In a meeting with the European Commissioner responsible for Humanitarian
Aid and Crisis Management, Christos Stylianides, Prime Minister the
Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis outlined challenges faced by The Bahamas as
it relates to illegal migrants.
Prime Minister Minnis highlighted
the state of the country’s already stretched social resources faced by
the Government and its impact on the country, the Bahamas Government’s
strategy to prevent the re-establishment of unsafe shanty towns and the
importance of protecting the country’s borders...
On Wednesday 13 November, a number of employees of the Broadcasting
Corporation of The Bahamas’ (BCB) Northern Service in Freeport called in
sick over concerns of the presence of mold in the building that was
badly damaged by Hurricane Dorian.
While the management of the
BCB is disappointed in this action, which impacted operations, the
health and welfare of all employees of the Corporation remain a priority
for the management and by extension the Office of the Parliamentary
Secretary with responsibility for the BCB...
The Royal Bahamas Defence Force congratulates Marine Seaman Shaquan
Porter on being chosen Marine of the Month of October for the RBDF
Deployment Team on the island of Abaco.
This recognition is given
to an individual who has displayed an exemplary work ethic while on
deployment during the hurricane relief efforts on that island.
Throughout the course of his deployment, Marine Seaman Porter has risen
to meet the challenging and diverse demands placed on Defence Force
PanJam Investment Limited (PanJam) and Portland Private Equity
(Portland) announced today that they have entered into an agreement to
each acquire a 15 per cent ownership stake in Outsourcing Management
Limited (OML), which trades as itelbpo.
itelbpo was founded in
2012 in Montego Bay with a team of seven. Now, it is the region’s
largest, home-grown business process outsourcer, with operations in
Jamaica, the Bahamas, Mexico and the United States...
talented Marv Cunningham from Bahamas has won the Caribbean Regional
leg of the Angostura® Global Cocktail Challenge 2019. Marv was up
against 5 other top bartenders in an intense competition.
made two cocktails in just seven minutes: His Amaro Cocktail using
Amaro di ANGOSTURA® was called “Amaro Bank Burst” and his “Rum Cocktail”
using Angostura’s® 7-year rum and ANGOSTURA® aromatic bitters and
ANGOSTURA® orange bitters was called “Mas Curried”...
His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith, Governor General
(first pew), and Peter Turnquest, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of
Finance (second pew, far right) attend the Lyford Cay Foundation's
Service of Thanksgiving celebrating their 50th Anniversary at Saint
Francis Xavier Cathedral on Thursday, November 14, 2019.
The new Permanent Representative of the Dominican Republic, Josué
Fiallo, today presented his credentials to the Secretary General of the
Organization of American States, Luis Almagro, during a ceremony at the
headquarters of the hemsiferic institution.
stressed that his country and the OAS share the same values. "On behalf
of the President, Danilo Medina, I want to reiterate the commitment of
the Dominican Republic to the four pillars of the Organization:
democracy, human rights, sustainable development and multidimensional
security," said the Dominican diplomat...
The Bahamas’ first player to participate in the Women’s National
Basketball Association (WNBA) Waltiea Rolle paid a courtesy call on
Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Lanisha Rolle, at the
Ministry, on November 13, 2019. Also present at the courtesy call were
Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture David
Cates, Under Secretary Montez Williams; Director of Sports Timothy
Munnings, Honourary Lifetime Member of the IAAF Pauline Davis-Thompson,
Ken Wilson of the Sports Division, Co-Founder of Hoopfest Marvin
Henfield and Director of Event Planning Wilton Russell...
Today, Ethan S. Bain Environmental Health Foundation (ESBEHF) officially
launched its new website www.ethansbain.org. The local non-profit is
focused on using the digital platform to connect with environmental
professionals and other local and international organizations to
positively impact the Bahamian environment.
Started in 2006 in
memory of passionate Bahamian environmentalist Ethan S. Bain, the
Foundation continues his mission of promoting sustainability
particularly as it relates to the land environment...
Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development with the Urban
Renewal Commission held Thanksgiving Service and Grocery Distribution at
Pilgrim Baptist Temple Hall, on Thursday November 14, 2019. Pastor
Leroy Major gave words of encouragement, and Senator the Hon. Jamal Moss
also spoke to uplift and cheer.
Sixty-five women who survived the ravages of Hurricane Dorian in Abaco
and Grand Bahama were the focus of a special event designed to motivate
them, give them practical tips for rebuilding their lives, and provide
them with clothing and other essentials as they seek to re-enter the job
SMART Women, a campaign designed to “inspire and
influence women to build strong communities”, made it a priority to
reach out to women who are undoubtedly still recovering from the shock
and trauma caused by the deadly Category 5 storm...
Dr. Brave Rona Ndisale, Candidate of The Republic of Malawi for the
post of Secretary-General of the African, Caribbean, and Pacific (ACP)
Group of States (right), paid a courtesy call on the Hon. Darren
Henfield, Bahamas Minister of Foreign Affairs. Also pictured is Her
Excellency Maria O’Brien, Bahamas Ambassador to the Kingdom of Belgium
and Head of Mission to the European Union, Wednesday 13th November 2019
at the Embassy of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas to the Kingdom of
Belgium and Mission to the European Union.
An impressive contingent from The Islands Of The Bahamas is in
attendance at DEMA, considered the world’s only international,
trade-only event for diving, action watersports, and travel
professionals. The massive trade show is taking place this weekend,
November 13-16 at the Orange County Convention Center, West Hall, 9800
International Dr, Orlando, FL. The Bahamas Booth is number 2009.
Bahamas group, comprised of members of the Bahamas Dive Association
(BDA) and the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation (BMOTA), is
representing the Bahamas’ lucrative dive business...
The packaging and promotion of any product or service is critical to
attract customers and gain sales. The same is true for investment
opportunities. The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean
Export), in partnership with the Caribbean Association of Investment
Promotion Agencies (CAIPA) and the United Nations Industrial Development
Organisation (UNIDO) recently hosted a training workshop in the British
Virgin Islands (BVI) focused on improving the quality of investment
project information to make them more attractive to potential investors...
Though criticism of BPL mounted for five years under the woeful PLP, the
Christie Administration continued to neglect needed upgrades, choosing
rather to pass on the results of their complacency to the next
-What They Did Then-
“Today’s load shedding
occurs because of the PLP decided to continue using outdated equipment,
some 60 years old, rather than planning upgrades to improve service,
capacity and reliability...