Bahamas Port Investments Limited (BPI), Royal Caribbean Group’s joint
venture with ITM Group, and Lucayan Renewal Holdings Limited/Lucayan
Beach Casino Holdings Limited, the owners of the Grand Lucayan Resort in
Grand Bahama, have mutually agreed to terminate BPI’s contract to
purchase the Grand Lucayan after ITM Group made the decision not to
proceed with the acquisition. BPI will continue with its plans for a
cruise port redevelopment project in Grand Bahama...
The 2021 Bahamas Bowl kicked off at noon, December 17, 2021 pitting
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders of Conference USA against the Toledo
Rockets of Mid-America Conference at the Thomas A. Robinson National
Stadium. Winner of the Prime Minister's Trophy was Middle Tennessee
31-24. Pictured holding the Prime Minister's Trophy is Middle Tennessee
Blue Raiders Head Coach, Rick Stockstill, centre, with Prime Minister
Philip Davis at centre right, and Deputy Prime Minister Chester Cooper,
centre left. Next to the Deputy Prime Minister is Offensive Player of
the Game Nick Vattiato...
Clayton Fernander took the Oath of Allegiance and Oath of Office as
Deputy Commissioner of the Royal Bahamas Police Force, on Monday,
December 20, 2021 at the Office of the Governor General, One Montgue
Place. The Swearing-In was administered by Governor General His
Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Cornelius A. Smith. Remarks were given by
the Hon. Wayne Munroe, Minister of National Security. In the group
photo, from left: Minister Wayne Munroe, Governor General Sir Cornelius
A. Smith, Deputy Commissioner of Police Clayton Fernander, and
Commissioner of Police Paul Rolle....
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Investments &
Aviation (MOTIA) the Hon. Chester Cooper met with the Civil Aviation
Authority in their conference room, British Colonial Hilton, December
16, 2021. In the group photo, 4453, are from left: Ryan Sands, Civil
Aviation Authority Legal Advisor; Alex Ferguson, Acting Director General
of Civil Aviation Authority; Edward Patton, Director; Maudline Cooper,
Director; Deputy Prime Minister Cooper; Devard Francis...
Disability Awareness Week 2021 culminated with the Icon Awards,
announced by the Disability Affairs Unit of the Ministry of Social
Services and Urban Development. The event was held at the National Art
Gallery on Friday, December 3 at "A Jolly Extravaganza" hosted by the
Training Centre for the Disabled in collaboration with the International
Day of Persons with Disabilities and Icon Awards.
won “Group of the Year” - Special Achievement in Advocacy. This award
recognizes a business organization which, through a significant advocacy
Disability Awareness Week 2021 culminated with the Icon Awards, announced by the Disability Affairs Unit of the Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development . The event was held at the National Art Gallery on Friday, December 3 at "A Jolly Extravaganza" hosted by the Training Centre for the Disabled in collaboration with the International Day of Persons with Disabilities and Icon Awards…
The Ministry of Health and Wellness advises the public that the Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has lowered the COVID-19 Travel
Risk Advisory Rating for The Bahamas, from Level 3 (high), down to
Level 2 (moderate).
According to the CDC; a level 2 rating
advises international travelers to be fully vaccinated before coming to
The Bahamas. It also advises that unvaccinated travelers who are at
increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19...
Upon coming to office, the new government appointed a Cabinet
sub-committee led by the Deputy Prime Minister, that includes the
Minister for Grand Bahama, the Minister for Economic Affairs, and the
Attorney General; to explore options to expedite the redevelopment of
the Grand Lucayan Resort.
We examined the current deal the former
administration negotiated and came to the conclusion that the way it
was structured was not in the best interests of the Bahamian people...
“To the business community in Downtown Freeport, I say to you a new year
is dawning and transformation is coming to this area soon,” declared
Minister for Grand Bahama, Hon. Ginger Moxey.
“With AML Foods’
acquisition of the old Winn Dixie building, which is presently under
renovation and the company’s projected opening of Solomon’s Freeport,
Downtown, in early 2022, you will experience the change you have been
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.
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 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)...
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...
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...
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.
After more than two years in emergency mode, the PAHO/WHO Country
Office of The Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands hosted a Virtual End
of Year Retreat to rejuvenate, find balance and participate in a virtual
‘Thank You Exchange’. The objectives of the reteat were to foster
teambuilding among staff members, achieve consensus on the way forward
for returning to a more normal mode of operating and to raise awareness
of the importance of self-care...
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...
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.
Clinical and interventional cardiologist, Dr. Hamid Seyfi, expresses his
sincere gratitude to Dr. Patrick L. Cargill for the opportunity to work
on Grand Bahama Island.
Due to pressing matters back home in
Venezuela, Dr. Seyfi has had to curtail his plans on making Grand Bahama
home for he and family at this time. Although he hasn't made any plans
to return, Dr. Seyfi describes his departure as more of a hopefully I‘ll
see you later than a goodbye.
In his own words Dr. Seyfi
says, “ I'm so grateful to all my colleagues who trusted me enough to
send patients to me for treatment...
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