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Duke of Sussex presents innovation awards at Commonwealth 70th anniversary garden party
- Jun 15, 2019 - 5:05:52 PM
Duke of Sussex presents innovation awards at Commonwealth 70th anniversary garden party
Duke of Sussex has today presented special prizes to innovators in
international development at a garden party celebrating the
Commonwealth’s 70th anniversary.
A campaigner against
gender-based violence, an inventor of life-saving medical devices and
the boss of a pioneering recycling company...
Relocation of OPM Land Unit
- Jun 15, 2019 - 12:15:11 PM
public is hereby notified that with effect from June 19, 2019 the Land
Unit, Office of the Prime Minister currently located at #14 Collins
Avenue, will be relocated to the Lands & Surveys Building on Bay
& Armstrong Streets.
Public Operating Hours: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m...
Admiral Christopher Grady Greets Minister of National Security Marvin Dames
- Jun 14, 2019 - 6:08:15 PM
U.S. Fleet Forces Command commander (Four-Star) Admiral Christopher
Grady greets Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames, during
a courtesy call at Cabinet Office, in Nassau, The Bahamas, on June 14,
2019. Admiral Grady also serves as Commander of U.S. Naval Forces
Northern Command; and assumed duties of Commander, U.S. Naval Forces
Strategic Command (NAVSTRAT) and U.S. Strategic Command Joint Force
Maritime Component Commander (JFMCC), on February 1, 2019...
Issues at Passport Office to be addressed
- Jun 14, 2019 - 4:00:15 PM
Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Darren Henfield says that the
Passport Office has some challenges but help is on the way. During his
2019/2020 Budget contribution, the Minister said that the Passport
Office has always been challenged with providing services in a building
with inadequate space.
“The influx of renewal applications due to
the tenth year anniversary of the first e-Passports coupled with new
applicants and persons now renewing their manual passports have
compounded the challenges faced,” he said. “Despite the challenges,
staff at the Passport Office...
DPM Turnquest offers graduates advice on taking their next step in life
- Jun 14, 2019 - 3:00:07 PM
Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance and Member of Parliament for
East Grand Bahama, the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest told the 2019 graduating
class of Sunland Baptist Academy that in securing their high school
diploma, they have accomplished something which just 46 percent of their
peers complete successfully.
“Today, I see talented, young
Bahamians who will continue the tradition of other Sunland Baptist
Academy graduates, who are making meaningful contributions in both the
public and private sectors of our nation,” the Minister told the
Minister Rolle touts MOYSC Role in Nation Building, and Indicates need in the Family Islands
- Jun 14, 2019 - 2:15:37 PM
During her Contribution to the 2019/2020 Budget Debate on June 12, 2019
Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Lanisha Rolle said that
her Ministry forms part of a strong foundation upon which The Bahamas
“Firstly, it is the pivotal nexus bearing responsibility
for overseeing the development of our most precious resource, our youth;
second, the Ministry facilitates the growth and development of sports
and recreation to the benefit of our people...
The Governor General returns from official farewell courtesy call on the Queen
- Jun 14, 2019 - 1:45:16 PM
Governor General, Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling
was greeted by Deputy to the Governor-General, Cornelius A. Smith at
Lynden Pindling International Airport on Thursday, June 13, 2019, upon
her return from an official farewell courtesy call on Her Majesty the
Queen in London.
(BIS Photos/Letisha Henderson)...
Ministry of Education to focus on professional development for teachers
- Jun 13, 2019 - 4:50:18 PM
The Ministry of Education (MOE) is focused on several key objectives
that are expected to usher a “new dispensation” in the educational
enterprise, the Hon. Jeff Lloyd, Minister of Education announced in his
contribution to the ongoing Budget Debate Wednesday, June 12, 2019.
Lloyd told Parliamentarians that since 2017, the MOE has embarked on an
“aggressive” program to reform, refine, and enhance the educational
Professional development is just one of the “critical” areas that this is being done...
BPL: Traffic Management for Engine Move tonight
- Jun 13, 2019 - 4:19:04 PM
Bahamas Power and Light Company Limited (BPL) is pleased to convey the
dynamic traffic management plan for movement of our new high-efficiency
Wärtsilä tri-fuel engines, for this evening, Thursday, June 13, 2019, at
8PM. A small, multi-agency convoy will move along with the BPL flatbed –
which will be moving at a controlled speed of 2MPH – implementing road
closures and traffic diversions in stages as required in an effort to
minimize the disruption to the motoring public...
Promising students rewarded with laptops
- Jun 13, 2019 - 3:25:10 PM
Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames and Director of
Education Marcellus Taylor applauded President and CEO of Electro
Telecom Limited Paul Smith, and his company, for encouraging Bahamian
students by awarding laptops to promising scholars for more than 15
years. Mr. Smith and his company, during an official ceremony at the
Paul Farquharson Conference Centre, June 12, 2019 presented laptops to
the most improved students of 24 schools on New Providence, and 19
laptops to the most outstanding students at schools on Exuma, Cat Island
and San Salvador....
Minister Ferreira Announces Energy Initiatives
- Jun 13, 2019 - 2:32:46 PM
During his Contribution on the
2019/2020 Budget Debate, on June 11, 2019, Minister of the Environment
and Housing the Hon. Romauld Ferreira announced a number of new and
ongoing initiatives that his Ministry is working on for the benefit of
all in The Bahamas.
“Recognizing the impact that climate change
will have on the Bahamas and the current challenges that exist locally
with energy generation and distribution, the Ministry placed special
attention on identifying opportunities to increase...
First Destination Bahamas MICE Exchange Conference yields positive results
- Jun 13, 2019 - 1:30:39 PM
During the first week of June, 30 international incentive travel
partners received the opportunity to experience The Bahamas firsthand as
they participated in the inaugural Destination Bahamas Meetings,
Incentives, Conferences and Events ( MICE) Conference hosted at Baha Mar
by the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation (BMOTA), led by BMOTA’s
Director of Group Sales, North America, Janet Johnson- Cuffie.
to Ministry of Tourism and Aviation officials, the MICE market accounts
for nearly 40% of overall Bahamas tourism business...
Minister Dames Lauds RBPF while releasing crime figures
- Jun 13, 2019 - 1:15:07 PM
Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames said in the House of
Assembly, on June 11, 2019, that the Royal Bahamas Police Force's
(RBPF) Commissioner and his Officers have been successful in translating
the Government’s crime agenda into effective operational strategies, so
far that year.
“For the first quarter in 2019, overall crime
is down by seven percent compared to the same period in 2018,” Minister
Dames said, during his Contribution to the 2019/2020 Budget Debate.
“Crimes against the person are down by 16 percent, as a number of
prominent offences trended downward...
Urban Renewal Commission in talks that could result in extended activities for urban youth during summer
- Jun 13, 2019 - 12:43:10 PM
Officials at the Urban Renewal Commission (URC), are in discussions
with the Royal Bahamas Police Force to have the two Youth Summer
Programmes staggered over July and August in order to offer a full
programme of activities during the eleven weeks of the school summer
Delivering his Contribution to the 2019/2020 Budget Debate
in the House of Assembly Wednesday (June 12, 2019), Minister of Social
Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie A. Campbell, said the
New school on the way for Inagua and capital works planned for other schools
- Jun 13, 2019 - 8:30:05 AM
Matthew Town, Inagua, is set to get a new school in the upcoming year
and plans are on the drawing board for the construction of new schools
in Gregory Town, Eleuthera and George Town, Exuma.
Jeffrey Lloyd, Minister of Education, in his contribution to the ongoing
Budget Debate Wednesday, June 12, 2019 made the announcements as he
presented an overview of the Ministry of Education (MOE) in the House of
RBDF assists in Joint Operation
- Jun 13, 2019 - 8:03:03 AM
A joint combined operation between Operation Bahamas Turks and Caicos
(OPBAT) HELO, a United States Coast Guard (USCG) Cutter, a USCG
aircraft, and two Royal Bahamas Defence Force patrol craft resulted in
the arrest of of a motorized wooden vessel that was smuggling
undocumented migrants in waters southwest of The Bahamas during the
afternoon of Wednesday 12 June 2019.
Information about the
suspicious vessel was initially received by the Defence Force Operations
Command Center from the United States Coast Guard earlier during the
Government actively pursuing transformative reform in the way the public service operates
- Jun 12, 2019 - 7:37:17 PM
Through the Public Financial Management and Performance Monitoring
Reform Project, the government digitization effort and other
initiatives, the Bahamas Government is actively pursuing transformative
reform in the way that the public service operates, the Deputy Financial
Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Athena Marche said.
committed to upgrading human resource and technical capacity to improve
value for money for the Bahamian taxpayers,” said the Deputy Financial
Secretary at the National Statistics of the Public Financial Management
and Performance Monitoring Reform Project two-day workshop held at
TDC launch to allow ‘more, ordinary Bahamians’ to benefit from larger economic roles in tourism sector
- Jun 12, 2019 - 4:20:11 PM
The launch of the Tourism Development Corporation (TDC) of The Bahamas
Ltd. -- whose purpose is to create linkages between the country’s
growing Tourism market and its domestic economy – is expected to allow
more, ordinary Bahamians to benefit from larger, economic roles in the
Specifically, the TDC has been established to
regulate and foster the growing domestic tourism industry and empower
Bahamians as stake-holders/entrepreneurs “in this our most important
USS Stout Arrives for Nassau, Bahamas Port Call
- Jun 12, 2019 - 4:05:27 PM
Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stout (DDG 55) arrived
in Nassau, Bahamas, for a scheduled port visit, June 12.
Norfolk-based destroyer arrived in the island nation’s port as part of a
concerted effort to increase U.S. presence and reinforce the U.S.
Navy’s commitment to a mutually beneficial partnership.
Bahamas is one of our most enduring allies, and this is a great
opportunity to strengthen the relationship between our two countries,”
said Cmdr. N