The Ministry of Health wishes to advise the public of the occurrence of a
newly discovered novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) which has been
associated with an outbreak of pneumonia in Wuhan City, capital of Hubei
Province in China. On 31st December 2019, the China Country Office of
the World Health Organization (WHO) was informed of cases of pneumonia
of unknown cause, detected in Wuhan City. A novel coronavirus
(2019-nCoV) was identified as the causative virus by Chinese authorities
on 7th January, 2020...
I have read the Prime Minister's incredible statements about the
Marijuana Commission, the PLP'S record on marijuana and his claims
about protecting the poor. The Prime Minister is not speaking the truth
on any of those matters.
The Prime Minister says the PLP did
nothing on marijuana. This is false. It was the PLP who appointed Bishop
Simeon Hall to the Caricom Commission on marijuana...
Shooting incident: Police
on New Providence are investigation a shooting incident Tuesday, 21st
January, 2020 which has left an adult female with injuries.
the first incident, according to reports, shortly after 11:00pm, a
woman had just arrive at her residence on Jumbey Drive, Golden Gates,
when she was approached by an armed man who shot her before running
Traffic Fatality: Police on the island of New Providence are investigating a traffic
collision Tuesday, 21st January, 2020 which left an adult female dead...
For all who have asked "WHEN?' We are pleased to announce that our
Dinner/ Concert series at Taino By The Sea Restaurant returns Saturday
January 25th! This is the ultimate Grand Bahama Wine & Dine event
featuring a decadent menu along with refreshing cocktails by the ocean
plus the hot Live Sounds of Uppercut 242 in concert! Showtime is 8pm...
The World Travel Awards, held at Sandals Royal Bahamian, is acknowledged
across the globe as the ultimate travel accolade and celebrates brands
and destinations that are pushing the boundaries of industry excellence
and often referred to as “The Oscars of the Travel Industry.
Islands of The Bahamas was named the Caribbean’s Leading Luxury Island
Destination at the 2019 World Travel Awards. “For The Bahamas to be
awarded this particular accolade, especially on the tail of Hurricane
The leadership of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force is anticipating that
2020 will be a year well suited for improving its enforcement footprint
and capitalizing on remaining vigilant as the primary agency tasked with
border protection in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas. The Force's
Command Team has been welcoming fresh perspectives and initiatives,
particularly technology to respond to the changing climate of maritime
business and crimes. The RBDF is poised to employ a number of new
initiatives and strategies geared at increasing detection levels and
deterring would be organized criminals from wreaking havoc within its
expansive maritime borders.
In December 2019 BAHFSA advised the Minister of Agriculture and Marine
Resources of an incident of groundwater contamination on a single farm
in North Andros. The test, commissioned by a private citizen, confirmed
the presence of
E. coli and faecal streptococcus. The Minister
directed that an immediate investigation into the extent of the
contamination in the North Andros groundwater system be initiated...
The Organization of American States (OAS) and the Government of Costa
Rica today signed an agreement to send an Electoral Observation Mission
(EOM) to the municipal elections of February 2, 2020, at a ceremony at
the headquarters of the agency hemispheric in Washington, DC.
Secretary General of the OAS, Luis Almagro, recalled that Costa Rica
was the first country to which the Organization sent an EOM, in 1962.
“It is an honor to send a team back to a country with such a long
democratic trajectory, that in these municipal elections will elect a
total of 6,138 positions...
Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Center made a donation
of $100,000 to the Bahamas Government for Hurricane Dorian Relief,
January 21, 2020 at Baha Mar, where Caribbean Hotel and Tourism
Association's Marketplace convention is being held, January 21 to 23.
Pictured from left, the Hon. Edmund Barlett, Jamaica Minister of
Tourism; the Hon. Dionisio D’Aguilar, The Bahamas Minister of Tourism
and Aviation; the Hon. Dominic Fedee, Saint Lucian Minister of Tourism,
Information and Broadcasting...
Governor General His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith hosted
the Bahamas Red Cross Society's Platinum Awards Ceremony and Reception,
January 16, 2020 at Government House. Among photos is that of the
winners of the Platinum Award. The Governor General is pictured seated,
centre, with Red Cross Executive Committee members, from left: Kimberly
Thurston - Deputy Chair, Ball Committee; Bernadette Bunch - Deputy
President, Bahamas Red Cross; Cyndi Williams Rahming - Chairman of the
Bahamas Red Cross Ball; and Caroline Turnquest - Director General, The
Bahamas Red Cross. Standing from left: Tamone Humes - Lyford Cay Spa
& Salon; Domenico DeGregory - 9-5 Import/Export...
Colina Insurance Limited is sponsoring two Junior Baseball League of
Nassau (JBLN) teams during the league’s 2020 season. The Colina Tigers
will compete in the Coach-Pitch (ages 7-8) division while the Colina
Crushers will contend in the Girls Softball (under-21) division. Taige
Adderley, of Colina’s Corporate Communications department had the
opportunity to meet with the teams during JBLN's opening day ceremony at
the JBLN Field of Dreams this past weekend...
Around the world the alarm is being sounded about the impact of global
warming and how man's carbon footprint is contributing to it. In the
aftermath of one of the most catastrophic hurricanes to hit The Bahamas,
there is renewed urgency for climate change adaptation and resilience.
a recent presentation on "Tackling Climate Change" at University of The
Bahamas' Oakes Field Campus, Italian Ambassador His Excellency Armando
Varicchio shared measures that his government and the European Union
have been undertaking to address the threat and enhance sustainability...
PM supports release of those imprisoned solely for possession of small
amounts of marijuana; report will be made public for input; analysis and
information will help guide policy decisions
Prime Minister the
Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis said once reform laws are passed and
through proper legal mechanisms and procedures, he supports the release
from prison all of those who are solely incarcerated for possession of
small amounts of marijuana...
The Hon. Darren A. Henfield, Minister of Foreign Affairs, will lead a
delegation participating in a Ministerial Roundtable organized by the
United States Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo, 22 January 2020,
Jamaica. In addition to Minister Henfield, the delegation comprises
H.E. Sidney S. Collie, Ambassador of The Bahamas to the United States
and Ms. Sherry Johnson Deal, Foreign Service Officer, Ministry of
The Grand Bahama Island Tourism Board (GBITB) is optimistic about the
island’s prospects in the New Year, as the recovery continues apace, and
confidence in their tourism product expands.
Carnival Cruise Lines
bestowed on UNEXSO the prestigious "Caribbean's Leading Tour Operator"
award, which recognizes the company that receives the highest ratings
from both their passengers and onboard shore excursion staff for shore
excursions conducted the previous season...