||Last Updated: Nov 20, 2018 - 2:51:52 PM
Defence Force Joins in Remembrance Day Celebrations
- Nov 12, 2018 - 12:45:15 AM
Commodore Tellis Bethel along with the Officers and Marines of the
Royal Bahamas Defence Force joined the world in commemorating veterans
of World Wars I and II on Remembrance Day. Instituted by King George V
in 1919 in honour of these men and women, Remembrance Day is recognized
by Great Britain, her overseas territories, allies and former colonies.
year’s ceremony also marked the culmination of many activities that
members of the British Legion-Bahamas Branch (BLBB) showcased this year
in commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the ending of World War 1
on 11th November 1918...
Dozens of businesses granted duty waivers for apparel imports
- Nov 11, 2018 - 10:30:53 PM
The Ministry of Finance is inviting retail shoe and clothing merchants
to take advantage of the customs duty waiver that is available to
businesses to reduce the cost of importing goods. Since the policy was
announced in July, with the start of the 2018/2019 budget year, the
Ministry of Finance granted waivers to 154 applicants.
many more eligible businesses that can apply for the waiver, and the
Ministry of Finance wants to encourage them to utilize this tax relief
measure to reduce the cost of doing business and to bring down the price
for retail shopping at home...
National Remembrance Day Ceremonies Mark 100th Anniversary of Events Ending World War 1
- Nov 11, 2018 - 8:38:56 PM
A National Remembrance Day Church Service was held at Christ Church
Cathedral on Sunday, November 11, 2018 marking the 100th Anniversary of
events ending World War 1.
Governor General, Her Excellency the
Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling and Prime Minister, Dr. the Most Hon.
Hubert Minnis headed a list of government officials in attendance.
British Legion Bahamas Branch World War veterans were present, and are
pictured in front pew of the cathedral...
Ministers meet with EU and OECD to discuss ending tax watchlist for The Bahamas
- Nov 11, 2018 - 7:30:13 PM
The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. K. Peter
Turnquest, led a delegation to Brussels and Paris this week, for frank
discussions with high ranking officials within the European
Commissionand the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development
(OECD) on The Bahamas’ compliance with international standards on tax
Accompanying the Deputy Prime Minister was the
Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration,
the Hon. T. Brent Symonette; the Attorney General and Minister of Legal
Affairs, Sen. the Hon. Carl W. Bethel QC;and a senior advisor from each
of their respective ministries...
Former Cabinet Minister and Parliamentarian, Mr. Bradley Roberts Laid to Rest
- Nov 10, 2018 - 8:00:50 PM
Former Cabinet Minister and Parliamentarian, Mr. Bradley Bernard
Emmanuel Roberts was laid to rest in an Official Ceremony on Friday,
November 9, 2018 at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, West Street. Paying
respects were family members, friends, colleagues, former constituents
and government officials.
In attendance were: Governor General
Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling, Prime Minister
the Most Hon. Hubert A. Minnis, and Leader of the Opposition the Hon.
HMBS Lawrence Major transports equipment and materials
- Nov 10, 2018 - 6:45:14 PM
Coral Harbour Base - The Royal Bahamas Defence
Force Auxiliary vessel, HMBS Lawrence Major, departed Coral Harbour
Base this afternoon to transport equipment and materials for the
installation of a Meteorological Doppler radar in Long Island on behalf
of The Bahamas Meteorological Department.
The Doppler Radar will be installed on the Island as part of that Department's weather radar coverage system for The Bahamas...
Port Department and the Defence Force Investigating Floating Container Unit
- Nov 10, 2018 - 12:21:24 PM
The Royal Bahamas Defence Force is warning boaters to stay clear of
an unidentified floating container unit found in waters off Farmer's
Cay in the Exuma chain.
The estimated 20 feet x
40 feet metal container is currently located at position: Latitude:
23.57 North and Longitude 076.11 West (Farmer's Cay Cut). The residents
of Farmer's Cay had anchored the container unit and have also placed a
light on it to enhance its visibility after dark...
PHA/GBHS Update on services following chemical spill at the Rand Memorial Hospital
- Nov 9, 2018 - 11:31:07 PM
Laboratory services at the Rand Memorial Hospital have been suspended
this weekend as the hospital’s management and technical teams continue
to monitor the aftermath of a chemical spill which occurred in the
Laboratory on Thursday morning. Management however has confirmed the
full restoration of radiology services, and the cessation of referrals
from General Practice to the Freeport Community Clinic.
following the spill, environmental chemistry experts, an independent
Hazmat company, a private chemist and the Department of Environmental
Health Services were called in to mitigate the effects and clean the
PM Minnis Conducts Town Meeting in Spanish Wells
- Nov 9, 2018 - 10:15:18 PM
Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis held a Town Meeting at the
Samuel Guy Pinder All Age School, Spanish Wells, on Friday, November 9,
The MESECVI participates in a European/LatinAmerican meeting on femicide in Brussels
- Nov 9, 2018 - 9:03:17 PM
Representatives of the Follow-up Mechanism to the Belém do Pará
Convention (MESECVI) participated in the 10th Conference on
Femicide/Feminicide. Not One Woman Less!: Strengthening EU-CELAC
Cooperation in the Struggle Against Feminicide/Femicide, and in the
workshop “Towards a gender approach for media treatment of VAW and
femicide/feminicide: challenges and opportunities for cooperation
between the European Union and Latin America,” that took place on
November 8th and 9th, 2018 in Brussels, Belgium...
Official Funeral for the Late Mr. Bradley Roberts
- Nov 9, 2018 - 7:25:45 PM
Official Funeral Services for the Late Mr. Bradley Roberts, former
Cabinet Minister and Parliamentarian, took place today at St. Francis
Xavier Cathedral, West Street, attended by officials and a broad
cross-section of Bahamian society. Interment was at Western Cemetery.
(BIS Photos/Derek Smith)...
Bahamas successful in bid for seat on ITU Council
- Nov 9, 2018 - 4:48:16 PM
When the new session of the Council of the International
Telecommunications Union (ITU), meets to begin its work for the next
four years, The Bahamas will be seated as one of the Council’s 48 member
states. The Bahamas was successful in its first bid to sit on council
gaining the vote of 162 member states, out of a possible 177 present and
The election to Council took place during the second
week of the ITU’s Plenipotentiary Conference, (ITU PP) currently
underway in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, UAE...
Defence Force Joins in Search Operation after Plane Crashes
- Nov 9, 2018 - 4:17:55 PM
Search and Rescue teams from Nassau Airport Development Company, Bahamas
Airport Authority, the Royal Bahamas Police Force Fire Services, the
Royal Bahamas Defence Force Harbour Patrol Unit, the United States Coast
Guard, and BASRA were dispatched to the north shore of New Providence
in search of a light aircraft that crashed in waters off Nirvana Beach
late night on Thursday 8 November 2018.
The six seater Aztec
aircraft was later spotted by Defence Force patrol crews shortly after
10:00 p.m. just before sinking in waters half mile offshore...
Turning Grand Bahama into a Tech Hub
- Nov 9, 2018 - 1:54:18 PM
“The government has already begun implementing recommendations of the
Steering Committee to make technology hub a reality,” Minister of State
for Grand Bahama in the Office of the Prime Minister, Senator the Hon.
Kwasi Thompson told participants at the recent first Blockchain and
Cryptocurrency Conference, in Freeport.
“Over the past year
significant progress has been made in our tech hub initiative. The Tech
Hub Committee has unveiled their strategic plan that will help us to
chart the way forward. I am convinced that we can help to make
technology become a third pillar of this island’s economy, standing
alongside Industry and tourism.”
Governor General Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling congratulates Young Artists at the Annual Central Bank Art Competition & Exhibit
- Nov 9, 2018 - 12:36:23 PM
Governor General Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling
congratulated and encouraged young artists at the Central Bank of The
Bahamas Annual Art Competition and Exhibition, Thursday evening,
November 8, 2018. Among photos showing some of the artists and artworks
at the Bank, winner Jessica Frazer of C.V. Bethel High School (holding
envelope) is being congratulated by Governor General Dame Marguerite
Pindling, Governor of the Central Bank John Rolle, left, and well-known
Bahamian artist John Cox. The annual art competition is an opportunity
for the exhibition of Bahamian high school creative talent...
U.S. Embassy Closure in observance of the U.S. Veterans Day Holiday
- Nov 9, 2018 - 10:57:56 AM
The United States Embassy will be closed on Monday, November 12th in
observance of the U.S. Veterans Day holiday. Please be advised that the
Embassy will resume normal business operations on Tuesday, November 13th
at 8:00 a.m.
For any emergencies involving U.S. citizens,
please contact the U.S. Citizens Services Unit of the U.S. Embassy’s
Consular Section via telephone: 242-322-1181...
CIBC Trust Employee secures a win in the Financial Services Awards
- Nov 8, 2018 - 8:45:31 PM
CIBC Trust Company (Bahamas) Limited emerged tops in the recently held
annual Financial Services Industry Excellence Awards with one of two
employees nominated taking away the top award in her category.
T. Major, Director Operations, Finance & Client Accounting, won
Mentor of the Year and Taryn Turnquest, Trust Administrator, was
nominated in the Achiever of the Year category.
Managing Director Perry A. Rolle said it was an easy decision to nominate the two stars...
Economy turning around says Prime Minister at Securities Conclave
- Nov 8, 2018 - 6:55:09 PM
The Bahamian economy is turning around economically, said Prime Minister
Dr. the Most Hon. Hubert A. Minnis as he officially opened the
Securities Commission of The Bahamas Public Companies Forum.
one-day dialogue was held under the theme: “Expanding the Role of the
Capital Markets In Bahamian Economic Development,” on Thursday, November
8, 2018 at British Colonial Hilton.
The Prime Minister thanked
the Securities Commission for hosting this Public Companies Forum, and
for inviting him to bring opening remarks....
OAS and UNHCR Present Report on the Rights of Migrants and Refugees in Mexico and Central America
- Nov 8, 2018 - 6:35:55 PM
The Organization of American States (OAS) and the Office of the United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) today presented the first
report of the Comprehensive Regional Protection and Solutions Report
(MIRPS), which aims to defend the rights of migrants and refugees who
live or cross the territories of Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala,
Honduras, Mexico and Panama, and announced the creation of the Joint
OAS-UNHCR Coordination Unit to analyze the progress of this initiative...
‘Best of the Best Regatta’ to Make Leap for the Sport of Sailing
- Nov 8, 2018 - 6:24:25 PM
The Third Annual Best of the Best Regatta is scheduled for December
6-9, 2018. The event will be held at Montagu Foreshore. Minister of
Agriculture and Marine Resources, the Hon. Michael C. Pintard, made the
announcement during a press conference held at the Ministry’s
headquarters on Wednesday, November 7.
“Having met with my team
and participated in some of the planning, I am fully confident that we
are on track to surpass the mark set last year with the 2nd Best of the
Best Regatta,” said the Minister...