The Cabinet Office announces for general information that Her
Excellency, the Governor General of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, the
Most Honourable Dame Marguerite Pindling, ON, GCMG will be demitting
office on 28th June 2019. Dame Marguerite served as Governor General
from 8th July 2014.
The Honourable Cornelius A. Smith will be appointed as the next Governor General of The Bahamas with effect from 28th June 2019...
Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Hubert Minnis will take part in Grand
Bahama’s Independence Celebrations, scheduled for July 8, 2019.
a press conference at Office of the Prime Minister, June 13, Minister
of State for Grand Bahama, Senator the Hon. Kwasi Thompson pointed out:
“We are very excited that this year’s Cultural Extravaganza will be held
on July 8, which will allow us to become the centre of attention in the
country for Independence celebrations,” said Minister Thompson...
The Bahamas Delegation to the '12th Session of the Conference of States
Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities,'
June 11-13, 2019 at UN Headquarters' returned to New Providence from New
York after three days of meetings, workshops and instruction on
Assistive Technology, Information Communication Technology, Social
Inclusion and the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities. The
Bahamas' delegation was headed by Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of
Social Services and Urban Development, Michael Foulkes; Assistant
Director of Disability Affairs Gillian Bethel; Chairman of the National
Commission for Persons with Disabilities Lester Ferguson...
The commander of U.S. Fleet Forces arrived in Nassau, Bahamas, June 13
for a visit to engage in bilateral meetings to reinforce the importance
of the strategic partnership between the U.S. and The Bahamas and the
two countries’ longstanding commitment toward mutual security, promoting
trade and cultural exchange.
Adm. Christopher W. Grady met with
U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Stephanie Bowers, Minister of National
Security Marvin Dames and Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) Commodore
Tellis Bethel. Grady also visited the RBDF Headquarters at Her Majesty’s
Bahamian Ship Coral Harbour Base...
Over the past 5 months young entrepreneurs have been battling it out to
secure a place in the final of the Caribbean Entrepreneur Challenge
(CEC), a component of the Trade Enhancement for the Eastern Caribbean
(TEECA) project, hosted by the Martinique Chamber of Commerce and
Industry, the CTM, the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States and
supported by the Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export),
with funding by the European Regional Development Fund through the
Today, major rehabilitation work will
begin on Runway 09/27 (soon to be Runway 10/28) and Taxiway India at
Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA). Nassau Airport
Development Company (NAD) has partnered with local firm Bahamas Hot Mix
to complete the capital project valued at just under $20 million
The rehabilitation exercise will result in required upgrades to asphalt,
extending the life of the runways at LPIA. Runway End Safety Areas
(RESAs) will also be added to reduce the risk of damage to aircraft...
Nineteen Warrant Officers, and Non-commissioned Officers from the Royal
Bahamas Defence Force are better equipped for future careers after
successfully completing a one-week Transitional Entrepreneurial Training
Held at the Bahamas Agricultural &
Industrial Corporation (BAIC) Training Center, the Senior Enlisted
participated in the program designed to assist them with transitioning
back into main stream society when they complete their final tour of
duty. All having served over 25 years...
Prime Minister Honourable Allen Michael Chastanet is currently attending
the Fourth Sitting of the OECS Assembly at the Parliament Building in
St. John’s, Antigua and Barbuda.
Today’s session will include
statements on the occasion of its accession to the Revised Treaty of
Basseterre by Guadeloupe and on the election of Saint Vincent and the
Grenadines to the United Nations Security Council...
Able Seaman Gharvis Sturrup proved to be the best all around athlete, as
he captured the prestigious Ironman Triathlon competition at the Royal
Bahamas Defence Force’s Annual Ironman Triathlon competition on May
Held at the Coral Harbour Base, the young rookie bested 8
other competitors in a grueling and fierce competition with an overall
time of 57 minutes, 15 seconds. Marine Seaman Troy Seymour followed a
close second with a time of 57 minutes...
The Democratic National Alliance (DNA) notes comments attributed to our
former leader, Mr. Branville McCartney reported in the Tribune Newspaper
(14th June 2019). As a former politician and private citizen, Mr.
McCartney is entitled to his personal opinions and lends his voice to
national issues from time to time. Additionally, as a former Cabinet
Minister with responsibility for Immigration, Mr. McCartney also has
some insights on this subject matter.
While it is apparent that
views espoused by Mr. McCartney do not constitute the official position
of the DNA, we wish to provide further clarity in this regard...
public is hereby notified that with effect from June 19, 2019 the Land
Unit, Office of the Prime Minister currently located at #14 Collins
Avenue, will be relocated to the Lands & Surveys Building on Bay
& Armstrong Streets.
Homicide: Police on New Providence are investigating a shooting incident, Saturday 15th June, 2019 which has left an adult male dead.
to reports, shortly before 2:00am a male was asleep in a bedroom in a
home on Sister Marie Rahming Drive, Millennium Gardens, when an armed
man stood outside the window and opened fire into the bedroom, hitting
the male about the body before running away....
U.S. Fleet Forces Command commander (Four-Star) Admiral Christopher
Grady greets Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames, during
a courtesy call at Cabinet Office, in Nassau, The Bahamas, on June 14,
2019. Admiral Grady also serves as Commander of U.S. Naval Forces
Northern Command; and assumed duties of Commander, U.S. Naval Forces
Strategic Command (NAVSTRAT) and U.S. Strategic Command Joint Force
Maritime Component Commander (JFMCC), on February 1, 2019...
Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Darren Henfield says that the
Passport Office has some challenges but help is on the way. During his
2019/2020 Budget contribution, the Minister said that the Passport
Office has always been challenged with providing services in a building
with inadequate space.
“The influx of renewal applications due to
the tenth year anniversary of the first e-Passports coupled with new
applicants and persons now renewing their manual passports have
compounded the challenges faced,” he said. “Despite the challenges,
staff at the Passport Office...
Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance and Member of Parliament for
East Grand Bahama, the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest told the 2019 graduating
class of Sunland Baptist Academy that in securing their high school
diploma, they have accomplished something which just 46 percent of their
peers complete successfully.
“Today, I see talented, young
Bahamians who will continue the tradition of other Sunland Baptist
Academy graduates, who are making meaningful contributions in both the
public and private sectors of our nation,” the Minister told the