Minister of Financial Services Meets with the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce
- May 23, 2017 - 10:25:43 AM
Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration the
Hon. Brent Symonette (centre) met with officials of the Bahamas Chamber
of Commerce, May 22, 2017 at the Offices of the Ministry.
Official photograph taken by Patrick Hanna of Bahamas Information Services…
Six Females Among Government Senate Appointments Including Positions of President and Vice-President
- May 23, 2017 - 1:23:47 AM
Six females have been named to fill Government Senate Appointments in
the Upper Chamber including Mrs. Katherine (Kay) Forbes-Smith and Dr.
Mildred Hall, who will serve as President and Vice-President of the
Upper Chamber respectively.
Prime Minister, the Hon. Dr. Hubert
Alexander Minnis said the Government Senate Appointments “reflect the
diversity of our Commonwealth.”
Monday’s appointment to the
Senate will serve as Mrs. Forbes-Smith’s third stint in the Upper
Chamber beginning in 2001 with her first appointment. Prime Minister
Minnis said that first appointment in 2001 “was part of the historic
advancement of gender equity in the make-up of the Senate...”
Prime Minister Minnis Extols Virtues of New ‘People’s Government’
- May 23, 2017 - 12:58:43 AM
The new “People’s Government” will reflect the diversity of the Bahamian
people and the talents found throughout the Commonwealth of The Bahamas
and will include a spirit of community service, volunteerism and
community awareness which are major themes of the new government.
new “People’s Government” will also search out the commonwealth of
talent that the People’s Government will call to service, including the
rich pool of talent of the Bahamian Diaspora around the world and
includes a promise to the Bahamian people “to provide a government them
with a government of integrity...”
Parker-Edgecombe to Head Information and Communications Arm; Oversee Transformation of ZNS/Modernization of BIS
- May 23, 2017 - 12:05:21 AM
Former veteran broadcaster Mrs. Pakeisha Parker-Edgecombe will serve as
Parliamentary Secretary for Information and Communication in the Office
of the Prime Minister, Prime Minister, the Hon. Dr. Hubert Alexander
Minnis said Monday.
Prime Minister Minnis said Mrs.
Parker-Edgecombe will help to oversee the transformation of ZNS “from a
State propaganda machine under the last government, into a properly
functioning public broadcasting corporation” among other duties...
Desmond Bannister Sworn In as Minister of Works
- May 23, 2017 - 12:00:16 AM
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- The Hon. Desmond Bannister was
sworn in as Minister of Works by Governor General Her Excellency Dame
Marguerite Pindling at Government House on Monday, May 22, 2017.
Official photos by Letisha Henderson of Bahamas Information Services...
Grand Bahama Parliamentarians Admonished “Not to Forget God”
- May 22, 2017 - 10:45:52 PM
Holding true to the traditions and beliefs of the Bahamian people of
acknowledging God, the newly-elected Government of The Bahamas held a
day of thanksgiving at various churches throughout The Bahamas on
Sunday, May 21, 2017.
In Grand Bahama Deputy Prime Minister and
Minister of Finance, the Hon. Peter Turnquest; Minister of State for
Grand Bahama, Senator Kwasi Thompson; Minister for Youth, Sports, and
Culture the Hon. Michael Pintard and Member of Parliament for West End
and Parliamentary Secretary, Pakeisha Parker-Edgecombe, joined Free
National Movement supporters, well-wishers and church members at the
Church of the Ascension for a day of Thanksgiving and prayer...
Passport Officers Meet Foreign Affairs Minister Darren Henfield
- May 22, 2017 - 12:09:10 PM
Chief Passport Officer, Superintendent Clarence Russell (centre right)
is shown with staff of the Bahamas Passport Office on Friday 19th May,
2017, greeting Minister of Foreign Affairs the Hon. Darren Henfield
(centre) and Ministry of Foreign Affairs Permanent Secretary Sheila
Carey (fourth right). Minister Henfield met and listened to staff as
he toured the facility. Among the challenges facing the Passport Office
is timely collection of new electronic passports already processed.
Mr. Russell noted that a physical list of passports awaiting collection
is published and posted outside the Passport Office for easy public
Philip Brave Davis Remarks at Swearing-in as Leader of The Opposition
- May 21, 2017 - 9:56:59 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - Remarks of Philip Brave Davis MP at swearing-In As Leader Of The Opposition Government House May 19th, 2017:
As in all things I give thanks, firstly, to Almighty God for all His
many blessings. I declare that I repose my faith and confidence in Him
as I assume the high office that has been bestowed upon me today.
Next, I thank Your Excellency for your graciousness in appointing me the
Leader of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition. I am most grateful. And may I
also thank you most sincerely for extending the hospitality of
Government House for this swearing-in ceremony and the reception that is
Financial Service Organizations call on Minister Brent Symonette
- May 20, 2017 - 11:35:10 PM
Financial service organization officials paid a courtesy call on
newly-appointed Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and
Immigration, the Hon. Brent Symonette on May 19, 2017. Pictured L-R:
Angelique Sawyer, Financial & Trade Officer; Sherrylee Smith,
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Financial Services; Hon. Brent
Symonette, Minister; Antoinette Russell, Chairman, Bahamas Financial
Services Board (BFSB); Tanya McCartney, CEO & Executive Officer,
BFSB; Michael Paton, Partner, LennoxPaton; and Bruno Roberts,
Co-Chairman of the Association of International Banks & Trusts
Official photograph taken by Patrick Hanna
of Bahamas Information Services...
Chinese Embassy Official calls on Minister of National Security Marvin Dames
- May 20, 2017 - 10:57:02 PM
Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames (left) greets
Charge d'Affaires ad interim of the Chinese Embassy in The Bahamas, Mr.
Wang Qingjun, during a courtesy call at the Ministry of National
Security, on May 19, 2017.
Official photograph taken by
of Bahamas Information Services...
Prime Minister Hubert Minnis Visits the National Insurance Board
- May 19, 2017 - 5:38:36 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Prime Minister the Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis visited the National Insurance Board Friday
morning, May 19, where, accompanied by the Minister of State for Public
Service and National Insurance in the Office of the Prime Minister, the
Hon. Brensil Rolle, Office of the Prime Minister Permanent Secretary
Jack Thompson, and National Insurance Board Director Patricia Hermanns,
he greeted and met with NIB management and staff...
Hon. Philip Davis Sworn In as Leader of the Opposition
- May 19, 2017 - 5:10:22 PM
Former Deputy Prime Minister in the Progressive Liberal Party
Government, the Hon. Philip “Brave” Davis is now officially the Leader
of Her Majesty’s Opposition party. Mr. Davis was presented his Letters
of Appointment during a swearing-in ceremony held at Government House on
Friday, May 19, 2017.
After expressing gratitude to his family,
friends and the country, Mr. Davis paid homage to the former Prime
Minister, the Right Hon. Perry G. Christie for his service and
contributions to the country...
U.S. Embassy Charge d'Affaires calls on Prime Minister Minnis
- May 19, 2017 - 3:54:58 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- United States Embassy Charge
d'Affaires Lisa Johnson paid a Courtesy Call on Prime Minister the Hon.
Dr. Hubert Minnis on Friday, May 19, 2017 at the Office of the Prime Minister.
Official photo by Bahamas Information Services...
US Charge d'Affaires calls on Bahamas Minister of National Security
- May 19, 2017 - 12:04:14 PM
United States Charge d'Affaires Lisa Johnson paid a Courtesy Call on
Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames, May 19, 2017 at the
offices of the Ministry of National Security. Ms. Johnson was
accompanied by staff of the U.S. Embassy, Nassau, while Mr. Dames was
accompanied by Carl F. Smith, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of National
Security; Karen Rigby, Under Secretary, Ministry of National Security;
and staff of the Ministry of National Security. A meeting followed the
Official photographs taken by Patrick Hanna of Bahamas Information Services…
Special Olympics Bahamas Paid Courtesy Call at Government House
- May 18, 2017 - 11:48:36 AM
Members of Special Olympics Bahamas paid a courtesy call upon Deputy to
the Governor General Mr. Oswald Ingraham, and Mrs Ingraham, at
Government House recently.
Official photograph taken by Letisha Henderson of Bahamas Information Services…
Grand Bahama Minister Assures Island is Top Priority
- May 17, 2017 - 8:10:43 PM
The Hon. Kwasi Thompson in a press conference
Wednesday assured residents of
Grand Bahama that the island is a top priority with the newly elected governing
Free National Movement with there being a State Minister, a Deputy Prime
Minister and the Prime Minister representing the island at the highest
level. The press conference took place
at the Office of the Prime Minister in Grand Bahama.
Mr. Thompson was sworn
in on Monday, May 15, 2017 as Minister of State for Grand Bahama in the Office
of the Prime Minister...
Minister Henfield briefs Foreign Affairs Senior Staff
- May 17, 2017 - 5:38:00 PM
Minister Henfield briefs Foreign Affairs Senior Staff - The Honourable
Darren Henfield, Minister of Foreign Affairs met with senior staff at
the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Wednesday, 17th May at Ministry
Headquarters in the Goodman's Bay Corporate Centre. The Minister
discussed the ongoing work of all Ministry sections and briefed the
senior staff members on the Ministry's priorities going forward.
Minister Henfield is shown at centre right, with Permanent Secretary
Sheila Carey (centre left) and other Ministry of Foreign Affairs senior
staff in New Providence.
Bahamas receives high marks from CARICOM for 2017 General Election
- May 17, 2017 - 4:43:26 PM
A preliminary report from the Caribbean Community’s (CARICOM) Election
Observer Mission has given The Bahamas high marks for the conduct of the
2017 General Election.
The elections were conducted May 10,
2017 during which the Free National Movement won 35 of the 39 seats
contested to form a new government. An Advanced Poll was held May 3,
Parliamentary Registration Department officials say 88 per
cent of the 181,000 registered voters in The Bahamas cast ballots
during the General Election.
Parliamentary Commissioner (Actg.)
Charles Albury said Wednesday that officials at the Department had
received a preliminary report from the CARICOM...
Grand Bahama's New Minister Set to 'Get to Work'
- May 17, 2017 - 3:40:28 PM
For the first time on island since his appointment on Monday, May 15,
Minister of State for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Kwasi Thompson arrived on
island Tuesday evening "ready to get to work."
Permanent Secretary of the Ministry for Grand Bahama Melvin Seymour,
Senior Under Secretary Harcourt Brown, Assist to the Permanent Secretary
Conrad Jones and Protocol Officer Dashy Williams, Minister Thompson
spoke briefly with the media before going directly to the Ministry.
Thompson said, "Firstly, I want to say how grateful I am to God for
what really is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. I've lived in Grand
Bahama all my life, and Grand Bahama really has been a very special
place for me. To be appointed the Minister of State responsible for
Grand Bahama really is an awesome, awesome privilege, I see it really as
service to the country...