Minister Dames Launches National Thanksgiving Luncheon
- Nov 26, 2020 - 10:58:38 PM
Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin H. Dames is pictured with
with pertinent stakeholders, during the official launch of a National
Thanksgiving luncheon, at United Faith Ministries International, on Fire
Trail Road, November 26, 2020. The Ministry of National Security’s
National Neighborhood Watch Council (NNWC) had partnered with a number
of churches, corporate sponsors and non-governmental agencies throughout
the country to host the luncheon, with a goal of feeding more than
5,000 people, under the theme “Somebody Touch Somebody’s Hand, Helping
People, Changing Lives”...
Erroneous report on COVID-19 in the Bahamas by Local 10 News in Miami
- Nov 26, 2020 - 10:26:16 AM
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is aware of a Channel 10 Miami News
broadcast on Tuesday, 24 November 2020, in which the broadcaster
erroneously reported on hugely inflated figures for COVID-19 infections
in The Bahamas, while at the same time referring to a US travel advisory
that, inter alia, advised its citizens not to travel to The Bahamas.
reporter said that there were 7,460 COVID-19 cases reported in The
Bahamas on Tuesday, when in fact the number for that day was 29...
K. Peter Turnquest on Minister of Finance Resignation
- Nov 25, 2020 - 7:27:56 PM
See enclosed official statement by K. Peter Turnquest, Member of Parliament, East Grand Bahama, regarding his resignation as Minister of Finance:
It has been my great honour and privilege to serve my country in public
office. I have done so with total fidelity and adherence to the tenets
of our democracy and the Westminster conventions by which we are guided.
As a consequence of all the unfounded and untrue claims that
have been circulating in the mainstream press as well as in social
media, to protect my family, and in the best interest of my Constituency
and my Party, I have offered my resignation as Deputy Prime Minister
and Minister of Finance to the Prime Minister with immediate effect...
International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 2020
- Nov 25, 2020 - 4:30:15 PM
The Government and people of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas join the
global community in the observance of the 27th International Day for
the Elimination of Violence against Women under the theme, “Orange the
World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect!”
The declaration for the
elimination of violence against women was adopted by the United Nations
(UN) in 1993 and it calls on states to protect women and girls against
human rights violations. All too often, and in many instances daily...
Bahamas Mortgage Corporation gets new home
- Nov 25, 2020 - 11:08:19 AM
The Bahamas Mortgage Corporation has reached a major milestone with
the opening of its newly renovated building on East Hill Street. An
official opening ceremony was held on November 23, 2020 on the new
grounds. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis, accompanied
by Minister of Environment & Housing, the Hon. Romauld Ferreira were
in attendance and delivered remarks.
Minnis said that the newly refurbished premises symbolizes the
Corporation’s revitalization as it enters a new era in serving potential
Governor-General of The Bahamas: Proclamation Regulations
- Nov 25, 2020 - 8:42:34 AM
WHEREAS Article 29(1)(b) of the Constitution recogmzes that the
Governor-General may make a proclamation that a state of public
AND WHEREAS Article 29(4) of
the Constitution provides that a proclamation of emergency shall, unless
it is sooner revoked by the Governor General, cease to be in force at
the expiration of a period of fourteen days beginning on the date on
which it was made or such longer period...
Former MP and Speaker – Oswald Ingraham Passes Away
- Nov 25, 2020 - 7:05:13 AM
Former Member of Parliament, Deputy to the Governor General of The
Bahamas and Speaker of the House of Assembly, James Oswald Ingraham has
passed away at the age of 83.
Mr. Ingraham was born June 24, 1937, to Samuel and Marion Ingraham in Tarpum Bay, Eleuthera.
represented Central and South Eleuthera for the Progressive Liberal
Party from 2002 to 2012 and was elected the 50th Speaker of the House of
Assembly in 2002 serving until 2007...
Bahamas Agricultural Health and Food Safety Authority on Lettuce Recall
- Nov 24, 2020 - 8:57:27 PM
BAHFSA wishes to inform the general public that the recent Romaine
Lettuce Warning being circulated on social media by Fox News, is a dated
However, there have been no lettuce recalls
in 2020. The latest lettuce recall was announced by the U.S. Department
of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) on November
21, 2019 in relation to Missa Bay, LLC, a Swedesboro, N.J. establishment
that recalled approximately 75,233lbs of salad products...
PUBLIC NOTICE - Nassau Grouper Closure 2020
- Nov 24, 2020 - 8:29:46 PM
The following serves to inform the General Public the Nassau
Grouper Season will be closed effective 1st December 2020 until 28th
The Public is reminded no person shall take,
land, process, sell or offer for sale any fish commonly known as “the
Nassau Grouper” except, where such taking or landing is carried out with
the written approval of the Director of Fisheries for scientific
MOSSUD hosts week-long virtual training across islands
- Nov 24, 2020 - 10:37:14 AM
The ability to address team members from across the Ministry of Social
Services and Urban Development in one setting throughout various
locations within the country in “Virtual Real Time” for the first time,
is indicative of the progress
the Ministry has made in its advancement towards the digital
transformation planned for the Ministry, its Departments and Divisions,
Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie A.
Campbell said Monday.
Addressing the start of a week-long
nation-wide training session for the Social Protection Management
Information System (ProMIS)...
USA Travel Advisory of 23 November 2020 on The Bahamas
- Nov 23, 2020 - 7:54:17 PM
The Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Tourism of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas have taken note of the travel advisory issued by the United
States, 23 November 2020, regarding The Bahamas.
general advisory is Level 3 - reconsider travel to The Bahamas, the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4
Travel Health Notice - travelers should avoid all travel to the Bahamas...
Courtesy call on Minster Henfield by H.E. Rodolfo Sabonge, Secretary-General of The Association of Caribbean States
- Nov 23, 2020 - 5:50:35 PM
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to advise that the newly
appointed Secretary-General (SG) of the Association of Caribbean States
(ACS), His Excellency Rodolfo Sabonge, paid a virtual courtesy call on
the Hon. Darren A. Henfield, MP, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, this morning, 23 November 2020.
The Minister and SG discussed the challenges of COVID-19 pandemic
for the ACS, The Bahamas and the region, particularly as it relates to
tourism and travel. They acknowledged the opportunities presented by the
pandemic for the use of technology in the continuation of work and
participation in international meetings by virtual means, which has
saved governments on the cost of travel.
The Minister congratulated Mr Sabonge on his
appointment as the Seventh (7th) Secretary-General of the ACS and
expressed his confidence that the SG will continue to strengthen the
Organization and its ties to CARICOM...
The Prime Minister Re-affirms the Government’s Commitment to Pre-School Education in the Family Islands
- Nov 23, 2020 - 5:05:08 PM
Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis re-affirmed the
Government’s commitment that any educator with pre-school knowledge and
who is qualified and wants to open a preschool on a Family Island will
be given the same benefits as those in New Providence.
want to remind the Family Islands that they are a part of The Bahamas
and they too should be given the same benefits and the same advantages
as here in New Providence,” the Prime Minister said at the Access
Accelerator Small Business Development Centre’s (SBDC) Presentation of
Grants for Pre-School Owners...
Privately-Owned Pre-schools Awarded Grant Funding from the Government
- Nov 23, 2020 - 4:46:08 PM
Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis stated that the goal of
providing grants to expand privately-owned pre-schools is to make more
seats available for pre-schoolers, and to enable the Government to meet
its targets to achieve universal pre-school education.
“I am very happy to be here today for this grant ceremony that
will help to advance our vision of universal pre-school education,” the
Prime Minister said at the Access Accelerator Small Business Development
Centre’s (SBDC) Presentation of Grants for Pre-School Owners at the
SMDC Gladstone Road Freight Terminal, Monday, November 23, 2020...
Bahamians of Note receive National Honours
- Nov 20, 2020 - 8:47:20 AM
Governor General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Cornelius A.
Smith conferred National Honours awards on ten outstanding Bahamians
(three posthumously) for exceptional service and significant
contribution to national development during the country’s 2020
The medals and
insignias were presented in three separate ceremonies in the ballroom of
Government House, Mount Fitzwilliam, Thursday, November 19...