Lombard Odier Executives pay courtesy call on Minister Symonette
- Sep 20, 2017 - 9:11:06 AM
Lombard Odier & Cie (Bahamas) Ltd. executives paid a courtesy call
on Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration
the Hon. Brent Symonette, recently, at the Ministry. Pictured from
left: Angelique Sawyer, Ministry of Financial Services; Latonia
Symonette Tinker, Consultant, Ministry of Financial Services; Sherrylee
Smith, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Financial Services; Minister
Brent Symonette; Raquel Wilson, Legal Officer and Vice-President,
Lombard Odier; and David Garrido, Group General Counsel, Executive
Southern Bahamas urged to begin Preparations for Maria
- Sep 19, 2017 - 11:24:09 PM
Residents of the Southern Bahamas were
urged Tuesday (September 18) to begin their hurricane preparations as
there is a chance that they could experience some effects of Hurricane
Maria within the next 60 hours.
Hurricane Maria was a dangerous Category 5 storm as of Tuesday afternoon with maximum sustained winds of 160 miles per hour.
ferocious storm caused extensive devastation in Dominica. Initial
reports coming out of Dominica are of “widespread devastation.”
Landslides, triggered by persistent rain, also caused extensive damage
Bahamasair Change in Schedule - Mayaguana and Providenciales
- Sep 19, 2017 - 10:19:07 PM
Bahamasair wishes to advise the traveling public that due to the
movement of Hurricane Maria, our scheduled flights to Mayaguana and
Providenciales, in the Turk & Caicos Islands have been rescheduled.
to the closure of the Providenciales International Airport on Wednesday
at 8PM, our regularly scheduled Thursday flight will now depart Nassau
on Wednesday 19th September at 1:30pm...
Samoan Agriculture Minister pays courtesy call on Bahamian Agriculture Minister
- Sep 19, 2017 - 12:58:08 PM
Samoan Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries the Hon. Lopaoo Natanielu
Mua paid a courtesy call on the Bahamian Minister of Agriculture and
Fisheries the Hon. Renward Wells at his office, Monday, September 18,
just before a meeting in the country where ministers and senior
government officials from Sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean and the
Pacific Islands will seek to reinforce shared commitments to improve
governance and boost development of fisheries and aquaculture
resources. Pictured from left: Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry,
Carlton Bowleg; Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Phedra Rahming...
Foreign Affairs Minister Addressed UN High Level Meeting on impact of Hurricane Irma
- Sep 18, 2017 - 11:39:54 PM
The Hon. Darren Henfield,
Minister of Foreign Affairs, addressed a high level meeting convened by
the UN Secretary General and the President of the General Assembly on
the impact of Hurricane Irma on the Caribbean region.
remarks the Minister, on behalf of The Bahamas, joined in the
expressions of condolences for the loss of life and the damage resulting
from Hurricane Irma and took the opportunity to thank the UN and the
international community for hosting the meeting.
advised that The Bahamas is still attempting actively to recover and
rebuild following the passage of hurricanes Joaquin in 2015 and Matthew
Miss Grand Bahama calls on Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture
- Sep 18, 2017 - 7:44:51 PM
Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Michael Pintard takes
photo with Miss Grand Bahama Miss Tiasha Lewis, during a courtesy call
at his Ministry, on September 18, 2017. At 17 years old, Miss Lewis is
the youngest contestant in the upcoming Miss Bahamas Universe Pageant.
She is also the former Head Girl of St. George's High School, graduating
Salutatorian with a 3.87 G.P.A.
BIS Photo/Eric Rose...
Bahamas Fresh Water Resource addressed at 12th UNESCO International Hydrological Meeting
- Sep 18, 2017 - 4:48:05 PM
Fresh water is a “limited” and “critically” important resource to The
Bahamas, however, its sustainability is threated by climate conditions
and changes, combined with the added pressure of an increasing
population said the Education Minister, the Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd.
Lloyd presented the keynote address at the official opening of the 12th
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
(UNESCO) International Hydrological Programme (IHP) and Meeting of
National Committees and Focal Points, September 18, 2017 at the British
CARICOM Assessment Team views Ragged Island after Hurricane Irma
- Sep 18, 2017 - 4:19:43 PM
Minister of Foreign Affairs the Hon. Darren Henfield led a delegation to
Duncan Town, Ragged Island, on September 16, 2017, so that regional
partners could see firsthand the damage raged on the island by
Category-5 Hurricane Irma.
Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Chairman
and Grenada Prime Minister Dr. the Rt. Hon. Keith Mitchell and CARICOM
Secretary-General, His Excellency, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque joined
other senior CARICOM officials as they rode on trucks and spoke to
residents, Royal Bahamas Defence Force officers and disaster responders
stationed on the island...
Bahamas Maritime Authority and Chinese Embassy Representatives meet in courtesy call on Transport Minister
- Sep 18, 2017 - 4:03:17 PM
Representatives of the Bahamas Maritime Authority and of the Embassy of
the People's Republic of China met during a recent courtesy call on the
Minister of Transport and Local Government, the Hon. Frankie Campbell,
third right, at the Ministry. Pictured, from left: Retired Commodore
Davy Rolle, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Bahamas
Maritime Authority; Ying Qu, First Secretary, Economic and Commercial
Counselor's Office of the Embassy of the People's Republic of China to
the Commonwealth of The Bahamas; Lorraine Armbrister, Permanent
Secretary, Ministry of Transport and Local Government; His Excellency
Huang Qinguo, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the
People's Republic of China to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas; Minister
Campbell; Denise Lewis-Johnson, Chairman, Bahamas Maritime Authority;
GB Minister Congratulates WNBA Player Jonquel Jones on “Exceptional” Season
- Sep 18, 2017 - 1:12:54 PM
Congratulating Grand Bahamian Pro Basketball Player Jonquel Jones on
completing a record-breaking and “most impressive basketball season with
the WNBA,” Minister of State for Grand Bahama, Senator Kwasi Thompson
in a statement issued on Saturday remarked that a combination of
perseverance, good character and a supportive community is sure to set
persons on the path to victory, and that the Bahamas Government is
determined to foster such support.
Jonquel Jones became a
professional basketball player with the Connecticut Sun in the WNBA,
after she was drafted with the sixth overall pick in the 2016 WNBA
Draft. Jones, who is a 6’6” power forward/centre, is a native of Holmes
Rock, Grand Bahama, who played college basketball for Clemson and
Bahamas Cabinet Office Statement on 'Cash Grant Scam'
- Sep 18, 2017 - 9:58:19 AM
The Cabinet Office is aware of information circulating, purported to
come from the Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis concerning a “Cash Grant
Program”, established to: “improve the standard of living for those
persons paying bills, buying a home, starting their own business, going
to school, even helping to raise children.”
The Cabinet Office
wishes to advise the general public that the Prime Minister is not aware
of any such program nor has he recommended any person or group to
receive benefits from such a program. This information is without
foundation and patently false...
Minister of Labour expresses condolences on the passing of Trade Unionist Idena Burrows
- Sep 18, 2017 - 12:18:30 AM
Minister of Labour, Senator the Hon. Dion Foulkes expresses condolences on the passing of Trade Unionist Idena Burrows:
It is with profound sadness that I learned of the passing of Mrs. Idena
Burrows, Past President of The Bahamas Communications and Public
Officers Union (BCPOU). Mrs. Burrows served as both President and
Vice-President of the BCPOU. She played a critical role in the fight
for women’s rights in the Trade Union movement in The Bahamas and in the
She was a champion for the Trade Union movement
for which the National Congress of Trade Unions (NCTU) honoured her
during the 2015 Labour Day celebrations. Mrs. Burrows made a
significant contribution to the BCPOU and to the Trade Union movement in
Declaration of Exigency Order issued to import hurricane relief items duty free
- Sep 17, 2017 - 3:03:41 PM
The Minister of Finance, pursuant to the Tariff Act has declared an
Exigency Order for the tax exemption on goods imported for rebuilding
purposes following the destruction caused by Hurricane Irma.
Exigency qualifies for the purposes of the urgent need for goods
specified, which the Minister of Finance is satisfied are intended for
the relief of residents in the affected islands and whose
claims/application in respect of such goods are certified by the
Director of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA)...
Interesting Global trends in Wealth Management Industry impacting The Bahamas
- Sep 16, 2017 - 10:31:35 PM
The DPM was Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. Peter
Turnquest said globally, there are some interesting trends in the
wealth management industry, which likely are impacting registrants,
licensees and stakeholders in the investment funds, securities and
capital markets in The Bahamas.
The amount of wealth held by
individuals and families is on the rise, although the private banking
sector and other wealth managers have struggled to maintain profit
margins and in some cases, to stay in business, DPM Turnquest said at
the Securities Industry Act, 2011 and Investment Funds Act, 2003 Annual
Briefing hosted by the Securities Commission of The Bahamas at the
British Colonial Hilton, Thursday, September 14, 2017...
Environment Ministry supports BTVI Solar Energy Training
- Sep 16, 2017 - 9:52:38 PM
The Bahamas Technical & Vocational Institute (BTVI) paid a courtesy
call on the Ministry of the Environment & Housing, September 15, at
Charlotte House, downtown. BTVI President Dr. Robert Robertson met with
the Minister, the Hon. Romauld Ferreira, to garner his support for the
college's 15-week-long dual enrollment programme.
programme is a multi-lateral partnership between BTVI and high schools
to train technically inclined students -- simultaneously giving them a
head start in earning college credits, before leaving high school. The
idea is to provide a path to accelerating seamlessly into their area of
Foreign Affairs hosts Luncheon for CARICOM Chairman
- Sep 16, 2017 - 8:33:45 PM
Bahamas Minister of Foreign Affairs the Hon. Darren Henfield (third
right) hosted a small luncheon for CARICOM Chairman and Grenada Prime
Minister, Dr. the Rt. Hon. Keith Mitchell (third left) on Saturday
(September 16, 2017) following the delegation's return from Ragged
Island where they toured the devastation caused there by Hurricane Irma.
Dr. Mitchell was accompanied by a number of senior Caribbean Community
officials, among them, CARICOM Secretary-General, His Excellency,
Ambassador Irwin LaRocque (far right). Bahamian Prime Minister, Dr. the
Hon. Hubert A. Minnis also attended the luncheon. Pictured from left:
Minister of Labour, Senator, the Hon. Dion Foulkes; Foreign Affairs
Acting Permanent Secretary Donna Lowe; Dr. Mitchell; Minister Henfield
CARICOM Chairman Dr. Keith Mitchell arrives in Nassau
- Sep 16, 2017 - 8:06:05 PM
Minister of Foreign Affairs Darren Henfield, left, escorted CARICOM
Chairman Dr. Keith Mitchell, Prime Minister of Grenada, right, from his
plane upon Dr. Mitchell's arrival in Nassau on Friday evening, September
15, 2017 for a CARICOM assessment of the impact of Hurricane Irma.
BIS Photo/Peter Ramsay...
PM Minnis vows to ‘Transform’ Ragged Island into model for sustainable community
- Sep 16, 2017 - 7:47:21 PM
Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis has vowed to transform
Ragged Island into a model for sustainable community by rebuilding it
into the first “fully green island in the region.”
Minister said the Government of The Bahamas will accomplish this
objective through the use renewable energy and smart technologies from
solar energy, to sustainable water purification systems...
CARICOM Chairman adresses media after viewing Hurricane Irma's impact on Ragged Island
- Sep 16, 2017 - 7:26:02 PM
CARICOM Chairman and Grenada Prime Minister Dr. the Rt. Hon. Keith
Mitchell (right) and Bahamian Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Hubert A.
Minnis (centre) addressed members of the media following Dr. Mitchell's
return from Ragged Island where the CARICOM Chairman viewed the
destruction caused by Hurricane Irma. Dr. Mitchell was accompanied to
Ragged Island by a team of senior Bahamian and Caribbean Community
officials. Dr. Mitchell was hosted to a small luncheon immediately upon
his return to New Providence. Prime Minister Minnis attended the
luncheon. Also pictured ( at left) is CARICOM Secretary-General, His
Excellency, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque.
BIS Photo by Patrick Hanna...