National Node of the BCH

National Partner Agencies

Bahamas customs

The key function of the Customs Department is the Collection and Protection of the Revenue of The Bahamas

Mission Statement

To collect and protect customs revenue and other mandated revenues and taxes.
To facilitate legitimate trade.
To improve the effectiveness and efficiency of our operations and to provide a professional quality service to our clients.
To achieve our objectives through development and management of appropriate Human Resource Programme and Policies.

Contact Details for the Customs Department:

The Bahamas Customs Department
P. O. Box N 155
Nassau, New Providence, The Bahamas
Thompson Blvd
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday, 9 am to 4 pm
Tel. (242)325-6551 – 9
Fax. (242)325-7409
Email: [link customs@bahamas.gov.bs]
Website: Bahamas customs website

Bahamas Agricultural and Marine Science Institute (BAMSI)

The Institute offers teaching and training to provide the professional and technical qualifications necessary for various branches of agriculture and marine resources and to provide strong academic training and extensive hands-on orientation in crop and livestock production, farm management, environment conservation, agri-business and management of marine resources.

Website: BAMSI website

Bahamas Agriculture and Industrial Corporation (BAIC)

The BAIC was established by an act of Parliament in 1981 and supersedes the Bahamas Development Corporation, whose real and personal property have been vested in it. It‘s scope is board and covers agriculture, fisheries, forestry, agri-business and water conservation. Its functions are to:

a) Stimulate, encourage and facilitate the development of agriculture in The Bahamas;
b) Process the produce of agriculture in The Bahamas;
c) Market the produce of agriculture within or outside The Bahamas;
d) Carry out, operate and participate in any agriculture project as the Minister may approve;
e) Assist in the operation and development of commerce and industry within The Bahamas; and
f) Expand and create opportunities for Bahamians to participate in the economic development
of The Bahamas.

Website: BAIC website

Bahamas Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health seeks to provide the leadership necessary to ensure and guard the protection and promotion of the health of all residents. It provides all residents with access to comprehensive, preventive, quality healthcare services and care.
The Ministry of Health seeks to protect the health of Bahamian residents against both current and emerging health threats. This is achieved, in part, by: helping individuals acquire the skills to live responsible, healthy and independent lives; providing a range of accessible, affordable services that assist individuals, families and communities to reach their full health potential; and monitoring both current and emerging disease threats.

Contact Details:

Ministry of Health
Poinciana Hill
P.O. Box N-3729
New Providence
The Bahamas
Tel. (242) 502–4700
Fax.(242) 325-5421
e-mail: mohe_office@bahamas.gov.bs
Opening hours: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday, except public holidays
Website Ministry of health website

Department of Environmental Health Service (DEHS)

The Ministry of the Environment and the Depart- ment of Environmental Health Services encour-ages the planting of native trees and the use of compost material to replenish and nature our soil. We also encourage residents to start backyard gardens and to keep your yards Clean Green and Pristine!

1. Investigate problems and institute preventative and remedial measures in areas that cause envi- ronmental pollution, such as the management and disposal of solid, liquid and gaseous waste, drinks and food manufacturing, rodents, insects and gen- eral sanitation.
2. Conduct research, studies and monitoring pro- grams related to the matters described in # 1
3. Gather, collate, analyze, publish and disseminate information relevant to the Act.
4. Promote the planning approval, funding and im- plementation of measures designed to ensure the safe use of the environment.
5. Provide ways and means for the training of per- sons involved in environmental services
6. Understand and carry out related services mandatory and investigate and prepare the necessary reports, plans and programs.
7. Maintain and operate the necessary laboratory, analytical and inspecting facilities 8. Provide advice in the field of environmental health and other supportive services to government and non–government agencies

Website: DEHS website

Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources

The Ministry's mission is to enhance the ability of the farming and fisheries sectors to fuel economic development, so as to improve the quality of life, by channeling human, financial and technical resources into areas where competitive advantage exists; and to provide the enabling regulatory environment for the protection and preservation of the national agricultural and marine resources for future generations.

Contact Details:

Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources
Island Traders Building
East Bay Street
P.O. Box N-3028
New Providence
The Bahamas
Tel. (242) 397-7400
Fax. (242) 322-1767
E-mail: minagriculturemarine@bahamas.gov.bs
Website: Ministry of Agriculture website