Bridge collapse puts spotlight on rapid building technique

As the 950-ton concrete bridge section was swung into place over a highway last weekend, Florida International University officials were beaming with pride. The pedestrian bridge on the edge of the Miami-area campus was a signature achievement of the school’s Accelerated Bridge Construction University Transportation Center, a research group set up with federal funding a […]

Unjust firing

The recent firing of Water and Sewerage Corporation (WS&C) former General Manager Glen Laville is not sitting well with the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP). In a statement issued Thursday, PLP Leader Philip Brave Davis shared his concerns for Laville’s abrupt dismissal and encouraged the current Minister of Works and W&SC Chairman to “re-examine this matter”. […]

Tell the truth about our longest war

The nearly 17-year-old Afghanistan conflict, the longest war in United States history, will not end on the battlefield. It can be resolved only at the negotiating table. So, the bold offer last month from President Ashraf Ghani of Afghanistan to negotiate with the Taliban “without preconditions” is a welcome initiative. But it faces daunting obstacles. Mr. Ghani’s […]

Mueller’s latest cooperator is a convicted pedophile

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a few days before the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration and a Lebanese-American businessman was on his way to Mar-a-Lago. George Nader, an international fixer whose long history included intrepid back-channel mediation between Israel and Arab countries — and a 15-year-old pedophilia conviction in Europe that has not […]

CIBC FirstCaribbean appoints new private wealth investment advisor

CIBC FirstCaribbean has appointed Paul Michael Jenkins to the post of Private Wealth Investment Advisor, according to a recent release. Jenkins will work with CIBC FirstCaribbean clients in The Cayman Islands, Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, to provide international investment advice, the bank said. According to the release, Jenkins boasts an extensive portfolio in the […]

Bahamians get spring training call-ups

Two professional Bahamian baseball players earned the opportunity to showcase their skills on the big stage this week. Both Lucius Fox and Jervis “Champ” Stuart received Major League Baseball (MLB) spring training call-ups from their respective teams. Fox was assigned to the Tampa Bay Ray’s Florida Grapefruit League roster, while Stuart will represent the New […]

Miss Teen Bahamas International re-launches with 10 outstanding contestants

With a new mandate and a renewed focus to uplifting and providing opportunities for today’s youth, the newly owned Miss Teen Bahamas International has soared to new heights etching a page in the history books of pageantry and youth development. At a time when many of the local pageants have been accused of exploitation and […]