DNA: The Scourge of School Violence
- Jan 19, 2017 - 8:20:42 PM
The Democratic National Alliance is saddened by the reports of school
violence which erupted today on the campus of Government High School.
The incident according to media reports, critically wounded one student
and injured two others. As a father and a citizen this latest incident
is an all too painful reminder that none of us, not even our children –
The GHS incident is also a sobering indication of how
much work must be done in terms of socializing our young people. This
growing scourge of school violence is proof positive that our schools
have in fact, become a microcosm of our communities with young men in
particular, mimicking the violence which they are otherwise...
Belgium's Ambassador Presents Letters to Bahamas Governor General
- Jan 19, 2017 - 3:18:09 PM
Nassau, The Bahamas - His Excellency Dirk Wouters, non-resident
Ambassador Designate of the Kingdom of Belgium to the Commonwealth of
The Bahamas, presented his Letters of Credence to Her Excellency Dame
Marguerite Pindling, Governor-General, during a brief ceremony at
Government House on Wednesday, January 18, 2017...
Andbank (Bahamas) calls on Minister of Financial Services
- Jan 19, 2017 - 1:03:33 PM
Representatives of Andbank (Bahamas) Ltd. paid a
couresty call on Minister of Financial Services, the Hon. Hope Strachan,
at the offices of the Ministry, January 16, 2017.
Pictured l-r: Mr.
Hillary Deveaux, Consultant at the Ministry of Financial Services; Mr.
Carlos Moreno De Tejada, Managing Director of The Andbank Group; Ms.
Sherrylee Smith, Permanent Secretary of The Ministry of Financial
Services; Mr. Manel Martinez Campos, Chief Executive Officer of Andbank
(Bahamas) Ltd.; and Mrs. LaTonia Symonette-Tinker, Consultant at the
Ministry of Financial Services.
Bahamas Minister of Financial Services remarks to Exporters' Meeting on the Trade Information Service Portal
- Jan 19, 2017 - 11:04:50 AM
Ladies and Gentlemen, it gives me great pleasure to welcome you to this
Information Session on The Bahamas’ Trade Information Service Desk and
Electronic Portal, aimed specifically at those Bahamian businesses
currently exporting and those interested in exporting to international
Although the official launch of the Trade Portal is
tentatively scheduled for early March 2017, when my Office advised of
plans to convene a meeting of current and potential exporters in order
to encourage participation in the Portal’s Exporters’ Directory...
AEG Pledges Hurricane Relief Supplies to NEMA
- Jan 19, 2017 - 10:30:57 AM
Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Dr.
Daniel Johnson (second from left) introduced Alan Kates (left) managing
director, AEG Bahamas, upon the decision that the company which is
affiliated with the Los Angeles Lakers would be making a donation of
relief supplies to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). Mr.
Kates disclosed that the supplies would come from the sales of Laker
products such as jerseys and shirts. Mr. Kates, Minister Johnson, Luke
Bethel operations/training officer, NEMA, and Director of Sports Timothy
Munnings (right) are pictured with some of the products...
Hon. Fred Mitchell Communication to Parliament on Immigration Matters
- Jan 18, 2017 - 11:46:03 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The following is a Communication by Fred Mitchell MP,
Minister of Foreign And Affairs and Immigration delivered on 18 January
2017 on Immigration Matters in the House of Assembly:
I wish to lay on the table the statistics for repatriations, arrests and releases for the years 2015 and 2016.
They are broken down by nationality.
general categories are in 2015- 4,957 people were arrested; 3379 were
repatriated; 571 were released. Important to note that amongst those who
were released are many who owed work permit fees...
Minister Dorsett on regulation of hazardous waste management, disposal and movement in The Bahamas
- Jan 18, 2017 - 9:53:31 PM
The Hon. Kenred Dorsett, MP, Minister of the Environment and Housing at
Multi-Stakeholder Consultations on the Basel Convention and Facilitation
of the Entry into Force of the Ban Amendment, addressing regulation of
management, disposal and movements of hazardous wastes within, to and
from The Bahamas.
An American Indian Proverb says, “We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.”
Leopold recorded that “We abuse land because we regard it as a
commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we
belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.”
Bahamas Customs to Celebrate International Customs Day
- Jan 18, 2017 - 6:04:36 PM
Community involvement, honouring long serving officers, educating and
advising stakeholders, and sporting events are among the list of
activities planned for the celebration of the 28th International Customs
During a press conference at the C.A. Smith Building on
Wednesday, January 18, 2017, Superintendent of Customs, Larry Bodie said
the day will be celebrated under the theme, "Data Analysis for
Effective Border Management."
He said, "Consistent with this
theme, Bahamas Customs has implemented the Electronic Data Interface
(EDI) for several years whereby we are engaged in the automated customs
clearance of goods...
PM Christie: IHIMS Represents A New Day in Bahamian Healthcare
- Jan 18, 2017 - 5:47:36 PM
Giving the keynote address at an historic event in healthcare, Prime
Minister and Minister of Finance the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie launched
the Public Hospital Authority’s new Integrated Health Information
Management System (IHIMS) Program, which, when fully implemented will
link all public health services and facilities in The Bahamas via a
universal digital platform.
The launch of the IHIMS took place on
January 17, 2017 at St. Joseph’s Church Hall, Boyd Road. The new ‘one
patient, one record’ system that will be linked from Grand Bahama in the
north to Mayaguana in the south, propels the public health system into
the 21st century...
'Queen of Junkanoo' Christina Fernander Commended by Minister of Youth, Sports & Culture
- Jan 18, 2017 - 4:20:53 PM
Christina Fernander, chairman of the One Family
Junkanoo group, was called the 'Queen of Junkanoo' by Minister of Youth,
Sports and Culture the Hon. Dr. Daniel Johnson during a press
conference at the Ministry's offices, January 16, 2017 to introduce her
as the first female leader in Junkanoo, and the first female leader to
win a parade after One Family finished first in the 2016 Boxing Day
Parade and then second in the 2017 New Year's Day Parade.
left are: Hollanda Bain, Ms. Fernander, Minister Johnson, Rowena
Sutherland (director of Culture) and Dereka Grant (assistant director)...
Bahamas School of Nursing calls on the Governor General
- Jan 18, 2017 - 1:30:30 PM
Nassau, The Bahamas -- Trained Clinical Nurse Class of 1986 Pupil
Training School 23 (PTS 23) of the Bahamas School of Nursing, Princess
Margaret Hospital, called upon Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling,
Governor-General, at Government House on Monday, January 16, 2017...
Belgian Ambassador presents letters to Bahamas Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- Jan 17, 2017 - 4:27:14 PM
The Bahamas -- Ambassador-Designate of the Kingdom of Belgium to the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, His Excellency Dirk Wouters presented
Letters of Credence to Foreign Service Director-General Sharon
Brennen-Haylock, during a courtesy call, January 17, 2017 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Immigration...
International Education Award builds connections between The Bahamas & Kamloops, British Columbia
- Jan 17, 2017 - 2:54:19 PM
Vantage Airport Group, which operates both Lynden Pindling International
Airport in The Bahamas and Kamloops Airport in British Columbia,
Canada, today announced that its inaugural International Education Award
has been granted. The annual $7,500 tuition award is available to a
student from The Bahamas who enters or continues their studies in an
undergraduate program at Thompson Rivers University (TRU) in a specific
area of study. This year’s recipient is Bahamian Krishe Pratt who is
currently studying at TRU.
The introduction of the award in late
2015 prompted college-bound Bahamian students to take an unprecedented
interest in Kamloops and its university...
Minister Mitchell Addresses the Topic, "So You Want to be a Foreign Minister"
- Jan 17, 2017 - 2:15:53 PM
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration,
the Hon. Frederick Mitchell addressed the topic, "So You Want to be a
Foreign Minister," on Monday evening, January 16, 2017 at Choices
Restaurant, at the University of The Bahamas.
Minister Mitchell gave an
overview of the responsibilities of a Minister of Foreign Affairs, and
also answered questions from the audience, which comprised students,
teachers, members of the Diplomatic Corps, and the general public...
Mrs. Christie Presented with Fly Fishing Permit
- Jan 17, 2017 - 1:36:05 PM
The Department of Marine Resources presented a Fly
Fishing Permit to Mrs. Bernadette Christie, wife of Prime Minister the
Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie, at the Ministry of Agriculture and Marine
Resources on Wednesday, January 11, 2017.
Regulation of the Fly Fishing
Industry became effective January 9, 2017.
Pictured presenting the
permit is Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources the Hon. V.
Alfred Gray. Also pictured are staff of the Ministry...
Prime Minister Christie's remarks at MSC Cruise Port Ground Breaking Ceremony at Ocean Cay
- Jan 17, 2017 - 12:30:55 PM
Remarks By The Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie, M.P. Prime Minister And Minister Of Finance At The Mediterranean Shipping Company Cruise Port Ground Breaking Ceremony Ocean Cay, Bimini, The Bahamas on 16th January 2017:
I’d like to take this
opportunity to welcome back to The Bahamas Mr. Pierfrancesco Vago,
Executive Chairman of Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) Cruises, and
to once again thank him and the Aponte family for their continued
interest in and support of The Bahamas.
Not only does Mr. Vago
serve as chairman of cruise operations at MSC, but has been at the helm
of the Cruise Line Industry Association’s (CLIA) UK operations as its
chairman for the past three years, and the driving force behind this
project here at Ocean Cay...
Public Service and UB Sign MOU for Training and Assessment
- Jan 17, 2017 - 12:26:39 PM
A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Ministry of the
Public Service and the University of The Bahamas (UB) for the continuous
development and training of Public Servants.
agreement was signed on Thursday, January 12, 2017 in the auditorium of
the Harry C. Moore Library at UB, and was viewed as an important step in
a productive relationship between The Government & UB...
Learning about Majority Rule through walking classroom
- Jan 17, 2017 - 12:23:08 PM
Nassau, The Bahamas – The University of The Bahamas addressed the topic
“Technology, Innovation and Majority Rule” on the second day of its
Distinguished Lecture and Symposium in celebration of the 50th
Anniversary of Majority Rule. The Lecture addressed innovation in the
teaching of history, and more specifically the use of technology to
relay the Majority Rule narrative.
The panel discussion, January
13, 2017 at the Harry C. Moore Library and Information Centre, UB, was
presented by “From Dat Time”: The Oral and Public History Institute,
School of Social Sciences and University Libraries Department...
Minister Darville Says Crime is Down in Grand Bahama
- Jan 17, 2017 - 12:02:07 PM
Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Dr. Michael
Darville said that it has been confirmed by Senior Assistant
Commissioner of Police Emrick Seymour that crime is down by 49 percent
since September 2016 in Grand Bahama.
“And just last week, as
reported by Commissioner Greenslade, serious crime has been reduced
nationwide, the largest year-to-year drop since 2004,” Minister Darville
United Methodist Mission Volunteers call on Bahamas Governor General
- Jan 17, 2017 - 11:21:30 AM
Nassau, The Bahamas - United Methodist Volunteers in Missions Pay Courtesy Call on the
Governor General: NASSAU, The Bahamas -- United Methodist Volunteers in
Missions of Minnesota paid a courtesy call on Her Excellency Dame
Marguerite Pindling, Governor-General, at Government House on Friday,
January 13, 2017.
Pictured from left: Esther Sargent, Dame Marguerite
Pindling, Pastor Cecil Newbold, and Deborah Barry...