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Prime Minister Minnis Visits North Abaco and Cays
- Sep 16, 2019 - 1:23:57 AM
Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis traveled to North Abaco,
including a number of the Abaco cays on September 11 as part of his assessment of
relief and recovery efforts on affected islands.
Minister was accompanied by Minister of Foreign Affairs and North Abaco
MP the Hon. Darren Henfield; Deputy Leader of the Official Opposition,
Mr. I. Chester Cooper; and President of the Bahamas Christian Council,
Bishop Delton Fernander.
Prime Minister Minnis visited Green
Turtle Cay and Elbow Cay, and the settlements of Cooper’s Town, Crown
Haven and Fox Town in North Abaco...
Prohibition to Build issued for Areas of Abaco
- Sep 15, 2019 - 11:53:18 PM
The Minister of Housing and the Environment has issued a Prohibition to
Build Order for The Mudd, Pigeon Pea, Sand Bank and Farm Road community
areas located on the island of Abaco, with immediate effect.
to the Order, “no person shall erect any new building or development
for the purposes of residing or carrying out any commercial activity” in
the identified community areas.
The purpose of the Order is to allow for recovery efforts and the removal of storm debris related to Hurricane Dorian.
UWI Vice-Chancellor Leads Mission to The Bahamas
- Sep 15, 2019 - 8:09:55 PM
Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies (The UWI),
Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, was visibly moved as he opened his Forum
on the Hurricane Response in The Bahamas on Friday, September 13, 2019.
Calling it a ‘zone of vulnerability and devastation’, he addressed the
enormity of devastation, the magnitude of effort required to rebuild,
and The UWI’s role in the context of post-colonial vulnerability.
Vice-Chancellor and UWI teams had been and are in the affected islands
working on the ground and with Government officials in the aftermath of
Hurricane Dorian which clocked winds of 220 and battered the islands of
Abaco and Grand Bahama for almost two days...
OAS Commission on Nicaragua
- Sep 15, 2019 - 7:50:24 PM
The Commission of the Organization of American States (OAS) on
Nicaragua, composed of representatives from Argentina, Canada, Jamaica,
Paraguay and United States of America, expresses its discomfort at the
Nicaraguan Government decision of not granting access to the country to
its members and an OAS officer enforced by a communication from the
migration agency issued today...
Meet housing needs for displaced with repossessed properties says local realtor
- Sep 15, 2019 - 7:07:37 PM
Thousands of repossessed properties sit vacant while thousands who lost
their homes as Hurricane Dorian thrashed Abaco and Grand Bahama are
sleeping in shelters, desperate for some semblance of a return to
Now, says leading real estate broker and entrepreneur
Mario Carey, as government searches for a solution to housing the answer
may be staring them right in the face – incentivize investors to buy
distressed properties and transform them into rent-controlled,
300 Bahamians back to work at Grand Bahama Shipyard
- Sep 15, 2019 - 6:01:14 PM
Even as its ships ferried thousands of meals and tons of supplies to
hurricane-stricken Grand Bahama in the wake of Hurricane Dorian, Royal
Caribbean issued welcomed news yesterday – Grand Bahama Shipyard, one of
the island’s largest employers, re-opened September 11, providing jobs
and a semblance of normalcy amidst the tumultuous relief efforts.
are extremely pleased to advise that the Grand Bahama Shipyard
re-opened for business on Wednesday, September 11, allowing some 300
Bahamian employees to return to work and demonstrating to the outside
world that Grand Bahama is on a path to recovery,” said Michael Bayley,
President & CEO of Royal Caribbean International...
Bahamas PSA: Renewal or Replacement of E-Regular Passports
- Sep 15, 2019 - 3:46:41 PM
The general public is advised that the Government of The Bahamas
has authorized a fee waiver for the replacement of E-Regular passports
for persons from Grand Bahama and its Cays and Abaco Islands and its
Cays whose passports were damaged, destroyed or lost during the passage
of Hurricane Dorian.
Persons from the
affected islands wishing to replace their E-Regular passport can do so
by visiting the Passport Office in New Providence. Of note, effort is
being made to restore service at the Passport Office in Grand Bahama in
the shortest time possible.
Persons whose passports were damaged are asked...
EY Donates to Bahamas Hurricane Dorian Relief Efforts
- Sep 15, 2019 - 1:43:37 PM
On Sept. 13, EY announced a $200,000 donation to Hurricane Dorian relief
efforts in the Bahamas.
Leadership of the EY region of the Bahamas,
Bermuda, British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands will donate $100,000,
with EY Americas matching the donation, to The Bahamas National
Emergency Management Authority (NEMA).
“This is an
extraordinarily difficult time for the Bahamas and,by extension,all of
the countries that make up a part of this region, so it is imperative
that we come together as one to help the Bahamas and its people begin to
rebuild,” said Dan Scott, Regional Managing Partner with EY..
Taking Food to the People in Grand Bahama
- Sep 15, 2019 - 6:13:15 AM
The National Emergency Management Agency, along with Carnival Cruise
Line took thousands of prepared lunches to the residents of Grand Bahama
on Thursday afternoon (September 12, 2019) during the lunchtime rush.
prepared meals were distributed on the grounds of the old Portion
Control Shopping Centre, which intersects two major highways. The meals,
which were prepared by chefs aboard Carnival Cruise Line, were properly
packed and handed out to any and all residents who stopped by for
UN Secretary General Visits The Bahamas to Assess Damage from Hurricane Dorian
- Sep 15, 2019 - 2:04:49 AM
United Nations Secretary General António Guterres expressed the
solidarity of the United Nations and the international community with
the government and people of The Bahamas after the unrelenting onslaught
of Hurricane Dorian.
“I bring our deepest condolences to those
who have lost loved ones and our sympathy to the many others who have
lost their homes and communities,” the Secretary General said during a
press conference held after a meeting with Prime Minister the Most Hon.
Dr. Hubert Minnis and officials at the Office of the Prime Minister,
September 13, 2019...
(Photos) UN Secretary General visits Abaco, Bahamas
- Sep 15, 2019 - 1:07:17 AM
ABACO, The Bahamas -- The Secretary General of the United Nations
Antonio Guterres visited The Bahamas, arriving Friday, September 13 --
during which he had meetings with Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr.
Hubert Minnis, participated in a press conference, and visited the
island of Abaco where he saw first-hand the devastation by Hurricane
Photos within show his visit to Abaco...
(Video) 'Bahamas Strong'
- Sep 14, 2019 - 11:14:53 PM
Bahamas Information Services presents the first in a series of video
presentations under the theme, 'Bahamas Strong,' which captures the
spirit and strength of the Bahamian people in the wake of the
devastating impact of Category 5 Hurricane Dorian...
Bahamas PM speaks with His Royal Highness Prince Charles
- Sep 14, 2019 - 9:53:38 PM
Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis spoke by phone with His
Royal Highness Prince Charles today from his office at Cabinet,
Prince Charles expressed how deeply the people of
the United Kingdom are feeling for Bahamians during this time of
tragedy in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian.
His Royal Highness
and the Prime Minister also spoke about ways to rebuild storm-affected
communities better and with resilience and long-term reconstruction...
Displaced Persons Registration Desk at Odyssey Aviation is Now Closed
- Sep 14, 2019 - 9:15:33 PM
The Department of Rehabilitative Welfare
Services announced Saturday, September 14, 2019 that the displaced
persons registration desk at Odyssey Aviation is now closed.
registration desk was spearheaded by a collective group of private
citizens, partners and NGOs in collaboration with the Department of
Social Services. It was staffed by more than 50 trained volunteers
working on shifts, registered approximately 6,854 people arriving to New
Providence by air from Abaco and Grand Bahama between September 5 -13,
Awards for 2018 Junior Junkanoo Competition Presented
- Sep 14, 2019 - 7:51:01 PM
The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture (MOYSC) recognized schools
throughout The Bahamas for their accomplishments in the 2018 Junior
Junkanoo Competition, Thursday, September 12th, 2019 at the National
Training Agency, Gladstone Road.
Students and teachers,
representing pre, primary, junior and senior high school divisions,
accepted their prizes for their achievements in various categories
during the 31stJunior Junkanoo Awards Presentation sponsored by the
MOYSC, the NJC and Sol Petroleum Bahamas Ltd. The categories included:
Best Banner, Best Music, Best Choreography, Best Overall, Best Off the
Shoulder and Best Free Dancer...
Grand Bahama prepares for another storm
- Sep 14, 2019 - 3:10:37 PM
Even as residents of both Grand Bahama and Abaco struggle to clean up
following the passage of Hurricane Dorian, which left behind devastating
effects, the threat of a tropical wave over these islands have only
added to the anxiety GB and Abaco residents have been feeling.
Cyclone Nine is expected to develop into the next Tropical storm, as it
moves through parts of The Bahamas this weekend. According to local and
international weather reports, the Wave has a 70 percent chance of
UN Secretary General commends NEMA
- Sep 14, 2019 - 2:00:12 PM
Secretary General of the United Nations António Guterres commended the
National Emergency Management Agency and The Bahamas Government at
large, on its response in the wake of Hurricane Dorian.
his Visit to The Bahamas, he met with the NEMA committee at the National
Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC) on Friday, September 13, 2019. He
was accompanied by the Most Hon Dr Hubert Minnis, Prime Minister and
members of his UN staff...
PAHO Officials call on Bahamas Government
- Sep 14, 2019 - 12:24:29 PM
Governor General His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith
welcomed board members of the Pan American Health Organization and the
World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) in a courtesy call at Government
House, September 13, 2019.
Pictured from left: Dr. Esther de
Gourville, Bahamas Representative, PAHO; H.E. Cornelius A. Smith; Dr.
Carissa Etienne, Director, PAHO; and Dr. Merle Lewis, Chief of Staff,
AIBT Told, Bahamas is Still Open for Business
- Sep 14, 2019 - 8:15:01 AM
Despite the recent passing and devastation of two major islands by
Hurricane Dorian two weeks ago, the country’s Minister of Financial
Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration, the Hon. Elsworth
Johnson, told industry leaders that the country is still ‘open for
Mr. Johnson made the statement while addressing the
Association of International Bank & Trust (AIBT) Companies,
September 11, 2019 at Baha Mar Convention Centre.The theme for this
year’s Nassau conference is “Evolution: Substance, Transparency &
Bahamas National Prayer Service set for Sept. 18, flags to be flown at half mast
- Sep 14, 2019 - 2:00:36 AM
Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis has announced plans for a
National Prayer Service to honour the lives lost to Hurricane Dorian.
Government has invited the Bahamas Christian Council to plan the
National Prayer Service, which will take place on Wednesday 18 September
at Bahamas Faith Ministries International, Carmichael Road, starting at