With the major announcements and activities in Grand Bahama over the
past week, the island is in the process of rebirth, said Jewel Edwards,
consultant at the Ministry for Grand Bahama speaking on behalf of the
Hon. Ginger Moxey during the rebranding ceremony for Margaritaville at
Sea Paradise on Sunday.
Margaritaville at Sea Paradise, formerly
Grand Classica, is a two-day cruise that sails between Grand Bahama and
West Palm Beach, Florida...
Recognition of the potential for women to play a vital role in maritime
has never been greater and this year the International Maritime
Organisation (IMO) is launching an annual day to Recognise Women in
Maritime. This day will be the 18th May every year and in 2022, an
International Symposium is being organised by the IMO as a celebration
of this landmark event.
The Bahamas has been at the vanguard of
embracing women in maritime – two of The BMA Board’s past three
chairpersons have been Bahamian women of influence.
The newly established Western Atlantic University School of Medicine in
Grand Bahama hosted its Inaugural White Coat Ceremony on Saturday, May
14, 2022 at the campus on East Sunrise Highway. Twenty-three medical
student graduates were presented their ceremonial white coats, and
pinned. Attending the special ceremony were: Minister of Health and
Wellness, the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville; Minister for Grand Bahama, the
Hon. Ginger Moxey; Chairman of the Public Hospitals Authority, Andrew
Every year, water week celebrations here in The Bahamas serve as
an opportunity to inform, educate and create public awareness of the
importance of water as a precious resource that should be protected and
preserved. For the past 35 years, the Water & Sewerage Corporation
has led the way in these efforts with staff and public information.
involvement has been a key element in the success of our annual plans”
explained Visna Armbrister, Senior Public Affairs Manager, as both line
The Ministry of Health & Wellness confirms that several schools on
New Providence have reported positive cases of COVID-19 among staff and
students. As of 10th May, 2022 thirty-eight (38) positive cases were
reported over a four week period via molecular testing (or RT-PCR).
These cases were dispersed over a number of schools; and represent a
small proportion of the overall COVID-19 case loads...
Local golf enthusiasts are gearing up for the 35th Annual Charity
Golf Tournament hosted by the Rotary Club of East Nassau & The Scout
Association of The Bahamas. RF Bank & Trust (Bahamas) Ltd. has
signed on as the title sponsor for the tournament which will take place
on May 16th at the One & Only Ocean Club Golf Course.
tourney has been one of the club’s primary fundraising activities for
the past 35 years, collectively raising over $3.5 Million for numerous
The sale of the Grand Lucayan Hotel is the beginning of the island’s
resurgence, said Acting Prime Minister, the Hon. I. Chester Cooper,
Minister of Tourism, Investments and Aviation on Wednesday, May 11.
America Hospitality Group has purchased the property for $100 million
with principals who have a collective 150 years’ experience in the
hospitality industry. The company is also a part of conglomerate with
worldwide assets of $7 billion in capital holdings...
The Bahamas National Trust (BNT) celebrated a return to in-person events
with their first Cuban Pig Roast since 2020, held on Saturday, May 7th
at the Maillis Farm. The event was a huge success, raising a total of
$100,000 to support the enhancement of BNT’s Predator Control Program.
The Predator Control Program at the Inagua National Park will advance
the protection of our national bird, the West Indian Flamingo.
a target of $175,000 to operationalize the program, Pig Roast provided a
significant jumpstart to the organization’s fundraising efforts...
The Ministry of Youth, Sports & Culture on Monday launched the return of 'Youth Parliament Week,' which runs May 9th-13th.
hand with welcoming remarks was Mrs. Carla Brown-Roker, Youth
Coordinator/Grand Bahama Office and Program Leader, to introduce the
event. Mrs. Lauren-Ashley Heastie, Youth Officer, listed the itinerary
of events throughout the week, and the areas the participants
The public is advised that effective 8th May, 2022 the COVID-19 online
vaccination site, vax.gov.bs was upgraded to accommodate the scheduling
of 2nd booster doses. Walk-ins can also receive booster doses at
vaccination centers. Information on 2nd boosters will automatically be
included in the client’s existing record and shown on newly printed
certificates and vaccination status checks using the vax.gov.bs site...
On April 29, 2022, the PACE (Providing Access to Continued Education)
School building was officially named the Andrea E. Archer Institute, in
recognition of its founder, Andrea Archer. She is a heroic woman who has
dedicated her life to building programs centered on improving the
welfare of students and families in The Bahamas. Additionally, a
mortgage burning ceremony took place to celebrate this new mortgage-free
Institute made possible by the unrelenting fundraising efforts of the
PACE Foundation with significant support from the Sandals Foundation and
the Bahamas Development Bank...
In little over one year, we will be celebration 50 years of Independence. In such a view, I am moved to state the following:
Divine grace and a genetic transformation, the Israelites came to
realize that no entry into the promised land was possible until every
iota of mental slavery was exorcised from the very foundation of their
being. It could have taken them but a mere sixty days by foot to reach
their ultimate physical goal...
Summer is here, and the festivals are back. The Ministry of Tourism,
Investments & Aviation is proud to officially announce the return of
signature events and festivals such as Goombay, Junkanoo Summer and
Pineapple Festival this summer.
The Honourable I. Chester Cooper,
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Investments &
Aviation, is happy for the cultural celebration. He said, “It is
gratifying to see the return of our beloved festivals....
● 46% of organisations around the world reported experiencing fraud or
financial crime over the last 24 months; 70% of those organisations that
did encounter it experienced new incidents of fraud as a result of
Nassau, Bahamas - Cybercrime tops the list of current
threats facing businesses, while emerging risks from ESG-reporting fraud
and platform fraud could impact businesses in the future.
The tech, media and telecommunications sector experienced the highest
incidence of fraud across all industries according to PwC’s Global
Economic Crime and Fraud Survey 2022 which shows organisations’
perimeters are vulnerable...
In the aftermath of the sudden passing of three American visitors on
Exuma this weekend, the Government of The Bahamas wishes to provide the
following update as we continue our investigations.
First in our
thoughts are the grieving families. As a native of Exuma and the Member
of Parliament, I have reached out personally to the families to offer
condolences on behalf of the people of Exuma and The Bahamas.
Saturday, The Royal Bahamas Police Force, The Ministry of Health, the
Ministry of Tourism and officials from the US Embassy have been working
See enclosed the Commencement Address by the Hon. Philip Davis, QC, Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, to the 2022 Graduating Class of Middle Tennessee State University on Saturday, May 7, 2022:
Members of Faculty and Other Distinguished Guests, And the Graduating Class of 2022: Good morning!
Having travelled almost 1,000 miles to be here, I am thrilled to join you today in saying: “I Am True Blue”...
James Bond, the iconic cinematic British Secret Agent, has filmed in
The Bahamas no less than 007 times and come next month on 14 June, The
Bond Experience will be coming here to kick off the highly anticipated
book release “Filming James Bond in The Bahamas” by Simon Firth. The
Bond Experience will consist of a series of tours that will take place
throughout Nassau and Paradise Island to highlight James Bond’s
favourite locations in The Bahamas...