Members of Aliv executive team paid a courtesy call on Minister of
Financial Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration, the Hon. Brent
Symonette (centre left) and senior members of the Ministry at its
offices, recently. Aliv CEO Damian Blackburn is at centre right. Also
present were Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Sherylee Smith (third
left) and Actg. Director of Trade and Industry Keva Bain (second
Official photo by Kristaan Ingraham
of Bahamas Information Services...
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On Tuesday, June 27, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson released the
2017 Trafficking In Persons (TIP) Report. The Trafficking in Persons
(TIP) Report is the U.S. Government’s principal diplomatic tool to
engage foreign governments on human trafficking. It is also the world’s
most comprehensive resource of governmental anti-human trafficking
efforts and reflects the U.S. Government’s commitment to global
leadership on this key human rights and law enforcement issue. It
represents an updated, global look at the nature and scope of
trafficking in persons and the broad range of government actions to
confront and eliminate it. The U.S. Government uses the TIP Report to
engage foreign governments in dialogues to advance anti-trafficking
reforms and to combat trafficking and to target resources on prevention,
protection and prosecution programs...
Dr. Portia Brown-Jordan of Eden's Triune Ministries (left) presented
copies of her books, "Mind Game" and "The Crack of Dawn," to Her
Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, at Government
House, June 16, 2017.
Official photo by Letisha Henderson of Bahamas Information Services
With the summer heating up, there will be an increase in mosquitoes. In
response, the Ministry of Environmental Health has begun fogging
exercises throughout various communities, as shown by a truck driving
through a neighborhood in Eight Mile Rock, Grand Bahama. The Ministry
will conduct fogging throughout various communities and neighborhoods.
Residents are asked to listen to community announcements on radio for
scheduled times in their respective neighborhoods. Most of the fogging
takes place at night, or after the sun has set, during which time
residents are asked to be indoors...
Even as the United Kingdom continues to face its fair share of
challenging events, it today committed to closer relations with the
Caribbean Community (CARICOM).
New High Commissioner of the UK to
the Eastern Caribbean and CARICOM, Her Excellency Janet Douglas said on
Thursday 22 June that her country wanted to infuse fresh vigour in its
relations with the Region. She was at time presenting her Letter of
Credence to CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, at the
CARICOM Secretariat in Georgetown, Guyana.
In the wake of the
recent acts of terrorism in the UK, Ambassador LaRocque placed on record
the Community’s unreserved condemnation of orchestrated attacks
perpetrated against innocent civilians...
Baker's Bay Executives Dr. Livingstone Marshall, Sr. VP, Environmental
& Community (left) and Michael Meldman, Chairman/CEO, Discovery Land
Company (second left) paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Dr. the
Hon. Hubert A. Minnis (centre), Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of
Finance, the Hon. Peter Turnquest (second right), and Minister of
Tourism and Aviation, the Hon. Dionisio D'Aguilar at the Office of the
Prime Minister, June 23, 2017.
The Ministry of National Security held an Exhibition and Rally at Mall
at Marathon on Monday, June 26, 2017 in observance of 'International Day
Against Drug Abuse and Trafficking.' Minister of National Security the
Hon. Marvin Dames addressed the audience.
Official photos by Raymond A. Bethel, Sr. of Bahamas Information Services...
Following the tremendous success of the Water & Sewerage
Corporation’s (WSC) ‘Make the switch’ and ‘Ditch the Well’ campaigns,
which saw hundreds of customers resume service or start new services
with the corporation, WSC has re-introduced its 50% discount until
“We understand that for some, the cost of
connecting or reconnecting to our water supply system may be a burden,”
explained Public Affairs Manager Visna Armbrister. “But with a looming
Hurricane season and our improved water services, we have heard the cry
to make our services more affordable so once again we’ve reduced our
fees by cutting cost in half.”
Over the last 5 years, the Water & Sewerage Corporation, with the assistance of the Inter Development Bank (IDB)..
Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Michael Pintard and his
Ministry's Permanent Secretary Nicole Campbell (left) are pictured, June
26, 2017, with Director of the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas
Amanda Coulson, during a courtesy call and meeting at the Ministry.
Official photograph taken by Eric Rose of Bahamas Information Services…
With songs of praise and hearts of worship, hundreds of delegates
fellowshipped on Grand Bahama Island at the 77th Annual Convention of
the International Association of Ministers’ Wives and Ministers’ Widows
(IAMWMW), June 17th – 22nd, at the Grand Lucayan Resort.
This year marked the annual convention‘s fourth visit to The Bahamas and its first visit to Grand Bahama Island.
of the Bahamas Chapter and Convention Co-Chairperson, Rev. Dr. Sherry
Collie, explained that the convention’s first visit to The Bahamas was
TheBahamasWeekly.com is here to serve the community of The Bahamas. It is our aim to provide positive content. We intend to depict the better-side of life in The Bahamas, and share how Bahamians are indeed people helping people. We provide a venue for Bahamians to feel connected to one another no matter what island of this archipelago
they live on, or even if they now live abroad...
The following is the 2017 Budget Presentation by Senator Hon. Jamal Moss:
I rise this day in this Honourable Chamber, on the strength of none other than God, Almighty.
I, would like to express, my sincere and warm gratitude, to those who
have played a role, in my being here today. I will forever be grateful
to you and for what you have done to motivate me and aid me along my
Police are searching for a male suspect responsible for stealing a vehicle during an armed robbery that on 26th June 2017.
are that shortly after 11:30pm, a man was driving his black 2009 Suzuki
Swift car in the area of Hospital Lane and Meeting Street, when two
males armed with handguns approached and robbed him of his vehicle
before speeding off...
Jamaica - An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts
said the operator of a research reactor in Jamaica showed continuous
commitment to safety after its successful conversion to use low enriched
uranium (LEU) instead of high enriched uranium (HEU) as fuel. The
experts also made recommendations for further safety-related
improvements at the reactor, which is the only such facility in the
Police are asking the public to come forth with any information they may
have regarding fight at local nightclub that has left a man dead and
two others detained in hospital on 27th June 2017.
that shortly after 2:30am, a fight broke out at a nightclub located on
Farrington Road, that led to two males being shot and another stabbed.
The three males were taken to hospital, where one of them succumbed. The
two other males are detained in hospital, one in serious condition and
the other in stable condition...
Starting today, NHI Bahamas is implementing changes across the
organization as we seek to streamline our operations and budget. Since
launching enrolment for NHI Bahamas on April 24th 2017, NHI Bahamas has
assessed the level of resources used, and a determination has been made
that not all of the organization’s resources are being fully utilized in
the most efficient manner.
Enrolment numbers for the programme have stabilized. Therefore, a number
of positions in NHI Bahamas are no longer required. While this has
been a difficult decision to make, it is a necessary one at this time.
There is a need to streamline operations and a reality that NHI Bahamas
must continue to phase in health care services in a fiscally responsible
I feel extremely blessed to formally address this place for the very
first time. Additionally, I count this a privilege and one of my most
proud moments as a young professional; to have been afforded this
opportunity to take part in the continued effort to build, empower and
unite this great country, the Commonwealth of The Bahamas. I pray that
God grants me continued favor and my contributions in this place will be
beneficial to the betterment of the Bahamian society, and by extension
the Bahamian people.
I wish to extend praise and adoration to the Heavenly Father, who has
instilled in me the faith and confidence to be fearless, work hard and
reach for the sky, because it is indeed the limit!
Residents of the Southern Bahamas will be better equipped to handle their immediate situation if a disaster threatens.
June 22, 2017, during an Official Turnover Ceremony, the United States
Northern Command in a special ceremony handed over an Emergency Relief
Warehouse to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).
facility, built at an estimated $1.8 million, is the third of its kind
donated to complement the national disaster plan. The warehousing
project is a concept of Captain Stephen Russell, Director of NEMA...
I was watching a video called, “Lord Jamar: Europeans Have Been Historically More Violent than Africans”
on one of my favourite YouTube channels, DJVlad TV, and the host was
interviewing a regular contributor to his YouTube broadcast - an
Old School, Hip Hop artist from one of my favourite groups back in the
90’s, Brand Nubian’s Lord Jamar. Of course, Lord Jamar is an Afrocentric
artist from that era where being Afrocentric was a major part of
Hip-Hop culture and has his views on cultural history from time
The issue of Africans vs. Europeans, or any race vs
race, is not the core position of this article. But, the funny thing is,
while DJVlad TV is, primarily, an entertainment channel, the host from
which the channel is named, the DJ Vlad, plugged a book from a Harvard
Professor, Steven Pinker titled...