Consultations begin for persons with disabilities plan
- Feb 18, 2019 - 9:10:46 PM
Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie A.
Campbell began consultations towards the development of a comprehensive
plan for the community of persons living with disabilities. The plan is
expected to include legislation.
Minister Campbell recently held
separate discussions with Mrs. Sheila Culmer, a noted disability rights
advocate and trailblazer, and former President of the Bahamas National
Council for Disability (BNCD), and officials of the Physically
Challenged Children’s Committee at the Ministry’s headquarters...
Doris Johnson Senior High gets new, state-of-the-art kitchen
- Feb 18, 2019 - 4:22:52 PM
Doris Johnson Senior High School is preparing students for careers in the country’s tourism and hospitality industry.
school’s science laboratory, old, run-down, and infested with termites,
has been transformed into a state-of-the-art industrial kitchen.
the school officially commissioned the new facility during a ribbon
cutting ceremony to the theme ‘We WORK Here...Kindling the Flame of
Through a partnership with Nassau Hotel and
Restaurant Supplies, the kitchen has been equipped with industrial
stoves, sinks, refrigerators, freezers, a new exhaust system, air
conditioning and grills...
International (NBA) Players Dinner held at Baha Mar
- Feb 18, 2019 - 4:06:31 PM
Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, the Hon. Lanisha Rolle had photo
op with Golden State Warriors' champ Andre Iguogdala, centre, Jeff
Rodgers and Winston McDonald at the International (NBA) Players Dinner
at Rosewood, Baha Mar on Sunday evening, February 17, 2019.
She is also
pictured with WNBA All-Star Lisa Leslie, and with Houston Rockets
All-Star Chris Paul...
Bahamas responds to European Commission “High Risk Third Countries” List
- Feb 17, 2019 - 8:15:56 PM
Over the past year, Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis and
his administration have been actively engaged in discussions with
various international organizations concerning the country’s involvement
in international financial markets.
These organizations include
the European Union (EU), the Organization for Economic Co-operation and
Development (OECD), and the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). The FATF
was founded by the Group of Seven (G7) countries to develop policies
aimed at combating money laundering and terrorism financing...
Bahamas temporarily halts deportations to Haiti
- Feb 16, 2019 - 6:19:55 PM
Due to political unrest and violence in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, the
Government of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas has temporarily ceased all
deportations to that country.
The decision follows the temporary
closure of The Bahamas Embassy in Port-au-Prince and the recall of all
diplomatic and consular staff.
In anticipation of a potential
increase of illegal migration from Haiti, Bahamian security forces have
been placed on high alert...
St. Anne's Students Welcome the Governor General at School Assembly
- Feb 15, 2019 - 4:35:45 PM
It was a treat this morning when children of St. Anne's School received
a visit from Governor General, Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame
Marguerite Pindling at the school's assembly. The Governor General
visited to honour two students: BreAnn Ferguson and Caden Smith, both
founders of charitable movements -- 'BreAnn's Care Closet' through which
every student is assisted in being properly uniformed to meet the new
school year; and Caden's 'Bahamas Red Nose Day Foundation' to help
eradicate hunger in the community. The Governor General spoke to the
children about good rules for life, asking them to Seek Wisdom, Be
Gentle in Words and Actions, Invest in Engaging with Good Friends, and
Central Eleuthera, Palmetto Point National Arts Festival Performances
- Feb 15, 2019 - 2:50:38 PM
Central Eleuthera High School Students perform during E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival adjudicates on February 8, 2019.
Eleuthera High School student Wadainya Weinbuger sings "A Million
Dreams" Her strong performance garnered her a 95 out of 100 score in her
genre; Students Kayneisha Cooper (left) and Hadassah Lockhart dance to
Believe's "Goin' Down on Bay,"; Deputy Head Boy Donovan Cooper beats out
a drum solo that scored an impressive 92 out of 100 in his genre;
Kayneisha Cooper dances to the gospel song "King of Glory" and Shawnae
Bethel and Mya Rolle sing "Noel." Their harmonious performance garnered
a 90 out of 100 score in their genre...
National Arts Festival in San Salvador
- Feb 15, 2019 - 1:08:58 PM
E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival Thursday, February 14, 2019 in
San Salvador, wrapping up a tour of The Bahamas southernmost islands.
Daverelle Major of San Salvador High School explores 'Rap' for the judges and Kayana Rolle, Grade 7 student of San Salvador High School renders a Clarinet selection.
BIS Photos/Patrick Hanna...
$45 million redevelopment of New Providence Landfill
- Feb 15, 2019 - 12:48:26 PM
An agreement was signed by the Bahamas Government and New Providence
Ecology Park (NPEP) for the $45 million redevelopment of the New
Providence Landfill, February 14, 2019 at the Ministry of the
Environment and Housing. The multi-phased, green-sensitive initiative
will take place within a 10-year contract duration.
Providence Ecology Park will replace the current New Providence Sanitary
Landfill with 'a purposefully engineered landfill and material recovery
facility with proper operational oversight...
Nicholas Klonaris presents PM Minnis with Saxons photo
- Feb 15, 2019 - 11:50:13 AM
Mr. Nicholas Klonaris paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister, the
Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis (right) on Friday, February 15, 2019 at the
Office of the Prime Minister.
Mr Klonaris, who has been
taking pictures of Junkanoo parades for many years, presented the Prime
Minister with a framed copy of himself rushing with the Saxons
Superstars Junkanoo group.
(BIS Photos/Yontalay Bowe)...
D’Aguilar on Boeing 737: ‘What a Valentine’s Day gift’
- Feb 14, 2019 - 11:02:52 PM
Minister of Tourism and Aviation, the Hon. Dionisio D’Aguilar welcomed
home the newest addition to Bahamasair’s fleet Thursday morning with the
exclamation: “What a Valentine’s Day gift.”
The new Boeing
737-790NG aircraft touched down for the very first time at Lynden
Pindling International Airport at 11:05 a.m. February 14, 2019 after
traveling all the way from Anchorage, Alaska, to Opalocka, Florida
before making its way to New Providence...
Senior Citizens' Valentine's Day and Movie Extravaganza a real treat
- Feb 14, 2019 - 10:00:31 PM
The Urban Renewal Commission held its annual Senior Citizens'
Valentine’s Day and Movie Extravaganza at Galleria Cinemas, Mall at
Marathon, on February 14, 2019. The seniors enjoyed the annual treat,
dressed in red and white on this special day. They are pictured
relaxing in the Food Court of the Mall, just prior to seeing the movie.
Older persons from communities throughout New Providence and the
Commission’s Urban Renewal Seniors Association participated.
Hon. Jeffrey L. Lloyd on alleged inheritance money of Derrick Rolle-Kelly
- Feb 14, 2019 - 8:55:15 PM
A news report on a television programme called, ”Beyond the Headlines,”
hosted by Clint Watson, has been brought to my attention.
private Law practice, sometime towards the end of 2016, I was instructed
by a relative of the Late Derrick Rolle to make inquiries on her behalf
as to the existence or whereabouts of his alleged inheritance money to a
leading Commercial Bank in The Bahamas. My Associate at that time,
Attorney Paul Moss, also wrote some letters...
New Laws Forthcoming to Protect Senior Citizens
- Feb 14, 2019 - 6:35:40 PM
Minister of Social Services and Urban Development,
the Hon. Frankie A. Campbell said Thursday (February 14, 2019) that
ministry officials are in the process of reviewing and “putting into
place” laws that will protect the country’s Senior Citizens.
are entitled to be treated with respect and decency,” Minister Campbell
said to a rousing round of applause from the seniors – the vast
majority of whom were “decked out” in their red and white...
D’Aguilar: Need for national airline greater today than ever before
- Feb 14, 2019 - 4:31:33 PM
The opportunities facing the country’s national flag carrier,
Bahamasair, are endless, Minister of Tourism and Aviation, the Hon.
Dionisio D’Aguilar said Thursday (February 14, 2019).
the Commissioning Ceremony marking the arrival of the newest addition to
the Bahamasair fleet, a Boeing 737-790NG, Minister D’Aguilar said the
need for a national airline such as Bahamasair, is “even greater today,
than it has ever been.”
“What does this new addition mean? Is
this new aircraft going to be used to provide support to the existing
fleet in order to increase Bahamasair’s efficiency and on-time
Prime Minister commissions new Boeing 737 Bahamasair carrier
- Feb 14, 2019 - 4:18:34 PM
Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis said that the new Boeing
737-790NG acquired by Bahamasair will play an important role in the
expansion of the national flag carrier’s international service.
delivered the keynote address at the Commissioning Ceremony of
Bahamasair’s latest aircraft, held Thursday, February 14, 2019 at
Bahamasair’s Hangar at Lynden Pindling International Airport.
present were Cabinet Ministers, and Bahamasair’s Board of Directors,
Executive Management, Industry Partners and other invited guests...
Ministry of Education Moves Closer to Full Digitization of Public Education System
- Feb 14, 2019 - 3:51:40 PM
The Ministry of Education signed a $3.3 million contract with Walker’s
Industries Ltd., February 13, 2019. The signing of the contract is part
of its ‘One Network’ project and marks the final of four contracts to
execute the full digitization of the public school system. The Ministry
previously signed contracts with BTC, Cable Bahamas and Sam’s Business
During a Ministry of Education press conference and
contract signing ceremony, Minister of Education, the Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd
said that this contract facilitates the creation of wireless internet
connectivity in the school system...
National Arts Festival Adjudication in Acklins
- Feb 14, 2019 - 1:14:09 PM
Clement Bethel National Arts Festival in Acklins Island took place on February 13, 2019.
Bay Primary School Recorder Group Selection, Lovely Bay Primary School
Choir, Snug Corner Primary - Story Telling and Acklins Central High
School Tameco Cooper...
Polish Maritime Academy Officials call on the Governor General
- Feb 14, 2019 - 1:07:16 PM
In celebration of of Poland's 100 years of regained independence, Edith
Powell (third left), Honorary Consul of the Republic of Poland, along
with Captain of the Polish sail training ship, Dar Mlodziezy ("Gift of
Youth") and Officers of the Maritime Academy in Poland, called upon
Governor General, Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling
(centre) at Government House on Tuesday, February 12, 2019. The ship is
currently making a 100th anniversary celebration sail around the world.
(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...
A new Central Bank will add to redevelopment of Nassau, says PM Minnis
- Feb 13, 2019 - 7:47:54 PM
A new Central Bank of the Bahamas building is part of the
revitalization of downtown Nassau, Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr.
Hubert Minnis told the House of Assembly. He was contributing to the
debate on the Resolution to Convey Property and Land from the Government
of The Bahamas to the Central Bank of The Bahamas for the building of a
“The redeveloped Prince George Wharf, the new Supreme
Court Complex, and supporting offices, and the beautiful new Central
Bank will boost the revitalization, renewal and restoration of
downtown,” the Prime Minister said during the morning House session on
February 13, 2019.