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Public Servants to receive Increments says Prime Minister - Oct 27, 2021 - 8:45:54 PM

Increments which are paid to public servants will be reinstated this fiscal year.

In a 2021/2022 Supplementary Budget Statement Wednesday, October 27, 2021 the Hon. Philip Davis, Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, advised the House of Assembly that the increments, of no more than $700 per year, will be reinstated effective July 2021 and paid in January 2022...

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Prime Minister Davis - 2021-2022 Supplementary Budget Statement - Oct 27, 2021 - 6:30:46 PM

Madam Speaker,

I rise before this Honourable House to present the 2021/22 Supplementary Budget, and to table the corresponding supplementary appropriations.  

This supplementary budget, with an effective date of 1st October 2021, will bring our government’s budget in line with our vision for progress, and will not increase the national debt more than forecasted in the May 2021 budget presentation...

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Laroda on Abaco post-Dorian: ‘No one of us is safe, until all of us are safe’ - Oct 27, 2021 - 2:42:35 PM

Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister with responsibility for the Ministry of Disaster Preparedness, Management and Reconstruction, the Hon. Myles Laroda told members of the Abaco Consultative Committee that they have an important role to play in the reconstruction of/restoration to, those parts of the island and its Cays that were devastated by the monster storm Hurricane Dorian – two years post-Dorian.
Mr. Laroda said: “No one of us is safe, until all of us are safe...

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Minister of Health and Wellness receives US Charge d’Affaires in Courtesy Call - Oct 27, 2021 - 10:11:39 AM

The Minister of Health and Wellness the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville received US Embassy Chargé d’Affaires a.i., Usha E. Pitts, in a Courtesy Call on Tuesday, October 26, 2021.

Also present at the Courtesy Call were: Colin Higgs, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health and Wellness; Chief Medical Officer Dr. Pearl McMillan; Dr. Cherita Moxey, Ministry of Health and Wellness; and Todd Sargent, Acting Political/Economic Chief, US Embassy...


Statement from the Chairman of the University of The Bahamas Board of Trustees - Oct 26, 2021 - 12:48:06 PM

Dear UB Community:

Please be assured that the UB Board of Trustees (BOT) remains engaged in fulfilling its governance mandate. At all times we act in good faith and with good will.

Regarding the naming of the University's next President, the BOT is actively pursuing a public announcement on the heels of a successful presidential search. The board successfully deliberated on the three finalists and reached a decision...

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Tourism sector workers complete NEMA Training: ‘building a culture of preparedness’ - Oct 25, 2021 - 8:21:58 PM

Twenty-five participants of the National Emergency Management Agency’s (NEMA) Basic Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training for tourism-sector workers successfully completed the five-day session that concluded Saturday (October 23) at SuperClubs Breezes resort. The majority of the participants represented a number of New Providence’s smaller hotel properties.
The CERT Training was made available through grant funding from the Organization of American States (OAS) in the amount of US$17,000...

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MSC Cruises met with MOTIA - Oct 25, 2021 - 7:12:43 PM

MSC Cruises Chief Executive Officer Richard Sasso met with the Hon. Chester Cooper, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Investments, and Aviation, October 25, 2021 at the ministry's offices.  Also at the meeting were Director General of Tourism Joy Jibrilu and Director of Investments Phylicia Woods-Hanna.  

(BIS Photos/Kemuel Stubbs)...

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Daylight Saving Time ends November 7 - Oct 25, 2021 - 6:56:50 PM

The Cabinet Office wishes to advise the general public that Daylight Saving Time will end on Sunday, 7th November, 2021 at 2:00 a.m. At that time, Eastern Standard Time will commence and will continue until 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, 13th March, 2022...


Felicity Humblestone Appointed Associate Vice President of Development and Grants - Oct 25, 2021 - 4:52:04 PM

University of The Bahamas (UB) has announced the appointment of Ms. Felicity A. Humblestone as Associate Vice President of Development and Grants, effective 4th October 2021. Ms. Humblestone brings a wealth of experience and expertise in non-profit management, fundraising, programme development, grant making, talent management, and leadership.

A member of the Institutional Advancement and Alumni Affairs team, reporting to the Vice President, she is responsible for establishing, cultivating...

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Minister Mitchell will address Italy-Latin America & Caribbean forum in Rome on climate issues - Oct 25, 2021 - 3:26:00 PM

Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Public Service  the Hon. Fred Mitchell, led a delegation to the 10th Italy - Latin America and the Caribbean Conference, under the theme "People, Planet, Prosperity. The future of an age-old partnership", at the Hotel Cavalieri, in Rome, Italy. The conference will be held on the 25th - 26th October, 2021. Minister Mitchell will bring remarks during a panel discussion on 'Planet- Starting anew from the sea and climate: coastal and port towns at the heart of the recovery'...

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Bahamas to Return to 2021 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, Oct. 27-31 - Oct 25, 2021 - 2:16:56 PM

Once again, The Islands of The Bahamas will be prominently displayed in the Super Yacht Pavilion at the 62nd Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat (FLIBS) Show, October 27-31, being held at the Bahia Mar Yachting Center in Fort Lauderdale.

FLIBS will exhibit a vast array of the industry's latest boats and yachts of all sizes, worldwide debuts, plus a medley of marine products and accessories to enhance the nautical lifestyle...

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State-Recognized Memorial Service for the late John Barrie Farrington - Oct 25, 2021 - 10:44:23 AM

A State-Recognized Memorial Service was held for the late John Barrie Farrington, former Senator and Hotelier, October 23, 2021 at Christ Church Cathedral.  In attendance were Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. Philip Davis, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Investments & Aviation the Hon. Chester Cooper and parliamentarians, Chief Justice Sir Brian Moree, President of the Court of Appeal Sir Michael  Barnett, hoteliers and government officials.  Also in attendance were former Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie and former Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham and Mrs Ingraham...

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Sia’s vegan creations win New Providence District round of 2021 Culinary Competition - Oct 25, 2021 - 9:23:48 AM

Sia Wright’s vegan dishes earned her the top spot in this year’s recent New Providence district round of the Bahamas Young Chef Culinary Senior Competition.

The 11th grade student of Akhepran International Academy who aspires to become a marine biologist and study mammals, entered the competition to challenge her creativity in the kitchen...

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Minister Sweeting seeks to increase seafood exports - Oct 24, 2021 - 12:07:13 PM

Minister of Agriculture, Marine Resources and Family Island Affairs the Hon. Clay Sweeting said recently that he is hoping to increase seafood exports from The Bahamas.

The Minister, who is a commercial fisherman by trade, said this will assist in rejuvenating the economy.

“We would like to see an increase in exports in sustainable products such as lobster and stone crab...

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Lighthouse Pointe - Play All Fall for Less Green! - Oct 23, 2021 - 10:00:36 AM

Fall is the perfect time to play Grand Lucayan’s “Top 100” golf course. Book now through December 10th to enjoy our Fall Flash Promotion, which includes discounted room rates starting at $89* per room—single or double occupancy—including continental breakfast, unlimited green fees
and 18 holes cart fee of $39.99 per person.

Make your reservation at grandlucayan.com/specials/
or call 1-800-259-9079 or 242-373-1333...

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Agnes Saunders of Grand Bahama congratulated on her 95th birthday milestone - Oct 23, 2021 - 9:51:42 AM

Governor General, His Excellency Sir Cornelius A. Smith, on Friday paid a courtesy call on Agnes Saunders who recently celebrated her 95th birthday.  During the brief visit, Sir Cornelius congratulated her on celebrating such a milestone, adding that “the love of family keeps you young.”  The Governor General presented Mrs. Saunders with a certificate along with a bouquet of flowers, followed by the singing of 'Happy Birthday.'  Shown from left are Stephanie Saunders-Evans, daughter; Mrs. Saunders; His Excellency; and Father Colin Saunders, son.

(BIS Photos/Andrew Miller)...

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Minister of Works and Utilities views stalled capital works in West Grand Bahama - Oct 23, 2021 - 9:36:59 AM

Minister of Public Works and Utilities, the Hon. Alfred Sears said a tour of capital works in West Grand Bahama has given his ministry a sense of extreme urgency, because he’s gotten a deeper understanding of how important those capital works are.

“We’re asking the contractors to, where possible, accelerate the work,” said Minister Sears...

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Lighthouse Pointe Flash Fall Promo - Now thru December 10th - Oct 23, 2021 - 8:23:04 AM

Lighthouse Pointe Flash Fall Promo:

Rate includes unlimited green fees
(cart fee of $39.99 per person not included)
Now thru December 10th, 2021

Room rates
From $89...

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Prime Minister Davis returns from Washington, DC - Oct 22, 2021 - 8:58:19 PM

The Hon. Philip Davis, Prime Minister, and Mrs. Ann Marie Davis returned to the capital  from Washington, DC today, October 22.  He was welcomed home by Deputy Prime Minister the Hon. Chester Cooper, and Commissioner of Police, Paul Rolle.  Prime Minister Davis is at centre, speaking with the Commissioner of Police, with the Deputy Prime Minister at left.   Also pictured arriving home, at right, are Sir Franklyn Wilson and Lady Wilson 

(BIS Photo/Kemuel Stubbs)...

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PHA prioritizes safety of Maternity Patients - Oct 22, 2021 - 5:08:03 PM

The Public Hospitals Authority is aware of news reports circulating concerning the alleged treatment of clients at the Maternity Ward, Princess Margaret Hospital. The PHA wishes to advise that the Authority takes very seriously all matters concerning the delivery of healthcare to our obstetric clients and their newborns.

The public is advised that the PHA subscribes to the following Standard Operating Procedures related to ‘poor care or neglect’...

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