Bahamas

  • Photo of Bahamians vote for change of Government

    Bahamians vote for change of Government

    Bahamians voted for a new government in General Elections held on Thursday 16 September 2021, continuing the trend of one-term governments taking place for the past 24 years. Preliminary results show a landslide victory for the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) led by Attorney Phillip “Brave” Davis, over the Free National Movement of outgoing Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis. With Thursday’s…

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  • Photo of Bahamians vote today in General Elections;  CARICOM Observers monitoring polling day

    Bahamians vote today in General Elections; CARICOM Observers monitoring polling day

    Bahamians are voting in General Elections today, Thursday 16 September 2021. The incumbent Free National Movement (FNM) of Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis and the main opposition Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) headed by opposition Leader Phillip Davis are both fielding full slates of 39 candidates.  The smaller Democratic National Alliance (DNA) is fielding 20 and there is a Coalition of…

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  • Photo of Arrival Statement – CARICOM Election Observation Mission to The Bahamas

    Arrival Statement – CARICOM Election Observation Mission to The Bahamas

    The CARICOM Election Observation Mission to The Bahamas has been meeting with key stakeholders ahead of the country’s General Elections on Thursday 16 September 2021. The Mission, headed by Mr. Ian S. Hughes of Antigua and Barbuda has been engaging the political parties, security officials and civil society organisations, and will now turn its attention to monitoring Thursday’s Election Day…

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  • Photo of CARICOM to mount Election Observation Mission to The Bahamas

    CARICOM to mount Election Observation Mission to The Bahamas

    At the invitation of the Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will be fielding a CARICOM Election Observation Mission to monitor the General Elections which will be held in that country on Thursday, 16 September 2021. The six-member Mission will be headed by Mr. Ian S. Hughes, Assistant to the Supervisor of Elections and Human Resource…

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  • Photo of CARICOM congratulates The Bahamas on its 48th Independence Anniversary

    CARICOM congratulates The Bahamas on its 48th Independence Anniversary

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has extended congratulations to the Government and People of The Bahamas on the country’s Forty-Eighth Anniversary of Independence. CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque in a congratulatory message to the Bahamian Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis, said the theme chosen for the milestone “A Celebration of Life: Revive us Again” is one in which the wider Community…

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  • Photo of Agreement reached on administration of 2021 regional examinations

    Agreement reached on administration of 2021 regional examinations

    In recognition of the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic to the education sector, candidates registered for CAPE®, CSEC® and CCLSC®  will sit these Exams during the period June/July 2021. Ministries of Education will receive the results in the last week of September. CARICOM Ministers of Education reached those and other critical agreements for the Administration of the 2021 CAPE…

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  • Photo of CARICOM congratulates The Bahamas on its forty-seventh Independence Anniversary

    CARICOM congratulates The Bahamas on its forty-seventh Independence Anniversary

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has congratulated the Government and People of The Bahamas on its forty-seventh Anniversary of Independence, on 10 July 2020. CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, in a congratulatory message to Prime Minister of The Bahamas, Dr. Hubert Minnis, also extended best wishes for the country’s continued growth and advancement. “The theme of this year’s festivities, “Pressing Onward:…

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  • Photo of PM Minnis: Government to review pledges, make decisions in best interest of The Bahamas

    PM Minnis: Government to review pledges, make decisions in best interest of The Bahamas

     It is up to the Government to carefully review the pledges received at the recent Hurricane Dorian Pledging Conference and decide what is best for The Bahamas and for the people and communities in affected areas, Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis said today in his Keynote Address to the 29th Annual Business Outlook. At the Pledging Conference,…

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  • Photo of CARIFORUM Capacity Building Intervention starts:  Youth investment, policies and prevention programmes, partnerships emphasised

    CARIFORUM Capacity Building Intervention starts:  Youth investment, policies and prevention programmes, partnerships emphasised

    The importance of investing in youth, including treatment and rehabilitation for those who are using and addicted to alcohol and other drugs, was underscored at the Official Opening of the Regional Adolescent Training Workshops on 4 February 2019 in Trinidad and Tobago. To this end, partnerships, relevant policies and adolescents’ prevention programmes, among others, were emphasised by speakers who represented…

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  • Photo of After record Sargassum influx, CRFM initiates fact-finding study in CARICOM States

    After record Sargassum influx, CRFM initiates fact-finding study in CARICOM States

    The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) has initiated a regional fact-finding study to document the record-breaking influx of Sargassum seaweed in the Caribbean Sea in 2018, and the impacts this phenomenon has been having on countries in the region since 2011. The fact-finding survey is funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), that has coordinated official development assistance from…

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