Government signs new Industrial Agreement with the Bahamas Customs, Immigration & Allied Workers Union

By Llonella Gilbert, Bahamas Information Services NASSAU, The Bahamas — The Government signed a new Industrial Agreement with the Bahamas Customs, Immigration & Allied Workers Union at the Ministry of the Public Service, Thursday, January 18, 2018. Minister of the Public Service and National Insurance the Hon. Brensil Rolle thanked the Minister of Labour, Senator the Hon. Dion […]

Lyor Cohen says hip-hop should dominate at upcoming Grammys

By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr., Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Music executive Lyor Cohen says hip-hop should dominate the top categories at the upcoming Grammys. Cohen spoke with The Associated Press on Thursday about the Recording Academy giving rap a “deserving” chance. Both Jay-Z and Kendrick Lamar are nominated for album and record of the year. Jay-Z, […]

Congress nears showdown votes on averting federal shutdown

By ALAN FRAM and ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Congress barreled toward a possible election-year government shutdown Thursday, facing showdown votes in the House and Senate to keep federal offices open and hundreds of thousands of workers on the job. Weeks of argument over immigration, big spending and more remained unresolved, and […]

President of Haiti received credentials from Jeffrey Williams, The Bahamas’ new abmassador

His Excellency Jeffrey Williams, Ambassador of The Bahamas to Haiti, presented his Letters of Credence to the His Excellency Jovenel Moise, President of the Republic of Haiti on Wednesday, 17 January 2018 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. President Jovenel Moise engaged Ambassador Williams in a brief discussion on cooperation in the areas migration, fisheries, agriculture and investment […]

APTOPIX Britain Royals

Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle watch a dance performance by Jukebox Collectivef Cardiff Castle in Cardiff, Wales, Thursday, Jan 18th, 2018. During their tour, Prince Harry and Ms. Markle will hear performances from musicians and poets, meet sportsmen and women, and see how organisations are working to promote Welsh language and cultural identity. (Ben […]

Senate Dems question legality of Trump work requirements

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic senators are questioning the legality of the Trump administration’s new policy letting states make low-income adults work to get Medicaid coverage. Expect their arguments to be echoed in lawsuits planned by opponents of work requirements. Last week, the Trump administration said it will let states require work […]

Andros plane crash UPDATE

Update: Central Andros Administrator, Glen Lightbourne, this afternoon confirmed that vital debris from the crash including flight documentation has been recovered. Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) Commodore Tellis Bethell has also confirmed that defense force divers along with local fisherman retrieved body parts along with debris from the plane.