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BTC: Comments attributed to Garfield Sinclair, CEO
- Jul 16, 2019 - 3:50:53 PM
To be clear, no fire has been started. The statements were taken out of
context and do not convey the full essence of the message that was
delivered. BTC maintains a good working relationship with the Government
of The Bahamas and will continue to work together to drive economic
Youth from North Andros and New Providence Experienced BAMSI’s 3rd Summer Camp for Teens
- Jul 16, 2019 - 3:50:35 PM
BAMSI’s SUMMER EDUCATION ENHANCEMENT DISCOVERY SERIES (SEEDS) attracted
teens from North Andros and New Providence. This year the camp focused
on the impact of climate change on: agriculture, marine resources and
communities. To gain a better understanding of the unique challenges
brought about by climate change in the Bahamas, participants visited
Miss Marshall’s Yard in Red Bays to understand the impact of forest
fires on the community’s straw handcrafts; shorter growing seasons for
common crops such as cabbages and tomatoes; as well as the decreasing
number of crabs harvested over the past few years...
UWI Chancellor Pays Courtesy Call on Minister of Education
- Jul 16, 2019 - 3:01:59 PM
Paying a courtesy call on Minister of Education Jeffrey Lloyd on
Monday, July 16, 2019 was Chancellor of the University of the West
Indies (UWI) Robert Bermudez. Among the delegation were UWI President
Missouri Sherman, Alumni Affairs Director Celia Davidson, UWI Head of
Hospitality Dr. Michelle McLeod, UWI Bursar Howard Pearce, UWI Alumnus
and Secretary Troy Oliver and UWI Alumnus Dr. Robin Roberts. Ministry of
Education (MOE) officials present included Permanent Secretary Lorraine
Armbrister, Under Secretary Serethea Clarke, Deputy Director of
Education for Curriculum Sharon Poitier, and Financial Controller Joan
Workshop for Passport Office Staff
- Jul 16, 2019 - 2:34:13 PM
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in collaboration with the Department
of Transformation and Digitization of the Office of the Prime Minister,
held a workshop for Passport Office staff on Saturday 6th July 2019 in
the training room of Cecil Wallace Whitfield Centre on Cable Beach.
Staff members of the Passport Offices in Nassau, Grand Bahama and Abaco
attended the workshop. Other staff members participated via
teleconference -- Consular officers of Bahamas Overseas Missions in
Atlanta and Ottawa participated via video-conferencing. A staff member
of the Bahamas Embassy in China was present at the workshop in Nassau...
NEMA conducts community emergency response training exercises
- Jul 16, 2019 - 1:45:57 PM
The CERT is a programme which educates volunteers about disaster
preparedness for the hazards that may impact their immediate
surroundings and trains them in basis disaster response skills such as
fire safety, light search, team organization, and disaster medical
For these types of training, NEMA has partnered with
the United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) and The Federal
Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), an agency of the United States
Department of Homeland Security...
Public Notice: GBPA Expression of Interest
- Jul 16, 2019 - 11:42:13 AM
The Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) is inviting candidates with
expertise in operating digital signoge, who also hove the financial
wherewithal, to provide expressions of interest (EOI) to erect, operate
and maintain Digital Billboard Signoge in designated locations
throughout the Freeport area.
To submit on
expression of interest or for more information, please collect a
proposal package from the front desk of the Grand Bahama Port Authority
Bahamas and Canada Ink Air Service Agreement
- Jul 16, 2019 - 10:02:04 AM
The Bahamas and Canada inked an historic bilateral Air Transport
agreement recently to encourage more Canadian aviation companies to
flock to the destination.
According to Minister of Tourism and
Aviation Dionisio D’Aguilar, the agreement also allows Bahamian aviation
companies to take advantage of economic opportunities in Canada.
agreement solidifies our relationship with Canada as it relates to
aviation. And so, this agreement sets out the steps by which aviation
The PM Minnis attends the Funeral of Matriarch Steave Elmira Harris
- Jul 15, 2019 - 7:56:30 PM
Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis (front row, left),
Minister of Education the Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd, and Parliamentary
Secretary Pakesia Parker-Edgecombe attended the Service of Thanksgiving
and Home Going Celebration for Matriarch Steave Elmira Harris, the
mother of Bahamas Information Services Director General Kevin Harris, on
Sunday afternoon, July 14, 2019 at St. George's Anglican Church. The
service was officiated by the Reverend Fr. Scott Brennen, Rector of St.
George's, assisted by the Venerable G. Kingsley Knowles, Rector of
Christ the King Anglican Church, Archdeacon of East Central Bahamas...
Foreign Ministers of Belize and Guatemala acknowledge OAS contribution to seeking solution to their territorial differendum
- Jul 15, 2019 - 5:00:32 PM
The Foreign Ministers of Belize, Wilfred Elrington; and Guatemala,
Sandra Jovel, today spoke to the Permanent Council of the Organization
of American States (OAS) about the progress made in recent years to find
a permanent and definitive solution to the territorial differendum
involving both nations for several decades, especially the decision by
both countries to submit the case to the International Court of Justice
During the meeting, the Secretary General of the OAS, Luis
Almagro, congratulated both governments for having held referenda to
submit the case to the International Court of Justice, in compliance
with an agreement signed in 2008...
Bahamas Maritime Authority Visits ACP in Brussels
- Jul 15, 2019 - 4:32:28 PM
The Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA) Board visited Brussels to deliver a
letter from the Prime Minister to the Secretary-General of the African,
Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP). Pictured from left:
Captain Dwain Hutchinson, BMA Managing Director and CEO; Ambassador
Denise Lewis-Johnson, BMA Chair; ACP Secretary-General Dr. Patrick
Gomes; Kerry Bonamy, Head of Chancery, Bahamas Embassy to
Belgium/Permanent Mission to EU; Viwanou Gnassounou, ACP Asst.
CTO Mourns Loss of Marie Walker, Long-Time Tourism Colleague & Friend of the Caribbean
- Jul 15, 2019 - 3:49:27 PM
Executives and staff of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) are
mourning the loss of Marie Walker, a long-time Jamaica-born tourism
colleague and friend who dedicated her time to the betterment of the
"Marie Walker was a passionate tourism
regionalist who never missed an opportunity to serve on a CTO committee,
most recently at the Caribbean Week debriefing meeting two weeks ago,"
said Sylma Brown, director of CTO-USA, Inc...
BOKA Vanguard Delivers Cruise Ship for repairs at GB Ship Yard
- Jul 15, 2019 - 3:17:42 PM
The BOKA Vanguard, a semi-submersible heavy lift ship that can function
as a floating dry dock, safely delivered the Carnival Vista cruise ship
to the Grand Bahama Ship Yard for repairs on Saturday, July 13, 2019.
The cruise ship delivery by floating dry dock was a unique event, and
Freeport, Grand Bahama, provided a backdrop for this historic occasion...
PM Minnis thanks BNT for preserving the natural environment
- Jul 15, 2019 - 2:31:44 PM
Thanking the Bahamas National Trust for preserving the natural environs
of the country over the past 60 years, Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr.
Hubert Minnis revealed further plans towards the protection of natural
He was addressing the 60th Anniversary celebration of
The Bahamas National Trust at its Retreat Gardens on Village Road, July
PM Minnis attends BNT's 60th Anniversary Festivities
- Jul 13, 2019 - 8:15:47 PM
Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis attended the Bahamas
National Trust's (BNT) 60th Anniversary Commemoration of the signing of
the BNT Act, and brought remarks, at The Retreat Garden, Village Road,
on Friday evening. Festivities are pictured.
(BIS Photos/Raymond A.
Minister Wells Attends Commonwealth Meetings while in London
- Jul 13, 2019 - 5:30:51 PM
Minister of Transport and Local Government, the Hon. Renward Wells,
currently in London for International Maritime Organization (IMO)
meetings, as Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs while there attended a
Reception for Foreign Affairs Ministers of the Commonwealth hosted by
Prince Charles at Clarence House Courtyard. Minister Wells on Wednesday
-- representing Bahamas Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Darren
Henfield -- attended the Commonwealth Foreign Affairs Ministers Meeting
(CFAMM) at Marlborough House...
Joint Operation by Immigration and Defence Force nabs suspected human and drug smugglers
- Jul 13, 2019 - 12:50:46 PM
Thirteen suspects apprehended along with a quantity of suspected drugs
on Friday 12 July 2019 are in Police custody. The apprehension was the
result of a joint operation by Bahamas Immigration Department and Royal
Bahamas Defence Force personnel stationed in Freeport, Grand Bahama.
1 Bahamian and 12 foreign nationals from 5 foreign nations were
apprehended aboard a 25-foot go-fast vessel by a Defence Force patrol
craft with Defence Force Marines and Immigration officials around 5:00
Tourism Adventures Limited introduces a new way to experience Eleuthera!
- Jul 13, 2019 - 8:15:02 AM
Tourism Adventures Limited, a ground-breaking Bahamian company
spearheaded by a Father/Son duo and a group of savvy investment
partners, having set its compass and charted its course, is nearing
landfall for the Fall/Winter launch of its daily high-speed “Day Trip”
tourist excursions to North Eleuthera.
A four hundred (400)
passenger high-speed catamaran. Travelling at 47 knots per hour. To an
exclusive beach experience in Eleuthera. A 1-hour trip between Nassau
and Eleuthera. And returning the same day...
Grenada Assumes Chair of the Permanent Council
- Jul 12, 2019 - 4:50:13 PM
The Permanent Representative of Grenada to the Organization of American
States (OAS), Yolande Smith, today assumed the chair of the Permanent
Council of the Organization, which is held on a rotating basis every
Ambassador Smith spoke of the importance of
carrying out the Council's actions based on integrity. "Integrity in the
process, in the way we conduct our daily affairs, in the responsibility
entrusted to us; at the end of the day we are representatives of our
countries and our symbols, our sovereignty and our statehood must be
respected," she said...
Teachers Go On a Farm Adventure
- Jul 12, 2019 - 4:15:23 PM
Teachers got up close and personal with peacocks, chickens and goats as they explored Down To Earth Adventure Farm recently.
the 1 ½ -hour adventure, the primary and high school educators pet and
fed donkeys, learned about native plants, the 21-day egg hatching
process and more. The field trip was a part of the Ministry of
Education’s Summer Professional Development Workshops for Senior High
School Social Science teachers...