The Democratic National Alliance (DNA) notes the recent announcement by
the Minister of Social Services that four employees of a local
children’s home have been relieved of their duties. We also welcome the
news that this matter has been turned over to the Royal Bahamas Police
Force for further investigation.
We reiterate the need for
enhanced scrutiny of the qualifications and training of individuals
charged with the care of this most vulnerable population...
University of The Bahamas (UB) announces the appointment of Associate
Professor Mrs. Lottis Shearer-Knowles as the Acting Assistant Vice
President of Academic Affairs, effective 4th January 2021. A veteran
member of faculty, Mrs. Shearer-Knowles is the former Director of the
Honours Programme and Interim Dean of Liberal and Fine Arts.
Acting Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs, she will support
the administrative operation of Academic Affairs. Working closely with
the Vice President of Academic affairs, she will manage faculty
It’s the beginning of a brand-new chapter for three Grand Bahama
students experiencing their first few days of a new school year at the
University of Central Florida thanks to the generosity of the Lewis
UCF’s Spring 2021 classes began Monday [January 11].
For many new students it will undoubtedly be a first year unlike any
The pandemic’s presence changed life at the Orlando
campus. There are COVID-19 mitigation efforts in place along with a
hybrid of in-person instruction and virtual classes...
Cleveland Clinic and Doctors Hospital Health System have formed a
strategic advisory council with the goal of expanding and improving the
delivery of healthcare services in the Bahamas.
organizations agreed to form the advisory council in a two-year
strategic advisory agreement which will provide Doctors Hospital access
to Cleveland Clinic’s network of internal experts for strategic
planning, clinical education and leadership development...
Tentative signs of recovery are emerging in global labour markets,
following unprecedented disruption in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic,
according to the latest report from the International Labour
Minister of State for Finance
and for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Kwasi Thompson has announced that Grand
Bahama and Abaco residents wishing to replace their motor vehicles that
were destroyed during Hurricane Dorian, will still be allowed to do so
under the VAT and Duty-free concessions.
those vehicles will have to be purchased before January 31, 2021. This
is an extension to the concession, which expired on December 31st,
Parliamentarians attended the Annual Parliamentary Church Service,
Monday morning, January 25, 2021 at the Church of God of Prophecy East
Street Tabernacle. Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis is
The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) is pleased
to announce that Mr. Deodat Maharaj has been appointed as its Executive
Director effective February 1, 2021.
Mr. Maharaj, a national of
Trinidad and Tobago has extensive experience in international trade,
working with the private sector, governments, and multi-lateral
institutions in a career spanning more than 25 years. He knows the
Ballers, joggers, tykes on trikes and those wanting a bit of fresh air
are gaining a new appreciation for community parks now that they have
reopened after being closed for months by the coronavirus pandemic.
there are fewer people than normal, individuals and families are slowly
returning to their favorite urban oasis, the neighborhood parks which
stood deserted for most of last year when strict lockdown measures were
The United Workers Party National Women’s Arm would like to extend
its sincere condolences to the family and friends of our island's latest
victim of gender based violence. We are deeply saddened by this
heinous act and our organization remains deeply concerned that violence
against our women continues.
Violence against women is a global phenomenon and the recorded numbers continue to increase...
The Global Leadership Summit Bahamas today announced that Royal
Caribbean Group will be a silver sponsor of its annual event bringing
top names in business and leadership to audiences in The Bahamas.
It will be the third year that the longtime friend and supporter of the
country of The Bahamas is sponsoring the summit, but when the conference
is held March 5th and 6th, it will be the first time it will be
“In the past, we held blended summits,” explained GLS local Chairman, Gadville McDonald...
The Organization of American States (OAS) has begun implementation of
the new Hemispheric Drug Strategy and Plan of Action 2021-2025, both
approved at the 68th regular session of the Inter-American Drug Abuse
Control Commission (CICAD), chaired by Colombia and held in Bogota in
With the Government of The Bahamas having recently transferred the land
on which the historic Clarence A. Bain building was once located to
University of The Bahamas, the University is now one step closer to the
convocation centre envisioned for the property.
Clarence A. Bain Building, which has housed several government
departments and agencies over the years, was razed last year, leaving
the property vacant...
The House of Assembly Select Committee on Natural Resources made its first site visit this past week in North Andros.
Committee members making the trip were: Michael A. Foulkes, Chairman,
Shonel Ferguson, Picewell Forbes, Vaughn Miller and Reece Chipman.
Accompanying the Committee members were Carlton Bowleg, MP for the area,
and Rashad Flowers, Assistant Clerk, House of Assembly...
““Running my own marketing agency was always on the cards for me, the question had always been, when would be the right time?”
Early on in what we now call the global pandemic of 2020, Leah Davis, a
twenty-year marketing executive, decided to launch a boutique marketing
firm, Concepts Marketing Solutions; it is described as ‘specializing in
crafting integrated marketing communications strategies.’
Leveraging her diverse background of marketing experiences across the financial services, hospitality and retail industries...
On 22 January 2021 The Honourable Justice Petra Hanna-Adderley ruled in
favour of BPC to allow BPC to join the Government as a respondent to the
application for a judicial review of various Government decisions
related to BPC’s licences and the drilling of the Perseverance #1
exploratory well. The application has been brought by various
“Grand Bahama remains in a rebuilding phase and will be in that
rebuilding phase for some time to come,” said Minister of State for
Finance and for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Kwasi Thompson. “But we are
pleased with the pace with which these projects are progressing.”
Minister’s remarks came during an update press conference at the Office
of the Prime Minister in Freeport on Saturday, January 23, 2021...
Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis
on Friday officially opened the London Creek Bridge, marking an
important part of the effort to regenerate natural creek systems across
London Creek is one of a number of natural creek
ecosystems in Andros which have become blocked due to the construction
of roads across the creeks.
Such blockages cause severe damage to the natural aquatic ecosystem...
he Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to advise members of the
public that, in a virtual meeting held today, 22 January, the Minister
of Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Darren A. Henfield, MP, received the Copie
d’Usage of H. E. Zvi Tal, Israeli Ambassador-designate to The Bahamas.
a brief meeting held after the Minister received the Copie d’Usage,
both sides acknowledged the longstanding friendship and cordial
relations between The Bahamas. Matters of mutual interests were
Today the fast ferry company, Baleària Caribbean, has announced that
they will resume passenger services between Port Everglades (Fort
Lauderdale) and The Bahamas by launching their first sailing on February
11, 2021. At the moment, the vessel is in dry dock receiving
maintenance and getting prepared for this grand opening. During the
first phase, the company has announced that they will travel once a week
(on Thursdays) to Freeport, Grand Bahama Islands...