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New BNU Board Elected

Newly-elected President of the Bahamas Nurses Union (BNU) Jannah Khalfani said now that union elections are behind them she and her new board are hitting the ground running to continue on with union business.
At a press conference held Wednesday, Mrs. Khalfani introduced the new BNU board members and noted that last month’s elections were historic as this was the first time members have offered themselves as candidates for executive positions.

Three people vied for president and three for general secretary.

Mrs. Khalfani said with the new team in place it is time to get down to work.

“The plan is to carry on with some of the unfinished business from the last executives which would be our contract and hopefully by next year and depending on the economy, we can sit and conclude that contract,” the new BNU president added.

“There are also plans for education and training co-partnering with the ministry and the Department of Public Health.”

Three new trustees, a new treasurer Sonia Francis Morris, new General Secretary Julian Mullings, as well as Second Vice President Kimberly Josey and First Vice President Audrey Williams were also elected.

Trade Union Congress (TUC) President Obie Ferguson congratulated Mrs. Khalfani and her new team.

“I also want to congratulate the members of the union and the respectful way in which they dealt with the elections it was done in an orderly fashion, it was done in a democratic way and ultimately the wishes of the union have manifested in this new executive board,” Mr. Ferguson added.

“Nurses are very special people in our community and we want to make sure we do whatever the president and executive board sees fit.”

South Beach Member of Parliament Cleola Hamilton is the union’s immediate past president.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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