El Salvador today became the sixth country to deposit the instrument of
ratification of the Inter-American Convention on the Protection of the
Human Rights of Older Persons at the headquarters of the Organization of
American States (OAS) in Washington, DC.
Representative of El Salvador to the OAS, Carlos Alberto Calles,
highlighted the interest of his government in the social welfare of the
elderly. "El Salvador is pleased to become a state party to the first
binding instrument on the subject at the Inter-American and global
In the second of the Winterbotham IC Junior Series for 10's
and 12's there were record numbers participating in this young group of
developing players. So it was a busy weekend at The Lleyton Hewitt
Tennis Academy at Albany for the first Bahamian Tennis Tournament to be
The concept of the event is to create a group that
can come together and develop together through "Round Robin" play in a
social environment that does not mean getting knocked out after one
round and going home. So all players get several matches...
For the fourth consecutive year, BTC will support Bahamas Carnival.
This year’s event promises to be a three-day explosion of local and
international talent. BTC will also support five groups participating in
the Road Fever event.
Vice President with responsibility for
Marketing, Marcian Cash said, “We are proud to support this event for
the fourth time. This year BTC is bringing the hype to the Bahamas
Carnival Experience. Starting tomorrow, customers can text to win free
tickets, BTC Combo Plans, a variety of BTC mobile phones and lunch for
two with DJ Khaled.”...
The Guardian gets worse and worse every day. Their regard for the truth,
their inability to decipher fact from fiction erodes every day. They
need to hire themselves out as the official propaganda rag of the Free
National Movement. They have outdone even The Punch.
unhinged, prejudiced broadside against the PLP is their editorial of
18 April which says that we should be quiet and not answer the nonsense
that is spewed by the various spokesman for the Government from the
Prime Minister on down, simply because we lost an election last year...
Minister of Financial Services, Trade and Immigration, the Hon. Brent
Symonette, officially opened meetings with stakeholders for the first
round of World Trade Organization (WTO) consultations. During a press
conference held at the Office of the Prime Minister on Monday, 16th
April, Minister Symonette said that ascension to the WTO would be
beneficial to the country...
The President and Executives of the Bahamas Red Cross Society paid a
courtesy call on Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry
and Immigration the Hon. Brent Symonette on Monday morning at the
Ministry. Pictured from left: Craig Tony Gomez, president; Gwen Reid,
committee member; Minister Symonette; Caroline Turnquest, director
general; Cyndi Williams-Rahming, fundraising chairperson; and Vincent
Wallace-Whitfield, legal adivsor.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. K. Peter
Turnquest said The Bahamas Government is legislating to ensure that the
country continues to meet international expectations for anti-money
laundering and countering the financing of terrorism.
support our financial regulators, as they supervise their licensed
entities in a fashion calculated to minimise financial crime,” DPM
Turnquest said at a press conference at the Ministry of Finance, April
The decision of the European Union Code of Conduct Group (COCG) to
recommend to the Economic and Financial Affairs (ECOFIN) Council that
The Bahamas should be removed from the list of non-cooperative
jurisdictions for tax purposes is a welcome development. The
announcement that our removal from the blacklist is expected to be
approved and made official by the ECOFIN Council by May 25, 2018 is good
The short period of time between the inclusion of The
Bahamas on the infamous blacklist and the COCG's recommendation for The
Bahamas' removal suggests that we ought not to have been placed on the
list in the first place...
Police on Eleuthera, are investigating a traffic accident which
occurred, Tuesday, 17th April, 2018, and has left an adult female dead.
Reports are that shortly before 6:00pm, a woman was driving a
silver Chevrolet Cobalt car on Queens Highway, south of the settlement
of Upper Bouge, when she lost control of the vehicle and crashed into
bushes before overturning...
In the year 2000, The Bahamas obtained observer status in the world
trade organization which permitted The Bahamas to become acquainted with
the rules and procedures of the world trade organization (WTO). It
also enabled The Bahamas to prepare for and begin negotiations for
accession to the WTO. In 2001, The Bahamas applied for full membership
in the World Trade Organization (WTO). The decision to apply for
membership in 2001 was based upon the following rationale:
The Bahamian economy was largely integrated into the global economy;
driven largely by its tourism and financial services sectors with their
Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis, Minister of Foreign Affairs
the Hon. Darren Henfield and delegation visited "10 Bahamas House" to
meet with staff of The Bahamas High Commission and the Bahamas Tourist
Office, April 17, 2018 during their attendance at Commonwealth Heads of
Government Meetings (CHOGM), April 16-20.
The European Union Code of Conduct Group has officially recommended the
Bahamas’ removal from the list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax
purposes. The Government received confirmation of this in writing on
April 17, 2018 from the Secretariat of the Code of Conduct Group.
its meeting on April 12, 2018, Member States’ delegations agreed to
recommend the decision to the European Union Economic and Financial
Affairs Council (ECOFIN), which is responsible for making the decision
His Excellency Habu Abubakar Gwani Ibrahim, High Commissioner-Designate
of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas
presented Letters of Credence to Governor General Her Excellency Dame
Marguerite Pindling during a brief ceremony at Government House on
Wednesday, April 11, 2018.
Save The Bays said they were shocked and alarmed to learn of the government’s
apparent plan to stretch the country’s already overburdened marine
resources to breaking point and perhaps beyond – the group calling
recent statements by Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries Renward Wells
“outrageous” and “uninformed”.
STB chairman Joseph Darville said
the Minister’s vow to try and double fisheries exports within a year is
reckless, dangerous and an insult to the hard work and sacrifice of
countless conservationists over the years...
Under the theme, “World Trade Organization (WTO) Membership – What Will
It Mean for The Bahamas?”, the Ministry of Financial Services, Trade
& Industry and Immigration, in collaboration with the University of
The Bahamas (UB) will host a panel discussion on this subject on
Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 6 p.m. at the University of the Bahamas’
Harry C. Moore Library.
The upcoming session will reveal the
results of a comprehensive Government-commissioned study – a
Vulnerability Study- to assess the impacts that the WTO accession
process may have on the Bahamian economy...
The Professional Advisory Board of the Gerald H. Read Center at Kent
State University serves as a catalyst for international and
intercultural education. The Board recently paid a Courtesy Call on Her
Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General (seated centre),
at Government House. Valdez K. Russell (seated third left), a former
international education instructor, serves as president of the Board and
hosted fellow board members for their spring meeting in The Bahamas.
Tabernacle Baptist Academy, the 2018 National High School Basketball
Champion and the Hugh Campbell Basketball Champion, was on Monday
praised for its athletic success and encouraged to continue to strive
for that success. However, its winning team members, the Tabernacle
Falcons, were urged to also focus on their academics.
Falcons, accompanied by their principal Edward Johnson, as well as the
coaching staff of the basketball team, made a courtesy call on Acting
Prime Minister (Deputy Prime Minister) and Minister of Finance, the Hon.
K. Peter Turnquest, at the Office of the Prime Minister...