As government officials work to safely re-open the
nation’s economy, many businesses on Grand Bahama are keen to resume
rebuilding their operations. This sentiment is especially true for the
many companies set to benefit from the Restoring Industry, Sustaining
Employment (RISE) Grant Programme.
RISE is a partnership
initiative implemented by The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited
(GBPA), and Mercy Corps, a global humanitarian organization with funding
support from the American Red Cross and Bacardi Limited...
The One Eleuthera Foundation (OEF) has responded to the increased demand
for E-learning courses with a two phase rollout of its One Eleuthera
Virtual Learning Platform. As a Partner in Education, their Centre For
Training and Innovation (CTI) will be the custodian of OEF’s Virtual
When COVID-19 created the opportunity for more people to
participate in online learning, the Centre For Training and Innovation
pivoted quickly to address this demand. They moved up the platform’s
roll out date by four months to May 18, 2020 with a phase one test pilot
In exercise of the powers conferred on me by the Emergency Powers (Covid
19) Regulations, 2020, I HEREBY make the following Order for every
island and cay in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas -
Order, which amends the Emergency Powers (Covid 19) (Special
Provisions) Order, 2020, (S.I. No. 32 of 2020) may be cited as the
Emergency Powers (Covid 19) (Special Provisions) (Amendment) (No. 4)
National development has to be the focus of any distinctive Master of
Business Administrative (MBA) degree programme offered by University of
The Bahamas (UB), Executive Director of the Bahamas Financial Services
Board Tanya McCartney asserts.
Ms. McCartney is a 2012 graduate of the institution’s MBA in Leadership programme...
As you know, the Government of Saint Lucia, through a Cabinet-appointed
Ministerial SubCommittee (with support from the Department of Finance),
has been engaged in numerous discussions with the Trade Unions since
2nd April, 2020. This was in an attempt to arrive at a consensus
position on the issue of the proposed reduction in the monthly cash
outlay by Government for salaries of civil servants in the face of
reduced revenue collection and contraction in the economy, directly
caused by COVID-19...
In exercise of the powers conferred on me by the Emergency Powers
(Covid 19) Regulations, I HEREBY make the following Order for every
island and cay in The Commonwealth of The Bahamas -
This Order may be cited as the Emergency Powers (Covid 19) (No. 3)(Amendment) (No. 2) Order, 2020.
2. Amendment of order 13 of the principal Order.
Order 13 of the principal Order is amended...
The United Kingdom has agreed to contribute 3 million Pounds (USD
$3.8 m) to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) to help eight
countries of the Caribbean - Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Dominica,
Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, and Saint Vincent and the
Grenadines - contain the spread of the novel coronavirus disease
(COVID-19) and mitigate its impact...
Dr. Merceline Dahl-Regis, COVID-19 Task Force Coordinator, Special
Adviser to the Prime Minister explained the process for persons
requesting inter-island travel, who wish to travel to or from New
Providence or Grand Bahama by plane or boat.
explained the process during the COVID-19 Update Press Conference at the
Ministry of Health, Thursday, May 21, 2020.
Step 1: Download the
Ministry of Health Application to Travel and consent forms from
Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis released the following
statement today on the resumption of worship services under specific
conditions, and the further relaxation of business hours and days for
designated exempted businesses and services outlined in the Emergency
Powers (COVID 19) Order 2020.
Saturday 23 May worship services may be held in all Family Islands
cleared to resume commercial activity (Abaco, Andros, Long Island, Cat
Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis officially welcomed
Commodore, Dr. Raymond King as the eighth Commander of the Royal Bahamas
Defence Force during a Change of Command Ceremony on Thursday, May 21,
During the military ceremony held at HMBS Coral Harbour
base, the Prime Minister also thanked outgoing Commander, Commodore
Tellis Bethel for his “dedicated leadership and devoted service in
helping to maintain the peace and security of our nation” during his
long career on the RBDF...
Dr. Merceline Dahl-Regis, COVID-19 Task Force Coordinator, Special
Adviser to the Prime Minister said the total number of confirmed cases
of COVID-19 in The Bahamas is 97.
“Of that number, 75 are in New Providence, eight in Grand Bahama, 13 in
Bimini, and one in Cat Cay. There were no new cases reported today,” Dr.
Dahl-Regis explained at the COVID-19 Update Press Conference, Ministry
of Health, Thursday, May 21, 2020.
She added that the number of recovered cases is 44. Active cases are at 42. Deaths remain at 11...
In exercise of the powers conferred on me by the Emergency Powers (Covid 19) Regulations', I HEREBY make the following Order-
Order, which amends the Emergency Powers (Covid I 9)(Special
Provisions) Order, 2020, (S.I. No. 32 of 2020), may be cited as the
Emergency Powers (Covid I 9)(Special Provisions)(Amendment)(No. 5)
The Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development express grave
concern on the recent circulation of videos across social media
platforms, of two young women in a physical altercation with several
men. The filming and sharing of such videos are grossly inappropriate,
and insensitive. We strongly condemn all forms of violence against
Social Services providers from the Department of Social Services, and
Urban Renewal, Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development,
collaborated with Bimini Administrator, Ms. Cleora Pinder, to make good
on the Government’s promise of the delivery of 600 food vouchers to
residents of Bimini ahead of the “complete lockdown” that took effect on
that island beginning Monday, May 18.
Local government practitioners on-island were also involved in the process...
Work crews, this week, began structural repairs on the Elizabeth Estates
Children’s Home. The project is scheduled to take four weeks to
complete, weather permitting.
The Scope of Works calls for
repairs to be completed to cracks beneath the stairway, the repair of
cracks on balconies where those cracks may exist, to repair cracks on
columns and in the corridor areas where they may exist, to paint all
steel relative to repairs, to complete all masonry work in the
corridors, and to paint the corridor and stairway areas...
A journey that began on 12 January 1987 for Commodore Raymond King when
he enlisted in the Royal Bahamas Defence Force as a Marine Recruit,
continued on Thursday when he was officially designated the highest
office within the organization, which took effect 15 April, 2020.
the Change of Command Ceremony at the Defence Force Base, Commodore
King received his Instrument of Apparatus from the Governor General...