DPM Cooper Throws first pitch - Don't Blink Home Run Derby
- Dec 20, 2021 - 3:31:37 PM
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Investments &
Aviation the Hon. Chester Cooper throws first pitch at the 'Don’t Blink
Home Run Derby,' December 18, 2021. Photos 4012 and 5112 show the
Deputy Prime Minister as he throws that first pitch. In photo 5124 he
is pictured with Bahamian professional baseball players Lucius Fox, Jr.,
of the Baltimore Orioles and Jazz Chisholm, Jr., of the Miami Marlins.
(BIS Photos/Kemuel Stubbs)...
Air Canada Welcomed Back to Exuma
- Dec 20, 2021 - 12:54:12 PM
The Ministry of Tourism, Investments and Aviation celebrated Air
Canada's resumption of service to Exuma on Sunday afternoon, December
19, 2021 after a year of suspension. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister
of Tourism, Investments and Aviation (MOTIA) the Hon. Chester Cooper,
Senator Randy Rolle, MOTIA Permanent Secretary Reginald Saunders, Deputy
Director General Latia Duncombe, Executive Director Dr. Kenneth Romer
and the ministry's Exuma team welcomed the flight from Toronto, along
with other officials. It was a full flight into Exuma International
Airport: photos show the welcome event....
The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture Statement
- Dec 20, 2021 - 9:27:11 AM
The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture congratulates Bahamian
Olympic swimmer Joanna Evans placing 7th in the women's 400 meter
freestyle and 8th in the women’s 200m freestyle events, in Abu Dhabi,
United Arab Emirates.
She, along with Lilly Higgs,
Victoria Russell, Izaak Bastian and Lamar Taylor are competing at the
15th edition of the FINA (International Swimming Federation) World Short
Course Swimming Championships (25 meters)...
Bahamas receives COVID-19 vaccines through a collaboration between PAHO/WHO, Canada and Colombia
- Dec 17, 2021 - 9:37:17 AM
The Bahamas received 48,000 doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines
under a collaboration between the Pan American Health Organization/World
Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) and the Governments of Canada and
Colombia to increase vaccine access among for vulnerable populations in
Latin America and the
The vaccines, facilitated
through the PAHO Revolving Fund, arrived at the Lynden Pindling
International Airport on 15 December 2021...
Year of Milestone Achievements for Digital Transformation Unit
- Dec 16, 2021 - 2:15:57 PM
The Government of The Bahamas is proud to announce a year of milestone
achievements for the Digital Transformation Unit (DTU), a unit of the
Department of Digitization and Transformation in the Ministry of
Economic Affairs. The DTU is responsible for implementing the Government
Digital Transformation to Strengthen Competitiveness project, a 5-year,
multimillion dollar transformation initiative. The objective of the
initiative is to increase the ease of doing business in The Bahamas and
with the Bahamian government...
CEO of BTC pays courtesy call on Minister of Health and Wellness
- Dec 16, 2021 - 1:42:11 PM
Mr. Andre Foster Chief Executive Officer of BTC, along with Mrs. Nicole
Watkins, BTC Director of Legal Regulatory Affairs, paid a courtesy call
on Minister of Health and Wellness, the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville,
December 16, 2021, at the Ministry. At the conference table, from left,
clockwise, Mr. Foster, Mrs. Watkins, Ministry's Permanent Secretary
Colin Higgs, and Minister Darville.
(BIS Photos/Ulric Woodside)...
Welcome Celebration at Fusion Superplex for Miss Bahamas Universe Chantel O'Brian
- Dec 15, 2021 - 9:03:34 PM
continued at Fusion Superplex into the afternoon to welcome Miss
Bahamas Universe Chantel O'Brian after her airport arrival and motorcade
today. Congratulatory speeches were given by Her Excellency Leslia
Miller-Brice, Ambassador to CARICOM; Minister of State for the Public
Service the Hon. Pia Glover-Rolle; and Minister of Youth, Sports and
Culture, the Hon. Mario Bowleg. The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister
of Tourism, Investments and Aviation, the Hon. Chester Cooper announced
that Miss O’Brian would receive a position at the Ministry of Tourism...
Miss Bahamas Universe Chantel O'Brian returns home to Jubilant Welcome
- Dec 15, 2021 - 4:14:38 PM
It's a jubilant arrival home for Miss Bahamas Universe
Chantel O'Brian today: Miss O'Brian has been congratulated for being
selected to the Top 10 of the Miss Universe Pageant on Sunday. She was
met at LPIA by family and government officials, including the Minister
of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Mario Bowleg, and Mrs. Ann Marie
Davis, of the Office of the Spouse of the Prime Minister. A motorcade
followed, and then press conference and lunch at Fusion Superplex.
Ministry for Grand Bahama Tree Lighting Ceremony
- Dec 14, 2021 - 12:39:42 PM
Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Ginger Moxey pledged to use every
resource available to get things done on the island: the Minister was
giving brief remarks during the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony held at
the Harold DeGregory Building on the front lawn, December 9. The
evening was festive with entertainment by Lady Martin on the violin,
Tanario Lewis performing a few solos, and with highlight of the evening
the singing of 'We Wish You a Merry Christmas' by the choir of the
Ministry for Grand Bahama, led by Permanent Secretary Harcourt Brown and
accompanied by Kevin Tomlinson. Also joining the choir was Minister
(BIS Photos/Lisa Davis)...
Helen Almorales-Jones sworn in as Acting President of the Industrial Tribunal
- Dec 14, 2021 - 10:15:19 AM
Helen Almorales-Jones was sworn in as Acting President of the Bahamas
Industrial Tribunal by His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Cornelius A
Smith, Governor General, during a brief Swearing-in Ceremony at the
Office of The Governor General, One Montague Place, December 13, 2021.
(BIS Photos/Letisha Henderson)...
Board of The Bahamas Mortgage Corporation, Introduced
- Dec 13, 2021 - 3:15:52 PM
Minister of Transport and Housing, the Hon. JoBeth Coleby-Davis, is
pictured with the newly appointed Board Members of The Bahamas Mortgage
Seated from right: Chair, Barbara Cartwright;
Minister JoBeth Coleby-Davis; and Deputy Chair Germaine Bullard.
Standing from left: Sean Bain, Ezra Pratt, Sauleene Smith, Corrington
Burrows, Wanda Bonaby...
Mrs. Davis Visits the Ranfurly Home for Children and the Children's Emergency Hostel
- Dec 13, 2021 - 2:42:59 PM
Mrs. Ann Marie Davis of the Office of the Spouse of the Prime Minister
visited the Ranfurly Home for Children and the Children's Emergency
Hostel, December 10, 2021, the 73rd Anniversary of the Declaration of
Human Rights by the United Nations, 'Human Rights Day.' In an earlier
statement, she expressed that she has “always been interested in and
concerned about the rights of the most vulnerable among us – our
children.” She and her executive staff are pictured at the The Ranfurly
Home for Children with the Home's Administrator...
Prime Minister Davis on Ms. Chantel O'Brian Top 10 in Miss Universe Competition
- Dec 13, 2021 - 8:09:33 AM
I join Bahamians around the world, who tonight are celebrating Ms.
Chantel O'Brian in her historic achievement in advancing to the Top 10
in the Miss Universe competition. As a mentor and advocate for
children's education, she is an inspiration and role model for all
Bahamians who strive for excellence. Tonight, we are so very, very proud
of Ms Chantel O'Brian. Congratulations...
GB Health Care Workers Honoured During the Governor General’s Annual Christmas Visit to the Rand Memorial Hospital
- Dec 12, 2021 - 10:20:10 PM
Several health care workers were honoured during the 23rd Annual
Christmas Visit to the Rand Memorial Hospital of the Governor General,
His Excellency Sir Cornelius A. Smith and Lady Smith on Friday, December
The event was held under the theme, ‘Honouring our Grand Bahama Health Service Heroes.’
for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Ginger Moxey gave remarks on behalf of the
Hon. Dr. Michael Darville, Minister of Health and Wellness, who joined
at the time of Tour of the Facility.
Ministry of Works and Utilities officials continue tour of Abaco and the Cays
- Dec 10, 2021 - 4:49:27 PM
Minister of Works and Utilities the Hon. Alfred Sears continued a
‘reconnaissance’ tour of Abaco visiting cays Thursday, December 9.
Sears led a delegation including Director Melanie Roach, Robert Mouzas
Deputy Director; Tim Johnson Acting Chief Architect and David Cox Senior
Civil Engineer to Great Guana Cay, Man-O-War Cay and Hope Town. Local
officials also joined the group, comprised of: John Pinder Parliamentary
U.S. Embassy and University of The Bahamas Renew American Corner at UB’s Oakes Field Campus
- Dec 10, 2021 - 2:25:29 PM
U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Usha Pitts and University of The Bahamas (UB)
President Dr. Rodney D. Smith have signed a Memorandum of Understanding
(MoU) renewing the American Corner at UB’s Oakes Field Campus on New
Providence, The Bahamas.
The MoU signing ceremony, held on
December 8, celebrates a renewal of the partnership between the Embassy
and UB, and followed extensive renovations to the space completed during
the COVID-19 pandemic...
Office of the Judiciary partners with the Bahamas Crisis Centre for the UN's 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence
- Dec 10, 2021 - 12:13:24 PM
The Office of the Judiciary has been pleased to partner with the Bahamas
Crisis Centre to mark the United Nations Campaign to end gender-based
violence against women and girls. The judiciary made a presentation to
the Bahamas Crisis Centre, December 9, 2021, at the Office of the Chief
Justice -- galvanized around the slogan, 'ORANGE the World.' End
violence against women now.
Small actions can make a big impact
to end violence against women. Everyone has a role to play...
PMH announces phased return to normal services in COVID-19 environment
- Dec 9, 2021 - 1:16:05 PM
The Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) wishes to advise that the hospital
has commenced a phased return to normal services amidst the current
COVID-19 environment. PMH will begin the shift to a hybrid model of care
providing for more face-to-face appointments supported by virtual
appointments effective December 6th and continuing into January 2022...
Bahamas removes travel restrictions from African countries; Rolls out COVID-19 booster shots
- Dec 9, 2021 - 9:52:02 AM
The Minister of Health and Wellness the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville has
announced that due to the milder nature of the Omicron Variant, the
country will remove travel restrictions imposed on certain African
And, he also announced that the Ministry of Health and
Wellness has started the first phase of the COVID-19 vaccine booster
rollout on Tuesday Dec 7...
Minister of State Campbell confirms support for Merchant Shipping Bill
- Dec 8, 2021 - 4:37:52 PM
Minister of State for Legal Affairs, Hon. Jomo Campbell, said he fully
supports the Merchant Shipping Bill 2021, during his contribution in
Parliament on Wednesday, 8th December. The bill seeks to regulate and
develop merchant shipping and related services for The Bahamas. The bill
encompasses both national and international standards, in addition to
the state of affairs of the global maritime sector. Mr. Campbell said
that the current pandemic has had a tremendous impact on the maritime
industry, specifically shipping, fisheries, maritime tourism and the oil
and gas sectors...