Minister of the Environment & Housing, the Hon. Romauld Ferreira,
announced in the House of Assembly, September 20, that his Ministry is
fulfilling the first of the Government's promises, quoted in its public
2017 Manifesto, "to inaugurate the People's National Clean-Up Day,"
launched through the Ministry's National Clean-Up Plan to start off in
New Providence during October 2017, then extend out to the Family
Islands "in an island-specific way."
During his House address,
the Minister remarked: "Mr. Speaker, I grew upon a clapboard house at
the foot of Kemp Road. We had a broom for sweeping the yard, in fact
all of the neighbours did; and every Saturday we did sweep the yard...
Some 700 young people, aged 17-25 years, recently submitted
applications for the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture’s ‘Fresh
Start’ program, and, in Grand Bahama, most of them completed final
interviews over the weekend as prospective candidates for securing
internships, and maybe even employment in the near future.
Roker of the Ministry of Youth noted that contrary to what many of the
youngsters who applied may have thought, the interview is pivotal to the
Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Darren Henfield addresses the media in a press conference at LPIA upon return home Sunday, evening, September 24, from attendance at the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly in New York, where he gave a National Statement on September 23, 2017.
Press Statement by The Minister Of Foreign Affairs, The Hon. Darren Henfield, after participation In 72UNGA:
Colleagues and Members of the press, good evening.
am delighted to be back home along with members of my delegation,
after attending the 72nd Session of the United Nations General
Assembly. This, as you are no doubt aware, is my first GA as Minister
of Foreign Affairs...
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. Peter Turnquest
said the theme of this year’s Eleuthera Business Outlook, “Breaking
Barriers: Promoting Success” was both appropriate and timely.
in the sense that for me and the government it is important to break
barriers by streamlining and – where necessary – eliminating government
bureaucracy in order to progress or move forward and achieve economic
Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Priorities for 2017, alert
officers from the Mobile Division took two adult males into custody
after they seized another illegal handgun off the streets of New
Providence on Sunday 24th September 2017.
Shortly after 9.30am,
alert officers from the Mobile Division were on routine patrol in the
area of Anthol Road, Ridgeland Park, when they intercepted a Nissan Cube
vehicle with two male occupants. The two men were accosted and they
along with the vehicle were searched...
Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, the Hon. Michael Pintard, on
Saturday, September 23, presented the major Junkanoo groups on island
with their seed money to prepare for their New Year’s Day Parade.
Junkanoo as the most culturally recognized expression in the country,
Minister Pintard said it attracts the largest number of Bahamians as
participants and observers...
Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames said, on September
21, 2017, that among the many important programmes geared towards the
proper rehabilitation of prisoners is the aspect of the spiritual
development of the prisoner.
“This most fundamental aspect
cannot go unmentioned,” Minister Dames said, during an official launch
of the Archdiocesan Catholic Church Men’s Association (ACCMA) Ministry
of H.O.P.E. (Helping Our People Excel), at the Bahamas Department of
Correctional Services Remand Center Housing Unit...
The government appreciates that the ongoing success and vitality of the
Bahamian economy is tied to the nation’s ability to attract quality
“strategic” foreign investment, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of
Finance the Hon. Peter Turnquest said.
“In order to maintain
and sustain living standards at the levels we have become accustomed
[to], we need to not only attract a certain amount of foreign direct
investment, we must do so on an annual basis and in competition with the
rest of the Caribbean and Latin American region as well as with many
states, municipalities, cities and towns within the United States,” DPM
Turnquest said during the Eleuthera Business Outlook...
Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis dances with a
young girl in the Port Lucaya Market Square during ‘A Taste of Port
Lucaya’, which took place on Friday, September 22, 2017. The Prime
Minister led a team of local Cabinet Ministers and Parliamentary
Secretaries to the event, which is being held throughout the month of
September. It was designed to bring more attention, customers and
economic increase to the businesses of Port Lucaya in Freeport, Grand
Bahama. The Office of The Prime Minister in Grand Bahama joined forces
with the Ministry of Tourism, BTC and other business partners to make ‘A
Taste of Port Lucaya’ possible...
The Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit, Prime Minister of Dominica, which was
recently ravaged by Hurricane Maria, stopped in Nassau Sunday morning,
September 24, and met at Jet Aviation with Prime Minister Dr. the Hon.
Hubert Minnis, Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and
Immigration the Hon. Brent Symonette, and Minister of Transport and
Local Government the Hon. Frankie Campbell. Inside the private jet
facility, they are pictured discussing the hurricane's devastation, left
to right: PM Dr. Minnis, Mr. Campbell, PM Skerrit, and Mr. Symonette.
In second photo, outside, gestures of goodwill...
Dr. Rodney Smith, President of the University of The Bahamas (right),
called upon Brent Symonette, Minister of Financial Services, Trade &
Industry and Immigration at the Ministry on Friday, September 22,
Following extensive efforts at contact with the four Bahamians known to
be living in the Caribbean island of Dominica, the Ministry of Foreign
Affairs has confirmed that the individuals in question are safe,
following the passage of Hurricane Maria, which caused significant
damage on that island.
The Bahamians, three students and a
businesswoman, were confirmed safe by Ministry officials through
constant contact with family and friends since traditional
communications were down and there is no official Mission of The Bahamas
Government in Dominica...
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. Peter Turnquest
said the government is undertaking several key initiatives to update the
facilities that exist to aid small businesses and Bahamian business
Speaking at the Eleuthera Business Outlook,
September 21, 2017, DPM Turnquest said the government also needs to
consolidate and improve access to these initiatives so that Bahamian
entrepreneurs get timely and effective support...
Officers of the Mobile Division in Grand Bahama arrest three males for possession of a firearm and ammunition.
are that on Saturday 23rd September 2017 shortly after 1:00pm, Officers
of the Mobile Division while on routine patrol in the area of Seahorse
Plaza, observed a silver Honda Accord vehicle with three occupants
acting suspicious. The vehicle then speed off, officers gave chase and
with the assistance of another police unit...
Illegal handgun seized:Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Priorities for 2017,
officers from a police special operations team seized another handgun
off the streets of New Providence on Friday 22nd September 2017...
27 arrested, 88 drivers ticketed: 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...
New York - The National Statement of The Commonwealth of the Bahamas
delivered by The Hon. Darren Henfield, MP,Minister of Foreign Affairs of
The Commonwealth of the Bahamas During the 72nd Session of The United
Nations General Assembly on 23rd September, 2017
behalf of the people and Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas,
I congratulate you on your election as President of the 72nd Session of
the General Assembly...
The Minister of Labour, Senator the Hon. Dion Foulkes recently met with
executives of The Bahamas Bureau of Standards and Quality Services. Minister Foulkes was joined by the newly appointed Chairperson of the Prices Commission, Mrs. Synida Dorsett.
Bahamas Bureau of Standards and Quality Services team was represented
by Dr. Renae Bufford, Director; Mrs. Patricia Minnis, Councilmember; Mr.
Edison Sumner, Vice Chairman of the Bureau and CEO of The Bahamas
Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederation...
Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis said on Friday at a press
briefing, his monthly visit produced productive meetings to help
revitalise the economy of the island.
During his second
monthly visit to Grand Bahama, the Prime Minister stated that he made
the commitment to do this so as to be intimately involved in the
revitalisation, re-growth and rebranding of the island.
is also an office in Abaco, where he will also visit monthly, along
with a commitment to establish an office, although it may be temporary,
in Exuma, Eleuthera and Central Andros...