Preliminary estimates indicate that more than 13,000 cubic yards of
debris was removed from the Bain and Grants Town community during the
first two days of the Over-the-Hill Clean-up and Bulk Waste Removal
The campaign began on Friday and ramped up its operation on Saturday. Some of the work had to be completed on Sunday...
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. Peter Turnquest
delivered remarks during the 29th Annual International Customs Day
Church Service on Sunday, January 21, 2018 at St Barnabas Parish.
During the service, Dr. Geannine Moss, Comptroller of Bahamas Customs
Department, made a presentation to Rector of St. Barnabas Parish Canon
Basil Tynes.; and Customs Officers took to the streets for their annual
They are on the ground soliciting applications for water
connections relative to the first phase of the mains extension/water
works. The team will be on Long Island for the next four days, and will
repeat the exercise as additional phases of work are scheduled.
are advised that while the work is in progress, there will be no charge
for the water connection. A relatively small security deposit will be
The Bahamas will attain world-class
status as a country and a people only when all of its citizens unite
under a One Bahamas or Team Bahamas concept, Prime Minister, Dr. the
Hon. Hubert A. Minnis said.
“We are first and foremost Team
Bahamas. While we have our different political, religious and other
affiliations, we have a shared vision and ambition to make ours a land
of opportunity, with a commitment to the common good, to social justice
and to helping the least among us to leading better lives,” the Prime
Minister of Education, the Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd, on Friday, January 19th
2018, announced the appointment of and introduced to the Ministry of
Education’s staff, a new executive team at the Ministry and Department
The Department is now led by Mr. Marcellus Taylor; Acting Director. His new team comprises: · Mrs. Eulease Beneby, Acting Deputy Director, School Management and Registration...
Prime Minister's Visit To Austin And Houston Texas Sunday 21, January - Wednesday, 24 January, 2018
1. The Cabinet Office announces that The Hon Dr. Hubert Minnis, Prime
Minister, will visit Austin and Houston Texas between 21-24 January 2018. He will lead a delegation comprising:
1. Hon. Darren Henfield, Minister of Foreign Affairs
2. Senator the Hon. James Kwasi Thompson, Minister of State for Grand
Multitudes of persons turned up at the Kendal G.L.
Isaacs Gymnasium on Saturday, January 20, 2018 for the second
installment of the Ministry of Labour’s Public Employment Services
Initiative, “Labour on the Blocks.”
Facilitated by the Department
of Labour, the purpose of this weekend’s initiative was to register job
seekers interested in employment in the construction field...
Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP), the Bahamas branch of the
Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, Americas and Atlantic Region,
called on Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, at
Government House, Friday, January 19, 2018.
The women, led by CWP
Chairperson, the Hon. Lanisha Rolle, Minister of Social Services and
Urban Renewal, exchanged courtesies with the Governor General...
The Minnis Administration will channel resources into areas such as
education, healthcare, social development and economic opportunities –
including jobs and opportunities to become entrepreneurs and
businesspersons – as part of its commitment to provide Bahamians with
the resources and opportunities they need “to build a good life and a
“That is my vision and commitment as Prime
Minister,” Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis said while addressing the 17th
Jones Communications Network’s (JCN) Person of the Year and Civil
Society Awards Ceremony held at Jones Communications Media Centre,
Bimini’s victims of Hurricane Irma who received catastrophic damage to
their homes from the storm started the New Year on a high note, thanks
to a generous gift from Resorts World Bimini (RWB). Thousands of
dollars worth of plywood, felt, shingles, nails, and roofing cement were
donated to NEMA for the residents of North Bimini, several of whom lost
their roofs or experienced significant roof damage as storm-related
tornadoes touched down on the small island...
a teenage boy is kidnapped and held for ransom, it is up to his devoted
mother to convince his billionaire grandfather to pay it. When the
billionaire refuses to pay, the mother must team with he adviser in a
race against time to get her son from his captors who are becoming
increasingly brutal in their demands for the money.
Harris is the mother of a kidnapped son who must find a way to pay the
ransom demanded by the kidnappers by going to her son’s grandfather for
For the past 17 years Grand Bahama has participated in the so-called
"Christmas Bird Count" (CBC), a census that began 116 years ago in the
United States and now includes all the Canadian Provinces, the
Caribbean, Bahamas, South America as well as several Pacific Islands. On
a chosen day between December 15th and January 5th birds are counted
within a 15 mile circle from sunrise to sunset.
Christmas Bird Count harnesses volunteer power to gather knowledge that
may shape conservation policy. The count data is becoming increasingly
important not only in documenting current climate change but is
predicting its future effects on bird populations...
Statement by the Leader of the Opposition On The Purported Removal Of Certain URCA Board Members
PLP notes the purported changes in the membership of the Utility
Regulatory Competition Authority's (URCA) Board of Directors. We
question whether the Government has acted properly and according to law
by appointing and announcing changes to the Board. We are deeply
concerned that the changes announced by the Attorney General are ultra
vires the Act.
The law surrounding and governing any and all changes to this statutory board are as follows...
The Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation (BAIC) with the
theme “Growing, Partnering, Empowering” is laying the groundwork through
its Handicraft Development Department to assist Bahamian creative arts
business owners to take their products to the world stage. The
Corporation aims to position itself as headquarters for educational and
technical assistance for artisans to flood the marketplace with products
made from their hands...
Jones Communications Network (JCN) honoured Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon.
Hubert A. Minnis as the 2017 'Person of The Year' on Friday evening,
January 19, 2018 at JCN. Pictured is the Prime Minister, right,
accepting the award from CEO of JCN, Wendall Jones. In the audience are
Cabinet Ministers, family, and friends who attended to share in the
University of The Bahamas (UB) announces the appointment of Mrs. Remelda
Moxey as Dean of Business, Hospitality and Tourism Studies.
this capacity, Dean Moxey is responsible for providing leadership,
advancing the quality of undergraduate and graduate instruction,
supporting and sustaining faculty and student research activities, and
promoting the overall development of faculty.
Mrs. Moxey commenced her employ at UB as an adjunct faculty in the
School of Business in the Accounting Department in 1987. In 1999 she
accepted a full-time position in the Faculty of Business as an Assistant
This is the public forecast for the Bahamas for today and tonight Saturday 20th January 2018.
General situation: Brisk winds will envelope the Central and Southeast
Bahamas courtesy of a high pressure system North of the islands while a
quasi-stationary front continues to weaken near the Southeastern
Special warnings: Mariners and beachgoers should continue to exercise
caution due to the risk of rip currents at beaches mainly along the
Northern and Eastern shorelines...
Sudden death of an American Citizen on board a cruise ship:Police in Grand Bahama are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of an American visitor on board a Cruise Line.
are that on Friday 19th January 2018, shortly after 12midday, officers
received information of a sudden death on board a cruise line that
travelled from Florida to the Bahamas. Officers of the Central Detective
Unit responded and while on board were shown the lifeless body of an
Dangerous drug arrest: A 34 year old male of Grand Bahama is in police custody after he was found in possession of a quantity of dangerous drugs...
Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis and a delegation from New
Providence traveled to North Andros Friday (January 19, 2018) to meet
with the families of the six Androsians reported to have been onboard
the twin-engine Piper Aztec aircraft that crashed into water off North
Prime Minister Minnis and his delegation arrived at the
North Andros (San Andros) Airport where they were met by senior
government and local government officials before being whisked away to
the Government Administration Complex where the meeting took place...
Office of the Attorney-General and Ministry of Legal Affairs response to erroneous news reporting and commentary:
Based upon news accounts and commentary upon my Report to the United
Nations in Geneva during the recent Universal Periodic Review (UPR)
process on Human Rights it has become apparent that there is a great
deal of misunderstanding of the nature of the exercise.
Bahamas has been a member of the United Nations since Independence, and
every five years is called upon, along with every other member State, to
report on what it has done to live up to the commitments that it made
five years previously to address international concerns about Human