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Health Minister tours the Rand Memorial Hospital as part of assessment of health care facilities nation-wide
- Sep 22, 2021 - 2:34:29 PM
Newly appointed Minister of health and Wellness, the Hon. Dr. Michael
Darville says there is a need to improve the bed shortages at the Rand
Memorial Hospital to ensure that local residents who access the Rand
have favorable medical outcomes.
“We have to improve the image;
we have to improve the quality of health care delivery and we need to
ensure that Grand Bahamians feel comfortable to come to the Rand
Memorial Hospital without fear of being exposed to any form of
infectious disease,” he said...
Minister of Health and Wellness escorts the Prime Minister on tour of PMH
- Sep 22, 2021 - 1:05:07 PM
Newly appointed Minister of Health and Wellness the Hon. Dr.
Michael Darville’s first day of work included a meeting with union
executives of the Consultant Physicians Staff Association, Bahamas
Doctors Union, and the Nurses Union at the Ministry of Health and
Wellness headquarters on Meeting Street on Tuesday, September 21, 2021.
Also present was the Hon. Philip Davis, Prime Minister.
the meeting with union executives, both Dr. Darville and the Prime
Minister were taken on a tour of the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH)...
Headline: GBUC provides update on Reverse Osmosis facility
- Sep 22, 2021 - 12:00:15 PM
Further to the August 20th update provided by the Grand Bahama Utility
Company (GBUC), work continues to progress to completion on the Reverse
GBUC confirms that two of the three
containers transported from Belgium containing the Utility’s Reverse
Osmosis (RO) filtration units have arrived. However, due to a bill of
lading error on the part of the shipping company, the third container
was not loaded with the others...
BCB responses to Int’l Election Observation Group on Election Coverage
- Sep 22, 2021 - 9:37:24 AM
The outgoing Board of Directors of the Broadcasting Corporation of
The Bahamas (BCB) takes exception to the recent report presented by the
Commonwealth Observer Group as articulated by the Hon. Bruce Golding.
BCB categorically denies and refutes the allegation that it
deliberately and unfairly adopted a policy of refusing to accept
advertisements from the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP)...
Prime Minister Davis Lauds First Members of His Cabinet
- Sep 21, 2021 - 9:23:14 PM
During the swearing-in of nine members of his Cabinet, on September 20,
2021, newly-elected Prime Minister the Hon. Philip Davis noted what they
brought to the push for national development.
“They are the
initial members of a Cabinet which will reflect the breadth and depth of
the competencies and characteristics of our team: experience combined
with innovation; expertise combined with a willingness to see things
anew; integrity and a strong sense of purpose,” Prime Minister Davis
DPM Chester Cooper met with Director of Aviation
- Sep 21, 2021 - 5:34:53 PM
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Investment and Aviation
the Hon. Chester Cooper (standing centre) met with Director of Aviation
Algernon Cargill (left), today, along with the Ministry's Permanent
Secretary Reginald Saunders.
(BIS Photos/Kemuel Stubbs)...
Nine new Cabinet ministers sworn-in
- Sep 20, 2021 - 7:53:35 PM
Prime Minister the Hon. Philip Davis today introduced the first set of
new Cabinet ministers with portfolios covering the Attorney General,
Foreign Affairs, Education, Works and Public Utilities, Health and
Wellness, Government Affairs, Agriculture, National Security and Legal
The nine ministers were sworn-in on Monday 20 September
2021 by Governor-General the Most Hon. Sir Cornelius A. Smith during
ceremonies held at the Baha Mar Convention Center...
Prime Minister the Hon. Philip Davis, Presented Instrument of Appointment
- Sep 18, 2021 - 2:27:28 PM
Governor General His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Cornelius A. Smith,
O.N., GCMG, presented Prime Minister, the Hon. Philip Edward Davis, QC.,
with the Instrument of Appointment to the Office of Prime Minister of
the Commonwealth of The Bahamas during a ceremony in the Andros Room,
Grand Hyatt, Baha Mar, on Saturday, September 18, 2021.
General Election 2021
- Sep 18, 2021 - 10:52:31 AM
Across The Bahamas, thousands of eligible voters headed to the polls on
September 16, 2021 to cast their ballots in the 2021 General Election.
Adherence to rigid health and safety protocols for all, during the
pandemic, was key. Poll workers and members of the Royal Bahamas
Defence and Police Forces aided the queueing and voting process,
especially for the elderly and persons with disabilities. One of the
special accommodations made for the latter included possible covered
areas for them to sit as they waited in line to cast their votes...
Minister of National Security Tours A.F. Adderley School Polling Location Ahead of General Election
- Sep 15, 2021 - 8:23:33 PM
Minister of National Security, the Hon. Marvin Dames tours the A. F.
Adderley Junior High School Polling Location, on Wednesday, September
15, 2021, ahead of the General Election that is slated for tomorrow.
Joining him were Acting Permanent Secretary Cheryl Darville and other
senior officials from the Ministry; Acting Parliamentary Commissioner
Lavado Duncanson, and representatives from the Royal Bahamas Police and
Defence Forces. Minister Dames and other stakeholders also held a
question and answer period after the walk-through...
(BIS Photos / Eric
Lab at Flamingo Gardens URC gets Bishop Charles Young nametag
- Sep 15, 2021 - 5:18:07 PM
Bishop Charles Young’s vast contributions to society at the church,
community and civic levels are a testament to the saying that a man’s
greatness is truly measured by his service to his church, community and
country, Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon.
Frankie A. Campbell said Monday.
Addressing the naming ceremony
of the Computer Lab at Flamingo Gardens Urban Renewal Centre, which
became the ‘Bishop Charles Young Computer Lab and Educational Centre’
(held Monday, September 13)...
A Notable Decrease in COVID-19 Cases
- Sep 14, 2021 - 12:15:52 PM
Analysis of COVID-19 data by the Ministry of Health for the period
1st January - 12th September 2021 is beginning to show a decrease in the
number of new cases of COVID-19 as the result of the aggressive
vaccination campaign and increased uptake of the vaccine.
this period there were some 11,584 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 302 deaths
and on average 54 persons hospitalized per week...
Quarantined voters permitted to vote in General Election
- Sep 13, 2021 - 9:05:04 AM
The Office of the Prime Minister wishes to advise that those in
quarantine who are registered to vote in the 16 September 2021 general
election will be permitted to leave quarantine to cast their vote.
accordance with the Emergency Powers (COVID 19 Pandemic) (Management
and Recovery) (No. 2) (Amendment) (No. 10) Order, 2021, the eligible
quarantined person must...
Flag Presentation Ceremony
- Sep 12, 2021 - 5:51:51 PM
At the end of the Lie-in-State of former Member of Parliament, the late
Peter Galanos, the National Flag was presented to the Galanos family in
Parliament Square, Friday afternoon, September 10, 2021 by Minister of
Social Services and Urban Development the Hon. Frankie Campbell.
Variants of public health concern
- Sep 9, 2021 - 1:51:54 PM
Today the Ministry of Health received results from the FIOCRUZ
Laboratory in Brazil that confirms the presence of the highly
transmissible Delta variant of COVID-19 in The Bahamas.
National Reference Laboratory submitted ninety-eight (98) SARS-CoV-2
virus-positive samples to the FIOCRUZ Laboratory for genomic sequencing...
AWE Microloan Program Launched
- Sep 9, 2021 - 9:48:04 AM
The Bahamas Development Bank (“The Bank” or “BDB”) places great
focus on progressing the country’s National Development Plan as well as
the Sustainable Development Goals inclusive of Goal 5, Gender Equality
and Women’s Empowerment. To this aim, The Bank has adopted a Gender
Policy and is currently engaging with regional and international bodies
such as UN Women and the 2X Collaborative to develop gender-based
financing and capacity development programs...
Special Envoy for Argentina Met with PS of Foreign Affair
- Sep 8, 2021 - 1:04:12 PM
Special Envoy for Argentina Ambassador Gustavo Martinez Pandiani (left)
met with Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Peter
Deveaux-Isaacs today at the Ministry's offices.