Bahamas receives medical supplies from China
- Jul 29, 2021 - 10:11:35 AM
On behalf of The Government of The Bahamas, the Hon. Renward Wells
Minister of Health, accepted the sixth batch of medical supplies worth
$78,000 -- a gift of the Chinese Government.
What is described as
the “biggest and highest value” batch of medical supplies delivered by
the People’s Republic of China to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas was
handed over by Chinese Ambassador to The Bahamas, Her Excellency Dai
Qingli, during a brief ceremony today at the Ministry of Health (MOH),
Government COVID surge response: $7 million on more medical staff; 18 hospital beds to be added to PMH; contact tracing strengthened
- Jul 28, 2021 - 9:30:46 PM
The Government will spend $7.2 million to engage medical staff, and 18
hospital beds will be added to the PMH inventory as part of the
continued aggressive and comprehensive approach to combat the surge in
COVID-19 cases, Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis announced
The Prime Minister was speaking in a live National
Address to update the public on a series of public health measures
being taken to assist with the care of COVID-19 patients, limit the
spread of the virus and secure more vaccines...
Nurses at Grand Bahama Health Services Call-in Sick
- Jul 28, 2021 - 6:52:58 PM
Grand Bahama Health Services executive management confirmed today
that more than seventeen (17) nurses at the Rand Memorial Hospital in
Freeport, Grand Bahama called in sick today in an apparent sickout.
Hospital officials confirm that the first calls came in ahead of the 8am
and 3pm shifts respectively. They add that there has been no
communication from the Bahamas Nurses Union regarding the apparent
Security Cameras Launch – Stapledon Gardens
- Jul 28, 2021 - 2:05:16 PM
Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames recently lauded
the support of the public and private sector in the obtaining and
installing of security cameras in the Stapledon Gardens, spearheaded by
the National Neighbourhood Watch Council (NNWC) Stapledon Gardens
Community Association. Minister Dames congratulated the Association for
their initiative and said that such activities could be replicated in
the approximately 190 other community associations throughout The
Merisha Butler Selected Bahamas Development Bank Warren L. Rolle Apprentice
- Jul 28, 2021 - 12:07:58 PM
To celebrate its 43rd anniversary, The Bahamas Development Bank (BDB)
has selected its second Warren L Rolle apprentice, Merisha Butler.
Butler, who will be studying Economics and Finance at University of The
Bahamas (UB) this fall as a part of her apprenticeship, was selected by a
panel at The Bank based on her impressive resume.
established in 1974 by an act of parliament to provide access to
financing to Bahamians for economic diversification and expansion...
Senate hosts Leadership Recognition Ceremony for top female scholars
- Jul 28, 2021 - 10:37:29 AM
Twelve of New Providence’s 14 top female scholars from the Public and
Private School Systems participated in what was billed as the inaugural
Girls in Leadership Recognition Ceremony in the Upper Chambers of
Parliament (the Senate), Tuesday (July 27). The Ceremony was hosted by
Senate President, Senator the Hon. Dr. Mildred Hall-Watson. (Two of
the young ladies had previous engagements).
The fifth female to
serve as President of the Senate since 1972 (the others were: Senator,
the Hon. Dame Doris Johnson (Dr.) - 1973-1982...
New Customs processing fee temporarily suspended
- Jul 28, 2021 - 9:19:26 AM
The Government has temporarily suspended the implementation of a
Customs processing fee, approved during the 2021/22 budget exercise to
allow for additional training and customer education.
recent change was made to bring the procedures for air arrivals in line
with all other forms of entry, where a small processing fee is changed
to support the cost of operations by the Bahamas Customs and Excise
Planned Payment of Honourarium to Frontline and Non-Frontline Health Care Workers
- Jul 27, 2021 - 5:28:02 PM
During the 2021/2022 budget contribution of the Minister of Health,
the Honourable Renward R. Wells, advised the general public that
approval was given for the pay-out of $1,040,600.00 in honourarium and
death benefits to a limited number of front line nurses, physicians and
medical service workers involved in the COVID-19 response for the period
19th March – 19th June, 2020...
Newest Toastmasters Club Further Promotes Disability Inclusive Bahamas
- Jul 27, 2021 - 4:54:54 PM
Members of The Bahamas Integrated Toastmasters Club, 7820731, the
country’s newest Toastmasters Club, were challenged to become Agents of
Change during the Club’s Charter and Installation of Officers Ceremony
held Saturday (July 24, 2021).
Delivering his address via Zoom
(the event was held via Zoom in order to adhere to the health and safety
protocols established by the Ministry of Health to reduce/limit the
community spread of COVID-19), Minister of Social Services and Urban
Development, the Hon. Frankie A. Campbell...
Cultural stars align for Urban Renewal’s Cultural Icons Awards
- Jul 27, 2021 - 3:45:24 PM
The Urban Renewal Commission hosted its inaugural Independence Cultural
Icon Awards Ceremony at Salem Union Baptist Church Hall, Taylor Street,
as a key component of the Commission’s Independence anniversary
Held under the theme: “Our Culture, Our Foundation”
the Icon Awards were divided into National and Community categories and
celebrated the cultural contributions/achievements of Bahamians at the
national and community levels in the fields of the Arts, Music and
BAIC Signs Lease Agreement for a Church Farming Project
- Jul 26, 2021 - 11:21:58 AM
The signing of a lease agreement for 40 acres of Bahamas Agricultural
and Industrial Corporation (BIAC) land in Norman's Castle, Abaco for a
church farming project took place at BAIC Headquarters, Thursday, July
22, 2021. The Church Commercial Farming Group will break ground in
September to begin the project which is in keeping with a challenge from
Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources to help in cutting the
country’s one billion dollar food import bill each year...
RBDF brings Boat Captain in for boating disturbance
- Jul 26, 2021 - 11:05:04 AM
A boat captain is being questioned by Police officials after his vessel
was brought into the capital late Sunday evening by members of the Royal
Bahamas Defence Force after he allegedly made threats to his crew.
RBDF Operations Centre received a call shortly before noon from a
crewmember aboard a ninety-five-foot white Pleasure Craft, located west
of Highbourne Cay, that the captain was behaving in an erratic manner
towards the crew and passengers...
National Spelling Bee Champion Roy Seligman Honoured by Ministry of Education
- Jul 26, 2021 - 10:23:19 AM
Before cheering supporters, family, Ministry of Education (MOE)
officials, and his coach, and backed by a contingent from Lyford Cay
International School (LCIS), Roy Seligman, Jr., the Scripps National
Spelling Bee fourth place finisher, and the first student from The
Bahamas to advance to the finals -- expressed thanks to the nation.
“The support of everyone here has been amazing. It’s been a great experience to represent The Bahamas,” said Seligman...
New health measures to come into effect on Monday 26 July
- Jul 26, 2021 - 9:05:20 AM
A 10pm to 5am daily curfew will take effect on Monday 26 July 2021
for the islands of New Providence, Grand Bahama and North and South
Eleuthera, including Harbour Island.
The curfew is
part of a series of new health measures that are being put in place to
help slow and control the spread of COVID-19. All new health measures
will take effect on Monday...
Prime Minister Minnis to address country on Wednesday regarding COVID-19 surge
- Jul 25, 2021 - 8:34:58 PM
Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis will address the
country on Wednesday night, 28 July 2021 at 8pm, regarding the continued
comprehensive measures his administration is taking to combat the
recent surge in COVID-19 cases.
“The COVID-19 pandemic is the worst crisis in our country’s modern
history. Throughout, the Government has instituted a variety of
measures, focusing on saving lives and livelihoods,” said Prime Minister
PMH responds to social media posts on early morning rainstorm
- Jul 25, 2021 - 5:42:21 PM
The Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) and the Princess Margaret Hospital
(PMH) are aware of photos and a video circulating on social media which
portrays the West Porch Area of the Critical Care Block being battered
by rain during the early morning hours of July 24th. The area
identified in photos and video is the Triage site for the Accident &
Emergency Department. All patients arriving for care at the Emergency
Department are screened for COVID-19 as part of the hospital’s
Ministry of Education invests in Sustainable Technology for public schools
- Jul 24, 2021 - 12:07:25 PM
Come September, a new wave of technology will be transforming public schools in New Providence.
Technical Studies Unit of the Ministry of Education (MOE) presented its
recently acquired Primo Energy Seedlings to administrators, teachers
and students of Doris Johnson, C.V. Bethel and C.R. Walker senior high
schools on July 22 at the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture...
Prime Minister Minnis commissions refurbished public health clinics on East Grand Bahama
- Jul 23, 2021 - 5:50:48 PM
The Government marked a significant milestone on the long road to
recovery from Hurricane Dorian today with the commissioning of the High
Rock and McLean’s Town Community clinics.
2019, the historic devastation wrought by Hurricane Dorian impacted
private homes and businesses and critical public infrastructure across
the Northern Bahamas. This included the public hospital in Freeport as
well as the community and satellite clinics in East Grand Bahama...
Ministry of Health Press Conference - Hon. Renward R. Wells, Minister of Health
- Jul 23, 2021 - 3:54:03 PM
See enclosed today's COVID-19 press conference statement by Minister of Health, the Hon. Renward Wells:
Good Afternoon, Bahamas!
Here is the latest national COVID-19 Report.
Thursday, 22nd July, 2021, there were 110 newly confirmed cases of
COVID-19. This brings the total number of confirmed cases in The Bahamas