Temperature Rise Should Stay Below 1.5 Degrees to Preserve Islands Like The Bahamas – PM Says
- Dec 1, 2015 - 1:41:30 AM
PARIS, France – At the 21st Conference of the Parties to the United
Nations Convention on Climate Change, Paris, France, November 30 to
December 1, 2015 – Prime Minister of The Bahamas the Rt. Hon. Perry
Christie on Monday expressed in his communication to the forum that “we
will fight for countries like The Bahamas to stay on the map into the
In his statement at the pivotal and historic
conclave, the Prime Minister said: “We must adopt, at the end of next
week, an international legally binding agreement under the Convention
that is in the form of a protocol and is applicable to all Parties...
IICA-Sponsored Seminar Addresses Innovative Methods to Receive Financing for Agricultural Projects
- Nov 30, 2015 - 7:55:02 PM
Bahamas -- The Government of The Bahamas spoke of the need to develop the
Agricultural Sector in the country prior to 2013, but took no real steps to do cultivate
the sector, Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources the Hon. V. Alfred
a result, in order to feed its citizens and visitors, The Bahamas has a food
import bill of some US$900 million, Minister Gray said during the opening
ceremony of the “Accessing Investment Finance for Caribbean Agriculture –
Innovate Methods” seminar sponsored by the Inter-American Institute for
Cooperation on Agriculture at the British Colonial Hilton, Monday, November 30,
Trade and Investment Delegation from China Eyeing Grand Bahama
- Nov 30, 2015 - 7:41:49 PM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama – Acting Minister for Grand Bahama and Minister
of State for Finance, the Hon. Michael Halkitis officially opened the
Investment and Trade Mission: Hubei China to The Bahamas on Monday
morning, November 30.
A large delegation of business persons from
the Hubei Province of China are currently in the nation’s second city
with the main objective being to see the potential Investment
opportunities in The Bahamas and to promote bilateral trade...
The Region Looks at Enhancing Comprehensive Disaster Management
- Nov 30, 2015 - 4:21:56 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – As the 2015
Atlantic Hurricane Season closes with at least two devastating storms impacting
the region, the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency, CDEMA, is
seeking ways to build stronger communities to withstand natural or man-made
This is being done through the Ninth
Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management under the theme: “The
Road to Resilience: Checkpoint 2015,” underway at Melia Nassau Beach Resort...
State Minister Forbes Opens 2015 CDM Conference on Disaster Resilience
- Nov 30, 2015 - 3:58:57 PM
Bahamas -- Regional resilience to natural disasters is the focus of the 2015
Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency's (CDEMA) forum on Comprehensive
Disaster Management, in partnership with the National Emergency Management
Agency (NEMA), following the aftermath of a tumultuous hurricane season that
left devastation in the Southern Bahamas.
Minister for the Ministry of Works & Urban Development, the Hon. Arnold
Forbes, The Bahamas' CDEMA Representative, extended a warm welcome on behalf of
all Bahamians to the delegates who travelled to the Bahamas to participate in
PM Christie at the Paris UN Convention on Climate Change
- Nov 30, 2015 - 1:02:45 PM
PARIS, France - (Nov. 20, 2015) The following is a Statement by The Rt.
Hon. Perry G. Christie, Prime Minister and Minister of Finance.
Commonwealth of The Bahamas at the
21st Conference of the Parties
to the United Nation Convention on Climate Change (COP21) being held
from 30 November – 11 December 2015:
wish to avail myself of the opportunity to express again on behalf of
the people of The Bahamas our sincere condolences to the French nation
and the families of the victims of the recent atrocities committed in
this beautiful city. We hope that our presence here today gives some
measure of support and comfort as France fights this scourge of
extremism and radicalization...
Bahamian leaders attend The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meetings
- Nov 30, 2015 - 11:51:30 AM
MALTA – Caribbean leaders, Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas Perry Christie (left), the Prime Minister of Barbados Freundel
Stuart (centre) and Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago Dr. Keith
Rowley (right) photographed during a chat at meetings in Malta of
Caribbean Business Forum (CBF) and the Commonwealth Heads of Government
Meeting (CHOGM) at the Hilton where CHOGM Malta 2015 was being held.
Meetings drew to a close on November 29...
UCLA gives shoes to Grand Bahama school children
- Nov 29, 2015 - 10:02:14 PM
Players from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) on Grand
Bahama for the Annual Junkanoo Jam Basketball Tournament participated
in a special community programme, called Samaritan Feet on Thursday
morning. The programme was organized by Religious Tourism executive,
Pastor Eddie Victor. The Primary School children in West End were the
recipients of 180 pairs of tennis shoes. The photo shows a few of the
players and coaches putting shoes on several of the children's feet...
Barbados Senator Alwin Adams visits Grand Bahama
- Nov 29, 2015 - 9:51:21 PM
The Hon. Alwin A. Adams, a member of the Barbados Senate paid a
courtesy call on the Acting Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Michael
Halkitis on Friday morning. Mr. Halkitis, who is the Minister of State
in the Ministry of Finance, is currently filling in for the Hon. Dr.
Michael Darville, Minister for Grand Bahama. In a meeting at the
Ministry for Grand Bahama which lasted about an hour, the two touched on
the close relationship that exists between the two countries, and how a
number of persons from Barbados came to The Bahamas many years ago,
serving as educators, law enforcement officers, clergymen and more.
Senator Adams visited Grand Bahama at the invitation of the
Bardados/Bahamian Association on Grand Bahama to speak at a special
service at Church of the Ascension, S
Minister Griffin Officially Opens Exuma Women's Backyard Farming Workshop 2015
- Nov 29, 2015 - 9:17:14 PM
EXUMA, The Bahamas - Dozens of Exumians joined the Women’s Bureau of
the Ministry of Social Services and Community Development in a Women’s
Backyard Farming Workshop on November 27 in the Kettel Centre of the
Exuma Foundation in George Town. The theme of the workshop was “Women
and the Environment: Creating Partnerships for Sustainable Development.”
The workshop was part of “National Women’s Week” and one of a number of
activities presented over the past week by the Bureau of Women’s Affairs
of the Ministry of Social Services...
Dr. Gail Saunders Sworn In as Deputy to the Governor General
- Nov 29, 2015 - 7:45:48 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Dr. Gail Saunders (left) pictured being sworn in
as Deputy to The Governor General by The Hon. Chief Justice, Sir Hartman
Longley on Sunday, November 29, 2015, in the Drawing Room of Government
Presidents of Atlantic College and North American University Visit the Bahamas Governor General
- Nov 28, 2015 - 11:50:54 AM
NASSAU, The Bahamas - Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite
Pindling welcomed presidents of Atlantic College and North American
University in a courtesy call at Government House, November 19, 2015.
Pictured from left: James Schaefer; President of Atlantic College Dr.
R.E. Cooper; H.E. Dame Marguerite Pindling; President of North American
University Dr. Reg Pecen; and Rev. Susan Pratt...
Tabernacle Academy, Grand Bahama, Donates to Hurricane Relief
- Nov 28, 2015 - 11:35:31 AM
Students, teachers and faculty from Tabernacle Academy, Grand Bahama,
donated a number of food items and cleaning supplies to be distributed
to hurricane victims in the central and southern Bahamas on Wednesday.
Accepting the donation was Mrs. Michelle Reckley, Deputy Director of
Urban Renewal in Grand Bahama. Making the presentation was Genice
Saunders, left, and Annamarie Amerthil, pictured right...
BAIC hosts Product Development Workshop
- Nov 28, 2015 - 10:49:28 AM
True to its mission to stimulate, facilitate and encourage the creation,
expansion and development of small and medium sized business
enterprises in The Bahamas (SME), the Bahamas Agriculture and Industrial
Corporation (BAIC) hosted a one day seminar on Product Development and
Food Processing at its Headquarters on Old Trail Road.
The areas of general business development covered in this intensive one
day workshop were the principles of food processing; product packing,
labeling, presentation and demonstration; the principles of product
Wife of Prime Minister Encourages Teachers to Tap Into Their Transformative Power
- Nov 27, 2015 - 11:25:35 AM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – Wife of the Prime Minister, Mrs. Bernadette
Christie addressed a Thanksgiving Day luncheon under the theme,
“Embracing Humanity,” held in recognition of teachers, administrators
and staff of Eva Hilton Primary School (formerly Oakes Field Primary
School), and the Northwestern District Teachers of the Year 2015-2017,
at the Paul Farquharson Conference Center, East Street, on Tuesday.
Guest speaker, Mrs. Christie said: “I am a firm believer that we can
never bestow our teachers with adequate accolades; as their work is more
than a labor of love but a true demonstration of service to humanity...
NEMA to host the 9th Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management
- Nov 27, 2015 - 11:11:56 AM
NASSAU, The Bahamas - The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency
(CDEMA) is pleased to announce the staging of the 9th Caribbean
Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management, which is being held at
the Melia Nassau Beach Resort, Bahamas from November 30th – December
CDM 9 will be convened under the theme: "The Road to Resilience: Checkpoint 2015”.
Captain Stephen Russell, Director of the National Emergency Management
Agency, says “The Bahamas, through NEMA, is pleased to host the high
level conference as Participating States -Dominica and The Bahamas...
Exuma Residents Donate $5,500 Towards Hurricane Relief
- Nov 27, 2015 - 11:09:40 AM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – A group of concerned residents of Exuma donated
$5,500 towards the Hurricane Joaquin Relief effort, to assist residents
in the Central and Southeast Bahamas impacted by the Category 4 storm in
October. The funds came from the Exuma Christian Disaster Community
Relief Fund, Member of Parliament for Exuma the Hon. Anthony Moss, and
the Stuart Manor Curtis Alexander Association. On Monday, November 23,
2015, representatives presented the National Emergency Management Agency
with a cheque at NEMA’s office on Gladstone Road and NEMA’s Way.
Pictured from left are Mr. Moss, Captain Stephen Russell, Director NEMA...
Bahamas Environment Minister off to Paris for Climate Change Convention
- Nov 27, 2015 - 2:19:52 AM
of the Environment and Housing, Hon. Kenred Dorsett, will leave the
country this Friday for Paris, France where he will be a part of the
Bahamian delegation to the United Nations Framework on Climate Change
Convention (UNFCCC), Conference of the Parties (COP) 21.
of the meeting the Second National Communication (SNC) of The Bahamas
has been sent to the UN Secretariat. The SNC is a document that each
country produces which outlines its vulnerabilities, adaptation and
mitigation efforts as regards climate change. The document also details
what is needed in order to further address climate change effects in
URCA Delegation Meets Bahamas' Ambassador to United Nations in Geneva
- Nov 27, 2015 - 1:09:10 AM
The Bahamas' delegation to the World Radio Communication
Conference 2015 (WRC-15) met with Bahamas Ambassador to the United Nations'
Office in Geneva H.E. Rhoda M. Jackson, as a way of introduction, for the
purpose of exploring opportunities where the Permanent Mission can assist the
Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA) in advancing its work in
the International Telecommunication Union located in Geneva, Switzerland.
The delegation, headed by Mr. Randol Dorsett, Chairman of
URCA's Board, participated in WRC-15 held by the International
Telecommunications Union (ITU) in Geneva from 2 to 27 November. The
Conference is revising the Radio Regulations, the international treaty
governing the use of the radio-frequency spectrum, inter alia...
Bahamas Statement on Migration delivered in Malta to the CHOGM
- Nov 26, 2015 - 11:57:44 PM
MALTA - Statement by Fred Mitchell MP, Bahamas Foreign Minister, On
Migration to the Foreign Ministers of the Commonwealth, at the Heads of
Government Meeting on 26 November 2015:
Let me join those who
have thanked the Foreign Minister of Malta for the excellent
arrangements in hosting us at this important meeting.
I wish to put on the record some observations about migration from The Bahamas’ point of view...