RBDF Presentation of Medals and Awards Ceremony at Government House
- Apr 20, 2018 - 3:41:46 PM
The Hon. Marvin Dames, Minister of National Security, at podium,
addresses the Royal Bahamas Defence Force Grant of Commissions,
Presentation of Medals and Awards Ceremony on Friday, April 20, 2018 at
Government House Lower Grounds. Governor General Her Excellency Dame
Marguerite Pindling, centre, presented the awards to the officers;
Commander, Royal Bahamas Defence Force, Commodore Tellis Bethel, seated
at right, looks on.
(BIS Photos/Patrick Hanna)...
Road Works commence on Culbert's Hill
- Apr 20, 2018 - 2:00:29 PM
The Ministry of Public Works wishes to inform the public that road works
have commenced on Culbert's Hill. The duration of this project is ten
days, not inclusive of the weekend. The Ministry apologizes for any
Toddlers parade through the streets
- Apr 20, 2018 - 11:58:20 AM
Epitomizing the 2018 theme, “Let the Children Play,” some danced, sang
and clapped as they participated in this year’s Costume Parade. Toddlers
and teachers representing twenty-two government pre-schools lined the
streets and paraded from Augusta Street to Arawak Cay culminating
activities in recognition of Pre-School Week, Thursday, April 19.
in uniforms which identified their schools, the students processed
behind colourfully decorated banners that highlighted the theme...
Roadworks on Eastern Road completed
- Apr 20, 2018 - 11:47:59 AM
The Ministry of Public Works wishes to inform the general public that
road works on the Eastern Road have successfully been completed. The
Ministry thanks you for your patience and apologizes for any
inconvenience caused during the course of the project...
Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM)
- Apr 19, 2018 - 8:36:13 PM
The 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) Group Photo,
attached. The meeting was officially opened by the Queen on Thursday,
April 19, 2018 at Buckingham Palace to the theme, 'Towards a Common
Future.' The Commonwealth of Nations is made up of 53 member
(Photo/Courtesy the Royal Family & Commonwealth Heads of
Government Meeting. London 2018)...
Public Works Minister supports Witness Anonymity Amendment Bill
- Apr 19, 2018 - 8:32:55 PM
The Hon. Desmond Bannister, Minister of Public Works, called on members
of the House of Assembly to unite in their opposition to murderers,
drug dealers and human traffickers, and underscored that Parliament will
leave “no stone unturned” in its efforts to empower the courts to
convict those who are truly guilty of such “heinous” crimes.
Bannister addressed the Criminal Evidence (witness anonymity) Amendment
Bill, 2018 in the House of Assembly, Wednesday, April 18, 2018.
He described the Bill as a “very critical” amendment to criminal law,
which is meant to make a difference for all who have respect for the
rule of law...
Minister of Foreign Affairs chairs “Windrush” meeting at CHOGM
- Apr 19, 2018 - 4:11:10 PM
The Bahamas’ Minister of Foreign Affairs the Hon. Darren Henfield
walked into a busy schedule of Pre-CHOGM Meeting of the Commonwealth
“It’s been a very busy agenda in London, straight from the Summit of the Americas in Lima, Peru (April 13-14) Mr. Henfield said.
The first thing the Minister did was chair a caucus between the
Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the British Government on the margins
of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting...
Norway's Ambassador presents Letters of Credence at Government House
- Apr 19, 2018 - 3:32:39 PM
Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, received Her
Excellency Ingrid Mollestad, Ambassador-Designate of the Kingdom of
Norway to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, during a Presentation of
Credentials ceremony at Government House on Wednesday, April 18, 2018.
The Governor General is pictured left, extending a hand in official
(BIS Photos/Letisha Henderson)...
SRC hosts Gambling Addiction Symposium
- Apr 19, 2018 - 3:13:45 PM
The serious effects of gambling and its impact on the well-being of a
person’s mental and physical health and productivity in the workplace,
were some of the items discussed at the recently held Sandilands
Rehabilitation Centre’s Overcoming Gambling Addiction Symposium held
last week under the theme, “Gambling: Fun or Addiction.”
inaugural symposium was designed to raise the level of awareness
surrounding gambling in the workplace and community; and bring together
clinicians from various health sectors and addiction fields to develop a
better understanding of what ‘problem gambling’ and ‘gambling
PM Minnis greets British Prime Minister and Commonwealth Secretary General
- Apr 19, 2018 - 2:33:49 PM
Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis greets United Kingdom's Prime
Minister, the Rt. Hon. Theresa May, centre, and Secretary General of
the Commonwealth of Nations, the Rt. Hon. Patricia Scotland, QC at St.
James's Palace following formal opening ceremony of the Commonwealth
Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), Thursday, April 19, 2018.
PM Minnis has chat with Prime Minister of Singapore at CHOGM
- Apr 19, 2018 - 2:28:24 PM
Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis convened a bilateral meeting
with Prime Minister of Singapore, the Hon. Lee Hsien Loong to discuss
deepening relations and enhancing cooperation on areas of mutual
interest. The leaders are currently participating in the Commonwealth
Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), April 16-20, 2018 in London,
(BIS Photos/Yontalay Bowe)...
PM Minnis walks with other leaders to CHOGM Executive Session
- Apr 19, 2018 - 2:20:58 PM
Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis departed St. James’s
Palace for Lancaster House on foot, with other leaders, for a CHOGM
Executive Session 1 [Review and adoption of Agenda; presentations by UK
Foreign Secretary, CMAG Chair and Secretary General on her Biennial
Report; and discussions on 'A Fairer Future'].
(BIS Photo/Yontalay Bowe)...
Women’s issues front and centre stage at CHOGM 18
- Apr 18, 2018 - 9:31:26 PM
The Commonwealth of The Bahamas is intently involved in the discussion
on empowering women and girls in all aspects of personal and community
development – at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2018.
to Minister of Social Services and Urban Development the Hon. Lanisha
Rolle, The Bahamas has certainly made strides in these areas, although
there is much more to be done.
The Minister, and Mrs. Patricia Minnis, wife of Prime Minister Dr.
Hubert Minnis, attended three days of sessions at the Commonwealth
Toddlers have fun at Literacy Fair
- Apr 18, 2018 - 8:43:46 PM
The toddlers seemed oblivious to the scorching sun as they sang,
listened to ‘Once Upon A Time’ stories and played on the courtyard of
Willard Patton School as the Department of Education hosted a Literacy
Fair, Wednesday, April 18.
The 15th Annual Pre-School Week is being observed. “Let the Children Play” is this year's theme.
Twenty-two government pre-schools and one private pre-school
participated in the Literacy Fair. The day’s activities included a
puppet show, music and movement, bingo, gingerbread show and story time...
Minister Dames: Amendment to Witness Anonymity Act not an attempt to infringe on rights of the accused
- Apr 18, 2018 - 7:29:31 PM
During his seconding of the amendment to the Criminal Evidence (Witness
Anonymity) Act, 2011, Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin
Dames said, on April 18, 2018, that it is not an attempt to infringe on
the rights of the accused for a fair trial, but a means to ensure that
the rights of witnesses are equally protected, which, he noted, is
considered to be the foundation of successful criminal justice systems.
“The Criminal Justice System is one that operates under the tenets of
fairness and balance,” Minister Dames said in the House of Assembly...
Bahamas Environment Minister to Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting
- Apr 18, 2018 - 7:05:01 PM
Statement by The Minister of Environment and Housing, The Hon. Romauld Ferreira at Commonwealth Heads Of Government Meeting
Since 2015, the Bahamas has been impacted by three major hurricanes
(Joaquin, Matthew and Hurricane Irma)all of which have caused a
tremendous amount of damage to homes, roadways and critical
infrastructure needed to sustain economic growth and modernization.
In wake of the 2017 hurricane season, the Caribbean community has
pledged to focus efforts on building climate-resilient communities. most
recently, The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) released a report..
Ministry of Financial Services launches first round of World Trade Organization Consultations
- Apr 18, 2018 - 12:56:12 PM
Minister of Financial Services, Trade and Immigration, the Hon. Brent
Symonette, officially opened meetings with stakeholders for the first
round of World Trade Organization (WTO) consultations. During a press
conference held at the Office of the Prime Minister on Monday, 16th
April, Minister Symonette said that ascension to the WTO would be
beneficial to the country...
Bahamas Red Cross Executives call on Minister Symonette
- Apr 18, 2018 - 12:43:24 PM
The President and Executives of the Bahamas Red Cross Society paid a
courtesy call on Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry
and Immigration the Hon. Brent Symonette on Monday morning at the
Ministry. Pictured from left: Craig Tony Gomez, president; Gwen Reid,
committee member; Minister Symonette; Caroline Turnquest, director
general; Cyndi Williams-Rahming, fundraising chairperson; and Vincent
Wallace-Whitfield, legal adivsor.
(BIS Photo/Raymond A. Bethel, Sr.)...
DPM announced upcoming meeting series on anti-money laundering/countering financing of terrorism
- Apr 18, 2018 - 12:24:39 PM
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. K. Peter
Turnquest said The Bahamas Government is legislating to ensure that the
country continues to meet international expectations for anti-money
laundering and countering the financing of terrorism.
support our financial regulators, as they supervise their licensed
entities in a fashion calculated to minimise financial crime,” DPM
Turnquest said at a press conference at the Ministry of Finance, April
Minister Symonette remarks to World Trade Organization (WTO) Consultations
- Apr 17, 2018 - 11:38:54 PM
In the year 2000, The Bahamas obtained observer status in the world
trade organization which permitted The Bahamas to become acquainted with
the rules and procedures of the world trade organization (WTO). It
also enabled The Bahamas to prepare for and begin negotiations for
accession to the WTO. In 2001, The Bahamas applied for full membership
in the World Trade Organization (WTO). The decision to apply for
membership in 2001 was based upon the following rationale:
The Bahamian economy was largely integrated into the global economy;
driven largely by its tourism and financial services sectors with their