Pre-Election Economic & Fiscal Update

Tuesday, 31 August,2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 29th August, 2021 Senator, the Honourable J. Kwasi Thompson Minister of State for Finance on the Pre-Election Economic & Fiscal Update Today, as we continue to recover from Hurricane Dorian and management COVID 19, we see another first for the country. The government released and published online the Pre-Election Economic & Fiscal [...]

Minister of Tourism and Aviation, the Hon. Dionisio D’Aguliar Lauds the Purchase of the Grand Bahama Airport

Friday, 30 April,2021

Tourism Minister Lauds the Purchase of the Grand Bahama AirportFrom: Bahamas Information Services By: Andrew CoakleyFREEPORT, GB - The Grand Bahama International Airport now belongs to the people of The Bahamas.The acquisition was concluded during an official signing ceremony of Share Purchase Agreement between the Freeport Airport Development Company Limited and the Freeport Harbour Company [...]

Official Statement: Sen. Hon. J. Kwasi Thompson, Minister of State for Finance Grand Bahama Business Outlook Virtual Conference

Thursday, 29 April,2021

OFFICIAL STATEMENT Kwasi Thompson, Minister of State for Finance Grand Bahama Business Outlook Virtual Conference, April 29, 2021Ladies & gentlemen,INTRODUCTIONI am honoured and excited to once again participate in this dynamic forum. Over the last 20+ years, The Grand Bahama Business Outlook has become a much anticipated annual event among the island’s business community. Continuing [...]

My (Pilot) Services Programme- Now Available in Grand Bahama

Tuesday, 30 March,2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 30th, 2021EXPANSION OF MY (PILOT) & NEW SERVICES LAUNCHED IN GRAND BAHAMA & FAMILY ISLANDSThe Office of the Prime Minister Grand Bahama is pleased to share the Department of Transformation and Digitization’s announcement of the expansion of My (Pilot) Services to Grand Bahama.My (Pilot) Services is an online platform where users [...]

OFFICIAL STATEMENT: Kwasi Thompson, Minister of State for Finance DigiPay Roll-out in the Courts

Friday, 26 March,2021

REMARKS Good Morning,Today I am pleased to announce and celebrate the monumental step taken by this Government in developing an electronic payment platform for cashless transactions across all government agencies. The Government's official DigiPay platform allows for real time integration into The Treasury Financial Management System and ease of balancing at an Agency level. The [...]

PRESS RELEASE: New Covid-19 vaccination sites to open this week on New Providence and Grand Bahama

Monday, 22 March,2021

STATEMENT New COVID-19 vaccination sites to open this week on New Providence and Grand BahamaFrom the National COVID-19 Vaccine Consultative CommitteeThe COVID-19 vaccination response began on Wednesday 17 March following a pilot on Sunday 14 March at Loyola Hall, south-central region of New Providence.Vaccinations continued at Loyola Hall, Gladstone Road, the Princess Margaret Hospital, Doctors [...]

PRESS RELEASE- Vaccinations continue in Grand Bahama with Government Officials

Monday, 22 March,2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE From: Bahamas Information Services March 21, 2021FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- Minister of State for Finance and for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Kwasi Thompson gives a “thumbs up” signal as he received his inoculation against COVID-19 on Sunday, March 21, 2021 at the Susan J. Wallace Center.Minister Thompson was the first to receive [...]

PRESS RELEASE: Ministry of Finance-Midyear budget report shows anticipated macroeconomic shock of global pandemic

Monday, 01 February,2021

PRESS RELEASE Ministry of FinanceMidyear budget report shows anticipated macroeconomic shock of global pandemic Minister: ‘Revenue uptick noted in the months of November through January’January 31st, 2021- The shock of the coronavirus pandemic on macroeconomic conditions continues to be seen in the government’s budget performance, according to preliminary estimates published in the Midyear Fiscal Snapshot [...]

PRESS RELEASE: Ministry of Finance- Govt looking beyond tax reform with a focus on economic growth

Monday, 01 February,2021

PRESS RELEASE - Ministry of FinanceGovt looking beyond tax reform with a focus on economic growth Minister: ‘More progress possible on tax collection and administration before considering any further taxes’January 31st, 2021- COVID has thrown the entire world into crisis; no country has been spared the significant human, social, and economic toll. Notwithstanding, the recently [...]

PRESS RELEASE: The Ministry of Finance-IMF affirms Govt’s timely and appropriate COVID-19 response

Monday, 01 February,2021

The Ministry of FinanceIMF affirms Govt’s timely and appropriate COVID-19 response Concluding Statement for IMF 2020 Article IV Consultation provides snapshot of macroeconomic policy responses and outlookThe recently published Concluding Statement from the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) provides further indication that the Government’s fiscal policy responses and economic management are producing [...]

OFFICIAL REMARKS- Sen. Hon. Kwasi Thompson at Canada-Bahamas Virtual Business Mission with The High Commission of Canada

Monday, 18 January,2021

January 15th, 2021Read the Official Remarks by The Minister of State for Finance, Senator, The Honorable James Kwasi Thompson at the Canada-Bahamas Virtual Business Mission with The High Commission of Canada by clicking on the PDF link below. 18th January 2021Office of the Prime Minister, Grand BahamaCommonwealth of The Bahamas

PRESS RELEASE- The Ministry of Finance: Over 450 Participants Join Informational Webinar On CESRA Reporting

Monday, 18 January,2021

The Ministry of FinancePRESS RELEASEOver 450 participants join informational webinar on CESRA reporting Ministry of Finance beefs up its outreach and stakeholder education to help businesses avoid late penaltiesSource: Central Communications Unit, Ministry of Finance Date: January 17th, 2021 Contact: MOFcomms@bahamas.gov.bsThe Ministry of Finance hosted over 450 participants last week in two informational webinars on [...]

Press Statement: Grand Bahama Island Featured in Caribbean Journal Articles

Friday, 15 January,2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 14th January, 2021GRAND BAHAMA ISLAND FEATURED IN CARIBBEAN JOURNAL ARTICLESThe Office of the Prime Minister Grand Bahama is pleased to note that Grand Bahama Island was recently listed as one of the ‘21 best Caribbean islands to visit in 2021’ in the world’s leading Caribbean News website, Caribbean Journal.In describing Grand Bahama, [...]

The Department of Inland Revenue’s Phone Lines Are Now Accessible

Thursday, 14 January,2021

14th January 2021The Office of The Prime Minister, Grand Bahama

BTVI-ICT Programs & OPM Cisco DevNet Program Application Form

Monday, 21 December,2020

Individuals interested in signing up for BTVI- ICT Programs including the OPM Cisco DevNet Program, please see the application link below. 21 December 2020Office of the Prime Minister, Grand BahamaCommonwealth of The BahamasContact: opmcommunications@bahamas.gov.bs

Statement- Mr. Jordi Botifoll – Senior Vice President Americas, Cisco at The Cisco MoU Press Conference

Friday, 18 December,2020

Government of The Bahamas – Cisco MoU Press Conference Thursday, December 17th, 2020 - 10:00 am EST – Virtual Event Mr. Jordi Botifoll – Senior Vice President Americas, CiscoTechnology has the potential to be the single greatest catalyst for economic and social progress, which is integral to Cisco’s vision for an Inclusive Future. We are [...]

OFFICIAL STATEMENT- New Minister Sen. Hon. J. Kwasi Thompson Asserts Confidence in Government Fiscal & Economic Policies

Monday, 14 December,2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 6th December, 2020 Minister of State in The Ministry of Finance, Sen. Hon. J. Kwasi Thompson Official Statement , Sunday December 6th, 2020.I am humbled to be chosen by the Most Honorable Prime Minister Hubert A. Minnis to assume my role at the Ministry of Finance as Minister of State. I do [...]

Senator Hon. J. Kwasi Thompson Speaks Virtually at the 6th E-Government Ministerial Meeting of Latin America and the Caribbean

Friday, 20 November,2020

Senator Hon. J. Kwasi Thompson speaks virtually at the 6th E-Government Ministerial Meeting of Latin America and the CaribbeanMinister of State for Grand Bahama, Senator the Hon. J. Kwasi Thompson speaks on the progress of digitization in our country.Minister Thompson spoke virtually to the 6th E-Government Ministerial Meeting of Latin America and the Caribbean under [...]

Senator Hon. J. Kwasi Thompson- Report to the Nation

Tuesday, 17 November,2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 12th November, 2020 Minister of State for Grand Bahama Minister’s Report, Thursday November 12, 2020.

MSC Donates to the Bahamas Government / Urban Renewal

Thursday, 01 October,2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 28th September, 2020 The Office of the Prime Minister Grand Bahama expresses gratitude to the MSC Group for their donation of much needed food supplies to the island of Grand Bahama. The MSC Group has continued to show their support to the people of the Bahamas, in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane [...]

Major Renovations to the Freeport Post Office

Wednesday, 16 September,2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 15th September, 2020 The Office of the Prime Minister Grand Bahama is pleased to announce that a contract has been executed for major renovations to the Freeport Post Office and work is scheduled to commence shortly. The Freeport Post Office is an iconic structure in the center of Downtown Freeport and was [...]

Improvements in Grand Bahama

Wednesday, 16 September,2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 10th September, 2020 The Office of the Prime Minister Grand Bahama expresses great commendation to Members of Parliament, Hon. Iram Lewis and Mrs. Pakesia Parker-Edgecombe as well as Administrator for West Grand Bahama Mrs. Cristian Palacious and The Ministry of Public Works for leadership and oversight of recent improvements made in West [...]

Prime Minister Minnis announces additional relaxation measures for Grand Bahama and other islands

Wednesday, 16 September,2020

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama – Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis today announced additional relaxation measures for the island of Grand Bahama and other Family Islands, including the resumption of in-store service for retailers and indoor dining at most restaurants.These changes apply to all islands listed in the Second Schedule, except New Providence. The [...]

PM Toured Renovations to Grand Bahama’s Airport Facilities Bahamas Information Services

Wednesday, 16 September,2020

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis, along with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. Peter Turnquest, Minister of State for Grand Bahama Senator the Hon. Kwasi Thompson and Minister of State for Disaster Preparedness, Management and Reconstruction the Hon. Iram Lewis on Monday, September 7, 2020, [...]

Prime Minister Minnis Tours the Repairs to the Rand Memorial Hospital Bahamas Information Services

Wednesday, 16 September,2020

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama – Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis was given a tour of repairs taking place at the Rand Memorial Hospital on Monday, September 7, 2020. Following a national press conference at the Office of the Prime Minister in Grand Bahama, Prime Minister Minnis was given a tour of all areas [...]

Rebuilding Grand Bahama One Year Post Hurricane Dorian

Friday, 04 September,2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2nd September, 2020 Hurricane Dorian made landfall in The Bahamas on September 1st, 2019 ravaging the islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama. One year has passed since this devastating storm lashed our islands, claiming lives, homes and businesses. It is estimated that some locations in Grand Bahama experienced storm surges of over [...]

School Repair Program Update

Monday, 17 August,2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 14th August, 2020 The Office of the Prime Minister Grand Bahama is pleased to provide the public with an update on the outstanding progress made to date in the 2020 School Repair Project. In a collaborative effort between Office of the Prime Minister Grand Bahama, The Ministry of Education and The Ministry [...]

COVID-19 Response in Grand Bahama

Monday, 17 August,2020

STATEMENT OF SEN. J. KWASI THOMPSON MINISTER OF STATE FOR GRAND BAHAMA FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 12th August, 2020 The Office of the Prime Minister Grand Bahama wishes to address criticism of the COVID-19 response on the island. Residents of Grand Bahama and the entire Bahamas are reminded and reassured that the government is working aggressively [...]

National Lockdown To Take Effect In Grand Bahama

Friday, 07 August,2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 4th August, 2020Residents of Grand Bahama are advised that the national lockdown guidelines announced by Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis in his National Address on 3rd August, 2020 supersede the Grand Bahama Lockdown Order.However, exempted businesses and essential services previously outlined for Grand Bahama remain exempted. The public should [...]

Statement on Grand Bahama – Lockdown Extension

Friday, 07 August,2020

Minister of State for Grand Bahama Senator the Hon. Kwasi Thompson - Thursday, 6 August 2020Good afternoon.I am announcing today on behalf of the Prime Minister, the Most Honourable Dr. Huber Minnis, that after consultation with health and other officials, the lockdown implemented for Grand Bahama from the 23rd of July to the 7th of [...]

The Government Improving E-Government in Historic Levels

Monday, 08 June,2020

This Government has tremendously increased the use of E-Government platforms and Initiatives since coming to office and particularly in response to COVID-19. We have made a firm commitment to embarking upon the latest technology taking into account our country’s unique situation.Our Government is moving forward with implementing the latest in technology with respect to an [...]

Grand Bahama Food Distribution Task Force Website

Thursday, 28 May,2020

The Grand Bahama Food Assistance Program (a sub-section of the National Food Distribution Program) was officially launched on 19th June, 2020. Through this program, over 1500 householders have already received assistance to date. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis has indicated that food distribution would be a priority for the government and mandated [...]

Minister of State For Grand Bahama Addresses Senate on Fight Against COVID-19

Thursday, 28 May,2020

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -Sen. the Hon. J. Kwasi Thompson, Minister of State for Grand Bahama addressed the Senate today, bringing Independence greetings, and speaking to the government’s achievements and continued efforts in the fight against COVID-19 in the nation.Sen. Thompson said that the news of two (2) new cases in Grand Bahama (which could potentially [...]