Bahamas to Sign New Air Service Agreements
- Dec 7, 2016 - 1:00:18 AM
The Bahamas will sign six new air service contracts this week. This,
according to Minister of Transport and Aviation the Hon. Glenys
Hanna-Martin, will open new windows for the country’s aviation industry.
Minister Hanna-Martin delivered remarks at the opening ceremony of the
9th International Civil Aviation Organization Air Services Negotiation
Event (ICAN2016), December 5, 2016, at the Kendal G. L. Isaacs
The five-day conclave in Nassau, December 5-9, is
being held at the National Stadium. This is the second time the event is
being held in the Western Hemisphere: Jamaica was the host country for
the conference in 2010...
New Immigration Officers Urged Not to Be ‘Swayed’ by Inducements
- Dec 7, 2016 - 12:33:02 AM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – Forty new immigration officers have been urged to
maintain their integrity in carrying out their duties. During a
graduation ceremony held on Friday, December 2 at the Royal Bahamas
Police College, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration, the Hon.
Fred Mitchell congratulated the officers for their achievement and urged
them not to be ‘taken in’ by potential bribes and gifts.
is one of the most important attributes that you can have on this job,”
said Minister Mitchell. “Always remember that there is a difference
between you and your job. People may try to present you with gifts to
induce you because of the uniform that you wear, but try to keep your
life separate to avoid problems.”
Duty-free Concessions Poised to Stimulate Economic Growth in East and West Grand Bahama
- Dec 6, 2016 - 10:29:36 PM
FREEPORT, The Bahamas -- As Grand Bahamians continue to rebuild their
lives following destruction caused by Hurricane Matthew in October of
this year, a government program is poised to make the island’s
restoration a much smoother prospect.
The East and West Grand
Bahama Economic Development Regulation will go a long way in helping
small businesses on the island to restore their services and products as
quickly as possible, which in turn, will have a positive economic
impact on the island of Grand Bahama...
Bahamian Public Workers Recognized for Invaluable Service
- Dec 5, 2016 - 6:14:53 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – Seventeen employees of the Ministry of Works and
Urban Development were honored for their service to the Government of
The Bahamas during a Retirement Luncheon Friday, December 2, at the
British Colonial Hilton.
The Hon. Philip Davis, Deputy Prime Minister
and Minister of Works and Urban Development, acknowledged and thanked
the retirees who have served the Bahamian people “well.”
to you because through your good and gracious service, our Bahamas
emerged from colonialism on firm footing and has grown from strength to
Concert Lights Up Abilities of Special Needs Students
- Dec 5, 2016 - 4:40:15 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – Darron Turnquest, Director of Youth in the
Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture, called on Special Needs students
to see the greatness, and the potential within themselves to rise above
“What you see in me as my disability is my ability.
Every individual has something to offer. The only way to demonstrate
your talent is to look within yourself and say I am great. I have
ability. It doesn’t matter what anyone says about me, I am who I believe
I am,” he said...
Dame Marguerite Makes Third Annual Visit to Rand Memorial Hospital
- Dec 5, 2016 - 12:11:56 PM
FREEPORT, The Bahamas - The tone of resilience and unity was echoed
throughout the 18th Annual Governor General's visit to the Rand Memorial
Hospital on Friday, December 2, 2016.
Her Excellency, Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General of Commonwealth of The Bahamas, was on her third trip to the Rand...
Bahamas Holds Trainee Correctional Officers Squad 2016 Passing Out Parade
- Dec 5, 2016 - 11:17:55 AM
Nassau, The Bahamas - Minister of National Security the Hon. Dr. Bernard
J. Nottage was the keynote speaker at the Trainee Correctional Officers
Squad 2016 Passing Out Parade held on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at The
Bahamas Department of Correctional Services, Fox Hill Road. Best
Female Recruit was Theanicka Lightbourne, who is pictured being
congratulated by Minister Nottage and Minister of Social Services and
Community Development the Hon. Melanie Griffin. Best Male Recruit was
Luther Johnson, congratulated by Minister Nottage and Minister of State
in the Ministry of National Security the Hon. Keith Bell...
Bahamas Immigration Minister on Matters Arising at Grand Bahama Shipyard
- Dec 5, 2016 - 1:46:20 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - The following is a statement
by Fred Mitchell MP
for Immigration on
Matters Arising at the Grand Bahama Shipyard
4 December 2016
upon a complaint lodged by the labour union for shipyard workers at the Grand
Bahama Shipyard about recent occurrences between the union and management, the
matter has been referred to the Department of Labour for investigation. A
team, from the Department of Labour was dispatched to Freeport and a report is
Urban Renewal Giving Hope and Joy to Residents
- Dec 4, 2016 - 2:28:47 AM
Nassau, The Bahamas – The spirit of thanksgiving and gratitude permeated
the air at the Tom “The Bird” Grant Park in Yellow Elder, Wednesday,
November 30th as the Urban Renewal Commission continued its series of
Urban Community Uplifting Services.
Residents who gathered there
offered praise and thanks in prayers, testimonials and songs for
surviving Hurricane Matthew and other manifold blessings...
Ministry of Health Observes World AIDS Day at Golden Gates Assembly Church Service
- Dec 2, 2016 - 7:48:17 AM
Nassau, The Bahamas - World AIDS Day is observed on December 1 of every
year. The Ministry of Health held a World AIDS Day Church Service at
Golden Gates Assembly on December 1, 2016, with the Minister of Health
the Hon. Dr. Perry Gomez (pictured speaking) delivering an address.
School students also attended the event...
Child Protection Council Launches Interactive Programme
- Dec 2, 2016 - 12:20:32 AM
Nassau, The Bahamas - The National Child Protection Council in
conjunction with the Department of Rehabilitative and Welfare Services
of the Ministry of Social Services and Community Development launched an
interactive programme for junior and senior high students on Wednesday,
November 30, 2016.
The programme was created as part of Universal Children's Day which was recently observed...
Closure of the Capture of the Nassau Grouper Throughout The Bahamas starts Dec. 1
- Dec 1, 2016 - 11:07:26 PM
The Department of Marine Resources wishes to advise the general public,
the fixed dates of the closure of the fishing of Nassau Grouper is now
enforced, commencing December 1, 2016 to February 28, 2017.
Department of Marine Resources wishes to further advise that the taking,
landing, processing, selling or offering for sale of Nassau Grouper is
The general public is to note that the ban is only for the Nassau Grouper...
Straw Market Day Care and After School Centre Officially Launched
- Dec 1, 2016 - 4:11:22 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – Vendors employed in the Downtown Straw Market now
have a Nursery and After School Centre where their babies and children
can be cared for during the workday.
Deputy Prime Minister and
Minister of Works and Urban Development the Hon. Philip Davis officially
launched the facility, located upstairs in the Straw Market, Wednesday,
PADF Asked to Remember Grand Bahama in Discussions on Needs in the Region
- Dec 1, 2016 - 9:29:46 AM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - Senator the Hon. Julian Russell, on Monday,
November 29, 2016, asked that the Pan American Development Foundation
remember Grand Bahama when they are discussing the needs and challenges
facing the region -- -- the island having experienced devastating
hurricanes in recent years and again just weeks ago.
Russell was bringing remarks on behalf of the Minister for Grand Bahama,
the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville during the opening of the Pan American
Development Foundation Conference 2016 at the C.A. Smith Building...
11 Centenarians at Nation Builders Ceremony
- Dec 1, 2016 - 4:45:09 AM
NASSAU, Bahamas -- The Ministry of Social Services and Community
Development in conjunction with the National Council on Older Persons
honoured 11 centenarians from across The Bahamas at the 19th Annual
Nation Builders Awards ceremony at Government House on Tuesday, November
During the ceremony, Minister of Social Services and
Community Development the Hon. Melanie Griffin explained that improved
healthcare and focus on healthy lifestyles has led to longevity of life...
Plans to Search for Ancient Remains in Long Island Announced
- Nov 30, 2016 - 4:06:16 PM
Nassau The Bahamas - The University of The Bahamas (UB) in
collaboration with the Antiquities, Monuments and Museums Corporation
(AMMC) and the Florida Museum of Natural History held a press conference
at the university, November 29, 2016 to announce plans to search for
Ancient Remains in Long Island. The collaboration was formalized with
the recent signing of Memoranda of Understanding (MU) among the parties.
College students in the United States and one UB student who is from
Long Island, majoring in history, are participating in the search
effort. Provost at UB Dr. Linda Davis (pictured) said this collaboration
can be useful and may be the beginning of a student exchange programme...
Min. Dorsett responds to the Black Friday March
- Nov 28, 2016 - 10:34:29 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The following is a press statement by the Hon. Kenred
Dorsett, Minister for the Environment and Housing in response to the
Black Friday March:
I made the decision last week to participate
in the Black Friday march, as members of Government were invited to
attend. I did so because I have deep love for our beautiful country and
respect for the democratic right for free speech. I saw it as an
opportunity to have a meaningful conversation about our future.
am glad to have attended and to have heard the voices of Bahamians. To
speak with so many of you reinforced my belief in open discourse. The
peaceful display by Bahamians on Black Friday was truly a testament to
the strength of the democracy of our country...
Church Service to Observe Older Persons Month
- Nov 28, 2016 - 4:21:34 PM
Nassau, The Bahamas - Minister of Social Services and Community
Development the Hon. Melanie Griffin (at the podium) brought greetings
at the Ministry of Social Services and Community Development National
Council on Older Persons Church Service to observe Older Persons Month,
November 28, 2016 at Salem Union Baptist Church, Taylor Street.
The service was originally planned for October but was postponed because of Hurricane Matthew...
PM Urges Youth Development Programme to Become a National One
- Nov 28, 2016 - 10:09:18 AM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama – Impressed with the work of the Bahamas Youth
Leadership Development Programme, Prime Minister Perry G. Christie urged
the event’s founders to develop it on a national level.
nation’s leader was on island on Saturday, November 26, 2016, to
officially re-launch the programme at Pelican Bay Resort at the
invitation of founder, Zhivargo Laing...