According to Minister of State for Grand Bahama, Senator Kwasi
Thompson, it has been estimated that the 2nd Grand Bahama Technology
Summit has added over a half million dollars to the Grand Bahamian
During his opening remarks at the 2nd Grand Bahama
Technology Summit on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, at the Grand Lucayan,
Minister Thompson noted that the Summit has exceeded expectations,
resulting in the Office of the Prime Minister having to close online
registration due to spaces filling up quickly.
“For this we are
truly thankful,” said Minister Thompson. “Our journey has just begun and
we look forward to new initiatives in the coming months...
“Grand Bahama has a very bright future” stated Prime Minister of The
Bahamas, Dr. the Most Hon. Hubert Minnis, during a ‘Pop-up Chat’ with
Parliamentary Secretary Pakesia Parker-Edgecombe on Wednesday, November
Prime Minister Minnis had just completed opening remarks for
the 2nd Grand Bahama Technology Summit at the Grand Lucayan when he was
invited to sit for a brief interview with Mrs. Edgecombe...
PanJam Investment Limited (PanJam or the Group) increased profits on stronger investment and property income.
profit attributable to stockholders for the quarter ended September 30,
2018 amounted to $1.9 billion, an increase of 59 per cent relative to
the same period in 2017. Earnings per stock unit were $1.84.
from PanJam’s core operations more than doubled when compared to the
third quarter of 2017. This performance was driven by a substantial
improvement in investment income...
Bahamas First General Insurance Company is building on its Junkanoo
legacy by confirming an ongoing multi-year sponsorship of The Saxons
Superstars Junkanoo group, a partnership formed several years ago.
President and CEO for the leading general insurer, Patrick Ward,
shared, “Our corporate offices share a community with the home of the
Saxons Superstars. We believe in investing in the local community and in
supporting Bahamian culture. While the art of Junkanoo hones the
creativity and innovation of its participants...
3-day Bahamas public forecast for today and tonight, Thursday, 15th November, 2018.
High pressure across the area weakens and continues to shift eastward
ahead of an approaching cold front, expected over the Northwest Bahamas
later this evening. Meanwhile, a surface trough moving west across
Hispaniola triggers unsettled weather over the Southern Bahamas.
Special warnings: Beachgoers and mariners should be alert for the risk rip currents along eastern shorelines especially in the Southeast Bahamas...
Illegal drugs recovered at LPIA: According to reports, shortly before 10:00pm, Wednesday, 14th November,
2018, Airport Division Officers, while in the US Customs Hall at Lynden
Pindling International Airport...
Police investigates stabbing incident: Police on the island of New Providence are investigating a stabbing
incident which left an adult male with injuries, Wednesday 14th
St. Anne’s School (SAS), Fox Hill Road, New Providence was awarded its
first prestigious Eco-Schools Green Flag Award on Monday 12 November
2018. The Green Flag Award is the highest award level that a school can
achieve and can be granted every two years. The school’s campus
underwent an onsite evaluation by the Eco-Schools Bahamas Assessment
Team to determine whether the school met the award criteria and they
exceeded all expectations. St. Anne’s School became a member of the
Eco-Schools Bahamas program in 2016 and now joins Bishop Michael Eldon
During the Ceremony for the Junior Junkanoo Parades 2018-2019 Seed
Monies Presentation, on November 12, 2018, Minister of Youth, Sports and
Culture the Hon. Lanisha Rolle, said that Junkanoo is the conduit
through which the creativity of the Bahamian is showcased, the story of
the nation's heritage is told, and the imagination of its people is made
manifest to the world.
“The Junior Junkanoo Parades of the
Commonwealth of the Bahamas were established in 1988. And more than a
parade, Junior Junkanoo is a living and breathing cultural experience
which has developed into a vibrant cultural teaching and learning
program that serves a multi-purpose,” Minister Rolle said...
Officially opening the 2nd Grand Bahama Technology Summit on Wednesday,
November 14, Prime Minister, Dr. the Most Hon. Hubert Minnis shared how
government is using technology to improve many aspects of national
The three-day summit is now in session at the Grand Lucayan resort under the theme, ‘The Future is Now.’
The Prime Minister announced that the mission and commitment of The
Bahamas to become a regional leader in Information and Communication
Sharuane Lockhart is the lucky recipient of this year’s Doctors Hospital
Mammograms for Life promotion. Each year she will get a free mammogram
at the hospital’s K. Larry Carroll Advanced Imaging Center.
Lockhart has diligently had a mammogram performed every year since she
reached the age of 40 when women in the Bahamas are recommended to get
the annual breast cancer screening test...
Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Lanisha
Rolle officially launched National Sports Month, on November 12, 2018,
at her Ministry.
with a number of events to celebrate the month, Minister Rolle pointed
out that the Signature Events will be the National Sports Hall of Fame
Induction Ceremony, at Government House, on November 23, 2018, at 6:30
p.m.; and the National Sports
Awards (by invitation only) at SuperClubs Breezes, on November 30,
2018, at 7p.m...
The Official Latin GRAMMY® After-Party will close out The Latin
Recording Academy's week-long celebration honoring some of the biggest
names in Latin music. The event will take place on Thursday, Nov. 15,
immediately following the 19th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards® at Hakkasan
Nightclub. Party guests will experience exclusive performances at the
Latin Jazz Lounge by Latin GRAMMY® winner and jazz trumpeter, Charlie
Sepúlveda, along with special guests Latin GRAMMY nominees Raquel Sofía
and Néstor Torres; Manu Manzo, Andy Montañez and Marger Sealey will
perform as well...
Minister of the Environment and Housing, the Hon. Romauld Ferreira
launched his 'Be a Hero' national cleanup campaign with school visits at
T.A. Thompson Junior High School, Gregory Street, and L.W. Young Junior
High School, Bernard Road, at the start of the school day on Monday
morning. At school assemblies he encouraged young people to play an
important part in creation of clean, green living environments in their
In an effort to improve health outcomes for The Bahamas, the National
Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) launched a 45-day consultation period
with stakeholders on October 23rd to discuss proposed changes to the
program. Today, Dr. Robin Roberts, Chairman of the NHIA Board, announced
that the consultation period will be extended by an additional 10 days
to provide more communities and stakeholder groups with the opportunity
to share their feedback about potential ways forward for the NHI
program. This means that the 45-day consultation period...
University of The Bahamas’ Government and Public Policy Institute
(GPPI) will hold a first of its kind policy forum featuring four former
Central Bank of The Bahamas Governors. The event, which will be held on
Tuesday, 20th November at 7:00 p.m. in the Harry C. Moore Library and
Information Centre Auditorium will focus on the topic ‘The Past, Present
and Future of Monetary and Fiscal Policy.’
and Fiscal policy dominate concerns for all Bahamians as both impact
the level of taxation Bahamians face, the degree of government's deficit
Prime Minister, Dr. the Most Hon. Hubert A. Minnis led his Cabinet
Ministers, Senators and Members of Parliament on a tour of Fusion
Superplex, the multi-dimensional IMAX Theatre on Gladstone Road,
overlooking the picturesque and serene Lake Cunningham.
about an hour’s tour of the 100,000 square-foot facility, which houses
nine movie theatres inclusive of VIP sections, the Prime Minister said,
he was very impressed with the business establishment owned by young
Proud prize winners at the Bahamas Press Club's Media Awards 2018
ceremonies are pictured at the British Colonial Hilton on Saturday
evening, November 10, 2018. The 4th annual industry awards presentation
was under the theme, 'Celebrating 45 Years of Bahamian Media
1973-2018.' All categories of media were recognized. President of the
Club, Anthony Capron, is pictured fourth, right. 'Person of the Year'
went to Gold Medal Olympian Shaunae Miller-Uibo...
His Excellency Nestor Mendez (left), Assistant Secretary General of the
Organization of American States (OAS), paid a Courtesy Call on the
Minister of National Security, the Hon. Marvin H. Dames on Tuesday,
November 13, 2018 to discuss mutual undertakings relating to utilization
of modern technology in the fight against crime.
Courtesy Call on Prime Minister, Dr. the Most Hon. Hubert Minnis (centre
right) by the Assistant Secretary General of the Organization of
American States, H.E. Nestor Mendez at Cabinet Office today, Tuesday, 13
November 2018, Rawson Square. Pictured from left: Minister of Foreign
Affairs the Hon. Darren Henfield, HE Nestor Mendez, Prime Minister
Minnis, and Secretary to the Cabinet Camille Johnson.
Thirty-four retirees of the Public Service were honoured during an
Appreciation Luncheon on Friday, November 9, 2018 at the Grand Lucayan
resort. They were honoured during the 18th Northern Region Public
Service Recognition of Retirees Appreciation Luncheon, held under the
theme: 'The Public Service – Igniting a Positive Change for Future
Generations.' Following tributes from the various departments, Minister
of State in the Office of the Prime Minister, Senator the Hon. J. Kwasi
Thompson (pictured centre right) gave brief remarks and introduced the
Minister of the Public Service and National Insurance, the Hon. Brensil
Rolle (centre left) who both commended and thanked the retirees for
their years of dedicated service...