Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis spent the morning on Friday touring various medical facilities in Grand Bahama.
first stop was the Rand Memorial Hospital, where he was met by Managing
Director of the Public Hospitals Authority Catherine Weech, and Rand
Administrator Sharon Williams. Ms. Weech explained that there are two
phases that have deadlines of April 12 for section A and April 19 for
BREEF is proud to announce St Anne’s School student, Schemia Major as
the winner of the 2021 Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE)
National Competition. Her winning photo entry titled “Who said a Kalik
bottle couldn’t be a plant pot?” offers creative thinking to combat
pollution and waste by reducing and reusing items that would otherwise
be discarded and turning them into something purposeful. Schemia will
receive a brand-new GoPro HD camera gifted by BREEF to support her
future in environmental reporting. She will now represent The Bahamas in
the 2022 Foundation of Environmental Education (FEE) international YRE
On Thursday, 8th April, 2021, the Ministry of Public Works (MOPW)
coordinated a multi-agency operation, with the assistance and advice of
the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF); the Royal Bahamas Defence Force
(RBDF); Bahamas Customs Department; the Bahamas Department of
Immigration; Bahamas Power and Light (BPL); and private sector partners
in the unregulated community known as “The Farm” near to Treasure Cay,
Members of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force concluded its month of health
and fitness awareness with a one-mile relay competition on Friday,
March 26, 2021, at HMBS CORAL HARBOUR.
In an effort to promote
and aid in a healthier lifestyle which is in line with Commander Defence
Force, Commodore Raymond King’s strategic mission of a fit, fighting
Force, the Training Department held several initiatives...
Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to the Commonwealth of
The Bahamas Her Excellency Dai Qingli paid a courtesy call on Prime
Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis at the Office of the Prime
Minister, April 8, 2021.
Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis was the keynote speaker
at the 9th Annual 'Light it Up Blue' ceremony in observance of Autism
Awareness 2021, held on Wednesday evening, April 7, at Queen's College
campus, where the REACH headquarters is located. The theme of the
outdoor event was "Be Kind -- See the Person Not the Label." Minister
of Education the Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd gave remarks, virtually. There were
presentations and awards, and remarks also by REACH Chairman Dwayne
“COVID infections continue to surge throughout the Americas,” with
more than 1.3 million new cases and 37,000 deaths reported in the region
in the last week while cases rise in nearly every country in South
America, Pan American Health Organization Director Carissa F. Etienne
“In areas of Bolivia and Colombia, cases have
doubled in the last week...
Teachers and staff of schools, home-bound physically challenged
residents, hospitality workers and students and athletes studying or
competing abroad are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, the
National COVID-19 Vaccine Consultative Committee has announced.
Eligible priority groups now include:
• Healthcare workers;
• Persons 60 years of age and older...
Academic Dean at the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute
(BTVI), Dr. Pleshette McPhee, will be receiving the Excellence in
Education Award to be conferred by the Global Forum for Education and
Learning (GFEL) this summer.
The award will be presented to Dr. McPhee at the second edition of
the GFEL conference to be held in Las Vegas in June. During the
three-day conference, EdTech innovators, thought leaders and
academicians, who are adding significant value to the global education
sector, will converge to lead...
A milestone component of the Government’s digital transformation
strategy, Computer Incident Response Team (CIRT) Assessment sessions
were held on March 30-31, 2021. Participants included chief information
security officers (CISOs), as well as information technology (IT) leads
of government ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs), and of the
Barbados today received 33,600 doses of COVID-19 vaccines through the
COVAX Facility, a global effort between the Coalition for Epidemic
Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance Gavi,
UNICEF, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the World Health
The arrival marks a historic step toward
ensuring the equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines worldwide, in
the largest vaccine procurement and supply operation in history...
The Bahamas is heating up this spring with the recent announcement
of the return of cruising to the destination in the coming months and
Expedia Group’s North American sites showing a 170% increase in searches
about the destination in February. With a number of additional
reopenings, The Bahamas is ready to continue to bring visitors the
unparalleled vacation experience it is known for...
As a part of Commander Defence Force, Commodore, Dr. Raymond
King’s strategic plans for the outreach throughout the communities and
strengthening community relations the Military Police and Force
Protection Unit (MPFPU) set forth on an Easter initiative to give back
to the less fortunate in the community on March 31, 2021.
by Commander Natasha Miller, the RBDF Commanding Officer for the MPFPU,
and Force Chief Petty Officer Oral Wood, the team of Officers and
Marines visited the Nazareth Centre for Children, Millennium Gardens, to
spread the Easter cheer...
The Zonta Club of New Providence has a long and distinguished record of
creating opportunities for women and girls throughout The Bahamas.
Zonta’s mission is to empower and advance the status of women -
politically, academically, socially and spiritually. One of the ways in
which Zonta has consistently done this is through its Betty Kelly
Kenning Endowment Fund established since 2010 at the University of The
Bahamas (UB). This endowment is earmarked for women between the ages of
25-45 to pursue and complete their tertiary education...