US Charge d'Affaires call on the Governor General
- Jul 17, 2019 - 7:47:17 PM
US Embassy Charge d'Affaires Stephanie Bowers paid a courtesy call on
Governor General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith at
Government House, July 17, 2019.
(BIS Photos/Letisha Henderson)
Access Accelerator clients recieve Accelerated Access to Crown Land
- Jul 17, 2019 - 6:15:54 PM
On Monday, July 8th, the SBDC held its first Entrepreneurship Summer
Success series entitled “Access to Crown Land” with keynote speaker
Debbie Strachan, Senior Deputy General Manager of BAIC. The event
covered the process and regulations for leasing of crown land for
businesses, which Strachan described as “every Bahamian’s inheritance”.
the event, Chairman of BAIC, Bishop Gregory Collie, expressed his
desire to see areas of New Providence developed by businesses.
are happy to be partnering with the SBDC. As the Executive Director,
(Davinia Blair), mentioned, we recently signed a Memorandum of
Understanding, and we are both excited," said Collie...
Letter of Apology from Liberty Latin America
- Jul 17, 2019 - 5:15:28 PM
Please see enclosed letter of apology to the Prime Minister and Citizens of The Bahamas from Mr. Balan Nair, President and CEO, Liberty Latin America:
Dear Mr. Prime Minister and the Citizens of Bahamas:
and foremost. I would like Lo apologize for the remarks I made and the
unintended consequences that have arisen as a result or my comments. The
messages I was trying to convey did not come across appropriately. have
hurt many feelings. and for that I am sorry. I meant no disrespect to
the Prime Minister...
PM Minnis focusing on empowering smaller businesses; honours hospitality professionals
- Jul 16, 2019 - 9:00:10 PM
Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis said his government is
focusing on ensuring smaller companies have access to capital as a means
of economic empowerment.
He made the statement while addressing
the Former Hospitality Professionals Awards Banquet on the evening of
Saturday, July 13, 2019 at Melià Nassau Beach resort, Cable Beach.
The association honoured trailblazers in the tourism and hospitality industry for their hard work and dedication...
Finance Team Attends IDB Meetings in Ecuador
- Jul 16, 2019 - 8:50:15 PM
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. K. Peter
Turnquest (IDB Governor), Financial Secretary Marlon Johnson (Alternate
IDB Governor), Deputy Financial Secretary Cherran O’Brien, and Ministry
of Finance Economist Laron Neely are pictured attending the Annual
Meeting of the Board of Governors of the Inter-American Development Bank
and the Board of Governors of the Inter-American Investment
Corporation, which is being held July 17 to 18, 2019 in Guayaquil,
Ecuador. Pictured: Deputy Prime Minister Turnquest at the forum; and
his team -- Mrs. O'Brien; Mr. Johnson and Mr. Neely (seated behind)...
Letters of Credence Presented by Bahamas Ambassador to the European Union
- Jul 16, 2019 - 6:28:30 PM
Ambassador of The Bahamas to the Kingdom of Belgium and Head of Mission
to the European Union, Her Excellency Maria A. O'Brien presented Letters
of Credence formally accrediting her as the Ambassador of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas to the European Union on Tuesday, 16 July,
2019. The Letters of Credence were presented to His Excellency Mr.
Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, at Europa Building,
Brussels, Belgium. The President of the Council also accepted the
Letters of Credence from Ambassador O'Brien on behalf of the President
of the European Commission.
Bahamas Represented at Regional Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Conference
- Jul 16, 2019 - 4:10:00 PM
Mr. Don Saunders, Deputy Speaker of the House of Assembly, Ms. Shonel
Ferguson, Government Whip and Delegation Leader, and Mr. Chester Cooper,
Deputy Leader of Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition, attended the Formal
Opening Ceremony of the 44th Annual Conference of the Caribbean,
Americas, and the Atlantic Region of the Commonwealth Parliamentary
Association under the conference theme, "Globalization and Nationalism:
Youth from North Andros and New Providence Experienced BAMSI’s 3rd Summer Camp for Teens
- Jul 16, 2019 - 3:50:35 PM
BAMSI’s SUMMER EDUCATION ENHANCEMENT DISCOVERY SERIES (SEEDS) attracted
teens from North Andros and New Providence. This year the camp focused
on the impact of climate change on: agriculture, marine resources and
communities. To gain a better understanding of the unique challenges
brought about by climate change in the Bahamas, participants visited
Miss Marshall’s Yard in Red Bays to understand the impact of forest
fires on the community’s straw handcrafts; shorter growing seasons for
common crops such as cabbages and tomatoes; as well as the decreasing
number of crabs harvested over the past few years...
UWI Chancellor Pays Courtesy Call on Minister of Education
- Jul 16, 2019 - 3:01:59 PM
Paying a courtesy call on Minister of Education Jeffrey Lloyd on
Monday, July 16, 2019 was Chancellor of the University of the West
Indies (UWI) Robert Bermudez. Among the delegation were UWI President
Missouri Sherman, Alumni Affairs Director Celia Davidson, UWI Head of
Hospitality Dr. Michelle McLeod, UWI Bursar Howard Pearce, UWI Alumnus
and Secretary Troy Oliver and UWI Alumnus Dr. Robin Roberts. Ministry of
Education (MOE) officials present included Permanent Secretary Lorraine
Armbrister, Under Secretary Serethea Clarke, Deputy Director of
Education for Curriculum Sharon Poitier, and Financial Controller Joan
Workshop for Passport Office Staff
- Jul 16, 2019 - 2:34:13 PM
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in collaboration with the Department
of Transformation and Digitization of the Office of the Prime Minister,
held a workshop for Passport Office staff on Saturday 6th July 2019 in
the training room of Cecil Wallace Whitfield Centre on Cable Beach.
Staff members of the Passport Offices in Nassau, Grand Bahama and Abaco
attended the workshop. Other staff members participated via
teleconference -- Consular officers of Bahamas Overseas Missions in
Atlanta and Ottawa participated via video-conferencing. A staff member
of the Bahamas Embassy in China was present at the workshop in Nassau...
NEMA conducts community emergency response training exercises
- Jul 16, 2019 - 1:45:57 PM
The CERT is a programme which educates volunteers about disaster
preparedness for the hazards that may impact their immediate
surroundings and trains them in basis disaster response skills such as
fire safety, light search, team organization, and disaster medical
For these types of training, NEMA has partnered with
the United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) and The Federal
Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), an agency of the United States
Department of Homeland Security...
The PM Minnis attends the Funeral of Matriarch Steave Elmira Harris
- Jul 15, 2019 - 7:56:30 PM
Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis (front row, left),
Minister of Education the Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd, and Parliamentary
Secretary Pakesia Parker-Edgecombe attended the Service of Thanksgiving
and Home Going Celebration for Matriarch Steave Elmira Harris, the
mother of Bahamas Information Services Director General Kevin Harris, on
Sunday afternoon, July 14, 2019 at St. George's Anglican Church. The
service was officiated by the Reverend Fr. Scott Brennen, Rector of St.
George's, assisted by the Venerable G. Kingsley Knowles, Rector of
Christ the King Anglican Church, Archdeacon of East Central Bahamas...
Bahamas Maritime Authority Visits ACP in Brussels
- Jul 15, 2019 - 4:32:28 PM
The Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA) Board visited Brussels to deliver a
letter from the Prime Minister to the Secretary-General of the African,
Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP). Pictured from left:
Captain Dwain Hutchinson, BMA Managing Director and CEO; Ambassador
Denise Lewis-Johnson, BMA Chair; ACP Secretary-General Dr. Patrick
Gomes; Kerry Bonamy, Head of Chancery, Bahamas Embassy to
Belgium/Permanent Mission to EU; Viwanou Gnassounou, ACP Asst.
BOKA Vanguard Delivers Cruise Ship for repairs at GB Ship Yard
- Jul 15, 2019 - 3:17:42 PM
The BOKA Vanguard, a semi-submersible heavy lift ship that can function
as a floating dry dock, safely delivered the Carnival Vista cruise ship
to the Grand Bahama Ship Yard for repairs on Saturday, July 13, 2019.
The cruise ship delivery by floating dry dock was a unique event, and
Freeport, Grand Bahama, provided a backdrop for this historic occasion...
PM Minnis thanks BNT for preserving the natural environment
- Jul 15, 2019 - 2:31:44 PM
Thanking the Bahamas National Trust for preserving the natural environs
of the country over the past 60 years, Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr.
Hubert Minnis revealed further plans towards the protection of natural
He was addressing the 60th Anniversary celebration of
The Bahamas National Trust at its Retreat Gardens on Village Road, July
PM Minnis attends BNT's 60th Anniversary Festivities
- Jul 13, 2019 - 8:15:47 PM
Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis attended the Bahamas
National Trust's (BNT) 60th Anniversary Commemoration of the signing of
the BNT Act, and brought remarks, at The Retreat Garden, Village Road,
on Friday evening. Festivities are pictured.
(BIS Photos/Raymond A.
Minister Wells Attends Commonwealth Meetings while in London
- Jul 13, 2019 - 5:30:51 PM
Minister of Transport and Local Government, the Hon. Renward Wells,
currently in London for International Maritime Organization (IMO)
meetings, as Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs while there attended a
Reception for Foreign Affairs Ministers of the Commonwealth hosted by
Prince Charles at Clarence House Courtyard. Minister Wells on Wednesday
-- representing Bahamas Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Darren
Henfield -- attended the Commonwealth Foreign Affairs Ministers Meeting
(CFAMM) at Marlborough House...
Teachers Go On a Farm Adventure
- Jul 12, 2019 - 4:15:23 PM
Teachers got up close and personal with peacocks, chickens and goats as they explored Down To Earth Adventure Farm recently.
the 1 ½ -hour adventure, the primary and high school educators pet and
fed donkeys, learned about native plants, the 21-day egg hatching
process and more. The field trip was a part of the Ministry of
Education’s Summer Professional Development Workshops for Senior High
School Social Science teachers...