Press Releases

Prime Minister Minnis Addressed Bahamian Diaspora in Barbados

February 18, 2020

Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis (centre) addressed the Bahamian diaspora in Barbados, February 17, 2020 upon his arrival for the 31st Inter-sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). At a special reception for Bahamians living and studying in Barbados, he invited students to return and take advantage of opportunities at home. Minister of Foreign Affairs the Hon. Darren Henfield is pictured centre right, and Travis Robinson, MP for Bain and Grants Town, centre left...

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Ambassador Designate of Finland Pays Courtesy Call at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

February 18, 2020

Ambassador Designate of the Republic of Finland to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, HE Ikonen Pertti paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Foreign Affairs, February 17, 2020. The ambassador is pictured left greeting the Acting Foreign Affairs Minister, the Hon. Marvin Dames at the Ministry's offices...

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Prime Minister Minnis encourages Bahamian students to take advantage of opportunities at home
Prime Minister Minnis encourages Bahamian students to take advantage of opportunities at home

February 18, 2020

Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis encouraged Bahamian students to return home after completing their studies to take advantage of property, job and business opportunities available in New Providence and the Family Islands...

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Preparations for Census 2020 begins with 
pre-test training

February 18, 2020

Forty Census workers were introduced to the questions in the new 2020 Census, as part of a training session for the upcoming Census Pre-Test. The Department of Statistics hosted the event for manager, supervisors and future enumerators, today, as part of an ongoing training series...

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Preschoolers Fall in Love with Wildlife at Ardastra Gardens

February 18, 2020

It was an exciting, sun-drenched day filled with “firsts” for 144 preschoolers – the first time they chased a peafowl, met a Bahamian boa or stroked the hardback of Hook, a sulcata tortoise...

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Abaco Small Home Repair Office launched

February 18, 2020

The Bahamas Disaster Reconstruction Authority opened its Abaco Small Home Repair Program Office in Marsh Harbour on Monday to assist Bahamians whose homes were damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Dorian...

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Never Make an Offer on a Friday
Never Make an Offer on a Friday

February 18, 2020

Early in my real estate career, a prominent Buyer said this is how he learned to buy real estate. His advice was based on not wanting to allow the Seller to shop his offer over the weekend.

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Seven Day Forecast for the Bahamas from 17th to 23rd February 2020

February 18, 2020

General Situation: A ridge of high across the Bahamas will continue to dominate the weather over the area over the next few days and produce generally fair weather. A cold front will move into the Northwest Bahamas early Friday morning and continue rapidly southeastward across the Central Bahamas. The front will be accompanied by a few scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms as it moves across the island chain. Winds will become fresh to strong after the front passes...

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Youth Minister Praises Global Leadership Summit's Mandate and Universal Model

February 18, 2020

"Leaders get it right when they do their best," said the Hon. Lanisha Rolle, Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture during the recent 2020 Global Leadership Summit at Melia Nassau Beach resort...

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Weather by Phone for 6:00am Today and Tonight Tuesday 18th February, 2020
Weather by Phone for 6:00am Today and Tonight Tuesday 18th February, 2020

February 18, 2020

WEATHER BY PHONE FOR 6:00 AM TODAY AND TONIGHT TUESDAY 18TH FEBRUARY 2020, ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY...

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Good News from the Bahamas
Good News from the Bahamas

February 17, 2020

The Islands Of The Bahamas celebrated the new year in a big way, by reporting record-breaking visitor numbers in 2019. In other new news, The Bahamas recently partnered with Airbnb to invite travelers to experience The Bahamas’ way of life with The Bahamas Sabbatical and Grand Bahama Island and The Abacos continue to move forward in their recovery efforts following Hurricane Dorian. While fan favorite Lucayan National Park reopened at the end of January, The Abacos welcomed a number of re-openings and are ready to welcome visitors with open arms...

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Minister Lewis Opens Bahamas, UNDP, UWI Disaster Recovery Workshop

February 17, 2020

The Government of The Bahamas is continuing to strengthen the national disaster management mechanism, post-Hurricane Dorian, which struck communities in North Abaco and Cays and East Grand Bahama in September 2019...

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Government moving to repair Fishing Hole Bridge and service road in GB

February 17, 2020

The government is taking progressive steps to address the poor road conditions on the new overpass bridge and on the service road at the Fishing Hole Road that leads from Freeport into West Grand Bahama...

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Ambassador HE Ellison Greenslade Presents Credentials to the President of Greece

February 17, 2020

Non-Resident Ambassador designate of The Bahamas to the Hellenic Republic of Greece, His Excellency Ellison E. Greenslade, QPM, presented Letters of Credence formally accrediting him as the Non-Resident Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas to the Hellenic Republic of Greece on Wednesday 12th February 2020. The Letter of Credence, and the letter of recall of Ambassador Greenslade’s predecessor, were presented to His Excellency, President of the Hellenic Republic, Prokopis Pavlopoulos, at the Presidential Mansion in Athens Greece...

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Mission Accomplished CPS Cleans Up Abaco’s Mud

February 17, 2020

The post Dorian cleanup of a densely populated, unplanned area with poor sanitation and sub-standard dwellings was a complex, environmentally hazardous, recovery project which some felt a home-grown company lacked the expertise and resources to see it through...

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Minister Of Youth, Sports And Culture Congratulates Bahamian Chavano “Buddy” Hield, Recently Crowned NBA 2020 Three-Point Contest Winner

February 17, 2020

As Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, I am ever so proud to officially congratulate young Bahamian Chavano “Buddy” Hield on becoming victorious in the recent American National Basketball Association's 2020 Three-Point Contest. In a dramatic and exciting climax to the 2020 Three-Point Contest, “Buddy” successfully clinched the win over the other competitors on his last shot! The Mountain Dew Three-Point Shootout occurred during the NBA All-Star Weekend in Chicago on 15th February 2020...

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Sandy Point airport and historic lighthouse to get major upgrades under South Abaco development heads of agreement
Sandy Point airport and historic lighthouse to get major upgrades under South Abaco development heads of agreement

February 17, 2020

The Sandy Point airport will be expanded and enhanced under the heads of agreement signed between the Government of The Bahamas and Tyrsoz Family Holdings Ltd...

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Prime Minister congratulates Buddy Hield on winning NBA 3-Point Contest
Prime Minister congratulates Buddy Hield on winning NBA 3-Point Contest

February 17, 2020

Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis, on behalf of the Government of The Bahamas and the Bahamian people, extends congratulations to Bahamian NBA shooting guard Buddy Hield on his 2020 NBA 3-Point Contest win...

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Prime Minister Minnis to attend CARICOM Inter-Sessional Meeting in Barbados

February 17, 2020

The Cabinet Office announces that Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis will travel to Bridgetown, Barbados on Monday 17 February 2020 to attend the 31st Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)...

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Weather by Phone for Today and Tonight Monday 17th February, 2020
Weather by Phone for Today and Tonight Monday 17th February, 2020

February 17, 2020

GENERAL SITUATION: A WEAKENING SURFACE TROUGH NORTH OF THE AREA WILL CONTINUE TO GENERATE SOME ENHANCED SHOWER ACTIVITY OVER THE NORTHERN ISLANDS TODAY, AS HIGH PRESSURE GRADUALLY BUILDS ACROSS THE AREA THROUGH TONIGHT...

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