The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. Peter
Turnquest said that present estimates indicate that the Bahamian economy
recorded real growth on the order of 1.8 per cent in 2017.
renewed buoyancy stemmed primarily from construction activity
associated with on-going foreign investment projects, as well as
rebuilding work in the wake of the hurricanes,” DPM Turnquest said as he
presented fiscal developments during the first half of the 2017/18
fiscal year in the House of Assembly, Wednesday, February 21, 2018...
Minister of Tourism & Aviation, the Hon. Dionisio D'Aguilar took
part in a Jones Communication Network (JCN) Tourism Symposium special
feature last evening, February 20, 2018 along with a panel who discussed
all aspects of the tourism economy. Pictured during the production,
from left: Graeme Davis, president, Baha Mar Resort; Minister D'Aguilar;
Wendall Jones of JCN; Fred Munnings, Jr., Bahamian music icon; and Ed
Fields, senior vice-president, Atlantis Paradise Island...
Communication by The Hon. K. Peter Turnquest Deputy Prime Minister &
Minister of Finance on Fiscal Performance in the First Half of 2017/18
Wednesday, 21st February, 2018:
of this statement is to provide a succinct and punctual initial update
on fiscal developments during the first half of the 2017/18 fiscal
year. A more detailed and comprehensive mid-year fiscal update will be
presented to Parliament during my contribution to the debate on the
mid-year statement and related resolution...
The Over-the-Hill Community Development
Partnership Initiative has completed its bulk-waste removal and
clean-up campaign in Bain & Grant's Town and Centreville. The
initiative is now in the process of placing signage on several of the
vacant lots that were cleared as part of project. Signs like the one
pictured were placed at Fritz Lane, Thompson Lane, and Strachan Corner
on Wednesday, February 21, 2018.
Executives of the Bahamas Insurance
Association (BIA) paid a courtesy call on Governor General Her
Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling in the Drawing Room of Government
House, February 20, 2018. Pictured from left: Warren Rolle,
Secretary/BIA; Dr. Rhonda Chipman-Johnson, BIA; H.E. Dame Marguerite
Pindling; Emmanuel Komolafe, Chairman/BIA; Michele Fields,
Superintendent, Insurance Commission of The Bahamas; and Cardinal
Minister of Youth, Sports & Culture, the Hon. Michael Pintard said
if Grand Bahama is going to change, it will not be because there is
someone crying in the wilderness about what is wrong, but rather about
someone finding solutions. “And the young people who are graduates of
this Fresh Start Program are part of the solution,” he affirmed.
Minister of Youth was the keynote speaker at the graduation ceremony
for Grand Bahama’s Fresh Start Program on Saturday at the Social Affairs
Convention Centre. Seventy-six persons graduated from the program and
represented varied fields...
In an effort to beautify the beaches in Long Island, The Bahamas
Ministry of Tourism and Aviation’s (BMOTA) Long Island Tourist Office
hosted the first of many beach clean-ups at Dean’s Blue Hole on Feb. 10,
Students, second homeowners and visitors all came out to do their part in ridding the iconic beach of rubbish...
The Department of Environmental Health in conjunction with the Ministry
of Foreign Affairs and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
hosted an Expert Mission recently towards The Bahamas’ implementing the
Sterile Insect Technique (SIT), an old technique that is safe and cost
effective in the integrated vector (mosquito) control programme.
has been successfully applied as an agricultural control tool to
various insect species including med flies, codling moth Cydia pomonella
(L.), onion maggot Delia antiqua (Meigen) and some species of tsetse
flies Glossina spp as means of sustaining crops, decreasing financial
inputs and increasing economic benefits...
Junkanoo leaders, representatives and stakeholders
attended the Plenary Session on Day 2 of the 2018 National Junkanoo
Conclave, held February 16, 2018, at the Thomas A. Robinson National
Stadium. Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Michael Pintard
(seated left) and architect and Junkanoo stakeholder Leslie Johnson
spoke on the topic, "Revitalization of Junkanoo - Multipurpose Junkanoo
Facilities" (Minister stands, points to various features on
The Hon. Halson Moultrie, Speaker of the
House of Assembly, made a presentation, during a courtesy call, to HE
Huang Qinguo (left), Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, on
Tuesday, February 20, 2018, at the Speaker's Office.
Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration,
the Hon. Brent Symonette (left), welcomed Lombard Odier & Cie
executives, Christophe Hentsch, partner/Head Office (centre), and Renaud
Vielfaure, Local Managing Director, in a courtesy call at the Ministry
on Monday, February 19, 2018.
Officials of Oban Energies said Monday that the company will continue to
engage the East Grand Bahama community in meaningful ways as it
proceeds towards the completion of the approval process and commencement
of their $4 billion investment in East Grand Bahama.
includes continued support of training and education, the environment,
community projects, and the local supplier and local employment
programmes established by the company...
The Eleuthera All That Jazz Festival, founded by Patricia Oakes
Leigh-Wood, scheduled for April 11-15, 2018 is in its 6th year and will
now cover the whole island, north to south. The new venues are The Other
Side and Jack's Bay Club which are not normally open to the public, so
these beachside concert locales will be an excellent opportunity to
visit these two unique resorts.
Held in aid of the special
educational projects and scholarships at The Haynes Library in
Governor's Harbour, this is without question an amazing way to enjoy the
beauty of Eleuthera and fantastic jazz...