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Closure of office: Ministry Of Public Works
- Jan 13, 2020 - 10:09:45 PM
The Ministry of Public Works wishes to advise the public that as
remediation work continues in the aftermath of the fire, unfortunately,
the office will remain closed on Tuesday, 14th January, 2020.
The Ministry of Public Works regrets any further inconvenience the closure may cause...
The General Post Office successfully passed the audit Conducted by United Postal Union
- Jan 13, 2020 - 9:36:32 PM
Congratulations are extended to the Post Master General, Mrs. Jennifer
Johnson for passing the United Postal Union’s Audit. Kudos are also
extended to her staff and the Steering Committee who guided the process
to ensure that the requisite deliverables were in place prior to the
Audit and that they were in tandem with the Terms of Reference of the
audit template. The Project Committee for E-Commerce and IT initiatives
introduced in September...
The Bahamas Great Exuma Classic at Sandals Emerald Bay
- Jan 13, 2020 - 6:11:45 PM
Sandals Emerald Bay GC | Great Exuma, Bahamas | January 12-15, 2020
Golf Course: Sandals Emerald Bay Golf Course (Par 72 / 7,001 yards)
Course Designer: Greg Norman
Purse: $600,000 (Winner: $108,000 / 500 points)...
Hurricane Dorian Pledging Conference - towards "Rebuilding a Stronger and More Resilient Bahamas"
- Jan 13, 2020 - 5:44:48 PM
Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis officially opened the
Hurricane Dorian Pledging Conference at Baha Mar Convention Centre on
Monday, January 13, 2020. Against the backdrop of the theme,
"Rebuilding a Stronger and More Resilient Bahamas," the conference is
being held five months after Category 5 Hurricane Dorian devastated
North Abaco and Cays and East Grand Bahama. The Prime Minister thanked
the United Nations for facilitating the conference, and its agencies
including the UN Development Programme (UNDP) for partnership with the
Bahamas Government, and assistance in the immediate aftermath of the
The Governor General welcomes IAAF President, Lord Coe, in a courtesy call
- Jan 13, 2020 - 4:15:08 PM
Governor General His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith
(centre) received in a courtesy call, International Amateur Athletic
Federation (IAAF) President Sebastian Coe (centre left), along with
President of the North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletic
Association (NACAC) Mike Sands (centre right), and members of the
Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations (BAAA) at Government House
on Monday, January 13, 2020.
(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...
University Of The Ozarks Guest Lectures at BAMSI - Jan. 13th – 16th
- Jan 13, 2020 - 2:34:34 PM
The Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science Institute is committed to
nation building through the development of relevant educational and
training programs and initiatives. In this regard, we are pleased to
have sharing with us the following members from the University of the
Ozarks in Clarkesville, Arkansas:
· Professor Sean Coleman: Dean, Natural Sciences and Mathematics and Professor of Biology
· Dr. Warren Sconiers, Entomologist and Assistant Professor of Biology...
Prime Minister Minnis: Govt to liberalize investment process for areas affected by Hurricane Dorian
- Jan 13, 2020 - 1:05:07 PM
The Government is looking to simplify a number of investment
requirements and expedite investment applications for Bahamian and
international investors for Abaco, the Abaco Cays, and East End and West
End, Grand Bahama, Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis said
“We will liberalize the process of investment for the
affected areas,” the Prime Minister told hundreds of local and
international delegates attending the Hurricane Dorian Pledging
Conference on 13 January at the Baha Mar Convention Centre...
Senator Jamal Moss Addresses Government High School Students on Majority Rule
- Jan 13, 2020 - 11:00:04 AM
Senator the Hon. Jamal Moss addressed Government High School students
on the topic of 'Majority Rule,' January 13, 2020 during a Special
Assembly at the school. Majority Rule Day national holiday was observed
on January 10. Senator Moss highlighted for the students where they
should put emphasis in their lives: notably on getting a good education,
working together for the greater good, and living up to the vision and
ideals that the national holiday commemorates.
PM Minnis Attends UNDP Reception on Eve of the Hurricane Dorian Pledging Conference
- Jan 13, 2020 - 9:24:50 AM
Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis attends Launch of the
Government of The Bahamas and the United Nations Development Programme
Exhibition/Innovation Fair & Welcome Cocktail Reception, January 12,
2020, at Baha Mar on the eve of the Hurricane Dorian Pledging
Conference that will take place at Baha Mar Convention Centre on Monday,
January 13, 2020. Prime Minister Minnis is pictured among guests,
including UNDP Officials, Cabinet Ministers...
Ministry of Works will be closed on Monday, January 13
- Jan 12, 2020 - 4:00:35 PM
The Ministry of Public Works will be closed on Monday, 13th January,
2020 due to damage to the ministry’s property as a result of a fire on
11th January 2020.
The Ministry of Public Works will re-open and resume normal services to the public on Tuesday, 14th January, 2020...
2020 New Year’s address by PM Allen M. Chastanet
- Jan 12, 2020 - 8:15:45 AM
Good evening, fellow Saint Lucians, at home and abroad. A Happy New Year
to you all. I pray that 2020 will bring you good health, peace,
happiness and prosperity.
I thank you all for the spirit of
giving and love which flowed throughout our island in December. It was a
joy for my family and I to share in the festivities, especially in my
constituency of Micoud South...
St. Anne's School Cultural Day Extravaganza
- Jan 11, 2020 - 10:47:34 PM
Senior Cultural Affairs Officer in the Ministry of Youth, Sports and
Culture Sonovia Pierre, Senator the Hon. Jamal Moss, Cultural
Educator/Story Teller Arlene Nash-Ferguson, Ministry of Education
representatives, clergy and cultural stakeholders joined faculty, staff
and students at the St. Anne's School, on January 9, 2020, for its
Bahamian Cultural Day. The event, held under the theme "It's a Bahamian
Thing ... Show Ya National Pride," provided an opportunity for students
to experience various aspects of Bahamian culture, as well as showcase
their own talents...
India's High Commissioner calls on the Governor General
- Jan 11, 2020 - 9:35:06 PM
His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith, Governor General
(right), received His Excellency M. Sevala Naik, High Commissioner of
India, in a courtesy call at Government House, January 9, 2020.
Majority Rule Day Observed in Ecumenical Service at Christ Church Cathedral
- Jan 11, 2020 - 1:40:27 PM
His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith, Governor General, along
with government officials, other dignitaries, school children and
members of the public, attended the Ecumenical Service in observance of
Majority Rule Day at Christ Church Cathedral on Friday, January 10,
2020. The sermon was delivered by the Very Rev'd Harry Bain, Dean of
Nassau, Rector of Christ Church Cathedral. Pictured seated behind the
Governor General (in first pew) is the Acting Prime Minister, the Hon.
(BIS Photos/Letisha Henderson)...
Church by the Sea of Ft. Lauderdale Partners with Government for Reconstruction in Fox Town
- Jan 11, 2020 - 11:29:30 AM
At a recent Town Meeting in Fox Town, Little Abaco, Minister of Foreign
Affairs and North Abaco MP the Hon. Darren Henfield thanked the Church
by the Sea, a Florida-based non-denominational church, for its
partnership with the Government of The Bahamas in assisting with the
repair of homes in Fox Town, damaged by Hurricane Dorian. Minister
Henfield also thanked the Bahamas Disaster Reconstruction Authority
which will provide inspectors working with the building teams. Local
labour will be used in the initiative. The government will pay for the
local labour. The church will provide building materials.
Commonwealth Secretary-General will visit India next week to address Raisina Dialogue
- Jan 10, 2020 - 2:44:53 PM
Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland will address the 2020 Raisina Dialogue in New Delhi, India next week.
Dialogue is India’s flagship conference on geopolitics and
geo-economics. In her speech, the Secretary-General will highlight the
need for multilateral responses to navigate the most pressing issues
facing the global community...
Haiti earthquake, a decade Later: Food For the poor donors devoted to rebuilding
- Jan 10, 2020 - 1:08:40 PM
“I lost my father and three sisters, I loved them… I don’t know what I
am going to do now, I just don’t know,” were the pain-filled words of an
injured young man recorded by a Food For The Poor staff member in
Port-au-Prince, Haiti, after a devastating earthquake rocked the
Caribbean nation a decade ago.
On Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010, at 4:53
p.m., a sudden shift in a fault line triggered a catastrophic 7.0
magnitude earthquake near Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince. More than
250,000 people were killed that day and an estimated 1.3 million were
New York Times listed The Bahamas as one of its top 52 places to go in 2020
- Jan 9, 2020 - 6:05:34 PM
The New York Times listed The Bahamas as one of its top "52 places to go
in 2020." The article listed The Bahamas at number 22 among the other
countries. Reassuring readers, despite the devastation of Hurricane
Dorian to two Islands in the archipelago, 15 islands are open for
business and are ready to receive visitors...