Government House donation to Bahamas Red Cross Society
- Feb 9, 2016 - 10:33:14 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, centre, with staff of Government House, gave a donation to The Bahamas Red Cross Society at Government House on Tuesday, February 9, 2016.
Receiving the cheque donation was Carolyn Turnquest, pictured centre left, Director General of the Bahamas Red Cross Society.
Government House Presents Donation to the Children's Emergency Hostel
- Feb 9, 2016 - 5:27:58 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas - Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite
Pindling, with staff of Government House, gave a donation to the
Children’s Emergency Hostel at Government House on Tuesday, February 9,
Receiving the cheque donation on behalf of the Emergency Hostel
was Ms. Marita Ferguson...
Bahamas Road Traffic Department Holds Seminar on Operations Modernization
- Feb 9, 2016 - 10:51:37 AM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Road Traffic Department is modernizing its
operations, and preparing its staff and the general public for the
updating of its processes. Minister of Transport and Aviation The Hon.
Glenys Hanna-Martin, seated right, opened the educational seminar for
the Road Traffic Department employees, held along the theme --
'Preparing for the Modernization of the Road Traffic Department:
Inspiring Passion, Integrity and Teamwork.'
The seminar was held on
Saturday February 6, 2016 at C. C. Sweeting Senior High School...
Services Agreement for Bahamas Power & Light Signed
- Feb 9, 2016 - 10:41:10 AM
Prime Minister's Remarks Enclosed
The government of The Bahamas and PowerSecure today
signed a Management Services Agreement (MSA) that assigns PowerSecure
management of Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) for the next five years.
includes a comprehensive, financial-grade business plan which outlines
significant cost-reduction and reliability targets along with renewable energy
and customer service initiatives for New Providence and the Family Islands.
“Today is an
exciting new day in The Bahamas as we progress into a formal relationship with
PowerSecure to implement a robust business plan..."
NEMA Hosts Bio-Terrorism Workshop
- Feb 8, 2016 - 6:47:25 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA)
recently hosted a High-Level Operational Response Workshop on
Bio-Incidents and Terrorist Attacks, the aim of which was to strengthen
The Bahamas’ capabilities in the event of an incident.
The three-day workshop was held at NEMA’s office on Gladstone Road and NEMA’s Way, January 19 - 21, 2016.
The workshop was sponsored by the Ministry of National Security...
PM Christie Speaks at Historic Bahamas Foundation Trinkets and Treasures National Fair & Auction
- Feb 8, 2016 - 4:53:57 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie speaks to the young at the Historic Bahamas Foundation Trinkets and Treasures National Fair and Live Auction, Saturday, on the grounds of Collins House, Collins Avenue and Shirley Street, where for two days lots of collectibles were on display, there was food & drinks and entertainment. Proceeds will assist various community organizations, and will also contribute to the repair of noted Bahamian landmark, The Hermitage in Cat Island...
Bahamas Governor General Attends Service to Honour Pastor Dr. William McCartney
- Feb 8, 2016 - 4:20:17 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas - Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite
Pindling, Governor General, left, in attendance during the Special
Service in honour of Pastor Dr. William McCartney, Sunday, February 7,
at which he was conferred the title, Pastor Emeritus at East Street
Also pictured are Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry and
Mrs. Bernadette Christie...
NHI Secretariat conducts two successful Town Hall Meetings in Grand Bahama with more meetings Scheduled
- Feb 8, 2016 - 10:17:40 AM
Freeport, Grand Bahama – The National Health Insurance Secretariat held
two successful community meetings in Grand Bahama last week. Secretariat
members Dr. Delon Brennen and Damara Dillett had a conversation with
persons in Freeport on the evening of February 3rd and Ms. Dillett met
with residents in McLean’s Town on February 4th. The Minister for Grand
Bahama and member of the Cabinet Subcommittee on National Health
Insurance the Honourable Dr. Michael Darville visited McLean’s Town on
February 4th and conversed with residents when the town meeting
Photos of State-Recognized Funeral of Former Senator Edwin Brown
- Feb 7, 2016 - 11:50:01 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas - Honourable Senators both Government and Opposition
including Attorney General and Leader of Government Business in the
Senate the Hon. Allyson Maynard, and Leader of Opposition Business the
Hon. Carl Bethel, Members of Parliament, and Cabinet Ministers led by
Acting Prime Minister the Hon. Philip Davis, and Opposition Leader the
Hon. Hubert Minnis, attended the state-recognized funeral of former
Senator Edwin Brown at Bethel Baptist Church, Friday, February 5, 2016.
The Hon. Carl Bethel led Opposition Senate Members in a march from the
Senate to the church with the procession and the former member's body.
Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor-General
The Bahamas & IDB Launch Public Survey in New Providence
- Feb 6, 2016 - 4:56:52 PM
The Government of The Bahamas, in partnership with the Inter-American
Development Bank (IDB), recently launched the Emerging and Sustainable
Cities Initiative (ESCI) for Nassau.
As a core component of the
ESCI Nassau Programme, the Government of The Bahamas and the IDB are
pleased to inform the public that teams from Adworks Bahamas will be
conducting household surveys in communities throughout New Providence
between February 29 and March 11, 2016. Enumerators will be clearly
identified with official company identification.
DPM Davis opens Arts and Craft Centre in Grand Bahama
- Feb 6, 2016 - 8:24:54 AM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama - Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works and
Urban Development, the Hon. Philip Davis said Bahamians should be the
creators, custodians and purveyors of their culture.
of Parliament for Cat Island, Rum Cay and San Salvador was the featured
speaker at the official opening of the Grand Bahama Arts and Craft
Centre, Thursday, February 4.
He told the large audience
assembled that it is their solemn duty to stop any further erosion of
the Bahamian cultural heritage and expressions...
Bahamas Governor General Pays Her Respects to Former Senator, the Hon. Edwin "Wyke" Brown
- Feb 5, 2016 - 9:04:32 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas - Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor
General, signed the Book of Condolences and paid last respects to former
Senator, the Hon. Edwin “Wyke” Brown, MBE, JP, who lies-in-state at the
Senate Building, Thursday, February 4, 2016.
Funeral is scheduled to be held at Bethel Baptist Church, Meeting
Street, on Friday, February 5, 2016...
New Grand Bahama Arts and Crafts Centre Opens
- Feb 5, 2016 - 3:24:48 PM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama - Minister for Grand Bahama, Dr. the Hon. Michael
Darville, on Thursday, February 4, 2015, urged all stakeholders to work
together to make the Arts and Crafts Centre a success.
Minister Darville made these remarks during the official opening of the facility, which is located on East Sunrise Highway.
Darville said the facility which is managed by the Bahamas Agricultural
and Industrial Corporation (BAIC), was acquired by the Government in
2011. In October 2014, a contract was signed...
Notice for Bahamians traveling to Trinidad & Tobago
- Feb 5, 2016 - 2:00:24 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The Foreign Ministry was this morning advised by Dr Monica Davis,
Honoray Consul for The Bahamas in Trinidad, that all persons travelling
to Trinidad must have a machine readable electronic passport to land in
Trinidad. Passengers will not be landed with the handwritten passport
and will be returned home.
This is especially important for those
traveling on the special charter to Trinidad later today on Bahamasair's
Bahamian farmer Forrester Bowe, a good ambassador
- Feb 5, 2016 - 1:05:56 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Empowering commercial farmers to participate in
feeding the nation has been a long-term endeavour of the Bahamas
Government towards sustaining national development.
Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources, the Hon. V. Alfred Gray,
toured Forrester Bowe's 19 acres of commercial farm land on New
Providence, which he has been leasing from the Government. Gray said he
wants to encourage Farmer Bowe to continue his good work, as well as
expand his system to other islands...
Nottage at annual Service of The Royal Bahamas Police Force
- Feb 5, 2016 - 6:15:09 AM
The Police Act clearly states that the functions of the Police Force
includes the maintenance of law and order, the preservation of peace,
the prevention and detection of crime, the apprehension of offenders and
the enforcement of all laws with which it is charged.
J. Edgar Hoover, the first Director of the Federal Bureau of
Investigation, once stated that “No amount of law enforcement can solve a
problem that goes back to the family”. Nonetheless, police officers
have sometimes been unfairly expected to be the sole solution to the
NHI Secretariat responds to the Bahamas Insurance Association
- Feb 5, 2016 - 3:58:33 AM
Nassau, The Bahamas - The NHI Secretariat and the
Government of The Bahamas is pleased with the recent statements made by
Emmanuel Komolafe, Chairman of The Bahamas Insurance Association (BIA)
with regard to their willingness to compromise on their stance on the
administration of National Health Insurance Bahamas.
Secretariat has always had an open door policy when it comes to
stakeholder engagement and has already engaged in discussions to meet
with the BIA as early as next week. As Mr. Komolafe stated...
Bahamas Drone Regulations Statement by Ministry of Transport & Aviation
- Feb 4, 2016 - 10:12:05 PM
The Ministry of Transport & Aviation advises the public that the
Civil Aviation Department has outlined conditions governing the use of
unmanned aircraft systems, commonly referred to as drones, in The
Bahamas. These conditions become effective on February 1st, 2016, and
are outlined in Special Regulation, No. 1 of 2016 of the Civil Aviation
Department’s Safety Regulations.
The Special Regulation regulates both commercial and recreational
drones, and requires all persons wishing to import them into The Bahamas
to first obtain a Certificate of Registration from the Civil Aviation
Department, in order for the Customs Department to release the unmanned
aircraft system to the owner...
National Health Insurance Town Meeting in Freeport, Grand Bahama
- Feb 4, 2016 - 7:30:27 PM
The first of three National Health Insurance Town Meetings was held
on Wednesday evening, February 3, at the Bahamas Union of Teachers Headquarters
in Freeport, Grand Bahama. Dr. Delon
Brennan, National Health Insurance Project Manager, pictured addressing the
meeting, outlined details of the programme and what is required of residents
during the various stages of introduction. Residents, in turn, asked questions
where needed. Accompanying Dr. Brennan
was Legal Consultant, Damara Dillett...