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Prime Minister Davis says response to Hurricane Dorian, driven by compassion

MARSH HARBOR, ABACO – Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. Philip Davis told Abaconians that since coming into office last year, his government has done its best to ensure that the national response to Hurricane Dorian was driven by compassion. He pointed out that from the many conversations he’s had with Abaco residents over the past few years, he’s come to understand how difficult it can be to move forward, especially for those who were left without certainty about what happened to family and friends. “Not knowing makes it so much harder to move on, harder to rebuild our homes, our businesses and our lives,” said Mr. Davis. The Prime Minister was the keynote speaker during the National Hurricane Dorian Memorial Service at Friendship Tabernacle Church in Marsh Harbour, A...

The Governor General welcomes new UB President, Dr. Erik Rolland

NASSAU, The Bahamas — Governor General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Cornelius A. Smith welcomed the new President of the University of The Bahamas (UB), Dr. Erik Rolland during a courtesy call at the Office of the Governor General, August 30, 2022.  Pictured from left during presentation of a UB memento are: Dr. Erik Rolland, Sir Cornelius A. Smith, Vice-Chairman of the University of The Bahamas Board of Trustees Peter Whitehead, and University of The Bahamas Chief of Staff Maelynn Seymour-Major.

Courtesy call by Disney executives on Minister Coleby-Davis

NASSAU, The Bahamas — Disney Cruise Line executives, Joey Gaskins, Jr. (Regional Director of Public Affairs/The Bahamas and Caribbean, pictured standing centre) and Justin Lewis paid a courtesy call on Minister of Transport and Housing the Hon. JoBeth Coleby-Davis, at the Ministry’s offices, August 29, 2022.

PM Davis: ‘Special Sense of Pride’ in Cat Island Tourist Office Opening

NEW BIGHT, Cat Island, The Bahamas – During his Official Remarks at the Opening Ceremony of the Cat Island Tourist Office, in New Bight, Cat Island, on August 26, 2022, Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. Philip Davis said that, as a native Cat Islander, as the parliamentary representative for the People of Cat Island, and as the leader of the nation, he felt a “special sense of pride” in the opening of a Tourist Office on Cat Island. “The pristine, exquisite natural beauty of Cat Island has been one of the best kept secrets of The Bahamas,” Prime Minister Davis said.  “Today marks a turning point in the economic prospects for Cat Island.”   “With the establishment of a Tourist Office here at New Bight, Cat Island asserts its rightful place among the sixteen isla...

2022-2023: The Year of Turnaround in Education says Minister Glenys Hanna-Martin

NASSAU, The Bahamas – The opportunity for teachers to earn a Master’s Degree in Special Education is being explored as a means to tackle the deficit in this discipline. The Hon. Glenys Hanna-Martin, Minister of Education and Technical & Vocational Training, made the announcement in an address to the nation as students and teachers returned to the classroom for face-to-face learning Monday, August 29, 2022 following a three-year absence.  “It is imperative that we match teachers with every subject that is needed. We have been working to accomplish this task, particularly in many disciplines that have become even more urgent during the period of remote learning,” said Minister Hanna-Martin. “One such area is special education, and in fact, children with special needs have perhaps suffere...