NIB's Road to 50th Anniversary

Golden Jubilee – Schedule of Events

Freeport Local Office Customer Appreciation Day
The National Insurance Board (NIB) celebrates its 49th Anniversary with a Customer Appreciation day held at the sub-office in Freeport, Grand Bahama. The traditional cake cutting ceremony this year held special significance as 49-year-old staff member, Ms. Robertha Fischbacher, presented the first piece of cake to 50-year-old customer, Ms. Nerissa Russell; symbolizing NIB’s strategic focus to enhance service delivery moving into its Golden Jubilee.

Highlighted throughout the day were two innovative solutions available to improve customer service – the Employer Self Service portal designed to make paying contributions and submitting contribution payments easier for Employers and the Registrant Self Service portal, which gives workers online access to check their contribution status.

Public Relations officer for the NIB, Tonique Williams, said that NIB has so much to showcase over the next 12 months with a series of events, initiatives and innovations to touch all stakeholders. For more information, visit the NIB website at or NIB’s Instagram and Facebook pages.

NIB Celebrates 49th Anniversary – Looking Ahead to Golden Jubilee
The National Insurance Board (NIB) marked its 49th anniversary with celebrations, at all NIB offices throughout the Bahamas, with the traditional Customer Service Day for customers and cake-cutting ceremonies for staff. The newly appointed Minister for National Insurance, the Hon Alfred Sears, KC, MP addressed attendees and received the first piece of cake that was cut by Ms. Diane Major who has been employed with the Board for some 40 years.

Quincy Arthur and Alyssa Rolle Named Winners of 50th Anniversary Theme and Logo Competition
The theme and logo competition rallied staff to design a logo and/or coin a theme that would embody the statement “What do you think NIB represents after 50 years of existence” and could include various aspects of NIB such as the Board’s values, NIB’s mission and vision, speak to the provision of services and/or may depict and promote the general welfare and highest standards of the employees, customers and all stakeholders at large. The competition proved fierce with over 60 submissions. The final winners were:

3rd place – Clarice Lewis from the Freeport Local Office
2nd place – Robert Ashe from the Inagua Local Office
Grand Prize winner – Quincy Arthur from the Information and Technology Department

3rd place – Audrey Newbold – from Family Island Operations
2nd place – Nurse Ruth Pickstock
Grand Prize winner – Alyssa Rolle from the Inspectorate department

NIB Staff Attend Services of Praise and Thanksgiving
The National Insurance Board (NIB) had a glorious time in praise and worship, celebrating the organization's 49th Anniversary at Southland Cathedral Global Ministries in New Providence. Chairman McKenzie brought warm remarks on behalf of NIB. Staff members from NIB Local Offices in Grand Bahama and other Family Islands also attended churches in their local communities.

In Celebration of the Road to 50 Years: NIB's Senior Feeding Luncheon Initiative Returns!
In the spirit of our 50th Anniversary, NIB was thrilled to revive a cherished tradition – Feeding Seniors in our communities. After a brief hiatus due to the challenges of 2020, our Seniors’ Luncheon initiative is back, stronger and more meaningful than ever.

A Feast of Love: NIB Feeds Over 1,300 Senior Citizens

This heartwarming initiative is a beacon of warmth and love, reigniting connections and spreading joy throughout The Bahamas. We have embarked on a mission to visit 10 Homes in New Providence, four (4) in Grand Bahama, and 12 other communities in the Family Islands. Our aim - to feed over 1,300 senior citizens this holiday season.

A Heartwarming Programme for Our Beloved Seniors
On this occasion, Senior officials and staff of NIB served a traditional Christmas meal to the residents of the Senior Homes. The programme commenced with joined hands for the blessing of the food followed by sweet sounds of Christmas songs. Our teams fellowshipped with the residents creating moments of joy and connection. Of course, the celebration was not complete without a slice of our special Anniversary cake.

Official Stop: Persis Rodgers Home for the Aged
For our official visit, our Director, Chairman, and Minister gathered at the Persis Rodgers Home for the Aged sharing words of inspiration and heartfelt wishes with the residents.

As a collective body, the family of NIB will volunteer our time and service in feeding the elderly of our community. Several homes have been identified within New Providence and many throughout the family islands. We look forward to serving with you as we give back to the most vulnerable throughout our Bahama islands.

On Thursday January 18th, 2024 NIB offices throughout the Bahamas hosted an inaugural Pensioners' Day. The initiative hosted from 10:00am-2:00pm welcomed some 900 pensioners for sharing key insights and tips. The main takeaways were to remind pensioners of the importance of verifying twice a year to remain eligible for the continuation of their pension benefit or assistance and to encourage pensioners to transition from in-person pension payment to payment by wire transfers for more efficient customer service.

At NIB's headquarters on Baillou Hill Road, the day was a fun-filled event for all as pensioners were treated to a hearty lunch, music, prizes and surprises. Each pensioner was presented with a special 50th Anniversary gift bag and t-shirt inscribed with, "The Promise Works!", - a reminder of the promise NIB made in 1974 to provide income replacement to eligible persons in time of need.

Pensioners' Day was just the first of many events planned for 2024 in celebration of NIB's 50th Anniversary. For a complete listing of all events visit the NIB website at or stay connected via Facebook or Instagram.

50Th Anniversary Fun, Run / Walk Kicks Off NIB’s Holistically Balanced Series of Events

NIB's 50th Anniversary series of Holistically Balanced - Spiritually, Mentally, Physically and Financially events kicked off with a 3.5 mile Fun, Run / Walk. Walkers and runners of all ages converged at NIB's Headquarters, on Saturday January 27, 2024 for friendly competition, health talks, financial literacy education, demonstrations and more.

The energetic Caribbean Sweat Fitness instructor Comby jump-started the morning activities with a pre-race warmup. Olympic Champion and award-winning author Pauline Davis-Thompson called the start of the race. Awards were presented to male and female participants in six categories. Overall, the first competitor to cross the finish line was Mr. Anthony Saunders in the 31-40 male runner category. The Royal Bahamas Police Force Cadets won the award for entering the most participants.

While the race focused on physical components of overall health, attendees were able to visit the various vendor booths where other elements of overall well-being were addressed. Some vendors included: Bahamas Health, Ports International, Eat Emotionally, Well, Quality Care Pharmacy, Church of God of Prophecy, Anji's Delightful Teas, Living with Joy, J. Higgins Rehabilitative Care, Walk-in Clinic, Focus Fitness Bahamas and Aquapure Water, to name a few.

Other Holistically Balanced events scheduled for 2024 include a Blood Drive on February 22 and a Health and Wellness Fair scheduled for October 7. For a complete schedule of upcoming 50th Anniversary events visit or any of our social media pages.

NIB / Doctors Hospital Host Successful Blood Drive in New Providence

A big thank you to everyone who turned out and generously donated blood at NIB 50th Anniversary Blood Drive, held in collaboration with Doctors Hospital, at NIB’s Headquarters on Baillou Hill Road, New Providence, Bahamas. Your incredible support has made this initiative a resounding success, marking the second initiative in our “Holistically Balanced - Spiritually, Mentally, Physically, and Financially” series of initiatives.

We extend our deepest appreciation to each donor for contributing to the well-being of our community. Your selfless act embodies the spirit of giving and compassion, and we are profoundly grateful for your commitment to saving lives.

As we celebrate our Golden Jubilee, we look forward to continuing our mission with another Blood Drive at the Freeport Local Office in Grand Bahama on February 29, 2024 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. We look forward to partnering with the Public Hospital Authority in Grand Bahama as we stand in solidarity to ensure that no life is lost because of a deficiency in the availability of blood.

We salute all our donors and thank you once again for being the heartbeat of our community and for helping us make a difference that truly matters.

NIB Valentines Day Blood Drive

As the ultimate show of love this Valentine's Day, staff of NIB were invited to pre-register for the upcoming NIB's Road to 50 Blood Drive, which will be held on Thursday February 22nd, 2024 between the hours of 10:00am-3:00pm at NIB Headquarters-Baillou Hill Road.

This event will be open to the general public. Treats and prizes are available to participants.

NIB/Public Hospitals Authority Blood Drive in Freeport

As a part of NIB’s 2nd event in our Road to 50 Holistically Balanced Series, NIB partnered with the Public Hospitals Authority to host a blood drive in Freeport, Grand Bahama at NIB’s Freeport Local Office.

A huge thank you is extended to everyone who volunteered, and contributed to our community at this event; and particularly to the donors for being the heroes that we need, and whose invaluable donation have the possibility to impact up to 36 lives.

The 3rd and final event in this series is the Health & Wellness Fair which is scheduled for October 2024, stay tuned, you don’t want to miss it!

For a complete list of NIB’s 50th Anniversary events, visit


This informative and educational documentary explores the early days of NIB, the evaluation of the programme and provides insights for charting the future. The documentary is set to release in September 2024.

Local offices throughout the Bahamas will give praise and thanksgiving throughout the month of October.