Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames said in the House of
Assembly, on June 11, 2019, that the Royal Bahamas Police Force's
(RBPF) Commissioner and his Officers have been successful in translating
the Government’s crime agenda into effective operational strategies, so
far that year.
“For the first quarter in 2019, overall crime
is down by seven percent compared to the same period in 2018,” Minister
Dames said, during his Contribution to the 2019/2020 Budget Debate.
“Crimes against the person are down by 16 percent, as a number of
prominent offences trended downward...
Officials at the Urban Renewal Commission (URC), are in discussions
with the Royal Bahamas Police Force to have the two Youth Summer
Programmes staggered over July and August in order to offer a full
programme of activities during the eleven weeks of the school summer
Delivering his Contribution to the 2019/2020 Budget Debate
in the House of Assembly Wednesday (June 12, 2019), Minister of Social
Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie A. Campbell, said the
Sandpiper Beach Bar & Grill at Coral Beach Hotel invites you to come on out and enjoy delicious
Authentic Bahamian and American Cuisine in a
beautiful oceanfront setting.
Choose from dishes such as Stir Fried Shrimp, Shrimp Caesar, Conch
Fritters, Mahi Mahi Caesar, Stuffed Burger, Cracked Conch, Grilled
Lobster, Loaded Fries and more! Enjoy with your favorite Bahamian
Check out hour
Happy Hour from 4pm - 7pm
Sandpiper Bar & Grill open Sun - Thurs 11am - 8pm/ Fri - Sat 11am - 10pm...
A consolidated grant programme that will fund tuition, compulsory course
fees, stipends and accommodation payments for students who must
relocate to attend University of The Bahamas (UB) will take effect in
Fall 2019, the Minister of Education Hon. Jeffrey L. Lloyd announced
during his contribution to the budget debate in the House of Assembly on
Wednesday, 12th June.
Following the announcement, UB President
Dr. Rodney D. Smith explained that the new Bahamas Government Tertiary
Education Grant Programme is a major initiative that will increase
access to university education for qualified Bahamian citizens...
Matthew Town, Inagua, is set to get a new school in the upcoming year
and plans are on the drawing board for the construction of new schools
in Gregory Town, Eleuthera and George Town, Exuma.
Jeffrey Lloyd, Minister of Education, in his contribution to the ongoing
Budget Debate Wednesday, June 12, 2019 made the announcements as he
presented an overview of the Ministry of Education (MOE) in the House of
A joint combined operation between Operation Bahamas Turks and Caicos
(OPBAT) HELO, a United States Coast Guard (USCG) Cutter, a USCG
aircraft, and two Royal Bahamas Defence Force patrol craft resulted in
the arrest of of a motorized wooden vessel that was smuggling
undocumented migrants in waters southwest of The Bahamas during the
afternoon of Wednesday 12 June 2019.
Information about the
suspicious vessel was initially received by the Defence Force Operations
Command Center from the United States Coast Guard earlier during the
Police on the island of Andros
are investigating a fire which damaged part of a building at a school
on the island of Andros, Wednesday, 12th June, 2019.
reports, shortly after 4:00pm, Andros Division Officers were on patrol
in the area of the Huntley G. Christie High School, Queen’s Highway,
Nichols Town, when they discovered the center block of classrooms on
Police investigates homicide: Police
on the Island of New Providence are investigating a shooting incident
Wednesday, 12th June 2019, which left an adult male dead.
to reports, shortly before 8:00pm two men and a woman were in front of a
convenience store on Dunmore Street, when a silver Honda Fit pulled up.
The occupants of the vehicle opened fire in their direction, injuring
Shooting incident: Police on the Island of New Providence are investigating a shooting
incident Wednesday, 12th June 2019, which left an adult male in
Through the Public Financial Management and Performance Monitoring
Reform Project, the government digitization effort and other
initiatives, the Bahamas Government is actively pursuing transformative
reform in the way that the public service operates, the Deputy Financial
Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Athena Marche said.
committed to upgrading human resource and technical capacity to improve
value for money for the Bahamian taxpayers,” said the Deputy Financial
Secretary at the National Statistics of the Public Financial Management
and Performance Monitoring Reform Project two-day workshop held at
The launch of the Tourism Development Corporation (TDC) of The Bahamas
Ltd. -- whose purpose is to create linkages between the country’s
growing Tourism market and its domestic economy – is expected to allow
more, ordinary Bahamians to benefit from larger, economic roles in the
Specifically, the TDC has been established to
regulate and foster the growing domestic tourism industry and empower
Bahamians as stake-holders/entrepreneurs “in this our most important
The government is offering a tuition grant to qualified Bahamians to
attend the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institution (BTVI) as of the
fall semester 2019, as announced by Minister of Education, the
Honourable Jeffrey Lloyd during his communication in the House of
The government has provided $4.1 million for
this initiative, with the expectation of providing tuition grants to
approximately 1,200 students attending or preparing to attend BTVI,
which offers programs in New Providence, Grand Bahama Abaco and Andros...
Visitor satisfaction is what will ultimately determine whether a
visitor, choosing a Bahamas vacation, can be converted into a repeat
customer, Minister of Tourism and Aviation, the Hon. Dionisio D’Aguilar
said in his 2019-2020 Budget Contribution in the House of Assembly, June
As a result, the unwavering adherence to quality and
consistency in service standards and professionalism in every sector
category is the “secret sauce” that will ultimately deliver repeat
business to the country’s sixteen tourism destinations...
Mr. Brian M. Moree, QC, was sworn in Chief Justice of the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas, June 12, 2019 at Government House. Mr. Moree is
pictured, left, being sworn in by Deputy to the Governor General, C.A.
The Royal Bahamas Defence Force’s (RBDF) Rangers Program on the island
of Abaco was recently strengthened with the addition of 21 students
during a recent Passing out Parade ceremony.
The Passing Out
Parade ceremony took place at the government complex, Marsh Harbour.
Attending the ceremony was Miss Maxine Duncombe, Island Senior
Administrator. Also in attendance were the Rangers Senior Supervisor,
Petty Officer David Turner...
Officials at the Bahamas Civil Aviation Authority (BCAA) have, within
the past twelve months, implemented a number of initiatives designed to
end the practice of illegal air charter operations within Bahamian
Minister of Tourism and Aviation, the Hon. Dionisio
D’Aguilar told Parliamentarians in his 2019-2020 Budget Contribution,
June 6, in the House of Assembly that the Authority has diligently
implemented “anti-hacking” initiatives through increased airport
BTC announced changes to its current parental leave policy, providing enhanced benefits for new parents.
company’s updated parental leave policy now provides more time off for
mothers and fathers. It is applicable whether employees become parents
biologically, via surrogacy or through adoption. Mothers will receive an
additional three weeks, increasing maternity leave to sixteen paid
During his substantive contribution to the 2019/2020 Budget Debate in
the House of Assembly, on June 11, 2019, Minister of National Security
the Hon. Marvin Dames announced that the proposed expenditure for the
Ministry of National Security and the agencies under its remit for the
2019/2020 Budget cycle is $239,673,387.
“While this is a
reduction compared to the previous budget, many of my Ministry’s
initiatives started in 2018/2019 are over a three-year period with the
annual payments less than the initial amount,” Minister Dames said...
She’s a fungi-growing fanatic, married mother of five, with a to-do
list. He’s a 29-year-old tour operator who is not afraid of taking
risks. If at first glance, their only commonality is their
entrepreneurial spirit, Mick Holding, chairman of The Investment Group,
invites one to dig a little deeper into the driving forces behind two
businesses TIG is readying itself to nurture and fund.
stood out as unique, quality candidates from the 63 which originally
applied for funding,” said Mr Holding, as TIG puts the finishing touches
on legal documents creating the framework to pump money into Joyce
Adderley’s Bahama Mushrooms...
A group of over 200 travel agents converged on Freeport, Grand Bahama
over the weekend as part of what The Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line
(BPCL) dubbed “The Worlds’s largest Seminar at Sea and Fam.”
travel agent take-over on the Island was jointly sponsored and hosted by
BPCL and the Sales Team of The Bahamas Tourist Office (BTO), Florida,
who were joined on the Island by the local stakeholders including The
Bahamas Tourist Office, Grand Bahama and various Hotels and Resorts...