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Govt Undecided Over Citizenship Anomalies


The government is still undecided on whether it will correct “anomalies” regarding the transference of citizenship through legislation or to leave it for a referendum, according to Law Reform Commissioner Dame Anita Allen.

Public consultation on the draft Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill, 2018 ended last week with no submissions from the Christian Council or the Haitian League of Pastors.

There are still concerns about lack of equality between men and women in the transference of citizenship, and the right to abode permit for children born in the Bahamas to foreign parents.

Dame Anita told The Tribune she felt the consultation period went “very well”.

“It is a shame,” she said, “but you know we did consult with the opposition, with the Senate, with the Bar Association, with the law professors at the University of the Bahamas, UNHCR, the Anglican diocese, the Jamaican Hummingbirds, the Chinese Bahamian Association.”

She continued: “Former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham, we met with Fred Smith, the tourism board, the Hotel and Tourism Association. Also we got written responses from a number of groups, ORG, Capital Bank, also the BFSB (Bahamas Financial Services Board).


2019 Bahamas National Culinary Team Makes History


The Bahamas National Culinary Team made history at the Taste of the Caribbean Culinary Competition, held June 21st to 25th 2019 in Miami Florida; as Junior Chef Hazen Rolle won Junior Caribbean Chef of the Year for the 2nd consecutive year. His back-to-back win gave Team Bahamas the highest possible Gold Medal standing in this category for the third year in a row; a first for the highly competitive Caribbean Culinary Event. Junior Chef Kenria Taylor won Junior Chef of the Year in 2017.


Join The Celebration - POSTPONED


[ UPDATE: Thursday June 27 ]

The Bahamas National Culinary Team’s flight has been cancelled, therefore the welcome home celebration will not take place as planned.  We will make alternate plans to celebrate The Team, and advise you accordingly.  We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Thank you again for your partnership and support.

Read more to view photos from the Competition!

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 June 2019 17:29

Bahamas National Culinary Team - Update #2


The National Culinary Team, under the keen and watchful eye of Team Manager Chef Devin Johnson, continues to showcase The Best of The Bahamas with poise, grace and talent amidst fierce and often high-spirited Caribbean competitors.

Team Bahamas plated and served innovative cuisine and cocktails, reflective of Bahamian culture and traditions, yet with a “26th century twist”.


Go for Gold Team Bahamas!


The Bahamas National Culinary Team is in Miami, Florida setting their sights for GOLD! Caribbean 305 commenced on Saturday and competitions began on Sunday.

The Team looks and feels like champions! (Attire created by talented seamstress Agatha Louise Mackey!) They have brought their A plus game to this competition; and other teams are taking note!


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