SIR RANDAL FAWKES DECLARED A NATIONAL HERO

The Governor General Sir C A Smith announced the award of national honours on 10 July 2020 as follows: His Excellency, the Governor-General as Chancellor of the Societies of Honour established under the National Honours Act 2016, in accordance with the advice of the Prime Minister, and the National Advisory Committee is pleased to announce […]

MITCHELL ON NATIONAL SECURITY MINISTER

Statement From The Chairman of the Progressive Liberal Party On The National Security Minister’s Comments On Police Wrongdoing For Immediate Release 14 May 2020 The PLP is not surprised by the pernicious indifference to prosecutorial misconduct in the views of National Security Minister Marvin Dames. In response to questions put to him by the broadcast […]

THE STATE OF NATIONAL EMERGENCY IN THE BAHAMAS

Here is the text of the Proclamation and the Regulations Thereunder PROCLAMATION OF EMERGENCY  WHEREAS Article 29(1) of the Constitution recognizes that the Governor- General may make a proclamation that a state of public emergency exists;  AND WHEREAS Article 29(4) of the Constitution provides that a proclamation of emergency shall, unless it is sooner revoked […]

CANCELLING THE NATIONAL SPORTS CHAMPIONSHIPS

Minister of Sports Lanisha Rolle The Ministry of Sports for The Bahamas in the middle of the national championships for senior school children announced the cancellation of the championships with the children running on the track on Friday 13 March 2020. This is really stupid — Editor The Government of The Bahamas continues to monitor […]

THE NATIONAL HONOURS ARE ANNOUNCED

Nassau, The Bahamas – The advisory committee for National Honours announced, Thursday, February 20 during a press conference at Cabinet Office that it is inviting the general public to nominate persons fit to be conferred with an award under the National Honours Act 2016 and Regulations thereunder.  Committee chairman Mark Humes (seated second from left) […]

NATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE

Okay so now the FNM has launched with great fanfare last week on Thursday 25th October through the voice of Dr. Robin Roberts , their version of the National Health Insurance programme. Guess what? It isn’t much different from the PLP’s plan. You have to laugh. It took these people 17 months in office to […]

THE NATIONAL HONOURS ARE PRESENTED

      The first national honours of Bahamian vintage were formally conferred on National Heroes Day 8th October. The law which was passed in 2016 mandates that the awards are to be announced each year on Independence Day and conferred in a ceremony on National Heroes Day which is the second Monday in October.  […]

Brian Seymour Writes On National Hero Choices By The FNM

Our Moses Sir Lynden Pindling   Sir Roland Symonette Pharaoh Why should the emancipated apologize for being set free?  51years after the attainment of majority rule, and 45 years of Independence; it is folly to honour your racist oppressor, and liberator, on the same day, with the same and equal honours. It renders the honour […]

National Heroes Day

Senator Fred Mitchell speaks in honour of National Heroes Day Committee member Maxwell Turner in the presence of Mrs Turner and Rev Canon Sebastian Campbell at St Gregory’s Church in Nassau 8 October Senator Fred Mitchell with the Heroes of Fox Hill honoured today at St Paul’s Church 9 October from left Derrell Moss, Agnes […]

NATIONAL HONOURS AWARDED

Nassau, Bahamas – Government House has announced That Her Excellency The Governor-General held an investiture at Government House on Thursday, 2nd June, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. for the recipients of the Queens New Year Honours, 2016.  THE FOLLOWING PERSONS WILL, RECEIVE THE INSIGNIA OF THE MOST DISTINGUISHED ORDER OF SAINT MICHAEL AND SAINT GEORGE:COMPANIONMr. William […]

The Bahamas National Youth Choir Opens Its Season

Concert:(BIS photo/Raymond Bethel) Nassau, Bahamas – The Bahamas National Youth Choir opened its 26th Annual Concert Season under the distinguished patronage of Governor General of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling at the Dundas Centre for the Performing Arts, Wednesday, March 16, 2016.  The Concert Season runs from March 16 – […]

National Health Insurance Official Statement

NHI Bahamas: The Facts Statement from the Government of The Bahamas on National Health Insurance (via the Bahamas Information Services)   “As we celebrate the start of the 2016 year we are also celebrating a big step towards a better health care system in The Bahamas. The Government of The Bahamas remains committed to having […]

PRESS CLUB HEARS ABOUT NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN

NASSAU, Bahamas, January 7, 2016 (BIS) — Legislating national development planning is viewed as the first step in correcting the deep social issues that challenge Bahamians daily in achieving progress. Dr. Nicola Virgill-Rolle, Director of Economic Development and Planning of the National Development and Planning Unit in the Office of The Prime Minister, presented to […]

NATIONAL HONOURS BILL DISCUSSED IN FREEPORT

By Simon Lewis Bahamas Information Services FREEPORT, Grand Bahama – The Reverend Canon Sebastian Campbell, Chairperson of the National Heroes Committee along with Fred Munnings was in Grand Bahama Thursday seeking input on matters relating to the National Honours Bill 2015. Also travelling with Canon Campbell was David L. Forbes, Secretary of the National Honours Committee. The […]

The National Thanksgiving Service

On 25th November, the faithful Members of Parliament and some spouse gathered with the clergy to pray for the nation.  The service was organized by the Bahamas Christian Council.  The photo shows the Deputy Prime Minister Philip Davis,  South Andros MP Philip Davis,  House Speaker Kendal Major,  Social Services Minister Melanie Griffin, and Mrs. Hubert Minnis, wife of the Leader of […]

BAHAMAR ATTACKS THE PRIME MINISTER IN RESPONSE TO NATIONAL ADDRESS

NASSAU, Bahamas (Statement, July 17, 2015)  –Baha Mar Ltd. issued the following statement with regard to the Prime Minister’s decision announced last night: “The Bahamian Government’s decision to seek a winding up of Baha Mar is both unnecessary and reactionary, puts Baha Mar’s staff and assets at severe risk, and significantly jeopardizes the future of the […]

National Art Gallery Hosts The Prime Minister

The exhibition is called ‘Celebrating 40 Years of the Central Bank: A Pillar of Arts Commitment’ and features the works of over 70 artists who have been featured in exhibitions by the Central Bank over the years. Pictured with the Prime Minister, second right, are, from left: Governor of the Central Bank of The Bahamas […]

THE FOLLOWING LETTER WAS POSTED BY OBIE ROBERTS OF THE NATIONAL  PROGRESSIVE INSTITUTE:

Nassau Guardian Oakes Field Nassau, The Bahamas. Dear Sir/Madam: I write to challenge the contents of your newspaper editorial column of January 13, 2015 To begin with, there are two credibility problems with the editorial. Firstly, the writer assesses the performance Prime Minister Christie in a vacuum and secondly so there is no perspective for […]