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This is an administrative support position, which is generally accountable for ensuring that the general public is aware of how the National Health Insurance Plan works, understands how to access the service and benefits at the NHIB, the personal returns and advantages of paying contribution to the Health insurance fund.  The incumbent must develop the necessary high impact programs and improve public image of the NHIB.  This position will oversee the corporate image of the NHIB by organizing Public Relation activities.


  • Booking radio, TV and print advertisements.
  • Monitoring NHIP website for pertinent material or messages and forwarding same to the CEO.
  • Updating NHIP website with current content.
  • Liaising with the department heads/managers to develop content for publishing online and on print, TV or radio media.
  • Managing and maintaining the content and material for a periodical internal email magazine.
  • Preparation and maintenance of profiles of all employees; content to be used in marketing the NHIP on websites and other media.
  • Liaising with department managers to design and produce Preventative Health Care Programmes.
  • Liaising with Human Resource Manager to broadcast internal messages.
  • Supporting the CFO in managing the strategic marketing plan.
  • Supporting the CFO in designing and completing templates for the Annual Report
  • Supporting the CEO in managing annual events.
  • Supporting the CEO in designing and producing pronouncements for online and print media (with legal advice).
  • Visiting schools and other fora to make presentations on behalf of the NHIP
  • Using personal face and voice in producing advertisements for NHIP (when needed)
  • Pricing and costing media productions with support from finance.
  • Conducts reviews of customer service quality assurance standards/protocols.
  • Conducts customer care surveys and provide feedback to the CEO.


  • Associates Degree in Communications/Public Relations or equivalent with 3 years of experience in marketing and sales; Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
  • Knowledgeable of Research Methods.
  • Ability to write reports and business correspondence.
  • Demonstrates a high level of integrity and professionalism.
  • Ability to work as a team.
  • Very detail oriented with the ability to multi-task.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Shows initiative.
  • Ability to be able to work efficiently with little or no supervision.
  • Strong written, oral and computer literacy skills.
  • Knowledgeable of data processing, spreadsheet preparation and presentation graphics programmes.
  • Knowledgeable of use of various social media platforms.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and customer services skills.


The incumbent is deemed to be perming his duties effectively when:

  • The organization’s website is up to date/relevant.
  • The organization publishes a public information document.
  • The public image of the NHIB continues to improve.
  • There is a marketing and promotional plan in action.
  • NHIB annual events calendar is managed.
  • Preventive Health Programmes is launched.
  • All Marketing targets are met.


Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. $40,000.00 per annum to $45,240.00 per annum




Responsible for the maintenance, configuration, and reliable operation of our Organisation’s computer system and servers. This includes provisioning, supervising, installing, copying, and maintaining the system’s software and hardware.


  • Maintenance, configuration, and reliable operation of computer systems, network servers, and virtualization.
  • Troubleshooting hardware and software errors by running diagnostics, documenting problems and resolutions, prioritizing problems, and assessing the impact of issues.
  • Installing new/rebuilding existing servers and configuring hardware, peripherals, services, settings, directories, storage, etc. following established industry standards, and project/operational requirements.
  • Developing and maintaining various installation and configuration procedures, as necessary.
  • Researching and recommending innovative and where possible automated approaches for system administration tasks.
  • Identifying innovative approaches that leverage NHIB’s resources, foster operational efficiency and improve service delivery to customers.
  • Performing daily system monitoring, to verify the integrity and availability of all hardware, server resources, systems, and key processes, reviewing systems and application logs, and verifying completion of scheduled jobs.
  • Performing daily backup operations, ensuring all required file system data are successfully backed up to the appropriate media, recovery tapes or disks are created, and media is recycled and sent off, as necessary.
  • Performing regular file archival and purge operations, as necessary.
  • Planning, coordinating, and implementing network security measures to protect data, software, and hardware.
  • New accounts setup and Active Directory administration.
  • Repairing and recovering from hardware or software failure. Maintaining operational, configuration, and other procedures.
  • All time on call availability as responsibilities sometimes require working evenings and weekends, sometimes with little advance notice.
  • Installation of printers, servers, and scheduling maintenance as needed.
  • Risk mitigation planning.
  • Performing other related duties as assigned to ensure the efficient and effective functioning of NHIB.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, System Administration, or a closely related field from an accredited institution.
  • 3-5 years of database, network administration, or system administration experience.
  • Systems Administration and IT certifications in Microsoft such as MCSA, MCSE, or Azure administrator.
  • 2-4 years of experience with cloud-based technology Microsoft Azure.
  • Sound knowledge of systems and networking software, cabling, hardware, and networking protocols.
  • Strong knowledge of security, storage, data protection, and disaster recovery protocols.
  • A proven track record of developing and implementing IT strategy and plans.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft SQL databases, including creating backups, maintenance plans, creating SQL query and installations.
  • Sound knowledge of using backup software and disaster recovery plans.
  • A team player with strong communication and excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to work efficiently with little or no supervision.


Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience $50,000.00 per annum to $55,000.00 per annum

All Applications should be addressed to:

Sheena Smith-Yip

National Health Insurance Board

Salt Mills Plaza


Turks and Caicos Islands

British West Indies


Please ensure the application clearly demonstrates how you meet the noted qualifications as applicants will be screened based on the information provided. We would like to thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those who are selected for an interview will be contacted. Applicants who applied for any of the above listed positions, do not have to reapply. After submitting application to National Health Insurance Board Human Resource department, Qualified Belongers may also submit a copy of their applications to the Commissioner of Labour & Immigration Board.

Deadline for submission is May 23, 2021

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FortisTCI Presents Sponsorship Funds to the National Cancer Society



Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands (Wednesday, October 20, 2021) – FortisTCI has presented the National Cancer Society of Turks and Caicos Islands with a $5,000 sponsorship to help support the Society’s ongoing programs and the annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk-a-thon, which will be held on Saturday, October 30. FortisTCI President and CEO Ruth Forbes made the presentation on Tuesday, October 5 to the Society’s President Veronica Rigby, and former president Rosemary Jolly.

FortisTCI is a long-standing sponsor of the National Cancer Society and over the years has supported programs such as the annual walk-a-thon and the Society’s Night for the Fight event.

FortisTCI President and CEO Ruth Forbes said, “We are proud to once again show our support for the National Cancer Society and the very important work it does. Cancer is a disease that touches almost everyone in our community, whether directly or indirectly, and it is vital that we have a dedicated organization like the National Cancer Society that continues to educate the community, and provide tangible support to cancer patients. As we mark October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we hope this donation will assist in enabling the Society to expand its outreach efforts.”

National Cancer Society President Veronica Rigby remarked, “On behalf of everyone at the Society, I thank FortisTCI for their continued support. Beyond this sponsorship and their financial commitment through the years, we know we can also count on FortisTCI employees to support our activities. We have a partnership that works well together, as we do everything we can to make a positive difference in the lives of those we serve.”

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Bahamas News

Students display culinary skill and creativity in Bahamas Young Chef Competition



Lamont Missick with judges and teachers

#TheBahamas, October 19, 2021 –  – Despite setbacks and limitations due to COVID-19, Lamont Missick, H.O. Nash; Gerardo Annacius, Anatol Rodgers and Brianna Butterfield of Kingsway Academy, overcame the odds and finished first, second and third respectively in the second phase of the recent 29th Annual Bahamas Young Chef New Providence District Culinary Competitions.

With hybrid lessons and just two weeks of in-person classes supervised by teachers, the three students, who are enrolled in Family and Consumer Science Education, stepped up to the plate and earned the right to enter the upcoming third phase (National Round) of the annual contest.

Now into its 29th year, the annual district competition, sponsored by the Ministry of Education along with Robin Hood Flour and Mahatma Rice, was held at Anatol Rodgers Senior High School, October 7 and 8.   Under the watchful eyes of judges who are all professional chefs — Clement Williams, Jimmy Dean, Chief Judge Gerald Rolle, Hazel Rolle, and Celeste Smith — the students were required to use Mahatma Rice and Robin Hood Flour to prepare a dish and dessert based on the theme “Bahamian Culinary Resilience: Going Back to Our Roots.”

Following the grueling round in the kitchen and interviews by the judges, Raquel Turnquest, Education Officer congratulated the students and parents, and offered advice to the teachers.

“We appreciate all of the time and effort that you put into your children. This competition is a true partnership between home, school and industry. The chefs are willing to give their input and give them [the students] the benefit of their experience.

“We have three young persons who are very much into what they are learning in school. They are putting their best foot forward. All of them are automatically in the national round,” said Ms. Turnquest.

“COVID-19 is forcing us to use technology in new and creative ways. You are now able to bring industry professionals into your classroom almost on a regular basis who don’t have to leave where they are to get into your classroom to give the students the benefit of their knowledge.”

She urged the students to use the judges’ critiques to refine and elevate their dishes.

“You saw the experience of working in the kitchen with persons viewing and walking through while you are working. That is something valuable. Take advantage of it and we’ll see you again for the National round. Congratulations to all of you today.”


Lamont Missick, 14,

Flour dish: Pineapple upside down muffin

Rice Dish: Land and Sea Rice

Lamont said he used the opportunity to sharpen his culinary skills.

“I realized my love for culinary arts from the age of 8. I remember watching Ratatouille, and hearing that “anyone can cook, but only the fearless can be great. I aim to be great and one day become and executive chef in my own restaurant,” said the ninth grader.


Brianna Butterfield, 14

Flour dish: Sugar apple almond muffins

Rice dish: Spinach Carrot Rice Cup with grouper pineapple sauce

“I love to cook and I wanted to boost my cooking skills,” said Brianna.



Gerardo Annacius dubbed his dishes ‘Fall ‘n’ Love’.

Rice dish: Conch and shrimp rice ball with plantain and coconut deep fried in coconut topping

Flour dish: Toasted bennie spiced cream puff with native pumpkin and coconut crème filling topped with ginger caramel


All of the judges commended the students on their dishes and encouraged them to continue to work hard.

Lamont was praised for his organized and sanitized kitchen-station. Also noted was his flavorful ‘spot on’ rice dish from which exuded flavors of conch, lobster, salt beef and coconut milk.

Chef Williams encouraged him to improve his presentation and move away from serving rice the old fashioned way of “cupping” in a bowl.

The judges were impressed with Annacius’ theme: “Fall ‘n’ Love’ and gave him pointers on how to improve his dish and dessert.

“You experienced a slight setback in the kitchen and your dessert dish did not come out as expected — but you did not stop, you made an effort to present something. Your dessert was flavorful; it did not rise like it should but you executed based on what you had,” said Chef Smith.


By Kathryn Campbell

(BIS Photos)

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Caribbean News

JAMAICA: Frontline workers and athletes hailed for their roles in battling COVID-19



#Kingston, October 19, 2021 – The performance by frontline health workers and Olympians from the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo has benefitted Jamaica tremendously.

This from Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Hon. Olivia Grange who made the comment while speaking at a virtual National Heritage Week Thanksgiving Church Service held Sunday (October 17) at the Waltham Park New Testament Church, 65 Waltham Park Road, Kingston, under the theme, ‘Saluting our Heroes…Safeguarding Our Legacy.’

During the service, there were virtual scripture readings by Prime Minister, the Most Honourable Andrew Holness and the Leader of the Opposition, Mark Golding. The service was aired on local television stations and streamed on the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission’s social media pages.

Minister Grange said that the work by the two groups, health care workers and athletes, “have benefited our nation immensely in the COVID-19 [coronavirus] pandemic times.”

She read comments from a newspaper article by nurses in St Ann, who had explained that although their jobs posed many challenges, “they were working towards a greater good”.

“It is a good feeling to know that we would go down into history as a set of people who did what we could do to alleviate the pandemic. It is a good experience to be part of this life changing time for the country,” Minister Grange recounted from the article.

The Minister said that the athletes should also be commended for giving Jamaicans “much to cheer about by their performance” during the pandemic.

“They represented us so well, that Jamaica ended up with nine medals putting us sixth place in track and field and 21st overall out of 206 competing nations. All of that against the background of the pandemic which had severely disrupted their training schedule,” she said, adding that the athletes should also be praised for setting a good example by getting vaccinated prior to the games.

Minister Grange urged Jamaicans to use Heritage Week to show respect and appreciation for the service and sacrifice of not only the National Heroes, but also for the “heroes of today.”

“It is important that we celebrate our National Heroes and the everyday heroes who make such a difference in our communities,” she added.

She said that the Ceremony of Investiture and Presentation of National Awards 2021 which has been pre-recorded to observe the gathering limits of COVID-19 protocols, will be aired on National Television on Monday, October 18.

In his virtual remarks at the national thanksgiving service, Governor-General, His Excellency, the Most Honourable Sir Patrick Allen said that Jamaicans should treasure and build on the legacy left “by those who have helped to shape our nation.

“Today we continue to use the inspiration and opportunities created by our heroes as well as the traditions of our parents to be our guide, to open new horizons of social progress, economic growth and individual excellence,” he said.

Release: JIS

Contact: E. Hartman Reckord




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