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University of The Bahamas forges Agreement with University of Guelph for Global Experiences - Dec 3, 2021 - 12:27:58 PM


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University of The Bahamas (UB) and the University of Guelph (UGuelph) have found common ground on which to solidify a relationship that will expose students and faculty to additional opportunities for global learning, teaching and research experiences and collaborations.

The two institutions have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) governing a student and faculty exchange relationship...

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New board announced for Water and Sewerage Corporation - Dec 3, 2021 - 10:09:46 AM


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A diverse board comprising 5 young male professionals representing different walks of life have been appointed to the board of the Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC). 

Works and Utilities Minister the Hon. Alfred Sears officially made the announcement during a press conference Wednesday, December 1 at the Ministry’s headquarters, John F. Kennedy Drive... 

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PM Davis Announced Capital Expenditure Budget Reduction - Dec 2, 2021 - 3:58:45 PM


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Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. Philip Davis said in the House of Assembly, on November 29, 2021, that the capital expenditure budget has been reduced by $54,230,383; and that the agency with the biggest reduction was the Ministry of Health, with a net reduction of $14,000,000.

“What we have done is moved the $19 million allocated for the Rand Hospital in anticipation of major works taking place in the next fiscal year,” Prime Minister Davis said, during his remarks to commence debate on the Fiscal Year 2021/22...

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Bahamas Public Parks and Beaches board announced - Dec 2, 2021 - 3:02:41 PM


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The Hon. Alfred Sears Minister of Works and Utilities has announced the new board of The Bahamas Public Parks and Beaches.

The appointments are: McKell Bonaby, Chairperson; Joan Ferguson, Deputy Chairperson; Craig Ferguson, Tisa Johnson, Deborah Lightbourne, Sheldon Maycock and Henry Dean.

Bacchus Rolle, Parliamentary Secretary; Luther Smith, Permanent Secretary; Sharon Pratt-Rolle, Undersecretary and Gregory Butler, Deputy Permanent Secretary attended the press conference...

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UB joins global fight against Gender-Based Violence - Dec 2, 2021 - 1:50:34 PM


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University of The Bahamas (UB) has joined the global effort aimed at raising awareness of the violence that happens against women, men and children and the need for collective, community action to stop it.

On Friday, UB launched activities to mark 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence by hosting a symbolic ribbon-tying ceremony at the Oakes Field Campus. An orange ribbon is prominently displayed at the entrance. During the ceremony...

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NIB Minister Introduces Board Members and Executive Management - Dec 2, 2021 - 1:42:13 PM


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Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister the Hon. Myles LaRoda, with responsibility for the National Insurance Board, introduced members of the Board and executive management at a press conference, December 1, 2021at the Board's offices.  The officials, pictured at a conference table are, at left, seated, l-r: Minister of State Myles LaRoda, Deputy NIB Chairman Theofanis Cochinamogulos, Board Member Michelle Pindling-Sands, Board Member Walden Russell, Board Member Amancha Williams.  Standing, l-r: Chief Internal Auditor William Patton...

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Prime Minister congratulates Central Bank Governor - Dec 2, 2021 - 10:35:18 AM


Prime Minister Hon. Philip Davis congratulates Central Bank Governor John Rolle on being named to The Bloomberg 50, a list of those who have made stellar contributions in their chosen fields. Governor Rolle is being highlighted for his work in the local financial services arena. 

This sector has remained dynamic and made great strides over time, all while managing to maintain its position as the second largest industry in the country. 

Prime Minister Davis said that, “As the offerings and services of the global economy continue to expand...

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Minister of Foreign Affairs on the death of Jacqueline Avant - Dec 2, 2021 - 9:23:51 AM


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs notes with sadness, the tragic shooting death of Jacqueline Avant, mother of former United States Ambassador to The Bahamas from 2009 to 2011, Nicole Avant.

On behalf of the Prime Minister the Hon. Philip Davis and the government, I convey condolences.

I express those condolences to the Avant family, and to the Embassy of the United States in The Bahamas...

Health

PAHO urges public health measures and vaccination in light of Omicron variant - Dec 1, 2021 - 10:31:04 PM


While experts work to better understand the new WHO-designated “variant of concern,” Omicron, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director Carissa F. Etienne, called for increased vaccination and public health measures to ensure the best possible protection against the virus.  

Urging against panic, the PAHO Director highlighted that there are still many unknowns and studies will take some time to complete. Until then, “it is not clear whether Omicron is more transmissible than other variants, or if it causes more severe disease,” she said in a media briefing today.

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Ministry of Health and Wellness seeking assistance from Germany in COVID-19 fight - Dec 1, 2021 - 3:25:31 PM


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The Ministry of Health and Wellness is preparing for a possible fourth wave of COVID-19 and is looking to Germany to share best practices, and other measures in combating the pandemic virus.

These sentiments were expressed during a Courtesy Call in which His Excellency Dr. Stefan Keil, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to The Bahamas, met with the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville, Minister of Health and Wellness at the ministry on Wednesday, December 1, 2021...

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LaRoda addresses BCB, BIS needs - Dec 1, 2021 - 1:37:01 PM


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Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister, the Hon. Myles LaRoda, Monday addressed the equipment/infrastructure needs of the Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas, and Bahamas Information Services.

State-Minister LaRoda has remit for the Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas and Bahamas Information Services. He was making his contribution to the
2021/22 Supplementary Budget (Appropriation Bills and VAT Amendment Bill).
The State-Minister said notwithstanding all of the new entities that provide news coverage and entertainment in-country...

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Bahamas and Germany Enter Agreement to Facilitate Direct Airlift - Dec 1, 2021 - 12:52:26 PM


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The governments of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and of the Federal Republic of Germany entered into a technical bilateral Heads of Agreement aimed at fostering closer ties between both countries.  A central feature is an Air Traffic Agreement to facilitate direct flights from Germany to The Bahamas, which would in turn facilitate movement of goods and services, ease of direct shipment as opposed to going through a third country, among other things.

The HOA was signed during a ceremony at the Ministry of Works & Utilities on Tuesday, November 30, 2021...

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Minister Bell commends Endeavor Development International Ltd.'s efforts to train and engage Bahamians at all levels - Dec 1, 2021 - 9:33:29 AM


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Top brass of Endeavor Development International Ltd. paid a Courtesy Call on the Hon. Keith Bell, MP, Minister of Labour and Immigration, 29 November, at his Monarch House office on East Bay Street.

The Endeavor team spoke of ongoing commitment to build high end and luxurious homes on Abaco, and recruiting efforts to have talented and highly qualified Bahamians join the world class company...

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Michael Pintard Presented Instrument of Office as Leader of the Opposition - Nov 29, 2021 - 6:58:17 PM


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Mr. Michael Pintard, MP for Marco City (left), was presented his Instrument of Office as Leader of Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition by Governor General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Cornelius A. Smith during a ceremony at Paul Farquharson Conference Centre, Police Headquarters, on Monday, November 29, 2021.

(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...

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Minister Visits Bahamas Tourist Office in Abaco, Greets Staff - Nov 29, 2021 - 12:58:49 PM


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The Hon. Chester Cooper, Minister of Tourism, Investments and Aviation stopped in at the Ministry of Tourism's Abaco Office and greeted staff on his recent trip to the island.  Pictured from left: MOTIA Parliamentary Secretary John Pinder, MOTIA staff member Megan Simmons, Minister Cooper, and MOTIA Office Manager Winsom Ferguson. 

(BIS Photo/Kemuel Stubbs)...


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Minister Moxey gives sobering charge to newly sworn-in citizens of the Bahamas - Nov 29, 2021 - 10:52:05 AM


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“For the government, the granting of citizenship represents the highest recognition and privilege that a government can bestow upon an individual,” said Minister for Grand Bahama, Hon. Ginger Moxey, whose comments came during swearing-in ceremonies for 14 individuals to become Bahamian citizens.

The event took place on Thursday, November 25th 2021 at the Bahamas Union of Teachers Hall.   Also on hand for the event were Minister of Labour and Immigration, Hon. Keith Bell and Minister of Social Services...

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Travel restrictions as a result of Omicron – A Covid-19 Variant - Nov 29, 2021 - 9:56:12 AM


The Ministry of Health & Wellness advises the public that as a consequence of the identification of a new COVID-19 Variant of Concern (VOC) – Omicron (B1.1.529), the Government of The Bahamas has imposed travel restrictions on travellers from the following countries with effect from midnight of 29th November 2021...

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Zonta begins 16 days of activism with presentation at Office of the Spouse of the Prime Minister - Nov 26, 2021 - 10:50:36 AM


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Members of Zonta paid a courtesy call on Mrs. Ann Marie Davis of the Office of the Spouse of the Prime Minister, today. Today, November 25, is the beginning of the 16 Days of Activism Towards Eliminating Violence Against Women, and Zonta presented Mrs. Davis with a package along the UN theme, containing a Zonta T-shirt, Pin, and Whistle (for alerts), all in symbolic orange. In the photo, Zonta spokesperson Marisa Mason Smith, second left, presents a T-shirt to Mrs. Davis...

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Minister Cooper Toured Bakers Bay Golf & Ocean Club in Great Guana Cay - Nov 26, 2021 - 9:55:48 AM



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Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Investments and Aviation (MOTIA) the Hon. Chester Cooper and ministry officials toured Baker's Bay Golf & Ocean Club, Great Guana Cay, Abaco, November 25, 2021.   In the group photo from left are: Bakers Bay Chief Operating Officer Shawn Ygnatowiz, MOTIA Investments Director Phylicia Woods-Hanna, MOTIA Parliamentary Secretary John Pinder, Minister Cooper, Bakers Bay Sr. Vice-President, Community and Environmental Affairs Dr. Livingston Marshall, and Home Owners Association Executive Director Craig Sacco. 

(BIS Photos/Kemuel Stubbs)...


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Prime Minister makes impromptu visit to OPM Press Briefing - Nov 25, 2021 - 4:18:49 PM


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Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. Philip Davis makes an impromptu visit to the Office of the Prime Minister Press Briefing, on November 25, 2021, to wish a Happy Thanksgiving to those who celebrate it; and to encourage them to follow COVID-19 safety protocols. 

(BIS Photo/Eric Rose)...


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