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50th Independence Anniversary Logo Launched and Theme Unveiled

NASSAU, The Bahamas — Governor General His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Cornelius A. Smith, Prime Minister the Hon. Philip Davis and Mrs. Ann Marie Davis, joined Chairperson of The Bahamas Independence Secretariat and Bahamas High Commissioner to CARICOM Her Excellency Leslia Brice, senior Government officials, members of the clergy, stakeholders and hundreds of people, at the Launch of the 50th Independence Anniversary Logo and Theme Unveiling Ceremony, on January 19, 2023, in Downtown Nassau.  Bahamian talent and culture took centre stage in the form of singing, dancing, recitations, Junkanoo, and food.  During his Official Remarks, Prime Minister Davis invited “every person in our Bahama Islands and around the world – every citizen, every resident and every friend of The Bah...

IDB to Facilitate Technical Cooperative Project to Address Disaster and Health Risk Management, says Halkitis

NASSAU, The Bahamas — Minister of Economic Affairs, the Hon. Michael Halkitis said The Bahamas and the IDB have enjoyed a ‘mutually beneficial’ partnership over the years. This partnership, he said, has allowed the Bahamas to tap into relevant projects that build capacity, one of which is currently a $500,000 project that focuses on capacity building in disaster and health risk management.   Mr. Halkitis  was speaking at the ‘Climate Change and the Importance of Disaster and Health Risk Management in The Bahamas’ Symposium hosted by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) at the Baha Mar Conference Centre, January 19, 2023.“The Inter-American Development Bank and The Bahamas have, over the years, forged a mutually beneficial partnership that has endured a...

The Governor General hosted the Annual Luncheon for Permanent Secretaries

NASSAU, The Bahamas — Governor General His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Cornelius A. Smith (centre) hosted an Annual Luncheon in honour of Permanent Secretaries at Balmoral Club on Wednesday, January 18, 2023. Bahamas Government Permanent Secretaries are: Nicole Campbell, Secretary to the Cabinet; Simon Wilson, Financial Secretary; David Davis, Office of the Prime Minister; Lorraine Symonette-Armbrister, Ministry of Education and Technical and Vocational Training; Jack Thompson, National Independence Secretariat (Office of the Prime Minister); Phedra Rahming-Turnquest, Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources; Donella Bodie, Ministry of Economic Affairs; Antoinette Thompson, Ministry of Transport and Housing; Cora Bain-Colebrooke, Ministry of Youth, Sports and Cult...

Grand Bahama residents turn out for Independence Watch Party

GRAND BAHAMA, The Bahamas — The countdown to the country’s 50th anniversary of independence began with a Grand Unveiling of the Official 50th Independence Logo and Theme in Rawson Square on Thursday, January 19, 2023. Residents in Grand Bahama, including Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Ginger Moxey, Senator Kirkland Russell and other dignitaries, gathered on the lawn of the Harold Degregory Complex for a Logo and Theme Launch ‘Watch Party.’ Residents throughout the Family Islands gathered in a similar fashion and watched the celebrations, Bahamian culture, music and of course a rush out from the reigning two-time Junkanoo parade champions, One Family, officially kicking off the road to the country’s Jubliee. The theme for this year’s celebrations: One Nation. Our Legacy. Ou...

The Bahamas’ Health Care Systems are in the Process of Being Strengthened

NASSAU, Bahamas — Minister of Health and Wellness the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville said the lessons learned from Hurricane Dorian and the COVID-19 pandemic underscore the importance of strengthening the resilience of the Bahamas’ health care systems. “I can safely say that my ministry is actively addressing identified deficiencies in respect of health policy, human resources for health, climate resilient health infrastructure, health research, electronic health records, telemedicine platforms and we are resolute on identifying financing for health system strengthening to mitigate the destructive impacts brought on but climate change.” Minister Darville was speaking at the Climate Change and the Importance of Disaster and Health Risk Management in The Bahamas Symposium hosted by the Inte...

Govt. further positions itself to take greater climate change action in-country

NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Government’s push towards greater climate change action in-country will help to address the consequences of climate change Small-Island Developing States such as The Bahamas can face, Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister with responsibility for Disaster Risk Management/Risk Reduction, the Hon. Myles LaRoda said Thursday. Those consequences can cut across a number of sectors of society. Addressing the Opening Session of the Inter-American Bank’s (IDB) Symposium on Climate Change and the Importance of Disaster and Health Risk Management in The Bahamas held at the Baha Mar Resort, State Minister LaRoda told his audience that rising sea levels and more intensified hurricanes as a result of climate change are also a “most significant worrisom...

Parliamentarians worshiped at their Annual Parliamentary Church Service

NASSAU, The Bahamas — The Annual Parliamentary Church Service was held today at Bethel Baptist Church, Meeting Street, in Grants Town.

THE PROCESSING AND REPATRIATION OF ECONOMIC MIGRANTS AND IRREGULAR ENTRANTS INTO THE BAHAMAS

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Labour announces Job Fair for IHOP

NASSAU, The Bahamas — The Ministry  of Labour & Immigration, in conjunction with the Department of Labour and IHOP Bahamas (International House of Pancakes), will hold a Job Fair on Saturday, January 21, 2023 at the Department of Labour Headquarters on Rosetta Street between the hours of 9:00 am and 3:00 pm. In keeping with the government’s commitment to develop strong partnerships with the private sector in continuing efforts to reduce the levels of unemployment in the country, IHOP Bahamas is expected to open two stores in New Providence in the upcoming few weeks and has partnered with the Department of Labour to identify almost two hundred Bahamians to fill all vacancies by end of January 2023.  The first store will be located in the Mall at Marathon and will be open...

Environment Minister Miller and Ambassador Joudi at IRENA 13 Assembly

NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Hon. Vaughn Miller, Minister of the Environment and Natural Resources (MENR) and H.E. Tony Joudi, Ambassador of The Bahamas to the United Arab Emirates and the State of Qatar, attended the 13th session of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Assembly, January 13 to 15, 2023.  The Assembly was held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, to the theme ‘World Energy Transition – The Global Stocktake’. Sessions to facilitate interaction between decision-makers on pressing issues related to the energy transition in the coming decade and beyond, and inform the future work of the agency were held during the Assembly. Stakeholder engagement events to bring specific perspectives on energy transition from parliamentarians, youth and the private sector also took pla...