Fountain attends luncheon

CHICAGO, Illinois — Bahamas Honorary Consul to Chicago, Hon. Michael C. Fountain, attented the Eleventh Annual DePaul University Consular Corps of Chicago Luncheon at DePaul’s Cortelyou Commons on 12 April, 2016. Honorary Consul Fountain met with university faculty and staff as well as diplomatic contemporaries. President and CEO of World Business Chicago, Jeff Malehorn, and…

NIB on New Enhancements

Authored by: Bahamas Information Services Source: Bahamas Information Services Date: April 13, 2016   The National Insurance Board is pleased to announce several new changes arising from the completion of Phase II of its new Insurance Administration System. Credit Card Payments All major credit cards are accepted for contribution payments. Direct Deposit of short term…

PM Launches Yes Campaign and Declares Referendum Date

Authored by: Bahamas Information Services Source: Bahamas Information Services Date: April 13, 2016     NASSAU, The Bahamas – Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie launched the “Yes Bahamas Campaign: Equal Rights for Our Sons and Daughters” on Sunday, April 10, at the Harry C. Moore Library of the College of The Bahamas —…

National Development Plan presents a unique opportunity says PM Christie

Authored by: Eric Rose Source: Bahamas Information Services Date: April 12, 2016     Nassau, The Bahamas — Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie said that, in its scope and detail, the State of The Nation Report gives much food for thought and presents a unique opportunity to “fundamentally transform”…

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…