Transport and Aviation Minister Announces Plan To Re-Develop Potter’s Cay Dock
- Mar 27, 2015 - 5:14:03 PM
The Bahamas – Minister of Transport and Aviation the Hon. Glenys Hanna-Martin
took a tour with stakeholders and the media to see the plans to re-develop the
Eastern End of Potter’ Cay Dock, Thursday, March 26, 2015.
the tour, Minister Hanna-Martin explained that the Government has allocated $3,122,989.00
for the re-development project, and it is a product of private and public sector
involvement with many of the ideas for the re-development coming from the
mailboat operators and various governmental agencies...
Grand Bahama Agri-Business Expo 2015 Opens
- Mar 27, 2015 - 4:42:23 PM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama – Agriculture and Marine Resources
Minister the Hon. V. Alfred Gray said
Friday that Bahamians must do more to
decrease our dependency of foreign food imports. The Minister was in Grand Bahama to
officially open the Grand Bahama Agri-Business Expo 2015 at Goombay Park, March
Under the theme: ‘Progressing Toward Food Security, Our
Food, Our Future, Our Bahamas,’ the event has attracted a large number of
participants, and a sizeable turnout from schools throughout Grand Bahama.
The Minister said these Expos are being held in several of
the major Family Islands, having started in New Providence three weeks ago...
Bahamas Teachers of the Year 2015-2017 Honoured During Pinning Ceremony
- Mar 27, 2015 - 3:53:33 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – Forty-seven Teachers of the Year
representing various school districts throughout The Bahamas were recognized
for their accomplishments during the 11th National Teacher of the
Year 2015-2017 Pinning Ceremony, Thursday, March 26.
Senior government officials, family, friends, colleagues,
well-wishers attended the ceremony conducted in the ballroom of Mount
Fitzwilliam, Government House and witnessed as Dame Marguerite Pindling,
Governor-General, presented medals and certificates to the Teachers of the
Lionel Sands, Director of Education, in his welcome remarks...
New Bus and a New Physiotherapist for the Bahamas Association for the Physically Disabled
- Mar 27, 2015 - 3:36:54 PM
The Bahamas -- Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, and
Sir Durward Knowles, president of the Bahamas Association for the Physically
Disabled, cut the ribbon for dedication of a new bus for the association at its
Dolphin Drive Centre on March 25, 2015. At this occasion, the association introduced
its new physiotherapist, Yasmin Sweeting.
Pictured are Dame Marguerite and Sir Durward,
centre after the cutting of the ribbon. And
the new physiotherapist Yasmin Sweeting gives a small lesson in some of the
therapy performed at the Centre. The new
bus was provided by donations from different organizations and individuals to
assist physically challenged children.
Statement from Nassau Flight Services With Respect to Terminations
- Mar 27, 2015 - 3:34:55 PM
Additionally, the public is advised that
the Union referred the termination to the Department of Labor for conciliation...
The Bahamian public is informed that the
management of Nassau Flight Services (NFS) has denied allegations made by the Airport
Airline and Allied Workers Union (AAAWU) that the services of 5 employees were
terminated for refusal to work overtime. The public should know that while the company
does not wish to delve into the facts surrounding the employees’ termination,
as they are the subject of legal review, and providing details on the matter
may prejudice that process, it is important to state emphatically that the termination
issues relate to aviation safety.
Minister Hanna Martin meets USA Transportation Secretary during official visit to Washington, Dc
- Mar 27, 2015 - 1:28:09 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Hon.
Glenys Hanna Martin, Minister of Transport and Aviation, along with a delegation
of senior officials from The Bahamas, met with United States of America’s
Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx and senior officials of the Federal
Aviation Administration (FAA) on Monday, 16th March, 2015, at the Department of
Transportation in Washington, D.C.
The purpose of the
high-level talks was to discuss issues relating to the management of the
airspace over The Bahamas and to further progress the negotiations which are
currently taking place between technical teams from the USA and the Bahamas
relative to concluding an airspace management agreement between the Bahamas and
The Bahamas Finding Innovative New Ways to Protect the Ozone Layer
- Mar 27, 2015 - 11:19:06 AM
NASSAU, Bahamas - The Bahamas has been
pursuing Ocean Thermal Energy as an ozone friendly alternative when it
comes to air conditioning and/or refrigeration, Minister of the
Environment and Housing the Hon. Kenred Dorsett said.
mega-resort of Baha Mar has sought out this technology as an alternative
to reducing its electrical cost and refrigerant usage, Minister Dorsett
Consequently, The Baha Mar Sea Water District Cooling
(SDC) Project has been drafted, he said at the opening ceremony of the
two-day Sub-Regional Meeting of the Ozone Officers of The English
Speaking Caribbean and Haiti at SuperClubs Breezes, Wednesday, March 25,
Charles Hamilton, Jr is the 2015 Bahamas National Spelling Bee Winner
- Mar 27, 2015 - 3:51:42 AM
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Grooming National
School-Aged Top Spellers in various districts to compete, in hopes of
winning the coveted title of top speller, the Bahamas National Spelling
Bee (BNSB) held its 18th Annual Bahamas National Spelling Bee Final
Competition on March 22 at in the Crown Ballroom at the Atlantis Resort
on Paradise Island.
Minister of Education, Jerome Fitzgerald,
said that the dedication and commitment displayed has propelled the
participants to have the opportunity to be chosen to represent The
Bahamas at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C...
Bahamian Workers Must be Competitive, Immigration Minister Says
- Mar 26, 2015 - 12:19:55 PM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama – The Bahamian workforce must be
competitive if industry is to survive says the Minister for Foreign Affairs and
Immigration, the Hon. Frederick A. Mitchell.
Minister Mitchell was addressing a large audience attending
Pineyard Technical Center luncheon at the Ruby Swiss Restaurant, March 20.
Mr. Mitchell visits Grand Bahama consistently to deal with
Immigration matters and other issues relating to his Ministry. He says that it is an attempt on his part to
be sure that in a tangible and physical way...
DPM Davis' Communication on Electricity in The Bahamas
- Mar 26, 2015 - 11:51:55 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - Enclosed is a communication by The Hon. Philip Davis, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works and Urban Development:
Ahead of the Progressive
Liberal Party’s election to Government, by our Charter for Governance,
we clearly stated that one of our critical initiatives to change the
economic course of the country would be to find ways to reduce the cost
of electricity. We stated that the cost of electricity throughout The
Bahamas is simply too high, causing untold hardship to families, making
the country uncompetitive in many business areas, and stunting economic
House Communication on Minister Gray by Prime Minister Christie
- Mar 25, 2015 - 7:53:22 PM
In reference to the allegations
recently made against Minister Alfred Gray, the Member for MICAL, Iam
advised that the Hon. Attorney General has referred the matter to the Royal
Bahamas Police Force for a thorough investigation.
As a result of this development,
Minister Gray has invited me to relieve him of his ministerial responsibility
for Local Government pending the outcome of the Police investigation. In all
the circumstances, I consider that this is the correct thing to do.
Accordingly, I have advised Her Excellency the Governor General, pursuant to
Article 77 of the Constitution, to transfer ministerial responsibility for
Local Government from Minister Gray to Minister Hope Strachan...
Winners of Gold Governor General Youth Awards
- Mar 25, 2015 - 2:32:13 PM
The Bahamas – Winners of the Gold Award of the Governor General Youth Awards
Programme, received their gold awards – pins and certificates -- from Her
Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General at a Gold Award
Presentation Ceremony at the Annual General Meeting in the Ballroom of
Government House, March 21, 2015.
the Annual General Meeting, Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Dr.
Daniel Johnson, and Former Governor General and Chairman of the Governor
General Youth Awards Board of Trustees Sir Orville Turnquest addressed the
Civil Aviation responds to BATCU communication on Air Traffic Controllers holiday pay
- Mar 25, 2015 - 1:30:44 PM
The Department of Civil Aviation is
compelled to once again respond to erroneous assertions made by the Bahamas Air
Traffic Controllers Union (BATCU) that the Government of The Bahamas is acting
in violation of the Employment Act, by deliberately delaying the payment of
holiday pay to members of the bargaining unit.
Again, the Department affirms that
effective December 24, 2014 it was agreed that holiday pay would be made in
lieu of the previous practice, which
said practice is in accordance with public service policy.
Prior to the December 2014 meeting, the
Union had raised concerns that the one day vacation leave to be applied to
Bahamas Attorney General on "Allegations of executive interference"
- Mar 25, 2015 - 12:30:13 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The following is a statement form the Office of the Attorney General:
Constitution of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas in its Preamble and
elsewhere enshrines an abiding respect for the rule of law. Fundamental
to the rule of law is the separation of powers and independence of the
Allegations of executive interference have been levied
against a Minister of Government in relation to a matter involving a
resident of Mayaguana.
Bahamas government releases photos of detention dormitories
- Mar 25, 2015 - 12:26:23 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The Department of Immigration has released images of the exterior and
interior of the newly constructed dormitories at the Carmichael Road
Detention Center. Additionally, images were released of the interior of
the half-way house for female refugees and their minor children while
they await processing and repatriation.
It is the policy of the Bahamas
government that mothers should not be separated from their minor
children during the processing and detention periods. These photos were
displayed as part of the presentation delivered at a hearing by the
Inter-American Commission on Human Rights into complaints filed about
the treatment of refugees in The Bahamas...
Fred Mitchell: Immigration as a National Security Issue
- Mar 25, 2015 - 12:15:12 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The following is a Communication by the Hon. Fred Mitchell, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration delivered in the House of Assembly on March 25th:
wish on behalf of the Department of Immigration and the wider
government to give public thanks in this House to the Member of
Parliament for South Eleuthera for the excellent representation and
advocacy which he executed on the country’s behalf at the hearing held
in Washington D.C before the Inter American Commission on Human Rights
on 20th March...
Fred Mitchell on Bahamas Immigration Developments
- Mar 24, 2015 - 7:13:06 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The following are remarks by the Hon. Fred Mitchell, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration:
I wish to welcome Damien Gomez, the
Minister of State for Legal Affairs to the M
Foreign Affairs and to thank him for the work done on behalf of the country at
the hearings before the Inter American Human Rights Commission on 20th
March. I thank his minister the
Honourable Attorney General for the stellar work done by her team toward
ensuring that The Bahamas put its best foot forward. I wish to thank the staff of the Ministry of
Foreign Affairs and particularly our staff in Washington D.C. for their work in
2015 Easter Monday Potter's Cay Dock Boat Show Announced
- Mar 24, 2015 - 3:29:22 PM
Agriculture, Marine Resources & Local Government, the Hon. V. Alfred Gray
on Monday announced the opening of the Potters Cay Boat Show in the Ministry’s
Conference Room at the Island Traders Building, East Bay Street, as the start
of the summer...
Bahamas -- Advancing the Sloop Sailing Sport to bring awareness of a Bahamian
tradition, the Ministry of Agriculture, Marine Resources & Local Government
is sponsoring a one-day boat show in honour of Captain Emmett Munroe, a
well-known Boat Captain, Engineer and Sloop Sailing pioneer, who championed
many sailing competitions over the last 40 years.