Responsive Ad Area
Home » Archives for September 2022

Month: September 2022

Luncheon held to commemorate 293rd Anniversary of Bahamas Parliament

NASSAU, The Bahamas — Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. Philip Davis, and Leader of His Majesty’s Loyal Opposition the Hon. Michael Pintard brought remarks, on September 29, 2022, at a Parliamentary Luncheon on the Occasion of the 293rd Anniversary of the Establishment of the Parliament of the Bahamas. The luncheon was held at Atlantis Resort, Paradise Island. Among those present were: Governor General His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Cornelius A. Smith; current and former Members of Parliament and Senators; all former Prime Ministers; programme moderator Ambassador to CARICOM Her Excellency Leslia Miller-Brice; senior Government officials; and stakeholders.

Grand Bahama fared well

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama – With six shelters activated in West Grand Bahama and the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) manned and prepped for any eventuality associated with Tropical Storm-Force conditions from Hurricane Ian on Wednesday, Administrator Ricardo Ferguson said West Grand Bahama fared well. Tropical storm warnings were in effect for Grand Bahama and Bimini as Hurricane Ian made its way from Cuba over to Florida, strengthening to a Category 4 storm. The Bahamas Meteorology Department forecast that residents in Grand Bahama could experience flooding, gusty winds, severe thunderstorm and potential tornadic activity. Apart from gusty winds and light rains, Administrator Ferguson said there were no issues.  An assessment of the various townships conducted late Wednesday night and...

Bahamas National Statistical Institute (B.N.S.I) Consumer Prices Index (C.P.I) Section – July 2022 – Press Release

Minister of Tourism and marketing team on NY/NJ ‘Global Sales Mission’

NEW YORK – Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Investments and Aviation the Hon. Chester Cooper arrived in New York on Wednesday, September 28, 2022 to lead a delegation on a Bahamas Global Sales Mission, which aims to “Bring The Bahamas to You”. The Bahamas Consulate General for New York, Leroy F. Major was in attendance showing his support for the marketing initiatve. The DPM is being accompanied by Senator the Hon Randy Rolle, Advisor, Global Relations Consultation, MOTIA; Latia Duncombe, Acting Director-General, MOTIA; and Paul Strachan, Senior Director, MOTIA.

NEMA deactivates NEOC

NEMA deactivates NEOC NASSAU, The Bahamas – The National Emergency Management Agency’s (NEMA) National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC) was deactivated at 10am Thursday (September 29) following the All-Clear on Tropical Storm Ian given by The Bahamas Department of Meteorology. The NEOC was partially activated at 6pm Tuesday evening (September 27) for further monitoring of Hurricane Ian following the issuance of a Tropical Storm Warning for the Islands of Grand Bahama and the Biminis by The Bahamas Department of Meteorology. The NEOC remained open throughout the response period until this morning’s Deactivation. The NEOC was staffed during Partial Activation by Emergency Support Functions Teams from Health and Medical Services, Urban/Marine Search and Rescue, Mass Care and Shelter Service...

Shelter services relocated

Shelter services at New Life Christian Centre relocated to Maurice Moore Primary School NASSAU, The Bahamas – The National Emergency Management Agency wishes to advise residents of west Grand Bahama that shelter services at New Life Christian Centre, located Coral Road, Freeport, have been relocated to the Maurice Moore Primary School, Sandcombe Drive, Arden Forest, Freeport. Six shelters were activated in Grand Bahama (two in Freeport, two in Eight-Mile Rock, and one each in Pinedale, Seagrape and Holmes’ Rock) and one in Bimini (Gateway in Bailey Town) at 10am as a precautionary measure against potential impacts from Tropical Storm-Force conditions associated with Hurricane Ian. All shelters will remain open throughout tonight: “and for as long as it is deemed necessary.” Persons seeking...

Illegal building construction in Blackwood will not be tolerated says Works and Utilities Minister

ELEUTHERA, The Bahamas – Works and Utilities Minister the Hon. Alfred Sears is appealing to persons responsible for unregulated construction of buildings in the Blackwood community of north Eleuthera to cease. Minister Sears, whose purview includes infrastructure, building control and town planning, along with a team of officials from his Ministry, toured the community, September 22, 2022 during an infrastructural assessment visit to Eleuthera.  Also on the walking tour were: island administrators, representatives of the Commonage Committee, Local Government representatives, members of the Royal Bahamas Police Force and other government agencies. Said Minister Sears, “We have toured the area and will be having our Building Control, with other government agencies, work closely with the...

Statement by Prime Minister Philip Davis on First-Year Accomplishments

Prime Minister Davis Highlights His Government’s First-Year Accomplishments

NASSAU, The Bahamas – During his Statement on the First Year Anniversary of his Government, in the House of Assembly, on September 28, 2022, Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. Philip Davis said that the accomplishments of the past 12 months had only been possible because the Bahamian people “stepped up and stepped forward, and worked with us.” “We are grateful for their trust and confidence, and the partnership we have forged bodes well for the positive national development of The Bahamas,” Prime Minister Davis said. He added that, although his Government had accomplished a lot in the first year, but there was still “so much to do”. “We are making good progress on many of the commitments which we made in our ‘Blueprint For Change’,” Prime Minister Davis noted. “But the war in ...