More than 125 children from the surrounding communities participated in
the Free Town (Kemp Road) Urban Renewal Centre’s Back-to-School Jamboree
held Friday (September 25, 2020) at the Pilgrim Baptist Temple
Community Centre, St. James Road.
The jamboree, which was
originally scheduled to be held at the Free Town Urban Renewal Centre,
but was moved to the Church’s Community Centre due to weather, was
attended by First Spouse, Mrs. Patricia Minnis, wife of Prime Minister
the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis...
Godfrey Kenneth Kelly has been presented the Insignia of Knight
Commander, the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint
George, KCMG. Governor General, His Excellency, the Most Hon. Sir
Cornelius A. Smith, ON, GCMG, made the presentation during an
Investiture Ceremony held at Government House, September 28, 2020.
Sir Godfrey is the second person to be knighted at a local investiture, in The Bahamas...
Minister of State for Grand Bahama, Senator the Hon. Kwasi Thompson said
he is pleased that the Grand Bahama Power Company has made the
determination to delay its proposed Storm Recovery and Stabilization
charge from October 1st this year, to 2021.
During a press
conference in the Office of the Prime Minister on Friday, September 25,
2020, Minister Thompson acknowledged that the power company has done a
good job at building and rebuilding the infrastructure throughout Grand
Bahama following the passing of Hurricane Dorian in 2019...
The Cabinet Offices announces for general information that the offices
of Bahamas Information Services (BIS), located in the old radio section
of the Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas on Rusty Bethel Drive,
will be closed to the public for three days from Monday, 28 September
2020 for cleaning and sanitization following the positive testing of a
staff member for COVID 19.
BIS will be open for normal business on 1 October 2020...
Grand Bahama Urban Renewal Centers received a generous donation of food
supply from MSC for the residents of Grand Bahama. The supply of food
items and dry goods was delivered on Monday, September 28, 2020, at
Freeport Harbour. On hand to accept the goods was Senator the Hon.
Jasmin Dareus, Deputy Director of Urban Renewal.
excited about this donation from MSC and on behalf of the Office of the
Prime Minister in Grand Bahama and for Urban Renewal, we’re really
grateful to be able to distribute all of these food items to the
residents of Grand Bahama," she said...
The onsite review by the Financial Action Task Force’s International
Cooperation Review Group (ICRG) of the Americas was slated to take place
before mid-September 2020 and would have been a deciding factor at the
October 2020 FATF Plenary, on whether FATF deems The Bahamas as having
addressed action items on its agreed Action Plan to resolve identified
strategic AML/CFT/CFP deficiencies identified in the Caribbean Financial
Action Task Force Mutual Evaluation Report (CFATF MER)...
During the Commissioning of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF)
Ship’s Bridge Simulator, on September 24, 2020, Minister of National
Security the Hon. Marvin H. Dames said that the simulator was built
under the $232 million Sandy Bottom Project, that was signed in 2014.
Alphatron / NAUTIS Full Mission Bridge Simulator was built by Alphatron
Marine and V-Step for DAMEN in Rotterdam, Netherlands, and installed at
HMBS Coral Harbour in January 2018,” Minister Dames said at the
ceremony held in the Training Auditorium of HMBS Coral Habour...
The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (GS/OAS)
strongly condemns the recent military aggression of Azerbaijan that took
place in Nagorno-Karabakh, which directly ignores calls from the United
Nations to achieve peaceful solutions to conflicts, as well as to
promote long-lasting peace and stability...
The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are forty-eight (48)
additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of
confirmed cases to three thousand eight hundred thirty-eight (3,838).
There have been two thousand seven hundred fifty-seven (2,757) confirmed
cases of COVID-19 in New Providence, six hundred twenty-eight (628)
confirmed cases in Grand Bahama, one hundred thirty-five (135) confirmed
cases in Abaco, fifty-four (54) confirmed cases in Bimini, twenty-eight
(28) confirmed cases in Exuma, twenty-two (22) confirmed cases in
Eleuthera, nineteen (19) confirmed cases in Inagua...
Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis reiterated the call for
the institutionalization of a vulnerability index that allows countries
like The Bahamas to access international financing based on the level of
exposure, vulnerability and ability to recover from exogenous shocks.
The Prime Minister made the call today in a pre-recorded address to the 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly...
The Ministry of Health confirms today that there are ninety-one (91)
additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of
confirmed cases to three thousand seven hundred ninety (3,790). There
have been two thousand seven hundred ten (2,710) confirmed cases of
COVID-19 in New Providence, six hundred twenty-seven (627) confirmed
cases in Grand Bahama, one hundred thirty-five (135) confirmed cases in
Abaco, fifty-four (54) confirmed cases in Bimini, twenty-eight (28)
confirmed cases in Exuma, twenty-two (22) confirmed cases in Eleuthera,
nineteen (19) confirmed cases in Inagua, fifteen (15) confirmed cases in
the Berry Islands, twelve (12) confirmed cases in Long Island, eight
(8) confirmed cases in Cat Island...
The Cabinet Office announces for general information that the
headquarters building of the Ministry of Health on the corner of Meeting
and Augusta Streets will be deep cleaned and sanitized tomorrow,
Saturday 26th September 2020.
It was discovered that a member of
staff tested positive for COVID-19 but has not been into work since
Thursday 17th September 2020...
Minister of State for Grand Bahama, Senator Kwasi Thompson says the
reopening of the Bahamian Brewery Company’s production facility is an
example of what it means to go through hard and difficult times and come
back out bigger and better.
The Minister’s comments came during a
private tour of Bahamian Brewery on Friday morning, September 25, where
president of the company James Sands took Minister Thompson, along with
Ian Rolle, president of the Grand Bahama Port Authority, on a tour of
the renovation of the facility...
The Royal Bahamas Defence Force officially dedicated the Ship’s Bridge
Simulator during a brief ceremony at HMBS CORAL HARBOUR on Thursday
September 24, 2020.
Built as a part of the 232 million-dollar
Sandy Bottom Project that was signed in 2014, this latest state of the
art equipment will enhance the force’s seagoing operations and allows
for the ship’s Officers and bridge watchkeepers to practice and
demonstrate competence in a controlled environment...
The Organization of American States (OAS), in partnership with the
American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) announces a
scholarship opportunity for citizens and permanent residents of the
CARICOM Countries of the OAS to participate in an Online Guest Service
Gold Tourism Course...