His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Cornelius A. Smith, Governor General,
attended a special reception in recognition of Mrs. Elaine A.V. Major,
who celebrated her 100 Birthday on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. At the
celebration, at Crypto Isle (formerly Luciano's East Bay Street), she
was presented a Special Letter and an arrangement of flowers from the
Governor General. Minister of Education and Technical & Vocational
Training the Hon. Glenys Hanna-Martin brought congratulatory remarks...
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Investments and Aviation
the Hon. Chester Cooper attended a memorial for three American visitors
to Exuma, Mr. and Mrs. Michael and Robbie Phillips and Mr. Vincent
Chiarella, who died while staying at Sandals. It was also a service for
the recovery of Mrs. Donnis Chiarella.
Service of Prayer, led by the Exuma Christian Council, was held at
Ebenezer Union Baptist Church at Farmers Hill on Monday, May 16...
NOTICE - SOCIAL SERVICES COUPON DISTRIBUTION/GRAND BAHAMA – As the
Department of Social Services transitions to online services, the
restructuring of coupon distribution is taking place, said Dorothea
Gomez, Officer in Charge of the Department of Social Services during a
press conference on Wednesday.
The end of month coupon
distribution will take place as follows: May 23 to 27...
The Ministry for Grand Bahama in conjunction with the Ministry of
Education and the Department of Labour will host a two-day Career Fair
for 1,000 students, from grades nine to 12, at Grand Lucayan resort
beginning May 19.
The announcement was made by Permanent
Secretary for the Ministry for Grand Bahama Harcourt Brown during a
press conference on Tuesday at the Ministry. Also present were Ivan
Butler from the Ministry of Education and Bonnie Johnson from the
Ministry of Labour....
The Hon. Philip Davis, Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, has
underscored the government’s commitment to “strengthening” and
“deepening” its “unmatched” legacy of providing access to decent,
affordable housing to Bahamians.
“My government is acutely aware
of the current housing shortage in The Bahamas and the backlog of
housing applications at the Mortgage Corporation of The Bahamas (BMC),”
said Prime Minister Davis...
On Tuesday, 17th May 2022, at approximately 7:40 AM, a Bahamasair
chartered flight departed New Providence for Port-au-Prince, Haiti with
sixty-two (62) Haitian nationals onboard; forty- six (46) males, twelve
(12) females, and four (4) minors were in this group.
at 1:20 PM, a Bahamasair flight carrying ten (10) Cuban nationals
departed New Providence for Havana, Cuba. This group consisted of nine
(9) males and one (1) female...
The University of The Bahamas (UB) Commencement Ceremony that will be
held next week is expected to be one of its largest since the pandemic,
with well over 600 graduands who comprise the 2022 Commencement Class
having completed their academic matriculation in an era of extraordinary
And after a two-year hiatus on in-person
commencement events because of the COVID-19 pandemic, UB will return to
hosting its commencement activities on-site with the approval of health
With the major announcements and activities in Grand Bahama over the
past week, the island is in the process of rebirth, said Jewel Edwards,
consultant at the Ministry for Grand Bahama speaking on behalf of the
Hon. Ginger Moxey during the rebranding ceremony for Margaritaville at
Sea Paradise on Sunday.
Margaritaville at Sea Paradise, formerly
Grand Classica, is a two-day cruise that sails between Grand Bahama and
West Palm Beach, Florida...
Recognition of the potential for women to play a vital role in maritime
has never been greater and this year the International Maritime
Organisation (IMO) is launching an annual day to Recognise Women in
Maritime. This day will be the 18th May every year and in 2022, an
International Symposium is being organised by the IMO as a celebration
of this landmark event.
The Bahamas has been at the vanguard of
embracing women in maritime – two of The BMA Board’s past three
chairpersons have been Bahamian women of influence.
The newly established Western Atlantic University School of Medicine in
Grand Bahama hosted its Inaugural White Coat Ceremony on Saturday, May
14, 2022 at the campus on East Sunrise Highway. Twenty-three medical
student graduates were presented their ceremonial white coats, and
pinned. Attending the special ceremony were: Minister of Health and
Wellness, the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville; Minister for Grand Bahama, the
Hon. Ginger Moxey; Chairman of the Public Hospitals Authority, Andrew
See enclosed Remarks by Minister for Grand Bahama the Hon. Ginger Moxey:
It’s another GRAND DAY on Grand Bahama!
historic occasion is the realization of a vision that was birthed many
many years ago culminating with a first ceremonial signing in May of
2017, by the previous Progressive Liberal Party Administration. Today,
this ground breaking ceremony does not simply represent the breaking of
ground for the establishment of this cruise port...
Every year, water week celebrations here in The Bahamas serve as
an opportunity to inform, educate and create public awareness of the
importance of water as a precious resource that should be protected and
preserved. For the past 35 years, the Water & Sewerage Corporation
has led the way in these efforts with staff and public information.
involvement has been a key element in the success of our annual plans”
explained Visna Armbrister, Senior Public Affairs Manager, as both line
The Ministry of Health & Wellness confirms that several schools on
New Providence have reported positive cases of COVID-19 among staff and
students. As of 10th May, 2022 thirty-eight (38) positive cases were
reported over a four week period via molecular testing (or RT-PCR).
These cases were dispersed over a number of schools; and represent a
small proportion of the overall COVID-19 case loads...
Local golf enthusiasts are gearing up for the 35th Annual Charity
Golf Tournament hosted by the Rotary Club of East Nassau & The Scout
Association of The Bahamas. RF Bank & Trust (Bahamas) Ltd. has
signed on as the title sponsor for the tournament which will take place
on May 16th at the One & Only Ocean Club Golf Course.
tourney has been one of the club’s primary fundraising activities for
the past 35 years, collectively raising over $3.5 Million for numerous
The sale of the Grand Lucayan Hotel is the beginning of the island’s
resurgence, said Acting Prime Minister, the Hon. I. Chester Cooper,
Minister of Tourism, Investments and Aviation on Wednesday, May 11.
America Hospitality Group has purchased the property for $100 million
with principals who have a collective 150 years’ experience in the
hospitality industry. The company is also a part of conglomerate with
worldwide assets of $7 billion in capital holdings...
The Bahamas National Trust (BNT) celebrated a return to in-person events
with their first Cuban Pig Roast since 2020, held on Saturday, May 7th
at the Maillis Farm. The event was a huge success, raising a total of
$100,000 to support the enhancement of BNT’s Predator Control Program.
The Predator Control Program at the Inagua National Park will advance
the protection of our national bird, the West Indian Flamingo.
a target of $175,000 to operationalize the program, Pig Roast provided a
significant jumpstart to the organization’s fundraising efforts...
The Ministry of Youth, Sports & Culture on Monday launched the return of 'Youth Parliament Week,' which runs May 9th-13th.
hand with welcoming remarks was Mrs. Carla Brown-Roker, Youth
Coordinator/Grand Bahama Office and Program Leader, to introduce the
event. Mrs. Lauren-Ashley Heastie, Youth Officer, listed the itinerary
of events throughout the week, and the areas the participants
The public is advised that effective 8th May, 2022 the COVID-19 online
vaccination site, vax.gov.bs was upgraded to accommodate the scheduling
of 2nd booster doses. Walk-ins can also receive booster doses at
vaccination centers. Information on 2nd boosters will automatically be
included in the client’s existing record and shown on newly printed
certificates and vaccination status checks using the vax.gov.bs site...