012. This day, said
Minister Campbell, aims to highlight and address the needs and
challenges girls face, while promoting girls' empowerment and the
fulfillment of their human rights. This year the theme -- "With Her: A
Skilled Girl Force" -- embodies the environment that we, the nation
state, society, the community and individual families, must create to
ensure that our girls throughout the country are prepared to enter a
world of work that is constantly being transformed through innovation
and competency, he said...
DPM Turnquest in Discussion with IMF and World Bank Delegates at Annual Meeting
- Oct 12, 2018 - 12:03:50 PM
At 2018 Annual Meetings of the International Monetary
Fund and the World Bank Group in Bali, Indonesia, October 8-15, Deputy
Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. Peter Turnquest (left
in group) shares a conversation with Christine Hogan, Executive Director
for Canada, Ireland, and the Caribbean Constituency at the World Bank;
the Hon. Keith Mitchell, Prime Minister of Grenada (third left); World
Bank Executive; and the Hon. Nigel Clarke, Minister of Finance, Jamaica
(right). In the background is The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank
Governor, Timothy Antoine; the Hon. Ryan Straughn, Minister of Finance,
Barbados; and the Hon. Allen Chastanet, Prime Minister of St Lucia...
DPM Turnquest attends 2018 Annual Meetings of IMF and World Bank
- Oct 12, 2018 - 11:56:37 AM
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. Peter Turnquest
is currently attending the 2018 Annual Meetings of the International
Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group in Bali, Indonesia, during this
week. He is pictured, second right, at a Caribbean Caucus Round Table
Discussion. The Caribbean Round Table talks included Nancy Horsman, IMF
Executive Director, and Christine Hogan, World Bank Executive Director,
for Canada, Ireland and the Caribbean. Discussions centered around
Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture Awards Elma Garraway for Lifetime Achievement
- Oct 11, 2018 - 7:14:40 PM
The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture honoured Mrs. Elma Garraway
with a Lifetime Achievement Award, on October 10, 2018, during the
National Youth Awards 5th Annual Nominee Medal Pinning Ceremony, at
Government House Ballroom. During the ceremonies, Governor General, Her
Excellency the Most Honourable Dame Marguerite Pindling also pinned
more than 130 youth nominees from various islands, and stakeholder
representatives. Minister of Social Services and Urban Development the
Hon. Frankie Campbell addressed the audience on behalf of Minister of
Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Lanisha Rolle...
PM Minnis said decision next week on Lighthouse Point proposed development
- Oct 11, 2018 - 2:50:40 PM
Prime Minister, Dr. the Most Hon. Hubert A. Minnis told residents of
South Eleuthera that his government will make a decision, by next week,
on the proposed development of the Lighthouse Point beach property.
a Town Meeting held Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at Green Castle Primary
School grounds, the Prime Minister addressed the concerned residents,
the majority of whom overwhelmingly support the proposal, which they
view as restoring economic growth to South Eleuthera...
Caribbean Ministers of Fisheries Look at Climate Change Effects
- Oct 11, 2018 - 1:06:04 PM
Fisheries ministers from Member States of the Caribbean Regional
Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) are expected to deliberate upon a new
Protocol on Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management in
Fisheries and Aquaculture when they meet at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, 11
October 2018, at the Hilton Hotel in Bridgetown, Barbados. The Bahamas
is represented by Minister of Agriculture & Marine Resources Hon.
PM speaks with Eleuthera residents about Lighthouse Point proposed development
- Oct 10, 2018 - 9:45:56 PM
Junkanoo fanfare greeted Dr. the Most Hon. Hubert Minnis, Prime
Minister, who arrived to facilitate a Town Meeting to discuss with
residents the state of the economy in southern and central Eleuthera.
excited crowd, sporting bright coloured T-shirts with the words
emblazoned on the front, “We Love Disney” and ”Disney Loves Eleuthera,”
embraced the Prime Minister as he landed at Rock Sound Airport
approximately 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 10, 2018...
Elma Garraway to Receive Youth, Sports & Culture 'Lifetime Achievement Award'
- Oct 10, 2018 - 3:40:04 PM
The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture featured National Lifetime
Achievement Award recipient and Youth Month Patron Elma Garraway, MBE,
(pictured on the float parade, and second left in group photo) during
its National Youth Month March and Rally, on October 7, 2018. Minister
of Youth Sports and Culture the Hon. Lanisha Rolle (pictured centre in
group photo) said, “Mrs. Garraway has been at the centre of strategic
youth engagement in our nation for decades, and despite her retirement,
continues to serve in the Girl Guides Association and the Templeton
Foundation’s outreach programmes." Among those joining them and the
thousands of young persons and youth leaders on the march that day were
Acting Permanent Secretary Rhoda Jackson (second right)...
Mental Illness Among Global Populations Continues to Rise
- Oct 10, 2018 - 11:57:43 AM
Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Duane Sands explained that as the world
comes to grips with increasing incidences of political, economic and
personal instability, violence, discrimination and near constant
traumatic events, mental illness among global populations continues to
Dr. Sands said, “Here in The Bahamas, the all-too-common
sight of persons affected by substance abuse disorders, neurological
conditions or mental health problems living in conditions of
Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Hurricane Michael
- Oct 10, 2018 - 11:03:35 AM
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to advise the general public that
we are closely monitoring the projected path of Hurricane Michael. The
Ministry is in contact with The Bahamas’ Consulates in Atlanta and
Miami as it relates to the safety of Bahamians residing in Georgia and
Florida. Bahamians have been advised to follow all instructions and
advisories issued by Federal, State and Local Officials. Further, we
have asked persons to comply with orders for mandatory evacuation (where
PM Minnis receives 'Most Honourable' title
- Oct 8, 2018 - 8:11:00 PM
During The Commonwealth of The Bahamas Investiture of National Honours
2018 Ceremony, Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Hubert Alexander Minnis was
invested with the insignia, The Order of The Nation, in the first of
such honours instituted by the country as it observes National Heroes
The Prime Minister will now be addressed as Dr. the Most
Honourable Hubert Alexander Minnis, O.N, M.P, in keeping with the
National Honours Act 2016...
Opening Remarks at Nurses Association 41st Educational Conference
- Oct 8, 2018 - 7:49:20 PM
- Minister of Health Dr. the Hon. Duane Sands brought opening remarks at
the Nurses Association of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas 41st Annual
Educational Conference Official Opening Ceremony and Nursing Now
Campaign Bahamas Launch held at the Royal Bahamas Police Force Paul
Farquharson Conference Center, Thursday, October 4, 2018.
among speakers is PAHO Representative/Bahamas and Turks & Caicos
Islands, Dr. Esther Mary de Gourville...
34 Bahamians Conferred Honours at Historic National Honours Investiture Ceremony
- Oct 8, 2018 - 7:23:00 PM
In a ceremony befitting royalty, Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame
Marguerite Pindling, Governor-General and Chancellor, conferred national
honours on 34 distinguished Bahamians Monday, October 8, 2018 for their
contributions to the development of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.
ladies adorned in classy hats and elegant dresses, men in sharp suits,
and classical music perfectly suited to Mount Fitzwilliam, Government
House, the “historic” ceremony was conducted as prescribed in the
National Honours Act, for National Heroes Day...