The Organization of American States (OAS) and the Global Partnership for
the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC) today signed a cooperation
agreement that aims to stimulate the role of civil society and regional
organizations in the promotion of peace and the prevention of violent
Following the signing of the agreement, the Secretary
General of the OAS, Luis Almagro, said “I am certain that this new era
of cooperation with GPPAC will yield new synergies and open
opportunities for a more efficient...
Her Excellency Mrs. Clara Smith, wife of the Governor General, along her
daughter-in-law Charlene Smith, and Kim Sawyer, Deputy Director,
Department of Social Services presented children, who were displaced by
Cat 5 Hurricane Dorian, with teddy bears at their shelters, September
The initiative was spearheaded by seven-year-old
Caitlyn Boyer, great grand-daughter of Their Excellencies, the Most Hon.
Cornelius A. Smith, Governor General, and Mrs. Clara Smith, and
grand-daughter of their son and his wife, Clayton and Charlene Smith of
Freeport, Grand Bahama...
It was an emotional evening at the historic Ebenezer
Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia on Tuesday, Sept 18, 2019 as
representatives from the diplomatic corps, civil rights moment, and
Caribbean diaspora joined icon Xernona Clayton, Bahamas Consul General
Astra Armbrister-Rolle and members of the Bahamas Christian Council to
pledge support during a night of prayer for The Bahamas.
the service, a representative from Congressman John Lewis’ office
confirmed that he was supporting Bahamians getting temporary protective
status in The United States...
The Hon. Frankie Campbell, Minister of Social Services and Urban
Development, challenged the International Women’s Forum of leaders in
government, business, the arts, science and academia, locally and
internationally, to make ‘collective’ accomplishment a focus in order to
move to new levels.
Pledging his personal support as a Minister
and father, Minister Campbell also challenged the women to celebrate
their individual accomplishments and commended them for the forum and
their work throughout the years...
A hundred thousand dollars and financial concessions to contribute to
Hurricane Dorian relief efforts were announced by CIBC FirstCaribbean
during a presentation at the Bahamas Red Cross headquarters recently.
the donation to the Bahamas Red Cross, CIBC FirstCaribbean Chief
Executive Officer and Chair of the bank’s charitable arm the
FirstCaribbean International ComTrust Foundation, Colette Delaney, named
a series of initiatives the bank has undertaken to help victims of the
A Commonwealth facility designed to assist smaller and more vulnerable
countries tackle the damaging effects of climate change has helped them
access USD 27 million of funding.
The figure marks a milestone
for the Commonwealth Climate Finance Access Hub and is more than 35
times the original start-up investment of AUD 1 million from Australia. A
further almost half billion USD has been applied for and is in the
pipeline for climate action projects across the Commonwealth.
Patricia Scotland has described the initiative, which is currently
managing 50 projects in 10 Commonwealth developing countries..
The need to fulfill her desire to empower women is the driving force
behind the establishment of the Office of the Spouse of the Prime
Minister in The Bahamas, said Mrs. Patricia Minnis, wife of Prime
Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis.
“It is my life’s goal
to motivate and inspire young women and girls to lead, and by doing so
impact their communities and the world,” she said.
Mrs. Minnis welcomed participants at IWF Intensive, a program of the International Women’s Forum (IWF)...
Prime Minister Minnis meets with the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce to discuss rebuilding of Abaco and Grand Bahama
Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis emphasized the need to remove
the red tape to ensure the rebuilding process on the islands of Abaco
and Grand Bahama proceeds as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Minister Minnis was speaking at a meeting with the Bahamas Chamber of
Commerce and Employers Confederation (BCCEC) on Thursday 19 September
about rebuilding the islands affected by Hurricane Dorian...
of 18th September 2019: There are 12 Government Approved Shelters; 10
in New Providence and 2 in Grand Bahama. The Salvation Army shelter will
be deactivated at 1 pm Thursday, September 19, and the 27 shelterees
will be transferred to All Saints Community Centre...
The government will create packages to assist those who have been
affected by the devastation brought on by Hurricane Dorian so as to help
people rebuild their lives and communities, said Deputy Prime Minister
and Minister of Finance, the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest during the National
Prayer Service on Wednesday, September 18, at St. John’s Jubilee
Assistance and incentives will be offered, he said, as he pledged that the government will do their part.
Stating the residents are blessed, the Deputy Prime Minister said that he is grateful to be here...
It is time for all people, regardless of religious or political
beliefs, to pull together to rebuild lives and communities now that the
storm has past, said Rev. Dr. Robert Lockhart, president of the Grand
Bahama Christian Council during the National Prayer Service on
Wednesday, September 18, 2019.
The service was held at St. John’s
Jubilee Cathedral to honour those who lost their lives to Hurricane
Dorian, the Category 5 hurricane that devastated Grand Bahama and Abaco
at the beginning of September...
The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has made an initial
monetary contribution to The Bahamas to assist with its recovery efforts
in Abaco and Grand Bahama following the devastation caused by Hurricane
Dorian earlier this month.
The sum of
US$20,000 - monies raised through the CTO Relief Fund has been transferred to the National
Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) of The Bahamas as part of the CTO's
on-going support of the long-term recovery of the affected islands...
The National Insurance Board’s (NIB) Registration Department is
proactively working to assist with issuing replacement National
Insurance (NI) smart cards to residents of Abaco and Grand Bahama who
would have lost their cards during Hurricane Dorian.
The Board has
taken steps to simplify the application process for replacement cards
for the residents of Abaco and Grand Bahama reapplying for the NI card.
The official police reportrequired for all lost or stolen cards is not
required to replace cards lost during the storm...
Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis along with clergy from
various denominations and Leader of the Opposition the Hon. Philip Davis
addressed a National Prayer Service at Bahamas Faith Ministries
International on Wednesday evening, September 18, 2019 in Nassau.
... in a moment of
reflection on the passage of Category 5 Hurricane Dorian.
Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis spoke today (18
September) by phone with former United States President Bill Clinton to
discuss Hurricane Dorian relief efforts on the affected islands of Abaco
and Grand Bahama.
Mr. Clinton expressed his sadness over the
devastation caused by the Category 5 storm, and the Clinton Foundation’s
willingness to assist The Bahamas in its recovery efforts.
Prime Minister Minnis highlighted the need for temporary housing for residents...