Bahamas to host World Day of Prayer 2015
- Apr 22, 2014 - 9:16:04 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas - The Hon. Melanie S. Griffin, Minister of
Social Services and Community Development welcomes representatives from World Day of Prayer visiting from Germany and planning World Day of Prayer 2015 to be held in The Bahamas.
The Minister received the women, who are from various Christian denominations on Tuesday
April 22, 2014 during a Courtesy Call at the Ministry's Headquarters in
the Post Office Building, East Hill Street...
PM Christie foreshadows new economic boom for Mayaguana
- Apr 22, 2014 - 8:01:49 PM
Mayaguana, The Bahamas - Prime Minister the
Rt. Honourable Perry G. Christie with his Transport /Aviation Minister Glenys
Hanna Martin and Agriculture/Marine Resources Minister V. Alfred Gray
officiated at ceremonies welcoming Bahamasair, the National airline and flag
carrier of the country as it resumed regularly scheduled flights to this most
southern island of the Bahama Island chain on Monday 21st August
after a five year hiatus.
Prime Minister Christie and his delegation
arrived on the new a runway tarmac just shy of 10 am to meet scores of island
residents and primary and high school students in the terminal for the event...
New Regime to Come on Stream in Bahamian Telecommunications
- Apr 22, 2014 - 6:25:24 PM
Mayaguana, The Bahamas - Former Financial Secretary Mrs. Ruth Miller has
been appointed to head a committee made up of persons from the private
and public sectors to advise the Government on the way forward as
liberalization in the telecommunications industry comes on stream.
Prime Minister revealed this much to a gathering at the Mayaguana
Airport to celebrate the return of Bahamasair after five years and the
airport’s newly refurbished runway.
Prime Minister Perry G.
Christie announced the possibility of a new company coming into the
Bahamas to compete with the Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) in a
liberalized telecommunications environment. The liberalization era
comes out of an agreement made between the former Government and Cable
and Wireless Communications (CWC) on their majority share purchase in
BTC and the...
Earth Day Commemoration by Bahamas Minister of the Environment
- Apr 22, 2014 - 3:30:35 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The
following is the Keynote Address for the Commemoration of Earth Day
given by Bahamas Minister of the Environment, Kendred Dorsett at the College
of The Bahamas on April 22nd:
“There is a great need for the introduction of new
values in our society, where bigger is not necessarily better, where slower can
be faster, and where less can be more.”
These words were penned and uttered by the founder of Earth Day, Senator
Gaylord Nelson. April 22 is celebrated as Earth Day by some one
billion people in 192 countries around the globe. It is a day for inspiration and appreciation
of the earth’s natural resources.
IAAP Bahamas calls on the Governor General
- Apr 22, 2014 - 2:57:30 PM
Nassau, New Providence - The Bahamas
Chapter of the International Association of Administration Professionals
(IAAP) paid a courtesy call on His Excellency the Governor General Sir
Arthur Foulkes at Government House on Tuesday, April 22, 2014.
Pictured seated from left are Frances Armbrister, Juanita Nairn-Grant, Sir Arthur Foulkes, Jane Roach and Debbie Smith.
Cat Island District Council Office makes way for additional Government services
- Apr 22, 2014 - 11:43:20 AM
CAT ISLAND, The
Bahamas – The building which once housed the Ministry of Education’s
teacher’s cottage in New Bight has been refurbished and is now the home
of the Cat Island District Council Office. The building was officially
opened on April 4 by Phillip Davis, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister
of Works and Urban Development and V. Alfred Gray, Minister of
Agriculture, Marine Resources and Local Government.
Island Administrator Jackson McIntosh said the refurbished building has
created additional space for Road Traffic and police services. The
District Council office previously operated from the Administrator’s
Bahamas comments on South Korean tragedy at sea
- Apr 21, 2014 - 12:23:23 PM
Nassau, Bahamas -
The following is a statement by the Hon Fred Mitchell, Ministry of
Foreign Affairs for the Commonwealth of The Bahamas:
The Bahamas expresses its concern and condolences over the loss of life in the South Korean boating accident.
We have communicated this to the government of the Republic of South Korea.
behalf of the Bahamas government I express my sincere sympathies to the
government and people of South Korea during this most difficult period.
Our prayers and thoughts are with them.
Urban Renewal transforms the lives of three Cat Island families
- Apr 20, 2014 - 7:25:32 PM
CAT ISLAND, The Bahamas – Vincent and Marina
Jolly, Gladys McKenzie and Edith Williams are three Cat Island families
who now have proper bathroom facilities and running water in their
homes thanks to the government’s Urban Renewal Small Home Repairs
Michelle Reckley, Deputy Director of Urban Renewal 2.0
with responsibility for Cat Island said Ms. McKenzie,88-years-old, was
so grateful when water flowed in her home for the first time. “When she
actually saw running water she was like a child with a new toy. At this
stage in her life she can say she was afforded the amenities she did not
have through Urban Renewal. Edith Williams has a brand new bathroom and
proper running water. She had no bathroom. She used whatever she could
as a bathroom. It was very difficult in her condition.”
Ministry of Works’ officials tour seawall project in Cat Island
- Apr 20, 2014 - 6:06:48 PM
CAT ISLAND, The Bahamas – Ministry of Works
and Urban Development officials led by Permanent Secretary Colin Higgs
and representatives of Urban Renewal 2.0 toured a seawall project in Cat
Island Wednesday, April 16.
The project initially started at a
cost of $1.8 million and due to underground technical issues is expected
to increase to approximately $2.4 million...
PM: Junkanoo must become a workable industry and money earner
- Apr 20, 2014 - 3:24:19 PM
Freeport, Bahamas - Culture on Grand Bahama will soon get a major shot in the arm as
both the Prime Minister and the Minister responsible for Culture
foreshadowed an upcoming conclave with junkanoo leaders, tourism
officials and the Grand Bahama Port Authority to advance the
presentation of junkanoo as a workable industry and money earner for
Speaking at the 1st RUSH Awards and presentations
by the Grand Bahama Junkanoo Committee, Prime Minister, the Hon. Perry
G. Christie revealed, “I want to say this to Grand Bahama, and I'm glad I
see some people from the Port Authority here; we have to find an
effective way in lifting up the culture of the country and integrating
it more into the economy of the country.
Bimini: Louise McDonald High School Nature Trail Opens
- Apr 20, 2014 - 12:27:25 PM
BIMINI, The Bahamas -
Governor General Sir Arthur Foulkes and Lady Foulkes were in Bimini on
Thursday, 17th April 2014 to officially open the Louise McDonald High
School Nature Trail. In this photo essay, the Governor General is seen
greeting students from the High school, strolling along King Highway
with senior government official, Jack Thompson; enjoying a cultural
dance by the students and unveiling the Nature Trail Plaque, declaring
the Nature Trail officially open. While in Bimini, their Excellencies
hosted some senior citizens in the local community to a luncheon. The
Governor General also attended a Good Friday Church Service before
returning to Nassau...
Queen’s Baton arrives in Nassau for relay event
- Apr 19, 2014 - 2:00:08 PM
Philip Brave Davis, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works and
Urban Development is pictured receiving the Queen’s Baton from
Wellington Miller, the Bahamas Olympic Association (BOA) President
during a brief arrival ceremony and press conference held on Friday
April 18 at the Lynden Pindling International Airport to officially
announce the baton’s arrival. Also pictured in the background from left
are Aaron Lewis, Fish Knowles, BOA members and Louise Martin, Secretary
General of the CGF.
Child Protection Month display erected at Fleming Street Clinic
- Apr 18, 2014 - 12:08:59 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - In observance of Child Protection Month, the Ministry of Social Services
and Community Development erected a display at the Fleming Street
Community Clinic to further sensitize and educate the general public on
this important social issue.
Pictured from left are Cachia Sturrup
(seated); an effigy of a neglectful mother with a child; standing are
Melinda Francios, student; Cecily Stuart (Pharmacy Dept; Jessica Stubbs,
Nursing Officer II; Keith Woodside, Clinic Security Officer and Linda
Economic Development and Deepening Reform In China
- Apr 16, 2014 - 11:36:16 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The following is the first in a series to be
presented by His Excellency Yuan Guisen, the Ambassador of China to The
although faced with the complicated domestic and international situation, the
CPC Central Committee and the State Council led the people of all nationalities
of China to thoroughly implement the spirit of the 18th Party
Congress, upheld the general tone of “moving forward while maintaining
stability”, adhered to the guideline of “the macro policy should be stable,
micro policy be flexible and social policy support the bottom line”while
maintaining steady growth, adjusting economic structure and forging ahead with
National Training Agency Launched In Grand Bahama
- Mar 10, 2014 - 12:32:07 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama – The
Government has launched its second National Training Agency (NTA) in the
country. The office is located in Grand Bahama at the National
Insurance Board Complex. A ceremony commemorating the event was held on
Thursday, March 6.
In attendance was Prime Minister,
the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie, who also delivered the keynote address.
Mr. Christie said that the National Training Agency (NTA) is poised to
address challenges that exist in the country’s labour market...
(Video) Minister Dorsett gives update on fire at landfill
- Mar 8, 2014 - 11:19:31 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - I
want to advise the general public that there are two fires at the New
Providence Landfill. Yesterday I gave a report of a tire fire which is
believed to have been intentionally set. This fire has been contained
though there is still a burning off which is being monitored.
There is also a subsurface fire which also erupted yesterday. We
have mobilized a significant amount of heavy equipment and water trucks
to assist in the containment of this fire which is expected to take a
few days to properly contain. There is no indication at this time as to the cause of this fire.
Alfred Sears explains Referendum held on January 28, 2013
- Mar 8, 2014 - 12:46:51 PM
Hon. Alfred Sears Explains in Detail the Referendum held in The Bahamas on January 28th, 2013:
It should be
noted that the Referendum held on January 28, 2013 does not fall within
this exception, as it was not a constitutional referendum to amend the
Constitution. The Referendum of January 28, 2013 was purely consultative.
The Constitutional Referendum (Amendment) Act, 2012 allows for an
advisory referendum, “Where the Minister considers it desirable that the
views of the electorate of The Bahamas be obtained on any matter of
national importance (other than a matter to which section 2(1) applies)
he may advise the...
Public Service Commission visits Grand Bahama
- Feb 19, 2014 - 12:52:15 PM
FREEPORT, Bahamas - The Public Service
Commission, headed by chairman the Rev. Dr. James Moultrie, visited
Grand Bahama February 17 as a guest of the minister, Dr. Michael
Darville, and met with heads of departments of all government
The purpose of their trip was to put names to faces
of the Public Service Commission. Members accompanying the chairman
included Ms. Ruth Miller, Idris Reid, Ms. Prenell King-Rolle and Ms.
Barbara Barnes. Re. Moultrie is pictured addressing the gathering in the
conference room at the Ministry of Grand Bahama.
Nottage: Threat of biological attack occurring is 'very real'
- Feb 18, 2014 - 5:27:28 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas
--- The threat of a bioterrorist attack occurring anywhere in the world
is “real” and should be taken seriously by all global countries,
Minister of National Security Dr. the Hon. Bernard J. Nottage said
the Opening Session of a three-day Crisis Management and Simulation
Exercise on Bioterrorism Workshop at the Paul Farquharson Centre, Police
Headquarters, Dr. Nottage said there is much evidence to suggest that
terrorists have a “strong interest” in the use of biological weapons.
is much evidence to suggest that terrorists have a strong interest in
the use of biological weapons (as) detained terror suspects have in the
past, declared that their organisations are capable of using..."
Bahamas Education's 12th Northwestern District Thanksgiving Awards and Recognition Ceremony
- Feb 18, 2014 - 3:57:27 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - "No
Child is Disposal in the Pursuit of Excellent in Education," were the
welcomed words that came from Director of Education, Mr. Lionel Sands
during the 12th Northwestern District Thanksgiving Awards and
Recognition Ceremony held Thursday, 6th February, 2014 at Living Waters
Kingdom Ministries. Mr. Sands told students, teachers, education
officials and parents gathered at the event, that many students are
succeeding; but a minority, is being left for various reasons.
Mr. Sands also announced that the
practice of indefinite suspensions will be eradicated in public schools.
"We are discovering that too many students are being suspended for
frivolous infractions." This is unacceptable, the Director stated...