Regatta: Economic Cornerstone of Family Island Economies

Authored by: Kathryn Campbell Source: Bahamas Information Services Date: May 2, 2016   One of the boats that competed in the 2016 National Family Island Regatta in George Town, Exuma from April 26-30 is being hoisted onto the Motor Vessel Captain Moxey in preparation for its return to New Providence.   (BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna)   EXUMA,…

All eyes on Elizabeth Harbour its Exuma Regatta

Authored by: Matt Maura Source: Bahamas Information Services Date: April 29, 2016   Commodore Danny Strachan addressed the audience at the Skippers’ Party at the Community Centre in George Town, Exuma on Wednesday, April 27th.   EXUMA, The Bahamas – Regatta fever is in the air in picturesque Elizabeth Harbour, the centre of attention as…

Female Students Encouraged to be “Hands On” with Latest Technology

Authored by: Llonella Gilbert Source: Bahamas Information Services Date: April 29, 2016   NASSAU, Bahamas — Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs Senator the Hon. Allyson Maynard-Gibson told female students attending The Bahamas second observance of the International Telecommunications Union’s (ITU) International Girls in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Day, to engage with women…

9th UK-Caribbean Ministerial Forum Convenes in Grand Bahama

Authored by: Robyn Adderley Source: Bahamas Information Services Date: April 28, 2016   Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Fred Mitchell, on Wednesday during a press conference announced the 9th UK-Caribbean Ministerial Forum, April 28-30, 2016 in Grand Bahama.  It is expected that 150 delegates from 23 countries will attend. Shown from left are: Permanent…

Child Protection Officials Take Fight Nationally

Authored by: Matt Maura Source: Bahamas Information Services Date: April 28, 2016   Minister of Social Services and Community Development, the Hon. Melanie S. Griffin, establishes the country’s second Pinwheel Garden at the Louise McDonald High School, formerly the Bimini All-Age School in Alice Town. (BIS Photo/Matt Maura)   NASSAU, The Bahamas – Child Protection…

The Region Seeks Ways to Strengthen Social Security

Authored by: Lindsay Thompson Source: Bahamas Information Services Date: April 28, 2016   Minister of Labour and National Insurance, and Minister of the Public Service, the Hon. Shane Gibson, delivering the Keynote Address at the opening of The 27th CARICOM Heads of Social Security Meeting at Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island, Wednesday, April 27, 2016. …

Health Minister Applauds Nation’s Success in Immunization

Authored by: Llonella Gilbert Source: Bahamas Information Services Date: April 26, 2016   NASSAU, Bahamas — Minister of Health Dr. the Hon. Perry Gomez said that he believes The Bahamas has already achieved Gold Medals in its journey towards immunizing its citizens so as to prevent and control the spread of vaccine preventable diseases. Nonetheless,…

Prime Minister Urges Hemisphere to Do More for the Poor

Authored by: Lindsay Thompson Source: Bahamas Information Services Date: April 25, 2016   Prime Minister the Rt. Hon Perry Christie delivering the keynote address at the official opening of the Meeting of the Inter-American Conference on Social Security (CAOSA) on Monday, April 25, 2016 at the Grand Ballroom, Atlantis on Paradise Island. The conference is…

This Week in The Bahamas (April 18 to 22, 2016)

Authored by: Elcott Coleby Source: Bahamas Information Services Date: April 23, 2016   PRIME MINISTER CHRISTIE DELIVERS BAHAMAS STATEMENT ON CLIMATE CHANGE AT THE UNITED NATIONS “In recent years, The Bahamas has initiated several policies and programmes toward climate change adaptation and mitigation, which are largely in the early stages of implementation, due to capacity…