Bahamians receive national honours, some posthumously

Bahamians receive national honours, some posthumously Eyewitness News Governor-General His Excellency C.A. Smith, in accordance with the Prime Minister and the National Honours Advisory Committee, on Wednesday announced the following awards under the National Honours Act, 2016. THE ORDER OF THE BAHAMAS The award of the Order of The Bahamas is conferred upon any Citizen […]

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Nearly $600,000 to relocate chancery office in Canada

Over $130,000 worth of repairs made to residence NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The cost of renovations and retrofitting of the new office space to house the chancery of the Bahamas High Commission in Canada in November 2017 cost taxpayers nearly $600,000, according to an auditor general’s report. The review of the commission’s accounts, completed by Auditor […]

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Co-ops empowering individuals to grow their investment through a collaborative effort

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – As The Bahamas Government continues to seek ways to stimulate economic growth and reduce the 10.7% unemployment rate, a source of inspiration may lie in Co-ops and The Bahamas National Beekeepers Cooperative Society Limited (BNBC). With the philosophy “People helping people to help themselves,”community-centered Cooperative business enterprises bring together like-minded individuals focused […]

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Seven Americans killed in helicopter crash off Abaco

Investigators to travel to Big Grand Cay today to probe crash NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A 15-seater Agusta Westland helicopter that departed from Big Grand Cay in Abaco yesterday, crashed approximately two miles off the island, killing all seven Americans on board, authorities reported yesterday. The group was en route to Florida around 2 a.m. Police […]

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Mike Sands elected as NACAC President

Mike Sands made Bahamian track and field history today. He was elected as president of the North America, Central America, and Caribbean (NACAC) region. Sands was one of five persons vying for the post, which was held by Victor Lopez. The NACAC electoral process took place in Queretaro, Mexico, just ahead of the 2019 NACAC […]

Bahamas committed towards disaster risk reduction efforts, says DPM

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Bahamas, through the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, launched the first National Disaster Preparedness Baseline Assessment, a year-long programme to measure disaster preparedness and risk. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon K Peter Turnquest delivered the keynote address at the NDPBA kick-off ceremony at the British Colonial Hilton […]

Dean and Albury compete at 2019 Basketball Without Borders Americas Camp

A pair of local high school basketball players represented the country this week at the 2019 International Basketball Federation (FIBA) Basketball Without Borders (BWB) Americas Camp, hosted by the National Basketball Association (NBA). Deyton Albury, from Temple Christian, and Romad Dean, from Tabernacle Baptist, will attended the four-day camp, which was hosted in Medellin, Colombia. […]

Mitchell wants further probe into deaths of Bahamian men in Italy

Says someone should be ‘watching over the shoulders’ of Italian authorities NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Despite Italian authorities ruling the death of two Bahamians whose bodies were pulled from the Po River in Turin, Italy earlier this month as “accidental,” Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Chairman Senator Fred Mitchell said the government should be pressing the Italian […]