Royal Caribbean and Carnival cruise lines have agreed to a new combined
investment of $350 million in the Grand Bahama Shipyard, Prime Minister
the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis announced today in his wrap-up of the
2021/22 Budget Debate in the House of Assembly.
Minister pointed out that to understand the scale of this investment,
the original investment and other investments to date in the Shipyard
have totaled approximately $250 million dollars...
The Government has embarked on a major initiative aimed at zeroing
in on deficiencies in specialized skills in the country’s workforce. On
Monday, 21st June, the Ministry of Labour in conjunction with the
National Training Agency (NTA), the Department of Labour and the
National Tripartite Council, formally announced the launch of the
National Workforce Skills Gap Survey 2021 during a press conference held
at the NTA on Gladstone Road.
Manager at the Ministry of Labour, Robert Farquharson said that in 2012,
a similar survey was conducted by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Government of The Bahamas...
Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis today announced
several changes to the Emergency Powers Order, including adjustments to
curfews, testing requirements for domestic travel, travel health visa
fees, wedding receptions, funeral services and provisions for fully
Prime Minister Minnis
said that progress achieved on the management of the virus...
With lively Junkanoo performances and celebrations, government
officials and key business leaders welcomed Royal Caribbean
International with open arms on Friday, June 18 as Adventure of the Seas
completed its inaugural homeporting ceremony in Grand Bahama Island,
with 1,000 eager passengers.
Following a 16-month hiatus due to
COVID-19 related travel restrictions, the return of cruising to Grand
Bahama Island marks a pivotal moment for the local community...
The DRA recognizes that the needs within the communities of Abaco and
Grand Bahama are pressing, and we are methodically prioritizing the work
and maximizing the available resources to ensure that the islands of
Abaco including the Cays and Grand Bahama are fully reconstructed. DRA
takes a moment to share current facts:
YES, COVID did impact the DRA’s ability to raise funds...
The Government of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas invites interested
parties to attend an Industry Forum concerning private
operator/developer concessions and related opportunities in connection
with The Bahamas Airports PPP Program.
operators, service providers, lenders, construction companies and
facility managers are among those likely to be interested in attending a
Tourism is rebounding every day in The Bahamas with almost 300,000
visitors receiving Bahamas Travel Health Visas to enter the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas over the first five months of the year, Minister of
Tourism and Aviation, the Hon. Dionisio D’Aguilar said.
Mr. D’Aguilar said statistics show that the Family Islands are “bouncing back” even faster than New Providence.
“Everyone sees it! The airports are getting busier! The marinas up and down The Bahamas have never been busier...
After cruise tourism had stopped for many months, Friday marked the
return of cruise passengers to Grand Bahama, said Minister of Tourism
and Aviation, the Hon. Dionisio D’Aguilar, during the Inaugural Ceremony
marking Royal Caribbean’s Adventure of the Seas’ Bahamas Homeporting
and Weekly Calls on the Port of Freeport, held June 18, 2021 at Freeport
“It has been sixteen long and painful months, during
which absolutely no cruise ships have sailed the waters of The Bahamas
(because of the COVID-19 Pandemic)...
Royal Bahamas Defence Force Entry 22 paid a courtesy call upon
Governor General His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Cornelius A. Smith, on
the occasion of their 33rd Anniversary on Monday, June 14th, 2021.
See enclosed Budget Debate presentation by Minister of Health, the Hon. Renward Wells, June 16 & 17, 2021 in the House of Assembly:
I rise today in this House in
the usual fashion, with thankfulness in my heart, praising HaShem, The
Elohim of the Elohim, who has blessed us in the Heavenly place with all
spiritual blessing. He is the Lord of Life, the source of all hope,
faith, and love. May his name forever and forever be praised...
The Hon. Marvin Dames, Minister of National Security, delivered remarks
during the Royal Bahamas Police Force Retirement Luncheon Honouring Ms.
Ismella Davis-Delancy, Deputy Commissioner of Police, June 16, 2021 at
the Paul Farquharson Conference Centre, Police Headquarters. The Deputy
Commissioner is pictured standing with Minister Dames and Commissioner
of Police, Paul Rolle, and also giving her Response to the audience.
Paul Rolle, Commissioner of Police, along with his Executive Team, are
pictured during a Presentation to Ms. Davis-Delancy...
The recent Home Porting of Royal Caribbean’s Adventure of the Seas is
expected to pay huge dividends for the Bahamian economy in general, and
the tourism economy in particular, Minister of Tourism and Aviation, the
Hon. Dionisio D’Aguilar told House Members.
said while the Home Porting has already begun paying dividends for
countless Bahamians and the economy since its launch one week ago...
In May, the Ministry of Education held its annual Northern New
Providence Secondary District (NNPSD) awards ceremony for its schools
debate competition, where some of the country’s finest students from
three schools, namely, C.C. Sweeting Senior High, C.I. Gibson Senior
High and C.R. Walker Senior High were awarded prizes for their efforts.
through its Wealth Management arm, was the main sponsor for this year’s
debate series and donated five thousand dollars ($5,000) to make the
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Minister of Tourism and Aviation, the Hon.
Dionisio D’Aguilar, told House Members that he was “delighted to report”
that cruises from South Florida to The Bahamas will resume, in many
instances, far earlier than anticipated.
This includes cruises
from the Port of Miami, the cruise capital of the world. Minister
D’Aguilar was making his contribution to the 2021/2022 National Budget
Debate in the House of Assembly.
The more than $80 million that has been allocated to the Ministry of
Social Services and Urban Development in the2021-2022 Budget will
account for the largest allocation of funds for the provision of social
assistance in the history of The Bahamas, Minister of Social Services
and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie A. Campbell told Parliament
Wednesday. He said this was in comparison to post-Hurricane Matthew when
the budget was decreased by $3 million.
Minister Campbell said
the allocation will allow the Ministry to continue to provide the
Mrs. Lonnie Rolle of Gregory Town, Eleuthera, was sworn in as Deputy to
the Governor General by the Hon. Sir Brian Moree, Kt., QC, Chief Justice
of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, at the Office of the Governor
General, One Montague Place on Wednesday, June 16, 2021.
As part of its ongoing digital transformation initiatives, the
Government of The Bahamas has announced the opening of the Centralized
Collection Centre, a centralized location for the collection of
government documents requested via the MyGateway portal. The
establishment of the Centralized Collection Centre is part of the
Government’s $30 million investment in digital transformation and
related to the launch of MyGateway.gov.bs...
The Grand Bahama Utility Company (GBUC) is pleased to provide an update
on the development of its new three-million-gallon Reverse Osmosis (RO)
plant and the return of full potability to customers across Grand
Development of the $5 million facility has entered the
next phase with the arrival of the initial RO units and back up
generation, and with completion of the RO columns and generator pads.
Since construction began in January 2021...