Bahamas Heads of Mission Diplomats Welcomed at Official Reception
- Oct 24, 2014 - 4:03:14 PM
The Bahamas – Minister of Foreign Affairs the Hon. Fred
Mitchell greeted diplomats at the First Annual Bahamas Diplomatic Week Official
Welcome Reception at Luciano’s East Bay Street on Thursday, October 23, the eve
of United Nations Day. Attending the
reception were Bahamas Heads of Mission who are in Nassau for these events, and
resident representatives of many different countries.
Week has comprised a number of social and working sessions for the diplomatic
community that have been mapped out to foster the spirit of international
cooperation Minister Mitchell points out is the key to present and future world
Tribute to Bahamas Olympic Gold Winners, Sir Durward and Cecil Cooke
- Oct 24, 2014 - 1:28:39 PM
Bahamas – It was 50 years ago...in Tokyo...when Sir Durward “Seawolf”
Knowles and the late Cecil Cooke won Olympic Gold -- representing a
first for The Bahamas. They won the Star Class Sailing in those Summer
The Bahamas Olympic Committee along with the Ministry of
Youth, Sports and Culture paid tribute to the accomplishment of Sir
Durward and Cecil Cooke at a banquet at Atlantis on Thursday, October
23, and to their sparking a tradition of excellent performance of The
Bahamas at the Olympic Games...
Bahamas 15th Annual Public Service & Recognition of Retirees Week Awards Presentation
- Oct 24, 2014 - 1:26:07 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas - Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, makes a presentation to Levada Taylor-Horton the longest serving retiree from the Ministry of Health, with 48years of service, during the 15th Annual Public Service & Recognition of Retirees Week Awards Presentation, October 23, at Government House.
Bahamas Girl Guide Leaders Thanked at 100 Year Celebration
- Oct 24, 2014 - 12:01:20 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- The Bahamas Girl Guides Association held a
grand rally on Saturday evening on Government House Grounds, celebrating
the achievements of the organization under the theme, ‘100 Years of
Influencing Lives,’ with Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite
Pindling giving a “thank you” to the very dedicated leaders who made it
Addressing the very large gathering that
included past and present members and leaders of the Bahamas Girl Guides
Association and friends of the organization, the Governor General
complimented the movement – as a “proud full member of the World
Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts” -- for having positively
influenced thousands of girls in New Providence and the Family Islands...
Fred Mitchell Remarks at the Official Opening of Diplomatic Week
- Oct 24, 2014 - 11:06:17 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - The following are remarks by Fred Mitchell, MP,
Minister of Foreign Affairs:
The primary responsibility of the
Government of The Bahamas is to create and maintain a social, political
and economic order that would foster peace and prosperity for all its
In this regard, the dynamics of the new global
political and economic order, that has developed in recent times, has
obliged the Government, in general, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
and Immigration, in particular, to maintain a constant awareness of the
outside world, and to engage in an active diplomacy, conducted, for the
most part, in a wide variety of bilateral and multilateral fora...
Minister Mitchell on Bahamas Immigration Regulatory Changes
- Oct 24, 2014 - 9:31:55 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - Delivered at Fox Hill PLP Branch Meeting
on 22nd October 2014 at Doris Johnson High School:
I wish to give a brief statement in response to the
feedback on the administrative measures announced by me in the House of
Assembly on Immigration.
I said that there would be certain changes expected on
following a period of feedback. Nothing that has come back by way of
feedback on the policies indicates that there is a need to change that
administrative starting date. The date will therefore stand as the
commencement date of the policy.
Bahamas Establishes Task Force to Focus On Ebola Awareness
- Oct 24, 2014 - 5:31:08 AM
Bahamas - The Government has assembled a task force to ensure that the Bahamas
is prepared in the event of Ebola cases entering the country. Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Perry G.
Christie made the announcement during a press conference held at the Office of
the Prime Minister on Wednesday, October 22.
task force, which includes a cross-section of professionals and experts from
various agencies of government and the private sector, has been organized in
order that we ensure that in the face of this calamitous disease – Ebola –
reaching our country, we would be poised to provide maximum protection and
assistance to our people and visitors alike,” said Prime Minister Christie...
Bahamas: Ship from Africa Ebola threat dismissed
- Oct 24, 2014 - 5:19:28 AM
It has been reported to the Ministry of Health that a vessel docked
at Freeport, grand Bahama had traveled from Africa to the Bahamas. Notification
to Health Authorities was made prior to anyone being allowed to leave the
vessel. The vessel was evaluated by the surveillance team on the island and in
the investigation it was discovered that the crew had been out to sea for more
than 21 days, the established incubation period for Ebola Virus Disease.
Additionally, after medical evaluation on board the ship, no persons were found
to be ill, or to have any symptoms related to Ebola Virus Disease. It was then declared that there was no
established risk to the population's health related to Ebola Virus Disease or
Contract Signed for Completion of Grand Bahama Arts and Crafts Center
- Oct 23, 2014 - 10:29:51 PM
FREEPORT, Bahamas – Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville along
with Mr. Arnold A. Forbes M.P., Executive Chairman of the Bahamas Agricultural
Industrial Corporation on Wednesday evening participated in contract signing
for the completion of the Grand Bahama Arts and Crafts building.
McDonald Construction Company has been awarded the contract for the completion
of the construction and retrofitting of the facility located on East Sunrise
explained that since the acquisition of the facility in 2011, the gallery has
been renovated, but to date, certain parts of the facility...
Co-operatives Balance People, Planet, and Profit
- Oct 23, 2014 - 6:04:15 PM
Bahamas -- The Department of Co-operative Development in the Ministry of
Agriculture, Marine Resources and Local Government in conjunction with The
Bahamas Cooperative League Limited held a Distinguished Lecture on Thursday,
October 16 at The College of The Bahamas (COB) in celebration of International Credit
Union Day observed October 16.
which is among events marking the 40th anniversary of cooperatives
in The Bahamas was held under the theme “Accelerating Wealth Creation Through
PM Speaks at Statoil Expansion; Mentions GB Ebola Procedures
- Oct 23, 2014 - 5:54:53 PM
his address at the ceremonies, the Prime Minister took the opportunity to
inform the public of a Task Force that is in place to deal with Ebola and other
health issues. He also advised that Mr. Greg Bartlett, a former Chief of Staff
at the Rand Hospital has been recommended to head the Task Force of Grand
Bahama, and that the Minister for Grand Bahama...
ROCK, Grand Bahama – Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Perry Gladstone Christie was
in Grand Bahama Thursday morning to participate in Ground Breaking ceremonies
for the new Statoil South Riding Point, LLC Administration Building.
Minister Darville Aims to Improve Grand Bahama Medical Infrastructure
- Oct 22, 2014 - 7:33:51 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - At the Annual Cancer
Society of Grand Bahama’s ‘Hope Gala Ball’ on Saturday, Minister for
Grand Bahama the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville gave observations of the
cancer fight from his very immediate experience as a physician, and said
he aims to ensure the medical infrastructure of Grand Bahama is
advanced to state of the art.
This year’s ball was held under the
theme “Life is Beautiful, Live Life: Celebrate.” It is the premier fund
raising event of The Grand Bahama Branch of The Cancer Society of the
E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival / Exhibition 2014 Opens
- Oct 21, 2014 - 12:27:10 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The E. Clement Bethel
National Arts Festival /Exhibition 2014 officially opened today at the
Pro Gallery of the College of The Bahamas.
The art exhibition will
continue until the 27th October 2014.
New Media Guidelines in Place for Bahamas Government House
- Oct 21, 2014 - 12:54:08 AM
Nassau, Bahamas (Issued October 17th) In an attempt to ensure propriety and to
preserve the essential decorum which must be observed at the Official Residence
of the Representative of Her Majesty the Queen, the Head of State, the Office
of the Governor General of The Bahamas has issued general guidelines for
members of the media.
The following guidelines will take
immediate effect, and the media is asked to ensure that the procedures are
followed at all times.
1. Bahamas Information
Services is the agency responsible for all media relations, and timely contact
should therefore be made appropriately ...
Bricemae Gibson ‘Employee of the Year’ at Bahamas Ministry of Works and Urban Development
- Oct 20, 2014 - 12:30:01 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – Bricemae Gibson of the
Human Resources Unit won the ‘Employee of the Year’ distinction at the
recent Ministry of Works and Urban Development Employee of the Year
Awards and Recognition Ceremony.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works and Urban Development the Hon. Philip Davis commended Ms. Gibson and the nominees.
also implored staff of the Ministry of Works to align themselves with
the values of trust, honesty, integrity and stewardship and to build
these values into the delivery of service. He called on them to renew
their efforts to develop strategies that demonstrate they value
Bahamas Festival Celebrates International Culture
- Oct 20, 2014 - 10:47:25 AM
Nassau, The Bahamas -
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration, the Hon. Frederick
Mitchell (at the podium) officially opens the 19th Annual International
Cultural Festival on Saturday October 18, 2014, at the Botanical
The weekend cultural festival was originally conceived to
recognize United Nations Day and celebrates the culinary arts, music and
dance of many countries represented in The Bahamas.
Photos caught some
of the moments of the event....
Ebola Statement by Bahamas Ministry of Health
- Oct 17, 2014 - 11:49:49 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The
Ministry of Health is acutely aware of the situation regarding the
Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) situation globally and would like to take this
opportunity to again address and update the Bahamian people regarding
The current Ebola outbreaks in West and Central Africa
started in December of 2013 with the World Health Organization being
made aware of the gravity of the situation in March of 2014. A total of
8470 confirmed, probable, and suspected cases of Ebola virus disease
(EVD) have been reported in eight affected countries (Guinea, Liberia,
Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Democratic Republic of Congo, Spain, and
the United States of America) up to the 10th October. There have been
Minister Gray Promotes Family Farming Towards Food Security
- Oct 17, 2014 - 5:39:40 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas - Promoting food
security at home is the objective of the Ministry of Agriculture, Marine
Resources & Local Government to ensure Bahamians are less dependent
on foreign food imports. One strategy to achieve food security is the
promotion of family farming, or ‘backyard farming,’ a venture Minister
of Agriculture, Marine Resources & Local Government the Hon. V.
Alfred Gray suggested families, and young people get started with on the
road to feeding ourselves.
Along the theme, “Family Farming:
Feeding the World, Caring for the Earth,” Minister Gray officially
opened World Food Day ceremonies on Thursday, October 16, at Arawak Cay
and challenged Bahamian students to think about taking up agricultural
science as a profession, considering the government’s investment in the
Bahamas Agriculture & Marine Science Institute in North Andros...
Bahamas Waste Goes Pink in Effort to “Trash Cancer”
- Oct 17, 2014 - 2:04:03 AM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – Officials at
Bahamas Waste went “pink” Thursday, joining local and global efforts to bring
greater attention to cancer awareness, education and prevention, with its “Big
Pink” Unveiling Ceremony.
The “Big Pink” Initiative coincides
with the celebration of Cancer Awareness Month globally. One of the company’s
trucks has been spray-painted pink and emblazoned with the image of multiple
cancer survivor, and Bahamas Waste employee, Mr. Hartley Strachan, who was
first diagnosed with Prostate Cancer in February, 2006 and this year (March,
2014) diagnosed with Colon Cancer...
Bahamas Elderly – True Gold Mines of a Culture
- Oct 16, 2014 - 4:58:14 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – Christ Community
Church Senior Pastor Deanza Cunningham challenged Bahamians to treat the
country’s elderly as though they were fortunes, saying the affection
and care for the old, the incurable and the helpless, are the true gold
mines of a culture.
“The opposite is also true. A culture is in
deep trouble when it starts talking about eliminating the old, the
incurable, and the helpless,” Pastor Cunningham said. “I saw it in the
treatment of my father when he had a stroke and (sought treatment). Once
they realized that he was 91, concern for him diminished. I heard one
of the care-givers say to the doctor: ‘Doc you wasting your time man, he
91, he done live his life...’