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IDB Technical Team Tours Solar Sites on New Providence and Abaco

NASSAU, The Bahamas — A delegation of technical officers, representing the Inter-American Development Bank Energy Mission and the Project Execution Unit (PEU) in the Ministry of Finance working on the ‘Reconstruction with Resiliencein the Energy Sector in The Bahamas’ programme, toured various sites in New Providence and Abaco featuring solar renewable energy installations.  The programme, with support from the IDB and the EU, aims to advance deployment of renewable energy (RE) in The Bahamas, with a target of 30% RE in 2030 — working towards increased energy resilience, and lower costs. The New Providence site tour commenced on Tuesday, 17th January, at the BPL Battery Energy Storage System (still in construction) off Baillou Hill Road. Chief Technical Officer...

Government agencies collaborating efforts to restore Grand Bahama and Abaco

GRAND BAHAMA, The Bahamas — Government agencies are pooling their resources in a collaborative push to get residents on Grand Bahama and Abaco, who were displaced three years ago, back into their homes and essential services returned to their communities. Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Ginger Moxey, while bringing remarks at a press conference on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at the Disaster Reconstruction Authority (DRA) Office to give an update on the Homeowner Assistance Repair Program (HARP), said a number of residents are still in need of assistance after the passage of Hurricane Dorian and it will take a collaborative effort. “We’ve come together really because we needed a united effort in order to get things done on this island,” Minister Moxey said. To that end, the Ministry for...

Prime Minister Davis says response to Hurricane Dorian, driven by compassion

MARSH HARBOR, ABACO – Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. Philip Davis told Abaconians that since coming into office last year, his government has done its best to ensure that the national response to Hurricane Dorian was driven by compassion. He pointed out that from the many conversations he’s had with Abaco residents over the past few years, he’s come to understand how difficult it can be to move forward, especially for those who were left without certainty about what happened to family and friends. “Not knowing makes it so much harder to move on, harder to rebuild our homes, our businesses and our lives,” said Mr. Davis. The Prime Minister was the keynote speaker during the National Hurricane Dorian Memorial Service at Friendship Tabernacle Church in Marsh Harbour, A...

PM Davis Arrives in Abaco for Weather Symposium

MARSH HARBOUR, Abaco, The Bahamas — Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. Philip Davis arrives in Marsh Harbour, Abaco, on August 26, 2022, to bring Official Remarks at the Abaco Weather Symposium.  Greeting him were Parliamentary Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister (stationed in Abaco) and Member of Parliament for North Abaco Kirk Cornish; Parliamentary Secretary in the Minister of Tourism, Investments and Aviation, and Member of Parliament for Central and South Abaco John Pinder II; local officials and senior representatives of the Uniformed Branches.  Among those traveling with Prime Minister Davis were Minster of State in the Office of the Prime Minister with responsibility for Disaster Preparedness, Management and Reconstruction the Hon. Myles LaRoda; and Sen...