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...
Minister Elsworth Johnson sworn in at Government House
- Jul 2, 2019 - 4:00:34 PM
The Hon. Elsworth Johnson (left) was sworn in as Minister of Financial
Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration by Governor General His
Excellency Cornelius A. Smith during a swearing in ceremony at
Government House on Tuesday, July 2, 2019.
Minister Of State For Grand Bahama Remarks: BTVI ICT Summer Programme Launch
- Jul 2, 2019 - 3:18:22 PM
the YMCA, sponsored by the Government, The ICT Robotic/ Ins- emulation
program launched in January 2019 and went on for a duration of 6 months.
Through this program, 70 Grand Bahamian students from junior high
schools across the islands (Grades 7-9) underwent intense, hands on
training in programs such as Python Application, Computer Coding,
Robotic Stimulation, Computer Technology, as well as Mathematics and
Physics related skills training. As the program now nears completion,
these 70 students are eligible to receive certification in these
PM Minnis has Briefing with St. Lucia's Prime Minister Allen Chastanet
- Jul 2, 2019 - 12:30:18 PM
Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis, currently in St. Lucia
for CARICOM, had a briefing this morning with St. Lucia's Prime
Minister, Allen Chastanet. PM Minnis is pictured at the briefing with
Mrs. Patricia Minnis, and also introducing Long Island's Member of
Parliament and Executive Chairman of the Water & Sewerage
Corporation, Adrian Gibson, to PM Chastanet.
(BIS Photos/Yontalay Bowe)...
Prime Minister Minnis on the appointment of Hon. Elsworth Johnson
- Jul 2, 2019 - 11:00:35 AM
I am pleased that the Hon. Elsworth Johnson has accepted the
appointment as Minister of Financial Services, Trade and Industry and
Immigration. He has served as a minister of state in the Government for
the past two years.
I am confident that Mr. Johnson will work diligently to help to secure and promote our financial services sector.
will also be responsible for helping to promote trade and industry as
the Government continues to secure greater Bahamian and international
investments in our economy, including throughout the Family Islands...
Bahamas Delegation to CARICOM arrives in St. Lucia
- Jul 1, 2019 - 5:00:28 PM
Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis arrived in St. Lucia
today for the 40th Regular Meeting of Heads of Government of CARICOM:
the Prime Minister and Mrs. Patricia Minnis are pictured being met at
the airport upon arrival. Prime Minister Minnis leads a delegation that
includes Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Darren Henfield;
Minister of Tourism & Aviation, the Hon. Dionisio D’Aguilar; Bahamas
Ambassador to CARICOM, HE Reuben Rahming; and Mr. Adrian Gibson, MP.
Regional leaders will discuss tourism, finance, the situation in
Venezuela, security and other matters. (BIS Photos/Yontalay Bowe)...
The Bahamas Secures No. 2 Spot in Latest Paris MoU Port State Inspection Listings
- Jul 1, 2019 - 4:30:51 PM
The Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA) has announced that for the tenth
consecutive year, it has been included on the Paris MoU whitelist of
flag state performance and has moved up six places, securing the number
Minister of Transport and Local Government, the Hon.
Renward Wells said: "The BMA's impressive track record of delivering
Public School Scholars Programme Meet and Greet
- Jul 1, 2019 - 4:15:26 PM
The Ministry of Education through the Public School Scholars Programme
hosted a Meet and Greet ceremony for recipients of the Public School
Scholars Award at the amphitheatre of the National Art Gallery of The
Bahamas (NAGB), June 27, 2019.
The event provided an opportunity
for graduates of public schools in New Providence and the Family
Islands, who are recipients of scholarships, to interact with
scholarship partners from several universities...
Price Commission sounds warnings to grocery store owners
- Jul 1, 2019 - 3:30:14 PM
Merchants are being warned of price infractions on breadbasket items and price gouging.
Sumner, Price Commission Chairman, said the Commission is actively
pursuing complaints of alleged price infractions on items including
butter, cheese, cooking oil, corned beef, evaporated milk, flour, grits,
margarine, mayonnaise, rice and tomato paste...
'WBFF Worlds Bahamas 2019' - Fitness and Fashion Press Conference
- Jul 1, 2019 - 2:16:41 PM
The Ministry of Tourism & Aviation and WBFF held a World Beauty
Fitness and Fashion pageant press conference at Sapodilla Restaurant,
June 27, 2019. The 'WBFF Worlds Bahamas 2019' takes place August 9 and
10 at the Grand Hyatt, Baha Mar. Pictured, from left: WBFF President
and CEO Paul Dillett; WBFF Executive Vice-President Allison Dillett;
Ministry of Tourism Sports Manager Jeff Rodgers; Minister of Tourism
& Aviation, the Hon. Dionisio D'Aguilar; Miss WBFF Fitness World
Alicia Gowans; Sapodilla Restaurant's Proprietor Elaine Pinder; and
General Manager/Grand Hyatt Baha Mar, Ulrich Samietz...
Tourism Minister D'Aguilar at Bahamahost Graduation
- Jul 1, 2019 - 1:34:41 PM
Minister of Tourism, the Hon. Dionisio D'Aguilar addressed the
Bahamahost Graduation Ceremony, June 27, 2019 at William Thompson
Auditorium, Jean Street. This most recent Bahamahost session yielded
over 300 graduates in this cohort. Bahamahost is a tourism industry
training programme for students of all ages and fields of endeavour, who
learn more about The Bahamas and the importance of the tourism
industry. Minister D'Aguilar is pictured giving remarks and presenting