Major achievements occurring during this period include:

• The completion of one additional Community Health Clinic at Eight Mile Rock Grand Bahama.

• The successful and peaceful completion of the first five-year contract with the bargaining unit for the majority of the Board’s staff.

• The signing of a contract between the Board and The Bahamas Government to construct a residential complex for Police officers in Freeport, Grand Bahama at a cost of $5.3 million.

The Honourable O.A.T. Tommy Turnquest, M.P., served as Minister of Immigration, Public Service and National Insurance; Mr. J.M. Pinder, continued as Chairman of the Board of Directors; and Mr. Lennox McCartney continued as Director.

NIB’s Reserve Fund stood at just over one billion dollars at the end of 2000.