Junkanoo Summer Festival Is Back, Bigger and Better
- Jun 20, 2022 - 2:03:39 PM
Following a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the Ministry of
Tourism, Investments & Aviation (MOTIA), in collaboration with the
Junkanoo Corporation of New Providence (JCNP), is back with its largest
signature cultural event — Junkanoo Summer Festival. The popular summer
festival will take place on four Saturdays this July ( 2nd, 16th, 23rd
and 30th July) at Arawak Cay, directly opposite the Fish Fry, from 12
ZNS Celebrates 86th Anniversary with Church Service
- May 30, 2022 - 4:23:18 PM
Officials of the Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas (ZNS)
celebrated 86 years of service to the community with attendance, Sunday
morning, May 29, 2022 at Faith United Missionary Baptist Church, Baillou
Hill Road, South. Senior Pastor, Rev. Dr. William Thompson and
Minister of State for the Public Service, the Hon. Pia Glover Rolle who
addressed the congregation are pictured with ZNS directors and
executives -- including Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas Chairman
Picewell Forbes, Director Athama Bowe...
Doctoral degree posthumously conferred to Hon. A.D. Hanna by University of The Bahamas
- May 27, 2022 - 4:18:31 PM
The University of The Bahamas (UB) has posthumously conferred an
honorary Doctor of Philosophy degree upon the late Hon. Arthur D. Hanna,
former Bahamian governor-general, parliamentarian, deputy prime
minister and minister of education at the institution’s Spring 2022
UB President and CEO Dr. Rodney Smith, by
virtue of his authority, conferred the honor on Mr. Hanna in recognition
of his accomplishments as Minister of Education...
Select Jif Peanut Butter Products Recall - Update
- May 27, 2022 - 2:56:44 PM
The Bahamas Agricultural Health and Food Safety Authority (BAHFSA)
continues to monitor the May 20th, Recall by J.M. Smucker Co. in
Lexington Kentucky, USA, for the Select Jif Peanut Butter Products due
to potential Salmonella contamination.
A number of Companies and
Brands have recalled multiple products containing Peanut Butter, for
example, Cargill, Walmart, Del Monte, Wawa, Albertson’s, Fresh Seasons,
Country Fresh, just to name a few....
Rise in hospitalizations not linked to spike in COVID-19 Cases
- May 26, 2022 - 11:14:53 AM
Minister of Health & Wellness, the Honourable Dr. Michael R.
Darville confirmed that there has been an uptick in positive COVID-19
cases in particular in New Providence over the past three (3) weeks. The
Minister added that samples to test for the Omicron BA.2. Variant were
collected and sent for genome mapping.
Surveillance Unit he said has turned specific focus on schools in the
country as cases continue to rise. “This Ministry is working closely
with the Ministry of Education & Technical & Vocational Training
as well as with the unions”, Minister Darville said, “…
The Bahamas Development Bank names Nicholas Higgs as next Managing Director
- May 25, 2022 - 4:16:46 PM
Nicholas Higgs has been named as the next Managing Director to The
Bahamas Development Bank (BDB). He will take the helm of the National
Development Bank on July 4th 2022. At 31, he is the youngest Managing
Director in the history of institution.
brings extensive experience in development finance, research and
In a changing world, educators asked to be kind, first: UB Teachers Commissioning Ceremony for School of Education
- May 25, 2022 - 2:57:03 PM
The Hon. Zane Lightbourne, Minister of State in the Ministry of
Education, and Technical and Vocational Training has called on educators
to be good listeners, sharpen their problem solving skills and avoid
temptations that contribute to the erosion of the teaching profession.
have chosen a noble career, therefore whether it is temporary or for
the long haul just know that from day one you will touch lives and groom
the future of this country which we all call home,” he said...
Official Islands Of The Bahamas 2022 Hurricane Shelter Listing
- May 23, 2022 - 10:13:35 AM
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has released its
Official List of Shelters for the 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season which
commences June 1 and ends November 30, 2022.
at The Bahamas Department of Meteorology are predicting another
above-average season with 19 named storms, including 9 hurricanes, four
of which are expected to become major hurricanes (Category 3...
MoYSC 2022 Summer Youth Employment Programme Accepting Applications
- May 23, 2022 - 9:39:54 AM
The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture will host its annual Summer
Youth Employment Programme in New Providence and Grand Bahama, to run
from Monday, 4th July to Friday, 29th July, 2022. Young persons will be
employed as Camp Aides (ages 15-17), participate in Youth and Culture
Apprenticeships (ages 15 to 25) or serve as summer students in our
Corporate Placement programme (ages 15 to 25)...
The Governor General congratulated Mrs. Elaine Major on her 100th birthday
- May 19, 2022 - 3:33:01 PM
His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Cornelius A. Smith, Governor General,
attended a special reception in recognition of Mrs. Elaine A.V. Major,
who celebrated her 100 Birthday on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. At the
celebration, at Crypto Isle (formerly Luciano's East Bay Street), she
was presented a Special Letter and an arrangement of flowers from the
Governor General. Minister of Education and Technical & Vocational
Training the Hon. Glenys Hanna-Martin brought congratulatory remarks...
Deputy Prime Minister attends memorial service for the American tourists who died on Exuma
- May 19, 2022 - 12:21:56 PM
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Investments and Aviation
the Hon. Chester Cooper attended a memorial for three American visitors
to Exuma, Mr. and Mrs. Michael and Robbie Phillips and Mr. Vincent
Chiarella, who died while staying at Sandals. It was also a service for
the recovery of Mrs. Donnis Chiarella.
Service of Prayer, led by the Exuma Christian Council, was held at
Ebenezer Union Baptist Church at Farmers Hill on Monday, May 16...
NOTICE - Social Services End of Month Coupon Distribution - Grand Bahama
- May 19, 2022 - 10:17:34 AM
NOTICE - SOCIAL SERVICES COUPON DISTRIBUTION/GRAND BAHAMA – As the
Department of Social Services transitions to online services, the
restructuring of coupon distribution is taking place, said Dorothea
Gomez, Officer in Charge of the Department of Social Services during a
press conference on Wednesday.
The end of month coupon
distribution will take place as follows: May 23 to 27...
Career Fair for 1,000 Grand Bahama students
- May 18, 2022 - 10:49:19 PM
The Ministry for Grand Bahama in conjunction with the Ministry of
Education and the Department of Labour will host a two-day Career Fair
for 1,000 students, from grades nine to 12, at Grand Lucayan resort
beginning May 19.
The announcement was made by Permanent
Secretary for the Ministry for Grand Bahama Harcourt Brown during a
press conference on Tuesday at the Ministry. Also present were Ivan
Butler from the Ministry of Education and Bonnie Johnson from the
Ministry of Labour....
Government, fulfilling commitment to provide housing for Bahamians
- May 18, 2022 - 4:41:58 PM
The Hon. Philip Davis, Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, has
underscored the government’s commitment to “strengthening” and
“deepening” its “unmatched” legacy of providing access to decent,
affordable housing to Bahamians.
“My government is acutely aware
of the current housing shortage in The Bahamas and the backlog of
housing applications at the Mortgage Corporation of The Bahamas (BMC),”
said Prime Minister Davis...
Two-Day Cruise to GB re-branded ‘Margaritaville at Sea Paradise’
- May 17, 2022 - 10:18:46 AM
With the major announcements and activities in Grand Bahama over the
past week, the island is in the process of rebirth, said Jewel Edwards,
consultant at the Ministry for Grand Bahama speaking on behalf of the
Hon. Ginger Moxey during the rebranding ceremony for Margaritaville at
Sea Paradise on Sunday.
Margaritaville at Sea Paradise, formerly
Grand Classica, is a two-day cruise that sails between Grand Bahama and
West Palm Beach, Florida...
The Bahamas joins the international community in celebrating the inaugural IMO day recognising Women in Maritime
- May 16, 2022 - 2:17:10 PM
Recognition of the potential for women to play a vital role in maritime
has never been greater and this year the International Maritime
Organisation (IMO) is launching an annual day to Recognise Women in
Maritime. This day will be the 18th May every year and in 2022, an
International Symposium is being organised by the IMO as a celebration
of this landmark event.
The Bahamas has been at the vanguard of
embracing women in maritime – two of The BMA Board’s past three
chairpersons have been Bahamian women of influence.
Western Atlantic University School of Medicine's Inaugural White Coat Ceremony, Grand Bahama
- May 16, 2022 - 1:09:38 PM
The newly established Western Atlantic University School of Medicine in
Grand Bahama hosted its Inaugural White Coat Ceremony on Saturday, May
14, 2022 at the campus on East Sunrise Highway. Twenty-three medical
student graduates were presented their ceremonial white coats, and
pinned. Attending the special ceremony were: Minister of Health and
Wellness, the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville; Minister for Grand Bahama, the
Hon. Ginger Moxey; Chairman of the Public Hospitals Authority, Andrew
Wife of the Prime Minister launched ‘Mangrove Mania’ in Grand Bahama
- May 16, 2022 - 10:04:48 AM
Mrs. Ann Marie Davis, wife of Prime Minister the Hon. Philip Davis,
travelled to Grand Bahama on Saturday to official launch the ‘Mangrove
Mania’ competition at Coral Vita Farm.
Mrs. Davis was accompanied at the farm by Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Ginger Moxey.
several students present, Mrs. Davis took the opportunity to encourage
them to continue being ambassadors of the environment and challenged
them to do well..