Campbell calls on UN to partner with The Bahamas to protect women, girls rights

Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, Frankie Campbell called on the United Nations System to partner with The Bahamas in its quest to improve protection of the rights of women and girls. “Allow me to also recall the number of challenges highlighted throughout today’s dialogue, and to invite you and the United Nations System […]

Christian Council will assist Haiti

The National Baptist community will join forces with the Baptist Caribbean Fellowship in an effort to provide financial relief to families affected by the devastating earthquake that rocked Haiti on October 6, according to president of the Bahamas Christian Council Bishop Delton Fernander. Fernander revealed that the delegation will travel to Haiti on Monday. “Once […]

Press Secretary: Gov’t. will assist Haiti following earthquake

Press Secretary Anthony Newbold on Tuesday refuted claims that the government was not interested in helping Haiti in the wake of its recent earthquake. According to Newbold, a local daily had published a “misleading story” about Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis not being interested in sending aid to Haiti. He said following this publication, the entire […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

PM: Govt. to crack down on foreign hires

While government seeks to remedy the national crisis of a skills gap, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis asserted Monday that it will also heighten its efforts to crack down on employers who illegally employ foreign workers to meet employment demand. Dr. Minnis’ assertions came at the opening of a National Skills Symposium launched at the National […]