Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Michael Pintard (left)
poses with President of Uganda Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, during the recent
9th Commonwealth Youth Ministers Meeting in Kampala, Uganda. The focus
of the meeting was resourcing and financing Youth Development. More
than 200 Youth Ministers, senior government officials and youth
delegates met with NGOs and international agencies to explore various
ways of accessing funding for youth initiatives. The Bahamas delegation
also had bilateral discussions with member states relative to deepening
cooperation in the area of youth development...
Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis met with officials of the
Bahamas Girl Guides Association (BGGA) Thursday (August 17, 2017) during
a visit at the BGGA’s Headquarters, located Marcus Bethel Way and West
Bay Street. The BGGA is a non-profit, voluntary organization for girls
and young women.
Prime Minister Minnis was accompanied by His
Excellency, Joshua Sears, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of the Prime
Minister. The Girl Guides Movement has been in existence in The Bahamas
for more than 100 years (102 to be exact).
Prime Minister Minnis
lauded the organization for the “outstanding work” they have done, and
continue to do, in training and developing thousands of Bahamian girls
and young women into productive, responsible and contributing members of
Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Michael Pintard applauded
the exchange of about 20 books by Bahamian authors with New York
State's Cornell University and called the initiative “powerful.”
the extent that we can have more Bahamian publications placed in
libraries around the world, it would increase the appreciation that
persons have for The Bahamas – that we are more than sand, sun and sea,”
Minister Pintard said at the Official Ceremony marking the exchange,
held at the National Art Gallery, August 16, 2017.
According to a
release by the Ministry, Dr. Carole Boyce-Davies, distinguished
professor of African Studies and English at the African Studies Research
Center at Cornell University presented and donated an Encyclopedia of
the African Diaspora...
The Ministry of Health and the Department of Public Health wishes to
advise the general public that on August 21st, 2017 between the hours of
1pm to 5pm the Bahamas will experience a Partial Eclipse.
Partial solar eclipse happens when the Moon comes between the Sun and
Earth, but the Moon only partially covers the Sun's disk.
Ministry of Health wishes to further advise that while enjoying this
event, looking directly at the sun without the correct eye protection,
even for a short time, can cause permanent damage to your retinas, a
light-sensitive part of the eye that transmits what you see to your
The Consumer Protection Commission’s (CPC) newly-appointed board held
its first meeting on Friday August 11th 2017. In attendance was Minister
of Labor, Sen. the Hon. Dion Foulkes who has responsibility for
Minister Foulkes’ five-year strategic plan for
CPC was laid out. CPC will employ strategies that are consistent with
the following guiding principles/core values:
Emphasis will be
placed on educating the consumer; sustainable consumption of goods and
services; competitive market in goods and services...
The Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) joined
forces with Marco City MP Michael Pintard to facilitate the community's
annual Back to School Drive, set for August 26th. The Company donated
school supplies including backpacks and pens, to ensure that students
within the Marco City Constituency return to the classroom ready to
embrace the challenges of the new school year.
are BTC Marketing Interns Brianna Delancy & Zachary Butler.
Assistant to the Member of Parliament Mr. Eden Butler who accepted on
behalf of Marco City MP Michael Pintard and BTC Events and Sponsorship
Coordinator Davina Rutherford...
Travel industry executives paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry, and Immigration the Hon. Brent Symonette at the Ministry, August 16, 2017. Pictured from left are: Executive Vice-President, Bahamas Hotel & Tourism Association (BHTA) Suzanne Pattusch; Minister Brent Symonette; and President & CEO of Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) Vernice Walkine.
Official photos by Raymond A. Bethel, Sr. of Bahamas Information Services...
3 day Bahamas Public forecast for today and tonight Thursday 17th August 2017
Bahamas is mostly under the influence of the sub-tropical Atlantic ridge
while a westward moving mid-upper level trough axis is across the
Special warnings: Boaters should remain
for the risk of waterspouts. Beachgoers and boaters should exercise
caution due to the risk of rip currents at beaches mainly along the
Northern and eastern shorelines...
At 5:00am Edt, The Center Of Hurricane Gert Was Located Near Latitude
41.7°north And Longitude 54.0° West Or About 350 Miles South Of Cape
Race Newfoundland Or 525 Miles East-southeast Of Halifax Nova Scotia.
Gert Is Moving Toward The East-northeast At 39 Mph And This Motion Is
Expected To Continue Today. A Slower Northeastward To
East-northeastward Motion Is Expected On Friday...
24 arrested, 64 drivers ticketed by mobile division officers during 24 hours period : Consistent
with the Commissioner’s Policing Priorities for 2017, Mobile Division
targeted patrols intended to reduce crime, and to minimize the ability
for criminals to commit criminal activities...
The “wholesale reformation” of the Stephen Dillet Primary School will be
completed in record time, Minister of Education, the Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd
Minister Lloyd said the end result of the
transformation will be the provision of more efficient delivery of
education at the facility.
“What would have ordinarily taken
six-and-a-half to seven months to complete, will be completed in less
than four months,” Minister Lloyd said following a tour of the facility.
Minister Lloyd accompanied Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis
on the tour...
University of The Bahamas (UB) recently announced several key
administrative appointments at the Oakes Field and UB-North campuses.
Vik Nair, Ph.D. Dean, Graduate Studies and Research:University of The Bahamas (UB) announces the appointment of Dr.
Vikneswaran Nair as Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, Office of the
Peter McWilliam, Ed.D. Dean of Faculty, University of The Bahamas-North
University of The Bahamas (UB) announces the appointment of Dr. Peter
McWilliam as the Dean of Faculty, UB-North, formerly Northern Bahamas
Ambassador of the Republic of Haiti to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas,
His Excellency Jean Victor Geneus paid a Farewell Courtesy Call on
Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling at Government
House, August 16, 2017.
Official photo by Bahamas Information Services photographer, Derek Smith...
Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Michael Pintard (centre)
met with 'King of the Conch Fest' Executive Director Stephen Dean and
Community Liaison Niambi Hall-Campbell, PhD during a courtesy call at
the Ministry on August 16, 2017. The event is slated for October 8,
2017, on Montagu Beach, starting at 2:00 p.m.
Official photo by Bahamas Information Services photographer, Eric Rose...
ALIV has partnered with the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) to sponsor
the Torch Run and Family Fun Day scheduled for Saturday, August 16th.
All funds raised from the event will go towards Special Olympics
Bahamas. The torch run will begin from the Magistrates Court on Nassau
and South Streets at 9:30am and end at Stapledon School. Registration is
$20. All law enforcement agencies including staff from ALIV’s Nassau
Team will be participating. The event will end at Stapledon School and
kick off a Family Fun Day which includes a grillout and games. ALIV
announced in May that it...
Police are seeking the public’s help in locating several persons reported missing by family members. The first person is
13 – year old Dominique Carol Johnson of Farrington Road...; The second person is 15 – year old
Charome Green of Jones Drive, Joan’s Heights...
The third person is 33 – year old
Nathaniel Higgs of Upper Bogue, Eleuthera; The fourth person is
41 – year old Brian Burrows of little Hog Cay, Abaco...
appealing to the public to share information on any illegal/suspicious
activities in their communities, no matter how small or insignificant
(the tip) may seem, members of the public are urged to anonymously
contact the police at 919...