Recent pressure from the United Nations has prompted the government to focus on children’s rights after years of ignoring its commitments as signatory to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Minister of Social Services and Community Development, Melanie Griffin said a number of mechanisms have been implemented to assist victims of domestic violence.
The two infant deaths at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Princess Margaret Hospital received international attention but public servant Health Minister Dr. Perry Gomez was “too busy” to talk about the matter.
More than 40 students selected from schools in the St. Anne’s Constituency participated in the first annual St. Anne’s Constituency Summer Camp.
The Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture officially welcomed children of various summer camps to the Emanji Circus production “Odruda”.
Bahamian parents were this week encouraged to promote child safety during the summer recess by not leaving their children unsupervised for any periods of time.
A YouTube video of a five-year-old girl swimming with sharks in the Bahamas has gone viral and caused uproar among internet users who have labelled her parents irresponsible.
The Ministry of Social Services and Community Development re-launched the National Hotline as part of the Safe Families, Safe Communities, Safe Homes campaign.
The strengthening of the family structure will be one of the critical focuses of the Government of The Bahamas moving forward as more than 60 per cent of all childbirths in The Bahamas are out of wedlock.