||Last Updated: Aug 25, 2019 - 7:45:11 AM
Cabinet and public sector unions have frank and open dialogue on state of the economy
- Aug 24, 2019 - 10:15:20 PM
The Government reiterated its commitment to concluding negotiations over
the outstanding industrial agreements with all public sector unions at a
high-level meeting between the Cabinet and representatives of public
sector unions and the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce on Saturday 24 August.
important meeting paved the way for discussions to move forward with a
factual understanding of the country’s economic outlook and the
Government’s fiscal constraints, including the need to exercise spending
restraint and reach sustainable economic growth targets...
BPL Daily Fact Sheet - August 24
- Aug 24, 2019 - 5:40:17 PM
As Bahamas Power and Light Company Ltd. (BPL) continues the work to
address the serious load shedding and grid strain issues that have
disrupted the daily lives of many of our customers in New Providence, we
are making steady progress. Progress towards closing the 40-megawatt
deficit we face during peak energy consumption has picked up momentum
thanks to the efforts of our team of local and international partners
who have been working around the clock...
MOTA conducts Special Fly Out to Grand Bahama for FBO’s, Flying Ambassadors and Aviation Media
- Aug 24, 2019 - 8:00:53 AM
The Vertical Department team of The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and
Aviation (MOTA) recently led a group of forty persons comprising private
pilots, flying ambassadors, fixed based operators (FB0) and aviation
media professionals to Freeport, Grand Bahama, for a familiarization
trip of the destination.
The group, made up of representatives
from Florida Aero Club, Stuart Jet Center, ATA Flight School, Jetscape,
Aerospace, Banyan Air Service, Atlantic Aviation and Women in Aviation,
departed from the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, on August 15 and
returned on August 18, 2019. Media representatives from Aviation
International News and 121fiveonline flew commercially...
Youngsters Learn about Blockchain Technology at Hackathon Conference
- Aug 23, 2019 - 5:15:39 PM
Young Bahamians ages seven to 17 from Abaco, Eleuthera, Grand Bahama and
New Providence are spending the weekend engaged in sessions that are
teaching them about cybersecurity, blockchain and the law, how to
successfully raise capital and how to start a business in The Bahamas.
first Youth Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence (AI) Hackathon and
conference in The Bahamas officially opened at Windsor School, Frank
Watson Highway, Friday, August 23, 2019...
PHA Hospitals Limited to Emergency Treatment
- Aug 23, 2019 - 3:50:01 PM
The Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) advises members of the public
that due to the recent industrial action by the Bahamas Doctors Union,
the Princess Margaret Hospital, Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre, Rand
Memorial Hospital and Grand Bahama Clinics will only be treating
emergency cases at this time.
Emergencies are classified as the following injuries or illnesses that threaten life or limb, such as:• Gunshot wounds • Chest Pains • Head Injury • Uncontrollable Bleeding...
Ministry of Foreign Affairs New Recruits visits Royal Bahamas Defence Force, Coral Harbour Base
- Aug 23, 2019 - 12:33:57 PM
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs new recruits visited HMBS coral Harbour
as part of the Ministry’s Induction Training Programme on Thursday, 22
The 13 new recruits were hosted to a presentation by
Commander Defence Force, Commodore Tellis Bethel on the history, role,
functions and operations of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force in
safeguarding The Bahamas...
Citi Retains Top Honor The World’s Best Corporate/Institutional Digital Banks in Latin America 2019
- Aug 23, 2019 - 12:00:20 PM
Citi has been recognized by Global Finance magazine in the First Round
of the “World’s Best Digital Corporate/Institutional Banks in Latin
America 2019” competition, with ten regional sub-category awards and
nineteen country awards.
Citi received a total of ten awards in
the regional sub-categories of “Best Corporate/Institutional Digital
Banks” including “Best Investment Management Services,” “Best Online
Male Desk Hosts Dialogue on ‘Responsible Fatherhood’
- Aug 22, 2019 - 8:00:18 PM
Officials at the Male Desk, Department of Gender and Family Affairs,
Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development, hosted men from
various organizations that facilitate male-oriented programmes across
New Providence to an inaugural dialogue on “Responsible Fatherhood” at
the Ministry’s headquarters, Aventura Plaza.
Held on Tuesday
(August 20), the dialogue followed on the heels of a call made by
Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie A.
Campbell, for men and men’s groups across The Bahamas to take a more
proactive role in mentoring the nation’s youth...
PMH reduced to emergencies only after industrial action by The BDU
- Aug 22, 2019 - 6:55:24 PM
The Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) regrets to advise members of
the public that the recent industrial action taken by members of the
Bahamas Doctors Union (BDU) has resulted in services being reduced to
emergencies only at the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH), Sandilands
Rehabilitation Centre (SRC), Rand Memorial Hospital and the Grand Bahama
The Authority deeply regrets the impact of this action on the provision of care to the Bahamian people...
International Guests of the New Day Tabernacle Convention welcomed at Government House
- Aug 22, 2019 - 3:05:49 PM
His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith, Governor General
(centre), welcomed Bishop Wilshire Smith (right to the Governor General)
of Reaping Faith Ministries Inc., and international guests of the New
Day Tabernacle Convention in a courtesy call at Government House on
Thursday, August 22, 2019.
(BIS Photo/Derek Smith)...
Tobago Trekkers Win Investment at the Animation Accelerator Pitch Competition
- Aug 22, 2019 - 10:50:41 AM
Eight teams of Caribbean animators and gaming practitioners pitched
their animation concepts to international content buyers on the final
day of the Animation and Gaming Accelerator training. The E-IDCOT
Tobago Project with their Tobago Trekkers game won the top prize of
$10,000 USD provided by the Caribbean Development Bank via the Cultural
Industries Innovative Fund (CIIF). Caribbean animation content has now
been positioned to secure 200 hours of Caribbean content to be shown on
Minister of Social Services applauds signing of contract for Marco’s Alert
- Aug 21, 2019 - 10:08:05 PM
Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie A.
Campbell, applauded Wednesday’s Contract Signing that established
Marco’s Alert in The Bahamas as a “giant step forward’ in the
government’s commitment to ensuring that the requisite social protection
systems are in place for all of its citizens, particularly the
Minister Campbell said the signing will play a vital
role in the thrust to ensure safe communities, safe spaces and secure
places for Bahamian children...
Contract Signed for MARCO’s Alert System
- Aug 21, 2019 - 7:35:04 PM
Surrounded by Cabinet Members, Law Enforcement representatives, national
and international stakeholders, and family members of the late Marco
Archer, the Government of The Bahamas signed the contract with
Multimedia Technologies, Ltd., for the MARCO's Alert System in the
Bimini Room of the Baha Mar Convention Centre on August 21, 2019.
bringing apologies on behalf of Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert
Minnis, who was not able to attend the Contract Signing Ceremony due to
prior commitments, Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames
acknowledged all the stakeholders and Marco Archer's family members
present and the role they played in bringing the contract signing into
Suspension on Visa Issuance to Haitian Nationals
- Aug 21, 2019 - 6:25:44 PM
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas
wishes to inform the General Public that due to current technical and
other challenges, the issuance of Visas to Haitian nationals has been
suspended until further notice.
This does not include nationals
who are officials, diplomats or holders of a United States (US), United
Kingdom (UK), Canadian or Schengen Visa...
DPM Turnquest on fake news reports
- Aug 21, 2019 - 6:00:22 PM
I am aware of malicious and defamatory social media accusations
circulating online that falsely associate a member of my family with a
matter before the court. I wish to state categorically that these
fabricated claims are demonstrably false and completely untrue. They are
a gross attempt at character assassination by uncaring and unscrupulous
cowards: Political mischief making at its worst.
I caution the public to question the integrity of persons who
make a habit out of generating and circulating these vexing stories with
the intent of spreading false and defamatory information in the name of
politics or irresponsible gossip...
Newly Appointed Public School Teachers Participate in Orientation Exercise
- Aug 21, 2019 - 5:00:11 PM
Minister of Education the Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd expressed to 250 new public
school teachers how powerful they are in the life of a student and
urged them to maximise their students’ potentials.
how critical you are to the life of a student. They vest their regard,
credibility in you. You are absolutely in their mind indispensable,” he
Minister Lloyd gave remarks during the opening ceremony of
an Orientation Exercise for newly appointed teachers at Uriah McPHee
Primary School, Kemp Road on Wednesday, August 21, 2019. The goal of the
Ministry of Education (MOE)
Prime Minister Minnis Receives Letter of Introduction from New UK High Commissioner
- Aug 21, 2019 - 4:00:24 PM
Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis was today presented with a
Letter of Introduction from Her Excellency Sarah Dickson, the United
Kingdom’s new High Commissioner to The Bahamas.
at the Office of the Prime Minister officially marks the
re-establishment of the British High Commissioner’s office in The
Bahamas following a 14-year absence...
United Workers Party Pays Tribute to Claude ‘I-pie’ Ferdinand
- Aug 21, 2019 - 2:50:09 PM
The United Workers Party is deeply saddened by the passing of
Claude ‘I-pie’ Ferdinand and sends deepest condolences to his family and
friends and the people of Dennery South.
Ferdinand was a man who not only demonstrated wisdom but was also a
model of humility. He was a calm spirit and gentle giant and he stood
tall among his contemporaries. He was revered by many and many looked
forward to hearing his opinion on matters...
Public Notice: Milling and paving works for St. Andrews Drive
- Aug 21, 2019 - 1:15:50 PM
The Ministry of Public Works/Bahamix, has scheduled Milling and Paving works for St. Andrews Drive.
The works will begin August 22, 2019 for 7 working days during the hours of 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
will apply a one lane closure system to allow traffic movement through
the paving site by residents of the area...
Equity Partner at Pictet Wealth Management call on Financial Services Minister
- Aug 21, 2019 - 11:15:42 AM
Equity Partner, Pictet Wealth Management, Alberto Valenzuela (second
from left), paid a courtesy call on Minister of Financial Services,
Trade, Industry and Immigration the Hon. Elsworth Johnson (third from
left) at his office on Wednesday, August 21, 2019. Pictured from left
are: Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Financial Services, Trade,
Industry and Immigration, David Davis; Mr. Valenzuela; Minister Johnson
and Senior Vice-President, Legal, Pictet, Shawn A. Forbes.