Dames: “Constructive” discussions held with U.S. officials

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Following United States President Donald Trump’s commitment to have the issue of travel advisories reviewed for a number of Caribbean countries, including The Bahamas, Minister of National Security Marvin Dames said Bahamian authorities and U.S. officials have continued to have “constructive” discussions on the matter. “We’ve been having those meetings and having […]

Bahamas delegation to attend 4th WTO accession meeting

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Government of The Bahamas wishes to advise that a delegation is attending the 4th Meeting of the Working Party on the accession of The Bahamas to the World Trade Organization (WTO) on April 5, 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland. The Bahamas’ Delegation is led by Brent Symonette, Minister of Financial Services, Trade […]

Trump “appreciative” of The Bahamas’ position on Venezuela

PM: Bahamas remains “firm” of Venezuelan stance   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – While reaffirming The Bahamas’ decision to recognize Venezuelan opposition leader and self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaido, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis said U.S. President Donald Trump was “very appreciative” of The Bahamas holding its position. At the U.S. president’s invite, Minnis joined the leaders […]

PM: Zero pressure from U.S. to alter China/Bahamas relations

Minnis says he told Trump China and The Bahamas will remain allies   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis said he reaffirmed to United States President Donald Trump during multilateral meetings last Friday that The Bahamas and China are allies which both enjoy a “good working relationship, and that will not change”. Minnis […]

PM: Trump expressed his concern about U.S. travel advisories

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – United States President Donald Trump has expressed his concern about the impact that travel advisories issued by the US may have on The Bahamas and other countries, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis revealed on Saturday. “The President was very concerned about how that was impacting us,” Dr. Minnis told the media during […]

Foreign Affairs: The Bahamas enjoys excellent relations with US, China

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs did not waste any time on Thursday to respond to the recent comments that were attributed to Haigang Yin, the Charge d’Affaires of the Embassy of The People’s Republic of China who blasted the US for referring to its economic practices as predatory. Earlier this week, a […]

PM departs Nassau for meeting with US President Trump

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis and his delegation departed Nassau on Thursday on Bahamasair for a multilateral meeting to be held today [Friday] between Caribbean Heads of State and US President Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago, Palm Beach, Florida. Leaders of the Dominican Republic, the Republic of Haiti, Jamaica and Saint Lucia will also […]

PM offers condolences to New Zealand mass shooting victims

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Bahamas stands in solidarity with the international community in rejection “in the strongest possible terms” all hate-filled supremacist ideologies, which often morph into violence, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis declared in Parliament as he offered condolences to the people of New Zealand as they grapple with the mass shootings at two […]

PM to meet with US President Donald J Trump

White House statement: President looking forward to working with countries in the region to strengthen its security cooperation and counter China’s predatory economic practices   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis will take part in a multilateral meeting between Caribbean Heads of State and Government and U.S. President Donald J Trump on Friday, […]

Haiti’s capital a melting pot of opportunity

PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – Reporting live from Port-au-Prince Haiti for the next two days, host of Beyond the Headlines, Clint Watson, revealed on Wednesday that despite being known as an impoverished nation with few jobs and political unrest, Haiti’s bustling capital is actually a melting pot of opportunity for those who may be interested in investing. […]

Exercise ‘increased caution’ when visiting The Bahamas, U.S. advises

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The United States Department of State yesterday reissued a travel advisory, cautioning American citizens visiting The Bahamas to exercise “increased caution” when visiting the country due to crime. The level two advisory said violent crimes, including armed robberies, sexual assault and burglaries remain common “even during the day and in tourist areas”. […]

Dr. Minnis chats with Jamaica’s PM at CARICOM

BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS & NEVIS — Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis, along with Prime Minister of Jamaica, Andrew Holness arrived in Basseterre, St. Kitts & Nevis on Monday for the 30th Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).  Prime Minister Minnis is pictured (right) in conversation with Prime […]

Embassy of The Bahamas in Port-au-Prince, Haiti reopens

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday advised the general public that following the required consultations, the diplomatic and consular staff of the Embassy of The Bahamas in Port-au-Prince have returned to the Haitian capital and have resumed their normal diplomatic functions and consular services. The Ministry said it will continue to […]

Govt. halts deportations to Haiti; RBDF apprehends 64 in Exuma chain

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Due to political unrest and violence in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, the Government said it has temporarily ceased all deportations to that impoverished country. A statement released Saturday from the Office of the Prime Minister outlined that the decision follows the temporary closure of The Bahamas Embassy in Port-au-Prince and the recall of all […]

Govt. stands behind Venezuelan vote

Govt. hopes for swift resolution for Venezuelan people   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – As embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro invokes constitutional provisions to assert himself as the country’s legitimate leader over self-declared interim president Juan Guaido, the government of The Bahamas has maintained that its decision to support Guaido is consistent with previous votes relating to […]

Unknown smuggling victims laid to rest

A journey that began in Haiti and saw dozens of Haitians board a wooden sloop in search of a better life in The Bahamas, ended in disaster with the bodies of 22 victims laying in caskets yesterday at the Enoch Backford Auditorium on Carmichael Road. “Today is a sad day for all of us,” said […]