Small Business Access Accelerator Southern New Providence Town Hall Meeting
- Apr 23, 2019 - 4:05:55 PM
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. Peter Turnquest
addressed the Small Business Development Centre's (SBDC) Access
Accelerator Southern New Providence Town Hall Meeting at Bahamas Faith
Ministries Myles Munroe Diplomat Centre, April 18, 2019. The town hall
meeting attracted individuals with business ideas yet to start a
business, as well as persons who have started businesses and seek to
improve on their ideas. It was held to raise awareness as to the
existence of the SBDC and the valuable assistance it provides...
Public Works Lecture on Role of the Institute of Bahamian Architects
- Apr 23, 2019 - 4:00:56 PM
The Ministry of Public Works continued its weekly Distinguished Lecture
series at the Department of Physical Planning, April 18, to raise
awareness as to what the Ministry is responsible for. The role of the
Institute of Bahamian Architects (IBA) was the week's topic of
discussion. IBA President Gustavus Ferguson spoke on what the IBA is,
what it does, and how someone can become a member. Mr. Ferguson also
answered questions, and cleared up misconceptions, while enlightening
and informing the audience...
CARIFTA Track and Field Team Arrives Home with Second Place Win
- Apr 23, 2019 - 3:55:30 PM
The Bahamas CARIFTA Track and Field Team returned home today from the
Cayman Islands, where they competed in games during the Easter holiday
weekend. They placed second overall (Jamaica was first) with 26
medals. The team is pictured in the LPIA Hall of Champions after
disembarking their Bahamasair Charter. Standing with them, at centre,
are Minister of Social Services and Urban Development the Hon. Frankie
Campbell, and Ministry of Youth Sports and Culture Permanent Secretary
Rhoda Jackson, who accompanied the athletes...
Dames: Reliance on Technology and Multilateral Partnerships Will Grow in Protecting the Country
- Apr 23, 2019 - 3:41:59 PM
During the The Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) and United States
Northern Command (Northcom) Radar Commissioning Ceremony in Mathew Town,
Inagua, on April 17, 2019, Minister of National Security the Hon.
Marvin Dames pointed out that, for The Bahamas, increasing regional and
international threats meant decentralization of the RBDF for the
sustainment of security operations and humanitarian assistance.
of both the operational and administrative components of the Defence
Force commenced in three phases in the northern, central and southern
Bahamian Martial Arts Champ Cynthia Rahming leaves to compete in Lima, Peru
- Apr 23, 2019 - 2:00:38 PM
The Director of Sports Timothy Munnings bids best wishes to top
Bahamian female judoka, Cynthia Rahming as she leaves today for the Pan
American Championships, Lima Peru, April 25 to 27, 2019. There she will
compete against 25 countries, 222 athletes (96 women).
Minister Rolle Officially Opened 'Caribbean Kings' Basketball Championships
- Apr 23, 2019 - 12:24:15 PM
Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Lanisha Rolle, joined
by senior staff members, officially opened and tossed up the ceremonial
first ball for the First Annual 'Caribbean Kings' Inter-Caribbean High
School Basketball Championships, on April 18, 2019. The Street Legends
Organization, led by President Wilton Russell, Jr., hosted the
championship, held at the Kendal Isaacs National Gymnasium. Street
Legends brings together inner city youth in sport...
Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture congratulates successful CARIFTA Water Polo Teams
- Apr 21, 2019 - 9:30:15 PM
The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture takes this opportunity to
congratulate the outstanding young men and women that represented the
Commonwealth of the Bahamas at the Water Polo CARIFTA Games held in St.
Michael, Barbados this past weekend. Team Bahamas walked away from the
2019 CARIFTA Water Polo Games with three (3) Medals gold, silver and
The bronze medal was won by the Under – 19 Boys who
skillfully executed their game plan to defeat the team from Trinidad and
Tobago and we are very proud of them for their fine effort displayed at
Campbell leads Bahamas’ contingent to 48th CARIFTA Games
- Apr 18, 2019 - 4:00:06 PM
Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie A.
Campbell led The Bahamas’ contingent to the 48th Caribbean Free Trade
Association’s (CARIFTA) Games, Thursday, full of optimism that the team
will perform at its optimum level.
Minister Campbell is
pinch-hitting for Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, the Hon.
Lanisha Rolle who was scheduled to address the Caribbean High School
Championships, Thursday, at the Kendal G.L. Isaacs National Gymnasium...
Minister Wells meets with Local Government throughout Grand Bahama
- Apr 18, 2019 - 3:38:23 PM
Minister of Transport and Local Government, the Hon. Renward Wells
spent the entire day on Grand Bahama, traveling from east to west,
listening to concerns and answering questions from members of various
local government councils.
Minister Wells arrived in Freeport,
Grand Bahama, early on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, accompanied by
officials from the Ministry of Transport, the Port Department and Local
Ministry of Agriculture: Chewy Chips Ahoy Cookies Recall
- Apr 18, 2019 - 12:35:43 PM
Mondelez Global LLC issued a voluntary recall for its red, 13 oz.
packages of Chewy Chips Ahoy on April 16, 2019 due to the potential of
an unexpected solidified agent in the product. The company has received
reports of potential adverse health effects, however, they did not
disclose what ingredient/s may solidify or what health effects people
National Child Protection Month Church Service Speaker Provides Teen Inspiration
- Apr 18, 2019 - 11:59:55 AM
Sixteen-year-old Keno Armbrister has gone from finding himself on the
edge of the academic cliff at the R.M. Bailey Senior High School, to
quoting Confucius, and Roy T. Bennett and other literary giants, to
delivering the Motivational Address at the recent Ministry of Social
Services annual 'National Child Protection Month Church Service,' at
Faith United Missionary Baptist Church.
“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall," Armbrister says, quoting Confucius...
Ambassador-Designate of Chile Presented Letters of Credence
- Apr 17, 2019 - 7:40:54 PM
Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor
General, received Letters of Credence from His Excellency Francisco
Javier Bernales, Ambassador-Designate of the Republic of Chile to the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas during a brief ceremony at Government House
on Wednesday, April 17, 2019.
(BIS Photos/Letisha Henderson)...
PM Minnis: State-of-the-art coastal radar to strengthen country’s borders
- Apr 17, 2019 - 7:15:12 PM
The handover of the country’s first state-of-the-art coastal radar
system marks an essential step in the Government’s strategy to
strengthen the borders of The Bahamas, Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr.
Hubert Minnis said on Wednesday.
The Kelvin Hughes Long-Range
Coastal Radar, valued at over $2 million, will enhance the monitoring
and provide better protection against illegal migration, illicit drugs,
gun trafficking, poaching, human trafficking and other threats to
national security, said the Prime Minister...
The Governor General visited Ms. Laura Williams at Her Residence
- Apr 17, 2019 - 6:30:43 PM
The Governor General, Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite
Pindling visited Ms. Laura Williams at her home in Golden Gates, today.
Dame Marguerite is pictured, left, presenting birthday flowers to Ms.
(BIS Photos/Patrick Hanna)
Justice Estelle Gray-Evans Sworn In as Acting Chief Justice
- Apr 17, 2019 - 4:30:05 PM
The Hon. Madam Justice Estelle Gary-Evans was sworn in as Acting Chief
Justice by Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling,
Governor General, during a brief ceremony at Government House on
Wednesday, April 17, 2019. At present the Hon. Madam Justice Vera
Watkins, Acting Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, is on personal
(BIS Photos/Letisha Henderson)...
General Terrence J. O'Shaughnessy calls on Prime Minister Minnis
- Apr 17, 2019 - 3:23:05 PM
Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis (right) welcomed in a
courtesy call, General Terrence J. O'Shaughnessy, US Air Force
Commander, United States Northern Command (US NORTHCOM) and North
American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), April 17, 2019 at the Office
of the Prime Minister.
(BIS Photos/Yontalay Bowe)
Bartlett Hill Primary of Grand Bahama call on the Governor General
- Apr 17, 2019 - 3:15:03 PM
Principal and students of Bartlett Hill Primary School, Eight Mile
Rock, Grand Bahama recently paid a courtesy call upon Her Excellency the
Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, at Government
(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...
General Terrence J. O'Shaughnessy calls on the Minister of National Security
- Apr 17, 2019 - 2:56:41 PM
General Terrence J. O'Shaughnessy, US Air Force Commander, United
States Northern Command (US NORTHCOM) and North American Aerospace
Defense Command (NORAD), pictured left, greets Minister of National
Security, the Hon. Marvin Dames in a courtesy call, April 17, 2019 at
the Ministry. In the group photo, from left are: Commissioner of Police
Anthony Ferguson; Commander of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force
Commodore Tellis Bethel; General O'Shaughnessy; Minister Dames; US
Embassy Charge d'Affaires Stephanie Bowers; and Ministry of National
Security Permanent Secretary (Actg.) Eugene Poitier...
Grand Bahama and South Eleuthera Students call on the Governor General
- Apr 17, 2019 - 12:18:03 PM
Courtesy Calls at Government House:
Students of Preston H. Albury Secondary School, South Eleuthera, paid a
courtesy call on Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling,
Governor General;and also the
fifth and sixth grade students of Grace Christian Academy, Freeport,
Grand Bahama called upon Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite
Pindling, Governor General, at Government House on Tuesday, April 16,
Murphy Town Hosts Abaco's 'Mega' Multi-School National Arts Festival Performances
- Apr 17, 2019 - 12:00:29 PM
It was standing-room only, as the E. Clement Bethel National Arts
Festival held its second annual "mega" multi-school Abaco adjudications
at the Murphy Town Community Center, April 10, 2019. Students from at
least six public and private schools joined community performers for
more than 30 entries in dance, drama, and music. Students came from as
far away as about 30 miles for S.C. Bootle High School and Cooper's Town
Primary -- in Cooper's Town -- to as near as Patrick J. Bethel High