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:

Prime Minister Minnis admonishes: ‘Take Irma seriously’

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Prime Minister of The Bahamas Dr. Hubert Minnis

Nassau, The Bahamas – Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis has challenged Bahamians and persons residing in The Bahamas to take the threat of Hurricane Irma “very seriously.”

“Life is precious. We must make every effort to preserve and protect life, including the elderly, the indigent and other vulnerable individuals,” Prime Minister Minnis said.

“The threat of Irma must be taken seriously. While property must be secured, material possessions can be replaced. The priority is to take precautions to save lives and minimize the risk of harm and injury.”

Read full story  –  Prime Minister Minnis on Irma 

Guyana Minister stresses need for high-quality broadcasting content in Region

MINISTER of Public Telecommunications, (Guyana), Catherine Hughes, has emphasised the need for consistency in the production of good-quality broadcasting content even as she called on the Caribbean Broadcasting Union (CBU) to critically assess where the industry is heading and assist the Region to chart a course towards reaping the economic benefits of its creativity.

Minister Hughes was at the time delivering the feature address at the CBU’s Annual General Assembly (AGM) which convened this week in Nassau, Bahamas. According to a release, top executives and other personnel of more than 22 media companies in the Caribbean are currently in Nassau participating in the event being held at the British Colonial Hilton Hotel, under the theme, ‘Digital Developments in Caribbean Media.’ It commenced on Monday and will conclude on Thursday.

Minister Hughes delivered the feature address on the theme, and she emphasised the need for consistent production of good-quality content by broadcasters.

“As we transition from analogue to digital in all spheres, technology will drive more than content. It will drive competition, It will drive convergence, and context, it will drive communication, which channels are used and how we will all benefit collectively and commercially,” Minister Hughes said.

Prime Minister of The Commonwealth of the Bahamas, Dr Hubert Minnis, third from left and Minister Cathy Hughes (back row, third from left) with other officials at the CBU’s Annual General Meeting (Photo via Guyana Chronicle)
Prime Minister of The Commonwealth of the Bahamas, Dr Hubert Minnis, front row, third from left, and Minister Catherine Hughes (back row, third from left) with other officials at the CBU’s Annual General Assembly (Photo via Guyana Chronicle)

Read more at: Guyana Chronicle

Grand Anse and beyond

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Today, we continue to place the spotlight on Grenada ahead of the Thirty-Eighth Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM. We flash back through Grenada’s milestones as a champion of closer integration among the territories of the Region. The Regular Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government will be held from 4 – 6 July at the Radisson Grenada Beach Resort. The Opening Ceremony will be held this afternoon at the Grenada Trade Centre.

 

Remembering the Landmark Grand Anse Agreement, the genesis of the CSME

Once again, Grenada became associated with  another major milestone in regional integration.  The regional integration architecture was re-fuelled in 1989 in Grand Anse, Grenada. The Grand Anse Declaration and Work Programme for the Advancement of the Integration Movement symbolised a new era of integration embodied in the CARICOM Single Market and Economy, the Community’s people centred- flagship programme.

In Grande Anse, Heads of Government articulated their vision to advance the regional integration process through the establishment of a single economic space, with social and cultural spin-offs. The objectives included more efficient use of labour, natural resources, capital and other factors of production; competitive production for a greater variety and quantity of products and services to trade with other countries; and the resulting improvement in standards of living. (more…)

 

The Bahamas Prime Minister to attend CARICOM Heads of Government meeting

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Prime Minister of The Bahamas, Dr Hubert Minnis
Prime Minister of The Bahamas, Dr Hubert Minnis

Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis is scheduled to attend the 38th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), St. George’s, Grenada, this week.

The 38th regular meeting takes place July 4-6. It will be Prime Minister Minnis’ inaugural CARICOM meeting as Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.

Accompanying the Prime Minister are his wife, Patricia Minnis; Darren Henfield, Minister of Foreign Affairs; Jeffrey Lloyd, Minister of Education; Joshua Sears, senior policy advisor to Prime Minister Minnis; Reuben Rahming, Bahamas ambassador-designate to CARICOM; and Sharon Brennen-Haylock, director-general, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Read more at: The Bahamas Investor