National Track and Field Championships Open in GB

Authored by: Simon Lewis Source: Bahamas Information Services Date: April 12, 2016     Hundreds of athletes from throughout the Commonwealth of The Bahamas are currently in Grand Bahama participating in the 2016 Bahamas National Track and Field Championships. Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville officially welcomed the young athletes to Grand…

Change the design of coastal cities says IDB specialist

Authored by: Kathryn Campbell Source: Bahamas Information Service Date: April 11, 2016   Michael Donovon, Senior Housing and Urban Development Specialist Fiscal and Municipal Management Division, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).  (BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)   NASSAU, The Bahamas – Community engagement, economic impact and neighborhood solutions were put forward as panaceas to improving the urban agenda…

X Meeting of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Latin American and Caribbean Community (CELAC), 1st April 2016, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

XVII MEETING OF NATIONAL COORDINATORS OF THE LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY (CELAC) 30TH- 31ST MARCH 2016, SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC The Hon. Frederick A. Mitchell, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration, led a delegation to the X Meeting of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Latin American and Caribbean Community (CELAC), 1st April 2016,…

UN Officials Assist Implementation of Strategic Plan on Gender-Based Violence

Authored by: Matt Maura Source: Bahamas Information Services Date: April 7, 2016   Stakeholders participating in the multi-sectoral consultation on the National Strategic Implementation Plan on Gender-based Violence in The Bahamas began day one of their two-day consultative process Thursday, April 7, 2016 at the Training Room, Ministry of Social Services and Community Development. Officials…

CDC rules out Ebola as cause of death of Bahamian patient

Authored by: Matt Maura Source: Bahamas Information Services Date: April 6, 2016   Minister of Health, the Hon. Dr. Michael Perry Gomez (centre) addressing a press conference held Tuesday at the Ministry of Health detailing that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States, found that Ebola was not the cause of…

Disability Visit

Authored by: Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources Source: Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources Date: April 6, 2016   Pictured seated from left are: Ms. Kenya Laing, Assistant Secretary, Ms. Gabrielle Johnson, Administrative Cadet NCPD; Ms. Judy Simmons, Deputy Director of Co-Operatives, Ms. Iris Adderley, Consultant NCPD, Ms. Rena Glinton, Permanent Secretary; Standing from…

Protecting Children Everyones Job is Child Protection Month Message

Authored by: Bahamas Information Services Source: Bahamas Information Services Date: April 6, 2016     FREEPORT, Grand Bahama — The month of April has been designated National Child Protection Month, the Ministry of Social Services and Community Development announced during a press conference in Freeport, Grand Bahama on Tuesday. To mark the month — held…

Minister Shane Gibson Announced Bridge Toll Increases

Authored by: Gena Gibbs Source: Bahamas Information Services Date: April 5, 2016   NASSAU, The Bahamas — The Bridge Authority, which is responsible for the two bridges connecting New Providence to Paradise Island, has announced bridge toll increases effective May 1, 2016.  The Hon. D. Shane Gibson, Minister of Labour, National Insurance and the Public…

Minister Gibson Promotes Support for Consumer Affairs Unit

Authored by: Gena Gibbs Source: Bahamas Information Services Date: April 4, 2016   NASSAU, The Bahamas — Minister of Labour, National Insurance, and the Public Service, the Hon. D. Shane Gibson announced in the House of Assembly, March 30, that the Consumer Affairs Unit continues its daily vigilance of policing the Breadbasket Schedule and all…

Minister Gibson Touts the Success of the National Training Agency

Authored by: Gena Gibbs Source: Bahamas Information Services Date: April 4, 2016   NASSAU, The Bahamas — The Minister of Labour, National Insurance and the Public Service disclosed the success of the National Training Agency (NTA) in the House of Assembly, March 30th, and has listed, to date, that the NTA has graduated 11 cohorts…