Traffic Notice - Independence Celebrations Clifford Park
- Jul 8, 2019 - 10:45:21 AM
On Tuesday July 9th 2019 at 8:00pm the Bahamas will celebrate its
46th Independence Anniversary. The Royal Bahamas Police Force in
conjunction with the Independence Committee will commemorate this
anniversary, with an Independence Celebration at Clifford Park beginning
at 8:00pm on Tuesday 9th July, 2019.
In conjunction with the celebration on Friday 5th July, 2019 a National Pride Day Ceremony will commence at 10:00am...
Prime Minister Minnis on the 40th Regular Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government, St. Lucia
- Jul 7, 2019 - 9:51:54 PM
Statement from Prime Minister Minnis on the 40th Regular Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government, St. Lucia:
Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis will be a part of a CARICOM
prime ministerial fact-finding mission to Haiti to inform regional
leaders on the situation in that country.
CARICOM leaders are
concerned about the escalation of violence in Haiti. The fact-finding
mission will also include the prime ministers of St. Lucia and Jamaica...
The Bahamas National Beekeepers Cooperative Society - CO-OPs for Decent Work
- Jul 6, 2019 - 6:00:02 PM
As The Bahamas Government continues to seek ways to stimulate economic
growth and reduce the 10.7% unemployment rate, a source of inspiration
may lie in Co-ops and The Bahamas National Beekeepers Cooperative
Society Limited (BNBC).
With the philosophy “People helping
people to help themselves,” community-centered Cooperative business
enterprises bring together like-minded individuals focused on developing
Governor General urges citizens to unite in solidarity
- Jul 6, 2019 - 8:47:07 AM
All measures should be taken to ensure that love and unity are the
prevailing themes in The Bahamas. This was the message of Governor
General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith at National
Pride Day festivities to launch the 46th Anniversary of Bahamas
Independence celebrations, July 5, 2019.
“Though we are many
islands, we are one nation,” said His Excellency. “We, therefore, need
to live in brotherly love and find ways to eliminate divisiveness. We
should find ways to preserve our legacy of hospitality by rejecting
things that divide us and commit to the spirit of love...
46th Independence - Nation can only advance with common purpose, says Senate President
- Jul 5, 2019 - 6:30:22 PM
“Whatever the true meaning of national progress may be, or by whatever
measuring stick used, one thing is certain, we can only advance as a
nation when people are unified with one common purpose,” said President
of the Senate, Katherine Forbes-Smith.
The President’s comments
came during her address at the official ceremony for National Pride Day
in West End on Friday, July 5, 2019...
Call for Unity at Flag Raising Ceremony in Grand Bahama
- Jul 5, 2019 - 3:30:58 PM
As the country celebrates its 46th Anniversary of Independence, Acting
Prime Minister the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest asked Bahamians to put aside
those things that divide us, if only for this time.
Minister Turnquest was addressing the Flag Raising Ceremony on Friday, July 5, at the Harold DeGregory Complex in Freeport.
Ceremonies were simultaneously held in West Grand Bahama, East Grand Bahama and Sweeting’s Cay: Flags were hoisted at 10:00 a.m...
Minister Wells meets with Israeli Transport Minister
- Jul 5, 2019 - 2:18:24 PM
Bahamas Minister of Transport & Local Government, the Hon. Renward
Wells, led an official delegation to meet with his Israeli counterpart,
the Hon. Bezalel Smotrich, Minister of Transport of Israel, July 4,
2019. Both discussed matters of mutual interest including:
Israel's support for The Bahamas' candidature for the United Nations
International Maritime Organization (IMO) Group C Council;
2. Israel's technical assistance with SMART traffic management technology;
3. Shipping and container port growth in The Bahamas and Israel; and
4. Airport growth in The Bahamas and Israel.
Prime Minister Minnis raises climate change in bilateral talks with Norway
- Jul 4, 2019 - 9:40:42 PM
Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis stressed the need for
The Bahamas to build climate resilience in the face of rising sea levels
and increased hurricane activity, during bilateral talks with Norway on
Thursday, 4 July.
Prime Minister Minnis met with Her Excellency
Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Norway, in the margins of the 40th
Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the
Caribbean Community (CARICOM)...
Independence Celebrations Launch with National Pride Day
- Jul 4, 2019 - 4:15:14 PM
The National Independence Committee will officially launch the 46th
Anniversary of Independence Celebrations on Friday, 5th July, 2019 at
10:00am – 1:00pm in Parliament and Rawson Squares, Bay Street.
Friday, 5th July, 2019 is designated National Pride Day. Members of
the public including government offices and private institutions are
encouraged to wear t-shirts in colours of the National Flag...
Minister Henfield in Bilateral Meeting with New Zealand's High Commissioner-Designate to The Bahamas
- Jul 4, 2019 - 3:08:52 PM
The Hon. Darren A. Henfield, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, received His Excellency Anton Ojala, High
Commissioner-designate of New Zealand to The Commonwealth of The Bahamas
and High Commissioner to Member-States of the Caribbean Community
(CARICOM), in a bilateral meeting on Gros Islet, Saint Lucia, on
Wednesday, 3 July 2019, on the margins of the 40th Conference of Heads
of Government. The two dignitaries addressed issues of common interest,
including, among them, climate change, education, tourism, cruise ship
industry, maritime and financial matters...
Leaders of CARICOM at 40th Regular Meeting's Opening Ceremony
- Jul 4, 2019 - 1:30:27 PM
Leaders of CARICOM are pictured at the 40th Regular Meeting in St.
Lucia during the official opening ceremony, July 3, 2019. Bahamas Prime
Minister, the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis is seated at left. UN
Secretary-General, His Excellency Antonio Guterres, pledged continued
support. Secretary-General of CARICOM, His Excellency Ambassador Irwin
LaRocque; outgoing CARICOM Chairman, Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris, Prime
Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis; and CARICOM Chairman and Prime Minister
of St. Lucia, the Hon. Allen Chastanet also addressed the opening
(BIS Photo/Yontalay Bowe)...
40th CARICOM Business Sessions Get Underway
- Jul 4, 2019 - 12:40:35 PM
Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis and official delegation
attend the first business session of the 40th Regular Meeting of CARICOM
Heads of Government in St. Lucia. Items on the agenda for today’s (4
July) session include blacklisting, the SIDS Resilience Foundation, and
the CSME. CARICOM Special Guest, Her Excellency Erna Solberg, Prime
Minister of Norway, will also address the session today. Bahamas
Senator, the Hon. Jennifer Isaacs-Dotson, President of the Caribbean
Congress of Labour (CCL), is scheduled to take part in the engagement
with representatives of the private sector, labour and civil society...
SBDC reaches one million in disbursements to small businesses
- Jul 3, 2019 - 9:00:36 PM
The Access Accelerator, Small Business Development Centre (SBDC) has
facilitated the disbursement of over one million dollars to Bahamian
micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) and is on target to
provide an additional one million dollars to ten other entrepreneurs
before its tuns one this September.
To-date, seventeen companies
have received funding with assistance from the SBDC. Through the
organization's grant committee, bank loans and investments from the
Bahamas Venture Fund...
Ministry of Youth, Sports & Culture Congratulates Mike Sands on his electoral win as NACAC President
- Jul 3, 2019 - 8:40:07 PM
The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture extends congratulations to
Mike Sands on his monumental achievement on becoming the North
American, Central American and Caribbean (NACAC) Regional President for
athletics. In so doing, Mr. Sands will automatically ascend to a seat
on the International Association of Athletic Federations (IAAF) Council,
the global governing body for the sport of athletics. Elections for
the Presidency were held Tuesday 2 July, 2019 at the NACAC Congress in
Tax Appeal Commission training
- Jul 3, 2019 - 4:15:01 PM
The newly formed Tax Appeal Commission will participate in a week long
intensive workshop as part of a thorough mobilization process for the
unit. The training takes place July 1-5 and underscores the purpose of
the Tax Appeal Commission Bill, 2019.
Mr. Robert Olding, Senior
Managing Partner of Finance Training Solutions from the International
Monetary Fund Legal Department is conducting the workshop...
PM Minnis challenges CARICOM tourism ministers to come up with new plan to grow regional tourism
- Jul 3, 2019 - 4:00:26 PM
Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis urged CARICOM tourism
leaders to explore new ways that the Caribbean Tourism Organization
(CTO) can more effectively work with member countries to contribute to
the growth of tourism in the region.
Prime Minister Minnis is the
representative for tourism in CARICOM’s Quasi-Cabinet. The Prime
Minister and Allen Chastanet, the Prime Minister of St. Lucia and
CARICOM Chairman, met with ministers of tourism and senior officials on
Public School Scholars share stories of paths to success
- Jul 3, 2019 - 3:19:38 PM
Rayshon Neymour, a graduate of Anatol Rodgers, attended 10 schools
throughout his life and had to overcome what may be considered
insurmountable challenges. His parents were unmarried teenagers. His
mother did not attend her school’s graduation ceremony because she was
pregnant with him.
“Almost every year I had to pack up my Georgie bundle,” he said...
Department of Inland Revenue participates in Financial Modeling Workshop
- Jul 3, 2019 - 2:57:18 PM
The Department of Inland Revenue will participate in a 3-day intensive
training workshop to reinforce Excel functions through financial
modeling to enhance data interpretation within the unit. The hands-on
program is organized by the International Business & Economic (IBE)
Forum and will take place from July 2-4.
The IBE Forum is a
training platform that provides professional training programs and
opportunities for continuing professional development...
Bahamas and St. Lucia Prime Minister’s Delivery Units take part in learning exchange
- Jul 3, 2019 - 2:00:06 PM
Chief Operating Officer of the Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit, Mrs.
Viana Gardiner, met with members of the Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit
in St. Lucia on Tuesday, 2 July as part of a learning exchange between
the two Units.
Discussions focused on safety and security, and
education, which are among the key priorities shared by both Units. The
Units also shared information on shared strategies to implement
effective performance management...