On April 29, 2022, the PACE (Providing Access to Continued Education)
School building was officially named the Andrea E. Archer Institute, in
recognition of its founder, Andrea Archer. She is a heroic woman who has
dedicated her life to building programs centered on improving the
welfare of students and families in The Bahamas. Additionally, a
mortgage burning ceremony took place to celebrate this new mortgage-free
Institute made possible by the unrelenting fundraising efforts of the
PACE Foundation with significant support from the Sandals Foundation and
the Bahamas Development Bank...
In little over one year, we will be celebration 50 years of Independence. In such a view, I am moved to state the following:
Divine grace and a genetic transformation, the Israelites came to
realize that no entry into the promised land was possible until every
iota of mental slavery was exorcised from the very foundation of their
being. It could have taken them but a mere sixty days by foot to reach
their ultimate physical goal...
Summer is here, and the festivals are back. The Ministry of Tourism,
Investments & Aviation is proud to officially announce the return of
signature events and festivals such as Goombay, Junkanoo Summer and
Pineapple Festival this summer.
The Honourable I. Chester Cooper,
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Investments &
Aviation, is happy for the cultural celebration. He said, “It is
gratifying to see the return of our beloved festivals....
● 46% of organisations around the world reported experiencing fraud or
financial crime over the last 24 months; 70% of those organisations that
did encounter it experienced new incidents of fraud as a result of
Nassau, Bahamas - Cybercrime tops the list of current
threats facing businesses, while emerging risks from ESG-reporting fraud
and platform fraud could impact businesses in the future.
The tech, media and telecommunications sector experienced the highest
incidence of fraud across all industries according to PwC’s Global
Economic Crime and Fraud Survey 2022 which shows organisations’
perimeters are vulnerable...
In the aftermath of the sudden passing of three American visitors on
Exuma this weekend, the Government of The Bahamas wishes to provide the
following update as we continue our investigations.
First in our
thoughts are the grieving families. As a native of Exuma and the Member
of Parliament, I have reached out personally to the families to offer
condolences on behalf of the people of Exuma and The Bahamas.
Saturday, The Royal Bahamas Police Force, The Ministry of Health, the
Ministry of Tourism and officials from the US Embassy have been working
See enclosed the Commencement Address by the Hon. Philip Davis, QC, Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, to the 2022 Graduating Class of Middle Tennessee State University on Saturday, May 7, 2022:
Members of Faculty and Other Distinguished Guests, And the Graduating Class of 2022: Good morning!
Having travelled almost 1,000 miles to be here, I am thrilled to join you today in saying: “I Am True Blue”...
James Bond, the iconic cinematic British Secret Agent, has filmed in
The Bahamas no less than 007 times and come next month on 14 June, The
Bond Experience will be coming here to kick off the highly anticipated
book release “Filming James Bond in The Bahamas” by Simon Firth. The
Bond Experience will consist of a series of tours that will take place
throughout Nassau and Paradise Island to highlight James Bond’s
favourite locations in The Bahamas...
P.A.C.E. Foundation celebrated the burning of its mortgage and renaming
of the establishment to The Andrea E. Archer Institute -- after its
founder and the first Bahamian Chief School Welfare Officer, Friday,
In remarks, Minister of Education and Technical &
Vocational Training the Hon. Glenys Hanna-Martin said to Mrs. Archer: “I
am so proud to know you; proud of you as a Bahamian woman..
The revolutionized Small Home Repair Programme was officially launched
in Grand Bahama today, May 4, 2022 by Minister of State for Social
Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Lisa Rahming.
announcement, Minister Rahming said they are describing the program as
‘revolutionized’ as it does not include only roof repairs, which the
previous administration had done, but also other facets of the home...
On Sunday, 1st May 2022, at approximately 10:15 am, a group of
seventy-eight (78) Haitian nationals were turned over to the Enforcement
Unit, New Providence by officers of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force
(RBDF). Among this group were sixty-one (61) males, ten (10) females,
and seven (7) minors.
The group of migrant was found onboard a
sailing vessel and intercepted by the HMBS Madeira in waters near South
Beach, New Providence...
As Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, it gives me great pleasure to
extend heartiest congratulations to 17 year old Flonique Lightbourne, on
capturing the title Miss Teenager Universe on Saturday 30th April,
2022, in Panama City, Panama.
Ms. Lightbourne, who also serves as
Miss Bahamas Teenager Universe, is a native of Freeport, Grand Bahama.
She must be applauded for her stellar representation of our country...
When District 7020 Governor (DG) Louis Wever and his spouse First Lady
Amanda who are from St. Maarten visited The Bahamas, in February 2022,
Abaco was on their schedule. They were hosted to a tour and lunch at the
Abaco Neem Farm and to conclude some delayed Rotary business.
and the First Lady formally installed a sign to mark the celebration of
a gift, made possible by Rotary Bahamas Disaster Relief two years ago;
the pandemic had prevented the formal installation....
Minister of State for Social Services and Urban Development the Hon.
Lisa Rahming held a press conference today (May 3) to launch the
ministry's Home Repairs initiative at the head office of the Urban
The initiative was to announce grants and
contractors for the repair of homes that are in urgent need of
restoration. On hand at the press conference were contractors who will
provide support for this project...
Crime, murders, lawlessness, corruption and poverty are major issues
facing the Bahamas today. Below are some strategic recommendations that
may resolve some of these vexing problems:
1. IDENTIFY AND RESOLVE POVERTY ISSUES.
social problems with a plan of ACTION. We have had too much talk for
too long and crime has reached epidemic levels in the Bahamas. Poverty
is the number one cause of crime...
The Minister for Grand Bahama, The Honourable Ginger Moxey, M.P.
congratulates Miss Teenager Universe 2021 Flonique Lightbourn on her
historic win at the Miss Teenager Universe Pageant recently held in
Miss Lighbourn and her pageant team have
achieved a major accomplishment for Grand Bahama and The Bahamas, and
the Ministry for Grand Bahama was proud to partner with the Miss
Teenager Universe local organizing committee to support Flonique in her
he International Labour Organisation (ILO) in
collaboration with the National Tripartite Council (NTC) recently
convened an intensive induction Results-Based Management (RBM) and
Based Management applies to all stages of the ILO’s programming cycle,
including programme planning, implementation, reporting and evaluation.
The ILO is a United Nations agency whose mandate is to advance social
and economic justice through setting international labour standards....
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) is leading by example
when it comes to preparation in advance of the 2022 Atlantic Hurricane
Season which is expected to be an above-average season with 19 named
storms, 9 expected to become hurricanes and 4 forecasted to become major
Those preparations include the completion of a
Comprehensive Disaster Management Audit that was conducted by CDEMA (the
Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency)...
PACE Bahamas (Providing Access to Continued Education for Teenage
Mothers) has been renamed the Andrea E. Archer Institute, after its
founder. The institute was created to assist pregnant adolescents who
were unable to continue their education in the mainstream school system.
It provides access to continued education while providing essential
support to the young women. An official ceremony was held, April 29,
2022 on the grounds of the institute...
Minster of State in the Office of the Prime Minister with
responsibility for Disaster Preparedness, Management and Reconstruction,
the Hon. Myles LaRoda, Sunday urged Bahamians everywhere to commence
their preparations for the 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season now, as yet
another above-average season has been predicted by weather forecasters.
LaRoda made his plea while addressing the 11am Sunday Morning
Anniversary and Eucharistic Service at the historic Zion Baptist Church...