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…

Official Contract Signed for New Freeport Community Clinic

Authored by: Lewis Astwood Source: Bahamas Information Services Date: April 1, 2016   The Hon. Dr. Michael Darville, Minister for Grand Bahama, at the official contract signing for the new Freeport Community Clinic between the Public Hospitals Authority and The Beck Group, March 30, 2016 in the boardroom of the public Rand Memorial Hospital.   (BIS…

Arbitration Sector Considered to Hold “Great Potential” for the Country

Authored by: Betty Vedrine Source: Bahamas Information Services Date: March 31, 2016   Minister of Financial Services, Hon. Hope Strachan delivers opening remarks during the official opening of the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). The two-day seminar was held as a joint partnership between the Ministry of Financial Services and ICSID,…

DPM Touts Urban Renewal 2.0

Authored by: Kathryn Campbell Source: Bahamas Information Services Date: March 31, 2016   NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Hon. Philip Davis, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works and Urban Development extolled the virtues of the Government’s Urban Renewal 2.0 Programme and its transforming impact on Bahamian youth in Parliament during his recent contribution to…