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Dr. Michael Darville

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Minister

Grand Bahama Power Company Limited
2800 SW 4Th Avenue Unit 4
Fort Lauderdale , Florida 33315
United States

Company Description: Grand Bahama Power has been providing electricity service since 1964. We take pride generating and transmitting electricity to the homes and businesses of Grand...   more
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • Medicine
    University of the West Indies
  • Associates Degree , Engineering
    College of The Bahamas
  • Bachelors of Science Degree , Engineering
    University of London College of Engineering Studies
  • Bachelors of Science Degree , Engineering
    University of Windsor
  • MBBS degree , medicine
    University of the West Indies
  • degree , engineering
    University of Windsor
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Darville endorses GB Junkanoo ...
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Darville endorses GB Junkanoo Carnival kick-off weekend
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Pictured from left are: Betty Bethel, Director, Ministry of Tourism, Grand Bahama; Dr. Michael Darville, Minister for Grand Bahama and Ginger Moxey, Grand Bahama Junkanoo Carnival and Immerse Bahamas. (PHOTO:?JENNEVA RUSSELL)
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Dr. Michael Darville, Minister for Grand Bahama addressed those gathered by confirming his backing of the Kick-Off festivities and his excitement regarding what is planned for the second year of Junkanoo Carnival.
"The successful inauguration last year highlighted all aspects of Bahamian culture and heritage - music, art, choreography and Junkanoo, and the money raised was put back into the community," Minister Darville acknowledged.
The Minister for Grand Bahama shared specifics of the economic benefit garnered from last year's event: Grand Bahama's Special Olympic group received a donation; 600 locals were employed during the Carnival period; $1.2m in direct local expenditure; $5.5m in direct economic activity; $2m in tax revenue; 30,000 spectators over two nights by police estimates; major stimulus and direct benefit to 310 small and medium sized enterprises; 52 vendors had lucrative opportunities at the Taino Beach Cultural Village; drop in unemployment by 5.7 percent, during this period, with some direct correlation to Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival.
In addition, Minister Darville stated a range of professions and small, medium, and large sized enterprises were positively impacted by Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival 2015, including car rental businesses and hotels being fully booked.
Darville congratulated Ginger Moxey (Chairman of Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival, Grand Bahama) and her team for their hard work last year, and acknowledged this year's event is sure to be bigger and better.
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"As Minister for Grand Bahama, I am really excited and am pleading for the Grand Bahama community from East to West to come out, and every Bahamian on every Island come out - we want the full support of the community," Darville concluded.
Dr. Michael Darville, ...
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Dr. Michael Darville, Minister of the Ministry of Grand Bahamas also expressed satisfaction when he was informed of the development.
"The stage is a Bahamian one and we are presenting to the world the best of flag football. We must ensure that all associated with the sport get the opportunity to participate and that we go trough the best possible selection process. The Government of the Bahamas has given the event the blessing, and we need to maximize the potential and make the event a huge success," said Dr. Darville.
The Ministry of Tourism has mobilized start-up funds for the championships and it is Dr. Darville's ministry in Grand Bahama that is spearheading the physical preparation at the Grand Bahama Sporting Complex.
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IFAF Americas Chair, Richard MacLean thanked Anthony and her staff for their efforts in hosting the site visit and said 'It was impressive to meet with DR. MICHAEL DARVILLE, the Minister for Grand Bahamas and see him publicly stand behind the event and invite players, coaches and of course fans to visit the island.
Minister for Grand Bahama, ...
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Minister for Grand Bahama, Dr. Michael Darville, made the request Tuesday (March 15) evening during his contribution to the Mid-Year Performance Budget Debate in the House of Assembly (HOA).
"I am pleased at this time to speak to the final report of Environmental Health Risk Assessment for the settlements of Lewis Yard, Pinder's Point and the surrounding areas, which was presented to the Cabinet by representatives of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) in conjunction with the World Health Organization (WHO), and is now in the possession of the government for final review and will be released in a few weeks," Darville continued.
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"Mr. Speaker, the purpose of this independent assessment was to determine, if any, the effects of exposure to hazardous chemicals, to the environment and health of individuals in the residential areas, which border the Freeport Industrial Park, on Grand Bahama," Darville add-ed.
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Darville revealed that the assessment was completed in three distinct phases.
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Additionally, Darville disclosed that four pieces of legislation, which are amendments to the Freeport Bye-Laws Act (1965), and will provide the framework for environmental protection for Grand Bahama, are presently being vetted by the Attorney General's office, to be brought to Parliament in order to give the regulator and the government the legal teeth to go after those who do not comply.
"Mr. Speaker, the Ministry of Environment and Housing, the Ministry for Grand Bahama and the Environmental Department of the Grand Bahama Port Authority, with the assistance of PAHO/WHO have combined efforts, and are now working together to increase the technical expertise and financial resources, necessary to effectively police the environment of Grand Bahama," Darville maintained.
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Darville assured residents of Pinder's Point, Lewis Yard and the surrounding areas that this administration is investing much time, effort and resources to ensure that they are and remain safe and healthy.
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Speaking to the island's health care sector, Darville revealed that as recent as Thursday, March 3, 2016, a contract in excess of $1,000,000 was signed for the renovation and upgrades of the West End Community Clinic.
He noted that the upgrades, which are set to be complete in September, 2016, will ensure that care is delivered at a highest quality and in a competent manner to better serve the needs of residents in that area.
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Darville noted that the government has reached a new phase in its preparations for the expansion and redevelopment of health care delivery for the island of Grand Bahama; and the entire Northern Region.
Minister for Grand Bahama, Dr. ...
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Minister for Grand Bahama, Dr. Michael Darville acknowledged that since the appointment of Steve Jervis as CEO for the GB Shipyard, the two have worked diligently to establish this Training Program for 2016 and beyond.
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"Young Grand Bahamians are no longer on the outside looking in. Today is proof we as a government not only heard the cries, but we are signing an agreement to start this long awaited opportunity," � Darville stated.
Acknowledging the program is one of a kind, Darville said, the signing of the agreement is a clear sign of investor confidence in the Grand Bahama product. "Today is an exciting one for Grand Bahama and shows the promises of this administration are being fulfilled. On numerous occasions and platforms I have spoken about reducing the number of foreign nationals employed in the industrial sector," � Darville concluded.
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Jervis concluded by thanking Dr. Darville for his cooperation and support in creating this opportunity.
After the Prime Minister, his Cabinet Colleagues, other invited guests and the media received a guided tour of the Grand Bahama Shipyard, the Prime Minister took time to speak with Management and Staff inside the Company's Canteen.
PM Christie confirmed how impressed he was last year at the graduation ceremony when he learned of the skills the Training Programme afforded young Bahamians.
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