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Lewis: Bahamas Resilient Recovery Policy to Provide Context and Guidelines for Recovery Planning
- Jan 15, 2021 - 9:14:03 AM
NASSAU, The Bahamas - The Government of The Bahamas is about to
implement its Resilient Recovery Policy aimed at timely rebuilding
process after a disaster, the Minister of State for the Ministry of
Disaster Preparedness, Management and Reconstruction the Hon. Iram Lewis
He was addressing the Opening Session of the
Canada-Bahamas Reconstruction and Climate Resiliency Virtual Trade
Mission -- a business forum held Thursday, January 14, 2020, aimed at
ways both countries can explore public private partnerships in
The Attorney General provides details of onsite review of The Bahamas by the FATF
- Jan 15, 2021 - 8:02:07 AM
Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs Senator the Hon. Carl
W. Bethel explained that early in 2020, the Financial Action Task Force
(FATF) agreed to an onsite review of The Bahamas’ Money
Laundering/Combatting the Financing of Terrorism/Countering Financing of
Proliferation Regimes to verify the progress to address the Action
Items agreed in September 2018 with the FATF International Cooperation
Review Group of the Americas (ICRG).
This move was a result of
The Bahamas being put on the FATF’s Grey List of countries with
strategic deficiencies in June 2017 due to the adverse Mutual Evaluation...
Remarks by the Hon. Chief Justice Sir Brian Moree at the Opening of the Legal Year 2021
- Jan 14, 2021 - 10:28:47 PM
See enclosed remarks by the Hon. Chief Justice Sir Brian Moree at ceremonies marking the Opening of the Legal Year, January 13, 2021 in Rawson Square:
My Lords, My Ladies, other Judicial Officers, Mr. Attorney, President
of the Bahamas Bar Association and members of Bar Council, Counsel and
Attorneys, guests, and others who are viewing these proceedings by live
stream or watching on television – Good afternoon. Recognize Court of
As we mark the Opening of the 2021 Legal Year.
Attorney General's Remarks - Opening of the Legal Year 2021-2
- Jan 14, 2021 - 8:03:20 PM
See enclosed Remarks by Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs the Hon. Carl Bethel at ceremonies marking the Opening of the Legal Year, January 13, 2021:
I wish to thank Archbishop Patrick Christopher Pinder, and Bishop Delton
Fernander, and all those Reverend Gentlemen and Ladies of the Clergy
who have prayed for our country at the advent of this New Year, and for
commemorating the Opening of the Legal Year.
I come before this
Honourable Court and the Bahamian people to provide a report on my
stewardship in 2020 and our goals for the coming year...
Grand Bahama Island featured in Caribbean Journal Articles
- Jan 14, 2021 - 7:08:09 PM
The Office of the Prime Minister Grand Bahama is pleased to note
that Grand Bahama Island was recently listed as one of the ‘21 best
Caribbean islands to visit in 2021’ in the world’s leading Caribbean
News website, Caribbean Journal.
Grand Bahama, the article appeals to a variety of travelers whether
they are seeking the relaxation of boating in West End or more
livelihood in the city of Freeport, noting that the island has several
luxury accommodations for visitors...
RBDF pays Final Respect to Late Comrade
- Jan 14, 2021 - 3:18:36 PM
Consistent with the Commander Defence Force, Commodore Raymond
King’s command philosophy and priority of enhancing the morale and
welfare of serving members and veterans, the Royal Bahamas Defence Force
paid final respect respects for former comrade, the late Able Mechanic
Following a memorial service at
Bethel Baptist Church, Meeting Street on Saturday January 8, 2020, the
cremated remains of Able Mechanic Weir was taken aboard a Defence Force
vessel and his ashes was spread at sea...
The COVID-19 Pandemic Had Turbulent Effect on the Registrar General’s Department in 2020
- Jan 14, 2021 - 3:12:28 PM
Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Senator the Hon. Carl W.
Bethel stated that the COVID-19 pandemic, unfortunately, had a
turbulent effect on the Registrar General’s Department.
to the start of the pandemic, the recording of deeds and documents was
done in 14 days -- with a goal of lessening that time -- the Attorney
General said in his remarks at ceremonies to mark the beginning of the
2021 Legal Year (which was modified due to COVID-19 Pandemic
RBDF Ship Crew recognized for services
- Jan 14, 2021 - 2:27:40 PM
In recognizing and rewarding the efforts of excellence in the
workplace consistent with the Commander Defence Force, Commodore Raymond
King’s strategic intent of talent management, crew members of HMBS
NASSAU of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force’s Squadron Department were
dually recognized for their services during a brief ceremony at HMBS
During the awards presentation
on January 12, 2021, Captain Shawn Adderley, Acting Captain Coral
Harbour, commended the Commanding Officer...
KFC Nassau Junkanoo Buckets competition awards $40,000 in prize money
- Jan 14, 2021 - 1:52:32 PM
The spirit of Junkanoo was upheld this year despite the parade
cancellations made necessary by the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 40
diehard Junkanoos from all over The Bahamas grabbed their paste, crepe
paper, tricks and embellishments and of course a KFC bucket, to create
stunning headpieces for the KFC Nassau Junkanoo Buckets promotion.
unique contest, which was sponsored by KFC Nassau and endorsed by
National Junkanoo Committee co-chairs Kishlane Smith and Dr Dwight
Marshall, required that entries incorporate an actual KFC bucket in the
Prime Minister Minnis - Bahamas Business Outlook 2021
- Jan 14, 2021 - 12:15:34 PM
See enclosed remarks by Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis at Bahamas Business Outlook 2021, today:
Ladies and Gentlemen:
Good Morning. It
has been a longstanding custom for the prime minister to address the
annual Bahamas Business Outlook. I am pleased to have continued this
tradition over the past several years.
For an impressive 30 years now, this forum has served as an opportunity
to review the economic and business outlook and prospects for a new
The Bahamas supports CARICOM statement on solidarity with Guyana
- Jan 14, 2021 - 11:39:20 AM
The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on 12 January, issued a statement
expressing deep disappointment and concern regarding actions taken by
Venezuela pertaining to its long-term border dispute with Guyana,
including intimations of the creation of a strategic area of national
development called “Territory for the Development of the Atlantic
7 Haitian Migrants arraigned and convicted In Grand Bahama
- Jan 14, 2021 - 10:33:12 AM
On 13th January, 2021, six (6) adult Haitian males and one (1) adult
Haitian female appeared before Magistrate Debbie Ferguson to answer to
the charge of Illegal Landing, contrary to Section 19 (1) of the
The group was apprehended onboard a motor
vessel by Immigration Officials on Sunday, 10th January, 2021 in the
Tynes Bay, Grand Bahama area...
Judiciary moving closer to paperless court system
- Jan 14, 2021 - 10:20:06 AM
Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs Senator the Hon. Carl W.
Bethel stated that in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Court of
Appeal introduced remote hearings by the Zoom digital platform to
dispose of criminal and civil cases, and has drafted a Practice
Direction which sets out how digital hearings would occur. The court’s
website was also upgraded to allow access to audio transcripts.
in response to the COVID-19 shutdowns, the Court of Appeal (Amendment)
Rules, 2020 were executed to allow the court to conduct videoconference
hearings,” the Attorney General said in his remarks at the ceremony to
mark the beginning of the 2021 Legal Year, January 13, 2021 in Rawson
CFAL Wins International Best Investment and Advisory Firm Award
- Jan 14, 2021 - 9:30:31 AM
The leading investment management firm in The Bahamas has done it
again. Colina Financial Advisors Ltd. (CFAL) has received the 2020
Acquisition International (AI) Global Excellence Award for Best
Investment and Advisory Firm Award (Caribbean). This is the second time
that CFAL has received this prestigious award, which it also won in
“This incredible achievement would not have
been possible without the steadfast commitment of our team,” said
Anthony Ferguson, President of CFAL...
BPC’s Perseverance #1 exploration well is fully funded
- Jan 13, 2021 - 10:02:09 PM
BPC, the Caribbean and Atlantic margin focused oil and gas company,
strongly refutes the claims by various environmental groups in press
articles today that the Company did not have enough funding to complete
the Perseverance #1 well at the point of rig mobilisation. As a matter
of fact, Perseverance #1 has been fully funded, including a significant
contingency, since the date of mobilisation as is clearly stated in the
press release issued to the London Stock Exchange by BPC on 12 January
RBDF Search and Rescue Department recognized for outstanding performance
- Jan 13, 2021 - 5:19:43 PM
The recognition and relentless efforts of excellence in the
workplace continue to showcase throughout the various departments in the
Royal Bahamas Defence Force. Remaining consistent with the Commander
Defence Force, Commodore Raymond King’s strategic intent of talent
management, the marines of the Search and Rescue Department were
recently recognized for their stellar performance.
a brief award presentation on January 12, 2020, at Defence
Headquarters, John F. Kennedy Drive, the men and women of the Search and
Rescue department were rewarded for their continued dedication to the
Ten Hidden Hero Champions announced; New dynamic to the 5th annual Character Day Bahamas
- Jan 13, 2021 - 4:09:46 PM
During the extraordinary times of 2020, many people around the globe
were faced with incredible hardships that had profound life changing
events. In the past 15 months, enduring the aftermath of the destruction
caused by Hurricane Dorian and the havoc of the COVID-19 pandemic,
dampened spirits for most Bahamians.
Thankfully at the beginning
of 2021, we have reason to celebrate ten champions of the PACE
Foundation’s first ever ‘Hidden Hero Champion 2020’ campaign that was
part of their annual Character Day Bahamas education program...
The New Legal Year Opening Ceremonies Took Place Today in Rawson Square
- Jan 13, 2021 - 2:59:24 PM
Ceremonies marking the Opening
of the New Legal Year took place this morning, January 13, 2021 in
Rawson Square. Pictured are Chief Justice Sir Brian Moree, Supreme
Court Justices, and officers of the Royal Bahamas Police Force
assembling on Bay Street.
(BIS Photos/Kristaan Ingraham)
Post Office Department - Box Rental
- Jan 13, 2021 - 12:52:19 PM
The Postmaster General wishes to advise the public of the following:
The Post Office Department’s box rental period for the year 2021 began on Tuesday, December 1, 2020.
Customers are advised that the box rental period ends on February 1, 2021 at which time a late fee of $10.00 will be added...
Prime Minister Minnis - New Year's National Address
- Jan 13, 2021 - 9:10:08 AM
Please see enclosed the New Year's National Address by Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis, January 12, 2021:
Good evening, and a belated Happy New Year.
This past Monday, we celebrated the attainment of Majority Rule, which was achieved after generations of struggle.