Prime Minister outlines plans to enhance lives of Bahamians
- May 21, 2019 - 4:30:32 PM
Making good on his promise to impact the lives of Bahamians, Prime
Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis outlined areas of
transformation, in an address to the nation, toward this end.
was his third National Address for 2019, delivered on Monday, May 20;
and the final in a series of such reports, in which he outlined land
reform, renewable energy and modernization of public services in a
digital global world...
“These reports are intended to provide updates on how your government is working for you...
Bahamas Government Joint Agency Committee Heads to Acklins Island
- May 21, 2019 - 4:25:40 PM
In collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources,
Bahamas Agricultural & Industrial Corporation (BAIC), Department of
Forestry, Department of Cooperatives, Bahamas Agriculture & Marine
Science Institute (BAMSI), The Bahamas Environment Science &
Technology (BEST) Commission, Inter-American Institute for Cooperation
on Agriculture (IICA), Caribbean Agricultural Research & Development
Institute (CARDI) and other strategic partners, and in continuation of
fulfilling its mandate to expand the Bahamian economy, The Bahamas
Development Bank (BDB) again travels to Acklins and Crooked Island to
accompany its partners as the industrialization of Cascarilla project
Remarks: Prime Minister Minnis' Third National Report for 2019
- May 21, 2019 - 3:14:32 PM
National Report The Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis Prime Minister Commonwealth of the Bahamas (delivered on Monday, May 20, 2019)...
Fellow Citizens and Residents: Since January I have addressed you in two National Reports.
These reports are intended to provide updates on how your government is working for you.
is one of my most important responsibilities to inform the Bahamian
people as to how your Government is working to improve the daily lives
and livelihoods of citizens and residents...
Bahamian Vocalists Shine at Beijing Expo
- May 21, 2019 - 2:35:14 PM
BEIJING, The People's Republic of China -- Bahamian vocalists shone
brightly on stage at the Guirui Theatre, on May 19, 2019, as Julien
"Believe" Thompson, Freddie Munnings, Jr., and Angel Reckley electrified
the audience at the Beijing International Horticultural Exhibition 2019
(Beijing Expo), in Yanqing District, The People's Republic of China.
The vocalists are three of the members of a team of visiting musicians,
who will be performing a number of live performances in Beijing.
Bahamas Ambassador to the People's Republic of China His Excellency
Sterling R.L. Quant brought Opening Remarks before the performance...
Dames: Neighbourhood Watch Groups pivotal to success of communities
- May 20, 2019 - 9:00:01 PM
Minister Dames along with members of the National Neighbourhood Watch
Council (NNWC), neighbourhood watch group leaders and members, and
police liaisons attended the Neighborhoods USA (NUSA) Conference, May
15th – 18th, 2019 in Palm Springs California. The purpose of the
conference was to bring together neighbourhood groups from throughout
the United States and other parts of the world to share best practices
as they related to community residents, law enforcement and other
community partners with the intent to foster safer communities...
Prime Minister Minnis discusses energy and entrepreneurship with US investment corporation
- May 20, 2019 - 8:45:27 PM
Prime Minister the Most. Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis held productive
discussions with senior officials of the Overseas Private Investment
Corporation (OPIC) and the United States Embassy at the Office of the
Prime Minister on Monday, 20 May.
The visit by OPIC is a follow
through to a meeting between United States President Donald J. Trump and
a group of Caribbean leaders in March 2019, when a greater role for
OPIC in the region was discussed, and the President committed to foster
economic growth and strengthen security cooperation in the Caribbean.
Prime Minister to deliver third National Report for 2019
- May 20, 2019 - 5:40:52 PM
Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis will deliver his third report to the nation on Monday 20 May, at 8pm.
prime-time address will be carried on television and radio and is the
final in a series of reports of this kind for 2019. The reports are
aimed at providing important updates and information to the people of
The Bahamas on a range of issues.
In his third report, Prime
Minister Minnis will update the public on matters related to land
reform, the environment, energy reform, general infrastructure and
digital transformation and modernization.
Urban Renewal's Mother of the Year 2019 - Mrs. Celeste Lockhart
- May 20, 2019 - 2:56:50 PM
The Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development's Urban Renewal
Commission held an Annual Mother's Day Awards Ceremony and Luncheon on
Saturday afternoon, May 18, 2019 at National Training Agency, under the
theme "a Mother's Love is the Fuel that Enables Us to Achieve the
Impossible." Named 'Mother of the Year 2019' was Mrs. Celeste Lockhart
of Fox Hill. Other honourees were: Apostle Laura Johnson Taylor of Free
Town; Mrs. Cynthia Brown of St. Barnabas; Mrs. Iris Ingraham Delon of
Bain and Grants Town; Mrs. Margaret Wilson of Pinewood Gardens; Mrs.
Rosetta Butler Johnson of Englerston...
Prime Minister Minnis hands over keys to Spring City Homeowners
- May 17, 2019 - 10:50:41 PM
Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert A.
Minnis presented first time homeowners with the keys to their homes in
the settlements of Spring City and Crossing Rocks.
coordinated by the Ministry of the Environment and Housing was held
Friday, May 17, 2019. Also present were the Minister of the Environment
and Housing, the Hon. Romauld Ferreira; Attorney General Carl Bethel;
senior government officials and officials from the Bahamas Mortgage
New Providence Nominees for ‘Primary School Student of the Year’ Awarded Medals
- May 17, 2019 - 7:30:48 PM
New Providence Nominees for ‘Primary School Student of the Year’ were
awarded medals at a special ceremony at Government House, Thursday, May
16, 2019. Governor General, Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite
Pindling (pictured seated centre), presented the medals to the
promising youngsters, who are photographed standing during the ceremony
in the Ballroom. Seated with the Governor General were members of the
Primary School Student of the Year Foundation. President and CEO of the
foundation is Dr. Ricardo P. Deveaux (seated right). Family Island
nominees received their medals at Government House, Friday, May 17,
2019. (BIS Photo/Derek Smith)Attachments area
National Security Minister Dames Attends NUSA 2019
- May 17, 2019 - 5:06:19 PM
Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames along with members
of the National Neighbourhood Watch Council (NNWC), neighbourhood watch
group leaders and members, and police liaisons are attending the
Neighbourhoods USA (NUSA) Conference from May 15 – 18, 2019 in Palm
Springs, California. The purpose of the conference is to bring together
neighbourhood groups from throughout the United States and other parts
of the world to share best practices as it relates to community
residents, law enforcement and other community partners with the intent
to foster safer communities...
Minister Of Sports Thanks The 2019 IAAF World Relays Bahamian Athletes
- May 17, 2019 - 9:40:56 AM
The IAAF World Relays is an international relay sporting event
hosted by the International Association of Athletic Federations. In
2014, the World Relays was born in Nassau as a trial edition and then
again in 2015 and 2017. Due to its success in The Bahamas, the IAAF has
officially incorporated the event into its official calendar with the
relays now being held every two years.
The IAAF Relays now
provide athletes with the additional opportunity to compete and qualify
for both the World Championships, as well as the Olympic Games...
The Bahamas has several structural impediments making it difficult to complete globally in exporting goods
- May 16, 2019 - 12:50:16 PM
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. K. Peter
Turnquest said The Bahamas has several structural impediments that make
it difficult for the country to compete globally in the export of goods.
all know the barriers caused by the high cost of electricity and
labour, as examples,” the DPM said at the Government’s Industry Briefing
held at the British Colonial Hilton, Thursday, May 16, 2019...
Campbell outlines the power of family love and support in community building
- May 16, 2019 - 8:30:24 AM
The power of family love and support has the capacity to improve
Bahamian communities, and indeed the entire commonwealth, one action at a
time; one solution at a time, and one family member at a time, Minister
of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie A. Campbell
said Wednesday (May 15).
Delivering a special intervention in
the House of Assembly on the observance of International Day of Families
(observed May 15 annually), Minister Campbell said the family is also a
resource that can provide inspiration and comfort in a world of
Campbell appeals to Bahamian families to be part of the solution to the negative impacts of climate change
- May 15, 2019 - 7:30:28 PM
Families throughout the Commonwealth of The Bahamas have a significant
role to play in protecting the country from the destructive effects of
Addressing Members of the House of Assembly on
Wednesday, May 15 (a day that is annually observed as International Day
of Families), Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the
Hon. Frankie A. Campbell, said increases in global temperatures, rising
sea levels, ocean pollution and other climate change impacts, are
seriously affecting low-lying coastal communities and countries such as
Mangrove Bush Primary School Students call on the Governor General
- May 15, 2019 - 4:15:45 PM
The Principal and students of Mangrove Bush Primary School, Long
Island, paid a courtesy call on Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame
Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, at Government House, Tuesday May
(BIS Photo/Derek Smith)...
WSC's Water Month 7th Annual Essay & Video Awards Ceremony and Reception
- May 14, 2019 - 8:40:03 PM
To the theme, 'No Water, No Life,' school students participated in
Water and Sewerage Corporation's National Essay and Video Competition
centred on the importance of water during this National Water Month,
observed in The Bahamas by the Corporation for the past 24 years. An
Essay and Video Awards Ceremony and Reception was held on Friday
afternoon, May 10, at the Corporation's headquarters and celebrated the
achievement of the winners: Ariel Deane, Nassau Christian Academy --
First Place Essay Competition...