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The Advisory Committee for National Honours invites Nominations
- Feb 22, 2019 - 2:31:07 PM
The Advisory Committee for National Honours held a press conference
Thursday, February 21, 2019 to invite nominations from the general
public of persons fit to be conferred with an award under the National
Honours Act 2016 and Regulations.
Chairman of the committee Mr. Mark Humes said the established Societies of Honour under Section 5 of the Act are as follows:
(a) the Order of National Hero;
(b) the Order of Nation;
(c) the Order of the Bahamas...
Tony Macaroni's Conch Experience makes Top 10 Best Caribbean Beach Bar List
- Feb 22, 2019 - 2:09:36 PM
"Nothing says 'vacation' quite like sipping a tropical cocktail while digging your toes in the sand. The Caribbean could be called the beach bar capital of the world with countless places to sip the day away." USA Today asked a panel of Caribbean travel experts to nominate their favorites, and gave the public time to put in their vote.
The official announcement was made Friday, February 22...
The Bahamas to Host CHTA 2020
- Feb 22, 2019 - 12:40:21 PM
The Bahamas will host the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA)
Marketplace at Baha Mar, January 21-23, 2020: the announcement was made
at a press conference on Thursday at Baha Mar Convention. Attendees at
CHTA Marketplace can meet buyers and tour operators from around the
world. Pictured at the press conference from left: Fred Lounsberry,
Nassau/Paradise Island Promotion Board (NPIPB); Braedan Quigley, Baha
Mar, Grand Hyatt; Matt Cooper, CHTA; Graeme Davis, President, Baha Mar;
Carlton Russell, CHTA President; Joy Jibrilu, Director General, Ministry
of Tourism & Aviation; the Hon. Dionisio D’Aguilar, Minister,
Ministry of Tourism & Aviation...
St. Lucia's Prime Minister 40th Independence Anniversary Address
- Feb 22, 2019 - 12:06:46 PM
Today is a day of celebration. It is also a day for earnest reflection.
of us old enough to remember when we attained Independence in 1979,
will also know the occasion was not without its challenges.
this day we can all look back with pride, keeping in mind our Founding
Fathers who dared to dream of an Independent Saint Lucia...
Repatriation Exercise resumes: 112 persons return to Port-Au-Prince
- Feb 22, 2019 - 10:32:29 AM
On February 22nd 2019, The Department of Immigration resume all
repatriation activities to Port-Au-Prince, Haiti with a total of (112)
Haitian nationals escorted by a team of joint Law Enforcement Officers
onboard a Bahamasair chartered flight.
convoy left the Carmichael Road Detention Center at 6:30AM en route to
Lynden Pindling International Airport by Immigration Officials and
Officers of The Royal Bahamas Police Force...
Ministry of Finance response to Moody’s Bahamas Credit Opinion of February 2019
- Feb 21, 2019 - 10:00:57 PM
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance K. Peter Turnquest noted
that he is encouraged by the February 2019 credit opinion published by
Moody’s, which reclassified The Bahamas’ outlook from ‘Negative’ to
‘Stable’. He indicated that the evaluation represents an “independent
and impartial assessment of the country’s progress on what had been a
dire and untenable fiscal situation”.
“The recent results are
encouraging as they underscore that the strategies employed by this
government to stabilize the fiscal situation and strengthen the economic
fundamentals are bearing out...
Students told to consider careers in technical & vocational areas
- Feb 21, 2019 - 8:00:36 PM
Education Minister, the Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd underscored the need for The
Bahamas, the Ministry of Education in particular, to focus on Technical
Vocational Education as the country suffers from a “serious” shortage of
skills in these “critical” disciplines.
Minister Lloyd addressed
'Technical Vocational and Educational Training (TVET) Day' at Bahamas
Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI), Old Trail Road, Thursday,
February 21, 2019. Students from BTVI and high schools, teachers,
administrators and parents participated in the day’s activities
Grand Bahama residents urged to take advantage of the opportunities
- Feb 21, 2019 - 7:30:00 PM
Grand Bahama’s economic season is changing, said Minister of State for
Grand Bahama in the Office of the Prime Minister, Senator the Hon. J.
Kwasi Thompson, on Thursday, February 21 at the official opening of the
Grand Bahama Business Outlook.
The 21st annual Grand Bahama
Business Outlook 2019 is being held under the theme, “Connecting
Resources, Maximizing Opportunities, Transforming Grand Bahama” at the
Grand Lucayan Convention Centre...
Gender and Family Affairs/Generali enter into PPP
- Feb 21, 2019 - 6:00:16 PM
Senior officials of Generali Global Health Services (GGHS), Wednesday
(February 20) entered into a public, private partnership (PPP) with the
Department of Gender and Family Affairs that will result in four of the
team members of the Department attending the Commission on the Status of
Women (CSW) Meeting scheduled for March 9-22 (2019) at the United
Nations in New York, USA.
Minister or Social Services and Urban
Development, the Hon. Frankie A. Campbell, said the partnership is part
of the Ministry’s plan to build greater capacity amongst staff of the
ministry and its Departments and Divisions at the national, regional and
Bahamas Signs $12 Million Bilateral Agreement With China for Economic and Technical Cooperation
- Feb 21, 2019 - 5:39:52 PM
The Government of The Bahamas, via the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has
signed a $12 million bilateral agreement with the Government of the
People’s Republic of China. The Signing Ceremony took place on
Thursday, February 21, 2019 at the Ministry, and is a commitment from
China to provide funds for development projects in the country.
of Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Darren Henfield thanked the Chinese
Government for their commitment and said that the funds would be used
for upgrades to the National Stadium and other Bahamian development
WSC’s Nationwide Collections Efforts
- Feb 21, 2019 - 5:15:46 PM
The Water and Sewerage Corporation has embarked on a nationwide
collections campaign in an effort to improve collections and address the
long standing practice of allowing customers to have balances carried
over for the next billing period without concern about their accounts
The Corporation continues to exercise
sensitivity to those who are actively trying to pay their bills and keep
their accounts current. However, there are those who continue to allow
an accumulation of their accounts and fail to honor Financial
Agreements. Customers who struggle to pay...
Ministry of Public Works Hotline number correction
- Feb 21, 2019 - 4:30:13 PM
Please be advised that the incorrect Ministry of Public Works Hotline was given in Parliament yesterday.
Kindly note that the correct Hotline number is 376-0936 and NOT 376-0939.
We apologize for any inconvenience caused...
First National Technical College Fair exposes students to career options
- Feb 21, 2019 - 3:30:45 PM
The inaugural Bahamas National Technical College Fair is the beginning
of a new approach to this field of study that the Ministry of Education
believes will assist with its vision to equip and empower students for
life after high school.
Keyshan Bastian, Assistant Director of
Education, said attempts are being made to dispel the myth that career
and technical education is for students who “cannot”.
“There’s an academic component of technical education as well as a hands on component; we want persons to understand that...
Access Accelerator confirms it is on the right track following visit to Jamaica
- Feb 21, 2019 - 2:43:08 PM
A team from the Access Accelerator Small Business Development
Centre (SBDC) visited Jamaica from February 10th-13th, 2019. Courtesy of
the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the trip was designed for
seniors leaders of the SBDC to meet with organisations assisting and
promoting entrepreneurship in small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs)
within that country...
Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Praised 'Stars' Who Kept Hugh Campbell Tournament Alive
- Feb 21, 2019 - 2:03:51 PM
Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the
Hon. Lanisha T. Rolle welcomed the 28 teams, parents and stakeholders,
at the opening ceremony of the 2019 Hugh Campbell Basketball Tournament,
on February 18, 2019, pointing out that it was opportunity to celebrate
the "stars" of high school basketball. "This is the 37th year, and, in
this regard, I wish to commend the discipline of the organizers of this
event for the past 37 years," she said, during her Declaration of Games
address. "To the wisdom of the Ministry of Education, the A. F.
Adderley School, the Department of Sports...
CDU Cyber Crime Officer Briefs Education Administrators at Their Professional Development Workshop
- Feb 21, 2019 - 1:05:29 PM
The Northern New Providence District of the Department of Education
hosted its first Administrators Professional Development Workshop,
Wednesday, at Grace Community Church.
District Education Officer, said the workshop was designed to enhance
the professional leadership skills for district administrators and to
address concerns that they are challenged with in managing and
supervising their schools...
LPIA Sees 3.7M Passengers In 2018, Up 11% Overall Airport Expected To Maintain Traffic Levels In 2019
- Feb 20, 2019 - 7:30:05 PM
Today, Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) released its CY2018
passenger figures, revealing a significant jump in traffic at Lynden
Pindling International Airport (LPIA). Last year, the airport served 3.7
million (3,693,146) passengers, an increase of 11% over calendar year
(CY) 2017. This is the highest year-over-year increase and the largest
number of passengers recorded since 2007...
Suspected Measles Case in Nassau, Bahamas
- Feb 20, 2019 - 6:50:38 PM
The Ministry of Health is advising of an ongoing investigation by the
public health team into a suspected case of measles in a four (4) year
old child visiting The Bahamas.
On 18th February, 2019 the
Ministry was notified of a child which presented to a private health
care facility in New Providence with fever, red eyes, coryza and rash...
PM: Both Freeport and Nassau will benefit from new cruise ports
- Feb 20, 2019 - 5:15:18 PM
Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis said the argument made by
critics that the revival of Freeport and Grand Bahama is bad news for
Nassau “makes absolutely no economic sense” and is “devoid of facts.”
is so much room for growth in tourism in general, including cruise ship
tourism, that both Freeport and Nassau will greatly benefit from new
ports, said Prime Minister Minnis, who was speaking on Wednesday,
February 20 at the groundbreaking of Colonial Group International’s new
headquarters in Freeport...
PM Minnis: ‘The revival of Grand Bahama has begun’
- Feb 20, 2019 - 2:19:36 PM
“After so many long decades of downturn and economic stagnation, the
revival of Grand Bahama has begun,” said Prime Minister, the Most Hon.
Dr. Hubert Minnis.
The Prime Minister’s remarks came during
groundbreaking ceremonies, February 20, 2019 for a new Colonial Group
International office complex in Grand Bahama...