Hon. Thomas Desmond Bannister Minister Of Public Works on BPL
- Aug 15, 2018 - 10:28:54 AM
Statement By Hon. Thomas Desmond Bannister Minister Of Public Works:
As Minister with portfolio responsibility for Bahamas
Power and Light I wish to thank the outgoing Board members for their
I have delayed issuing this statement out of respect
for a Board member who is travelling and could not easily be
contacted. I have still not been successful in contacting that member.
The outgoing Board may proudly point to a number of notable
accomplishments during their tenure...
Ministry of Finance Response to Moody’s Report of August 14, 2018
- Aug 14, 2018 - 11:46:19 PM
The ratings agency Moody’s Investors Service in its latest rating
assessment of The Bahamas, maintained its Baa3 negative rating, which is
unchanged from its previous report. I am pleased to report to the
country that this independent assessment reflects stabilization in our
sovereign credit profile following four years of successive rating
downgrades. This represents a critical first step in addressing and
reversing years of fiscal mismanagement.
As outlined in the
recent budget exercise, the Government’s combination of economic
initiatives, including: the introduction of focused fiscal measures; the
imminent introduction of fiscal responsibility legislation...
Official Handover of SAFE 25 Full Cabin Response Boat and Accessories from US to Bahamas Government
- Aug 14, 2018 - 8:55:41 PM
During the Official Handover Ceremony of a SAFE 25 Full Cabin Response
Boat and Accessories, on August 14, 2018, Minister of National Security
the Hon. Marvin Dames expressed gratitude in behalf of the Government
and the people of The Bahamas to the US Embassy, which, he stated, yet
again demonstrates the two countries' diplomatic and close relations
“over these many years”.
“Today’s handover ceremony marks a
significant milestone in the bilateral relationship between our two
countries,” Minister Dames said, during the event held at the Royal
Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) Harbour Patrol Unit on East Bay Street...
Teacher Education Grant Award Ceremony
- Aug 14, 2018 - 4:09:01 PM
The Government of The Bahamas has invested in 54 teacher education grant
recipients who have been awarded scholarships tenable at the University
of The Bahamas. The group, comprising four young men and 50 young women
from across the archipelago, received their certificates and special
awards during the first Teacher Education Grant Award Ceremony, August
13, 2018 at National Training Agency.
In return for the
government’s investment in them, the Minister of Education, the Hon.
Jeffrey Lloyd admonished the students to be “creatively disruptive” --
in a state of constant renewal -- and giving back to their society...
Farewell Banquet in Grand Bahama Honours Archdeacon Harry Bain
- Aug 14, 2018 - 2:48:00 PM
A farewell banquet honouring the Venerable Harry Bain, Anglican
Archdeacon of the Northern Bahamas and Rector of Christ the King,
Freeport, was held on Friday, August 10, 2018 at the Grand Lucayan
Ballroom. The sold-out event was attended by a cross-section of the
community along with representatives of Anglican churches in Grand
Bahama and Bimini.
Present for the event was the Rt. Rev. Laish Boyd, Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of The Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands...
Jewel Edwards, Appointed NTA’s Executive Chairman
- Aug 14, 2018 - 12:50:11 PM
Jewel Edwards has been appointed Executive Chairman of the National Training Agency (NTA).
Ms. Edwards is a respected corporate executive, business consultant, motivational speaker and transformational leader.
about excellence, empowerment, and service, she is a native of
Eleuthera, The Bahamas, who began her career as a Hospitality Executive
in Tourism, working in various capacities as Director of Sales &
Marketing, Human Resources Director...
BIS announces passing of Greg Christie
- Aug 13, 2018 - 7:57:44 PM
Bahamas Information Services announced today the passing of veteran journalist and sporting executive Mr. Gregory Christie.
Christie, who took ill several months ago, died at Princess Margaret
Hospital in New Providence last evening. He was 70 years old.
Christie began his career in journalism in 1970, and worked at the
FREEPORT NEWS as its Editor and Special Projects Officer. Over the
years, he also headed his own public relations company, GregChris...
Acute Care Project at PMH getting a shot in the arm
- Aug 13, 2018 - 4:04:28 PM
Plans to transform the Accident and Emergency Department of the Princess
Margaret Hospital to meet Health’s mandate for the country’s Acute Care
Project at PMH, South Beach and Elizabeth Estates Clinics got a shot in
the arm August 8, 2018 as officials from the Public Hospitals Authority
and TDG Architects signed a contract for the completion of construction
documents which will oversee the work at the Accident and Emergency
Department. The project which will be staged owing to the ‘live
environment’ in the Emergency Room has a completion timeline of 18
On hand to witness the signing was Minister of Health
Dr. the Honourable Duane E. Sands who has been a long-time advocate for
the implementation of a model that would foster enhanced synergies
between the hospital’s Emergency Department and the South Beach and
Elizabeth Estates Community Clinics...
Prime Minister accompanies Minister of Education on Tour of Schools
- Aug 13, 2018 - 3:39:31 PM
Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis accompanied Minister of
Education, the Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd to inspect the level of readiness of
several government schools, prior to 2018 Fall Term.
visited on Saturday, August 10, 2018 were: H.O. Nash Junior High on
Dolphin Drive, Eva Hilton Primary School (under construction) on Gregory
Street, T.G. Glover Primary School on Horse Shoe Drive, A.F. Adderley
Junior High on Harold Road (under extensive repairs), S.C. McPherson
Junior High School on Baillou Hill Road, and Doris Johnson Senior High
School on Prince Charles Drive...
RB to take legal action over children denied schooling
- Aug 13, 2018 - 2:39:24 PM
It has come to the attention of Rights Bahamas that despite Minister
Lloyd’s decree that no child in The Bahamas shall be denied the right to
an education, certain public schools continue to demand proof of status
This constitutes a direct violation of the policy
outlined by Minister of Education Jeffrey Lloyd, who told educators:
“You have no right, you have no authority to deny anyone access to our
Business Owners Hear of Tax Concessions for Over-the-Hill
- Aug 13, 2018 - 2:19:32 PM
The first in a series of workshops aimed at explaining provisions under
the Economic Empowerment Zones Bill 2018 was held August 9 at Salem
Union Baptist Church Hall, Taylor Street.
The proposed measure
has been debated and passed in the House of Assembly and the Senate on
July 26 and August 9, 2018, respectively...
Keith Thompson Sworn In as Justice of the Supreme Court
- Aug 13, 2018 - 1:33:25 PM
Keith Thompson was sworn
in as Justice of the Supreme Court by Governor General Her Excellency
Dame Marguerite Pindling on
Monday, August 13, 2018
at Government House.
(BIS Photos/Derek Smith)...
Queen’s College Student is 2018 All-Bahamas Merit Scholar
- Aug 13, 2018 - 12:57:07 PM
Aaron Edgecombe has earned the coveted 2018 All-Bahamas Merit
Scholarship Award. The prestigious award was bestowed on the Queen’s
College graduate by Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite
Pindling and Minister of Education, the Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd, August 9,
during the All-Bahamas Merit and National Merit Scholars Award Ceremony
at Government House.
He is the 24th scholar to receive the title
of All-Bahamas Merit Scholar since introduction of the award in 1993.
An aspiring engineer, Edgecombe, plans to pursue studies toward a degree
in Electrical Engineering at the University of Miami. His scholarship
is valued at $140,000...
Ministry Of Health: Gastrointestinal illness at hotel property
- Aug 13, 2018 - 10:00:37 AM
The Ministry of Health wishes to advise the Public that it is monitoring
developments at a hotel property in New Providence which has reported a
number of guests and staff experiencing gastrointestinal symptoms of
nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Since notification on 7th August, the
Ministry of Health and Department of Environmental Health teams have
made multiple visits to the property and can report that recommended
prevention and control measures have been or are being implemented by
BNT reaffirms support to protect Lighthouse Point
- Aug 10, 2018 - 10:39:04 PM
The BNT Council in April of 2013 approved a resolution to support
efforts of the One Eleuthera Foundation and the Eleuthera Land
Conservancy to protect Lighthouse Point from “unsustainable
The Bahamas National Trust wishes to go on record
to confirm that we remain opposed to unsustainable development at
Lighthouse Point. It is our opinion that a Cruise Development would not
be sustainable and the environmental impact would be significant. BNT
has met with and written to the Prime Minister to state our position
supporting the protection of Lighthouse Point...
Justice Stephen Isaacs sworn In as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
- Aug 10, 2018 - 6:31:52 PM
Justice Stephen Isaacs was sworn in as Chief Justice of
the Supreme Court by Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite
Pindling during a ceremony in the Ballroom of Government House, Mount
Fitzwilliam, on Friday, August 10, 2018. In the group photo, also
pictured is Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, the Hon.
(BIS Photos/Letisha Henderson)...
Pop-Up Farmer's Market - 'Uriah McPhee Park' on Saturday, August 11
- Aug 10, 2018 - 4:56:44 PM
The Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation (BAIC) held Press Conference,
August 10, 2018
to announce the 'Pop-Up' Farmer's Market to open on Saturday, August
11, in historic Freetown, New Providence -- at Williams Lane Park,
commonly known as 'Uriah McPhee Park' -- near the said school off Kemp
Road -- from
8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Pictured at the press conference are Minister of Tourism, the Hon.
Dionisio D'Aguilar (centre left), Executive Chairman of BAIC Michael
Foulkes (centre right), Senior Deputy
General Manager/Entrepreneurial Planning Development Debbie Strachan
(left), and General Manager Benjamin Rahming...
All Bahamas Merit and National Merit Scholars Awarded Scholarships
- Aug 10, 2018 - 1:47:15 PM
The stellar achievements of 13 students were celebrated at the 24th All
Bahamas Merit & National Merit Scholars Award Ceremony, Thursday,
August 9 in the Ballroom of Government House, Mount Fitzwilliam.
scholars, who are graduates of Queen’s College, St. Augustine’s College
and St. John’s College, are recipients of prestigious scholarships that
afford them the opportunity to attend accredited universities locally
State-Recognized Funeral for Telator Strachan
- Aug 10, 2018 - 11:41:12 AM
The Cabinet Office announces today that a State-Recognized Funeral will
be held for the late Mrs. Telator Strachan, O.B.E, former Senator, on
Friday, 17th August, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Faith United Missionary
Baptist Church, #31 Faith United Way, off Baillou Hill Road South.
Interment will follow at Woodlawn Gardens Cemetery, Soldier Road...
Cabinet Office on Taranique Thurston
- Aug 10, 2018 - 8:11:28 AM
The Cabinet Office announces that contrary to the information in The
Tribune of 10th August, 2018 under the caption “WE’LL PAY TARANIQUE’S
BILLS”, the Government of The Bahamas has made no such offer or
promise. The Cabinet Office refutes these claims categorically....