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Minister of Foreign Affairs Darren Henfield at Press Conference at LPIA - Sep 24, 2017 - 10:24:18 PM

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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

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Press Statement by The Minister Of Foreign Affairs, The Hon. Darren Henfield, after participation In 72UNGA:

Colleagues and Members of the press, good evening.

I 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...
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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.

“Appropriate 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 wellbeing...
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GB Junkanoo Groups receive seed funding; Hear of “Exciting” Plans - Sep 24, 2017 - 6:46:30 PM

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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.
    
Describing Junkanoo as the most culturally recognized expression in the country, Minister Pintard said it attracts the largest number of Bahamians as participants and observers...
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Minister Dames commends Catholic Church men's prison inmate spiritual mentoring - Sep 24, 2017 - 6:20:44 PM

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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...
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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...
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PM Minnis at 'A Taste of Port Lucaya' in Grand Bahama - Sep 24, 2017 - 5:59:19 PM

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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...
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Dominica's Prime Minister met with Prime Minister Minnis - Sep 24, 2017 - 4:50:53 PM

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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...
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UB President makes courtesy call on the Minister of Financial Services - Sep 24, 2017 - 4:46:59 PM

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Dr. Rodney Smith, President of the University of The Bahamas (right), called upon Brent Symonette, Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration at the Ministry on Friday, September 22, 2017. 

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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...
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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 generally.  

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...
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72nd United Nations General Assembly Statement by Bahamas Minister of Foreign Affairs Darren Henfield - Sep 23, 2017 - 9:03:31 PM

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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
 
Mr. President,

On 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...
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Labour Minister meets executives of the Bahamas Bureau of Standards and Quality Services - Sep 23, 2017 - 8:58:37 PM

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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.

The 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...
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PM makes second monthly GB visit and talks revitalisation, re-growth, re-branding - Sep 23, 2017 - 8:35:05 PM

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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.
    
There 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...
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Educational Awareness Campaign - Sep 22, 2017 - 5:17:10 PM

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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”

During the 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...
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Minister Wells envisions ACP Countries becoming major fisheries exporters - Sep 22, 2017 - 5:02:17 PM

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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 security.

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...
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NEMA Updates on Hurricane Maria - Sep 22, 2017 - 4:48:18 PM

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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.

According 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...
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Guyana Minister of Agriculture presented plants to Minister Wells - Sep 22, 2017 - 1:31:04 PM


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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...
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UB to Benefit from 12th UNESCO meeting on management of water resources - Sep 22, 2017 - 12:30:41 PM

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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...
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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.

“I 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...
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