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…

The Commission on the Status of Women 2016 Trip

Authored by: Ministry of Social Services and Community Development Source: Ministry of Social Services and Community Development Date: April 22, 2016     The Minister of Social Services & Community Development, the Honourable Melanie Griffin, MP led a delegation to the 60th  Session of The Commission on the Status of Women.  The session was held…

Minister Nottage co-chairs at UNGASS16

The United Nations Special Session on the World Drug Problem is underway presently at United Nations Headquarters in New York. During this international event, which commenced on 19 April 2016, the Minister of National Security, the Honourable Dr. Bernard Nottage, co-chaired a Roundtable on Alternative Development. See attached a photo of Dr. Nottage co-chairing Roundtable…

Cob Professor calls on CG

NEW YORK — Dr. Erecia Hepburn (center), Assistant Professor at the School of Chemistry and Environmental Life Science of the College of the Bahamas, paid a courtesy call on the Hon. Forrester J. Carroll, Bahamas Consul General to New York, on Thursday, March 17, 2016 at Bahama House, 231 East 46th Street. At right is…

Jazz Day Concert Slated for Pompey Square in May

Authored by: Stirling Strachan Source: Bahamas Information Services Date: April 19, 2016   Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Dr. Danny Johnson (right) speaking with H.E. Dr. Elwood Donaldson, the Ambassador to UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) and Dr. Leon Higgs (centre), Secretary General to the Bahamas National Commission for…

National AGRI-Business EXPO 2016 – Marine Science Award Ceremony

Authored by: Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources Source: Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources Date: April 18, 2016   The Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources held its 2nd Marine Science High School Award Ceremony on 14th April, 2016 at Pilgrim Baptist Church, St. James Road.  The Award Ceremony marks the final event of…