PM Minnis underscores importance of BICA In Furthering Economic Growth
- Nov 12, 2018 - 6:47:20 PM
Prime Minister, Dr. the Most Hon. Hubert A. Minnis underscored the
importance of the relationship between the government and the Bahamas
Institute of Chartered Accountants (BICA) in further economic
development of the country.
He made the statement as he delivered
the keynote address at the opening of BICA Week 2018 under the theme,
‘Effectively Transitioning in a Digital Environment: Staying Current on
the Global Stage’ at Baha Mar Convention Centre on Monday, November 12...
Health Minister Explains Government’s Concerns Over the Number of UWI Medical Students receiving Government Scholarships
- Nov 12, 2018 - 3:41:41 PM
Minister of Health Dr. the Hon. Duane Sands said there has been
tremendous discussion about the government’s decision to raise questions
of the 65 first-year medical students presenting themselves for
matriculation on the University of the West Indies (UWI) Campuses
earlier this year.
“It is important to understand the
background. In the early days, the UWI would have had less than five or
10 students per year. Over time the number crept up slowly and then
about seven, eight or nine years ago it exploded,” Dr. Sands explained
at the Bahamas Dental Association’s Biennial Scientific Conference held
at the Public Hospitals Authority, Friday, November 9, 2018...
Minister of Youth, Sports & Culture Has Round Table Meeting with Junkanoo Leaders
- Nov 12, 2018 - 2:35:52 PM
Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Lanisha Rolle held a
round-table meeting for New Providence Junkanoo leaders, on November 8,
2018, at the British Colonial Hilton. Also taking part in the meeting
were Acting Permanent Secretary Rhoda Jackson, Director of Culture
Rowena Poitier-Sutherland and Deputy Director Dereka Deleveaux-Grant,
Co-Chairs of the National Junkanoo Committee Dr. Dwight Marshall and
Kishlane O’Brien, Chairman of the Junkanoo Corporation of New Providence
Silbert Ferguson, various Ministry staff members and selected group
representatives. Among the various topics discussed included ways to
encourage Junkanoo groups to be more self-sustained, the development of
the roles of young people and scholarships in each group...
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.
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,
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)...
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...
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....
‘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...
‘Authenticity, an Art and Craft Show,’ Returning
- Nov 8, 2018 - 6:12:35 PM
After not being held for three years, a Bahamian Art and Craft Show will be held on Saturday, November 24 from 9 am to 8 pm.
as it is commonly known, was announced by Executive Chairman of BAIC,
Michael Foulkes during a press conference on Thursday, November 8. The
event is being held in conjunction with the Ministry of Tourism.
Held under the theme, “Bahamian Tings,” the exhibit will be at BAIC grounds on Alcester Road and East Sunrise Highway...
Prime Minister Confirms Government Seeks to Lower Cost of Electricity
- Nov 8, 2018 - 5:39:53 PM
Prime Minster Dr. the Most Hon. Hubert A. Minnis is making good on his
promise to reduce the cost of electricity to those most vulnerable in
In a statement delivered in the House of Assembly
on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 the Prime Minister addressed the
temporary spike in the fuel surcharge component of consumers’
In this vein, he advised The House of Assembly
that the Government will be moving an amendment to the law to allow for
a temporary increase in the VAT exempt ceiling from $200 a month up to
$300 per month...
Salvation Army Advisory Board call on the Governor General Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling
- Nov 8, 2018 - 4:27:38 PM
Governor General, Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling
welcomed members of the Salvation Army Advisory Board in a courtesy call
at Government House on Wednesday, November 7, 2018. Pictured from
left: Peter Deveaux-Isaacs, Salvation Army Advisory Board; Cyndi
Williams-Rahming, Fundraising Chair/Salvation Army Advisory Board; Major
Karen Ingraham, Divisional Director of Women's Ministries; Felix
Stubbs, Chairman/Salvation Army Advisory Board; Governor General, Her
Excellency the Most. Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling; Judy Monroe,
Chairman Emeritus/Salvation Army Advisory Board & Honouree; Major
Clarence Ingraham, Divisional Commander; Melanese Coakley, Community
Relations Associate/Salvation Army Advisory Board; and Sean Moree,
Salvation Army Advisory Board....
PM Minnis pays respects to the Late Mr. Bradley Roberts
- Nov 8, 2018 - 4:15:32 PM
Prime Minister, Dr. the Most Hon. Hubert Minnis paid his respects at
the Lying-in-State of the Late Bradley Roberts at the House of Assembly
today. The Prime Minister signs the Book of Condolence, as Speaker of
the House of Assembly the Hon. Halson Moultrie looks on. The Official
Funeral of Mr. Roberts, former Cabinet Minister and Parliamentarian,
will be held November 9, 2018 at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, West
Street, at 11:00 a.m.
(BIS Photos/Letisha Henderson)...
Chemical Spill In The Rand Memorial Hospital Laboratory Under Control
- Nov 8, 2018 - 3:45:41 PM
Laboratory and Radiology services temporarily suspended today at
the Michaela Virgill Storr Pavilion of the Rand Memorial Hospital
following a minor chemical spill in the Laboratory this morning. No
injuries were reported, however cautionary measures were taken for
employees affected to be seen by doctors on staff. At no time did the
incident impact patients admitted on the hospital’s wards, as teams
worked quickly to contain the spill...
The Governor General Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling pays respects to the Late Mr. Bradley Roberts
- Nov 8, 2018 - 3:08:41 PM
Governor General, Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling
paid her respects at the Lying-in-State of Mr. Bradley Roberts at the
House of Assembly on Thursday, November 8, 2018. The Governor General
is pictured signing the Book of Condolence, as the Speaker of the House
of Assembly the Hon. Halson Moultrie looks on; and she also greets the
widow of Mr. Roberts -- Mrs. Hartlyn Roberts. An Official Funeral for
Mr. Roberts will be held at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, West Street,
at 11:00 a.m., Friday, November 9, 2018...