PM Minnis tours Grand Bahama’s ‘Goombay Land’ ahead of Official Re-Opening
- May 22, 2018 - 3:30:22 PM
During his monthly visit to Grand Bahama on Friday, May 18, Prime
Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis, toured the family-owned ‘Goombay
Twenty-one years following the closing of the
property, which originally opened in 1989 by Reginald, also known as
“Mr. Reg,” and Denyse Albury, the family oriented business has scheduled
a re-dedication and grand opening for June 2018...
Medal Presentation for Family Island Nominees of 'Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year'
- May 22, 2018 - 2:09:58 PM
The Governor General, Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, centre,
hosted a medal presentation ceremony for Family Island Nominees of the
'Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year' at Government House on
Friday evening, May 18, 2018. The students are pictured proudly
displaying their medals and trophies. At centre-right is Dr. Ricardo
Deveaux, president and CEO of the Bahamas Primary School Student of the
(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...
AG Bethel addresses financial services industry officials on Register of Beneficial Ownership Bill
- May 22, 2018 - 1:13:31 PM
The recent introduction of the Register of Beneficial Ownership Bill,
2018 in the House of Assembly, provided the Government of The Bahamas
with an opportunity to take a proactive stance against certain global
initiatives the country is currently facing with regards to the
financial services industry.
And also signaled “the urgency for
the Administration to have a meaningful consultation on this issue” with
members of the local industry...
Minister Lloyd to request Increased funding for BTVI
- May 22, 2018 - 1:01:38 PM
Minister of Education, the Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd declared that we need the
best and brightest in technical and vocational fields as he delivered
keynote remarks at the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute’s
(BTVI) Commencement Ceremony at Melia Nassau Beach on Friday, May 18,
With the increased demand for technical and vocational
graduates not yet being met through BTVI, and in light of the country’s
insistent need for more persons with those skills, Minister Lloyd stated
that his Ministry is requesting increased government funding for BTVI...
Cabinet Office: Whit Monday Holiday
- May 20, 2018 - 6:12:54 PM
The Cabinet Office wishes to advise the general public that Monday,
21st May, 2018 will be observed as Whit Monday. As a result, stores
wishing to do so may open for business on this holiday during normal
Employers are to note, however, that
employees who are normally not required to work on holidays, must be
paid wages in accordance with section 10 (a) of the Employment Act...
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Press Release - Airplane Crash, Cuba
- May 19, 2018 - 9:00:25 PM
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is following the news about the airplane
crash in Cuba, where it was reported that some 100 persons have died
and three have survived. Contact has been made with The Bahamas Embassy
in Havana and there are no known Bahamian casualties. If this changes
the Ministry will advise the general public as soon as possible...
Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Shooting at Santa Fe High School, Texas
- May 18, 2018 - 10:17:39 PM
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is following the news of the shooting
incident at the Santa Fe High School in Galveston County, Texas, just
outside of Houston. Contact has been made The Bahamas Honorary Consul
in Houston, Texas, Mr. Lynden Rose, who is following the matter closely
and is in touch with the authorities in Texas. There have been at least
8 confirmed dead and many more with injuries. At this time there are
no known foreign casualties, including Bahamian nationals...
Tourism's Parliamentary Secretary Travis Robinson welcomed US Travel Agents to The Bahamas
- May 18, 2018 - 8:09:34 PM
Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry
of Tourism Travis Robinson (centre) welcomed to The Bahamas a group of
from Atlanta, Georgia, and New York City, along with Sandals Royal
Bahamian and Ministry of Tourism sales and marketing teams. The group
had dinner at Sandals Royal Bahamian, May 16, 2018. At far right is
Sandals Royal Bahamas General Manger Jackson Weech.
New Providence Nominees for 'Primary School Student of the Year' Awarded Medals
- May 18, 2018 - 7:30:41 PM
New Providence Nominees for
'Primary School Student of the Year' were awarded medals at a special
ceremony at Government House on Thursday, May 17, 2018. Governor
General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, (pictured standing
centre) presented the medals to the promising youngsters, who are
photographed seated during the ceremony in the Ballroom, and standing in
front of Government House with the Governor General and members of the
Primary School Student of the Year Foundation...
Ministry of Labour appointments
- May 18, 2018 - 5:21:26 PM
The Ministry of Labour has announced that effective May 1, 2018 the
former Director of Labour, Mr. Robert Anthony Farquharson, has been
re-classified as Executive Manager at the Ministry of Labour.
Further, Mr. John Pinder is appointed to act as Director of Labour, effective May 1, 2018....
Prime Minister announced National Endowment Fund to preserve culture and heritage
- May 18, 2018 - 4:58:34 PM
Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis announced the
establishment of a National Endowment Fund to help preserve the heritage
and culture of The Bahamas, among other things.
He made the
statement as he delivered the Keynote Address at the Official Opening of
the $3 million Franklyn R. Wilson Graduate Centre at the University of
The Bahamas on Thursday, May 17, 2018...
Maritime Week Celebrated with Church Service
- May 18, 2018 - 4:20:57 PM
Minster of Transport and Local Government, the Hon. Frankie Campbell,
centre, took a photo with cadets of LJM Maritime Academy following the
recent church service at St. Matthew's Church, celebrating Maritime
(Photo/sMinistry of Transport)...
DPM urges technical students to hold onto their dreams
- May 18, 2018 - 3:39:14 PM
Hold onto your dreams, invest in yourself and take risks, were the
encouraging words from Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance,
the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest during ‘Technical Education Awareness Week’
of Total Education Center on Thursday, May 17, 2018.
Prime Minister noted that he has fond memories of Hawksbill, where the
school is located, and added, “I know what it means to work hard, to
watch people struggle, to watch people who really don’t have much but
hope, who try to put together to support their children and those
children, striving to do better...
UB key to national development, PM says as he opens Franklyn R. Wilson Graduate Centre
- May 18, 2018 - 12:50:43 PM
Delivering the Keynote Address at the Official Opening of the Franklyn
R. Wilson Graduate Centre at the University of The Bahamas, Prime
Minister Dr. the Hon Hubert A. Minnis said that the growth of the
institution is essential to national development.
Named after the
one of the university’s biggest contributors, Sir Franklyn Wilson, the
state-of-the-art centre was constructed at a cost of $3 million – one
million each from Sir Franklyn Wilson and Sharon, Lady Wilson, the
Government of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, and the Royal Bank of
FTRA to meet country’s deficiencies regarding FATF recommendations
- May 17, 2018 - 4:38:36 PM
The Bahamas’ Financial Transactions Reporting Act, 2018 (FTRA), will
meet all of the deficiencies that were identified in respect to the
country’s compliance with the recommendations of the Financial Action
Task Force (FATF), Attorney-General and Minister of Legal Affairs,
Senator the Hon. Carl W. Bethel, QC, said Wednesday.
stakeholder meeting with industry regulators and members of the Bahamas
Bar Association, Attorney-General Bethel said the Act will, in a broad
Labour Department Held Compliance and Procedure Seminar for Trade Union Leaders
- May 17, 2018 - 4:12:16 PM
The Regulatory and Compliance Unit of the Department of Labour, in
the Ministry of Labour, hosted a one-day seminar for persons enrolled in
Trade Unions on
Thursday, May 17, 2018
at The Bahamas Communications and
Public Officers Union (BCPOU) building. Trade union leaders in the
country received important information on compliance and procedure as it
relates to the proper functioning of trade unions. Topics addressed
included trade union elections, industrial agreement submissions, annual
returns, the constitution and compliance...
Prison Fellowship Bahamas Holds Graduation Service
- May 17, 2018 - 3:55:40 PM
To the theme, 'Life is a Journey, You Can Make It,' Prison Fellowship
Bahamas held a graduation service at the Department of Corrections on
Thursday for 73 inmates who were affirmed with the benefits of education
and good discipline habits to assist them in becoming industrious,
better citizens of The Bahamas. Prison Fellowship Bahamas assists the
Department of Corrections with reformation and rehabilitation
DPM Turnquest views the Art of Nettica Symonette at the Central Bank, on Her Birthday
- May 17, 2018 - 2:33:05 PM
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. Peter Turnquest
visited the art exhibition of Bahamian hospitality and cultural icon,
Nettie Symonette at the Central Bank of The Bahamas on Wednesday, May
16, her birthday. Mr. Turnquest is pictured viewing the 'intuitive'
works and enjoying Nettie's special moment on her special day. The
Central Bank introduced her artworks with these words: "The Central Bank
of the Bahamas Art Gallery is proud to present a retrospective
exhibition of artworks by Nettica 'Nettie' Symonette, on her birthday...