Bahamas PM Delivers the 2016/17 Budget Communication
- May 25, 2016 - 4:42:06 PM
Commonwealth of The Bahamas 2016/17 Budget Communication, "AN AGENDA FOR A MODERN BAHAMAS" presented to the
Honourable House of Assembly by he Rt. Hon. Perry G.
Prime Minister and Minister
of Finance on
Wednesday, 25th May
is my honour to present the 2016/17 Budget Communication.
is the fifth Budget Communication that my Government has presented to this Honourable
House during our current mandate. Significantly,
since the first, each succeeding Communication has shown a reduction in the
Government’s GFS Deficit. This Budget
Communication continues our track record in this regard, with a further
reduction in the GFS Deficit in the 2016/17 fiscal year...
Collaboration with US State Department ‘Concrete Evidence’ of Bahamas' Commitment to War Against Trafficking in Persons
- May 25, 2016 - 4:29:21 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – The partnership formed between the Ministry of
National Security and the Department of State’s Office to Monitor and
Combat Trafficking in Persons, Washington D.C., is “concrete evidence”
of the Government’s recognition and acceptance of the fact that
countries must work together in the war against Trafficking in Persons,
Minister of National Security the Hon. Dr. Bernard J. Nottage said
Officials from the Ministry of National Security and
the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, Washington
D.C., teamed up to host and facilitate a two-day Trafficking in Persons
(TIP) Workshop, May 18-20, that was attended by local national security,
law enforcement, social services, foreign affairs, immigration...
Oceans 5 officials call on Bahamas Prime Minister
- May 25, 2016 - 2:33:42 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – Oceans 5, an international organization dedicated to protecting the world’s five oceans particularly to establish marine reserves and restrain overfishing, paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie on Monday, May 23, 2016.
Pictured at the Office of the Prime Minister are, from left: Dr. Adrian Arias, program manager, Latin America and the Caribbean for Oceans 5; Casuarina McKinney Lambert, executive director, BREEF; Eleanor Phillips, external affairs director, The Nature Conservancy; J. Charles Fox, program director, Oceans 5...
Florida-based tourism employees readied for Bahamas referendum and general elections
- May 25, 2016 - 1:32:28 PM
PLANTATION, Fl. – The Parliamentary Commissioner in the Parliamentary
Registration Department, Rev. Sherlyn Hall recently met with the Bahamas
Ministry of Tourism employees in Plantation, Florida in preparation and
registration for the upcoming gender equality referendum and general
Rev. Hall updated the staff on the details pertaining
to the four constitutional amendment bills proposed for gender equality,
voter registration requirements, J Form Application process, general
election policies and voting procedures relative to Bahamian citizens
employed by The Bahamas government in its overseas offices, inclusive of
staff of the Bahamas Consulate...
COB and BAMSI Sign Memorandum of Understanding
- May 25, 2016 - 1:19:52 PM
NASSAU, Bahamas – Effective this year, graduates of the Bahamas
Agriculture and Marine Science Institute (BAMSI) will earn a certificate
from BAMSI or a degree awarded by the College of The Bahamas (COB).
Following the College’s transition to university status, students will
be awarded a degree by the University of The Bahamas (UOB) in
collaboration with BAMSI.
College President Dr. Rodney Smith and
Dr. Godfrey Eneas, BAMSI President, made the announcement Tuesday, May
24, 2016 during a signing of Memorandum of Understanding between COB and
BAMSI in the Harry C. Moore Library of the College of The Bahamas...
Grand Bahama Regatta receives donation from Ministry of Grand Bahama
- May 25, 2016 - 10:40:45 AM
Freeport, Bahamas -- Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville, on Monday, May 23, made a cheque presentation on behalf of the Government to members of the Grand Bahama Regatta and Homecoming Committee at the Ministry. With the cheque in the amount of $9,000, the Minister appealed to corporate Grand Bahama to also step up and make contributions so that the event will be a success.
The 21st Annual Grand Bahama Regatta will be held from July 22 to 24, 2016 at Taino Beach...
Netherlands Ambassador Designate Visits The Bahamas
- May 25, 2016 - 9:38:06 AM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – Ambassador-Designate of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas His Excellency Hendrik Jurriaan Schuwer called on the Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration, Deputy Prime Minister the Hon. Philip Davis, right, at the Ministry’s offices on Tuesday, May 24, 2016.
(BIS Photo/Derek Smith)
China's Ambassador Designate Calls On The Bahamas Government
- May 25, 2016 - 8:36:29 AM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – Resident Ambassador Designate of the People’s Republic of China to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas His Excellency Huang Qinguoo, called on the Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration, Deputy Prime Minister the Hon. Philip Davis, right, at the Ministry’s offices on Tuesday, May 24, 2016.
(BIS Photo/Derek Smith)
PM Christie Lauds ZNS on its 80th Anniversary
- May 25, 2016 - 1:43:26 AM
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Rt.
Hon. Perry Christie declared at the Radio Bahamas 80th Anniversary
Church Service on Sunday that when ZNS started broadcasting on East
Street, in 1936, it was the start of a real change in The Bahamas.
was a small beginning, but it was one of significance for the people of
The Bahamas because, for the first time, communication was made
possible and people could share in news, entertainment and other public
announcements, thus bringing the modern era into people's living rooms
and elsewhere," Prime Minister Christie said, during the service at St.
Barnabas Anglican Church, on Baillou Hill and Wulff Roads...
Consumer Affairs Unit Temporarily Relocates to British Colonial Hilton Fort Nassau Centre
- May 24, 2016 - 4:13:35 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The public is advised that, effective immediately, the
Consumer Affairs Unit has been temporarily relocated to the Ministry of Labour
and National Insurance, 3rd Floor, Fort Nassau Centre, British
Colonial Hilton, due to the remedial works being carried out at the J. L.
Centre, Blake Road. Persons wishing to contact the Unit may do so at telephone
number 322-3105 or 397-0700.
Similarly, the Public Service Centre for Human Resources
Development is now temporarily located at the Ministry of the Public Service,
Poinciana Hill, Meeting and Augusta Streets. Persons wishing to contact the
Centre may do so at telephone number 502-7200...
Sandra Edgecombe Reading Literacy Programme Officially Launched in Grand Bahama
- May 24, 2016 - 2:20:19 PM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama - The Sandra Edgecombe Reading Literacy Programme
was described as potentially “life changing” by Minister for Grand
Bahama, the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville, during an official launch of the
programme at the Ministry of Education in the C.A. Smith Complex on
Monday, May 23, 2016.
The programme he feels will help with
literacy for the young and old in the community. He thanked the
organizers for giving the "greatest gift" of being able to read and
write. "It will be an essential component for our growth and development
to be able to understand the issues and to be able to contribute
effectively in the community...”
PM Christie Heralds 'Great Things' Coming Soon for The Bahamas
- May 24, 2016 - 2:04:34 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – At a Service of Thanksgiving and Praise in
Celebration of the 4th Anniversary of Governance, Prime Minister the Rt.
Hon. Perry Christie on Sunday told the congregation at New Destiny
Baptist Church that there are plans in the works for The Bahamas,
especially in terms of development in the very near future.
is the fourth anniversary of my government and I will be able to herald
to the country [that] we are in great shape, heading in the right
direction, and all throughout this country -- whether its Bimini,
whether it's Abaco, whether it's Eleuthera, whether it's San Salvador,
whether it's Exuma -- you are going to find that we are ushering in
unparalleled development," Prime Minister Christie said...
Funeral Services Held for Veteran Trade Unionist, the Late Nelerene Harding
- May 24, 2016 - 11:46:00 AM
NASSAU, The Bahamas –- Funeral services were held for labour movement stalwart, the late Nelerene Harding at Church of God Auditorium on Saturday, May 21, 2016. “Nell” Harding was president of the Airport, Airline and Allied Workers Union (AAAWU), and had served in the labour movement with distinction for over 30 years.
Her funeral was attended by Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie, Leader of the Opposition the Hon. Hubert Minnis, Former Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham, and government minsters and other dignitaries...
Mechanic Presents Book on 'How to Extend Your Car Life' to Minister for Grand Bahama
- May 24, 2016 - 10:58:09 AM
Certified mechanic, Johnathan Smith, on Monday, May 23, presented a copy of his book, How to Extend Your Car Life to Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville. Mr. Smith said he was inspired to write this book because he wants people to make an informed decision when purchasing a car, and assist women to find a good mechanic without feeling intimidated.
He believes that this small, but compact, book will equip everyone with the knowledge needed because included is information on car, road and personal safety. Minister Darville applauded Mr. Smith for writing the book, which is he said, can be used effectively by all road users...
NEMA Conducts Shelter Management Training Course
- May 24, 2016 - 9:53:35 AM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA,
hosted a two-day Shelter Management Certification Course for personnel
of the Department of Social Services, Royal Bahamas Defence Force and
other agencies, in preparation for the 2016 Hurricane Season.
shelter management course is part of NEMA’s ongoing training programme
aimed at building disaster resilient communities throughout The Bahamas...
Bahamas PM responds to "500 Bahamian citizenships to Chinese investors"
- May 23, 2016 - 11:15:21 PM
Prime Minister the Right Honourable Perry Christie said today that it is
an “absolute lie” that his Government has agreed to the sale or grant
of 500 Bahamian citizenships to Chinese investors in connection with the
Baha Mar Project. “Bahamian citizenship”, the Prime Minister said “is
not for sale at any time at any price to anybody . This is a
non-negotiable position of my government. Moreover, it is for me
personally, a matter upon which no compromise is possible. I can
therefore assure the Bahamian people, without any equivocation
whatsoever, that no deal offering Bahamian citizenship in return for an
investment in The Bahamas will ever be entered into while I head the
government of The Bahamas. I find the very idea of citizenship-for-sale
to be repugnant to all that I believe in and to all that I stand for as a
Bahamian. It will never happen on my watch. ”
COPA Conducts 20 Aircraft Fly in to Abaco, Bahamas
- May 23, 2016 - 5:00:52 PM
PLANTATION, Fl. – The Cirrus Owners and Pilots Association (COPA)
recently conducted its annual Fly-in adventure into Marsh Harbour, Abaco
in The Bahamas, with some 20 Cirrus airplanes and forty-six persons.
The four days fly in which began from the Fort Lauderdale Executive
Airport was organized by Leonard Stuart, aviation specialist, at the
Bahamas Ministry of Tourism (BMOT) and Banyan Air Service, one of The
Bahamas’ fixed based operators in Fort Lauderdale.
their guests participated in a welcome reception hosted by the BMOT and
The Abaco Beach Resort, explored Abaco’s historic and adventurous sites,
relaxed, snorkeled, participated in boat expeditions to near-by
Ambassador Designate of Egypt Presents Letters of Credence to the Governor General
- May 23, 2016 - 4:34:50 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas - His Excellency Atef Mohamed Salem Sayed Elahl,
Ambassador-Designate of the Arab Republic of Egypt to the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas, presented his Letters of Credence to Governor-General
Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling at Government House on
Wednesday, May 18, 2016...
Family Island Student of the Year Nominees at Government House
- May 23, 2016 - 4:21:23 PM
Bahamas – Winner of the Primary School Student of the Year 2016 is Lila Nottage
of Lyford Cay International School, New Providence. New Providence and Family Island Nominees for
Student of the Year had special ceremonies at Government House in recognition
of their achievements. The Governor
General hosted The Student of the Year Foundation Awards Ceremony for New
Providence Nominees in the Ballroom of Government House on Thursday, May 19,
and for Family Island Nominees on Friday, May 20, 2016. Photos show Family Island Nominees at their
special event. In the ballroom with them
were proud family members, friends, and teachers...