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 […]

CARICOM leaders blast Trump meeting

U.S. commits to sending Overseas Private Investment Corporation to attending countries   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A split created among CARICOM member states in January when a handful of Caribbean countries, including The Bahamas generally supported the United States’ call for an end to embattled president Nicolas Maduro’s rule, has been widened by a recent multi-lateral […]

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, […]

Bahamian allegedly attacked while in Florida

Opposition calls on govt. to state position and classify incident   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – An investigation has reportedly been launched by police in South Florida, after Harold Williams, a Bahamian citizen, was allegedly attacked on Saturday while visiting a restaurant in Pembroke Pines to use the bathroom. Williams, a manager at Bahamasair in Grand Bahama, […]

AG: Order in the shanty town case amended

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Attorney General Carl Bethel revealed on Monday that the Order in the shanty town case has been amended. “The order in the shanty town case was amended to prevent any building anywhere in the Bahamas that is not according to code,” Bethel said. “The shanty town case itself has not been sat […]

Foreign nationals charged with illegal landing, overstaying

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Six foreign nationals were charged in a magistrate’s court last Thursday, March 14, 2019, on charges of illegal landing or overstaying. According to a statement issued from the Department of Immigration, the foreign nationals comprised of five Haitians and one Jamaican, who were arraigned before magistrate Carolina Evans in magistrate court number […]

Young Bahamian females participate in UN gender equality talks

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A group of 12 Bahamian females, three high school students and nine representatives of the GirlCon organization, participated in the 63rd Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) at the United Nations (UN) in New York March 9-15. The delegation was led by Senate President Kay Forbes-Smith who is also Founder and […]

NAD: Grounding of Boeing Max planes not expected to impact LPIA

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The grounding of Boeing 737 Max series 8 and 9 by most major airlines, following a fatal crash in Ethiopia over the weekend involving the model, is not expected to impact operations at Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA), according to Nassau Airport Development Company Limited’s (NAD) Vice President of Marketing & Communications Jan […]