Ministry of Education to Move Towards Digital Textbook Initiative
- Mar 25, 2017 - 10:46:55 AM
Digitization of textbooks is on the horizon for public schools. The
Hon. Jerome Fitzgerald, Minister of Education, Science and Technology
made the announcement during the official launch of the Bahamas Primary
Mathematics series on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at SuperClubs Breezes.
the public school system we are educating 75-80 percent of the student
population. You can imagine the requirement or the need for us to
provide text material. It is overwhelming from year-to-year,” he said.
Bahamas All Stars Marching Band participates in St. Patrick’s Day Parade
- Mar 24, 2017 - 11:01:08 PM
The Bahamas All Star Marching Band has done it once again by
representing our country well in another unforgettable performance
The name “Bahamas All Stars” should be very familiar; this is not their first performance for an international audience.
its inception in 2011, the All Stars have participated in numerous
events both locally and internationally such as the Florida Blue
Classics: Battle of the Bands; Howard University Homecoming in
Washington, DC; the 2014 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York
City; Battle for Atlantis and many others...
Prime Minister Christie's Speaks to NTA Grads
- Mar 24, 2017 - 8:52:48 PM
Speaking Notes For The Prime Minister and Minister of Finance at The
Graduation Exercise of the 7th Cohort of NTA Trainees March 23rd at
1. A Prime Minister that believes in the Bahamas and
Bahamians. Be assured that this sentiment pulsates from the very core of
my inner being.
2. Since our previous term in government
2002-2007 we recognized that there were things we needed to do to assist
Bahamians who do not have the skills or education they need to compete
for twenty first century jobs. There was also the recognition that being
academically challenged or not being the brightest or smartest student
does not mean that an individual is not equipped with the attributes
(soft skills) and competencies that can contribute to success in his or
her area of endeavour...
Prime Minister Christie Addresses Entrepreneurs at Securities Commission-Chamber SME Seminar
- Mar 24, 2017 - 5:49:52 PM
Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie, centre, addressed a seminar
sponsored by the Securities Commission of The Bahamas and the Bahamas
Chamber of Commerce and Employers' Confederation (BCCEC) on
"Crowdfunding & SME: A New Way to Fund Your Business" at the British
Colonial Hilton on Thursday. The seminar aimed to further assist
entrepreneurs of small and medium business enterprises.
pictured with the Prime Minister are, Minister of Financial Services and
Local Government the Hon. Hope Strachan, third left; Executive Director
of the Securities Commission of The Bahamas Christina Rolle, third
right; Chairman of BCCEC Gowan Bowe, right; CEO of BCCEC Edison Sumner,
second left; and Deputy Manager, Policy and Compliance, Securities
Commission Christian Adderley, left.
Grand Bahama Fishermen Receive Assistance
- Mar 24, 2017 - 5:41:48 PM
In an effort to assist Grand Bahamian fishermen who suffered great loss
during Hurricane Matthew in October of 2016, the Ministry for Grand
Bahama, headed by the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville, Minister for Grand
Bahama, presented coupons to a number of local fishermen on Thursday,
March 23, 2017.
Making the presentation on behalf of the
Minister was Permanent Secretary in the Ministry for Grand Bahama Melvin
Seymour, who stated: “The government is very happy to be able to
present you with these coupons, which will help to recoup some of your
losses, not all of them, because we cannot replace all that you have
lost,” said Mr. Seymour.
Bahamas Trade Information Portal Days Away
- Mar 24, 2017 - 5:35:29 PM
Minister of Financial Services and Local Government, the Hon. C.V. Hope
Strachan was in Grand Bahama Friday to begin the process of sensitizing
the business community on the Bahamas Trade Information Service Portal,
which is set for April 6, 2017 launch.
Minister Strachan joined
the Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville at a press
conference at the Ministry for Grand Bahama to announce the much
Bahamas Government enters into a landmark agreement with the US to regain control of airspace
- Mar 24, 2017 - 5:19:39 PM
In a milestone moment for the country, The Bahamas Government enters
into an unprecedented agreement with the United States Federal Aviation
Administration (FAA) to regain control of Bahamian airspace.
2010, Hubert Ingraham said The Bahamas would never gain control of its
airspace. He and his colleagues doubted what Bahamians could
accomplish, and did not fight for our sovereignty.
Team Participates in Consumer Welfare Unit Exhibit in Grand Bahama
- Mar 24, 2017 - 4:00:10 PM
The Consumer Protection Commission (CPC) celebrated World Consumer
Rights Day under the theme ‘Building a Digital World Consumer Can Trust
“March 15th 2017."
CPC Team travelled to Freeport Grand Bahama
for its monthly board meeting and participated in an exhibition hosted
by the Consumer Welfare Unit, Ministry of Labour & National
MOFA Model United Nations (MUN) to take place March 31st
- Mar 24, 2017 - 1:25:16 PM
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs hosts the Model United Nations (MUN)
Session 2017 on Friday, March 31, 2017 at Holy Trinity Activity Centre,
Stapledon Gardens, beginning at 9:00 a.m.
Students of 15
secondary schools, public and private, from several islands of The
Bahamas, will participate in a United Nations simulation exercise in
which they will discuss timely topics from the perspective of each
member country, represented by: Haiti, Syria, Turkey, UK, Kenya,
Germany, Norway, Canada, Philippines, Mexico, Guatemala, China,
Dominican Republic, Brazil, Cuba, US, and The Bahamas -- towards
learning to become informed and engaged citizens of the world...
Primary Mathematics Text Book Series launched
- Mar 24, 2017 - 1:04:37 PM
The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MOEST) in association
with Hodder Education Publications officially launched the only primary
Mathematics text book series published in association with MOEST during
a ceremony at SuperClubs Breezes on Thursday, March 23, 2017.
Mathematics series for grades one through six is a public/private
initiative that was coordinated by Senior Education Officer Dr. Joan
Rolle and a team of curriculum officers and teachers from independent
and public schools...
Bahamian Officials Meet at OECD Headquarters on Common Reporting Standard Implementation
- Mar 24, 2017 - 12:46:06 PM
Bahamian officials met with officials of the Organization for Economic
Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris, France, on March 16,
2017. The meeting was held at the OECD Headquarters to discuss The
Bahamas’ progress on implementation of the OECD Common Reporting
Pictured L-R:Kenrah Newry – Assistant Director of
Legal Affairs, Office of the Attorney General, Marco Rolle - Permanent
Secretary, Office of the Attorney General, Radhanath Housden – Head of
Automatic Exchange of Information Unit for the Global Forum Secretariat,
OECD, Hon. Allyson Maynard Gibson – Senator, Minister of Legal Affairs
and Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General, Monica Bhatia –
Head of the Global Forum Secretariat, OECD, Hon. C.V. Hope Strachan...
Harbour Island and Spanish Wells Clinics Renovation Contracts Signed
- Mar 24, 2017 - 12:18:33 PM
Formal contracts for the renovation of community clinics in Harbour Island and Spanish Wells, Eleuthera have been signed.
for Grand Bahama, Dr. the Honourable Michael Darville, who heads the
Government’s clinic renovation initiative traveled with Managing
Director of the Public Hospitals Authority Mr. Herbert Brown and
Administrator of Community Health Services in the Department of Public
Health Ms. Charlene Bain and a team of officials from the Public
Hospitals Authority and the Department of Public Health traveled to
celebrate the agreements on site at the clinics in brief signing
ceremonies on Wednesday, March 22nd...
The Bahamas signs two Aviation Accords with the FAA
- Mar 24, 2017 - 12:00:38 PM
The government has signed what is being called a ‘landmark’ document on
behalf of the country. The Ministry of Transport and Aviation signed a
‘Declaration of Intent on Flight Information Region’ (FIR) with the
United States via the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
The government also signed a second document – a Radar Data Sharing partnership.
ceremony was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Immigration
at the Goodman’s Bay Corporate Centre, March 22, 2017...
Ministry of Environment's Forestry Week Team Visits Grand Bahama
- Mar 24, 2017 - 10:38:56 AM
As a part of the activities to celebrate Forestry Week, Christopher
Russell, Director, Ministry of the Environment and Housing, with
responsibility for Forestry Awareness, visited Grand Bahama on Thursday,
Among the activities for the week have been a Proclamation
by the Prime Minister of The Bahamas, the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie; panel
discussions with high school students to educate them on Forestry and a
Town Meeting held on Thursday evening at East End...
National Commission for Persons with Disabilities Pays Courtesy Call on Ministry for Grand Bahama
- Mar 24, 2017 - 9:32:18 AM
Members of The National Commission for Persons with Disabilities, Grand
Bahama Island, paid a courtesy call on the Ministry for Grand Bahama on
Thursday, March 23. The purpose of the visit was to familiarize the
Ministry with their functions and challenges.
Shown from left are:
Lester Ferguson, Executive Secretary, Commission; Pauline Bowen-Forbes,
Senior Welfare Officer, Disability Affairs Unit of the Department of
Social Services; Maxine Stubbs, Commissioner; Harcourt Brown, Senior
Under Secretary, Ministry for Grand Bahama; Melvin Seymour, Permanent
Secretary, Ministry for Grand Bahama; DeCosta Bethel, Chairman; Anthony
Hamilton, Commissioner; Dorothea Gomez, Chief Welfare Officer,
Department of Social Services...
Bahamas places a precautionary ban of meat imports from Brazil
- Mar 24, 2017 - 5:04:23 AM
The Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources is aware of the meat
scandal unfolding in Brazil relative to food inspectors taking bribes to
allow sales of rotten and salmonella-tainted meats. Sr. Blairo Maggi,
Brazil's Agriculture Minister, advised that the government of Brazil has
suspended exports from 21 meat-processing units.
public health and food safety in The Bahamas, the Minister for
Agriculture and Marine Resources, the Hon. V. Alfred Gray, has announced a precautionary ban of meat imports from Brazil...
DPM Davis: Minnis absent from Parliament again
- Mar 23, 2017 - 6:31:37 PM
Another day in the House of the Assembly, another chair left empty by FNM leader Hubert Minnis.
latest no-show performance is a clear indication that he is avoiding
all possibility of being exposed as unable to defend his misstatements
on matters of national importance.
Today, the Prime Minister shared with colleagues that an important
milestone has been realized with the handover of facilities at Baha Mar
by the general contractor to the new owner. The handover will ensure
adequate preparations for the smooth opening next month on April 21st of
the following components of this world class resort...
Improvements to Public Health Centres Accelerating Public Healthcare Transformation
- Mar 23, 2017 - 12:35:53 PM
Contract signings for a total of $800,000 of renovation works to the
South Beach Clinic and the Flamingo Gardens Clinic were implemented in an
official ceremony, March 21, 2017, at South Beach Clinic, by Minister for Grand
Bahama the Hon. Michael Darville and Managing Director of the Public Hospitals
Authority, joined by local contractors.
projected renovations to the Flamingo Gardens and South Beach Health facilities
in New Providence are part of the Government’s ‘accelerated efforts’ to enhance
efficiencies in the delivery of service at local public health institutions
throughout The Bahamas ahead of the phased implementation of National Health
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration Statement on Deadly Explosion in St Lucia
- Mar 22, 2017 - 8:23:54 PM
The Ministry has learned of a explosion 22 March in the north of St.
Lucia at a quarry, resulting the death of four persons and injuries to
more than a dozen others.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the
Government and people of St. Lucia at this difficult
To date there are no reports of Bahamians who might have been
affected. The Ministry will continue to monitor the situation...
PM Informs House of Assembly of 'Important Milestone' for Baha Mar
- Mar 22, 2017 - 7:25:55 PM
Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie told
House of Assembly members on Wednesday that it gave him great pleasure
to inform them that on the day before, March 21, 2017, “an important
milestone of progress” was realized towards the successful completion
and opening of the mega Baha Mar resort, with the handover of facilities
by the general contractor China Construction to the new Purchaser CTFBM
He pointed out that the handover and the issuance
of a Temporary Certificate of Occupancy will ensure adequate
preparations for the smooth opening next month on 21st April, 2017 of
the following components of this world class resort...