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Attorney General Outlines Government’s Legislative Agenda in the Senate

NASSAU, The Bahamas – As part of his contribution to the 2022/2023 national Budget Debate, Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Senator, the Hon. L. Ryan Pinder outlined legislative actions by the government to meet some of its objectives. He started off by firstly thanking the Law Reform and Revision Commission for working ‘tirelessly’ to ensure the government can proceed with its aggressive legislative agenda from day one. He then went on to highlight parts of the legislative agenda under consideration during the first half of this upcoming fiscal year. “The ‘Evidence Amendment (2022)’ – this is fulfillment of a promise in our Blueprint for Change – to address needs of disaster victims to return to normalcy. We hope to debate, before we break for the summer, this amendment whi...

Construction of primary and high schools on target for two Family Islands says Education Minister

NASSAU, The Bahamas – Two Family Islands are on target for new schools beginning late 2022 or 2023. The Hon. Glenys Hanna-Martin, Minister of Education and Technical & Vocational Training informed the House of Assembly that funds have been budgeted for the construction of schools in Exuma and San Salvador. She made her contribution to the 2022-2023 Budget Debate, Monday, June 13. The budgeted cost for the construction of George Town Primary School and San Salvador High School is $16 Million each. The expected completion date for both institutions is 2024. The projects are a collaboration between the Ministry of Public Works and the Ministry of Education and Technical & Vocational Training. Minister Martin announced that plans are being finalized for construction of several classroo...

Minister Bowleg Touts Division of Youth Programmes

NASSAU, The Bahamas – During his Contribution to the 2022/2023 Budget Debate in the House of Assembly, on June 13, 2022, Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Mario Bowleg said that the function of the Division of Youth in The Bahamas was vital, as it serves as “a repository – the place where facilitation, creation, enhancement and implementation takes place, on a national scale, all in efforts to foster positive youth development”. “The Division is happy that it does not do this alone; and it enjoys a wholesome partnership with a multitude of agencies, stakeholders and partners,” Minister Bowleg said. “The Division’s aim is to facilitate the acquisition of skills and orientation that will enable young people to participate at all levels in society,” he added.   “The Division...