Remain vigilant and prepared – PM Minnis

Prime Minister of The Bahamas, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis, is urging Bahamians to remain vigilant, to be prepared, and to monitor the track of Hurricane Maria.

In the face of a “very active hurricane season” that has spawned major storms, including Hurricane Maria which severely damaged the island of Dominica, the Prime Minister made the call in an address to the nation on Tuesday. He said Hurricane Maria is forecast to pass to the east of south-east Bahamas on Friday morning as a major Category 3 or 4.

Listen to the Prime Minister Statement on Hurricane Maria:

On Independence anniversary, CARICOM SG hails progress of St. Kitts and Nevis

CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque
CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque

Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, has praised the progress that St. Kitts and Nevis has made over the past 34 years.

St. Kitts and Nevis observes its 34th Independence anniversary today. In a congratulatory message to Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris, the Secretary-General said that the belief, resilience and determination that its government and people have shown in their nation-building quest was “most admirable”.


Please see full message below: 

On behalf of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), I extend warmest congratulations to you and the People of St. Kitts and Nevis on the occasion of your country’s Thirty-Fourth Anniversary of Independence.

This year’s theme, ‘Youth, Vision, Integrity, Securing our Nation’s Prosperity’, speaks to the commitment and shared vision of the people of St. Kitts and Nevis in its continued strides for a better future.  It is also a call on the new generation to participate in the sustainable development process of the country. (more…)