Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis will address the
country on Wednesday night, 28 July 2021 at 8pm, regarding the continued
comprehensive measures his administration is taking to combat the
recent surge in COVID-19 cases.
“The COVID-19 pandemic is the worst crisis in our country’s modern history...
Come September, a new wave of technology will be transforming public schools in New Providence.
Technical Studies Unit of the Ministry of Education (MOE) presented its
recently acquired Primo Energy Seedlings to administrators, teachers
and students of Doris Johnson, C.V. Bethel and C.R. Walker senior high
schools on July 22 at the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture...
The Government marked a significant milestone on the long road to
recovery from Hurricane Dorian today with the commissioning of the High
Rock and McLean’s Town Community clinics.
2019, the historic devastation wrought by Hurricane Dorian impacted
private homes and businesses and critical public infrastructure across
the Northern Bahamas. This included the public hospital in Freeport as
well as the community and satellite clinics in East Grand Bahama...
Jamaica’s agri-entrepreneurs will get access to a range of
manufacturing, training and marketing support under a new two-year
project launched today which is being implemented by the Jamaica
Business Development Corporation (JBDC).
The initiative, the
Increasing the Export Capacity of Micro and Small Agro-Processors Using
the Cluster Approach Project includes access to an upgraded food
incubator, training in world class agriculture and manufacturing
practices and branding and marketing support for the Jamaica Harvest
Former Defence Force Marine, Mr. Herbert Marshall, recently paid a
courtesy call on the Commander Defence Force, Commodore Dr. Raymond King
on July 20th, 2021, at Defence Headquarters, John F. Kennedy Drive.
collaboration with the RBDF Veteran’s Affairs Office and the RBDF
Veteran’s Association (RBDFVA), and consistent with the Royal Bahamas
Defence Force’s strategic objective of strengthening and improving the
lives of the Veterans and Retirees...
The Department of Social Services has relaunched its national
24-hour hotline to assist those suffering from mental and physical
issues said Acting Deputy Director of Social Services for the Northern
Charlamae Fernander during a press conference on Thursday, July 22.
that they at the Department are aware of the many residents in Grand
Bahama still suffering from “stress and strain” from Hurricane Dorian...
The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) wishes to
apologize to the Class of 2021 for the inconvenience caused regarding
the unsuccessful broadcast of our 2021 virtual graduation. We continue
to work on the technical difficulties experienced with the video.
we share in the disappointment of the Class of 2021 and do not take it
lightly as a graduation ceremony is a rite of passage, signaling a new
The Tourism Development Corporation (TDC) is collaborating with the
Organization of American States (OAS) and the Caribbean Hotel and
Tourism Association (CHTA) to provide access to technical and financial
assistance for small tourism enterprises (STEs) through a participation
The organizations are seeking to identify and assess
the challenges, barriers and needs faced by STEs to direct technical
assistance and support post disaster recovery...
Owing to a third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, one psychologist is urging essential workers to prioritize their mental health.
is a concept of shared trauma that can be applied to essential workers.
They are a group of persons overlooked because of their position in
society, their titles and functions, and the assumptions we make about
their mental wellness,” said Dr Valerie Knowles, a clinical psychologist
with 30-plus years of experience...
The Dolphin Swim Club and Team Orca Swimming recently fused their
competitive swimming groups to form Lightning Aquatics. The team,
supported by Consolidated Water (Bahamas) Limited (CWCO), made its debut
at the 49th National Swimming Championships and struck gold, bronze,
and silver medals. CWCO representatives Mr. Jeffery Burrows and Mrs.
Welliya Cargill presented a cheque to Lightning Aquatics coaches and
President Allison Dean, who expressed thanks for the much-needed
The Cable Bahamas Group of Companies continued its partnership with, and
support of, the National Emergency Management Agency’s (NEMA) and its
disaster management/mitigation and response processes with a cash
donation and “in kind” equipment in the amount of $5,000 towards the
support of the agency’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
The Group presented NEMA with six Aliv
Push-to-Talk Communication devices that were packaged with six months of
free data service. The presentation took place Tuesday (July 20), at
the National Emergency Management Agency...
The Government intends to address the issue of too many derelict
buildings in downtown Nassau through legislation and other legal means,
Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis said today at the
official opening of the Margaritaville Resort at The Pointe.
The Prime Minister said the issue must be addressed if Nassau is to meet its potential...
The Bahamas has received 3,496 doses of the COVID-19 AstraZeneca vaccine
as the result of a donation from the British Overseas Territories of
Montserrat and Anguilla, with the assistance of United Kingdom High
Commissioner Sarah Dickson. “The vaccines are a welcome addition to our
current vaccine supplies and will be used to continue the administration
of second doses. We express our deep appreciation to the governments
and people of Montserrat and Anguilla and the United Kingdom for this
much-needed support,” said Dr. Merceline Dahl-Regis, chair of the
National COVID-19 Vaccine Consultative Committee and special health
adviser to the Prime Minister, who received the vaccines on Wednesday 21
The University of The Bahamas (UB) Presidential Search Committee (PSC),
appointed by the UB Board of Trustees, is pleased to announce that it
has selected its top three finalists for the position of President of
University of The Bahamas, to be appointed at the culmination of current
President Rodney D. Smith's term.
The finalists, in alphabetical order:
Erik Rolland is a respected professional with 30 years’ experience
hailing from the University of California and the California State
University system in the United States...
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Disaster Preparedness,
Management and Reconstruction, Mr. Carl F. Smith, called on members of
the public to be aware of the “absolute need” to be prepared for the
2021 Hurricane Season, adding that involvement of the community in
disaster preparedness and response is crucial...
Hospital administration at the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) today
announced the implementation of measures to manage the institution’s
already strained services as a result of a surge in COVID-19 cases
presenting at the Emergency Department. The new measures are designed to
reduce the spread of the virus among patients and staff, and to account
for an increase in the number of persons having to be admitted, the
overwhelming majority of whom are unvaccinated...
In continuation of their partnership, the incoming representative
for the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA),
Mari Dunleavy paid a courtesy call to The Bahamas Development Bank (The
Bank) accompanied by the Technical Coordinator, Shacara Lightbourne. She
was received by Dave Smith, Managing Director, Troy Sampson, Business
Development Manager and Sumayyah Cargill, Unit Head, Strategic
Development and Initiatives.
The Bank is
mandated under the Bahamas Development Bank Act, 1974, to promote
industrial, agricultural and commercial development through financing
and investing in approved enterprises...
the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis visited the Embassy of the Republic of Haiti
on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 to sign the Book of Condolence for the late President of Haiti, Jovenel Moïse. President Moïse was assassinated
on July 7, 2021 in his home. Pictured
with the Prime Minister, are Minister of Foreign Affairs the Hon. Darren Henfield (far right) and Mr. Anthony Brutus, Chargé d’Affaires of the Embassy of the Republic of Haiti in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas
. (Photo/Office of the Prime Minister)...
For the first time in over 14 years there are no
active foreign oil drilling licenses in Bahamian waters. We applaud the
government for refusing to renew Challenger Energy Company’s (aka
Bahamas Petroleum Company) licenses because they have failed to pay
their basic fees. Yet we are still vulnerable to the risks of oil
drilling in our waters from future corporate misadventures...