THIS WEEK IN THE BAHAMAS (9 – 13 MAY 2016)

Authored by: Elcott Coleby Source: Bahamas Information Service Date: May 13, 2016   PM CHRISTIE CONCLUDES MOU WITH GRAND BAHAMA PORT AUTHORITY The House met on Monday the 9th May 2016 through Wednesday of this week. On Monday Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie updated the House on the agreement his government reached…

Provost Marshal Reads Proclamation for Upcoming Constitutional Referendum

Authored by: Bahamas Information Services Source: Bahamas Information Services Date: May 12, 2016     NASSAU, The Bahamas — In his role as Provost Marshal, Commissioner of Police Ellison Greenslade reads the Proclamation for the upcoming Constitutional Referendum on the steps of the Supreme Court, May 11, 2016. (BIS Photo/Eric Rose)

Statement from The Ministry of Financial Services

Authored by: Bahamas Information Services Source: Bahamas Information Services Date: May 12, 2016   STATEMENT FROM THE MINISTRY OF FINANCIAL SERVICES RE: Mossack Fonseca Information Leak The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) recently published the names of structures formed in The Bahamas and other international financial centers.  The publication came with a disclaimer which…

Government Appoints Parole/Re-Entry Steering Committee

Minister of National Security the Hon. Dr. Bernard Nottage, at podium, addresses the Citizen Security and Justice Programme launch, May 9, 2016, at the British Colonial Hilton. Dr. Nottage said a more modern and progressive correctional system – one that is not simply concerned with holding prisoners or managing them, but focused on the full…

Ministry of Foreign Affairs (VISAS) Regulations, 2015

Nassau, The Bahamas, 30 January, 2015 – Pursuant to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Act, 2014, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas is responsible for the coordination, regulation and implementation of visa regulations for The Bahamas. As such, all policies, and the establishment of criteria and negotiations for the abolition…

Cunningham is the next featured speaker for Young Bahamians Conversation series

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Mr. Dion Cunningham, a doctoral student at the University of Maryland School of Music, will be the featured speaker at the Bahamas Embassy’s “YOUNG BAHAMIANS CONVERSATION SERIES” on Friday, May 20, 2016, beginning at 6:00 pm at the Embassy, 2220 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W. He will speak on the topic, “Investment in the…

French police attache pays courtesy call on Bahamas Ambassador eugene g. Newry

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Mr. Pierre-Edouard Colliex, Police and Homeland Security Attache of the Embassy of France, paid a courtesy call on H.E. Dr. Eugene G. Newry, Bahamas Ambassador to the United States, on Wednesday, May 11, 2016, at the Embassy of The Bahamas, 2220 Massachusetts Ave., N.W. Ambassador Newry was accompanied by Mr. Chet D….

ICAOs Sixth Meeting of the North American Central American and Caribbean Directors

Authored by: Bahamas Information Services Source: Bahamas Information Services Date: May 11, 2016     NASSAU, The Bahamas — Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie addresses the Opening Ceremony of the International Civil Aviation Organization’s Sixth Meeting of the North American, Central American and Caribbean Directors of Civil Aviation at…

Tourism Minister Obie Wilchcombe Welcomes Rotarians

Authored by: Bahamas Information Services Source: Bahamas Information Services Date: May 11, 2016     NASSAU, The Bahamas — Minister of Tourism the Hon. Obie Wilchcombe, pictured at the podium, welcomed a large group of Rotarians from The Bahamas and countries around the world, at a luncheon at Atlantis recently.  Visiting The Bahamas was Rotary…