Suspected Conch Poisoning Update
- May 17, 2021 - 2:18:41 PM
Further to the press release on 27th April, 2021, The Bahamas
Agricultural Health and Food Safety Authority’s (BAHFSA) Food Safety and
Quality Unit advises consumers not to purchase or consume any raw
(fresh) conch or conch that they suspect was not properly handled and/or
prepared (fully cooked) until the source of the contamination can be
determined. Note that the purchasing and/or consumption of raw conch
will be at your own risk...
Construction on New WSC Water Storage Tanks in Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay Almost Complete
- May 17, 2021 - 1:50:07 PM
The Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC) has made progress with
construction of new storage tanks in Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay,
Abaco. A 1.5 million imperial gallon tank is being built in Marsh
Harbour by WSC contractor Florida Aquastore. The dome structure at the
Marsh Harbor site is near completion. The tank is projected to be
completed and ready to fill by the second or third week of June. The
Marsh Harbour tank had been severely damaged during Hurricane Dorian...
Ambassador of Brazil paid courtesy call on Minster Lloyd
- May 17, 2021 - 1:26:37 PM
Minister of Education the Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd received a courtesy
call from Ambassador of the Federative Republic of Brazil to the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, His Excellency Claudio Raja Gabaglia Lins,
and Deputy Minister for the Embassy, Mrs. Mari Carmen Rial Gerpe, on May
14, 2021. Other education officials in attendance included: Mrs.
Lorraine Armbrister, Permanent Secretary; Ms. Serethea Clarke,
Undersecretary; and Mr. Marcellus C. Taylor, Director of Education...
New Emergency Order outlines changes to indoor dining and travel requirements for fully vaccinated
- May 16, 2021 - 8:31:15 PM
Restaurants on islands previously prohibited from offering indoor dining
may now offer indoor dining to patrons who have been fully vaccinated
for COVID-19 in accordance with the recently released Emergency Powers
(COVID 19 Pandemic) (Management and Recovery) Order, 2021.
This applies to New Providence and Abaco.
Patrons must provide documentary proof of vaccination. All patrons and employees must continue to adhere to COVID-19 protocols...
Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis on the passing of Sir Charles Carter
- May 16, 2021 - 7:31:27 PM
I was saddened to learn of the death of Sir Edward Charles Carter at the age of 78.
Charles was a genuine lover of Bahamian culture and a broadcasting
pioneer. When he spoke of our arts or music one could hear the passion
he had for his country and people.
Sir Charles began at the Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas in 1964 as a radio announcer...
Bahamas-Brazil discussions on Disaster Preparedness
- May 16, 2021 - 2:26:31 PM
His Excellency Claudio Raja Gabaglia Lins, Ambassador of the Federative
Republic of Brazil to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, paid a courtesy
call on the Hon. Pakesia Parker-Edgecombe, Minister of State for the
Ministry of Disaster Preparedness, Management and Reconstruction on
Thursday, May 13, 2021 at the Ministry's offices. Talks focused on
disaster preparedness and ways both countries can mutually benefit in
US Embassy Charge d'Affaires pays courtesy call on the Leader of the Opposition
- May 15, 2021 - 9:37:20 AM
US Embassy Charge d'Affaires Mrs. Usha Pitts paid a courtesy call on the
Leader of the Opposition the Hon. Philip Davis (centre in group photo),
May 14, 2021 at the Office of the Leader of the Opposition. Also
present were the Deputy Leader of the Opposition Chester Cooper, second
right, and members of the US Embassy delegation.
Courtesy call by His Excellency Rodolfo Sabonge of the Association of Caribbean States to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- May 14, 2021 - 2:15:49 PM
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...
Help Desks at COVID-19 Vaccination Centers to assist with second dose appointments
- May 14, 2021 - 2:07:23 PM
A Help Desk has been set up at each Vaccination Center to assist persons
having difficulty making an appointment to receive the second dose of
the COVID-19 vaccine through vax.gov.bs.
However, before visiting a Vaccination Center you should try the following steps to attempt to correct the issue...
Brazil's Ambassador makes courtesy call on Minister Dames
- May 14, 2021 - 1:10:25 PM
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
(BIS Photos / Eric Rose)...
Lucayas Bank Executive Team paid courtesy call on the Prime Minister
- May 13, 2021 - 7:40:59 PM
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 Brazil pays courtesy call on Minister D'Aguilar
- May 13, 2021 - 6:02:51 PM
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
(BIS Photo\Kemuel Stubbs)...
Bahamas Development Bank looks at the potential and offers grants for training
- May 13, 2021 - 12:07:54 PM
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...
The Bahamas Electronic Cabinet Management Information System officially launched
- May 12, 2021 - 3:28:17 PM
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...
HE Sidney Collie Presents Copie d'Usage of Letters of Credence to the Government of Mexico
- May 12, 2021 - 1:51:35 PM
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)...
Ministry of Foreign Affairs on continuation of the ban on travelers from Haiti
- May 12, 2021 - 10:40:21 AM
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
Prime Minister Minnis and Mrs. Minnis receive their second dose of COVID-19 Vaccine
- May 11, 2021 - 10:50:09 PM
Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis and Mrs. Patricia Minnis
received their second dose of the COVID-19 AstraZeneca vaccine today at
Kendal G. L. Isaacs Gym. The Prime Minister and Mrs. Minnis are
pictured receiving the vaccine, getting the vaccine sticker, and waiting
in the observation area after inoculation. Administration of the
second dose began today in New Providence and Grand Bahama. First doses
continue at all vaccination centres.
(BIS Photos/Patrick Hanna)
Launch of The Bahamas Electronic Cabinet Management Information System
- May 11, 2021 - 3:41:52 PM
See enclosed remarks by Senator the Hon. Kwasi Thompson at the Launch of the Bahamas Electronic Cabinet Management Information System, today, at Cabinet Office.
As an integral part of the
overall digital transformation strategy of The Government of The
Bahamas, I am pleased to announce the launch of the Bahamas Electronic
Cabinet Management Information System (BECMIS), or as I refer to