$1 million for culture fund

Public arts and murals program to be launched   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis announced that the government will seed a culture fund to the tune of $1 million to help promote the arts and cultural development in The Bahamas. The announcement came during a televised national address. According to the prime […]

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PM: Education system to be transformed

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The government is taking an aggressive stance to overhaul its educational system for future generations, in order to ensure that the country is equipped to face 21st-century demands, said Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis in his second Report to the Nation for 2019 on Monday evening. “Education is at the very core […]

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Wells: Govt. must re-examine Road Traffic Act

Also urges motorists to be more vigilant   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – On the heels of two traffic fatalities less than four hours apart on Sunday night and hours later on Monday morning, Minister of Transport and Local Government, Renward Wells said the government must re-examine the Road Traffic Act, but at the same time he […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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PM expresses confidence in COP amid RBPF shakeup

Minnis: Civils servants with long vacation instructed to take it as govt. will not pay   Dismissing suggestions that the decision to place seven senior officers on vacation leave was politically motivated, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis called on the public to continue to have confidence in Police Commissioner Anthony Ferguson, whom he said has […]

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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 […]

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PM: Don’t expect resolution overnight with Over-the-Hill tax-free zones

As of last week, only 17 people applied for tax concessions in designated areas   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – While acknowledging that his administration has to increase its public relations to ensure residents in the designated tax-free zones Over-the-Hill are made aware that there are tax concessions available to them, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis said […]

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Minnis rejects criticisms of traveling on public purse

PM: I will continue to travel to Family Islands   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – While rejecting the assertion from the opposition that his travels to the Family Islands have been “political campaigning on the public purse”, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis said he will continue to travel to the various islands of The Bahamas as part […]

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PM, Caribbean leaders meet with President Trump

PALM BEACH, FLORIDA — Bahamas Prime Minister, Dr. Hubert Minnis and Caribbean leaders from the Dominican Republic, the Republic of Haiti, Jamaica, and St. Lucia are pictured in multilateral meetings held on Friday, March 22, 2019, with US President Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago, Palm Beach, Florida.  (BIS Photos/Yontalay Bowe)

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Teachers at two govt. schools to be tested for TB exposure

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – President of the Bahamas Union of Teachers, Belinda Wilson, on Friday revealed that there is a possibility that teachers at the A. F. Adderley Junior High School and the Government High School may have been exposed to tuberculosis (TB) and will be tested soon. “They will take X Rays, and based on […]

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Nurses, teachers still fed-up; strike action may be imminent

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The heads of two major unions in the country are once again threatening to strike if their concerns continue to fall on deaf ears. Bahamas Nurses Union (BNU) president Amancha Williams and Bahamas Union of Teachers (BUT) president Belinda Wilson told the media on Friday that they are fed-up and have had […]

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Urban Renewal Commission community walkabout

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A Community Walkabout was held in Freetown at St. James Road on Friday morning, March 22, as a collaboration of the Urban Renewal Commission, Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development, the Royal Bahamas Police Force (officers attached to Urban Renewal), and the Department of Environmental Health.  Representative for the area Dionisio […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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