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Govt. to make provisions for ‘substantial expansion’ in capital investment in new budget year
- Mar 23, 2018 - 7:04:46 PM
The Government of The Bahamas intends to make provisions in the new
budget year for substantial expansion in capital investment to bring the
country’s national infrastructure up to standard.
The new budget year begins July 1, 2018.
‘We need new modern schools, new modern hospital and clinic facilities;
we need improved digital infrastructure. We need to repair and rebuild
our airports, our roads, our docks and our sea defenses throughout the
country,” Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis said...
Historic scuplture of Bahamin woman unveiled in S. Florida
- Mar 23, 2018 - 2:28:02 PM
A sculpture created by acclaimed Bahamian artist, Antonius Roberts, and
representing a female Bahamian immigrant to the U.S., Mariah Brown - one
of the fist black homeowners in Coconut Grove, Miami, Florida - was
recently unveiled on the campus of Florida Memorial University.
historical sculpture unveiled, represents what has been described as
"one of several beautiful dancing women born out of the artist's
deep-seated respect for the sanctity and significance of trees and
Governor General attends 28th Annual Concert of the Bahamas National Youth Choir
- Mar 23, 2018 - 2:10:06 PM
Governor General Her
Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling attended the Bahamas National Youth
Choir's 28th Annual Concert at the Dundas Centre for the Performing Arts
evening, March 21, 2018 where she also presented awards. Pictured are
Youth Choir performance highlights.
(BIS Photos/Raymond A. Bethel, Sr.)...
GB Youth Apiary Program Forms Bee Keepers Cooperative Society
- Mar 23, 2018 - 2:01:40 PM
The newly introduced Apiary program, which was formulated and organized
by the Office of the Prime Minister in Grand Bahama, under the
leadership of the Minister of State for Grand Bahama, Senator Kwasi
Thompson, has taken another big step in cementing its growth, with the
formulation of an Apiary Cooperative.
“I want to be the first to
congratulate the newly formed Grand Bahama Bee Keepers Cooperative
Society Ltd.,” said Minister Thompson, during a press conference in the
Office of The Prime Minister on Wednesday, March 21, 2018...
Bahamas Junkanoo Street Culture on display at S. Florida Museum
- Mar 23, 2018 - 12:45:35 PM
The premiere cultural expression of The Islands Of The Bahamas,
Junkanoo, is currently on display at Miami, Florida, History Miami
Museum’s exhibition, "Avenues of Expression: Street Traditions in
A live Bahamas Junkanoo group, under the leadership of
local Bahamian Junkanoo icon, Mr. Langston Longley, marched an excited
crowd into the exhibit hall, at the official opening reception, of the
unique, new exhibition, Friday, March 16th...
Abaconian Khalea Richard is Junior Minister of Tourism 2018
- Mar 23, 2018 - 11:06:36 AM
After an intense competition, Khalea Richard of Forest Heights Academy
in Abaco is this year’s Junior Minister of Tourism, having beaten 13
other students from around the country.
“It feels amazing, if you
told me this morning when I woke up that I would be Junior Minister of
Tourism by the end of the day I would have said, ‘There's no way. Maybe
second, maybe third but there's no way’”, Richard said...
Glinton's Primary School Students bring the Long Island drama at National Arts Festival
- Mar 23, 2018 - 9:14:59 AM
Youngsters from grades one through three at
Glinton's Primary School recite a poem about the night before school,
during the E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival Adjudications in
Long Island, on March 20, 2018, at their school.
Glinton's Primary School students recite an inspirational poem about trying again,
during the E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival Adjudications in
Long Island, on March 20, 2018, at their school. (MOYSC/BIS Photo: Eric
University of The Bahamas on Graduation Regalia
- Mar 22, 2018 - 7:08:03 PM
Commencement is a time-honoured tradition and a sacred celebration of
the most pivotal achievements of our University of The Bahamas (UB)
students. Indeed, our faculty, staff and administrators are some of the
most excited and proud cheerleaders of our graduands at this ceremony.
They have actively contributed to their development and matriculation
over the years and observing them reach the pinnacle of their academic
journey at UB is a proud moment...
Pentecostal Assemblies of the World Delegates welcomed to The Bahamas
- Mar 22, 2018 - 5:52:33 PM
Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Social Services and Urban
Development Vaughn Miller on Tuesday welcomed Pentecostal Assemblies of
the World delegates to their Spring Bishop Board meeting in Nassau at
the Grand Hyatt. The Bahamas welcomed several hundred members from the
United States, the Caribbean, and even Asia, who are meeting here this
week for the first time in 26 years: their first meeting in The Bahamas
was in 1992. Mr. Vaughn Miller is MP for Golden Isles where
Transformation Ministries International is the host church...
Youth Empowerment students chat with Minister of Works
- Mar 22, 2018 - 5:36:45 PM
Youth Empowerment Programme
youngsters paid a courtesy call and had a brief chat with Minister of
Works, the Hon. Desmond Bannister
March 22, 2018
at the Ministry.
(BIS Photos/Patrick Hanna)...
E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival adjudication in Arthur's Town, Cat Island
- Mar 22, 2018 - 3:11:20 PM
Arthur's Town High School
student Erin Turner (left) sings along with her guitar-playing little
sister Zoe, during the E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival Cat
Island Adjudications, on March 21, 2018. Both sisters also recently competed in
the 26th Bahamas Young Culinary Competitions.
Town High School
male students and members of the group Kentay and The Band show their
rake-n-scrape skills, during the E. Clement Bethel National Arts
Island Adjudications, on March 21, 2018...
Visit by the Ambassador of The Bahamas to the Coronie District, Suriname
- Mar 22, 2018 - 2:34:34 PM
H.E. Reuben Rahming, Ambassador of The Bahamas to the Republic of
Suriname, toured apiaries and coconut oil productions sites in the
Coronie District during a visit to the Republic of Suriname on Wednesday
14 March, 2018. The Ambassador who had presented his Letters of
Credential to the H.E. Desiré Delano Bouterse, at a Ceremony at the
Presidential Palace in Paramaribo on Tuesday 13 March, was interested in
the potential of both sectors for both the importation of these
products into The Bahamas and the training of Bahamians in these
Pentecostal Assemblies Of The World holds Spring Conference In The Bahamas
- Mar 22, 2018 - 10:36:16 AM
Religious tourism got a major boost this week as over 700 Pentecostal
Assembly of the World delegates are in The Bahamas for its Spring Bishop
Board meeting at the Grand Hyatt, Baha Mar.
The meeting, which
is being held from March 18th - 24th, has brought together delegates
from the United States, the Caribbean and even as far as Asia, according
Government to redress imbalance between spending and revenue
- Mar 21, 2018 - 10:45:10 PM
The Government of The Bahamas will redress the imbalance between
spending and revenue by giving “immediate and urgent priority” to a
fundamental and durable restructuring of public finances in order to
strengthen and secure the country’s international standing and the
future prosperity of the nation, Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A.
Minnis said Tuesday.
“Doing so is critical to securing the
Government’s ability to implement its reform, modernization, and growth
agenda in a responsible and fiscally sustainable way during the course
of our five-year mandate,” Prime Minister Minnis added....
EU’s Code of Conduct Group has set criteria for jurisdictions including The Bahamas
- Mar 21, 2018 - 9:00:12 PM
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. K. Peter
Turnquest said the European Union (EU) Code of Conduct Group (COCG) has
set criteria for jurisdictions including The Bahamas to comply with.
Wednesday, March 21, DPM Turnquest addressed financial industry
officials on the European Union (EU) Finance Ministers’ decision at
their regular monthly meeting Tuesday 13 March 2018 to endorse the
decision from the Council of the EU to include The Bahamas on the list
of Non Co-operative Jurisdictions for tax purposes...
Ambitious road paving schedule underway
- Mar 21, 2018 - 8:45:49 PM
The Government’s “ambitious” road paving schedule is in progress. In
his mid-term budget contribution, Public Works Minister the Hon. Desmond
Bannister told Parliamentarians that East Bay Street, Village Road,
Tonique Williams Darling Highway, Soldier Road, Eastern Road, Culbert’s
Hill, Nassau Street, Blake Road, West Bay Street and Farrington Road are
included in the schedule of paving locations by Bahamix, the
government’s road paving agency.
Streets in Pinewood Gardens and Vinspen Road will also be paved during
the current budget cycle should funding permit and full cooperation is
received from utility companies...
Government continues work towards complete restoration of Grand Bahama
- Mar 21, 2018 - 8:29:24 PM
Grand Bahama recorded a decrease in its unemployment rate from 12.4 per
cent to 12.1 between the period of May 2017 to November 2017, indicating
some progress as the Government of The Bahamas “continues to work
towards the complete restoration of the island.”
officials say they were also “pleased to see” the type of business
expansion that has also taken place in Grand Bahama...
Students told: On the road, tell Mom not to text, tell dad not to speed
- Mar 21, 2018 - 7:50:03 PM
Minister of Transport and Local Government, the Hon. Frankie Campbell
told Grade 4 and 5 students of Garvin Tynes Primary School that road
safety is ‘everybody’s business.’ As such, the Minister encouraged the
students to remain vigilant whenever they are on the road.
country needs all of you and we need you to be the best that you can
be,” said Minister Campbell. “Grown ups are busy. We need your help us
to remind us to be safe on the streets...
Public asked to make complaints to Ministry of Works’ Whatsapp line
- Mar 21, 2018 - 6:07:14 PM
During his Mid-Term Budget address, the Hon. Desmond Bannister, Minister
of Public Works appealed to the public for its assistance in sending a
“strong” message to utility companies through the use of its newly
introduced Whatsapp line.
“The Ministry of Public Works now has a
Whatsapp line. The number is 376-0936. I'm begging members of the
public to save that number,” he said.
“If you see a pothole, take a photo and whatsapp it to us. If you see
anyone cutting into the road and they cannot produce a permit...
ORG Urges Minnis, Government to demonstrate commitment to transparency with reforms
- Mar 21, 2018 - 5:37:57 PM
The Organization for Responsible Governance, a non-partisan,
not-for-profit civic foundation working to improve accountability,
economic development and education in The Bahamas, is sorely discouraged
at the recent actions of the Government regarding the Oban Energy
Foreign Investment proposal.
The apparent 1) lack of
transparency in the process of developing and presenting the Heads of
Agreement, 2) lack of involvement of Civil Society in determining the
suitability and public interest of the project and 3) lack of broad
public consultation with the communities...