Youth Minister Praises Global Leadership Summit's Mandate and Universal Model
- Feb 17, 2020 - 3:40:51 PM
Leaders get it right when they do their best," said the Hon. Lanisha
Rolle, Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture during the recent 2020
Global Leadership Summit at Melia Nassau Beach resort.
Rolle said for the past six years the summit has offered a place and
space for leaders to 'sharpen the saw' as leadership writer Steven Covey
Grand Bahama Fishing Hole Bridge and Service Road to Be Repaired
- Feb 17, 2020 - 3:30:36 PM
The government is taking progressive steps to address the poor road
conditions on the new overpass bridge and on the service road at the
Fishing Hole Road that leads from Freeport into West Grand Bahama.
a press conference at the bridge on Saturday, February 15, 2020
Minister of State for Grand Bahama, Senator the Hon. Kwasi Thompson
called the work being carried out on the service road and the bridge
“the beginning of the end of the process.”
“What has happened is that this bridge was finished before the storm in 2019,” explained Minister Thompson...
Minister Lewis Opens Bahamas, UNDP, UWI Disaster Recovery Workshop
- Feb 17, 2020 - 3:12:39 PM
The Government of The Bahamas is continuing to strengthen the national
disaster management mechanism, post-Hurricane Dorian, which struck
communities in North Abaco and Cays and East Grand Bahama in September
In this vein, a Workshop on Recovery Policy, Recovery Plan,
and the Institutional Arrangements for Implementation is being held to
prepare the country to better address the impact of catastrophic storm...
Ambassador HE Ellison Greenslade Presents Credentials to the President of Greece
- Feb 17, 2020 - 12:56:38 PM
Non - Resident Ambassador designate of The Bahamas to the Hellenic
Republic of Greece , His Excellency Ellison E. Greenslade, QPM,
presented Letters of Credence formally accrediting him as the Non -
Resident Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas to the Hellenic Republic of Greece on
Wednesday 12 th Feb ruary 2020 . The Letter of Credence , and the letter
of recall of Ambassador Greenslade’s predecessor, were presented to
His Excellency , President of the Hellenic Republic, Prokopis
Pavlopoulos , at the Presidential Mansion in Athens Greece...
PM Minnis congratulates Buddy Hield on winning NBA 3-Point Contest
- Feb 16, 2020 - 10:41:40 PM
Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis, on behalf of the
Government of The Bahamas and the Bahamian people, extends
congratulations to Bahamian NBA shooting guard Buddy Hield on his 2020
NBA 3-Point Contest win.
Mr. Hield, a native of Eight Mile Rock,
Grand Bahama, plays for the Sacramento Kings. He beat out former
champion Devin Booker of the Phoenix Suns at the NBA All-Star Saturday
event in Chicago on Saturday 15 February 2020...
Preparations for Census 2020 begins with pre-test training
- Feb 16, 2020 - 8:03:48 PM
Forty Census workers were introduced to the questions in the new 2020
Census, as part of a training session for the upcoming Census Pre-Test.
The Department of Statistics hosted the event for manager, supervisors
and future enumerators, today, as part of an ongoing training series.
March we plan to launch the official Census Pre-Test in New Providence
and Grand Bahama, which is an important exercise to test all of our
systems and train personnel ahead of the official country-wide Census in
Buddy Hield congratulated by Bahamas Government
- Feb 16, 2020 - 7:20:38 PM
As Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, I am ever so proud to
officially congratulate young Bahamian Chavano “Buddy” Hield on becoming
victorious in the recent American National Basketball Association's
2020 Three-Point Contest. In a dramatic and exciting climax to the 2020
Three-Point Contest, “Buddy” successfully clinched the win over the
other competitors on his last shot! The Mountain Dew Three-Point
Shootout occurred during the NBA All-Star Weekend in Chicago on 15th
“Buddy” continues to display great athleticism and
dogged determination as a young NBA superstar...
Sandy Point airport and historic lighthouse to get major upgrades
- Feb 16, 2020 - 4:38:50 PM
The Sandy Point airport will be expanded and enhanced under the heads of
agreement signed between the Government of The Bahamas and Tyrsoz
Family Holdings Ltd.
The existing airport will be improved in
order to accommodate private jets and make it fully operational,
inclusive of a fixed base operation, Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr.
Hubert Minnis noted at the agreement signing ceremony on Thursday 13
February at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church Hall...
PM Minnis to attend CARICOM Inter-Sessional Meeting in Barbados
- Feb 16, 2020 - 3:05:39 PM
The Cabinet Office announces that Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr.
Hubert Minnis will travel to Bridgetown, Barbados on Monday 17 February
2020 to attend the 31st Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of
Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).
Prime Minister will lead a delegation of senior government officials to
the two-day meeting (18-19 February), including Minister of Foreign
State-Recognized Funeral held for the Late Edward "Bobby" Glinton
- Feb 16, 2020 - 9:06:10 AM
A State-Recognized funeral for the late Edward "Bobby" Glinton, former
parliamentarian and trade unionist was held at Christ Church Cathedral
on Friday morning, February 14, 2020, with interment at St. Mary the
Virgin Cemetery, Virginia Street.
(BIS Photos/Patrick Hanna)...
OAS Electoral Observation Mission in the Dominican Republic
- Feb 16, 2020 - 12:48:23 AM
Given the extraordinary circumstances that have taken place in recent
hours, the Electoral Observation Mission of the Organization of American
States (OAS) understands the decision of the Central Electoral Board of
the Dominican Republic to suspend all of the municipal elections...
Parker-Edgecombe addresses Rotary's 'Road to Peace 2020' Conference
- Feb 15, 2020 - 8:15:08 PM
Parliamentary Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister, Pakesia
Parker-Edgecombe addressed the Opening Ceremony of the Bahamas Rotary
Clubs 'Road to Peace 2020' Conference at Salem Union Baptist Church,
Taylor Street, on Saturday, February 15. In the audience are Rotary
Club youth who are members of the organization's 'Interact Club.'
61st E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival begins
- Feb 15, 2020 - 8:00:19 AM
The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture launched the 61st E. Clement
Bethel National Arts Festival at the National Art Gallery, February 13,
2020. Officially declared launched by Minister of Youth, Sports and
Culture the Hon. Lanisha Rolle (addressing audience second from right)
the festival showcases the talents of Bahamians throughout the
archipelago in dance, drama, arts and crafts and music. Adjudications
begin with Eleuthera and propel through the islands, from north to
south, finishing up in the north, in Grand Bahama...
Developers of South Abaco resort to establish $7-million-dollar Bahamian business development fund
- Feb 14, 2020 - 3:40:45 PM
Developers of the recently announced up-market resort community for
South Abaco have committed to inject $7 million into a business
development fund for Bahamian entrepreneurs seeking to establish
businesses in the project.
The commitment is a
part of the heads of agreement signed on Thursday 13 February between
the Government of The Bahamas and Tyrsoz Family Holdings Ltd for the
Work continues at impressive pace at the Rand Memorial Hospital, Freeport
- Feb 14, 2020 - 1:54:59 PM
Work continues at an impressive pace at the Rand Memorial Hospital.
Ministry of Health officials toured the construction site on Thursday,
February 13, 2020 alongside Public Hospitals Authority staff. Photos
show considerable progress on the remediation, which is expected to be
ready for move-in by the end of next month...
WSC Updates on Restoration of Infrastructure Since Passage of Dorian
- Feb 14, 2020 - 12:16:24 PM
Executive Director of the Water and Sewerage Corporation Adrian Gibson
provided an update on the restoration and rebuilding of infrastructure
in various settlements since the passage of Hurricane Dorian during a
press conference at the Corporation’s headquarters, Thursday, February
13, 2020. The photo shows Mr. Gibson pictured in the centre with
Cyprian Gibson, Assistant General Manager (left) and Elwood Donaldson,
General Manager at right.
(BIS photo/Derek Smith)...
Minister of Tourism launches WBFF Pageant
- Feb 14, 2020 - 9:45:21 AM
The Ministry of Tourism & Aviation today hosted a press conference
to announce launch of the World Beauty Fitness and Fashion (WBFF)
pageant. Minister of Tourism and Aviation, the Hon. Dionisio D’Aguilar
led the press conference in the Rose Island Room, Baha Mar. He is
pictured centre with Baha Mar's president Graeme Davis at right, and
MOTA Sports Manager Jeff Rodgers. Also pictured are Paul and Allison
Dillett, WBFF president and vice-president.
(BIS Photos/Kemuel Stubbs)...
Salina Point Primary Project aims to preserve environment, while assisting student who ‘loves to help others’
- Feb 13, 2020 - 4:20:03 PM
School officials and students at the Salina Point Primary School in
Salina Point, Acklins, have become great examples of how schools can
effect positive change within their communities while also helping to
preserve the environment with the launch of a Tyre
Taking note of the number of old
tyres strewn about the community and within the vicinity of the
school’s campus, they decided to do something about it and launched an
Art Project aimed at recycling/refurbishing the tyres into decorative
pieces of art, while also taking special measures to ensure the tyres
would not become homes for mosquitoes...
Correctional Officers to participate in first-of-its-kind Employee Performance Appraisal
- Feb 13, 2020 - 3:50:18 PM
Nearly 150 Supervisors at The Bahamas Department of Correctional
Services will participate in a first-of-its-kind tailored two-week
workshop on Employee Performance Appraisals. Minister Dames will open
the workshop during a brief ceremony on Monday, 17th February at 9 a.m.
The workshop runs through to Friday, 28th February.
first-of-its-kind Employee Performance Appraisal Workshop which will
take place at BDOCS, is organised by the Human Resources Department at
the Ministry of National Security...