Mr. Don Saunders, Deputy Speaker of the House of Assembly, Ms. Shonel
Ferguson, Government Whip and Delegation Leader, and Mr. Chester Cooper,
Deputy Leader of Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition, attended the Formal
Opening Ceremony of the 44th Annual Conference of the Caribbean,
Americas, and the Atlantic Region of the Commonwealth Parliamentary
Association under the conference theme, "Globalization and Nationalism:
To be clear, no fire has been started. The statements were taken out of
context and do not convey the full essence of the message that was
delivered. BTC maintains a good working relationship with the Government
of The Bahamas and will continue to work together to drive economic
BAMSI’s SUMMER EDUCATION ENHANCEMENT DISCOVERY SERIES (SEEDS) attracted
teens from North Andros and New Providence. This year the camp focused
on the impact of climate change on: agriculture, marine resources and
communities. To gain a better understanding of the unique challenges
brought about by climate change in the Bahamas, participants visited
Miss Marshall’s Yard in Red Bays to understand the impact of forest
fires on the community’s straw handcrafts; shorter growing seasons for
common crops such as cabbages and tomatoes; as well as the decreasing
number of crabs harvested over the past few years...
Paying a courtesy call on Minister of Education Jeffrey Lloyd on
Monday, July 16, 2019 was Chancellor of the University of the West
Indies (UWI) Robert Bermudez. Among the delegation were UWI President
Missouri Sherman, Alumni Affairs Director Celia Davidson, UWI Head of
Hospitality Dr. Michelle McLeod, UWI Bursar Howard Pearce, UWI Alumnus
and Secretary Troy Oliver and UWI Alumnus Dr. Robin Roberts. Ministry of
Education (MOE) officials present included Permanent Secretary Lorraine
Armbrister, Under Secretary Serethea Clarke, Deputy Director of
Education for Curriculum Sharon Poitier, and Financial Controller Joan
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in collaboration with the Department
of Transformation and Digitization of the Office of the Prime Minister,
held a workshop for Passport Office staff on Saturday 6th July 2019 in
the training room of Cecil Wallace Whitfield Centre on Cable Beach.
Staff members of the Passport Offices in Nassau, Grand Bahama and Abaco
attended the workshop. Other staff members participated via
teleconference -- Consular officers of Bahamas Overseas Missions in
Atlanta and Ottawa participated via video-conferencing. A staff member
of the Bahamas Embassy in China was present at the workshop in Nassau...
The CERT is a programme which educates volunteers about disaster
preparedness for the hazards that may impact their immediate
surroundings and trains them in basis disaster response skills such as
fire safety, light search, team organization, and disaster medical
For these types of training, NEMA has partnered with
the United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) and The Federal
Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), an agency of the United States
Department of Homeland Security...
The Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) is inviting candidates with
expertise in operating digital signoge, who also hove the financial
wherewithal, to provide expressions of interest (EOI) to erect, operate
and maintain Digital Billboard Signoge in designated locations
throughout the Freeport area.
To submit on
expression of interest or for more information, please collect a
proposal package from the front desk of the Grand Bahama Port Authority
The Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association congratulates Kevin Major Jr. on
continuing a stellar record in the Florida based arena. This time Kevin
would be succesful in Miami Beach $1,500 USTA/UTR at the Flamingo Park
The road to victory was a competitive one, Kevin
who was ranked #1 won over the 3rd seed Julien Evrard 6-4; 3-6; 11-9 in
the semifinals. In the finals Kevin would play another 3rd set winning
6-4; 4-6; 10-5 over Michael Heller...
Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis (front row, left),
Minister of Education the Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd, and Parliamentary
Secretary Pakesia Parker-Edgecombe attended the Service of Thanksgiving
and Home Going Celebration for Matriarch Steave Elmira Harris, the
mother of Bahamas Information Services Director General Kevin Harris, on
Sunday afternoon, July 14, 2019 at St. George's Anglican Church. The
service was officiated by the Reverend Fr. Scott Brennen, Rector of St.
George's, assisted by the Venerable G. Kingsley Knowles, Rector of
Christ the King Anglican Church, Archdeacon of East Central Bahamas...
The Foreign Ministers of Belize, Wilfred Elrington; and Guatemala,
Sandra Jovel, today spoke to the Permanent Council of the Organization
of American States (OAS) about the progress made in recent years to find
a permanent and definitive solution to the territorial differendum
involving both nations for several decades, especially the decision by
both countries to submit the case to the International Court of Justice
During the meeting, the Secretary General of the OAS, Luis
Almagro, congratulated both governments for having held referenda to
submit the case to the International Court of Justice, in compliance
with an agreement signed in 2008...
The Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA) Board visited Brussels to deliver a
letter from the Prime Minister to the Secretary-General of the African,
Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP). Pictured from left:
Captain Dwain Hutchinson, BMA Managing Director and CEO; Ambassador
Denise Lewis-Johnson, BMA Chair; ACP Secretary-General Dr. Patrick
Gomes; Kerry Bonamy, Head of Chancery, Bahamas Embassy to
Belgium/Permanent Mission to EU; Viwanou Gnassounou, ACP Asst.
Executives and staff of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) are
mourning the loss of Marie Walker, a long-time Jamaica-born tourism
colleague and friend who dedicated her time to the betterment of the
"Marie Walker was a passionate tourism
regionalist who never missed an opportunity to serve on a CTO committee,
most recently at the Caribbean Week debriefing meeting two weeks ago,"
said Sylma Brown, director of CTO-USA, Inc...
The BOKA Vanguard, a semi-submersible heavy lift ship that can function
as a floating dry dock, safely delivered the Carnival Vista cruise ship
to the Grand Bahama Ship Yard for repairs on Saturday, July 13, 2019.
The cruise ship delivery by floating dry dock was a unique event, and
Freeport, Grand Bahama, provided a backdrop for this historic occasion...
Thanking the Bahamas National Trust for preserving the natural environs
of the country over the past 60 years, Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr.
Hubert Minnis revealed further plans towards the protection of natural
He was addressing the 60th Anniversary celebration of
The Bahamas National Trust at its Retreat Gardens on Village Road, July
Bahamas 3 day public forecast today and tonight Monday 15th July 2019
An area of high pressure will provide gentle to moderate breezes over
the islands while an old upper-level trough along with a series of
troughs moving westward over the area create unsettled conditions over
Mariners and beachgoers should be alert for the moderate risk of rip
currents at East coast beaches in the Central and Southeast Bahamas...
Inner city children of the Baillou Hill Road, Garden Hills, and Yellow
Elder communities got to experience two weeks of competition and fun as
they honed their basketball skills at the annual D-Squad Basketball
The D-Squad Basketball Camp welcomes boys and girls ages
five to 17 to join them each summer as they not only learn the rules of
the sport, but foster overall character development in areas such as
discipline, hard work, and community spirit...
Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a
juvenile male who was discovered in a home Sunday, 14th July, 2019.
to reports, shortly after 5:00pm, police officers were called to a home
on Faith Avenue north of Carmichael Road, where a male was discovered
unconscious, hanging from a rod in a closet. Paramedics were called to
the scene and transported the juvenile to hospital where, a short time
later he was pronounced dead...
Police on the island of Exuma are investigating a boating accident,
Sunday, 14th July, 2019 which has left an adult American male detained
According to reports, shortly
before 5:00pm, a tour boat was sailing in Elizabeth Harbour, George
Town, when the captain felt something hit the rear of the boat. He and
others made a check of the water and discovered a male with injuries to