Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis and Mrs. Patricia Minnis
received their second dose of the COVID-19 AstraZeneca vaccine today at
Kendal G. L. Isaacs Gym. The Prime Minister and Mrs. Minnis are
pictured receiving the vaccine, getting the vaccine sticker, and waiting
in the observation area after inoculation. Administration of the
second dose began today in New Providence and Grand Bahama. First doses
continue at all vaccination centres.
See enclosed remarks by Senator the Hon. Kwasi Thompson at the Launch of the Bahamas Electronic Cabinet Management Information System, today, at Cabinet Office.
As an integral part of the
overall digital transformation strategy of The Government of The
Bahamas, I am pleased to announce the launch of the Bahamas Electronic
Cabinet Management Information System (BECMIS), or as I refer to
Resident Ambassador of Brazil to the Commonwealth of The Bahamaas His
Excellency Claudio Lins (left) paid a courtesy Call on Leader of the
Opposition the Hon. Philip Davis, at the Office of the Leader of the
Opposition, May 11, 2021.
The next batch, comprising 33,600 doses, of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine
through the COVAX facility arrived in New Providence today. Pictured
meeting the shipment at Jet Aviation are Chair of the National COVID-19
Vaccine Consultative Committee Dr. Merceline Dahl-Regis (pictured right,
near vehicle) and Manager of the National Immunization Programme Nurse
Executive Chairman of the Water & Sewerage
Corporation Adrian Gibson, General Manager Elwood Donaldson and a team
from the corporation made visits recently to three islands -- Inagua,
San Salvador, and South Eleuthera -- to conduct site assessments on the
installation of new Water & Sewerage-owned and operated reverse
osmosis plants, review the level of water production, and attend to WSC
matters on the ground...
Some residents who have already received the first dose of the COVID-19
vaccine are experiencing difficulty making an appointment for the second
dose. This is due in part to the migration of data from one digital
platform to another.
Data managers are currently working to correct this issue as quickly as possible...
Our Islands Our Future (OIOF), a coalition of business owners,
environmental groups and individuals who oppose oil drilling in Bahamian
waters, will host a live webinar on the future oil drilling in The
Bahamas on Wednesday, May 12, 2021. The event will take a closer look
at the array of natural resources and industries which would be
adversely impacted by an oil spill in our waters.
The webinar is open to the public and will facilitate the exchange of opinions and expertise...
COVID-19 turned the world upside down, closing schools to in-person
learning, shutting down tourism and forcing countries to ramp up
healthcare operations. But there is one thing it did not dampen –
Bahamian students’ desire to go to college.
More than 600 applicants in The Bahamas applied for a Lyford Cay Foundations...
The administration of the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine will begin
on Monday 10 May on New Providence and Grand Bahama at the following
Starting today, Sunday 9 May, you may make an
appointment to receive your second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The
date of your second dose appointment should be no fewer than seven weeks
after the date of your first appointment...
Leading Woman Tanica Russell is a reserve individual within the
workplace and is a marine that has pious character. She is a stern,
no-nonsense woman, who has a fleeting smile. Nevertheless, she
possesses a genuine concern for her subordinates; thus, making her an
approachable person. Her attitude, dedication, and commitment bring a
high standard to those around her. She is a reliable person, a true
leader, a model to emulate and an indelible asset to the Royal Bahamas
Russell enlisted into the Defence Force as part of New Entry
40/Woman Entry 12, on 23 August, 2004. She was up to the challenge and
determined to carry her own weight by providing for her future...
Thanks to the Disaster Reconstruction Authority (DRA) and Food for
the Poor, residents of East Grand Bahama have street lighting as crews
of the Grand Bahama Power Company continue to work towards full
restoration of electricity to those communities.
devastation by Hurricane Dorian in 2019, which ravaged East Grand
Bahama, residents have had to endure living without electricity for
months. Because the damage was so extensive in East Grand Bahama...
Calling homeporting a ‘win-win’ for the country, president of the
Bahamas Hotel & Tourism Association Robert ‘Sandy’ Sands this week
lauded the potential of Royal Caribbean’s plans to homeport in Nassau
this summer, declaring it would boost airlift, help fill hotel rooms,
and provide opportunities for professional services, jobs, vendors and
an uptick to a comeback economy...
Ground was broken, and a $65 million contract was signed today for the
development of the new Exuma International Airport, representing the
single largest investment in any Family Island airport in The Bahamas.
Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis said this critical project
will deliver increased employment opportunities and cultivate
entrepreneurs at the airport and nearby locations catering to the
The Ministry of Health is aware of a circulated social media report
of a young Baha Mar employee who collapsed and died. The report
suggested that the employee died as a result of taking the COVID-19
The general public is advised that the
medical history of the individual does not support the COVID-19 vaccine
or any other vaccination as being the cause of death...
Minister of Education, the Honourable Jeffrey Lloyd, recently
presented a plaque to Valencia College’s Construction Program Manager,
Mark Hughes in appreciation of his work with the Bahamas Technical and
Vocational Institute (BTVI).
Mr. Hughes is a Master
Trainer of the National Center for Construction Education and Research
(NCCER) certification. He has played a crucial role in helping BTVI to
achieve its goal of training 1,000 persons in the NCCER Core program by
the end of the year...
A special visitor spent quality time with students who are getting a
second chance to learn critical numeracy and literacy skills to improve
their employment prospects through Revive Academy at University of The
Bahamas. The academy is an initiative under the Citizen Security and
Justice Programme (CSJP) of the Ministry of National Security.
Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt, a UB alumna, was the guest speaker at
the CSJP Goal Development Seminar, held on Friday, 30th April...
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...