Information Technology students at The Bahamas Technical and Vocational
Institute (BTVI) now have the opportunity to enroll in online courses.
institution now offers several online courses including, but not
limited to Project Management, Information Technology Fundamentals and
Professional Performance. Also, the entire Information Technology Entry
Level certificate program can be completed online within 40-weeks.
Presently, there are 133 students enrolled in online courses at BTVI...
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has determined that there are presently
three Bahamians living and working in Dominica: two students and a
In the aftermath of the passage of Hurricane
Maria over that island, and in the absence of a formal Bahamas Mission
in Dominica, the Ministry has reached out to the sources in the
community to determine the Bahamians' precise situation...
The Government of The Bahamas will promote investments in aquaculture, mariculture and modern sea farming strategies.
will undertake a study of the country’s marine resources with a view to
creating opportunities for the artificial propagation and enhancement
of local fish stocks to assist in addressing growing demands for fish
and aquaculture products, regionally and globally, and the ‘steep rise’
in the importation of fish and fisheries products over the last decade...
“We have a commitment to make The Bahamas a better place to work and
live for every Bahamian worker,” said Minister of Labour Senator the
Hon. Dion Foulkes while officially opening the National Tripartite
Council Productivity Legislation two-day-workshop, September 20, 2017 at
the Department of Labour.
“That is why the establishment of a
Bahamian National Productivity Council is important for the future
development of The Bahamas,” said Minister Foulkes...
Due to the proximity of Hurricane Maria and the forecasted weather
associated with the storm which is expected to impact the SOUTH EASTERN
BAHAMAS, the Cabinet Office announced the closure of all Government
offices, except for essential services, at 5:00 p.m. today, Wednesday,
20 September, 2017 for those islands only in the South Eastern Bahamas
until further notice.
Based on the intensity of the storm
residents are advised to heed the warnings issued by the National
Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the Department of Meteorology,
and stay tuned for further updates...
…THE CENTER OF HURRICANE MARIA IS NOW OFFSHORE OF THE NORTHWESTERN COAST OF PUERTO RICO…
WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND THE TURKS AND
CAICOS ISLANDS. THIS INCLUDES THE ISLANDS OF MAYAGUANA, INAGUA, CROOKED
ISLAND, ACKLINS, LONG CAY, SAMANA CAY AND THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS.
A HURRICANE WARNING MEANS THAT HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE AFFECTING OR CAN AFFECT THE AFOREMENTIONED AREAS WITHIN 36 HOURS.
Climate Change is now one of the most fundamental development challenges
facing countries of the African, Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP)
grouping, Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis said Wednesday.
the Opening Session of the 5th Meeting of ACP (Africa, Caribbean and
Pacific) Ministers In Charge of Fisheries and Aquaculture at Melia
Nassau Beach resort, Prime Minister Minnis said various climate models
suggest damage from natural disasters have increased sharply and that:
“such damage is likely to worsen, especially from flooding...
Nassau, The Bahamas - Statement on Hurricane Maria Dr. the Hon. Hubert
A. Minnis Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas Tuesday, 19
September, 2017 Office of the Prime Minister Cecil Wallace-Whitfield
Centre 8:00 P.M.:
Statement on Hurricane Maria by Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minni,s Prime
Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas Tuesday, 19 September, 2017
at Office of the Prime Minister Cecil Wallace-Whitfield Centre 8:00 P.M:
Fellow Citizens and Residents:
thought it necessary to speak to the country once again, to remind
Bahamians and residents that we are still in a very active hurricane
season, with especially strong storms...
Excessive flooding can be expected as Hurricane Maria has the potential
to produce rainfall amounts of 4 to 8 inches over the Turks and Caicos
Islands and 2 to 4 inches over the Southeast Bahamas.
Residents in coastal and low-lying areas are urged to take the necessary precautions ahead of the storm.
dangerous storm surge accompanied by large and destructive waves will
raise water levels by as much as 10 to 15 feet above normal tide levels,
near and to the north of the centre of Maria as it passes the Turks and
Caicos Islands and the Southeast Bahamas...
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - One month, two huge events, On October
7th, you won't want to miss Bahamas International recording
artist Julien Believe at the Aliv Pink Party at the Canal House...
Then, on October 21st, it's the Aliv Hope Gala Ball under the patronage
of Prime Minister The Hon Dr. Hubert Minnis and Mrs. Patricia Minnis.
The event will be hosted by Karaoke King, Demetrius and features live
music by Grand Bahama's favorite multi-genre band, Uppercut 242...
Nassau, Bahamas - Remarks by Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis, Prime Minister
Commonwealth of The Bahamas at Fifth ACP Ministers In-Charge of Fisheries
& Aquaculture Meeting Melia Hotel Convention Centre 20 September,
2017 Cable Beach 8:30 a.m:
Honourable Ministers, Ladies and Gentlemen...
I am delighted to offer welcoming remarks at the
opening of the Fifth ACP Ministers in Charge of Fisheries and
Aquaculture meeting. On behalf of the Government and the people of The
Bahamas we are pleased to welcome you to our shores...
The National Training Agency (NTA) commenced its first Institute of
Leadership and Management (ILM) Level III Diploma Course in Leadership
and Management on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at its ILM Approved
Centre, Gladstone Road and Munnings Drive.
The first government
entity to partner with the Agency in this effort is the Royal Bahamas
Defence Force. In attendance at the program launch was Senior
Lieutenant of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, Origin Deleveaux. Also
present were Executive Director of the National Training Agency,
Gadville McDonald and Coordinator and Administrator of the Institute of
Leadership and Management, Aleyenne Johnson, with other senior officials
from both NTA and RBDF...
This is the
Bahamas public forecast for today and tonight, Wednesday 20th September 2017 issued by the Bahamas department of meteorology at
General situation: A
upper level trough remains across the Northwest Bahamas enhancing
convective activity mainly across the Northwest and Central islands
A hurricane watch remains in effect for the Southeast Bahamas and the
Turks and Caicos Islands. Mariners should be alert for the potential of
along with moderate to large ocean swells...
Lombard Odier & Cie (Bahamas) Ltd. executives paid a courtesy call
on Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration
the Hon. Brent Symonette, recently, at the Ministry. Pictured from
left: Angelique Sawyer, Ministry of Financial Services; Latonia
Symonette Tinker, Consultant, Ministry of Financial Services; Sherrylee
Smith, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Financial Services; Minister
Brent Symonette; Raquel Wilson, Legal Officer and Vice-President,
Lombard Odier; and David Garrido, Group General Counsel, Executive
Residents of the Southern Bahamas were
urged Tuesday (September 18) to begin their hurricane preparations as
there is a chance that they could experience some effects of Hurricane
Maria within the next 60 hours.
Hurricane Maria was a dangerous Category 5 storm as of Tuesday afternoon with maximum sustained winds of 160 miles per hour.
ferocious storm caused extensive devastation in Dominica. Initial
reports coming out of Dominica are of “widespread devastation.”
Landslides, triggered by persistent rain, also caused extensive damage
Man on bail for armed robbery arrested for stolen vehicle:Consistent
with the Commissioner’s Policing Priorities for 2017, Police took two
men into custody after they were found in possession of a stolen vehicle
on Tuesday 19th September 2017...
Two males in custody for drug possession: Consistent
with the Commissioner’s Policing Priorities for 2017, Police took two
men into custody for two separate dangerous drugs seizures on Tuesday
19th September 2017...
The Bahamas Department of Meteorology has issued a Hurricane Watch for
the Southeast Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands, as the dangerous
Hurricane Maria eyes those islands, which were already impacted by
Hurricane Irma a week ago.
This means that residents in those
islands: Inagua, Acklins, Crooked Island, Mayaguana, Long Cay, Samana
Cay And The Turks And Caicos Islands can expect hurricane conditions
within 48 hours from Hurricane Maria, forecast to remain a category 4/5
storm over the next two days...
Donnalee Musgrove age 50 years of Blue Marina, South Bahamia was
arraigned on Tuesday 19th September 2017, before Magistrate Renkin
Johnson in Magistrate Court #3 on (10) counts of Stealing by Reason of
Service. She pleaded not guilty to all charges and the matter was
adjourned to Wednesday 29th November 2017 for trial. She was remanded to
the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services in New Providence...