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Youth, Sports and Culture Minister conveys encouragement and hurricane relief funding for GB residents
- Oct 16, 2019 - 4:30:15 PM
“We’ve all suffered great loss as a result of the passage of Hurricane
Dorian, but we who remain have a purpose to serve and that purpose must
be served,” said Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, the Hon. Lanisha
Rolle, during a recent visit to Grand Bahama.
joined forces with women of Parliament to bring some hurricane relief
funding to the people of Grand Bahama – geared to women of Grand Bahama
-- during a special dinner at Churchill Restaurant in Grand Lucayan
resort on Saturday, October 12, 2019...
Department of Inland Revenue’s Advisory regarding VAT Payments on Insurance Claims
- Oct 16, 2019 - 4:00:46 PM
The Department of Inland Revenue advises the general public that VAT is
not charged on insurance claims. The Government of The Bahamas is only
in receipt of VAT on insurance policies at the time premiums are paid on
taxable policies. The Government does not under any circumstance demand
a net VAT payment on claims settled between insurance companies and
Any policy holder with concerns are kindly urged to contact the VAT Unit by emailing email@example.com or calling (242) 604-8072...
T. G. Glover Students Learn about Trafficking in Children
- Oct 16, 2019 - 3:15:17 PM
As part of the entity's ongoing community outreach programming,
Secretary of the Trafficking In Persons Secretariat, Corrections
Corporal Keva Sherman (pictured) speaks to T. G. Glover Primary School
sixth-grade students on the topic of trafficking in children, on October
15, 2019. She was joined by Training Welfare Officer at the Department
of Social Services (attached to the Ministry of National Security)
Leslie Taylor (at whiteboard) and First Assistant Secretary of Ministry
of National Security and Co-Chair of the Ministry of National Security's
Trafficking in Persons Inter-Ministry Committee Susanne Knowles.
School Principal Sheniqua Curry (in printed skirt) also introduced the
Honourees of Remilda Rose Designs pay courtesy call at Government House
- Oct 16, 2019 - 2:45:35 PM
Governor General His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith
received Mrs. Gillian Curry-Williams (centre left) and the honourees of
Remilda Rose Designs as they paid a courtesy call at Government House on
Wednesday, October 16, 2019.
(BIS Photo/Derek Smith)...
Campbell joins BABVI in observing ‘most important’ advocacy day on eye health calendar
- Oct 16, 2019 - 2:25:29 PM
Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie A.
Campbell, Tuesday joined officials of the Bahamas Alliance for the Blind
and Visually Impaired (BABVI) and representatives from the community of
persons with disabilities in Rawson Square for the joint observance of
World Sight Day and White Cane Safety Day.
White Cane Safety Day
is set aside annually on October 15 to celebrate the achievements of
persons who are blind or visually impaired and to highlight the
importance of the White Cane as a symbol of blindness and a tool of
independence. The White Cane has also become a symbol of freedom,
Cuban Ambassador paid farewell call on the Governor General
- Oct 16, 2019 - 2:07:09 PM
Ambassador of the Republic of Cuba to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas,
Her Excellency Ismara M. Vargas Walter paid a farewell courtesy call on
Governor General His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith on
Wednesday, October 16, 2019, at Government House.
Central Banks of The Bahamas, Trinidad & Tobago donate to NEMA
- Oct 16, 2019 - 12:00:18 PM
Donations continue to flow through The National Emergency Management
Agency (NEMA) towards the relief efforts post Hurricane Dorian.
Friday, October 11, 2019 NEMA received cheques from the Central Bank of
the Bahamas on behalf of its team members, and of the Central Bank of
Trinidad and Tobago.
Present were Captain Stephen Russell,
Director of NEMA; John Rolle, Governor of the Central Bank of The
Bahamas and staff members...
NEMA and Public Works adopt innovative technology for Building Damage Assessments
- Oct 16, 2019 - 11:30:55 AM
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the Ministry of
Public Works (MOPW), supported by the United Nations Development
Programme (UNDP), have adopted the use of an innovative new technology
to conduct building damage assessments across the islands affected by
“In the past, data collection was a
tedious process; information was collected on paper and then transferred
to Excel. Now, this innovative way of data collection produces
real-time interactive reports for rapid assessments,” said Gayle
Outten-Moncur, Manager of NEMA’s National Emergency Operations Centre
Prime Minister Minnis meets with CCRIF officials
- Oct 16, 2019 - 10:15:11 AM
Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis met with officials from
the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) on Tuesday 15
October. The meeting, held at the Office of the Prime Minister, included
discussions on the possibility of expanding regional insurance coverage
to include some aspects of housing. CCRIF officials shared with Prime
Minister Minnis that the Insurance facility is also working on a program
to offer insurance coverage for public utilities and the fisheries
sector. The meeting also covered ways that developed nations can assist
vulnerable small island developing states (SIDS) by contributing to the
fund to help with recovery and reconstruction following a storm...
John Phillpot Receives Special Recognition at National Youth Leaders Reception
- Oct 15, 2019 - 2:35:31 PM
During the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture’s National Youth Month
Youth Leaders’ Reception, Scout Association of The Bahamas’ John
Phillpot received special recognition as the 2019 National Youth Month
Patron and Lifetime Honouree on October 11, 2019. The reception, which
was held at the British Colonial Hilton, was an opportunity to recognize
youth leaders and for them to network amongst themselves. Among the
Government officials present at the event were the Ministry’s Acting
Permanent Secretary, David Cates; Acting Undersecretaries, Renee Bullard
and Montez Williams; the Chair of National Youth Month, Sandena Neely
and Senator Jamal Moss...
Caribbean Export signs three MOUs with strategic partners to support the Caribbean’s export growth
- Oct 15, 2019 - 1:40:27 PM
The recently held CARIFORUM-EU Business Forum drew record numbers of
senior level European and Caribbean policy makers, European buyers and
Caribbean exhibitors, to the 4th hosting of the event and the first ever
to be held in Frankfurt, Germany.
Three MOUs were signed
between the Caribbean Export Development Agency and key stakeholders in
Europe, namely, the BVMW (Der Bundesverband mittelständische
Wirtschaft), the GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale
Zusammenarbeit GmbH) and the Caribbean Council...
His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America call on the Governor General
- Oct 15, 2019 - 1:30:28 PM
His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros (Lambriniadis) of America, Most
Honourable Exarch of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and a delegation
paid a courtesy call on Governor General His Excellency the Most Hon.
Cornelius A. Smith in the drawing Room of Government House, Monday Oct
(BIS Photos/Derek Smith)..
Minister Dames Lauds Initiatives ‘Beyond the Prison Walls’
- Oct 15, 2019 - 1:15:14 PM
Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames noted, on October 9,
2019, that his Ministry is the Executing Agency for the Citizen
Security and Justice Programme in The Bahamas (CSJP), and, within the
programme’s budget, about $17,000,000 had been committed to
strengthening crime prevention forces beyond the prison walls.
a matter of fact the prison has the smallest budget allocation within
this project,” Minister Dames said during the event entitled “Beyond Our
Prisoners” at the Baha Mar Convention Centre...
Grand Lucayan to Welcome Guests Oct. 15
- Oct 14, 2019 - 7:08:45 PM
Grand Lucayan Resort in Grand Bahama announced they will welcome guests on Tuesday, Oct. 15.
on Facebook on Oct. 9, their message read, "We're happy to share we
will be welcoming back guests beginning Tuesday, October 15th. We want
to thank each and every one of you that have reached out with thoughts
and prayers, we truly appreciate you!"
Finance ministers to discuss joint action to prevent future debt crises
- Oct 14, 2019 - 9:34:49 AM
Commonwealth finance ministers will meet in Washington D.C. on 17
October 2019 to discuss coordinated interventions to prevent future debt
The meeting will be chaired by the Finance Minister of
Cyprus, Harris Georgiades, under the theme ‘Preventing Debt Crises: The
Roles of Creditors and Debtors’. It will be preceded by sessions for
senior finance ministry officials and central bank governors...
Official Funeral for the Late Mr. Tennyson Wells was held at Christ Church Cathedral
- Oct 13, 2019 - 9:45:43 PM
An Official Funeral was held for former Cabinet Minister and
well-known businessman, Mr. Tennyson Wells on Friday morning, October
11, 2019 at Christ Church Cathedral. Interment was at Woodlawn
Gardens. Governor General His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A.
Smith, Prime MInister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis, Cabinet Ministers
and officials joined family and friends in commemorating his life.
Prime Minister Minnis is pictured, with tribute and condolences.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs on article that appeared in the Palm Beach Post
- Oct 13, 2019 - 8:00:25 PM
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to refer to an article dated 11
October 2019, that appeared in the Palm Beach Post entitled, “ Bahamian
Diplomat says China will not rebuild in hurricane devastated islands.”
Comments in the article were attributed to Consul General in Miami, Mrs.
The Ministry wishes to advise that the Consul
General’s comments were taken out of context...