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State Minister LaRoda on consultations in Grand Bahama and Bimini after storm’s passage

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama, The Bahamas — First leg of Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister with responsibility for Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Response, the Hon. Myles LaRoda’s visit to Grand Bahama and Bimini where he is consulting with Family Island Administrators, Local Government Practitioners Island Disaster Management and Consultative Teams and Heads of Government Departments following the passage of Potential Tropical Cyclone One which later became Tropical Storm Alex, the first named storm of the 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season after it passed through the northwest Bahamas. State-Minister LaRoda is accompanied from New Providence by Mrs. Isla Deane, Acting Permanent Secretary, Office of the Prime Minister’s Disaster Management Unit; Captain St...

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrated at Balmoral Club Reception

NASSAU, The Bahamas — A Balmoral Club Reception was held, Thursday, June 9, 2022 on the Occasion of Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.  Addressing the celebration were Governor General His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Cornelius A. Smith and Acting Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Investments & Aviation, the Hon. Chester Cooper.  A Toast to the Queen was offered by the Governor General.  Taking part in the cutting of the Platinum Jubilee Cake were the Governor General, the Acting Prime Minister, and Her Excellency Sarah Dickson, British High Commissioner to The Bahamas.  Former Governor General, the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling was also in attendance, along with dignitaries and government officials.

Cultural Explosion Greets Wonder of the Seas on its Maiden Voyage to Nassau Harbour

The country’s premier cultural expression Junkanoo -was on full display as government officials welcomed Royal Caribbean’s ‘Wonder of the Seas,’ the world’s largest cruise ship, as it madeits Inaugural Call at Nassau Harbour on Wednesday, March 9, 2022. Welcome activities also included a with a full-blown water ceremony, brightly adorned dancers to folklore music backed by a rake ‘n scrape band under a makeshift cultural arena – much to the delight of thousands of guests who disembarked to greet officials. And, according to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Investments and Aviation the Hon. Chester Cooper, The Bahamas being a port of call for Wonder of the Seas should translate into an economic boost for the economy. “It gives me tremendous pleasure to be a part of this moment...

ISPS Emergency Drill Tested At Bahama Rock, Grand Bahama

The Ministry of Transport and Housing International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Compliance Unit held an emergency drill in Grand Bahama on Thursday, March 10, 2022. It was a part of a national exerciseinvolving Inagua, Eleuthera, Bimini, Abaco, Grand Bahama and New Providence to test the response time of first responders in the event of an emergency. The objective of the event was to test response to a mock explosion at Bahama Rock, one of many test drills to have taken place on different islands. Supt. Terecita Pinder noted the mock explosion at Bahama Rock was conducted to see how all parties involved would respond and would access the relevant agencies during their procedures: “So, this was a test just to see how well we are prepared and how we would respond to such a disaste...

“A Celebration of Grace and Peace”- The Royal Bahamas Police Force Annual Church Service

The Royal Bahamas Police Force Annual Church Service was held under the theme”A Celebration of Grace and Peace” on Sunday, 6 March, at Golden Gates World Outreach Ministries, conducted by the Bahamas Christian Council. Governor General His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Cornelius A. Smith headed the list of government officials in attendance. The Hon. Wayne Munroe, QC, Minister of National Security delivered remarks. Pictured are: Royal Bahamas Police Force Color Guard; selection by Royal Bahamas Police Force Choir; Royal Bahamas Police Force Band with their selection; Paul Rolle Esq.,QPM, MS, BS Commissioner of Police with Remarks to the officers to end the Annual Police Church Service.

Minister of National Security Tours the RBPF Stations on Abaco Island, Bahamas

The Minister of National Security, the Honorable Wayne R. Munroe, Q.C., escorted by the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Paul Rolle, toured the Royal Bahamas Police Force locations on Abaco Island, Bahamas on Friday 25 February 2022. The purpose of the visit was to determine the needs of the Royal Bahamas Police Force and to meet and hear the concerns of the men and women that serve within this prestigious organization. Accompanying the Minister from the Ministry of National Security was Mrs. Cheryl Darville, Permanent Secretary, and Mr. Delgardo Forbes, Acting Deputy Permanent Secretary. During the visit, the Minister toured the Treasure Cay, Cooper’s Town, and the current and proposed site for the Marsh Harbour Police Station. Additionally, the Commissioner outlined the plans for the Marine D...