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BTVI holds graduation ceremony in Grand Bahama
Written by BIS   
Sunday, 28 June 2015 13:01

WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT - The Hon. Dr. Michael Darville, Minister for Grand Bahama, gave brief remarks during a graduation ceremony for students of the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute, Grand Bahama, at Our Lucaya on Friday.

Not only did Minister Darville encourage the graduates to prepare for opportunities as they present themselves, as they will succeed if they do so, but he also thanked companies on island who assist the students at BTVI in getting hands-on experience.

(BIS Photo/Andrew Miller)


Students receive orientation before reporting to summer jobs
Written by BIS   
Sunday, 28 June 2015 12:56

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- Hundreds of college and high school students gathered at St. George's Gymnasium on Thursday afternoon for the Ministry for Grand Bahama's Summer Job Programme Orientation before they report to work on Monday, June 29.

The group were entertained with a skit and addressed on a number of issues they should be aware of such as punctuality, reliability, and confidentiality, to name a few. Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville, was also on hand and urged the students to take advantage of the opportunity presented to them.

The students will take part in the first of two month-long job programmes and were briefed on how they should and should not conduct themselves while employed.

Shown with the students following the orientation exercise from left are: Melanie Hodgkins, Human Resources at the Ministry for Grand Bahama; Minister Darville; Rosemary Nixon-Martin, Senior Assistant Secretary and Coordinator of the Programme; David Saunders, Financial Officer, Public Treasury; and Adriann Gilbert, Chief Clerk at Ministry for Grand Bahama. (BIS Photo/Andrew Miller)

BNT to hold Sweeting’s Cay and McLeans Town public meetings on proposed parks
Submitted by Barefoot Marketing   
Thursday, 25 June 2015 08:15

GRAND BAHAMA, The Bahamas -- The public are invited to attend either or both of the Bahamas National Trust meetings being held on proposed parks for Grand Bahama, particularly the East End area and the Northshore Gap.

Please read more about the proposals via this link, see maps and videos on the proposed areas:

All are welcome to attend, see details on times and meetings below.

Okyanos cell therapy welcomes community in first Open House
Wednesday, 24 June 2015 10:44

Stories of success with adult stem cell therapy strike a chord with visitors: Dozens flock in to see Okyanos’ state-of-the-art facilities.

Okyanos Chief Cell Therapy Officer Dr. Todd Malan. (Okyanos photo)FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- Okyanos, the leader in adult stem cell therapy, opened its doors Friday, June 12th, to an illustrious crowd of visitors to celebrate the approaching milestone of its first year safely treating patients. Located in the First Commercial Centre on East Mall in Freeport, Grand Bahama, the Open House welcomed nearly 200 visitors providing guided tours, refreshments from local chefs, and a demonstration of the science behind adult stem cell therapy.

“This Open House was a great event to showcase our facility,” said Okyanos Anesthesiologist Dr. Vincent Burton, Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, UK (FRCA). “We have a great team at Okyanos and are getting really good results with our patients. The sizable attendance from the Grand Bahama community was a demonstration of both their eagerness and support.”

Visitors took advantage of the tours offered, and many got to see a depiction of how stem cells are processed from fat along with real examples of human fat (in bio-hazard bags) processed with the technologies used by Okyanos to separate the stem cells from the fat tissue. Also present were representatives of Grand Bahama media outlets ZNS Broadcasting Corporation, the Freeport News and the Freeport Tribune who conducted interviews with Okyanos Chief Cell Therapy Officer Dr. Todd Malan and Okyanos COO Mr. Manuel Vianna.

“We are grateful to the Bahamas for the support and care shown to Okyanos and we are looking forward to a bright future,” said Vianna. “On behalf of our patients, I would also like to warmly thank our Bahamian staff and friends for making our success possible.”

Hawksbill Creek Agreement report presented to the Prime Minister
Submitted by BIS   
Monday, 22 June 2015 15:53

NASSAU, The Bahamas – Former Member of Parliament and Chairman of the Hawksbill Creek Agreement Review Committee Dr. Marcus Bethel and other committee members presented Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie with a completed report of recommendations with respect to Grand Bahama’s Hawksbill Creek Agreement on Monday, June 22, 2015 at the Office of the Prime Minister. The government had appointed a committee on March 5, 2015 to address issues and complete a report of the Hawksbill Creek Agreement. Following its submission, Prime Minister Christie said that the report will be presented to the Cabinet on Tuesday, June 23, for review by Cabinet Ministers. Pictured L-R: Minister for Grand Bahama the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville; Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie; and Chairman of the Hawksbill Creek Agreement Review Committee Dr. Marcus Bethel. (BIS Photo/Peter Ramsay)

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