||Last Updated: Jul 20, 2018 - 8:08:44 PM
The Governor General attends Toastmasters Club 1600 installation of Executive Officers
- Jul 20, 2018 - 12:21:33 PM
The first Bahamas branch of Toastmasters International Club 1600 held the Annual Installation of Executive Officers ceremony in the Ballroom of Government House on Thursday, July 19, 2018 under the patronage of Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling. The Governor General is pictured pinning the lapel of new President of Toastmasters Club 1600, Osbourn Moxey.
Shania Roberts wins Independence Recording Artists Search Competition
- Jul 20, 2018 - 10:29:55 AM
Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Lanisha Rolle and
Director of Culture Rowena Sutherland joined the 45th National
Independence Committee in celebrating Shania Roberts becoming the first
winner of the National Independence Recording Artists Search
Competition, on July 19, 2018, having been chosen from about 80
participants and six finalists...
Prime Minister Minnis Returns Home from the UN
- Jul 19, 2018 - 4:40:03 PM
Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis and his delegation
returned home today from the United Nations Political Forum on
Sustainable Development in New York City, where he made an official
presentation on July 18. The Prime Minister is pictured centre, upon
arrival at LPIA. Chatting with him is Minister of Foreign Affairs, the
Hon. Darren Henfield.
(BIS Photo/Yontalay Bowe)...
NEMA accepts emergency kits from Fidelity Bank
- Jul 19, 2018 - 4:22:26 PM
The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, received about 300
Emergency Kits from Fidelity Bank Bahamas Limited during a presentation
at NEMA on Gladstone Road on Wednesday, July 18, 2018. Fidelity deemed
the gesture part of its corporate responsibility to assist the
vulnerable throughout the communities. Director of NEMA, Captain Stephen
Russell, who accepted the kits, applauded Fidelity for its donation,
which he viewed as quite timely, as the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season
had already begun...
Minister of Works, the Hon. Desmond Bannister Communication on damaged light poles
- Jul 19, 2018 - 2:44:36 PM
Communication By The Hon. Thomas Desmond Bannister Member Of
Parliament (Carmichael) & Minister Of Public Works Concerning On
Light Poles Damaged By Careless Drivers 18th July, 2018:
Speaker, I wish to issue this short communication on the damage that we
have caused to light poles in recent times as a result of careless
The Airport Gateway was constructed at considerable cost
to the Bahamian people. It provides a wonderful welcome to this island,
and enhances our ability to travel to the airport and western New
Message of Condolence to the Family of the Late Maxwell Turner
- Jul 19, 2018 - 1:30:48 PM
The Ministry and Department of Labour send condolences to the family of the late Maxwell Turner.
Turner served as the first General Secretary of the BPSU along with Sir
Clement Maynard, founding President, and his two Assistants, the Hon.
Janet Bostwick and Dame Joan Sawyer. We pray that God will comfort his
wife, Gwendolyn Turner, and the entire Turner family during this
Minister Pintard to tour Bamsi and meet local farmers
- Jul 19, 2018 - 1:12:47 PM
Minister of Agriculture & Marine Resources, the Hon. Michael Pintard
will visit the North Andros operations of the Bahamas Agriculture &
Marine Science Institute, BAMSI, on Thursday, 19THJuly 2018. This will
be Minister Pintard’s first visit to the BAMSI as its Minister.
Accompanying Minister Pintard will be senior Ministry officials as well
as the executive management team of BAMSI and members of BAMSI’s Board
of Directors. Minister Pintard will address the approximately 140 staff
members. “Over the next four years our Ministry in conjunction with our
stakeholders in Agriculture and Marine Resources will increase our
level of production and reduce our food and non-food import bill. This
administration is determined to complete a strategic plan for BAMSI,
complete the construction of the facilities and fully integrate it into
the Ministry’s plan of action...
Prime Minister Minnis, bilateral meeting with Singapore officials
- Jul 19, 2018 - 11:59:48 AM
Bahamas Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis had a bilateral
meeting at United Nations Headquarters in New York, July 18, 2018 with
head of Singapore’s delegation to the UN on matters that arose at a
previous meeting with the Prime Minister of Singapore on proposed
digital transformation of The Bahamas. The Prime Minister is pictured in
discussion, at left, next to H.E. Sheila Carey, Permanent
Representative of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas to the United Nations,
and Viana Gardiner, Chief Operating Officer, Prime Minister's Delivery
Unit. Next to Prime Minister Minnis are, from left, Singapore's
Minister of Environment and Water Resources Masagos Zulkifli; Permanent
Secretary, Environment and Water Resources Albert Chua; and Permanent
Representative to the United Nations Burhan Gafoor. In second photo,
Prime Minister Minnis shakes hands with Mr. Zulkifli.
Senator Forbes-Smith stresses National Heroes at 45th Anniversary Miami church service
- Jul 19, 2018 - 11:06:38 AM
In celebration of the 45th Anniversary of Bahamas Independence,
President of the Senate, the Hon. Katherine Forbes-Smith, urged current
and future generations of Bahamians to take note of the National Heroes
who have been singled out for their efforts, and whose contributions
paved the way for much of what now exists.
The Ecumenical Service was held at St. Agnes Episcopal Church, Miami, Florida on Sunday, July 15, 2018.
PM Touts Over-the-Hill Project at UN Sustainable Development Forum
- Jul 19, 2018 - 10:05:42 AM
Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert A. Minnis addressed the United
Nations High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, July 18,
2018 indicating that his Government’s Over-the-Hill Community
Development Partnership Initiative is on track towards achieving
sustainable development goals.
He addressed, specifically, the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)
with respect to Transformation towards Sustainable and Resilient
Societies at the UN headquarters in New York City.
OAS condemns violence in Nicaragua calls on government to agree to electoral calendar
- Jul 19, 2018 - 9:59:47 AM
The Organization of American States (OAS) today condemned the acts of
violence in Nicaragua, called on all parts to participate “actively and
in good faith” in the National Dialogue and urged the Government “to
support an electoral calendar,” in a resolution approved by the
Permanent Council with 21 votes in favor.
specifically condemns “the attacks on clergy, the harassment of Roman
Catholic bishops engaged in the National Dialogue process, the acts of
violence at the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua (UNAN), the
headquarters of CARITAS, and other peaceful protesters.”
Ministry of Transport and Local Government on Jet Ski Stabbing
- Jul 18, 2018 - 12:39:08 PM
The Ministry of Transport and Local Government wishes to provide details
into the stabbing incident that involved jet ski operators off Rose
Island on 10th July, 2018. Video footage from this incident was widely
circulated on social media.
The Acting Port Controller hereby
advises the public that Rose Island is not an area that is regulated by
the Port Department for commercial activities under the Commercial
Recreational Watercraft Act...
Ministry of Works conducting road paving
- Jul 18, 2018 - 11:56:28 AM
Please be advised that the Ministry of Public Works/Bahamix is
conducting Road Paving works on Madeira Street & Sixth Terrace from
Mackey Street to Collins Avenue, Friday, July 13, 2018 to Tuesday, July
31, 2018 between the hours of 6:30 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
kindly requests that all vehicles parked on the edge or side of the
streets be removed immediately to allow smooth operation of the paving
Prominent S Florida newspaperman honored at Bahamas Independence Ecumenical Service
- Jul 17, 2018 - 8:05:18 PM
Notable Bahamians within the South Florida diaspora including prominent
South Florida newspaperman, Garth Reeves, were honored on Sunday during
an Ecumenical Service celebrating the 45th year of Independence for The
Bahamas, under the theme, “Celebrate Bahamas, We’ve Come This Far by
At the service held at the historical St. Agnes Anglican Church in Overtown, Miami, Florida...
PM to address UN Economic & Social Council forum on Sustainable Development
- Jul 17, 2018 - 7:00:44 PM
Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis left the country on Tuesday,
July 17, 2018 for New York to address the United Nations High Level
Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), under the auspices of
the Economic and Social Council.
During the Ministerial sessions
on Wednesday, the Prime Minister intends to reaffirm The Bahamas’
commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and in this regard
will refer to the work being done through the Over-the-Hill Development
2nd Batch of the CARICOM Disaster Relief Unit being trained in Barbados
- Jul 16, 2018 - 5:46:56 PM
The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency Coordinating Unit
(CDEMA CU) and the Regional Security System Headquarters (RSS HQ)
convened a second training workshop of the CARICOM Disaster Relief Unit
(CDRU) to serve the region during the period August 2018 to July 2019.
The training workshop is taking place from July 16 – 20, 2018, at the
Frank Walcott Labour College in St. Phillip, Barbados with funding
support from the United States Government through the US Southern
A first batch consisting 33 members of the CDRU was
trained in Antigua and Barbuda earlier this year in May, taking into
account a range of recommendations from the After Action Review
conducted on the Hurricanes of September last year...
Commonwealth mission to observe elections in Pakistan
- Jul 16, 2018 - 2:58:35 PM
The Secretary-General will deploy a Commonwealth group to observe the
forthcoming general elections in Pakistan, scheduled for 25 July.
by Nigeria’s former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar, the
Commonwealth Observer Group comprises eminent persons drawn from across
the regions of the Commonwealth, with distinguished backgrounds in law,
election administration, diplomacy, human rights, civil society,
politics and media, among others.
The mandate of the Group is to consider the factors that affect the
credibility of the electoral process as a whole. Members will form...
54 of 744 signing on with Bahamas Dept of Correctional Services
- Jul 16, 2018 - 2:13:26 PM
From a group of some 744 applicants, The Bahamas Department of
Correctional Services (BDCS) held its Signing On Ceremony for 55 persons
in their "A" Squad 2018 at the Correctional Training Institute on the
BDCS Compound, on July 9, 2018. Acting Commissioner of Correctional
Services Mrs. Bernadette Murray and Deputy Commissioner and Training
Advisory Board Chairman Mr. Doan Cleare brought remarks...
US Embassy’s Charge D’Affaires makes call on Labour Minister
- Jul 16, 2018 - 1:43:58 PM
The United States Embassy’s Charge D’Affaires, Ms. Stephanie Bowers
recently paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Labour, Senator the
Honourable Dion A. Foulkes at his office on Shirley and Charlotte
Streets. Ms. Bowers was accompanied by the Political/Economic Officer in
the U.S. Embassy, Mr. Douglas Sun.
Minister Foulkes and Ms.
Bowers discussed a wide range of topics including job creation,
training, touristic developments, trade and commerce...