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PM says new CEB will help to ‘liberalize’ Bahamian economy; courts overseas Bahamian investors on trip to U.S. Capital
- Dec 17, 2017 - 12:15:11 AM
The recently passed Commercial Enterprise Bill (CEB) will help to
liberalize the Bahamian economy, Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert
Minnis said Saturday.
(The Bill was passed in the House of Assembly on November 22, 2017 and in the Senate on December 4, 2017.)
a reception for Bahamians and Friends of The Bahamas residing in
Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia and Maryland, including Baltimore,
Prime Minister Minnis encouraged the attendees...
Government’s economic agenda will move economy on a ‘more dynamic and sustainable’ path - PM Minnis
- Dec 17, 2017 - 12:04:32 AM
The Government of The Bahamas has undertaken a programme of long-term
economic growth in order to reduce unemployment and to move the
country’s economy along a path of “more dynamic and sustainable growth,”
Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis said Saturday.
Prime Minister’s pronouncement at a Bahamas Reception in Washington,
D.C., (Saturday, December 16, 2017) comes on the heels of The Bahamas
maintaining a stable outlook from the international credit rating agency
Standard & Poor (S&P) during its most recent assessment of The
H.E. Sidney Collie Delivers Maiden address to Organization of American States
- Dec 15, 2017 - 10:53:30 PM
H.E. Sidney Collie, Ambassador of The Bahamas to the United States of
America and Permanent Representative of The Bahamas to the Organization
of American States (OAS), delivered his maiden address to the Permanent
Council of the OAS on 13 December 2017.
In his remarks to the
Organization, Ambassador Collie affirmed The Bahamas commitment to
“multilateralism and to active engagement with the OAS to address
matters of mutual interest for sustainable development, enhanced citizen
security, protection of human rights and preservation of democracy....
Agriculture Minister conducts site inspections and holds meetings on Grand Bahama
- Dec 15, 2017 - 3:45:28 PM
Agriculture and Marine Resources Minister, the Hon. Renward Wells on,
December 14, paid a courtesy call on Minister of State in the Office of
the Prime Minister, Grand Bahama, Senator the Hon. J. Kwasi Thompson.
During the visit, Minister Thompson officially welcomed Minister Wells
to Grand Bahama. The visiting Minister explained the purpose of his
visit was to conduct site inspections and hold preliminary meetings with
the Agriculture Ministry/BAIC offices and stakeholders in Freeport...
Youth Minister Tours Grand Bahama's BTVI Campus
- Dec 15, 2017 - 3:44:07 PM
Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, the Hon. Michael Pintard, on
Thursday, December 14, toured Grand Bahama’s campus of Bahamas Technical
and Vocational Institute (BTVI).
Accompanied by Youth
Coordinator, Carla Brown-Roker, the Minister was able to not only tour
the facility and see students of the Fresh Start Programme participating
in various subject areas, but he had the opportunity to say a few words
of encouragement with respect to each discipline.
Campbell Shipping Recognized By The International Maritime Organization
- Dec 15, 2017 - 3:36:36 PM
The Hon. Frankie Campbell, Minister of Transport and Local Government,
presented the International Maritime Organization (IMO) special
recognition award to Campbell Shipping Company Limited (“Campbell”),
December 14, 2017 at the Ministry’s offices.
The award was
received by Captain Rajesh Dhadwal, Managing Director/CEO of Campbell
Shipping, on behalf of the entire Campbell team of over 400 people on
board and ashore.
Junkanoo, just Around the Corner
- Dec 15, 2017 - 3:30:56 PM
With Junkanoo just around the corner, craftsmen
are focused on cutting and pasting to create costumes, new fangled or
old fashioned -- as were these young students of L. W. Young Junior High
School yesterday, using their own brand of styling for the holiday
(BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna)...
Steering Committee to make recommendations for GB Tech Hub
- Dec 15, 2017 - 2:37:52 PM
Minister of State for Grand Bahama,
Senator Kwasi Thompson’s passion for ensuring that Grand Bahama becomes
the Tech Hub of The Bahamas was evident as he addressed members of the
official Tech Hub Steering Committee, which began a two days of
deliberations at the Grand Lucayan resort, Thursday, December 14, 2017.
After giving his prepared remarks, Minister Thompson said: “As you make
your recommendations, I want you to be specific, I do not want this to
be a report that goes on a shelf….
Bahamas Waste Management donates dumpsters to Parks Authority
- Dec 15, 2017 - 1:05:43 PM
Bahamas Waste Management donated dumpsters to the Bahamas Public Parks
& Public Beaches Authority, facilitated by Basil Collie, Deputy
Director/Financial Intelligence Unit, to help keep the area surrounding
Government House clean. The presentation was made December 14, 2017 at
Bahamas Waste's offices on Gladstone Road. Pictured on the grounds of
Bahamas Waste, from left: Sean Adderley, Managing Director, Bahamas
Public Park & Public Beaches; Francisco de Cardenas, Managing
Director Bahamas Waste; Paulette Lockhart, Purchasing Agent, Bahamas
Public Park & Public Beaches; Basil Collie, Deputy Director,
Financial Intelligence Unit and Peter Sweeting, Field Supervisor....
Commonwealth Bank Pledges $50,000 to Public Education
- Dec 15, 2017 - 12:18:50 PM
President of Commonwealth Bank Ian
Jennings, left, made the promise of $50,000 to be given to the Ministry
of Education during a press conference, December 14, 2017 at the bank's
headquarters. Shaking hands on the commitment was Minister of
Education the Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd. As a benefactor of public education
development, Commonwealth Bank has so far given more than $2 million.
(BIS Photo/Derek Smith)
BAMSI College becomes Newest Chapter Of Circle K International (CKI)
- Dec 15, 2017 - 7:30:19 AM
FOR BAMSI College, fall semester 2017 will be marked by a number of
firsts: it was the largest intake of new students to date, two associate
degree programmes – environmental science and agribusiness - were added
to the Institute’s academic portfolio, and the College became the
newest chapter of Circle K International (CKI), the collegiate arm of
For the special ceremony, senior members
of Kiwanis Bahamas and representatives from sponsoring clubs – Kiwanis
Club of Fort Montagu and Kiwanis Club of Fox Hill, East Nassau - flew to
Andros on the last Friday of November to present the certificate of
charter to the BAMSI club. Dr. Raveenia Roberts-Hanna...
Road Safety message from The Minister of Transport and Local Government
- Dec 15, 2017 - 7:05:15 AM
See enclosed Road Safety Message from the Minister Transport and Local Government, the Hon. Frankie Campbell:
As we prepare to celebrate this very special season, let’s take time to
reflect on the importance of the celebration. It’s a time of joy and
peace…a time of thanksgiving, but more importantly a time for family.
2017, we are continuing to have too many deaths on our streets and
persons injured due to unnecessary traffic accidents. Between December
1st and 3rd the country experienced 6 road facilities; one in Grand
Remarks by Minister Pintard at Rand Memorial Hospital
- Dec 14, 2017 - 7:00:58 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - Remarks by The Honourable Michael Pintard
Acting Minister Of Health; Minister Of Youth, Sports & Culture on
the occasion of the visit of Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling,
GCMG Governor General Of The Commonwealth Of The Bahamas to Rand
Memorial Hospital, GBHS Wednesday, December 13th, 2017 At 11 a.m. Rand
Adopting the established protocol, I too would
like to acknowledge the presence of our nation’s Governor General Her
Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling;
I would also wish to acknowledge
the presence of the Deputy Prime Minister, the honourable Peter
Turnquest and other fellow Cabinet Ministers and Members of Parliament.; Ladies and gentlemen; A pleasant good morning!...
Tarpum Bay Primary Students Shine at Junior Junkanoo
- Dec 14, 2017 - 7:00:37 PM
Some of the youngest Tarpum Bay Primary School students lead their
school's group during the recent 2017 Junior Junkanoo Parade. The
school, that hails from the island of Eleuthera, won the Primary School
Division. The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture – in conjunction
with the National Junkanoo Committee and title sponsor Sol Petroleum
Bahamas Ltd. – hosted the Parade at Arawak Cay. A Fun Rush Out will be
held on Saturday, December 16, 2017, on Arawak Cay, at 3 p.m.
(BIS Photo / Eric Rose)
Women’s Issues Highlighted at ‘National Women’s Week’ Forum
- Dec 14, 2017 - 6:16:01 PM
Issues which women face today including domestic violence, child abuse,
unemployment, single parenting and sexism were among the issues
discussed at a Women’s Forum put on by the Ministry of Social Services
and Urban Development.
The Forum, Monday, December 11th, 2017 at
Gary and Myrtle Curry Youth Centre, Collins Avenue, brought to a close
two weeks of events in observance of National Women’s Week 2017. The
theme was “Strong Women, Strong Families, Strong Communities.”...
Bahamas set for first visit by UN expert on violence against women
- Dec 14, 2017 - 11:47:31 AM
The United Nations Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its
causes and consequences, Dubravka Šimonović, will undertake the first
official visit of her mandate to the Bahamas from 11 to 15 December 2017
to assess how the country is working towards eliminating violence
“This visit will provide a useful opportunity to
assess the country’s commitment to combating violence against women, its
causes and consequences,
and to evaluating its legal framework and policies on gender-based violence and its implementation,” Ms. Šimonović said...
Annual Christmas Concert of the Bahamas National Youth Choir at Trinity Methodist Church
- Dec 13, 2017 - 9:52:51 PM
The Governor General, Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, centre,
attended the Annual Christmas Concert of the Bahamas National Youth
Choir on Tuesday evening, December 12, 2017 at Trinity Methodist Church,
Frederick Street. Standing next to the Governor General is Director of
the Choir, Mr. Dexter Fernander.
(BIS Photo/Raymond A. Bethel, Sr.)
Transport and Local Government Minister visits Cat Island and meets with Local Government and other officials
- Dec 13, 2017 - 8:00:57 PM
Nassau, The Bahamas - The Hon. Frankie Campbell, Minister of Transport
and Local Government, recently led a delegation of senior officers to
Cat Island where he met with Local Government practitioners and other
Accompanying the Minister were: Permanent
Secretary, Lorraine Armbrister; Director of Local Government, Cephas
Cooper; Controller of Road Traffic, Ross Smith; Port Controller, Cyril
Roker; Director of Meteorology, Trevor Basden; Post Master General
(Actg), Jennifer Johnson; and Chief Training Officer in the Department
of Local Government, Lashanta Greenslade...
GB Students Join Global Technology Initiative called “Hour of Code”
- Dec 13, 2017 - 7:10:00 PM
With Grand Bahama’s first Tech Summit only a month in the past, already,
some positive effects from the Summit are being felt among the students
On Monday, December 11, students from Sunland
Baptist Academy and Jack Hayward High School participated in what is
called “an Hour of Code,” simultaneously with children around the
globe. In fact, Sunland and Jack Hayward were pacesetters in officially
establishing Grand Bahama as part of the worldwide Program...
Governor General Makes Annual Christmas visit to Grand Bahama’s Rand Hospital
- Dec 13, 2017 - 6:12:26 PM
A message of thankfulness was shared on Wednesday, December 13, by
Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling during the 19th
Annual Governor General’s Visit to the Rand Memorial Hospital, under
the theme “Celebrating our Health Partners.”
“I am aware that the
hurricane which affected Grand Bahama, Abaco and Bimini earlier this
year has been a source of deep concern because of the resulting damage
and disruption this natural disaster brought to some. Notwithstanding
this, we must ever be thankful that no lives were lost, and that we are
enabled to press forward to recover and renew our activities and our