Governor General Greets Family of Late Chief Justice Isaacs
- Sep 6, 2018 - 9:07:59 PM
General, Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling gives
condolences to the family of the late Hon. Mr. Justice Stephen G.
Isaacs, Chief Justice of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, at the
Lying-in-State at the Supreme Court on
September 6, 2018
. The State Funeral for the Chief Justice will take place
at Christ Church Cathedral.
DPM Turnquest Conveys Condolences to the Children of the Late Chief Justice
- Sep 6, 2018 - 9:02:28 PM
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. Peter Turnquest
conveys condolences to children of the late Hon. Mr. Justice Stephen
Isaacs, Chief Justice of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas -- Stephen, Jr.
and Capri -- at the Supreme Court Lying-in-State on September 6, 2018.
Farewell to the Ambassador of Brazil
- Sep 6, 2018 - 7:29:50 PM
A Farewell Reception was held for His Excellency Carlos Eduardo Sette
Câmara da Fonseca Costa, Resident Ambassador of the Federative Republic
of Brazil to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and his wife, Maria Alcina
Motta Freitas Bauder, at the British Colonial Hilton on Wednesday
evening, September 5, 2018. Ministry of Foreign Affairs officials and
members of the diplomatic community attended. Acting Minister of
Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Brent Symonette gave farewell remarks and
presented to the ambassador and his wife a gift of a painting of a
lovely Bahamian beach scene...
The Late Hon. Mr. Justice Stephen G. Isaacs Lies in State
- Sep 6, 2018 - 5:30:23 PM
The Late Hon. Mr. Justice Stephen G. Isaacs, Chief Justice of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, lies in state at the Supreme Court,
September 6, 2018. Pictured viewing his body and paying respects are
his sister, Sonia Smith, her husband Brian Smith, and Stephen Isaacs,
Jr. at left. The State Funeral will take place Friday morning, September
7, at Christ Church Cathedral.
(BIS Photo/Derek Smith)...
Ministry of Education: Presumed beating of student
- Sep 6, 2018 - 5:03:16 PM
The Ministry of Education’s attention is drawn to an image circulating
in social media of what appears to be a child’s exposed buttocks with a
caption that indicated a presumed beating of the child at one of our
Public Junior High Schools.
The Ministry has commenced an
investigation in the matter and will be making a public statement when
that investigation concludes...
Minister Campbell Affirms Social Services Ministry Commitment to Civil Society Groups
- Sep 6, 2018 - 3:53:03 PM
The Department of Gender and Family Affairs of the Ministry of Social
Services and Urban Development hosted leaders and members of several
major non-governmental organizations (NGO's) with primary focus on the
training, improvement and development of girls and young women in The
Bahamas, in anticipation of the United Nations International Day of the
Girl Child 2018 on October 11.
Minister of Social Services and
Urban Development the Hon. Frankie Campbell said at the meeting, the
International Day of the Girl Child (observed since 2012) aims to
highlight and address the needs and challenges girls face on a daily
Preparation for State Funeral Ceremonies
- Sep 6, 2018 - 1:23:37 PM
In preparation for the State
Funeral of the late Hon. Mr. Justice Stephen G. Isaacs, Chief Justice of
the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, various branches of government and the
community did a 'walk-through' of the ceremonies
. The Lying--in-State takes place today at the Supreme Court, and Funeral Services,
, at Christ Church Cathedral.
(BIS Photos/Derek Smith)...
Memorial Service for the Late Chief Justice, the Hon. Stephen G. Isaacs
- Sep 6, 2018 - 10:41:10 AM
Family members, friends, co-workers are pictured in attendance at a
Memorial Service held by the Judiciary for the late Hon. Mr. Justice
Stephen G. Isaacs, Chief Justice of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, on
Wednesday evening, September 5, 2018 at St. Matthew's Anglican Church. A
State Funeral will be held for the late Chief Justice at Christ Church
Cathedral on Friday morning, September 7. The Lying-in-State takes
place at the Supreme Court today.
(BIS Photos/Patrick Hanna)...
GB International Bazaar’s burnt Straw Market demolished
- Sep 5, 2018 - 5:36:08 PM
The Building and Development Services Department of The Grand Bahama
Port Authority (GBPA), Limited demolished the remnants of the previously
burnt section of the International Bazaar’s Straw Market on Thursday,
August 30th, 2018. The memorable blaze that ripped through the market
in March of this year, left at least a dozen straw vendors displaced.
The burnt structure created an eyesore, which later progressed to an
unauthorized dumpsite. Residents voiced their concerns over the past
months, noting that something needed to be done to address the
deteriorating impact that the burnt structure posed to the area, which
was being abused by individuals for the disposal of debris...
Cabinet Office: State Funeral Events - Road Closure and Diversion
- Sep 5, 2018 - 4:16:37 PM
The State Funeral Service for the late Chief Justice Stephen Isaacs will be held on
Friday 7'h September, 2018, at Christ Church Cathedral Anglican/Episcopal Church George and King Streets commencing at 11:00am
Chief Justice remains will lie in the Supreme Court Building between
Bank Lane and Parliament Street on Thursday 6111 September, 2018 from
10:00am until 6:00pm...
Brazil Ambassador Bid Farewell to the Minister of Foreign Affairs
- Sep 5, 2018 - 1:12:05 PM
His Excellency Carlos Eduardo Sette Câmara da Fonseca Costa, Resident
Ambassador of the Federative Republic of Brazil to the Commonwealth of
The Bahamas (left), bid farewell to the Minister of Foreign Affairs
(Actg.) the Hon. Brent Symonette at the Ministry on September 5, 2018.
(BIS Photo/Raymond A. Bethel, Sr.)...
Vera Watkins Sworn In as Acting Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
- Sep 5, 2018 - 12:41:33 PM
Vera Watkins was sworn in as Acting Chief Justice of the Supreme
Court by Governor General, Her Excellency the Most Honourable Dame
Marguerite Pindling at Government House on Tuesday, September 4, 2018.
(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...
Cabinet Office: State Funeral Service for the Late Chief Justice, the Hon. Stephen Isaacs
- Sep 5, 2018 - 11:48:54 AM
The Cabinet Office advises that a State Funeral will be held for the
late Honourable Mr. Justice Stephen Gerard Isaacs, Chief Justice of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas at Christ Church Cathedral, George and King
Streets on Friday, ?tJi September, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.
will lie-in-state in the Supreme Court, Bank Lane, for public viewing
from 12:00 noon on Thursday, 61Jl September, 2018 until funeral time on
Friday, 71Jl September, 2018...
Tourism Minister meets with Turkish Airlines and Nassau Flight Services
- Sep 4, 2018 - 3:35:37 PM
Turkish Airlines and Nassau Flight Services held a meeting with Minister
of Tourism, the Hon. Dionisio D’Aguilar, on Thursday, August 30, 2018
at the Ministry’s offices. Pictured from left are: Bradley Strachan,
Air Transport Licensing board member; Ricardo Adderley, Deputy Chairman,
Nassau Flight Services; Ricky Mackey, Chairman, Nassau Flight Services;
Michael Allen, Chairman, Air Transport Licensing Board; Mustafa Kemal
Kizilay, Turkish Airlines GM; Minister D’Aguilar; Mehmet Cem Yazici,
Turkish Airlines Station Manager; Jorge Alvarez...
PM Minnis at meet and greet, San Salvador High School, at beginning of School Year
- Sep 3, 2018 - 9:51:44 PM
Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis, and Senior Policy Advisor,
Josua Sears, during the visit to San Salvador High School on first day
of school, September 3, 2018 -- enjoyed the meet and greet with
administrators, staff and students. Prime Minister Minnis joined the
students for lunch under the gazebo.
(BIS Photos/Yontalay Bowe)...
PM Minnis viewed the state of Rum Cay All-Age School, damaged by fire
- Sep 3, 2018 - 8:46:42 PM
At Rum Cay All-Age School today, September 3, 2018 for a full assessment on the recent fire at the school
on Saturday, September 1, 2018, Prime Minister Dr. The Hon. Hubert Minnis, greeted the students,
parents and government heads, to thank them for the great team effort in
saving the school from the fire on the weekend.
Prime Minister visits Family Island Schools on opening day
- Sep 3, 2018 - 7:37:08 PM
Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis, paid a visit to schools on
the Islands of Exuma and San Salvador on the first day of school,
Monday, September 3. The Prime Minister toured the campuses of L.N.
Coakley High School in Exuma, and United Estates Primary and San
Salvador High School on San Salvador.
The Prime Minister said he
was visiting schools on other islands at the start of the new school
year to emphasize that all schools in the nation are important...
Minister Thompson joins GB primary school students on campus during first day of school
- Sep 3, 2018 - 5:53:28 PM
Minister of State for Grand Bahama, Senator Kwasi Thompson was up early
on Monday morning and fought his way through heavy traffic to get a
first-hand view of how students at the Walter Parker Primary School were
settling in on the first day of school.
Monday, September 3,
2018 was the official re-opening of school for the new semester in Grand
Bahama and Minister Thompson didn’t necessarily make the rounds to all
of the school on the island, but made a special stop to Walter Parker
Primary because it was one of two schools that still have work to be
completed on their campuses...
Ministry of Education and BTC Sign Contract for Public School Technological Upgrade
- Sep 3, 2018 - 4:05:41 PM
The Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd, Minister of Education, said "students and
teachers throughout The Bahamas will benefit from equal access to modern
technology," during a press conference announcing the signing of a
five-year technology upgrade agreement between the Ministry of Education
and the Bahamas Telecommunications Company Ltd. (BTC).
Symonett Armbrister, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education,
said, with the launch of the fibre optic technology upgrade throughout
the public school sector, the agreement proposed to help revolutionize
and advance education in the country...