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Agriculture Minister Lauds Local Bahamian Company that uses Repurposed Containers for Hydroponic Farming
- Feb 26, 2021 - 9:57:02 AM
Minister of Agriculture and Marine
Resources the Hon. Michael Pintard said The Bahamas today is importing
roughly $1 billion worth of food; $650 million in terms of fresh fruits,
vegetables, flowers as well as protein and some $400 million in terms
of value added products.
explained that Eeden Farms, a local Bahamian company that is the first
of its kind to use hydroponic container farming...
Six New Family Island Administrators Sworn in
- Feb 26, 2021 - 9:01:54 AM
A swearing-in ceremony was held at Magistrate’s Court #9, February 25,
2021 for six Family Island Administrators. Chief Magistrate, JoyAnn
Ferguson-Pratt conducted the ceremony. The new Administrators are:
Millie Dawkins (Mayaguana), Bradford McKenzie (Acklins), Dale K. Gelin
(Cat Island), Kathy V. Smith (City of Freeport), Margaret Symonette
(District of Central Eleuthera) and Deborah Mosey-Rolle (Exuma). Also
in attendance was Director of Local Government, Ms. Brenda Colebrooke...
Board of Trustees launches Leadership Profile for the next President of University of The Bahamas
- Feb 25, 2021 - 11:30:02 AM
The Board of Trustees (BOT) of University of The Bahamas (UB) has
launched the recruitment phase of the search for a new president by
releasing a leadership profile for the position entitled, "The
Presidential Opportunity at University of The Bahamas".
BOT-appointed Presidential Search Committee (PSC) is mounting a national
and international search in order to attract the most qualified,
competent and suitable candidate to lead UB through the next phase of
Prime Minister Minnis - Mid-Year Budget Statement 2020-21
- Feb 24, 2021 - 4:05:45 PM
See enclosed Mid-Year Budget Statement by Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis in the House of Assembly today:
It is my privilege to present to
this honourable house the 2020/21 Mid-Year Budget Statement, as required
by the Financial Administration and Audit Act, 2010 and the Fiscal
Responsibility Act, 2018...
Public Notice: Unauthorized Entry - Crown Land and Government Land
- Feb 24, 2021 - 2:24:49 PM
The General Public is hereby advised that any unauthorized entry on any
Government or Crown Lands throughout the Commonwealth of The Bahamas for
the purposes of mining, clearing vegetation, construction or commerce
is illegal and offenders will be fined and prosecuted to the fullest
extent of the law...
Founder of Marijuana Bahamas makes courtesy call on the AG re Legislation being drafted
- Feb 24, 2021 - 1:33:14 PM
Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Senator the Hon. Carl
Bethel, and Permanent Secretary Cecilia Strachan welcomed Renaldo
Cartwright, Founder of Marijuana Bahamas (standng centre) during a
courtesy call, February 24, 2021 at the Attorney General's Office to
discuss the marijuana/cannabis industry legislation being drafted.
Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration on Fraudulent Emails
- Feb 24, 2021 - 12:05:35 PM
Statement from Minister of Financial Services, Trade &
Industry and Immigration on Fraudulent Emails:
It has come to my attention that fraudulent messages from someone
purporting to be me, with the name “Elsworth JohnsonMP,” have been
forwarded to a number of Bahamians. These emails claim that
businesses/brands have gained access to an international grant and that a
“payment fee” will be required to access this grant.
I wish to
warn Bahamians that these messages are fake and likely an attempt to
Hon. Iram Lewis - Statement - Appointment as Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture
- Feb 24, 2021 - 11:30:34 AM
I thank the Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis for his
confidence in recommending my appointment as Minister of Youth, Sports
I thank my predecessor in office, the Hon. Lanisha Rolle for the work she did at the Ministry.
also wish to thank my colleagues at the Ministry of Disaster
Preparedness, Management and Reconstruction, the Disaster Reconstruction
Authority and NEMA for their support during my tenure as Minister of
5-year-old Snags Bahamas Waste Snap And Win prize
- Feb 24, 2021 - 10:51:04 AM
For five-year-old Jay McCoy, the sound of the Bahamas Waste garbage
truck making its way through his neighborhood is always less about the
trash and definitely all about the experience. The home-schooler was
declared the winner of the recent Bahamas Waste (BW) #SnapAndWin
promotion helping parents secure a VIP collection service from the waste
Just weeks after launching its COVID safety
truck, the company set out...
Smooth transition to face-to-face learning at Eva Hilton Primary School
- Feb 24, 2021 - 10:15:03 AM
All hands were on deck at Eva Hilton Primary School, Tuesday, for the
first day of ‘in-person learning’ using the hybrid method.
Representatives of Urban Renewal, the Parent-Teacher Association, the
School Board, teachers and administrators assisted with the transition
as students returned to the Gregory Street campus.
“For the first day we were able to get through quite smoothly,” said Principal Jermaine Butler...
RBDF Personnel complete Crisis and Disaster Management Course
- Feb 24, 2021 - 9:22:27 AM
In keeping with the Commander Defence Force, Commodore Raymond
King’s strategic intent of enhancing responsiveness to the security
environment nationally and regionally, approximately seventeen Marines
successfully completed the Crisis and Disaster Risk Management course.
at the HMBS CORAL HARBOUR from February 15-19, 2021, the course was
designed to heighten the skillset of the men and women when deployed
nationally or regionally during times of disaster...
Cabinet Office on resignation of Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture
- Feb 23, 2021 - 1:47:58 PM
The Cabinet Office notifies for general information that the Hon.
Lanisha Rolle has tendered her resignation as Minister of Youth, Sports
Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert
Minnis has accepted Mrs. Rolle’s resignation. Certain matters have
been brought to the attention of the Prime Minister and are under
64 Haitian Nationals repatriated from New Providence
- Feb 23, 2021 - 1:23:56 PM
approximately 11:54 AM, the Department of Immigration working in
accordance with UNHCR guidelines, repatriated fifty-seven (57) Males and
seven (7) Females from Lynden Pindling International Airport to the
Port-au-Prince, Haiti onboard a Bahamasair flight.
This group of
migrants was escorted by a joint team of Royal Bahamas Defence Force and
Update on Liquor Licence Suspension: No consumption on licensed premises
- Feb 23, 2021 - 12:56:48 PM
As per Statutory Instrument No. 43 of 2021, the public is hereby
informed that from Thursday 25th February 2021 the suspension on alcohol
sales is lifted, however persons are not permitted to consume liquor on
the licensed premises. This means that bars and restaurants will only
provide takeaway (grab and go) services.
purpose of the protocol is to continue restrictions on social gatherings
and assist the Ministry of Health in contact tracing efforts as Saint
Lucia continues to manage the COVID-19 pandemic...
Customs goes electronic with new cruising permit submission
- Feb 23, 2021 - 11:50:40 AM
The Bahamas Customs & Excise Department has officially launched its
electronic submission portal for cruising permit applications on the
Click2Clear platform. The Cruising Permit Module is expected to
dramatically improve the processing time for boaters when clearing
Customs at the various ports of entry across The Bahamas. Boaters can
now complete and submit declaration forms and make payment in advance of
Dr. Merceline Dahl-Regis, CMG Queen’s Girl Guide receives Highest Queen’s Honour
- Feb 23, 2021 - 11:10:53 AM
Bahamas Girl Guides Association (BGGA) salutes one of its own this week,
Dr. Merceline Dahl-Regis on receiving the highest Queen’s Honour
presented to date in 2021, Commander of St. Michael and St. George, CMG.
spokesman for Bahamas Girl Guides recalls that it was in June 1965 that
the Guide movement in The Bahamas celebrated the outstanding success...
Farewell reception for RBDF Senior Enlisted
- Feb 23, 2021 - 10:16:52 AM
In keeping with the Commander Defence Force, Commodore Raymond King’s
strategic intent of developing a professional and high-performance
workforce focused on excellence and succession planning, Retired Petty
Officers Dwayne Gray and Terrance Culmer were presented with accolades
during a farewell reception at HMBS CORAL HARBOUR on February 19, 2021.
serving the organization for a combined fifty-eight years, both Senior
Enlisted Petty Officers were recognized for their dedicated services...