Following a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the Ministry of
Tourism, Investments & Aviation (MOTIA), in collaboration with the
Junkanoo Corporation of New Providence (JCNP), is back with its largest
signature cultural event — Junkanoo Summer Festival. The popular summer
festival will take place on four Saturdays this July ( 2nd, 16th, 23rd
and 30th July) at Arawak Cay, directly opposite the Fish Fry, from 12
Officials of the Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas (ZNS)
celebrated 86 years of service to the community with attendance, Sunday
morning, May 29, 2022 at Faith United Missionary Baptist Church, Baillou
Hill Road, South. Senior Pastor, Rev. Dr. William Thompson and
Minister of State for the Public Service, the Hon. Pia Glover Rolle who
addressed the congregation are pictured with ZNS directors and
executives -- including Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas Chairman
Picewell Forbes, Director Athama Bowe...
A broad low pressure trough straddling the Northwest and Central Bahamas
will linger over the area for the next few days. This trough will
eventually lift and move northeastward into the open Atlantic Ocean by
Thursday. Periods of scattered showers and isolated strong to severe
thunderstorms are expected during the week. Heavy downpours, strong
gusty winds and frequent lightning activity will accompany severe
thunderstorm activity. Prolonged rainfall resulting in localized
flooding in low-lying areas is anticipated...
Alarmed by the increasing number of cases of abuse against women
and children living in the country, The Bahamas’ chapters of Delta Sigma
Theta Sorority, Inc. and its Southern Regional Representative, Kyrsten
Sheffield donated gently used clothing and shoes, food, and feminine
hygiene products to the Bahamas Crisis Center and the Evangeline Jervis
Community Service Center.
organizers, this partnership across Bahamian waters is a commitment to
eradicate violence against women around the globe...
The University of The Bahamas (UB) has posthumously conferred an
honorary Doctor of Philosophy degree upon the late Hon. Arthur D. Hanna,
former Bahamian governor-general, parliamentarian, deputy prime
minister and minister of education at the institution’s Spring 2022
UB President and CEO Dr. Rodney Smith, by
virtue of his authority, conferred the honor on Mr. Hanna in recognition
of his accomplishments as Minister of Education...
The Bahamas Agricultural Health and Food Safety Authority (BAHFSA)
continues to monitor the May 20th, Recall by J.M. Smucker Co. in
Lexington Kentucky, USA, for the Select Jif Peanut Butter Products due
to potential Salmonella contamination.
A number of Companies and
Brands have recalled multiple products containing Peanut Butter, for
example, Cargill, Walmart, Del Monte, Wawa, Albertson’s, Fresh Seasons,
Country Fresh, just to name a few....
Dr. Rodney Smith conferred final degrees as President and CEO of the
University of The Bahamas on the Class of 2022 at the Spring
Commencement ceremony, Thursday, May 26, 2022 at Atlantis Convention
Dr. Smith, who concludes his tenure on July 31, 2022,
expressed appreciation to his colleagues in administration, staff
throughout the campuses, faculty and alumnae for walking the journey
The Bahamas Reef Environment Educational Foundation (BREEF) is pleased
to begin the distribution of the “Bahamas Underwater'' book. This new
hardcover book is a collaboration between BREEF and award-winning
photographer Shane Gross. Generous support from the Sean Connery
Philanthropy Fund has made it possible for BREEF to donate a copy of the
book to every school throughout the archipelago.
With a foreword
by world-renowned ocean explorer and advocate Jean-Michel Cousteau, and
introduction by BREEF Executive Director Casuarina McKinney-Lambert,
Minister of Health & Wellness, the Honourable Dr. Michael R.
Darville confirmed that there has been an uptick in positive COVID-19
cases in particular in New Providence over the past three (3) weeks. The
Minister added that samples to test for the Omicron BA.2. Variant were
collected and sent for genome mapping.
Surveillance Unit he said has turned specific focus on schools in the
country as cases continue to rise. “This Ministry is working closely
with the Ministry of Education & Technical & Vocational Training
as well as with the unions”, Minister Darville said, “…
Nicholas Higgs has been named as the next Managing Director to The
Bahamas Development Bank (BDB). He will take the helm of the National
Development Bank on July 4th 2022. At 31, he is the youngest Managing
Director in the history of institution.
brings extensive experience in development finance, research and
The Hon. Zane Lightbourne, Minister of State in the Ministry of
Education, and Technical and Vocational Training has called on educators
to be good listeners, sharpen their problem solving skills and avoid
temptations that contribute to the erosion of the teaching profession.
have chosen a noble career, therefore whether it is temporary or for
the long haul just know that from day one you will touch lives and groom
the future of this country which we all call home,” he said...
Bahamian owned and operated commercial airline, Western Air, took a long
runway into the international friendly skies yesterday when it made its
first flight between Nassau and Fort Lauderdale, Florida as another
airline alternative for travellers. The 50-seater Embraer ERJ145 Jet
took off from Lynden Pindling International Airport at 11 a.m. en route
to Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport...
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has released its
Official List of Shelters for the 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season which
commences June 1 and ends November 30, 2022.
at The Bahamas Department of Meteorology are predicting another
above-average season with 19 named storms, including 9 hurricanes, four
of which are expected to become major hurricanes (Category 3...
The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture will host its annual Summer
Youth Employment Programme in New Providence and Grand Bahama, to run
from Monday, 4th July to Friday, 29th July, 2022. Young persons will be
employed as Camp Aides (ages 15-17), participate in Youth and Culture
Apprenticeships (ages 15 to 25) or serve as summer students in our
Corporate Placement programme (ages 15 to 25)...
A delegation from The Bahamas, led by the Honourable I. Chester Cooper,
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Investments &
Aviation, (MOTIA), along with Minister Clay Sweeting, Minister for
Agriculture, Marine Resources & Family Island Affairs are set to
travel to Georgetown, Guyana, 19th -21st May, to represent the Prime
Minister in the CARICOM Agri-Investment Forum and Expo...
A Reception was held to mark the 25th Anniversary of the
Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas and People's Republic of China, May 19, 2022 at Grand Hyatt,
the People's Republic of China to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas H.E.
Dai Qingli, and the Bahamas Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Public
Service the Hon. Frederick Mitchell, gave remarks.
His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Cornelius A. Smith, Governor General,
attended a special reception in recognition of Mrs. Elaine A.V. Major,
who celebrated her 100 Birthday on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. At the
celebration, at Crypto Isle (formerly Luciano's East Bay Street), she
was presented a Special Letter and an arrangement of flowers from the
Governor General. Minister of Education and Technical & Vocational
Training the Hon. Glenys Hanna-Martin brought congratulatory remarks...
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Investments and Aviation
the Hon. Chester Cooper attended a memorial for three American visitors
to Exuma, Mr. and Mrs. Michael and Robbie Phillips and Mr. Vincent
Chiarella, who died while staying at Sandals. It was also a service for
the recovery of Mrs. Donnis Chiarella.
Service of Prayer, led by the Exuma Christian Council, was held at
Ebenezer Union Baptist Church at Farmers Hill on Monday, May 16...
NOTICE - SOCIAL SERVICES COUPON DISTRIBUTION/GRAND BAHAMA – As the
Department of Social Services transitions to online services, the
restructuring of coupon distribution is taking place, said Dorothea
Gomez, Officer in Charge of the Department of Social Services during a
press conference on Wednesday.
The end of month coupon
distribution will take place as follows: May 23 to 27...
The Ministry for Grand Bahama in conjunction with the Ministry of
Education and the Department of Labour will host a two-day Career Fair
for 1,000 students, from grades nine to 12, at Grand Lucayan resort
beginning May 19.
The announcement was made by Permanent
Secretary for the Ministry for Grand Bahama Harcourt Brown during a
press conference on Tuesday at the Ministry. Also present were Ivan
Butler from the Ministry of Education and Bonnie Johnson from the
Ministry of Labour....