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Cooper outlines Government strategies for a sustainable Mayaguana

ABRAHAM’S BAY, Mayaguana – The Government of The Bahamas is committed to the sustainable, ongoing development of Mayaguana, and is considering strategies that will generate more activity to ensure that commerce that can support the local community well into the future is established, Acting Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Investments and Aviation, the Hon. I. Chester Cooper told residents. One aspect of that Plan, Mr. Cooper said, is the potential of Mayguana to become the shipping hub for the southern Bahamas. “One thing we noted in our Blueprint for Change is that Mayaguana can be the shipping hub for the southern Bahamas,” Mr. Cooper said while addressing residents, Local Government Officials, members of the island’s Disaster Consultative Committee and other stakeholders during ...

Sickle Cell Association President observes special month with a courtesy call at the Office of the Governor General

NASSAU, The Bahamas — On Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at the Office of the Governor General, Cynthia Alexandra Pratt, Deputy to the Governor General received in a courtesy call the President of The Bahamas Sickle Cell Association, Mrs Kristin Beneby (left) and Secretary Amanda Dean (right), as they observe September as “National Sickle Cell Month”.

A Tour of the Straw Market for Deputy to the Governor General Cynthia Pratt

NASSAU, The Bahamas — Cynthia Pratt, Deputy to the Governor General, toured the famous Straw Market, greeting straw vendors, tourists and wood carvers on Wednesday, September 21, 2022.

The Deputy to the Governor General receives Arnold Wilson and Belinda Wilson in a courtesy call

NASSAU, The Bahamas — Cynthia Alexandra Pratt, CD, JP, Deputy to the Governor General (centre), received Arnold Wilson and Belinda Wilson in a courtesy call at the Office of the Governor General on Wednesday, September 21, 2022.

Hon. Mr. Justice Bernard Turner sworn in as Acting Chief Justice

NASSAU, The Bahamas — The Hon. Mr. Justice Bernard Turner was administered the Oath of Allegiance as Acting Chief Justice by Cynthia Alexandra Pratt, CD, JP., Deputy to the Governor General, during a brief ceremony at the Office of the Governor General, Wednesday, September 21, 2022.

Carla Card-Stubbs sworn in as Acting Justice of the Supreme Court

NASSAU, The Bahamas — Mrs. Carla Card-Stubbs, Attorney-at-Law, was sworn-in and administered the requisite Oaths as Acting Justice of the Supreme Court by Mrs. Cynthia Pratt, Deputy to the Governor General, at the Offfice of the Governor General, September 20, 2022.

Ntshonda Tynes, sworn in as Acting Justice of the Supreme Court

NASSAU, The Bahamas — Miss Ntshonda Tynes, Attorney-at-Law, was sworn in and administered the requisite Oaths as Acting Justice of the Supreme Court by Mrs. Cynthia Pratt, Deputy to the Governor General, at the Office of the Governor General, September 20, 2022.

Minister of Works leads inspection of infrastructure projects in Eleuthera; and discussion at Town Hall Meeting on plans for Glass Window Bridge

ELEUTHERA, The Bahamas — The Hon. Alfred Sears, Minister of Works and Utilities leads a delegation in Eleuthera today where he is inspecting various sites including docks, administrative buildings, residences, dilapidated structures and other infrastructure projects. Minister Sears underscored that the trip is  a “priority” and not “ceremonial”. The delegation includes Water and Sewerage Chairman and Deputy Speaker Sylvanus Petty; Bacchus Rolle, Parliamentary Secretary; Luther Smith, Permanent Secretary; technical officers and senior officials from the Ministry.  Minister Sears is also expected to attend a Town Hall Meeting in the evening to discuss plans for the Glass Window Bridge.

Astec Asphalt Plant Commissioned by Minister of Works and Utilities

NASSAU, The Bahamas – Bahamix ’s new Astec Asphalt Plant is expected to improve the company’s credibility and reliability to its customers. The Hon. Alfred Sears, Minister of Works and Utilities, ceremonially commissioned the plant at the northern compound of Bahamix, Fire Trail Road west, Friday, September 16, 2022. Minister Sears said the Astec Double Barrel Six Pack Asphalt Plant, a state-of-the-art production facility, is a “major” development that was a long time in the works. He thanked General Manager Ryan Rahming and the “extraordinary” team members of Bahamix for their dedication and service “beyond the call of duty” for the celebration. Minister Sears remarked, “Bahamix has always offered an asphaltic concrete known as Marshall Asphalt, which is manufactured to specifications out...

British High Commissioner pays a courtesy call on the Ministry for Grand Bahama

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama, The Bahamas — The new British High Commissioner His Excellency Thomas Hartley paid a courtesy call at the Ministry for Grand Bahama, September 21, 2022.  He was accompanied by British Royal Fleet Auxiliary Ship TIDEFORCE Commanding Officer, Captain Chris Clarke, and Political Attaché Ms. Jerusa Ali.  Mr. Melvin Seymour, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry for Grand Bahama was on hand to receive the guests in the Ministry’s conference room.  Pictured from left: Thomas Hartley, Melvin Seymour, and Jerusa Ali.