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State Reception

NASSAU, The Bahamas – A State Reception was held commemorating The Bahamas’ 49th Independence Anniversary under the theme, “Proud To Be Bahamian”. The event was staged at Baha Mar Convention Centre on Monday, July 11, 2022. Here’s a look from around the Ballroom.

Proudly wear your country’s colours, urges Minister Moxey 

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama, The Bahamas – As the road to the 50th anniversary celebrations continues, Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Ginger Moxey said during the 49th Independence Ecumenical Service on Sunday that the country has been through some trying times, but God was always by our side. The Independence celebrations are being held under the theme, “Proud To Be Bahamian” and the service was held at the Community at Heart Tabernacle Church of God of Prophecy on Coral Road. While reflecting on the country’s road to Independence, she said, “Our nation has endured many trials, but God has always brought us through. “When I reflect on the circumstances that the people of Grand Bahama and residents throughout The Bahamas have endured over the past two years, I marvel at the fact that God i...

Beautiful Grand Bahama extended for additional 12 weeks

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama – Hundreds of Beautiful Grand Bahama workers cheered when told by Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Ginger Moxey on Friday that their 12-week work programme has been extended for 12 additional weeks. The employees are from all communities of the island. While addressing the employees at the Grand Lucayan, Minister Moxey said, “Your hard work and dedication has begun delivering the results we, at the Ministry for Grand Bahama, envisioned when we launched this program back in April. “We wanted to give hope, provide an opportunity for our young people, especially our inner-city residents, to make an honest living, while also helping to revitalize their communities by tackling issues that have negatively affected the environment and diminished the historical and cultur...

Grand Bahama youth encouraged to take advantage of summer job programme

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama, The Bahamas – Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Ginger Moxey encouraged young people enrolled in the Grand Bahama Summer Youth Employment Programme 2022 to take advantage of every opportunity presented, during their period of employment. The Minister gave this charge during orientation for both summer sessions at a ceremony at the Grand Lucayan Convention Center, June 27. She said, “I hope that your participation in this programme will open doors to your future career path, give you access to employment opportunities, stir up your creativity and get you excited about the future.” Telling the young people that as the country’s future leaders the government believes in them, the Minister added, “We are also pleased to continue to highlight the prestigious INNOVATION...

49th Independence Anniversary Celebrations Kick Off with National Pride Day

NASSAU, The Bahamas – Under the theme: “Proud to Be Bahamian”, the National Independence Secretariat is set to kick off the 49th Independence Celebrations on Friday, July 1, 2022. In its efforts to promote pride and unity throughout the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, the Secretariat is encouraging a National Flag Raising Ceremony be held at all Government, and private corporate offices. This ceremony should be staged at 9am on the Friday, simultaneously. Bahamians are urged to wear the national colours of aquamarine, gold and black and assemble together as the National Flag is being hoisted and to sing the National Anthem, followed by a prayer. The Secretariat is also encouraging participants to capture the event in photos and or videos, for posting on social media platforms, and inclu...

Bahamas Honours Sir Sidney ‘With Love’ at Cultural Extravaganza

NASSAU, The Bahamas — The Government of The Bahamas celebrated the life and legacy of the late Sir Sidney Poitier with the cultural homage “Sir Sidney With Love,” held at Atlantis Resort on June 18, 2022.  Among those in attendance were Governor General His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Cornelius A. Smith; Chief Justice the Hon. Sir Brian Moree; various Cabinet Ministers, senior Government officials; diplomats; cultural stakeholders; family members and well-wishers.  Among those bringing remarks were Acting Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Investments and Aviation the Hon. Chester Cooper; Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Public Service the Hon. Frederick Mitchell; Leader of the Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition the Hon. Michael...

Service of Thanksgiving in Honour of Dame Marguerite Pindling

NASSAU, The Bahamas — A Service of Thanksgiving was held, June 22, on the occasion of celebration of the 90th birthday of the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling, Former Governor General of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, at Christ Church Cathedral. Acting Prime Minister, the Hon. Chester Cooper, headed the list of government officials in attendance.