Haiti to get help from The Bahamas after all

Minister Darren Henfield, cleared up rumours over the weekend regarding the country’s stance on assisting Haiti following last week’s devastating earthquake. In a statement released to the press, Hendfield said that the current rumours have been, “speculative, incorrect and misleading”. “At no time did Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis state that The Bahamas would give no aid or assistance […]

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Shots fired: 124 Dominicans, 3 motherships captured in Bahamian waters

The Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) escorted three “motherships” with 124 fishermen from the Dominican Republic to the capital after they were turned over to the Defence Force by the Cuban Border Patrol on Sunday. The Dominicans had illegally entered Cuban waters after being pursued by the Defence Force for illegally fishing in Bahamian waters. […]

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Rights group condemns ‘xenophobia’ against suffering Haitians

Following the 5.9 magnitude earthquake that hit Haiti on October 6, the Rights Bahamas group on Wednesday strongly condemned the Bahamas government for what they termed its  “heartless” refusal to help Haiti. The group accused the Minnis administration of using the tragedy to advance its own campaign to ethnically cleanse the country of people of […]

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Dept. of Labour halts work permit applications

The Department of Labour has halted approval on all Notice of Vacancy (NOV) applications for work permits, in the wake of the 5.9 magnitude hurricane that hit Haiti on Saturday, October 6. Labour Director John Pinder told Eyewitness News yesterday that since the earthquake, there has been an influx of applications for Haitian labourers, but […]

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Dames attends Defense Ministers conference in Mexico

Minister of National Security, Marvin Dames is attending the 13th Conference of Defense Ministers of The Americas (CDMA) in Cancun, Mexico from October 7-10, 2018. The CDMA was formed in 1995, and it is comprised of 34 Member States inclusive of countries in North America, the Caribbean, and Latin America. The CDMA is an international […]

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PM calls on UN to intensify commitment to addressing climate change

Prime Minister, Dr. Hubert A. Minnis in his National Statement to the United Nations General Assembly in New York City, on Friday, called on the UN to intensify its commitment to addressing Climate Change, which is posing a real threat to Small Island Developing States such as The Bahamas. Fresh from his delivery of the […]

PM addresses UN General Assembly

As the 73rd Session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly wrapped up in New York Friday evening, world leaders said they are hoping the organisation will return to a more relevant UN. Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis was among the many world leaders calling for transformation and a greater focus on addressing issues versus simply discussing them. […]

Wells’ bilateral maritime meeting with Croatia at UN General Assembly

Minister of Transport and Local Government’s Bilateral meeting at UN General Assembly this week with the Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Croatia (first left) to discuss Croatia’s support of the Bahamas’ continued election to remain on the Group C Board of the International Maritime Organization (IMO).  In Bahamian delegation at right, […]

Prime Minister addresses the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit at the UN

Prime Minister, Dr. Hubert A. Minnis delivered a statement Monday at the United Nations (UN), New York, on the occasion of the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit, during which he highlighted the role The Bahamas played to bring about the release in 1990 of Mandela from long imprisonment under apartheid in South Africa. The Prime Minister […]