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Social Programmes

The Government is improving and modernizing social programmes to benefit all Bahamians. It is an ongoing process but many improvements are being made.

These initiatives include:

  • The Government is phasing in a National Health Insurance Programme to ensure all legal Bahamian residents have equal access to affordable care, which is an issue facing nearly 70% of Bahamians. This new programme started with strengthening existing health services, which is continually ongoing. It will then focus on providing primary health care to legal Bahamian residents at no cost and with no new tax at the time of implementation.
  • Major Health System Strengthening initiatives have been undertaken and will continue indefinitely. The $60 million renovation of the PMH and the Rand Memorial Hospital has begun. The Critical Care Block has been improved through a $45 million refurbishment project. Also, for the first time in history, we have at least one doctor working on every Family Island.
  • Modernizing NIB Service Delivery is underway, which will make services easier and more convenient to access. Services related to both long-term and short-term NIB benefits will be improved.
  • The delivery of social services to Bahamians in need has been revolutionized. More than 4,300 Bahamians now receive social services through the Conditional Cash Transfer Programme (RISE). The programme gives select clients the ability to use prepaid cards at any food stores accepting Visa. The card is more convenient and consumer friendly, and allows for efficiencies in service delivery. To date, 382 households of New Providence and North Andros have been enrolled as RISE beneficiaries.
  • The Government has committed $20 million and 30 acres for construction of a new Multi-Service Centre for Adults with Developmental Disabilities
  • The Government has expanded the marine protected areas from 2.2 million acres to 7.5 million acres, further protecting the environment
  • The Government had committed to a goal of a minimum 30% renewable energy penetration by the year 2033. Project like Anatol Rodgers and other public buildings we will keep the country apprised of its progress.
  • The PHA will purchase 25 new ambulances. 17 will be deployed to New Providence, 6 to Grand Bahama and, 2 in Abaco.

Education

The Government has worked hard to ensure an improved and expanded education system that will prepare Bahamian youth for a prosperous future.

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Harbour Island & Spanish Wells Clinics Renovation Contracts Signed

Formal contracts for the renovation of community clinics in Harbour Island and Spanish Wells, Eleuthera have been signed. Minister for Grand Bahama, Dr. the Honourable

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Ministry of Transport Signs Two Aviation Accords With Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

The government has signed what is being called a ‘landmark’ document on behalf of the country. The Ministry of Transport and Aviation signed a ‘Declaration

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Important Firsts for Newest Customs Graduates

The 2016/2017 Graduating Class of Customs Officers has undergone a number of ‘firsts,’ said Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie

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Education Minister Tours Construction of School in Grand Bahama

Minister of Education, Science and Technology the Hon. Jerome Fitzgerald on Monday toured construction of the new Holmes Rock Junior High School site in West

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Long Bay Cays Pre-School Renamed for ‘Dedicated’ Educator

Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie said that the renaming of the Long Bay Cays Pre-School — the ‘Cleora L.

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Deep Creek Primary Renamed for ‘Gifted’ Local Educator

Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie said recently that renaming a school after a local educator who is an exemplar

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Fishermen in North Andros Receive Assistance Vouchers

A delegation from the Ministry of Agriculture & Marine Resources and the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) recently visited Nicholls Town to distribute vouchers under

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First Cohort of Youth Environmental Corps Programme Graduate

More than 30 Naturalists and Horticultural Apprentices in the much touted Youth Environmental Corps Programme (YEC) graduated today in a commencement and awards ceremony held

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Customs Graduates Enter New, Innovative Customs System

The 22 new Customs graduates in Grand Bahama became a part of the first group of recruits to be the beneficiaries of a $16.5 million

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BAMSI College hosts Informational Symposium

The admissions department of The Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science Institute (BAMSI) recently held an informational symposium for senior school guidance counselors, community leaders and

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Four Doppler Radars To Be Installed By Mid-April

Four new Doppler radars are being installed to improve the functionality of the Department of Meteorology. The radar will be situated in New Providence, Grand

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North Eleuthera School Renamed After A ‘Teacher Extraordinaire’

Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie said, on March 9, 2017, that the renaming of the North Eleuthera Primary School

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More than 1,200 Residents Receive Help in Fire’s Aftermath

Social Workers from the Department of Social Services, Ministry of Social Services and Community Development, will continue to provide extended hours assistance at the Kendal

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GB Minister Encourages Trained Clinical Nurses to Do Well

Twenty-five persons currently training to become Trained Clinical Nurses were encouraged by Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville to do well during

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PM: Over $100 Million Spent on Improvements in Grand Bahama

Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie said his Government has spent over $100 Million on specific capital and infrastructure

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Online Facility Enables Issue of Certified Copies of Official Documents in Eleuthera

Hensley Bethel is the first baby in Governor’s Harbor, Eleuthera, to be registered, and receive a printed certified birth certificate – online — accompanied by

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Defence Force Increasing Capacities with New Vessels and Strategic Infrastructure

Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie said that it gave him great pleasure to celebrate, along with the proud members

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R.I.S.E Programme to Tackle Poverty at Its Root

Full implementation of the R.I.S.E. Programme will allow the Government of The Bahamas to address “the root causes” of poverty locally while paving the way

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Good Practices in Education Celebrated

Top finishers in the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology’s (MOEST) National Education Good Practice Awards were recently honored for their achievements. The inaugural programme

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Re-launch of Boys Project to Address Violence among Young Males

Officials of the Department of Social Services, the Department of Gender and Family Affairs and the National Task Force for Ending Gender-based Violence in The

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PM Christie Says Much More Work to be Done by Public Service

Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Rt. Hon Perry Christie told those attending the 17th Annual National Public Service Week Awards Luncheon, on February

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Students Honoured for Achievements in BJC and BGCSE Subjects

The academic output of Government schools, which represent 75 percent of the student body, must increase if The Bahamas is going to see a marked

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Mayaguana Gets Resident Social Worker

Mayaguana received its very own resident Social Worker following the recent arrival of Ms. Nakita Smith who will oversee the Department’s on-the-ground operations. Minister of

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Phase One of East Grand Bahama Potable Water Project Completed, and Officially Turned Over to GB Utility Company

Following a brief ceremony, residents of East Grand Bahama saw their dream of receiving potable water move a step closer, as Minister for Grand Bahama,

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Mayaguana Gets Visa Pre-Paid Cards/Acklins is the Final Stop

Officials of the Ministry of Social Services and Community Development and the Department of Social Services moved one giant step closer to ensuring that qualified

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PM Christie Inspired by UB Students’ Concept Ideas for Expo 2020

Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie and members of the Cabinet got a first-hand look at the concept ideas University of the Bahamas (UB)

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Foreign Affairs Minister Launches New Polycarbonate E-Passport System

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has officially launched its new polycarbonate E-Passport system.  The launch of the system took place Thursday, January 26, 2017 at

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Bureau of Standards Conducts National Quality Policy Workshop

The Bahamas Bureau of Standards and Quality (BBSQ) held a one-day National Quality Policy Workshop on Tuesday, January 31, 2017.  Minister of Financial Services and

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Griffin Arrives in Mayaguana for Four-Day Official Visit

Minister of Social Services and Community Development, the Hon. Melanie Sharon Griffin arrived in Abraham’s Bay, Mayaguana, Friday, February 3, to begin a four-day official

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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 –

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25 Trained Clinical Nurses for Grand Bahama

Minister for Grand Bahama the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville applauded a new initiative that recently produced 25 Trained Clinical Nurses, graduates of a program that

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PM Christie Commits to More Agility Regarding Financial Sector

The Government of The Bahamas has moved to introduce a Competitiveness Council, a partnership between the National Development Plan Secretariat within the Office of The

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Government Closer to Digitized Health Medical Records System

Once the Integrated Health Information Management System (IHIMS) is fully launched and operational, doctors and health care workers will be able to provide 21st century

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New Automated License System to Begin February 6 on Grand Bahama

Learning experiences from the roll out of the new licensing system in Nassau should help to make the transition in Grand Bahama that much smoother.

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Electronic Trade Portal To Be Launched By Ministry of Financial Services

The Ministry of Financial Services conducted an information session on The Bahamas’ Trade Information Service Desk and Electronic Portal at SuperClubs Breezes on January 18,

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PM Christie: IHIMS Represents A New Day in Bahamian Healthcare

Giving the keynote address at an historic event in healthcare, Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie launched the Public Hospital

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Bahamas Customs to Celebrate International Customs Day

Community involvement, honouring long serving officers, educating and advising stakeholders, and sporting events are among the list of activities planned for the celebration of the

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50 Years of Majority Rule Celebrated

It was 50 years ago, on January 10, 1967 when a new era in governing The Bahamas – Majority Rule — was ushered in.  And

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Minister Darville says GB economic growth will take a combined effort

Minister for Grand Bahama the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville believes in a tripartite agreement for economic growth and development for the island of Grand Bahama

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The Bahamas Reaches Historic Airspace Agreement says PM Christie

Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie announced, on January 11, 2017, that the Government of The Bahamas has reached a

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Healthcare Partnership to Advance Pediatric Research

Officials of the Public Hospitals Authority (PHA), the Aidan Roger Carron Foundation and the Tribune Media Group have entered into a public/private partnership that is

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UB Students Gain Work Experience at Resorts World Bimini

A pilot partnership project between the University of The Bahamas (UB) and Resorts World Bimini (RWB) – which resulted in six students gaining work experience

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The Bahamas Set to Host Inter-American Meeting of Ministers of Education

The Bahamas Government will host the Ninth Inter-American Meeting of Ministers of Education (9IAMME), February 9-10, 2017 at Atlantis Resort, Paradise Island. Ministers of Education

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February Roll Out for New Vehicular Licensing System in Grand Bahama

The much-anticipated new vehicular licensing system for the country, which began implementation in October of last year in the capital, is expected to be rolled

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Bahamas and Belize Share Caribbean Mediathon Win

The Bahamas and Belize have collaboratively made history by winning the Compete Caribbean Mediathon held recently in Barbados, November 22nd-23rd, 2016. It was the Caribbean’s

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The Bahamas Makes Progress In The Implementation Of The Common Reporting Standard

December 2016 marks a significant month for the Financial Services Industry in The Bahamas. The much-anticipated Bill to provide for the implementation of the Common

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Department of Statistics Wins First Ever ‘Orange Your Office’ Competition

The Department of Statistics was judged the winner of the Department of Gender and Family Affairs’ first ‘Orange Your Office’ Competition held November 25 through

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Minister Kendred Dorsett Announces Renewable Energy Project for Anatol Rodgers High School

I am pleased to announce that the Government’s project to retrofit public buildings with photovoltaic systems will commence in the first quarter of 2017. The

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Youth Environmental Corps Members Attend Workshop for Green and Blue Jobs

The Ministry of Environment and Housing invited 160 participants of the Youth Environmental Corps, between the ages of 18 to 39, to learn about their

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Concert Lights Up Abilities of Special Needs Students

Darron Turnquest, Director of Youth in the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture, called on Special Needs students to see the greatness, and the potential

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Bahamas Health Care Information Soon to Become “Paperless”

As a continued part of its transformation of the country’s health care landscape, the Government of The Bahamas is nearing the launch date of the

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Straw Market Day Care and After School Centre Officially Launched

Vendors employed in the Downtown Straw Market now have a Nursery and After School Centre where their babies and children can be cared for during

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11 Centenarians at Nation Builders Ceremony

The Ministry of Social Services and Community Development in conjunction with the National Council on Older Persons honoured 11 centenarians from across The Bahamas at

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Public School Scholars Programme providing college opportunities for public school students

Public school students are being encouraged to pursue college education like never before, thanks to the Public Schools Scholars Programme. Mrs. Monique Hinsey, the programme’s

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National Women’s Week to Coincide with Women’s Suffrage Anniversary

The observance of the 54th anniversary of the Women’s Suffrage Movement that led to the enfranchisement of Bahamian women on November 26, 1962, will be

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Grand Bahama Disaster Relief Foundation Established as Restoration Continues

The following is a press statement given by Sarah St. George, GBPA Vice Chairman on  Wednesday, 16 November, 2016: It’s day 41 of Hurricane Matthew

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Department of Gender and Family Affairs Established

The Bureau of Women’s Affairs has been expanded into a Department of Gender and Family Affairs in order to ensure a more comprehensive, participatory approach

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PM Christie: Accountants on the ‘Frontline’ of Business Entities

Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie said that accountants are on the “front line” of The Bahamas’ business and commercial

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Pre-Clearance Service Returns to Grand Bahama International Airport Since Hurricane Matthew

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has re-established its Pre-Clearance service at the Grand Bahama International Airport. Officers returned to Grand Bahama on October 31, after

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The Bahamas Launches New Online Notary Application System

Just last week, I announced that now, Marriage Officers and Justices of the Peace are listed online. Marriage Officers can initiate and complete marriage licenses

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Minister of Tourism Tells Leaders ‘The Bahamas is Still Open for Business’

Minister of Tourism and Chairman of the Caribbean Tourism Organization, The Honourable Obie Wilchecombe addressing tourism leaders from around the world during The United Nations

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New University of The Bahamas Plaque Unveiled

It was a beautiful day and indeed a historic moment when the plaque was unveiled at the entrance of the new University of The Bahamas.

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Service of Thanksgiving Held for Charter Day for the University of The Bahamas

The Minister of Education the Hon. Jerome Fitzgerald said he has a deep appreciation for the value of education, after having the opportunity to attend

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Over 150 youth complete first cohort of Citizen Security and Justice Programme’s Employability Training

This past Thursday, November 3rd, youth from all corners of New Providence celebrated their accomplishment in completing the Citizen Security and Justice Programme’s (CSJP) first-ever

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Statement from Minister Kenred Dorsett on Paris Agreement Entry into Force

I was present in the Conference Centre in Le Bourget with the delegation from The Bahamas led by Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie

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Attorney General Announces New Initiatives at Registrar General’s Department

The Registrar General’s Department (RGD) is making it more efficient for customers to do business. The Attorney General the Hon. Allyson Maynard-Gibson announced, November 1,

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Seminars to Assist GB Residents Following Matthew

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama – A series of Post Crisis Seminars, jointly sponsored by the Ministry for Grand Bahama, the Grand Bahama Port Authority and the

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t’s back to school for Bahamian public school students post Hurricane Matthew

After being out of school for three weeks, students in New Providence, Grand Bahama and North and Central Andros will return to school tomorrow, Tuesday,

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The Pointe Garage Officially Opens in Nassau: PM’s Remarks

Salutations…. I am particularly pleased to have this opportunity to say thank you to China Construction America, the owners of Neworld One Bay Street, the developer

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Schools in New Providence, Grand Bahama, North and Central Andros to Open October 25

Education Minister, the Hon. Jerome K. Fitzgerald held a press conference at the Ministry’s headquarters to announce that ALL public schools in New Providence, Grand

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Bahamas Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) public update

The Hon. Jerome K. Fitzgerald, Minister with responsibility for the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) wishes to advise the public, particularly civil society that the

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Prime Minister of Dominica and CARICOM officials join PM Christie and NEMA to tour Hurricane Matthew damaged areas

The Rt Hon Perry Christie, Prime Minister, is facilitating the Prime Minister of Dominica the Hon Roosevelt Skerrit on a tour of Hurricane Matthew-ravaged areas

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Bahamas Minister of Education Updates on School Openings After Hurricane Matthew

SALUTATIONS: Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Mrs. DonellaBodie; Director of Education, Mr. Lionel K. Sands; Deputy Permanent Secretary in the

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REMARKS BY HER EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL REGARDING THE EFFECTS OF HURRICANE MATTHEW

My Fellow Bahamians and Residents, Having just suffered the most severe Hurricane to have affected The Bahamas over many years, I am sure that, all

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Bahamas Post Hurricane Relief Supplies Centers Announced for Nassau

THE PUBLIC IS ADVISED THAT THE FOLLOWING CENTRES WILL BE OPEN FOR DISTRIBUTION OF POST HURRICANE SUPPLIES. DISTRIBUTION CENTRE A: PITT ROAD, TWO-STOREY BUILDING NEXT

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All Roads in New Providence now passable following Hurricane Matthew

Hurricane Matthew, left The Bahamas as a Category 4 hurricane, leaving a trail of devastation in New Providence with most roads impassable.  In advance of

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Bahamas PM appoints Gibson as Hurricane Matthew relief coordinator

Prime Minister the Rt Hon Perry Christie has appointed the Hon Shane Gibson, Minister of Labour and National Insurance and Minister of the Public Service,

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PM Christie Announces Exigency Order in Wake of Hurricane Matthew

Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie announced, on October 10, 2016, that an exigency order for properly-approved, privately-imported items would

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PROGRESS ON THE REMOBILIZATION, COMPLETION AND OPENING OF THE BAHA MAR CABLE BEACH RESORT

I am pleased today, one month after the announcement of an agreement between the Government of The Bahamas and the Export-Import Bank of China, that

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PM Christie Highlights Vibrant Public Sector Activity on Abaco

Dynamic public sector activity is centred on Abaco — a rising tourism and investment centre.  Ongoing investment continues in infrastructural improvement initiatives, such as road

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PM Christie Addresses UN Summit on Refugees and Migrants

During his statement at the United Nations Summit on Refugees and Migrants, on September 19, 2016, Prime Minister and Minister of Finance for The Bahamas

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President Smith Shares Vision for Robust University of The Bahamas

In academics, research and skills development, the College of The Bahamas and its coming successor, the University of The Bahamas, will continue to leave a

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PM Speaks of Importance of International Diplomatic Ties in National Development

Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie said that when the United Nations adopted its  ‘2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’ in

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BAMSI Developments Towards Food Security

Expanding production acreage for the Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science Institute (BAMSI) from 124 acres to beyond is the government’s newest strategy to strengthen the

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Minister of Education, Science and Technology Delivers 2016 Back to School Address

Yesterday evening, the Minister of Education, Science and Technology, Jerome Fitzgerald, delivered his annual Back to School address. As students from across the archipelago return

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Speech: Back To School Address

Good evening fellow Bahamians! At this time of year, students across the archipelago of islands are returning to school where they will be challenged academically

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The Bahamas Has Made Significant Improvements with Mental Health

The Minister of Health the Hon. Dr. Perry Gomez said he was truly amazed at the significant improvements that The Bahamas has made as a

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PM Christie On Negotiated Arrangements For The Baha Mar Cable Beach Resort

It gives me great pleasure to announce that earlier today, the Government of The Bahamas, and the Export-Import Bank of China, signed an agreement under

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Bahamas Government announces committee to process all Baha Mar claims

As part of the agreement between the Export-Import Bank of China (“the Bank”) and the Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas to remobilize and

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Minister Fitzgerald Announces COB’s Transition to the University of The Bahamas

‘The Road to University’ has begun at The College of The Bahamas (COB), with November 10, 2016 as the Charter Day on which COB will

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UPDATE: Government on Baha Mar Negotiations

The following is a statement from the Government of The Bahamas: Three days ago, the Prime Minister made a Statement to The Nation, regarding the

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BTVI Breaks Ground For SMART Classroom Block

The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) has broken ground for a new wing on the school’s campus. A ceremony was held on Thursday, August

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Negotiated Arrangements For The Baha Mar Cable Beach Resort

It gives me great pleasure to announce that earlier today, the Government of The Bahamas, and the Export-Import Bank of China, signed an agreement under

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Speech: 2016 National Bursary Scholar Award Ceremony

It is an absolute privilege to be here tonight to participate in the  award of scholarships to yet another fine group of outstanding recipients. Tonight’s

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Ministry of Education Set to Regularize Home Schools

The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology is moving to regularize home schooling institutions, in an effort to ensure that all children are properly educated

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Speech: Investments Incentives Bill, 2016

It is both an honour and a humbling privilege to be able to rise and second this bill as the first Minister for Grand Bahama,

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PM Christie Announces Business Initiatives for Grand Bahama

Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie said in the House of Assembly, on August 3, 2016, that his Government’s recent

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Prime Minister Perry G. Christie on Grand Bahama (Port Area) Investment Incentives Bill

Mr. Speaker,  In my extensive Communication to this Honourable House on May 9, 2016, I indicated that for some two years my Government has been giving

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Rotary Club of Lucaya Learns of Modernized Bahamas Customs Department

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama — Sherick “Sharky” Martin, assistant controller of Bahamas Customs, Northern Bahamas, presented the topic, “A Modern Bahamas Customs” to the Rotary Club

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Bahamas Makes History And Is Sanctioned “Weather-Ready Nation Ambassadors”

The Bahamas continue to achieve monumental success and set historic records on the international front, this time being named the First “Weather Ready Nation Ambassadors”

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Update on the Bahamas Aviation Sector Modernization Work

The Ministry of Transport and Aviation wishes to provide an update to the work underway for the full modernization of the aviation sector in The

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Address: Opening of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Conference

Opening Address by The Rt. Hon Perry G. Christie  Prime Minister and Minister Of Finance at The 41st Regional Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) The Caribbean,

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2016 LABOR FORCE SURVEY- MAY

The Department of Statistics releases the results of its Labour Force and Household Income Survey which was conducted in May of this year. The survey provides information

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Remarks by PM Christie at the Official Re-Naming of Water & Sewerage Corporation

This renaming ceremony this morning during the commemoration of the 40th Anniversary of the Water and Sewerage Corporation is for us a reminder of just

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PM Christie Lauds the Honouring of 38 ‘Athletic Legends’

Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie said that it was always a “special pleasure” for him to participate in any

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University of The Bahamas ‘System’ Would Have Campuses Throughout the Country

In his presentation of the Bill to establish the University of The Bahamas (UOB), July 13, 2016 in the House of Assembly, Minister of Education,

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Contract Signed for Andre Rodgers National Baseball Stadium

The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture in conjunction with the Ministry of Works and Urban Development held a press conference and contract signing for

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Law Reform and Revision Committee Briefs Financial Services on Investment Funds Act Overhaul

Minister of Financial Services and Local Government the Hon. C.V. Hope Strachan was paid a courtesy call July 8, 2016 by the Law Reform and

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Universal Health Coverage Through NHI Can Drive Health and Social Equity

Universal Health Coverage (UHC) through National Health Insurance can be one of the greatest drivers of health equity in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Minister

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New Rotary Executives Visit Minister for Grand Bahama; Continue Mission

In welcoming newly-elected executives of Rotary and Rotaract clubs on Grand Bahama, Minister Darville commended the Rotarians for the difference they make in the lives

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How is the Government Building a Modern Bahamas?

  The Government of The Bahamas continues to be committed to modernizing The Bahamas through investments in the education system, the transition of the College

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Bill to establish the University of The Bahamas moves to second reading in the House of Assembly

  Nassau, The Bahamas – Today, marked a milestone in the fulfillment of a 14-year vision, with the move to second reading in the House

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Official Dedication and Handover of Home in Nassau Village

Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie addressed audience and stakeholders at the Official Dedication and Handover of the Hanna Family

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Independence Day Message From Prime Minister Perry Christie

On behalf of the government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas and on my own behalf, and that of my wife, Bernadette, and our family,

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Statement: Minister of the Environment and Housing

The public is advised that the relevant agencies of the Ministry of the Environment and Housing are aware of the issue detailed in the Nassau

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BTVI Graduates Called on to Contribute to Country’s Economic Vision

Gowon Bowe, partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Chairman, Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers’ Confederation, advised the 2016 graduating Class of Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI)

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Speech: The Official Renaming Of Marsh Harbour Airport

ADDRESS BY THE RT. HON. PERRY G. CHRISTIE, THE OFFICIAL RENAMING OF MARSH HARBOUR AIRPORT TO THE LEONARD M. THOMPSON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT Salutations It is my pleasure to

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Ministry of Financial Services Participates in STEP Global Congress, Amsterdam

Minister of Financial Services the Hon. C.V. Hope Strachan led a small delegation from the Ministry to the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)

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Closing Statement of the 2016/2017 Budget Debate

In closing the debate on the 2016/17 Budget Communication, I am drawn to remark that the quality and constructiveness of the contributions that have been

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PM Christie on The Referendum on Gender Equality

I should like to commend the people of The Bahamas for their participation in yesterday’s historic vote on gender equality. Yesterday’s referendum was fair, transparent

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Backgrounder: An Agenda for a Modern Bahamas

May 25, 2016 – Nassau, The Bahamas – Today, during his Budget 2016 address to the House of Assembly, Prime Minister Perry G. Christie presented

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Prime Minister Perry G. Christie on Hawksbill Creek Agreement

  Mr. Speaker, The review of the expiring concessions under the Hawksbill Creek Agreement has afforded my Government the opportunity to conclude arrangements aimed at

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Mid-Year Budget Statement

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present the 2015/16 Mid-Year Budget Statement, the fourth such Statement of my Administration, as mandated by the Financial

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Prime Minister Christie on the status of the Hawksbill Creek Agreement

Mr. Speaker, On July 22, 2015 I made a communication to Parliament concerning the Review of certain concessions contained in the Hawksbill Creek Grand Bahama

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Communication by The Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie on IFMS and Citizen Security Resolution

Mr. Speaker, I rise to convey my support and gratitude with the outcome of the debate on two important IDB projects that require Parliamentary approval

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A Bold New Agenda: The Next 25 Years

Ladies and Gentlemen, I wish to thank the organizers of this event for once again inviting me to bring these keynote remarks to open this

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NHI: Setting the Record Straight

There has been much misinformation about what National Health Insurance (NHI) Bahamas is and how it will impact our lives. We want to set the

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Prime Minister Perry G. Christie on Launch Of E-Services

New Registrar General E-Services ‘Perfect Example’ of Public-Private Partnership Effectiveness By Eric Rose NASSAU, The Bahamas — Prime Minister Christie said he is a “firm believer”

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NHI Bahamas: The Facts

Statement from the Government of The Bahamas on National Health Insurance (via the Bahamas Information Services) “As we celebrate the start of the 2016 year

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Ministry of Social Services and Community Development holds open Public Forum on Access for All

NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Disability Affairs Division of the Department of Social Services, Ministry of Social Services and Community Development, held an open Public

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Plans for new Grand Bahama Hospital Have Reached An Advanced Stage

By: Bahamas Information Services Grand Bahama, The Bahamas — Plans for a new hospital for Grand Bahama have reached an advanced stage, Minister for Grand Bahama

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Support for National Health Insurance

Published in The Freeport News, December 8, 2015 Dear Editor, Twenty fifteen (2015) is ending and we are about to enter twenty sixteen (2016). Due

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Government’s Electricity Bills Aim to Reduce Cost of Energy

  The Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Hon. Allyson Maynard-Gibson, led a discussion in the Senate today on the multiple electricity bills that

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AG Speech: Electricity Reform for a Stronger Bahamas

  Affordable, Accessible, Reliable, Sustainable. December 9, 2015 – Nassau, The Bahamas Madam President, In May 2015, from this very Chamber, I introduced our Government’s

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New Aircraft Among Government’s Priority Items for Infrastructural Investments

By: Bahamas Information Services NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Government has given priority to infrastructural investments to ensure that there are no “significant” bottlenecks to successful

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Revised: Stronger Bahamas Continues National Conversation

  Volunteer for the National Conversation Starting today, the Government is seeking participants – regardless of social or economic status, island of origin or political

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Youth, Employment and Skills within the National Development Agenda

  It gives me great pleasure to address you this morning on a topic of great importance to our country – “Youth, Employment and Skills

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Address by Prime Minister Christie on Baha Mar Negotiations and Proceedings

My Fellow Bahamians,   It is appropriate for me to address the nation this evening to provide an update on the state of affairs surrounding

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Government Investing In Infrastructure Development

Government Investing in Public Private Partnerships to Stimulate Infrastructure Development Government committed to developing public infrastructure across The Bahamas June 25, 2015 – Nassau, The

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National Health Insurance Programme Unveiled

Announces no new tax for NHI at this time May 29, 2015 – Nassau, The Bahamas – On May 27, 2015, as part of Budget

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2015 Budget Launches Stronger Bahamas Initiative

A national dialogue to help shape National Development Plan May 27, 2015 – Nassau, The Bahamas – Today, Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the

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Highlights: Budget 2015

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