The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, the
Hon. Darren A. Henfield, MP, in a virtual farewell call on 23rd June,
2021, received His Excellency Dr Bernd von Münchow-Pohl, whose tour of
duty as Ambassador of Germany to The Bahamas is coming to an end. His
appointment began 21st January, 2019, when he presented his Letters of
Credence to the Governor-General...
Recovery is precisely what this budget is all about, it is the economic
elixir for what ails the nation, we will recover,” said the Hon. Renward
Wills, Minister of Health during his contribution to the 2021/2022
The road to recovery is not an easy one. Minister
Wells said, however, with the Seven-Pillared Accelerate Bahamas
Recovery plan, we chart our steps to rapidly return to a sense of
The Ministry of Health looks to participate in the rollout of that plan. Health care and vaccinations form the third pillar...
The Ministry of Health participated today in an official handover
of donated medical supplies from the United States Northern Command in
the Conference Room of the Ministry of Health.
attendance were the Minister of Health, the Honourable Renward Wells,
Acting Permanent Secretary Siobhan Deane, Acting Director of Nursing,
Gina Dean, Hospital Administrator, Mary Walker and other Ministry of
There are many signs of hope, many signs of progress. This budget is a
sign of progress,” said Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Most
Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis in his closing remarks to the 2021/2022 budget
We are providing concessions and incentives for Bahamians
to thrive in areas such as small business development, fisheries,
agriculture, tourism and the digital economy.
The Prime Minister
announced that Carnival and Royal Caribbean have agreed to a new
Minister of State for the Ministry of Finance and for Grand
Bahama, Sen. the Hon. J. Kwasi Thompson explained that the economy is
beginning to show signs of recovery.
feeling more hopeful about the future! There is a reason to be hopeful!
We are moving from recovery mode to putting down the building blocks
for sustainable growth,” Senator Thompson said during his Contribution
to the 2021/22 Budget Debate in the Senate, Tuesday, June 22, 2021...
In keeping with its goal to ensure all Bahamians are vaccinated, The
Ministry of Health with the support of the United States government
transported a second tranche of COVID-19 vaccine to the Family Islands.
vaccines were transported by the Rhode Island National Guard (RING)
(which has the mandate to fight American wars, secure the homeland and
build enduring partnerships around the globe)...
See enclosed Opening Statement for the Fiscal Year 2021/22 Senate Budget Debate by Senator the Hon. J. Kwasi Thompson, Minister of State for Finance, and Minister of State for Grand Bahama in the Office of the Prime Minister, June 22, 2021:
Just a few weeks ago Prime Minister, the Most
Honourable Dr. Hubert Alexander Minnis tabled in the Lower House two of
the most important documents...
Royal Caribbean and Carnival cruise lines have agreed to a new combined
investment of $350 million in the Grand Bahama Shipyard, Prime Minister
the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis announced today in his wrap-up of the
2021/22 Budget Debate in the House of Assembly.
Minister pointed out that to understand the scale of this investment,
the original investment and other investments to date in the Shipyard
have totaled approximately $250 million dollars...
The Government has embarked on a major initiative aimed at zeroing
in on deficiencies in specialized skills in the country’s workforce. On
Monday, 21st June, the Ministry of Labour in conjunction with the
National Training Agency (NTA), the Department of Labour and the
National Tripartite Council, formally announced the launch of the
National Workforce Skills Gap Survey 2021 during a press conference held
at the NTA on Gladstone Road.
Manager at the Ministry of Labour, Robert Farquharson said that in 2012,
a similar survey was conducted by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Government of The Bahamas...
Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis today announced
several changes to the Emergency Powers Order, including adjustments to
curfews, testing requirements for domestic travel, travel health visa
fees, wedding receptions, funeral services and provisions for fully
Prime Minister Minnis
said that progress achieved on the management of the virus...
With lively Junkanoo performances and celebrations, government
officials and key business leaders welcomed Royal Caribbean
International with open arms on Friday, June 18 as Adventure of the Seas
completed its inaugural homeporting ceremony in Grand Bahama Island,
with 1,000 eager passengers.
Following a 16-month hiatus due to
COVID-19 related travel restrictions, the return of cruising to Grand
Bahama Island marks a pivotal moment for the local community...
The DRA recognizes that the needs within the communities of Abaco and
Grand Bahama are pressing, and we are methodically prioritizing the work
and maximizing the available resources to ensure that the islands of
Abaco including the Cays and Grand Bahama are fully reconstructed. DRA
takes a moment to share current facts:
YES, COVID did impact the DRA’s ability to raise funds...
The Government of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas invites interested
parties to attend an Industry Forum concerning private
operator/developer concessions and related opportunities in connection
with The Bahamas Airports PPP Program.
operators, service providers, lenders, construction companies and
facility managers are among those likely to be interested in attending a
Tourism is rebounding every day in The Bahamas with almost 300,000
visitors receiving Bahamas Travel Health Visas to enter the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas over the first five months of the year, Minister of
Tourism and Aviation, the Hon. Dionisio D’Aguilar said.
Mr. D’Aguilar said statistics show that the Family Islands are “bouncing back” even faster than New Providence.
“Everyone sees it! The airports are getting busier! The marinas up and down The Bahamas have never been busier...
After cruise tourism had stopped for many months, Friday marked the
return of cruise passengers to Grand Bahama, said Minister of Tourism
and Aviation, the Hon. Dionisio D’Aguilar, during the Inaugural Ceremony
marking Royal Caribbean’s Adventure of the Seas’ Bahamas Homeporting
and Weekly Calls on the Port of Freeport, held June 18, 2021 at Freeport
“It has been sixteen long and painful months, during
which absolutely no cruise ships have sailed the waters of The Bahamas
(because of the COVID-19 Pandemic)...
Royal Bahamas Defence Force Entry 22 paid a courtesy call upon
Governor General His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Cornelius A. Smith, on
the occasion of their 33rd Anniversary on Monday, June 14th, 2021.
See enclosed Budget Debate presentation by Minister of Health, the Hon. Renward Wells, June 16 & 17, 2021 in the House of Assembly:
I rise today in this House in
the usual fashion, with thankfulness in my heart, praising HaShem, The
Elohim of the Elohim, who has blessed us in the Heavenly place with all
spiritual blessing. He is the Lord of Life, the source of all hope,
faith, and love. May his name forever and forever be praised...