North Andros Government Complex Starts Online Birth Registration

Jason Wilson Evans is the first baby in 2017 to be a registered birth in Andros, and to receive a printed certified birth certificate – online — accompanied by his proud parents, Britney Russell and Jason Evans, who used the specialized online registration services of the government’s public-private partnership with BTC.

On Wednesday, February 1, 2017, Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Senator the Hon. Allyson Maynard Gibson just after noon officially launched the Registrar General’s capacity for registering births in the North Andros Government Complex. Family Island Administration staff can now process birth registration and certification without the need for travel to Nassau.

Mrs. Gibson said that as an archipelago, citizens must work together.  As an example of such cooperation, in this instance of BTC, the Department of Public Health, and the Passport Office working together, a resident of Andros is able to get a certified copy of a birth certificate in Andros; and when the Passport Office mobile unit comes to Andros — also get an electronic passport, in Andros.

Also accompanying the Attorney General were: Minister of Health, the Hon. Dr. Perry Gomez, Acting Registrar Deirdre Clarke Maycock, Deputy Registrar Darian Creary, Permanent Secretary Marco Rolle, IT Manager Wellington Smith, Family Island Administrator Ivan Ferguson, Assistant Administrator Leonard Dames Jr., North Andros Chief Councilor Brian Cleare, Office of the Attorney General Consultant Joey Gaskins, and Acting Assistant Registrar General Simon Crispin Rolle.

Attorney General Maynard Gibson and Health Minister Gomez also had the opportunity to meet an Androsian author, sixth grader, Hannah Edomwonyi, who wrote a book entitled, The Day We Met Matthew.  The story accounts the impact of recent Hurricane Matthew and its aftermath in Andros, as seen through the eyes of this middle schooler.  The Attorney General pledged to purchase 50 books to encourage and support the young writer in establishing her career path as a Bahamian author.

You may also be interested in reading...

Food Assistance Prepaid Cards reach Cat Island

May 2, 2017

On Monday, 24th April, 2017 representatives of the Department of Social Services of the Ministry of Social Services and Community Development visited Cat Island to distribute visa pre-paid cards to

READ MORE

PM Christie Remarks at Carnival Cruise Lines Heads of Agreement Signing

May 2, 2017

We have gathered here today for the signing of an historic Agreement with Carnival Cruise Lines for the establishment of a cruise port and destination in Eastern Grand Bahama. In

READ MORE

UB holds Charter Celebration Ceremony in Grand Bahama

May 1, 2017

Minister for Grand Bahama, Dr. the Hon. Michael Darville, congratulated the government and staff of the University of The Bahamas Northern Campus during their Charter Celebration Ceremony and Plaque Unveiling

READ MORE

Support Stronger Bahamas on your website!

GET our SNIPPET

Thank you

for supporting

Stronger Bahamas.

To add our Stronger Bahamas banner to your website, please have your site's administrator copy the code snippet below and paste it into the appropriate area of your site.

Share your voice!