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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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.
sector has remained dynamic and made great strides over time, all while
managing to maintain its position as the second largest industry in the
Prime Minister Davis said that, “As the offerings and services of the global economy continue to expand...
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
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.
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.
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...
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
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).
State-Minister said notwithstanding all of the new entities that
provide news coverage and entertainment in-country...
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...
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.
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.
“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
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...
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...
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...
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.
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.