PM Minnis commends LJM Maritime Academy for ‘Global Vision’ in Hosting International Maritime Conference
- Oct 21, 2017 - 6:55:57 AM
Primer Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis commended officials at
the Lowell J. Mortimer Maritime Academy (LJMMA) for their “global
vision” in hosting the Academy’s first-ever International Maritime
The Conference was held in New Providence under the theme: “Connecting Education, Ports and People.”
Prime Minister described the conference as “fertile ground” for future
mariners and seafarers and further applauded organizers for “exposing
the cadets to the vast opportunities available for employment and
entrepreneurship in the maritime industry.”...
‘Pricewaterhouse Coopers Executives Make courtesy call on Minister of Labour’
- Oct 20, 2017 - 6:53:49 PM
Executives of Pricewaterhouse Coopers, one of the country’s leading and
trusted accounting firms made a courtesy call on the Minister of Labour,
Senator the Hon. Dion Foulkes on Thursday, 19 October, 2017 at the
Ministry of Labour on Shirley and Charlotte Streets.
from left to right with Minister Foulkes who is shown at center is: Mrs.
Shavonne Symonette, Administration Officer, Ministry of Labour; Ms.
Cecilia Strachan, Permanent Secretary (Acting), Ministry of Labour; Mr.
Kevin Cambridge, Director PwC; Mrs. Claudene Lofters, Senior Manager,
PwC and Mr. Adrian Tait, Partner Advisory-Consulting, PwC.
Labour Minister Meets With Governor Central Bank & Clearing Banks
- Oct 19, 2017 - 8:47:36 PM
The Minister of Labour, Senator the Hon. Dion Foulkes met with the
Chairman of the Clearing Banks Association, Mr. Ian Jennings and
representatives of the six Clearing Banks in The Bahamas including RBC
Finco, Scotiabank, Fidelity Bank, Commonwealth Bank, Bank of The Bahamas
and CIBC First Caribbean Bank on Thursday, 19 October, 2017 at the
Ministry of Labour on Shirley and Charlotte Streets. Also in attendance
were The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederation, the
Trade Union Congress and the National Congress of Trade Unions, the
Prices Commission, the Consumer Protection Commission and The Bahamas
Bureau of Standards and Quality Services...
Bahamas Signs Protocol to amend the Tax Information Exchange Agreement with the Republic of Finland
- Oct 19, 2017 - 6:04:07 PM
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. Peter Turnquest
said tax evasion and avoidance are common problems experienced by many
Jurisdictions, and erodes the basis of tax systems and destroys the
reputation of legitimate and credible international financial centres.
Turnquest was speaking at the signing ceremony of the Protocol to Amend
the Tax Information Exchange Agreement between the Government of The
Bahamas and the Government of the Republic of Finland concerning
information on tax matters held at the Ministry of Finance, Thursday,
October 19, 2017...
Dr. Sulayman Clark Appointed Consultant-in-Residence at University of The Bahamas
- Oct 19, 2017 - 5:50:10 PM
University of The Bahamas (UB) announces the appointment of Dr. Sulayman
Clark as Consultant-in-Residence who will help plan and execute various
Dr. Clark has over 25 years of
experience as a senior level development officer with particular
expertise in grant writing and major gift acquisitions. He comes to
University of The Bahamas from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia
where he served as Chief Development Officer...
Dr. Christina Ramirez Smith Appointed Special Advisor at UB
- Oct 19, 2017 - 5:43:12 PM
University of The Bahamas (UB) announces the appointment of Dr.
Christina Ramirez Smith as Special Advisor, reporting to the UB Board of
Trustees’ Deputy Chair Mr. Lowell Mortimer, OBE, who also serves as
Chair of the Investments and Fundraising Committee of the Board.
Ramirez Smith is providing strategic guidance and support as required
to build effective relationships with internal and external
constituents. She is advising on overall campaign management and
organization including pipelines, prospect tracking, strategy, task
assignment, and research. She is also responsible for planning and
hosting elite development events and special occasions...
Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas Executives visit Minister of State for Grand Bahama
- Oct 19, 2017 - 5:25:42 PM
Executives from the Broadcasting
Corporation of The Bahamas (ZNS) paid a courtesy call on the Minister of
State for Grand Bahama, Senator Kwasi Thompson on Thursday, October 19,
2017 at the Office of The Prime Minister. The courtesy call was part
of the Corporation’s 40th Anniversary recognition, which has been
celebrated the entire week. On hand for the courtesy call were (from
left); Patric Walkes, Deputy Chairman; Sandra Knowles, Deputy General
Manager; Mike Smith, Executive Chairman; Minister Kwasi Thompson;
Kayleaser Deveaux-Isaacs, General Manager (ZNS)...
Broadcasting Corporation Has Long Service Awards Ceremony at Government House
- Oct 19, 2017 - 4:01:43 PM
Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of ZNS Television, the Broadcasting
Corporation of The Bahamas held a Courtesy Call and Long Service Awards
Ceremony & Reception at Government House on Wednesday, October 18,
2017 which was hosted by Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite
Pindling (seated centre). The ceremony was part of a week of
festivities with the theme, 'Celebrating 40 Years of Uniting The
Bahamas.' Pictured with long-serving employees are Parliamentary
Secretary for Information and Communications in the Office of the Prime
Minister, Pakesia Parker-Edgecombe, seated fourth left; BCB Chairman
Mike Smith, seated fourth right; and BCB General Manager Kayleaser
Deveaux-Isaacs, seated third right...
BCB Board of Directors and Executives Pay Courtesy Call on the Governor General
- Oct 19, 2017 - 3:48:16 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Members of the Board of Directors and Executives
of the Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas (BCB) paid a courtesy
call on the Governor General, Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling
(centre) at Government House, October 18, 2017 in recognition of the
40th Anniversary of ZNS Television, which is being celebrated this
week. Pictured from left: Deputy Chairman Patric Walkes; Director
Elaine Gomez; DGM/HR & Training Sandra Duncombe-Knowles; Chairman
Mike Smith; Dame Marguerite; GM Kayleaser Deveaux-Isaacs; Financial
Consultant Eugene Higgs; DGM Radio, Plant & Maintenance Stanley
Pinder; and AGM Sales & Business Development Sean Adderley...
Spain's Ambassador Designate Presented Letters of Credence to the Governor General
- Oct 19, 2017 - 3:20:11 PM
Nassau, The Bahamas -- Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite
Pindling received Letters of Credence from His Excellency Jose Maria
Bosch Bessa, Ambassador-Designate of the Kingdom of Spain to the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, in a brief ceremony at Government House on
Tuesday, October 17, 2017.
(BIS Photos/Letisha Henderson)...
Statement from the Attorney General on Untrue Social Media Message being circulated
- Oct 19, 2017 - 3:01:29 PM
Statement by Senator the Hon. Carl W. Bethel, Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs:
has been drawn to my attention that there is an anonymous and untrue
posting being circulated on Social Media which purports to warn users of
alarming alleged monitoring of social media.
The same document
was circulated widely on social media just prior to the last general
elections, without any comment to the contrary by the former
Israel presents building supplies to NEMA for Hurricane Relief
- Oct 19, 2017 - 2:02:13 PM
Nassau, The Bahamas – The National Emergency Management
Agency, NEMA, received an assortment of hurricane relief supplies
donated by the Government of Israel through the Embassy of Israel,
during a presentation on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at the Penn’s
Building on Tonique Williams- Darling Highway.
The supplies will go towards hurricane relief for those residents recently impacted by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
On hand to receive the items was Chrystal Glinton, Deputy Permanent Secretary, NEMA...
New study released on addressing murder in The Bahamas
- Oct 19, 2017 - 1:55:47 PM
Director of the National Anti-Drug Secretariat (NADS) within the
Ministry of National Security, and Superintendent of Police Dr. Chaswell
A. Hanna on October 18, 2017 announced the launch of a new study on
murders entitled, “Solutions to the Murder Problem,” under the auspices
of NADS in partnership with the Royal Bahamas Police Force and the
University of The Bahamas.
“This study had three main
objectives,” Dr. Hanna said at the launch, held at the Churchill
Building. “Firstly, Chapters 1 through 6 presented a descriptive
analysis of murder incidents that occurred within The Commonwealth of
The Bahamas between 2010 and 2015 – 719 murders...
UB Partners With Cape Eleuthera Island School To Bolster Research, Education
- Oct 19, 2017 - 1:53:30 PM
As University of The Bahamas (UB) continues to embrace a
sustainability paradigm and increase capacity for research undertakings
and vibrant academic experiences, it has signed a Memorandum of
Understanding (MOU) with the Cape Eleuthera Island School to strengthen
cooperation in educational and research pursuits.
agreement, students and faculty will have increased opportunities to
actively contribute to the fields of education, science and engineering
through their courses of study...
Italy's Ambassador-Designate Presented Letters of Credence to the Governor General
- Oct 19, 2017 - 12:33:29 PM
His Excellency Armando Varricchio, Ambassador-Designate of Italy to the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, presented his Letters of Credence to Her
Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, in a brief ceremony at Government House on
Tuesday, October 17, 2017...