Minister of Tourism and Aviation the Hon. Dionisio D'Aguilar had a
tour today of the ongoing multi-million-dollar redevelopment of Sandals
Royal Bahamian, Cable Beach. The tour was conducted by Executive
Chairman of Sandals Resorts International Adam Stewart. Minister
'D'Aguilar and members of the press viewed many aspects of the upcoming
On 3rd May, 2021, eight (8) migrants were arraigned in the Freeport
Magistrate's Court #3 before Magistrate Laquay Laing. Two (2) Romanians,
one (1) Costa Rican, three (3) Ecuadorians, one (1) Eritrean and one
(1) Haitian national were all charged with Illegal Embarkation. All
migrants pled guilty to the offense and were convicted and fined $300.00
each or in default of payment, serve six (6) months at the Bahamas
Department of Correctional Services...
The Hon. Jeffrey L. Lloyd, Minster of Education received a Courtesy Call
from members of The Bahamas National Commission for UNESCO (United
Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), on
Thursday, April 29, 2021, to thank the Ministry for contributions made,
which assisted them in achieving many of their goals.
members from the Commission were in attendance including: His Excellency
Desmond Edwards, Ambassador and Permanent Delegate...
Freeport, Grand Bahama Over the years, mom has given you so much. This Mother’s Day, give her something in return by treating her to the best brunch on Grand Bahama Island. Our Mother’s Day Bunch will be held in Portobello’s and Churchill’s Restaurant from 12-5 p.m. on Sunday, May 9th. We’ll be featuring classic brunch favorites like mimosas, omelets, assorted pastries and more! Don’t wait until the last minute. Reserve your table today.
The computer lab at the Nassau Village Urban Renewal Centre will
henceforth be known as the Kermit Smith Computer Lab and Educational
Centre, it was announced recently at a somewhat emotional ceremony. The
story behind the honouree is an intriguing one, of how a man who once
roamed the streets and admittedly “did not care about anyone else but
myself,” turned his life around for the good of himself, his family and
The honouree, while thanking Urban Renewal
officials “for their kind words and gesture” in ensuring that the
Computer Lab and Educational Centre...
The Hon. Iram Lewis, on behalf of the Ministry of Youth, Sports and
Culture is pleased to congratulate Grand Bahamian native, Michael
Strachan on achieving his dream of playing football in the National
Football League (NFL) by being drafted by the Indianapolis Colts during
the 2021 draft held on May 1, 2021.
in the seventh round, Strachan becomes the latest Bahamian athlete to
join an impressive pool of NFL athletes...
Like Elastigirl from the animated Pixar movie, The Incredibles, Woman
Marine Terrell Johnson, stretches herself, going above and beyond the
call of duty to perform her duties at the Royal Bahamas Defence Force.
As a military mom, each day she would stretch herself. However, her true
superpower comes when she leaves work and can be 100 % present at
home. When she arrives home, it’s all about family. Terrell asserts
that the key to her success of being a military mom...
The Beacon School received laptops for every teacher and
projectors for each classroom on Monday, May 3, from a non-profit
organization, Beacon for Change.
Youth, Sports and Culture, the Hon. Iram Lewis on accepting the donation
described it as a “great day,” noting he was proud of Mr. Sonless
Martin and Ray Ferguson of Beacon for Change. Mr. Martin, a Bahamian
who was born in The Bahamas, moved to the United States...
Hon. Justice Keith Thompson (Retired) was presented
Instruments of Office as Freedom of Information Commissioner by Governor
General His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Cornelius A. Smith in a
ceremony at the Office of the Governor General on Monday, May 3, 2021.
Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs the Hon. Carl W. Bethel,
Q.C., delivered remarks. In the group photo, the Governor General is
pictured, centre, the Attorney General, left, and Justice Thompson and
Mrs. Gwen Thompson at right...
The West Grand Bahama District Disaster Consultative Committee hosted a
prayer breakfast to thank those who served during times of disaster on
Saturday, May 1. Held under the theme, “A Time of Reflection and
Restoration”, the event was held at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in
SeaGrape under the patronage of the Minister of State for Disaster
Preparedness, Management and Reconstruction, and Member of Parliament
for West Grand Bahama and Bimini, the Hon. Pakesia Parker-Edgecombe.
She thanked those in attendance for their service. (BIS Photos/Lisa
The Month of May has been declared National Disaster Preparedness Month
and it is being observed under the theme, “We are all NEMA - Stronger
As a very active hurricane season is being forecasted
for this year, the government of The Bahamas, via the Ministry of
Disaster Preparedness, Management and Reconstruction and the National
Management Emergency Agency, (NEMA)....
The Government of The Bahamas announced updated public health measures
and entry protocols for fully vaccinated travellers, stating:
Effective immediately, Bahamian citizens and residents who are fully
vaccinated – after receiving their second dose - will be exempt from
COVID-19 testing requirements when travelling inter-island from New
Providence, Grand Bahama, Abaco, Exuma and Eleuthera to any other
For the first time in 63 years, the government of The Bahamas is the owner of the Grand Bahama International Airport.
Official Signing Ceremony of the Share Purchase Agreement between
Freeport Airport Development Company Limited and Freeport Harbour
Company Limited and the signing of the Waiver Agreement between the
Government of the Bahamas ...
See enclosed the remarks from Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis at the Signing Ceremony for the Purchase of the Grand Bahama International Airport, Thursday, April 29, 2021:
Ladies and Gentlemen: Good afternoon.
Thank you Minister D’Aguilar for your introduction.
me also publicly thank him and Minister Kwasi Thompson for all of the
hard and good work they have done and continue to do on behalf of the
The Government of The Bahamas, by way of the Airport Authority
Ltd., concludes the purchase of the Grand Bahama International Airport
today, April 29, 2021. This acquisition brings to a total of 30 the
number of airports in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas owned by the
The Grand Bahama International Airport comprises 2,500 acres, inclusive of an 11,000-foot runway...
The Department of Immigration Hawkins Hill Office will be closed
effective Wednesday, 28th April, 2021 to allow for deep cleaning and
sanitization by the Department of Environmental Health due to a positive
COVID-19 case. The office will resume in-person services on Monday, 3rd
Please note that the safety of staff and clients is
our number one priority, however, we do apologize for any inconvenience
The Blue Economy Think Tank hosted by the Strategic Development and
Initiatives Unit of The Bahamas Development Bank attracted over 340
registered participants and 20 panelists from the Bahamas and abroad.
The event’s over-arching theme “From Small Island State to Big Ocean
Nation” highlighted ways Bahamians can benefit from increased
sustainable use of ocean resources in four areas: food, bio extractives,
maritime industry and energy as well as arts, culture and tourism. As
Managing Director Dave Smith pointed out, the country’s economic
exclusion zone is 46 times the size of the entire Bahamas...
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to advise that the Prime
Minister, the Most Honorable Dr. Hubert Minnis, will officially open the
Eleuthera Passport Office on Friday 30th April, 2021 at 12:00 noon.
Office is located in the Administrator’s Office in Governor’s Harbour.
The office will provide a full range of passport services, including
enrollment for new applicants, renewals and biometric fingerprinting...