Minister of Agriculture and Marine
Resources the Hon. Michael Pintard said The Bahamas today is importing
roughly $1 billion worth of food; $650 million in terms of fresh fruits,
vegetables, flowers as well as protein and some $400 million in terms
of value added products.
explained that Eeden Farms, a local Bahamian company that is the first
of its kind to use hydroponic container farming...
A swearing-in ceremony was held at Magistrate’s Court #9, February 25,
2021 for six Family Island Administrators. Chief Magistrate, JoyAnn
Ferguson-Pratt conducted the ceremony. The new Administrators are:
Millie Dawkins (Mayaguana), Bradford McKenzie (Acklins), Dale K. Gelin
(Cat Island), Kathy V. Smith (City of Freeport), Margaret Symonette
(District of Central Eleuthera) and Deborah Mosey-Rolle (Exuma). Also
in attendance was Director of Local Government, Ms. Brenda Colebrooke...
The Board of Trustees (BOT) of University of The Bahamas (UB) has
launched the recruitment phase of the search for a new president by
releasing a leadership profile for the position entitled, "The
Presidential Opportunity at University of The Bahamas".
BOT-appointed Presidential Search Committee (PSC) is mounting a national
and international search in order to attract the most qualified,
competent and suitable candidate to lead UB through the next phase of
The General Public is hereby advised that any unauthorized entry on any
Government or Crown Lands throughout the Commonwealth of The Bahamas for
the purposes of mining, clearing vegetation, construction or commerce
is illegal and offenders will be fined and prosecuted to the fullest
extent of the law...
Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Senator the Hon. Carl
Bethel, and Permanent Secretary Cecilia Strachan welcomed Renaldo
Cartwright, Founder of Marijuana Bahamas (standng centre) during a
courtesy call, February 24, 2021 at the Attorney General's Office to
discuss the marijuana/cannabis industry legislation being drafted.
Statement from Minister of Financial Services, Trade &
Industry and Immigration on Fraudulent Emails:
It has come to my attention that fraudulent messages from someone
purporting to be me, with the name “Elsworth JohnsonMP,” have been
forwarded to a number of Bahamians. These emails claim that
businesses/brands have gained access to an international grant and that a
“payment fee” will be required to access this grant.
I wish to
warn Bahamians that these messages are fake and likely an attempt to
I thank the Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis for his
confidence in recommending my appointment as Minister of Youth, Sports
I thank my predecessor in office, the Hon. Lanisha Rolle for the work she did at the Ministry.
also wish to thank my colleagues at the Ministry of Disaster
Preparedness, Management and Reconstruction, the Disaster Reconstruction
Authority and NEMA for their support during my tenure as Minister of
For five-year-old Jay McCoy, the sound of the Bahamas Waste garbage
truck making its way through his neighborhood is always less about the
trash and definitely all about the experience. The home-schooler was
declared the winner of the recent Bahamas Waste (BW) #SnapAndWin
promotion helping parents secure a VIP collection service from the waste
Just weeks after launching its COVID safety
truck, the company set out...
All hands were on deck at Eva Hilton Primary School, Tuesday, for the
first day of ‘in-person learning’ using the hybrid method.
Representatives of Urban Renewal, the Parent-Teacher Association, the
School Board, teachers and administrators assisted with the transition
as students returned to the Gregory Street campus.
“For the first day we were able to get through quite smoothly,” said Principal Jermaine Butler...
In keeping with the Commander Defence Force, Commodore Raymond
King’s strategic intent of enhancing responsiveness to the security
environment nationally and regionally, approximately seventeen Marines
successfully completed the Crisis and Disaster Risk Management course.
at the HMBS CORAL HARBOUR from February 15-19, 2021, the course was
designed to heighten the skillset of the men and women when deployed
nationally or regionally during times of disaster...
Scotiabank Bahamas has donated $30,000 to the Rand Memorial Hospital located in Freeport, Grand Bahama.
donation will fund the purchase of medical equipment for the Lula
Knowles Paediatrics Ward and enhance the ability of the hospital to
provide treatment after it was severely damaged by Hurricane Dorian in
approximately 11:54 AM, the Department of Immigration working in
accordance with UNHCR guidelines, repatriated fifty-seven (57) Males and
seven (7) Females from Lynden Pindling International Airport to the
Port-au-Prince, Haiti onboard a Bahamasair flight.
This group of
migrants was escorted by a joint team of Royal Bahamas Defence Force and
As per Statutory Instrument No. 43 of 2021, the public is hereby
informed that from Thursday 25th February 2021 the suspension on alcohol
sales is lifted, however persons are not permitted to consume liquor on
the licensed premises. This means that bars and restaurants will only
provide takeaway (grab and go) services.
purpose of the protocol is to continue restrictions on social gatherings
and assist the Ministry of Health in contact tracing efforts as Saint
Lucia continues to manage the COVID-19 pandemic...
(PAHO) Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director Carissa F.
Etienne today called on health ministers and officials in the Americas
to work toward eight goals in the digital transformation of public
health, including achieving universal connectivity.
“We need to
take a fresh look at public health, one that is much more holistic and
inclusive, that considers new critical factors for the success of