Official Funeral for the Late Mr. Tennyson Wells was held at Christ Church Cathedral
- Oct 13, 2019 - 9:45:43 PM
An Official Funeral was held for former Cabinet Minister and
well-known businessman, Mr. Tennyson Wells on Friday morning, October
11, 2019 at Christ Church Cathedral. Interment was at Woodlawn
Gardens. Governor General His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A.
Smith, Prime MInister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis, Cabinet Ministers
and officials joined family and friends in commemorating his life.
Prime Minister Minnis is pictured, with tribute and condolences.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs on article that appeared in the Palm Beach Post
- Oct 13, 2019 - 8:00:25 PM
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to refer to an article dated 11
October 2019, that appeared in the Palm Beach Post entitled, “ Bahamian
Diplomat says China will not rebuild in hurricane devastated islands.”
Comments in the article were attributed to Consul General in Miami, Mrs.
The Ministry wishes to advise that the Consul
General’s comments were taken out of context...
British High Commissioner call on the Attorney General
- Oct 12, 2019 - 10:10:34 PM
British High Commissioner Her Excellency Sarah Dickson paid a courtesy
call on Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, the Hon. Carl
Bethel, QC, at the Ministry on Thursday, October 10, 2019.
Knights of Columbus call on the Governor General
- Oct 11, 2019 - 7:40:22 PM
Members of the Knights of Columbus (fraternal service organization)
paid a courtesy call upon His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A.
Smith, Governor General (seated centre), at Government House on
Thursday, October 10, 2019.
(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...
Ministry of Finance in Full Swing in Implementing Public Financial Management Reform
- Oct 11, 2019 - 3:40:37 PM
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. K. Peter
Turnquest said in the Ministry of Finance, the heart of Public Financial
Management Reform is the development and adoption of robust information
“We are in the full swing of implementing the project
plan for this multi-faceted reform initiative,” DPM Turnquest explained
at a forum held by the Ministry of Finance in conjunction with the
Inter-American Development Bank at Baha Mar, October 10, 2019. The
forum was held under the theme, ‘The Power of Data for Transforming
MOYSC Youth Month's 'Jesus in the Park'
- Oct 11, 2019 - 1:40:18 PM
Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Lanisha Rolle brings
short remarks to 'Jesus in the Park,' at the Thomas A. Robinson National
Stadium, on October 4, 2019. Maurice ‘DJ Godson’ Fawkes is the founder
of the event, which brings together various gospel and positive
musicians and performers. Among those present included Under Secretary
in the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture Renee Bullard, Chair of
National Youth Month Sandena Neely, and Member of Parliament for Fort
Charlotte, Mark Humes.
(BIS Photos/Eric Rose)...
US Congresswoman Maxine Waters pledged support Bahamas post Hurricane Dorian
- Oct 11, 2019 - 11:00:05 AM
United States Congressman Maxine Waters paid a Courtesy Call on
officials at the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA on Gladstone
Road on Thursday, October 10, 2019.
The US Representative for
California’s 43rd congressional district was accompanied by her husband
Sidney Williams, former US Ambassador to The Bahamas; Congressman Al
Green, the Representative for Texas's 9th congressional district...
The Governor General pays respects at the Lying-in-State of Mr. Tennyson Wells
- Oct 10, 2019 - 10:50:11 PM
Governor General His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith paid
last respects at the lying-in-state of Mr. Tennyson Wells, former
Cabinet Minister, Parliamentarian and Businessman in the foyer of the
House of Assembly, Parliament Square on Thursday, October 10, 2019.
(BIS Photos/Letisha Henderson)...
Prime Minister Minnis Pays Respects at the Lying-in-State of Mr. Tennyson Wells
- Oct 10, 2019 - 7:20:16 PM
Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis paid his respects at the
Lying-in-State of Former Cabinet Minister and well-known businessman,
Mr. Tennyson Wells, at the House of Assembly, October 10, 2019. An
Official Funeral will be held on Friday, October 11, at Christ Church
Cathedral with interment at Woodlawn Gardens.
(BIS Photo/Yontalay Bowe)...
Women and Girls Mentoring Coalition launched at Government House
- Oct 10, 2019 - 4:50:46 PM
Governor General His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith and
Spouse of the Prime Minister and Founder of the Women and Girls
Mentoring Coalition, Mrs. Patricia Minnis led in the celebration of
International Day of the Girl Child and launch of the Women and Girls
Mentoring Coalition (WGMC) at Government House, Wednesday, October 9,
The Governor General encouraged girls across the nation to
get their education. He said, “‘the hand that rocks the cradle rules
Campbell Commends Office of the Spouse on Launch of the Women and Girls Mentoring Coalition
- Oct 10, 2019 - 3:50:27 PM
Officials from the Department of Gender and Family Affairs, Ministry of
Social Services and Urban Development, were among those from across the
government sector, non-governmental organizations and the private
sector that joined the Office of the Spouse of the Prime Minister,
October 9, 2019 in celebrating the launch of the Women and Girls
Mentoring Coalition (WGMC).
Held at Government House, Mount
Fitzwilliam, the launch took place two days before the global observance
of International Day of the Girl Child. The Coalition is under the
remit of the Office of the Spouse of the Prime Minister...
Commonwealth of Nations Secretary General says GB and Abaco can be rebuilt better
- Oct 10, 2019 - 3:14:14 PM
Secretary General of the Commonwealth of Nations, Rt. Hon. Patricia
Scotland, QC says having the opportunity to see first-hand the
devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian in both Abaco and Grand Bahama,
will assist her to go back to the International community and describe
with a great degree of accuracy the enormity of the devastation in The
After visiting the island of Abaco (Sunday, October,
which was decimated by Hurricane Dorian, the Secretary General and her
delegation flew to Grand Bahama on Tuesday, October 8, 2019...
112 Haitian Nationals repatriated from New Providence
- Oct 10, 2019 - 1:30:27 PM
On today’s date, a Bahamasair flight departed Lynden Pindling
International Airport at 8:07AM. enroute to Port-au-Prince, Haiti with a
total of (112) Haitian nationals escorted by a team of Law Enforcement
This group included (91) Males and
(21) Females. The Immigration team was led by Mr. Denaj Wilchombe Gr. II
Immigration Officer along with Officers of The Royal Bahamas Defence
DPM Turnquest remarks at IDB 60th Anniversary seminar
- Oct 10, 2019 - 10:00:15 AM
Thank you for the invitation
to speak today and deliver these opening remarks. Given the lineup of
speakers and the timeliness of the conversation, I am confident that
today’s proceedings will be most informative and productive.
live in an information age where the fulfillment of our national
development goals requires that the Government harness the power of
Prime Minister Minnis outlines temporary housing plan for Abaco
- Oct 9, 2019 - 9:45:55 PM
The Ministry of Disaster Preparedness, Management and Reconstruction is
in the process of deploying temporary housing for government employees
on Abaco, Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis announced in
the House of Assembly on Wednesday in his second communication on
Hurricane Dorian response and recovery efforts.
Minister said 100 RV trailers will accommodate 300 critical government
DPM's Communication in Debate on Disaster Preparedness and Response Bill v 6
- Oct 9, 2019 - 5:10:49 PM
More than a month has passed since Hurricane Dorian ravaged the northern
Bahamas. As I stand before this Honourable House today, my heart
remains heavy—knowing the trauma that so many suffered; the long road
ahead to heal the lives that have been shattered and to rebuild the
devastated communities. At least 61 people are confirmed dead. This
tragic loss of life has irrevocably changed families and communities:
not just in the affected islands, but across the country. There are also
approximately 350 people who are still reported missing. My heart cries
for those families, wanting to know more, praying for their miracle...