Gender and Family Affairs increases staffing
- Aug 12, 2019 - 5:00:40 PM
Officials at the Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development have
tripled the staff complement at the Department of Gender and Family
Affairs within the past year from three to ten staff members in order to
meet the Department’s expanding role.
The new additions include:
Retired Superintendent of Police, Royal Bahamas Police Force, Mrs.
Elaine Sands, a Gender-based Violence Expert; Ms. Vechenda Roberts,
Public Education Officer; Miss Alicia Rolle, Gender Programme Officer,
whose concentration is in international conventions...
Albany, NY Students call on the Governor General
- Aug 12, 2019 - 4:20:11 PM
Albany, New York, high school students paid a courtesy call upon
Governor General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith at
Government House, August 8, 2019.
(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...
Students Attending Canadian Schools call on the Governor General
- Aug 12, 2019 - 4:00:17 PM
Students attending various high schools and colleges in Canada paid a
courtesy call on Governor General, His Excellency the Most Hon.
Cornelius A. Smith at Government House, August 8, 2019. The students
were accompanied by Dr. Marie McDonald (seated third left).
BPL CEO and CHAIR on state of generation in New Providence
- Aug 12, 2019 - 2:45:28 PM
Good Afternoon Ladies and Gentlemen of the Press
we wish to recognize that there exists a perception that our
performance as it relates to communication has been not been what it
should be. That is one aspect of the current situation that we must take
100 percent responsibility for...
Sports Talk Show Host call on the Governor General of The Bahamas
- Aug 9, 2019 - 4:40:09 PM
Governor General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith
(right) received a courtesy call from Carlos Mackey, CEO and Host of The
Best of Sports World Television Show in the Drawing Room at Government
House, Friday, August 9, 2019.
(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)
Preliminary Results Labour Force Survey - May 2019
- Aug 9, 2019 - 4:20:39 PM
Employment rose by 4,330 in May when compared to November 2018 and
reached about 215,000 persons. On a year-over-year basis, employment
grew by 6,635 or 3.2%. Meanwhile, the national unemployment rate dropped
to 9.5%, down from 10.7% in November.
of the three most populated islands that were surveyed experienced
decreases in their unemployment rates...
Gender and Family Affairs Hosts Key Workshop for Female Law Enforcement Officials
- Aug 9, 2019 - 3:00:05 PM
Female law enforcement officials from all ranks and across the
government sector, were hosted to a one-day ‘Women, Peace and Security’
Workshop by staff of the Department of Gender and Family Affairs (DGFA),
Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development.
was also attended by Ms. Maria Kelley, Executive Secretary, Secretariat,
the National Commission for Persons with Disability. The Commission
serves as an advocate for the community of persons with disabilities...
Two Students Make History by Receiving the All Bahamas Merit Scholar Award
- Aug 9, 2019 - 2:59:13 PM
For the first time in 25 years, two outstanding Bahamians have been recognized as All Bahamas Merit scholars.
2019 winners, Mahlia Neely, a graduate of Queen’s College High School
and Dehron Smith, a graduate of Nassau Christian Academy, have received
full scholarships valued at $140,000 to attend colleges abroad...
Prime Minister Minnis hands over land deeds to Inagua residents
- Aug 9, 2019 - 9:00:46 AM
Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis officially handed over
land deeds to the first group of residents of Great Inagua during a Town
Hall Meeting on Wednesday 7 August.
The hand over to the eight
residents is a demonstration of the progress being made in the Minnis
Administration’s Land Reform initiative, which is focused on ensuring
that thousands more Bahamians have greater access to Crown Land...
Minister Dames: Re-Commissioning of Rolleville Police Station Speaks to Government's Family Island Commitment
- Aug 8, 2019 - 10:08:21 PM
Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames said, on August 7,
2019, that when his government came into office more than two years ago,
it made the important commitment to ensuring safety and providing the
tools for law enforcement to best carry out their service to the nation.
you see here today is a testament of our government's commitment to the
people of The Bahamas," Minister Dames said, during the Official
Ceremony for the Re-Commissioning of the Rolleville Police Station, in
Harbour Patrol Unit Assists In Recovering Stolen Vessel
- Aug 7, 2019 - 9:56:15 PM
A stolen vessel was recovered after being found by members of the
Royal Bahamas Defence Force Harbour Patrol Unit (HPU) over the weekend.
made by Royal Bahamas Police Force (Cable Beach Police Station)
indicated that a white 17-foot Boston Whaler named First Knight was
stolen from Sandals dock sometime between Saturday evening and Sunday
A search was subsequently conducted by
HPU patrol craft RB-01 coxswained by Leading Seaman Anthony Hall and
assisted by Marine Seaman Samuel Lewis...
Eugene Stuart Travels to Finland to Start Professional Volleyball Career
- Aug 7, 2019 - 8:05:12 PM
Director of Sports, Timothy Munnings joined 6'7" Eugene Stuart at the
Lynden Pindling International Airport on 7th August, 2019 as he prepared
to leave for Finland to begin his rookie year as a professional
volleyball player for the 'Karelian Hurmos Volleyball Team'. Eugene's
position on the court is Middle Blocker. The Ministry of Youth, Sports
& Culture is proud of the progression Eugene has made from junior
national team player to college standout -- having won numerous awards
-- and now as a young professional...
NEMA Saddened by Loss of Committee Member Colin Trotman
- Aug 7, 2019 - 7:53:30 PM
The National Disaster Preparedness Committee and the National Emergency
Management Agency, NEMA, are saddened over the death of Colin Trotman,
Jr., Assistant General Manager, TV Production of the Broadcasting
Corporation of The Bahamas, (ZNS).
Mr. Trotman, 57, died on the early morning of Wednesday, August 7, 2019.
expressing condolences to family and colleagues, Director of NEMA
Captain Stephen Russell said that Mr. Trotman represented ZNS well on
the disaster committee of which he played an integral role...
Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas on passing of Mr. Colin Trotman, Jr.
- Aug 7, 2019 - 3:59:06 PM
Today is a very sad day for our family here at The Broadcasting
Corporation of The Bahamas (aka ZNS) as we learned early this morning of
the passing of our colleague and friend, Mr. Colin Trotman, Jr.
joined the Corporation on August 15th, 1978 and held various titles
within the Corporation. He worked on various national committees for
the Broadcasting Corporation including the National Emergency Management
Agency (NEMA) and The Independence Committee.
Minister Elsworth Johnson Holds Meeting with Immigration Department Heads
- Aug 7, 2019 - 2:15:49 PM
The Hon. Elsworth Johnson, Minister of Financial Services, Trade &
Industry and Immigration, held a meeting with Heads of Department of the
Bahamas Department of Immigration on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at
Hawkins Hill. Minister Johnson assumed responsibility for this
ministerial portfolio in July of this year.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Mass Shootings in the USA – Ohio and Texas
- Aug 5, 2019 - 5:46:15 PM
The Government and people of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas are deeply
saddened to learn of two mass shootings that occurred in the States of
Texas and Ohio, over the weekend.
We convey to the Government and
people of the United States of America our profound condolences on the
tragic loss of life and the assurance of our continued prayers for the
recovery of those injured...
Cabinet Office: Emancipation Day
- Aug 2, 2019 - 8:00:37 PM
he Cabinet Office wishes to advise the general public that Monday, August 5, 2019 will be observed as Emancipation Day.
Stores wishing to do so may open for business on this holiday during normal business hours.
are to note, however, that employees who are normally not required to
work on holidays, must be paid wages in accordance with section 10 (a)
of the Employment Act...
Campbell Concludes GB Visit with stop at Inter-generational Home for Seniors and Children
- Aug 2, 2019 - 5:30:33 PM
Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie A.
Campbell wrapped up a two-day field trip to Grand Bahama, Thursday
(August 1), with a tour of the Grand Bahama Home and Daycare for the
Aged and Children’s Centre, Preschool and Nursery.
is using the break in the proceedings of the House of Assembly to
continue planned field trips to the various social services and urban
development locations throughout The Bahamas...
RBPF Summer Campers of GB Told, Be the Best!
- Aug 2, 2019 - 5:30:07 PM
Minister of State for Grand Bahama, Senator Kwasi Thompson encouraged
young campers to harness their gifts and talents to be, not just the
best in The Bahamas but the best in the world. He was one of the
speakers at today’s closing out of Royal Bahamas Police Force Summer
Camp at Calvary Temple.
The ceremony ended six weeks of fun,
activities, learning and games for hundreds of children throughout Grand
Bahama, in three districts – West, Central and East..