Some concessions for Grand Bahama and Abaco, extended
- Jan 25, 2021 - 5:05:47 PM
Minister of State for Finance
and for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Kwasi Thompson has announced that Grand
Bahama and Abaco residents wishing to replace their motor vehicles that
were destroyed during Hurricane Dorian, will still be allowed to do so
under the VAT and Duty-free concessions.
those vehicles will have to be purchased before January 31, 2021. This
is an extension to the concession, which expired on December 31st,
Annual Parliamentary Church Service
- Jan 25, 2021 - 4:33:24 PM
Parliamentarians attended the Annual Parliamentary Church Service,
Monday morning, January 25, 2021 at the Church of God of Prophecy East
Street Tabernacle. Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis is
(BIS Photos/Ulric Woodside)....
House of Assembly Select Committee on Natural Resources Site visit to North Andros
- Jan 25, 2021 - 9:30:26 AM
The House of Assembly Select Committee on Natural Resources made its first site visit this past week in North Andros.
Committee members making the trip were: Michael A. Foulkes, Chairman,
Shonel Ferguson, Picewell Forbes, Vaughn Miller and Reece Chipman.
Accompanying the Committee members were Carlton Bowleg, MP for the area,
and Rashad Flowers, Assistant Clerk, House of Assembly...
Gov’t projects and assistance programs helping to speed up recovery in Grand Bahama
- Jan 24, 2021 - 7:08:38 PM
“Grand Bahama remains in a rebuilding phase and will be in that
rebuilding phase for some time to come,” said Minister of State for
Finance and for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Kwasi Thompson. “But we are
pleased with the pace with which these projects are progressing.”
Minister’s remarks came during an update press conference at the Office
of the Prime Minister in Freeport on Saturday, January 23, 2021...
Prime Minister Minnis opens London Creek Bridge in Andros
- Jan 23, 2021 - 12:50:34 PM
Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis
on Friday officially opened the London Creek Bridge, marking an
important part of the effort to regenerate natural creek systems across
London Creek is one of a number of natural creek
ecosystems in Andros which have become blocked due to the construction
of roads across the creeks.
Such blockages cause severe damage to the natural aquatic ecosystem...
Minister Henfield Receives Copie d’Usage from His Excellency Zvi Tal, Israeli Ambassador-designate to The Bahamas
- Jan 22, 2021 - 6:25:02 PM
he Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to advise members of the
public that, in a virtual meeting held today, 22 January, the Minister
of Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Darren A. Henfield, MP, received the Copie
d’Usage of H. E. Zvi Tal, Israeli Ambassador-designate to The Bahamas.
a brief meeting held after the Minister received the Copie d’Usage,
both sides acknowledged the longstanding friendship and cordial
relations between The Bahamas. Matters of mutual interests were
Labour Minister welcomes incoming Permanent Secretary while bidding farewell to old
- Jan 22, 2021 - 11:23:08 AM
The Minister of Labour, Senator the Honourable Dion Foulkes
welcomed the Ministry of Labour’s incoming Acting Permanent Secretary,
Ms. Gina Thompson while thanking the outgoing Permanent Secretary, Mr.
Reginald Saunders for his service on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at the
Ministry’s head office located in Charlotte House on Shirley and
Minister Foulkes wished Ms.
Thompson, an outstanding and dedicated leader in the public service all
the best in her new appointment...
Bahamas Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, and ALIV, donate to MOE towards online learning
- Jan 21, 2021 - 6:50:59 PM
The Ministry of Education in conjunction with Leno Trust received more
assistance in reaching the goal of "placing a tablet in each child's
hands," Thursday, January 21, 2021 with donations of 106 tablets and
$10,000 to children with special needs, from ALIV and the Bahamas Delta
Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. Ms. Nicole Pratt,
president of the chapter, and Mr. Damian Blackburn, chief officer, ALIV,
both expressed their organizations' interest in assisting children with
special needs. Minister of Education the Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd (pictured
at podium) said education is everyone's business, and you only get out
of it what you put into it. (BIS Photos/Patrick Hanna)...
PHA-Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre confirms six COVID-19 cases
- Jan 21, 2021 - 12:30:49 PM
The Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) and Sandilands Rehabilitation
Centre (SRC) confirms that currently there are six (6) female clients at
the Geriatric Hospital who have tested positive for COVID-19.
keeping with COVID-19 Protocols and out of an abundance of caution, the
clients who tested positive have been placed in quarantine...
PM Minnis Remarks: Alternative Dispute Resolution Symposium, January 21, 2021
- Jan 21, 2021 - 12:20:42 PM
See enclosed Remarks by Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis at the Alternative Dispute Resolution Symposium, January 21, 2021.
Ladies and Gentlemen:
is my pleasure to bring opening remarks for today’s virtual symposium
hosted by the Ministry of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and
Immigration under the theme, “Alternative Dispute Resolution and The
Bahamas: Charting a New Course”...
Minister Dames Tours Bahamas Department of Correctional Services
- Jan 21, 2021 - 11:05:05 AM
Commissioner of Correctional Services Charles Murphy and his
Executive/Command Team members led Minister of National Security the
Hon. Marvin Dames, Acting Permanent Secretary and Under Secretary Cheryl
Darville, Commander of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force Commodore
Raymond King and other RBDF officers and other stakeholders, on a tour
of a number of the capital development projects, at the Bahamas
Department of Correctional Services (BDOCS), on January 14, 2021. Among
the works currently being undertaken there included upgrades to the
Maximum and Medium Security Wings...
Changes announced to Sunday business hours, outdoor dining, and weddings and funerals
- Jan 21, 2021 - 8:32:25 AM
The Office of the Prime Minister wishes to advise that beginning Sunday,
24 January 2021 pharmacies, gas stations and laundromats will now be
permitted to operate between the hours of 6am and 9pm, on the islands of
New Providence and Abaco.
Outdoor dining at restaurants will also be permitted on Sundays between 6am and 9pm, on New Providence and Abaco.
immediately, for the islands of New Providence, Abaco, mainland
Eleuthera and mainland Exuma funeral services may now have a maximum of
Gender & Family Head urges NGOs to get compliant in order to access greater funding
- Jan 20, 2021 - 5:18:17 PM
The Director of the Department of Gender and Family Affairs in the
Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development, Dr. Jacinta Higgs, is
urging those Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in The Bahamas that
haven’t already done so, to complete the process towards being
registered as Non-Profit Organizations in order to position themselves
to be better able to receive grant funding at the national, regional and
The invitation is also extended to Faith-Based Organizations (FBOs) and Community-Based Organizations (CBOs).
The call comes on the heels of a collaboration involving officials from the Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development...
Gender and Family Affairs launches Online Family Safety Survey
- Jan 20, 2021 - 8:00:53 AM
The Department of Gender and Family Affairs, Ministry of Social Services
and Urban Development, has launched an online survey entitled: 'Family
Safety Survey - COVID-19 Bahamas,' in line with the department’s
objectives of “keeping our families safe.”
The availability of
the survey is also a part of the technological reform underway at the
Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development.
Dr. Jacinta Higgs, the Director of the Department of Gender and Family Affairs, said the survey...
Statement by Minister of Social Services & Urban Development, Frankie Campbell
- Jan 19, 2021 - 6:42:51 PM
Last evening, I was alerted to a video that is in circulation purporting
to be children being abused at one of our Children’s Homes. As a matter
of fact, it was suggested that it was the Children’s Emergency Hostel.
As a result of that, I caused some preliminary inquiries to be done and
those inquiries suggested to me that it was necessary to launch a full
investigation and so that investigation commenced this morning. I want
to make it clear, that in no way, form, or fashion, do we support any
form of abuse and/or violence against children and/or adults – be they
girls, boys, men and/or women.
As the Minister responsible for the eight Children’s Homes, with
approximately 150 children throughout the Commonwealth of The Bahamas...
Registration of NGOs opens door to greater funding opportunities
- Jan 19, 2021 - 2:20:40 PM
Officials at the Department of Gender and Family Affairs, Ministry
of Social Services and Urban Development, have partnered with
counterparts at the Office of the Attorney General to register almost
600 Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) throughout the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas as Non-Profit Organizations.
collaboration resulted in the successful registration/approval of 580 of
the 900 NGOs, Faith-Based Organizations (FBOs) and Community-Based
Organizations (CBOs) that made application. The process is ongoing...
Campbell: ‘No stones to be left unturned’ during investigation
- Jan 19, 2021 - 1:30:27 PM
Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie A.
Campbell, Tuesday assured members of the Bahamian public that no stones
will be left unturned during the investigation into alleged child abuse
at one of the country’s eight Children’s Homes.
Minister Campbell said an initial inquiry was launched by the National Child Protection Council.
investigation into this matter will go wherever it has to go to ensure
that it is clearly understood that we will not accept any kind of abuse
towards our children,” Minister Campbell said...
House of Assembly Select Committee on Natural Resources
- Jan 19, 2021 - 11:45:32 AM
The House of Assembly’s Select Committee on Natural Resources makes its first Site Visit, January 19, 2021 in North Andros.
Committee Members expected to make the trip include: Michael A.
Foulkes, MP, Chairman, Shonel Ferguson, MP, Picewell Forbes, MP, Vaughn
Miller, MP, Reece Chipman, MP, Shanendon Cartwright, MP, Carlton Bowleg,
MP (Area Representative and Committee Guest) and Rashad Flowers, Asst.
Clerk, House of Assembly...
BAMSI Shark Research Experience
- Jan 19, 2021 - 10:50:12 AM
An exciting new collaboration has developed between the Bahamas
Agriculture and Marine Science Institute (BAMSI) and non-profit Saving
Andros Island is a hidden gem in the Bahamas Archipelago with
expansive marine ecosystems, including mosaics of mangrove-fringed
creeks, vast sand flats scattered with seagrass beds, and the third
largest fringing coral reef in the world that connects these nearshore
habitats to the deep pelagic zone known as the tongue of the ocean.
However, despite hosting nearly pristine habitats, almost nothing is
known about the sharks and rays that occupy its waters.
Throughout the past two weeks, students and faculty
from BAMSI joined researchers from Saving the Blue to conduct scientific
Public Notice: PMH Morgue resumes full services
- Jan 19, 2021 - 10:04:13 AM
The Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) has resumed its full operation at
the PMH Rand Lab (Morgue), from Monday - Friday 8am-4pm, inclusive of
autopsy and identification services.
Hospital Management would
like to thank the public for its understanding and patience during the
temporary suspension of autopsy and identification services last week...