Chinese Ambassador to The Bahamas, Her Excellency Dai Qingli, recently
paid a Courtesy Call on Minister of Social Services and Urban
Development, the Hon. Frankie A. Campbell, at the Ministry’s Head
Offices, located in the Aventura Plaza, John F. Kennedy Drive and Bethel
Minister Campbell was accompanied by Ms. Phedra Rahming,
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development,
and Ms. Kim Sawyer,ActingDirector,DepartmentofSocialServices...
Officials of the newly-created Bahamas Air Navigation Services Authority
and the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Wednesday
(May 5, 2021) concluded the ceremonial signing of a historic Air
Navigation Services Agreement between the two entities.
of Tourism and Aviation, the Hon. Dionisio D’Aguilar, said the Agreement
allows the Minnis Administration to correct a “construct that left The
Bahamas totally out of the loop as it relates to the management and fee
Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames addresses the
opening ceremony for the first Annual Regional Trafficking In Persons
Committee (TIPCOM) Forum, on May 6, 2021, at his Ministry in the Orville
Turnquest Complex, John F. Kennedy Drive. The forum was held virtually
under the theme “A Regional Discussion on Successes and Challenges In
Anti-Trafficking Activities.” Countries that participated virtually in
the forum included Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Haiti, Saint Vincent and
the Grenadines and Turks and Caicos Islands...
TThe Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) is pleased to announce the
appointment of Mrs. Charlene Davis as Principal Nursing Officer (PNO) at
the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) with effect from April 6th, 2021.
With over thirty-three (33) years of clinical and administrative
nursing experience, Mrs. Davis is well equipped to ensure the delivery
of the standards of nursing care.
Among the first graduates of The College of The Bahamas’ Associate
of Arts degree in Nursing program, Mrs. Davis began her career as a
Registered Nurse in 1987. She served with distinction as in the
Intensive Care Unit including serving in the role of Charge Nurse for
the ward. Promoted to Nursing Officer II in 2003, she would serve as
Hospital Duty Area Officer during evening shifts....
Members of the National Child Protection Month Committee presented Mrs.
Patricia Minnis, Office of the Spouse of the Prime Minister, with a
T-Shirt and Mask commemorating the 2021 National Child Protection Month
as a thank you for Mrs. Minnis’ support of National Child Protection
Month (April, 2021), and her participation in child abuse prevention
The presentation was made by committee members Mrs.
Seanalea Lewis and Mrs. Yvette Bain, who both serve in the Child
Protection Unit of the Department of Social Services. Child Protection
Month concluded Friday, April 30...
The Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) is pleased to announce the
appointment of Ms. Jessica Cartwright as Acting Hospital Administrator
at the Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre (SRC) with effect from April
A former educator, Ms. Cartwright earned her Master of Health
Administration (HONORS) from Western Connecticut State University and
began her career in Health Administration at the Public Hospitals
Authority, Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) in July 1999, where she was
posted as Trainee Administrative Cadet. She was appointed Assistant
Hospital Administrator in 2001 and accepted the appointment as Senior
Assistant Hospital Administrator in 2003.
Throughout her tenure at PMH, Ms. Cartwright made significant
contributions to the operations and further development of the hospital,....
Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas Her Excellency Dai Qingli paid a courtesy call on the Minister
of Disaster Preparedness, Management and Reconstruction the Hon. Pakesia
Parker-Edgecombe, May 5, 2021 at the Ministry's offices.
See enclosed remarks by Minister of Tourism and Aviation the Hon. Dionisio D'Aguilar today at the Ceremonial Signing of Air Navigation Services Agreement Between Bahamas Air Navigation Services Authority and Federal Aviation Administration at Cabinet Office:
Simply put this is a historic day in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas!
we are about to conduct a ceremonial signing of a historic Air
Navigation Services Agreement between the newly created Bahamas Air
Navigation Services Authority and the United States Federal Aviation
Minister of Tourism and Aviation the Hon. Dionisio D'Aguilar had a
tour today of the ongoing multi-million-dollar redevelopment of Sandals
Royal Bahamian, Cable Beach. The tour was conducted by Executive
Chairman of Sandals Resorts International Adam Stewart. Minister
'D'Aguilar and members of the press viewed many aspects of the upcoming
On 3rd May, 2021, eight (8) migrants were arraigned in the Freeport
Magistrate's Court #3 before Magistrate Laquay Laing. Two (2) Romanians,
one (1) Costa Rican, three (3) Ecuadorians, one (1) Eritrean and one
(1) Haitian national were all charged with Illegal Embarkation. All
migrants pled guilty to the offense and were convicted and fined $300.00
each or in default of payment, serve six (6) months at the Bahamas
Department of Correctional Services...
The Hon. Jeffrey L. Lloyd, Minster of Education received a Courtesy Call
from members of The Bahamas National Commission for UNESCO (United
Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), on
Thursday, April 29, 2021, to thank the Ministry for contributions made,
which assisted them in achieving many of their goals.
members from the Commission were in attendance including: His Excellency
Desmond Edwards, Ambassador and Permanent Delegate...
Freeport, Grand Bahama Over the years, mom has given you so much. This Mother’s Day, give her something in return by treating her to the best brunch on Grand Bahama Island. Our Mother’s Day Bunch will be held in Portobello’s and Churchill’s Restaurant from 12-5 p.m. on Sunday, May 9th. We’ll be featuring classic brunch favorites like mimosas, omelets, assorted pastries and more! Don’t wait until the last minute. Reserve your table today.
The computer lab at the Nassau Village Urban Renewal Centre will
henceforth be known as the Kermit Smith Computer Lab and Educational
Centre, it was announced recently at a somewhat emotional ceremony. The
story behind the honouree is an intriguing one, of how a man who once
roamed the streets and admittedly “did not care about anyone else but
myself,” turned his life around for the good of himself, his family and
The honouree, while thanking Urban Renewal
officials “for their kind words and gesture” in ensuring that the
Computer Lab and Educational Centre...
The Hon. Iram Lewis, on behalf of the Ministry of Youth, Sports and
Culture is pleased to congratulate Grand Bahamian native, Michael
Strachan on achieving his dream of playing football in the National
Football League (NFL) by being drafted by the Indianapolis Colts during
the 2021 draft held on May 1, 2021.
in the seventh round, Strachan becomes the latest Bahamian athlete to
join an impressive pool of NFL athletes...
Like Elastigirl from the animated Pixar movie, The Incredibles, Woman
Marine Terrell Johnson, stretches herself, going above and beyond the
call of duty to perform her duties at the Royal Bahamas Defence Force.
As a military mom, each day she would stretch herself. However, her true
superpower comes when she leaves work and can be 100 % present at
home. When she arrives home, it’s all about family. Terrell asserts
that the key to her success of being a military mom...
The Beacon School received laptops for every teacher and
projectors for each classroom on Monday, May 3, from a non-profit
organization, Beacon for Change.
Youth, Sports and Culture, the Hon. Iram Lewis on accepting the donation
described it as a “great day,” noting he was proud of Mr. Sonless
Martin and Ray Ferguson of Beacon for Change. Mr. Martin, a Bahamian
who was born in The Bahamas, moved to the United States...
Hon. Justice Keith Thompson (Retired) was presented
Instruments of Office as Freedom of Information Commissioner by Governor
General His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Cornelius A. Smith in a
ceremony at the Office of the Governor General on Monday, May 3, 2021.
Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs the Hon. Carl W. Bethel,
Q.C., delivered remarks. In the group photo, the Governor General is
pictured, centre, the Attorney General, left, and Justice Thompson and
Mrs. Gwen Thompson at right...