Ministers Symonette and Bethel in 'Ministers on a Mission' Segment of AIBT's Nassau Conference
- Oct 16, 2018 - 12:16:02 PM
Minister of Financial Services, Trade and Industry and Immigration, the
Hon. Brent Symonette (left) and Attorney General, Senator the Hon. Carl
Bethel, QC, respond to questions posed by members of the Association of
International Bank & Trust Companies in The Bahamas (AIBT) gathered
at Baha Mar Convention Centre for the Nassau Conference & Financial
Services Boot Camp. Moderator was BFSB Chairman Antoinette Russell.
The event was held on Friday under the theme: 'Disruption: Charting a
New Course,' with the segment pictured focusing on 'Ministers on a
Mission: Policy Positions for the Way Forward.'
Minister of Tourism Samples 'The New Duff' Downtown
- Oct 16, 2018 - 11:33:07 AM
Minister of Tourism & Aviation, the Hon. Dionisio D'Aguilar stopped
by Pompey Square, downtown, to sample 'The New Duff' at its pop-up stand
on Monday -- he's pictured getting a sample from proprietor Kendrick
(BIS Photos/Kemuel Stubbs)...
BAMSI students dive against debris
- Oct 15, 2018 - 10:20:24 PM
FOR MANY people marine debris is out of sight, out of mind. Thankfully
however, divers have the unique ability to bring to the surface what is
going on beneath the waves…and this is exactly what the student dive
team of the Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Institute (BAMSI) has been
engaging in over the past few weeks. The project is part of a global
initiative called ‘Dive Against Debris’ which was first launched in 2011
by Project AWARE.
The dive team, accompanied by Dr. Vallierre
Deleveaux, head of BAMSI’s marine science division and a PADI open water
scuba instructor, removed debris from Captain Bill’s Blue Hole located
in Blue Holes National Park in Central Andros...
'Be A Hero' Campaign Launched to Make The Bahamas Cleaner and Safer
- Oct 15, 2018 - 9:07:57 PM
The Ministry of the Environment and Housing, in conjunction with
stakeholders, has launched an initiative designed to foster a greater
sense of pride in cleaner, safer environments.
“Be a Hero, Make
Your Bahamas a Clean, Safe Bahamas” campaign was launched Monday,
October 15, 2018 during a news conference at Atlantis, Paradise Island.
second of a two-pronged approach, the “historic” initiative seeks to
spur new thinking: primary and junior high school students are being
challenged to influence adults to make a positive change in their
Press Statement on the - Be A Hero, Make Your Bahamas a Clean Safe Bahamas
- Oct 15, 2018 - 3:51:39 PM
PRESS STATEMENT TO LAUNCH THE “BE A HERO, MAKE YOUR BAHAMAS A CLEAN SAFE BAHAMAS” CAMPAIGN
HON. ROMAULD FERREIRA, M.P., MINISTER OF THE ENVIRONMENT & HOUSING
CONVENTION CENTRE ATLANTIS, PARADISE ISLAND 15TH OCTOBER, 2018
HAS SHOWN TH AT HIGHER CRIME RATE S AND MORE AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR IS
EXHIBITED BY CITIZENS WHO LIVE IN COMMUNITIES IMPACTED BY ILLEGAL
DUMPING AND STREWN LITTER...
23rd Annual International Cultural, Wine & Food Festival (ICWFF) - Fun For All
- Oct 15, 2018 - 1:21:53 PM
The 23rd Annual International Cultural, Wine & Food Festival
(ICWFF) was held at the Botanical Gardens over the weekend and was
well-attended. At official ceremonies, Minister of Education, the Hon.
Jeff Lloyd addressed the audience and recognized persons who have
innovated and made the festival the success it is today. Two of those
persons are the Rt. Hon. Janet Bostwick, CB, and the late James
Catalyn. Minister Lloyd is pictured conducting ceremonies with the
assistance of festival organizer and CEO of the Tourism Development
Corporation Janet Johnson. Members of the diplomatic community and
representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs are pictured with
Minister Lloyd on the dais...
PM Minnis holds Town Meeting in the Berry Islands
- Oct 14, 2018 - 7:09:01 PM
Prime Minister, Dr. the Most Hon. Hubert Minnis continued his tour of
the Family Islands to discuss with residents economic and sustained
developments for their particular communities.
October 13, 2018 the Prime Minister led a small team to the Berry
Islands, where he addressed a Town Meeting at the R.N. Gomez All Age
School, Bullock’s Harbour...
Judo President Welcomed to The Bahamas
- Oct 14, 2018 - 5:56:08 PM
In preparation for the World Junior Judo Championships that begins
October 17, 2018, Minister of the Environment and Housing the Hon.
Romauld Ferreira and Director of Sports at the Ministry of Youth, Sports
and Culture Timothy Munnings joined Bahamas Judo Federation President
D'Arcy Rahming at the Lynden Pindling International Airport to welcome
and recieve President of the International Judo Federation (IJF) Marius
Vizer, on October 13, 2018...
Ministry of Works Holds Educational Lectures During Lunch Breaks
- Oct 14, 2018 - 4:41:21 PM
Lunch breaks are typically used for grabbing a bite, collecting kids
from school or socializing with colleagues but for the past several
months the staff at the Ministry of Public Works (MOPW) have swapped
traditional lunch activities to hone in on lectures on a broad array of
stimulating subject areas.
Since March, each Thursday, the
Ministry has created a forum where outstanding speakers present their
views during a Distinguished Lecture Series...
Launch of Second Annual GB Technology Summit
- Oct 12, 2018 - 9:23:01 PM
Minister of State for Grand Bahama, Senator Kwasi Thompson, one of the
pioneers of the Grand Bahama Technology Summit, said during the second
such summit, focus will be on showcasing education programs and
highlighting the efforts and achievements of government and the Grand
Bahama Technology Hub Steering Committee over the last year.
particular, we will highlight the Ministry of Education’s ICT plans for
our schools, which recently signed a deal for technology upgrade and
provision of tablets for teachers and students across the nation,” said
Advanced Training for PHA Medical Coders
- Oct 12, 2018 - 6:54:04 PM
Some twenty employees of the Public Hospitals Authority have commenced
advanced training in medical coding and billing through an on-going
partnership between the PHA and Healthcare Associates Training &
Temp Centre. The 2nd phase of the program, which began in September,
will run for 12 months and result in successful participants being
certified through the American Academy of Professional Coders.
of medical records is critical for generating information for
hospitals, and more importantly, national statistics for local and
High School Students encouraged to take care of their eyes
- Oct 12, 2018 - 5:43:27 PM
Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Duane Sands said the blue light found
in the LED screens of computers, tablets, smartphones and other digital
devices can be damaging to the eyes.
“Prolonged use of these
devices can cause you to develop near-sightedness and computer vision
syndrome which includes dry eyes, tired eyes, inconsistent vision,
headaches and fatigue, Dr. Sands explained to high school students
attending the Bahamas Alliance for the Blind and Visually Impaired 10th
Annual Sight Awareness Month at the Mall at Marathon, Friday, October
The Pointe, Key to Nassau’s Redevelopment says PM Minnis
- Oct 12, 2018 - 2:15:50 PM
At a Topping Off Celebration of The Pointe Residences and the Grand
Opening of The Pointe Entertainment Center, Dr. the Most Hon. Hubert
Minnis, Prime Minister, said his government sees total completion of The
Pointe as a vital step in Nassau’s redevelopment. The Prime Minister
delivered remarks at ceremonies on Thursday evening, October 11, 2018.
activities mark the significant progress you have made on the path to
the realization of the completion of this important and impactful
investment project,” the Prime Minister told the developers.
Seminar for Girls in Recognition of UN 'International Day of the Girl Child'
- Oct 12, 2018 - 1:55:36 PM
Minister of Social Services & Urban Development the Hon. Frankie
Campbell addressed a one-day seminar for girls at Adventure Learning
Centre, October 11, 2018 in recognition of United Nations International
Day of the Girl Child, celebrated annually since 2012. This day, said
Minister Campbell, aims to highlight and address the needs and
challenges girls face, while promoting girls' empowerment and the
fulfillment of their human rights. This year the theme -- "With Her: A
Skilled Girl Force" -- embodies the environment that we, the nation
state, society, the community and individual families, must create to
ensure that our girls throughout the country are prepared to enter a
world of work that is constantly being transformed through innovation
and competency, he said...
DPM Turnquest in Discussion with IMF and World Bank Delegates at Annual Meeting
- Oct 12, 2018 - 12:03:50 PM
At 2018 Annual Meetings of the International Monetary
Fund and the World Bank Group in Bali, Indonesia, October 8-15, Deputy
Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. Peter Turnquest (left
in group) shares a conversation with Christine Hogan, Executive Director
for Canada, Ireland, and the Caribbean Constituency at the World Bank;
the Hon. Keith Mitchell, Prime Minister of Grenada (third left); World
Bank Executive; and the Hon. Nigel Clarke, Minister of Finance, Jamaica
(right). In the background is The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank
Governor, Timothy Antoine; the Hon. Ryan Straughn, Minister of Finance,
Barbados; and the Hon. Allen Chastanet, Prime Minister of St Lucia...
DPM Turnquest attends 2018 Annual Meetings of IMF and World Bank
- Oct 12, 2018 - 11:56:37 AM
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. Peter Turnquest
is currently attending the 2018 Annual Meetings of the International
Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group in Bali, Indonesia, during this
week. He is pictured, second right, at a Caribbean Caucus Round Table
Discussion. The Caribbean Round Table talks included Nancy Horsman, IMF
Executive Director, and Christine Hogan, World Bank Executive Director,
for Canada, Ireland and the Caribbean. Discussions centered around
Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture Awards Elma Garraway for Lifetime Achievement
- Oct 11, 2018 - 7:14:40 PM
The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture honoured Mrs. Elma Garraway
with a Lifetime Achievement Award, on October 10, 2018, during the
National Youth Awards 5th Annual Nominee Medal Pinning Ceremony, at
Government House Ballroom. During the ceremonies, Governor General, Her
Excellency the Most Honourable Dame Marguerite Pindling also pinned
more than 130 youth nominees from various islands, and stakeholder
representatives. Minister of Social Services and Urban Development the
Hon. Frankie Campbell addressed the audience on behalf of Minister of
Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Lanisha Rolle...
PM Minnis said decision next week on Lighthouse Point proposed development
- Oct 11, 2018 - 2:50:40 PM
Prime Minister, Dr. the Most Hon. Hubert A. Minnis told residents of
South Eleuthera that his government will make a decision, by next week,
on the proposed development of the Lighthouse Point beach property.
a Town Meeting held Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at Green Castle Primary
School grounds, the Prime Minister addressed the concerned residents,
the majority of whom overwhelmingly support the proposal, which they
view as restoring economic growth to South Eleuthera...
Caribbean Ministers of Fisheries Look at Climate Change Effects
- Oct 11, 2018 - 1:06:04 PM
Fisheries ministers from Member States of the Caribbean Regional
Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) are expected to deliberate upon a new
Protocol on Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management in
Fisheries and Aquaculture when they meet at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, 11
October 2018, at the Hilton Hotel in Bridgetown, Barbados. The Bahamas
is represented by Minister of Agriculture & Marine Resources Hon.
PM speaks with Eleuthera residents about Lighthouse Point proposed development
- Oct 10, 2018 - 9:45:56 PM
Junkanoo fanfare greeted Dr. the Most Hon. Hubert Minnis, Prime
Minister, who arrived to facilitate a Town Meeting to discuss with
residents the state of the economy in southern and central Eleuthera.
excited crowd, sporting bright coloured T-shirts with the words
emblazoned on the front, “We Love Disney” and ”Disney Loves Eleuthera,”
embraced the Prime Minister as he landed at Rock Sound Airport
approximately 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 10, 2018...