Social Services searching for mother of four-day-old baby boy abandoned off East Street

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Department of Social Services will seek a care order from the court today to ensure that the four-day-old baby boy found on Saturday legally becomes a ward of the state, advised Social Services Minister Frankie Campbell yesterday. Police reported late Saturday afternoon that the newborn was discovered in an abandoned building off […]

Social Services: 1,208 people missing post-Dorian

NASSAU, BAHAMAS- Minister of Social Services Frankie Campbell yesterday said officials have done all they can to find missing people in the wake of Hurricane Dorian. “We’ve had reports of persons missing or unaccounted for, and in the first instance that number would have been over 3,500,” said Campbell, as he contributed to the debate on […]

Former Social Services minister defends R.I.S.E. programme

Former Minister of Social Services Melanie Griffin is defending the R.I.S.E. (Renewing, Inspiring, Sustaining and Empowering) programme. The programme, which began under Griffin’s watch while she served with the previous Christie administration, is now under fire by officials at the Ministry of Social Services. Ministry officials in a press release on Tuesday, cited a myriad […]