The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas is
pleased to inform the general public that His Excellency Rodolfo
Sabonge, Secretary General (SG) of the Association of Caribbean States
(ACS) made a courtesy call 13 May 2021 on High Commissioner (HC) Reuben
Rahming, The Bahamas High Commissioner to CARICOM, ACS and Caribbean
SG Sabonge, a national of Panama, was elected on 1 November 2020, replacing H.E. June Soomer of St. Lucia...
Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames is pictured during a
courtesy call at his Ministry with Resident Ambassador of the
Federative Republic of Brazil to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas His
Excellency Claudio Lins (left), on May 13, 2021. Also present from his
Ministry were Acting Permanent Secretary Cheryl Darville; Dr. Jennifer
Bethel of the Research and Development Unit; and police liaison ASP
The Royal Bahamas Defence Force Entry 31 and Woman Entry 5 celebrating
25 years called upon Governor General His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir
Cornelius A. Smith at the Office of the Governor General on Thursday,
May 13, 2021.
Ambassador of the Federative Republic of Brazil His Excellency Claudio
Lins (left) paid a courtesy call on Deputy Prime Minister and Minister
of Public Works the Hon. Desmond Bannister, May 13, 2021 at the
Mrs. Faye Mythen (second left), Adviser to Lucayas Bank (formerly
Private Investment Bank Limited) and the Executive Team paid a courtesy
call on Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert A. Minnis (centre), May
10, 2021 at the Office of the Prime Minister. Mrs. Mythen was
Accompanied by Edward Lynch, Vice-Chairman of Lucayas Bank, Senator
Janet “Lisa” Bostwick-Dean, Director of Lucayas Bank/Legal Counsel; John
H. Bostwick II, Director of Old Church Financial Investments
Limited/Legal Counsel; and PS David Davis along with Mr. Nathaniel
Beneby of the Office of the Prime Minister. (BIS Photos/Yontalay Bowe)
Ambassador of the Federative Republic of Brazil to the Commonwealth of
The Bahamas HE Claudio Lins paid a courtesy call on Minister of Tourism
and Aviation the Hon. Dionisio D'Aguilar, May 12, 2021 at the Ministry's
The recent Blue Economy Think Tank hosted by the Strategic Development
and Initiatives Unit of The Bahamas Development Bank attracted over 340
registered participants and 20 panelists from The Bahamas and abroad,
who examined ways in which Bahamians can benefit from sustainable use of
the country’s vast ocean resources.
The event’s over-arching
theme was, ‘From Small Island State...
As the Royal Bahamas Defence Force continues to enforce the Commander
Defence Force, Commodore Raymond King’s strategic objective of
strengthening relationships with stakeholders and the community at large
as a socially corporate citizen, the members of RBDF Entry 41 Woman
Entry 13 recently donated grocery items to the Urban Renewal Center, St.
In commemoration of celebrating 16 years of service
to the country the combined male, and female squad decided that it was
only fitting that they do a charitable project in an inner-city
St Andrew’s International School is pleased to announce a generous
donation from Mr. Ian D. Fair and daughters Nicole, Sasha, and Kelly
Fair in memory of their beloved wife and mother Sylvia Fair. In memory
of Mrs. Sylvia Fair, the family has committed to a $240,000 donation to
create the Sylvia Fair Scholarship Fund. The scholarship will support
three qualified government school academic students throughout grades
9-12: one student from Long Island, one student from Abaco, and one
student from Nassau each year...
The University of The Bahamas (UB) Climate Change Adaptation and
Resilience Research Centre (CCARR) and the Cape Eleuthera Institute
(CEI) have produced a publication on the climate change challenges
confronting The Bahamas and the anticipated effects on the archipelago.
information brief entitled, “Climate Change & The Bahamas
Information Brief” was published in March 2021. It gives a concise
breakdown of the country’s current state of affairs, as well as
projected climate change patterns...
On Friday April 9th, 2021, the government of St. Vincent and the
Grenadines declared a state of emergency and an order for evacuation of
residents in the high-risk areas, described as the red and orange zones,
as the island was threatened by intensified volcanic activity at La
Soufriere. Republic Bank immediately activated a local crisis
management team to strategize and mitigate the likely impact of
situation. No doubt, having to deal with a natural disaster during a
pandemic is no easy task...
As an indigenous Caribbean financial
institution who cares about our people, the bank took a collective
approach from the get-go to respond and within a matter of days...
The outgoing Director of Operation Bahamas Turks and Caicos (OPBAT),
Commander Michael Benson paid a courtesy call on Commander Defence
Force, Commodore Raymond King on 11 May 2021 at HMBS CORAL HARBOUR.
the meeting, Commander Benson shared words of gratitude for the
cooperation experienced with the Defence Force during his tenure as
Director. He has served twenty years as a member of the United States
The Bahamas Electronic Cabinet Management Information System
(BECMIS) was officially launched at Cabinet Office, Tuesday, May 11,
2021, as an integral part of the overall digital transformation strategy
of The Government of The Bahamas.
The system was
designed and implemented to improve business processes and operating
procedures in the Cabinet Office, Minister of State for Finance and for
Grand Bahama Sen. the Hon. J. Kwasi Thompson stated during a press
conference during the launch...
His Excellency Sidney Collie, Ambassador of The Bahamas to the United
States (pictured left), presented the copie d’usage of letters of
credence to His Excellency Ambassador Esteban Moctezuma, Ambassador of
Mexico, in a brief ceremony at the Mexican Cultural Institute on
Thursday 6th May, 2021. After the presentation, both Ambassadors
engaged in a bilateral conversation about matters of mutual interest
including COVID-19, strengthening of trade relations between Mexico and
The Bahamas and Mexico’s candidature for the Inter-American Commission
on Human Rights (IACHR)...
The Royal Bahamas Defence Force has called off the search for a
missing boater who reportedly went missing on journey to Abaco over a
Commander William Sturrup, the RBDF’s Search and Rescue Coordinator
shared that: “After days of canvassing an expansive area of waters
around Chub Cay, and the Berry Islands, we have suspended Search and
Rescue operations for the missing individual”, he said. “The Defence
Force is grateful to interagency partners and the United States Coast
The Islands of The Bahamas await travelers who are ready to plan their
summer vacations. Those wishing to visit the idyllic sandy beaches and
irresistible blue waters of the islands are sure to find the paradise
experience of their dreams in The Bahamas.
Goes Virtual – The beloved People-to-People program...
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to advise members of the
public that the suspension of travelers directly from, or transiting
through, Haiti will continue with effective 12 May 2021 for 30 days.
Bahamas Government found it necessary to take this measure, given the
continuing uncertainties regarding the management of the pandemic in