PM Dr. Hubert Minnis officially opens new Fire station in Grand Bahama
- Sep 21, 2018 - 8:09:25 PM
Dr. Hon. Hubert A. Minnis says that crime in the country, including the number of homicides, is trending downward.
of this, we owe a debt of gratitude to the leadership and to the men
and women of the Royal Bahamas Police Force for their dedicated fight in
protecting their fellow citizens,” he added.
The Prime Minister’s remarks came during the official opening of the
Royal Bahamas Police Force Albert J. Miller Complex, Fire Station, on
Friday, September 21, 2018 on Cathedral Boulevard, Freeport, GB...
PHA Desires to continue working closely with Health Care Unions
- Sep 21, 2018 - 8:04:24 PM
The Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) continues its desire to work very
closely with health care unions, and has enjoyed amicable relations over
the past nine months of dialogue with them, Catherine Weech, Managing
“We have consistently honoured all negotiated
benefits under the various existing industrial agreements and I forecast
that this will not change,” Ms. Weech said during a press conference at
the PHA, Friday, September 21, 2018...
PMH’s Corey Newbold Ward gets renovated
- Sep 21, 2018 - 7:41:27 PM
The Corey Newbold Ward at Princess Margaret Hospital has been
renovated. Once completed it should add to the number of beds available
at the hospital.
(Photos/Courtesy of the Ministry of Health)
Minister Dames pleased to witness opening of Albert J. Miller Complex Police and Fire Station
- Sep 21, 2018 - 6:18:17 PM
Minister of National Security, the Hon. Marvin Dames, said he was
pleased to witness a vision become a realty during the official opening
ceremony of the Albert J. Miller Complex Police and Fire Station on
Friday, September 21.
Minister Dames said he has fond
memories of the island from when he was the ..Officer in Charge in 2009
under the Hubert Ingraham administration. That was when the complex took
root; nine years later, it is being officially dedicated and opened.
Grand Lucayan one step closer to full operation; Gov’t. aims to restore GB Economy
- Sep 20, 2018 - 9:03:39 PM
Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Mininis in his Contribution to
the House of Assembly Debate on a Resolution to Guarantee the Purchase
of the Grand Lucayan, September 20, 2018 stated,
“I rise in support of this Resolution, a necessary and critical step in the rescue and renewal of Grand Bahama.”
said, “The redevelopment of Grand Bahama is essential for the ongoing
economic recovery and development of the economy of The Bahamas.”
During his Contribution he spoke at length of the benefits of purchase
of the resort, versus the trickle down dismal impact of not doing so...
Minister Lauds Junkanoo at Senior Parade Seed Funding Presentation
- Sep 20, 2018 - 6:09:17 PM
During the Senior Junkanoo Seed Funding Presentation, on September 20,
2018, Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Lanisha T. Rolle
thanked the Junkanoo leaders, Junkanooers and Junkanoo fans who
continued to ensure that The Bahamas preserves its identity and history
through “this rich cultural experience called Junkanoo.”
ancestors celebrated the art of Junkanoo, long before our Independence,”
Minister Rolle noted at the event held at her Ministry's University
Drive Head Office, stating it is a "tradition ingrained in the hearts,
minds and souls of our people. It tells the story of who we were, how
far we’ve come, and who we are today.”...
PM Minnis Contribution to Debate on Resolution to guarantee the purchase of the Grand Lucayan
- Sep 20, 2018 - 5:06:04 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Contribution to the Debate on the Resolution to
Guarantee the Purchase of the Grand Lucayan Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis
Prime Minister Wednesday, 19 September, 2018:
I rise in support of this Resolution, a necessary and critical step in the rescue and renewal of Grand Bahama.
The redevelopment of Grand Bahama is essential for the ongoing economic recovery and development of the economy of The Bahamas...
DPM Encourages young Bahamians to make use of the Small Business Development Centre
- Sep 20, 2018 - 4:35:43 PM
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. K. Peter
Turnquest encouraged Bahamians, especially young Bahamians, to make use
of advisors within the Small Business Development Centre to help them
get their new innovative and creative entrepreneurial ideas off the
“What I am hoping we will spur through the Development
Centre is a new cadre of risk takers, people who have ideas in their
minds based on their experiences, their exposure, who will come to this
Business Development Centre and sit down with our advisors and mentors
and create, explore and research their ideas,” DPM Turnquest explained
at the ‘Millionaires’ Mile Fireside Chat...
Labour on the Blocks Job Fair – September 22
- Sep 20, 2018 - 1:42:32 PM
The Bahamas Department of Labour, after hosting seven (7) successful
‘Labour on the Blocks’ Job Fairs, prepares to host another on Saturday,
22nd September, 2018.
The next ‘Labour on the Blocks’ event
will be held at CV Bethel High School (East Street South) and will
include the constituencies of Bamboo Town, Pinewood, South Beach, Garden
Hills and Nassau Village...
PHA extends invite to BDU following walkout at PMH
- Sep 19, 2018 - 7:50:49 PM
The Public Hospitals Authority has extended an invitation to meet with
members of the Bahamas Doctors Union following a walkout today at the
Princess Margaret Hospital.
Just last month the PHA met with the
BDU to welcome its new slate of officers. It was at that meeting the
PHA extended an invite to the Doctors Union for a future meeting which
would afford the Union an opportunity to share their concerns...
Small Business Owners encouraged to go digital to boost their bottom line
- Sep 19, 2018 - 5:55:55 PM
One of the key objectives of the Government of The Bahamas is to
establish the country as the ‘silicon valley’ of the Caribbean.
Consequently, the Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation (BAIC)
has embarked on several initiatives to meet this objective.
technology workshop was held at BAIC's headquarters on Tuesday for small
business owners who wish to enhance their businesses by having an
Tourism Managers Participate in Domestic Tourism Marketing Workshop
- Sep 19, 2018 - 5:07:08 PM
Ministry of Tourism & Aviation Domestic Tourism, ‘Family of Islands’
managers participated in a recent workshop at Baha Mar that was geared
to defining the authenticity and unique features of each designated
island of The Bahamas and marketing, appropriately, to domestic and
international audiences. Minister of Tourism & Aviation, the Hon.
Dionisio D’Aguilar addressed the workshop. Minister D’Aguilar is also
pictured, centre, in the group photo, with Deputy Director General of
Tourism, Ellison ‘Tommy’ Thompson at centre right; and Director of
‘Family of Islands’ Domestic Tourism department, Jacqueline Ramsay,
(BIS Photos/Kemuel Stubbs)...
USToo Prostate Cancer Support Representatives call on the Governor General
- Sep 19, 2018 - 4:48:18 PM
Governor General Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame
Marguerite Pindling received members of USToo Prostate Cancer and
Support, Bahamas Chapter, of the Cancer Society in a courtesy call at
Government House on
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Pictured from left: John Munnings, Wendell Barry, H.E. Dame Marguerite
PIndling, and Hubert Pratt.
(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...
'Tourism Money Never Done' Workshop
- Sep 19, 2018 - 4:31:30 PM
The Ministry of Tourism & Aviation and the Bahamas Development Bank
sponsored a 'Tourism Money Never Done' workshop -- linking small
businesses and tourism on September 13 & 14 at the British Colonial
Hilton. Presenters Patrick Rahming and Brendan Foulkes are pictured
conducting lectures with aspiring entrepreneurs. The content of the
workshop focused on “capturing the imagination of budding entrepreneurs
who already have an inkling to start a tourism-related business and are
seeking guidance and funding," as described by Minister of Tourism &
Aviation the Hon. Dionisio D'Aguilar in a previous event announcing the
planned workshop. Up to $50,000 would be available from the Bahamas
Development Bank for participants, depending on the project and its
Senior Technical Officers of IDB-Funded Projects meet to discuss and share knowledge
- Sep 19, 2018 - 4:20:47 PM
Senior technical officers of all projects funded by the Inter-American
Development Bank (IDB) met during an IDB Projects Workshop to discuss
and share knowledge on effective measures to achieve the objectives of
each project. The workshop took place at Melia Nassau Beach resort,
September 19, 2018.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of
Finance, the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest said at the workshop that it is
worth noting that subsequent to becoming a member of IDB, in 1973, the
total amount of loans and guarantees that The Bahamas received from the
Bank is approximately, $925,000,000...
Government Receives Marine Protection Plan
- Sep 18, 2018 - 9:56:45 PM
On September 18, 2018, members of the Bahamas Protected project team
submitted a Marine Protection Plan to the Government for expanding
marine protected areas in the country in an effort to protect future
jobs, safeguard the environment, and help protect food sources for The
According to information from the team, the plan will
help the Government fulfill its pledge to protect 20 percent of the
country’s seabed by 2020. One of the major issues that Marine
Protection Plan helps solve is the decline in our marine resources from a
variety of negative impacts including climate change and poaching...
Olympian Shaunae Miller-Uibo calls on PM Minnis
- Sep 18, 2018 - 9:35:39 PM
Bahamas Olympic 400-Metre Gold Medal Winner Shaunae Miller-Uibo paid a
courtesy call on Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis today at
Cabinet Office, Churchill Building, downtown. Shaunae is pictured
greeting the Prime Minister. She also had the opportunity to meet
members of the Cabinet after her courtesy call, and is pictured seated
next the the Prime Minister and her husband, Maicel Uibo, along with her
mother and father, Mabelene and Shaun Miller, surrounded by the members
of the Cabinet.
(BIS Photos/Yontalay Bowe)...
The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) Global Conference 2018
- Sep 18, 2018 - 4:51:01 PM
The Ministry of Financial Services Trade & Industry and Immigration
was a major sponsor of The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners
(STEP) Global Conference held in Vancouver, Canada during the period
13th – 14th September 2018. The STEP Global Conference is the leading
forum where representatives travel from numerous jurisdictions from
across the globe to network and make peer-to-peer connections within the
diverse group of wealth management professionals, speakers, service
providers and diplomats who are leaders of financial services within
Regulators have Issued Anti-Money Laundering/Combating the Financing of Terrorism Guidelines
- Sep 18, 2018 - 4:20:50 PM
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. K. Peter
Turnquest said regulators have issued Anti-Money Laundering/Combating
the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) guidelines, codes of practice and
rules to industry stakeholders outlining best practices for verifying
the identity of their customer and developing AML/CFT procedures and
“Along with The Central Bank of The Bahamas, other
regulators, such as, The Bahamas Securities Commission, Insurance
Commission and Compliance Commission, are actively engaged with
monitoring their constituents with regards to AML/CFT compliance...