Stat Oil/Equinor call on the Prime Minister Minnis
- Jun 20, 2019 - 11:30:34 AM
Executives of Stat Oil/Equinor paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister,
the Most Hon. Hubert Minnis, Thursday morning, June 20, 2019 at Cabinet
Office. Government participants in the courtesy call were: Deputy Prime
Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. Peter Turnquest; Permanent
Secretary Nicole Campbell; Senior Policy Advisor Joshua Sears; COO/Prime
Minister's Delivery Unit Viana Gardiner; and Director of Investments
Candia Ferguson. Stat Oil/Equinor Executives: Heidi Aakre, VP Asset
Optimization; Tanya Rigby-Seymour, Manager, Asset Optimization; Charles
O’Brien II, Legal Manager; Simon James...
Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Update regarding Mr. Alrae Ramsey and Mr. Blair John
- Jun 19, 2019 - 8:36:21 PM
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to inform the general public that
the Foreign Service Officer in Turin is now in receipt of the death
certificates and passports of Mr. Ramsey and Mr. John. The family
members have been advised.
The Ministry is at present working
assiduously with the funeral homes in Turin and Nassau to have the
bodies repatriated to The Bahamas as quickly as possible, so that they
can be turned over to their family members...
PM Touts $8 Billion in International Investments
- Jun 19, 2019 - 8:00:01 PM
Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis
announced that $8 billion in international investments have been
approved as at May 2019.
That amount includes the $100 million
Carnival Cruise Port for Grand Bahama, and new developments throughout
the island chain, he said.
The Prime Minister was contributing to the 2019/20 Budget Debate in the House of Assembly on Wednesday, June 19, 2019...
Environment and Housing hosts 'Shopping Bag Giveaway'
- Jun 19, 2019 - 3:50:58 PM
The Ministry of The Environment and Housing hosted a free Reusable
Shopping Bag Giveaway at Centreville Food Market on Saturday, June 8,
2019. The giveaway was in preparation of the upcoming ban on Selected
Single Use Plastics to take effect on January 1, 2020. The ban on
plastics will include four prohibited items: point of sale plastic
shopping bags, plastic cutlery (forks, knives, spoons), plastic straws,
and Styrofoam food containers and cups. Customers that day also
received literature on the upcoming ban...
Minister Dames addressed Reception Aboard USS Stout (DDG 55
- Jun 19, 2019 - 3:42:12 PM
Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames addressed, on June
14, 2019, a reception, aboard the USS Stout (DDG 55), at Prince George
Wharf, in Nassau, The Bahamas. U.S. Embassy Charge d'Affaires Stephanie
Bowers and U.S. Fleet Forces Command commander (Four-Star) Admiral
Christopher Grady, and Mrs. Grady co-hosted the event. Among the senior
Bahamas and US Government officials and uniformed branch members in
attendance were Acting Permanent Secretary Eugene Poitier and Royal
Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) Commodore Tellis Bethel...
MOFA - New Policy on Renewal of E-Passports
- Jun 19, 2019 - 2:30:11 PM
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to announce its new policy on the Renewal of E-Passports.
Effective immediately, persons renewing their electronic passports are required to submit the following upon application:
1. A completed Application Form;
2. The existing Electronic Passport...
Government signs contract that will give Crooked Island settlements potable water for first time
- Jun 19, 2019 - 1:30:04 PM
Residents of Crooked Island clapped their hands gleefully and burst
forth exclamations of praise during the contract signing ceremony to
supply potable water for the first time in several settlements on this
Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC) Executive
Chairman and MP for Long Island, Adrian Gibson led a small delegation to
this southern island Tuesday, June 18, 2019 and signed a contract
totaling $1,911,650.46 with Peter Andrews, Chairman, Bahamas Hot Mix
(BHM) at Ezekiel Thompson Hall in Cabbage Hill...
Minister Henfield addressed the 121st Philippines Independence Day Celebrations
- Jun 18, 2019 - 8:15:12 PM
Minister of Foreign Affairs the Hon. Darren A. Henfield was guest
speaker at the Filipino Association of The Bahamas 121st Philippines
Independence Day Celebrations on Sunday, June 16, 2019 at Baha Mar.
Minister Henfield pointed out that both The Bahamas and the Republic of
the Philippines are archipelagic nations and both greatly appreciate
their cultural history. Themed, 'Filipino Pride, My Roots, My
Heritage,' the festivities and celebrations featured a 'Search for Miss
Philippines Bahamas 2019.'...
Foreign Affairs response to a Letter to the Editor Appearing in the Tribune Dated 17 June 2019
- Jun 18, 2019 - 7:30:03 PM
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs refers to a letter to the Editor dated
11 June 2019 that appeared in The Tribune on Monday, 17 June 2019,
attributed to Mr. Abraham Moss, under the caption, “Foreign affairs cost
money”. As the Minister reported on the floor of the Honourable House
of Assembly during the 2019/2020 Budget Debate, there is a cost to
representation in the international arena. That cost is based on the
role of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs...
US Embassy Charge d'Affaires calls on the Chief Justice
- Jun 18, 2019 - 6:44:37 PM
US Embassy Charge d'Affaires Ms. Stephanie Bowers paid a courtesy call
on the Hon. Mr. Justice Brian Moree, Chief Justice of the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas, at the Supreme Court on June 18, 2019.
Minister Rolle reports on Youth Initiatives
- Jun 18, 2019 - 4:55:55 PM
During her recent Contribution to the Budget Debate 2019/2020, Minister
of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Lanisha Rolle said, based on the
declarations in the Speech from the Throne, her Government desires to
increase the outflow of young professionals, reduce the high levels of
unemployment of youth, implement specialized programs to equip our youth
with essential job related skills, and strengthen Fresh Start and Jump
“To increase the outflow of young professionals
and reduce the high level of unemployment, and to achieve those results
in record time...
Remarks by Minister of Foreign Affairs - 121st Philippines Independence Day
- Jun 18, 2019 - 12:09:52 PM
This celebration brings the Filipino and
Bahamian communities together to commemorate one of the most notable
national days of the Republic of the Philippines. Although the official
Independence Day was actually celebrated on Wednesday 12 June, I wish
to thank you for organizing this event in The Bahamas, allowing us (my
family and fellow citizens) the opportunity to celebrate with you; the
Budget Contribution by Minister Renward Wells
- Jun 18, 2019 - 10:44:15 AM
See enclosed 2019/2020 Budget Contribution by Minister Renward Wells:
I rise today in this Place on the grace and unmerited
favour of Yahweh, Elohim, The Lord of Life. For in Him we live, move
and have our being...
Cabinet Office: New Governor General
- Jun 17, 2019 - 7:00:04 PM
The Cabinet Office announces for general information that Her
Excellency, the Governor General of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, the
Most Honourable Dame Marguerite Pindling, ON, GCMG will be demitting
office on 28th June 2019. Dame Marguerite served as Governor General
from 8th July 2014.
The Honourable Cornelius A. Smith will be appointed as the next Governor General of The Bahamas with effect from 28th June 2019...
PM Minnis expected to be a part of Grand Bahama’s Independence Celebrations
- Jun 17, 2019 - 5:00:44 PM
Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Hubert Minnis will take part in Grand
Bahama’s Independence Celebrations, scheduled for July 8, 2019.
a press conference at Office of the Prime Minister, June 13, Minister
of State for Grand Bahama, Senator the Hon. Kwasi Thompson pointed out:
“We are very excited that this year’s Cultural Extravaganza will be held
on July 8, which will allow us to become the centre of attention in the
country for Independence celebrations,” said Minister Thompson...
Bahamas Delegation Attends UN Session on Rights of Persons with Disabilities
- Jun 17, 2019 - 4:22:21 PM
The Bahamas Delegation to the '12th Session of the Conference of States
Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities,'
June 11-13, 2019 at UN Headquarters' returned to New Providence from New
York after three days of meetings, workshops and instruction on
Assistive Technology, Information Communication Technology, Social
Inclusion and the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities. The
Bahamas' delegation was headed by Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of
Social Services and Urban Development, Michael Foulkes; Assistant
Director of Disability Affairs Gillian Bethel; Chairman of the National
Commission for Persons with Disabilities Lester Ferguson...
The Ministry of Health: Resumption of services at The Flamingo Gardens Clinic
- Jun 17, 2019 - 6:56:41 AM
The Ministry of Health wishes to advise members of the public,
clients and residents of the Flamingo Gardens Health District, that
effective Monday June
17th, 2019 all services provided by the Flamingo Gardens Clinic will be resumed.
public and residents of the Flamingo Gardens Clinic District, are
further advised that the hours of operation are 9am to 9pm...