Press Releases

Prime Minister Minnis accepts donation from Baha Mar

October 07, 2019

Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis today accepted a $500,000 donation from the Baha Mar resort to assist with temporary housing for residents affected by Hurricane Dorian...

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Minister of Financial Services Encourages BIFS Students at Awards Presentation

October 07, 2019

Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration the Hon. Elsworth Johnson gave remarks at the Bahamas Institute of Financial Services 43rd Awards Presentation, at Melia Nassau Beach resort, October 5, 2019...

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Simone Fitzcharles Sworn in As Vice-President of the Industrial Tribunal

October 07, 2019

Simone Fitzcharles was sworn in as Vice-President of the Bahamas Industrial Tribunal by Governor General His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith during a swearing in ceremony at Government House on October 7, 2019. Also present at the ceremony were Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, the Hon. Carl Bethel, and President of the Bahamas Industrial Tribunal Indira Francis...

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Prime Minister Visits East Grand Bahama

October 07, 2019

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis, and Member of Parliament for East Grand Bahama, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. Peter Turnquest made a visit to the most devastated area of Grand Bahama on Sunday, October 6, 2019 after Hurricane Dorian's passage a month ago...

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A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is now in Effect for Grand Bahamas and Abaco from 3:25pm
A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is now in Effect for Grand Bahamas and Abaco from 3:25pm

October 07, 2019

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR GRAND BAHAMA, ABACO, AND THEIR ADJACENT WATERS. A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR BIMINI, THE BERRY ISLANDS, ANDROS, AND NEW PROVIDENCE, ALONG WITH THEIR ADJACENT WATERS AND CAYS.

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Gonet Bank Presents Cheque to Bahamas Pavilion at 2020 Dubai Expo

October 07, 2019

Principals of Gonet Bank & Trust, presented the government with a $200,000 cheque to support the Bahamas’ Pavilion at 2020 Expo Dubai. Accepting the cheque on behalf of the Bahamas Government, October 3, 2019, at the Office of the Prime Minister was Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. Peter Turnquest...

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Minister Ferreira Tours Progress at New Providence Ecology Park

October 07, 2019

Minister of the Environment and Housing the Hon. Romauld Ferreira and Permanent Secretary Janice Miller joined stakeholders on a tour of the New Providence Ecology Park (NPEP) on October 4, 2019...

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National Oil Spill Contingency Advisory Committee Created to Mount Appropriate Responses to Oil Spill Incidents

October 07, 2019

The Bahamas Government has created the National Oil Spill Contingency Advisory Committee (NOSCAC), a small action team, to work with the Response Manager to mount appropriate responses to oil spill incidents, which falls under the purview of the Ministry of Transport and Local Government...

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Systems in Place to Assist Residents, Says GB Minister

October 07, 2019

The government has put things in place to assist residents of Grand Bahama to get their businesses and homes functional again, said Minister of State for Grand Bahama in the Office of the Prime Minister on Sunday following a tour of East Grand Bahama...

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Israeli Government Donates Water Purification Equipment to Grand Bahama...

October 07, 2019

Nadav Goren, Political Counselor at the Embassy of Israel, presents Senator Kay Smith, NEMA (National Emergency Management Agency) Grand Bahama coordinator, with a container of drinking water at the handover ceremony of the Israeli Water Assistance Mission to The Bahamas' project, Sunday, October 6, 2019 at the C.A.

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Miami Dolphins Alumni Bring Light to Grand Bahama Residents

October 07, 2019

The joint effort of NEMA Grand Bahama, Mission Resolve Foundation, and Miami Dolphin’s Football Unites brought smiles and joy to many residents with the donation of generators and an afternoon of food and entertainment...

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BISX Lists 3 Winterbotham Funds

October 07, 2019

The Bahamas International Securities Exchange (BISX) is pleased to announce that three new Investment Funds (one with sub-funds) have successfully completed the BISX Mutual Fund Listing Process and have been listed on the Exchange...

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Official Funeral for the Late Mr. Tennyson Wells

October 07, 2019

The Cabinet Office announced today that an Official Funeral will be held for the late Mr. Tennyson Roscoe Wells, former Cabinet Minister, Parliamentarian and Businessman on Friday, 11th October 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Christ Church Cathedral, George Street. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Gardens Cemetery, Soldier Road.

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A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is now in Effect for Grand Bahama and Abaco
A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is now in Effect for Grand Bahama and Abaco

October 07, 2019

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR GRAND BAHAMA, ABACO, AND THEIR ADJACENT WATERS. A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR BIMINI, THE BERRY ISLANDS, ANDROS, NEW PROVIDENCE AND ELEUTHERA, ALONG WITH THEIR ADJACENT WATERS AND CAYS.

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Commonwealth Secretary General Pays Courtesy Call on the Prime Minister

October 07, 2019

Commonwealth Secretary General, the Rt. Hon. Patricia Scotland, QC, made a courtesy call on Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis on Monday morning, October 7, 2019 at the Office of the Prime Minister.

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Raymond E. King appointed Deputy Commander of RBDF

October 07, 2019

The Cabinet Office today announced the appointment of Commander Dr. Raymond E. King as Deputy Commander of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF), effective Monday 7 October 2019...

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BDB Begins Process of Establishing a New Branding Campaign and Initiatives

October 07, 2019

The Bahamas Development Bank (BDB) has a national objective to facilitate economic growth and diversification...

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Junior Golfers Dominate 2019 Sands Beer Cup Finals

October 07, 2019

9 Rounds of intense golf competition culminated over the weekend as the Sands Beer Cup rolled into New Providence for 2 days of championship play. The event held at Baha Mar’s Royal Blue Golf course saw some of golf’s best and brightest talents tee off for the coveted title of the Sands Cup Champion...

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Prime Minister Minnis visits feeding center in Freeport on his way to East End settlements

October 07, 2019

Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis visited the World Central Kitchen (WCK) feeding center in Freeport on Sunday 6 October before heading to East End Grand Bahama to assess recovery and reconstruction efforts.

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Minister of Health Applauds Health Teams and Volunteers. October 2019 Mass Casualty Incident - Fresh Creek, Andros

October 07, 2019

The Hon. Dr. Duane Sands and executives of the Ministry of Health wish to express pride and gratitude to the agencies that collaborated, and swiftly responded to provide quality health care and services following the Fresh Creek, Andros, mass casualty incident on Friday, 4 October 2019. Dr. Sands said, “I am extremely proud and grateful for the professionalism and compassion shown by all.”...

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