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Minister of Foreign Affairs Darren Henfield at Press Conference at LPIA
- Sep 24, 2017 - 10:24:18 PM
Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Darren Henfield addresses the media in a press conference at LPIA upon return home Sunday, evening, September 24, from attendance at the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly in New York, where he gave a National Statement on September 23, 2017.
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Statement by Bahamas Minister of Foreign Affairs Darren Henfield after participation In 72UNGA
- Sep 24, 2017 - 9:50:57 PM
Press Statement by The Minister Of Foreign Affairs, The Hon. Darren Henfield, after participation In 72UNGA:
Colleagues and Members of the press, good evening.
am delighted to be back home along with members of my delegation,
after attending the 72nd Session of the United Nations General
Assembly. This, as you are no doubt aware, is my first GA as Minister
of Foreign Affairs...
Government looking to break barriers and provide mechanisms to support business
- Sep 24, 2017 - 7:36:45 PM
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. Peter Turnquest
said the theme of this year’s Eleuthera Business Outlook, “Breaking
Barriers: Promoting Success” was both appropriate and timely.
in the sense that for me and the government it is important to break
barriers by streamlining and – where necessary – eliminating government
bureaucracy in order to progress or move forward and achieve economic
GB Junkanoo Groups receive seed funding; Hear of “Exciting” Plans
- Sep 24, 2017 - 6:46:30 PM
Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, the Hon. Michael Pintard, on
Saturday, September 23, presented the major Junkanoo groups on island
with their seed money to prepare for their New Year’s Day Parade.
Junkanoo as the most culturally recognized expression in the country,
Minister Pintard said it attracts the largest number of Bahamians as
participants and observers...
Minister Dames commends Catholic Church men's prison inmate spiritual mentoring
- Sep 24, 2017 - 6:20:44 PM
Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames said, on September
21, 2017, that among the many important programmes geared towards the
proper rehabilitation of prisoners is the aspect of the spiritual
development of the prisoner.
“This most fundamental aspect
cannot go unmentioned,” Minister Dames said, during an official launch
of the Archdiocesan Catholic Church Men’s Association (ACCMA) Ministry
of H.O.P.E. (Helping Our People Excel), at the Bahamas Department of
Correctional Services Remand Center Housing Unit...
The Bahamas must attract “a certain amount of FDI” to maintain accustomed living standards
- Sep 24, 2017 - 6:01:20 PM
The government appreciates that the ongoing success and vitality of the
Bahamian economy is tied to the nation’s ability to attract quality
“strategic” foreign investment, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of
Finance the Hon. Peter Turnquest said.
“In order to maintain
and sustain living standards at the levels we have become accustomed
[to], we need to not only attract a certain amount of foreign direct
investment, we must do so on an annual basis and in competition with the
rest of the Caribbean and Latin American region as well as with many
states, municipalities, cities and towns within the United States,” DPM
Turnquest said during the Eleuthera Business Outlook...
PM Minnis at 'A Taste of Port Lucaya' in Grand Bahama
- Sep 24, 2017 - 5:59:19 PM
Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis dances with a
young girl in the Port Lucaya Market Square during ‘A Taste of Port
Lucaya’, which took place on Friday, September 22, 2017. The Prime
Minister led a team of local Cabinet Ministers and Parliamentary
Secretaries to the event, which is being held throughout the month of
September. It was designed to bring more attention, customers and
economic increase to the businesses of Port Lucaya in Freeport, Grand
Bahama. The Office of The Prime Minister in Grand Bahama joined forces
with the Ministry of Tourism, BTC and other business partners to make ‘A
Taste of Port Lucaya’ possible...
Dominica's Prime Minister met with Prime Minister Minnis
- Sep 24, 2017 - 4:50:53 PM
The Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit, Prime Minister of Dominica, which was
recently ravaged by Hurricane Maria, stopped in Nassau Sunday morning,
September 24, and met at Jet Aviation with Prime Minister Dr. the Hon.
Hubert Minnis, Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and
Immigration the Hon. Brent Symonette, and Minister of Transport and
Local Government the Hon. Frankie Campbell. Inside the private jet
facility, they are pictured discussing the hurricane's devastation, left
to right: PM Dr. Minnis, Mr. Campbell, PM Skerrit, and Mr. Symonette.
In second photo, outside, gestures of goodwill...
Bahamians In Dominica confirmed safe after Hurricane Maria
- Sep 24, 2017 - 4:43:56 PM
Following extensive efforts at contact with the four Bahamians known to
be living in the Caribbean island of Dominica, the Ministry of Foreign
Affairs has confirmed that the individuals in question are safe,
following the passage of Hurricane Maria, which caused significant
damage on that island.
The Bahamians, three students and a
businesswoman, were confirmed safe by Ministry officials through
constant contact with family and friends since traditional
communications were down and there is no official Mission of The Bahamas
Government in Dominica...
Government working to update facilities that aid businesses
- Sep 24, 2017 - 4:30:30 PM
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. Peter Turnquest
said the government is undertaking several key initiatives to update the
facilities that exist to aid small businesses and Bahamian business
Speaking at the Eleuthera Business Outlook,
September 21, 2017, DPM Turnquest said the government also needs to
consolidate and improve access to these initiatives so that Bahamian
entrepreneurs get timely and effective support...
72nd United Nations General Assembly Statement by Bahamas Minister of Foreign Affairs Darren Henfield
- Sep 23, 2017 - 9:03:31 PM
New York - The National Statement of The Commonwealth of the Bahamas
delivered by The Hon. Darren Henfield, MP,Minister of Foreign Affairs of
The Commonwealth of the Bahamas During the 72nd Session of The United
Nations General Assembly on 23rd September, 2017
behalf of the people and Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas,
I congratulate you on your election as President of the 72nd Session of
the General Assembly...
Labour Minister meets executives of the Bahamas Bureau of Standards and Quality Services
- Sep 23, 2017 - 8:58:37 PM
The Minister of Labour, Senator the Hon. Dion Foulkes recently met with
executives of The Bahamas Bureau of Standards and Quality Services. Minister Foulkes was joined by the newly appointed Chairperson of the Prices Commission, Mrs. Synida Dorsett.
Bahamas Bureau of Standards and Quality Services team was represented
by Dr. Renae Bufford, Director; Mrs. Patricia Minnis, Councilmember; Mr.
Edison Sumner, Vice Chairman of the Bureau and CEO of The Bahamas
Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederation...
PM makes second monthly GB visit and talks revitalisation, re-growth, re-branding
- Sep 23, 2017 - 8:35:05 PM
Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis said on Friday at a press
briefing, his monthly visit produced productive meetings to help
revitalise the economy of the island.
During his second
monthly visit to Grand Bahama, the Prime Minister stated that he made
the commitment to do this so as to be intimately involved in the
revitalisation, re-growth and rebranding of the island.
is also an office in Abaco, where he will also visit monthly, along
with a commitment to establish an office, although it may be temporary,
in Exuma, Eleuthera and Central Andros...
Educational Awareness Campaign
- Sep 22, 2017 - 5:17:10 PM
The Consumer Protection Commission (CPC) is a Unit that falls under the
Ministry of Labor headed by Minister Dion Foulkes charged with the
responsibility to inform and protect consumers in the Bahamas. It is
said that an “Educated Customer is the Best Customer”
months of September and October, we officially launch our Educational
Awareness Programme, focused on our central mission to sensitize and
inform Bahamians on their rights as consumers. These Rights are
consistent with the UN Consumer Bill of Rights...
Minister Wells envisions ACP Countries becoming major fisheries exporters
- Sep 22, 2017 - 5:02:17 PM
As the 5th Meeting of ACP (Africa, Caribbean, and Pacific) Ministers of
Fisheries and Aquaculture in Nassau closed on Thursday, delegates
resolved to create a strategic plan to secure the aquaculture and
fisheries sectors of the 79 member countries (of almost one billion
people) to bring about foreign exchange, improve job security and food
Bahamas Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources
the Hon. Renward Wells chaired the week-long meeting and, delighted that
the group arrived at a resolution, gave brief remarks to the media at
the session’s closing...
NEMA Updates on Hurricane Maria
- Sep 22, 2017 - 4:48:18 PM
Director of NEMA (National Emergency Management Agency), Captain Stephen
Russell and Chief Meteorologist of the Bahamas Department of
Meteorology, Arnold King updated the public on Hurricane Maria, from
NEMA, Friday afternoon, September 22, 2017.
NEMA is partially activated which means that the storm is being closely monitored.
to Arnold King, a hurricane warning is still in effect for residents of
the Turks and Caicos Islands and the Southeast Bahamas which includes
Mayaguana, Inagua, Crooked Island, Acklins, Long Island and Samana Cay...
Guyana Minister of Agriculture presented plants to Minister Wells
- Sep 22, 2017 - 1:31:04 PM
Guyana Minister of Agriculture, the Hon. Noel
Holder, third right, presented a gift of potted plants from Guyana to
the Bahamas Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources the Hon.
Renward Wells, third left, on Wednesday, during the 5th Meeting of ACP
(Africa, Caribbean, and Pacific) Ministers of Fisheries and Aquaculture
at Melia Conference Center. Taking part in the presentation, from left:
Edison Deleveaux, Director of Marine Resources; Phedra Rahming,
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources...
UB to Benefit from 12th UNESCO meeting on management of water resources
- Sep 22, 2017 - 12:30:41 PM
The 12th United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural
Organization International Hydrological Programme (UNESCO-IHP) and
Meeting of National Committees and Focal Points concluded Wednesday,
September 20, with a commitment to form a UB-based Committee under the
Ministry of Education.
The National Committee at the
University of the Bahamas (UB), upon formation, will undertake
initiatives to advance improved local water resources management
through, for example, water resources education, water-related research,
and water governance...
Crime issues, manifestation of years of “Inattention, abdication of responsibility…,” said Minister Dames
- Sep 22, 2017 - 12:08:19 PM
Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames said in the House of
Assembly, on September 20, 2017, that, since assuming office, he too
had had enough of the “unacceptable level of crime” that currently
exists in the nation, like many other concerned Bahamians.
listened intently to the criticisms and some have gone as far as to say
that the Minister is to blame for the high level of violent crime,”
Minister Dames said during his Communication on Crime. “On May 10th,
2017, the day our Government won the election, the crime challenges that
plagued our nation before that day did not mysteriously disappear...