Estimated 13,000 cubic yards of debris removed during first two days of cleanup campaign
- Jan 21, 2018 - 8:28:01 PM
Preliminary estimates indicate that more than 13,000 cubic yards of
debris was removed from the Bain and Grants Town community during the
first two days of the Over-the-Hill Clean-up and Bulk Waste Removal
The campaign began on Friday and ramped up its operation on Saturday. Some of the work had to be completed on Sunday...
Annual Customs Day Service
- Jan 21, 2018 - 7:40:34 PM
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. Peter Turnquest
delivered remarks during the 29th Annual International Customs Day
Church Service on Sunday, January 21, 2018 at St Barnabas Parish.
During the service, Dr. Geannine Moss, Comptroller of Bahamas Customs
Department, made a presentation to Rector of St. Barnabas Parish Canon
Basil Tynes.; and Customs Officers took to the streets for their annual
(BIS Photos/Patrick Hanna)...
Water & Sewerage Team soliciting applications for Long Island water connection
- Jan 21, 2018 - 6:27:44 PM
They are on the ground soliciting applications for water
connections relative to the first phase of the mains extension/water
works. The team will be on Long Island for the next four days, and will
repeat the exercise as additional phases of work are scheduled.
are advised that while the work is in progress, there will be no charge
for the water connection. A relatively small security deposit will be
PM Minnis promotes Team/One Bahamas concept towards creating world-class status for country
- Jan 21, 2018 - 4:52:59 PM
The Bahamas will attain world-class
status as a country and a people only when all of its citizens unite
under a One Bahamas or Team Bahamas concept, Prime Minister, Dr. the
Hon. Hubert A. Minnis said.
“We are first and foremost Team
Bahamas. While we have our different political, religious and other
affiliations, we have a shared vision and ambition to make ours a land
of opportunity, with a commitment to the common good, to social justice
and to helping the least among us to leading better lives,” the Prime
The Ministry of Education Announces the Appointment of New Leadership Team
- Jan 21, 2018 - 4:42:05 PM
Minister of Education, the Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd, on Friday, January 19th
2018, announced the appointment of and introduced to the Ministry of
Education’s staff, a new executive team at the Ministry and Department
The Department is now led by Mr. Marcellus Taylor; Acting Director. His new team comprises: · Mrs. Eulease Beneby, Acting Deputy Director, School Management and Registration...
Prime Minister makes visit to Texas to identify Foreign Investment and Business Opportunities
- Jan 21, 2018 - 3:47:22 PM
Prime Minister's Visit To Austin And Houston Texas Sunday 21, January - Wednesday, 24 January, 2018
1. The Cabinet Office announces that The Hon Dr. Hubert Minnis, Prime
Minister, will visit Austin and Houston Texas between 21-24 January 2018. He will lead a delegation comprising:
1. Hon. Darren Henfield, Minister of Foreign Affairs
2. Senator the Hon. James Kwasi Thompson, Minister of State for Grand
Labour’s Construction Job Fair attracts multitudes
- Jan 21, 2018 - 3:10:49 PM
Multitudes of persons turned up at the Kendal G.L.
Isaacs Gymnasium on Saturday, January 20, 2018 for the second
installment of the Ministry of Labour’s Public Employment Services
Initiative, “Labour on the Blocks.”
Facilitated by the Department
of Labour, the purpose of this weekend’s initiative was to register job
seekers interested in employment in the construction field...
Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians make courtesy call on the Governor General
- Jan 21, 2018 - 2:17:02 PM
Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP), the Bahamas branch of the
Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, Americas and Atlantic Region,
called on Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, at
Government House, Friday, January 19, 2018.
The women, led by CWP
Chairperson, the Hon. Lanisha Rolle, Minister of Social Services and
Urban Renewal, exchanged courtesies with the Governor General...
Administration’s investments in education, healthcare, communities, and economy to ensure ‘renaissance’
- Jan 21, 2018 - 1:01:41 PM
The Minnis Administration will channel resources into areas such as
education, healthcare, social development and economic opportunities –
including jobs and opportunities to become entrepreneurs and
businesspersons – as part of its commitment to provide Bahamians with
the resources and opportunities they need “to build a good life and a
“That is my vision and commitment as Prime
Minister,” Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis said while addressing the 17th
Jones Communications Network’s (JCN) Person of the Year and Civil
Society Awards Ceremony held at Jones Communications Media Centre,
BAIC Promotes Vision for 2018
- Jan 20, 2018 - 10:34:14 PM
The Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation (BAIC) with the
theme “Growing, Partnering, Empowering” is laying the groundwork through
its Handicraft Development Department to assist Bahamian creative arts
business owners to take their products to the world stage. The
Corporation aims to position itself as headquarters for educational and
technical assistance for artisans to flood the marketplace with products
made from their hands...
Prime Minister Minnis Awarded JCN's 2017 'Person of the Year'
- Jan 20, 2018 - 1:52:53 PM
Jones Communications Network (JCN) honoured Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon.
Hubert A. Minnis as the 2017 'Person of The Year' on Friday evening,
January 19, 2018 at JCN. Pictured is the Prime Minister, right,
accepting the award from CEO of JCN, Wendall Jones. In the audience are
Cabinet Ministers, family, and friends who attended to share in the
(Photos/Yontalay Bowe, OPM Media Services)
PM Minnis meets with families of Androsians
- Jan 19, 2018 - 9:51:49 PM
Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis and a delegation from New
Providence traveled to North Andros Friday (January 19, 2018) to meet
with the families of the six Androsians reported to have been onboard
the twin-engine Piper Aztec aircraft that crashed into water off North
Prime Minister Minnis and his delegation arrived at the
North Andros (San Andros) Airport where they were met by senior
government and local government officials before being whisked away to
the Government Administration Complex where the meeting took place...
Attorney General's Office responds to erroneous news reports and commentary
- Jan 19, 2018 - 6:21:05 PM
Office of the Attorney-General and Ministry of Legal Affairs response to erroneous news reporting and commentary:
Based upon news accounts and commentary upon my Report to the United
Nations in Geneva during the recent Universal Periodic Review (UPR)
process on Human Rights it has become apparent that there is a great
deal of misunderstanding of the nature of the exercise.
Bahamas has been a member of the United Nations since Independence, and
every five years is called upon, along with every other member State, to
report on what it has done to live up to the commitments that it made
five years previously to address international concerns about Human
AAID Air Accident Report after 6-seater aircraft goes missing
- Jan 19, 2018 - 6:14:03 PM
On 17 January, 2018 the Air Accident Investigation Department (AAID) was
notified by Nassau Air Traffic Control that an aircraft N62769, a Piper
Aztec, six seater aircraft went missing around 8:00am while enroute to
the Lynden Pindling International Airport from San Andros Airport.
and Rescue assets with assistance from the Royal Bahamas Defense Force,
the United States Coast Guard and BASRA, as well as other aircraft from
Nassau and local boaters in Andros, participated in the search for the
missing aircraft and its occupants.
Introducing 'Bahamas Information Services Update'
- Jan 19, 2018 - 2:19:29 AM
We are pleased to announce 'Bahamas Information Services Update', a new
multi-media production from Bahamas Information Services (BIS).
new “BIS Update” will comprise audio/visual news briefs broadcast to
keep the Bahamian people, as well as local and international media,
abreast on activities and initiatives undertaken by the Government of
the Commonwealth of The Bahamas...
Government signs new Industrial Agreement with the Bahamas Customs, Immigration & Allied Workers Union
- Jan 18, 2018 - 7:12:53 PM
The Government signed a new Industrial Agreement with the Bahamas
Customs, Immigration & Allied Workers Union at the Ministry of the
Public Service, Thursday, January 18, 2018.
Minister of the Public Service and National Insurance the Hon. Brensil
Rolle thanked the Minister of Labour, Senator the Hon. Dion Foulkes who
he said was instrumental and extremely focused on ensuring that the
negotiations concluded in the shortest possible time...
Government to ‘respond aggressively’ to Ease of Doing Business Committee recommendations
- Jan 18, 2018 - 4:36:30 PM
The Government of The Bahamas will “respond aggressively” to
recommendations made by the Ease of Doing Business Committee in an
effort to address the global outlook on ease of doing business in The
The ‘Ease of Doing Business’ Committee was appointed
last year by Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis after a 2017
World Bank Annual Report listed The Bahamas as 119 out of 190 countries
for ease of doing business.
Department of Labour to Host Third Job Placement Fair
- Jan 18, 2018 - 4:27:35 PM
The Department of Labour will hold a Construction Job Fair on Saturday,
20th January in response to recent increase in demand for construction
industry workers. The event will be held at the Kendal G. L. Isaacs Gym
from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m.
Director of Labour, Mr. A. Robert
Farquharson made the announcement during a press conference held at the
Department of Labour on Rosetta Street on Thursday, 18th January. The
Department has partnered with the Bahamas Contractors Association for
Commercial Enterprises Act to help create small, medium-sized Bahamian businesses
- Jan 18, 2018 - 3:58:58 PM
The implementation of the Commercial Enterprises Act will assist
Bahamians at home “and in the Diaspora abroad” in the creation, and
development, of small and medium-sized businesses, Prime Minister, Dr.
the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis said Thursday.
The Act was passed in the House of Assembly on November 22, 2017 and in the Senate on December 4, 2017...
Delivering the keynote address during the Opening Session of the 27th
Annual Bahamas Business Outlook Seminar, Prime Minister Minnis said the
Act will encourage both domestic and foreign investment in The Bahamas...
Members of Toastmasters International District 47 Paid Courtesy Call on the Governor General
- Jan 18, 2018 - 3:09:55 PM
Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, centre,
welcomed Members of Toastmasters International District 47 comprising
Clubs of South East Florida and The Bahamas, along Darren LaCroix, 2001
World Champion of Public Speaking, in a Courtesy Call at Government
House on Monday, January 15, 2017. Pictured from left: Kendra Munroe,
Ivan Thompson, Leonardo Burrows, H.E. Dame Marguerite Pindling, Darren
LaCroix, Andre Kelly and Lynette Bowleg...