MOT refutes claims made in YouTube video about Nassau port

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Ministry of Tourism on Sunday strongly refuted the assertions made in a YouTube video that claimed that Nassau is the most dangerous destination when it comes to ports. “While there is speculation that this video may be a leverage tactic, we have no evidence that this video was influenced by anyone […]

Sands ‘concerned’ about US measles outbreak, collapse of Venezuela’s health system

Minister calls on parents to vaccinate children   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Health minister Dr. Duane Sands on Tuesday encouraged parents to vaccinate their children, after a state of emergency was declared in the United States following a measles outbreak that has affected more than two dozen people, the majority of them children. Dr. Sands said […]

IDB study: Latin America, Caribbean will need 23 million health and education professionals by 2040

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A new study released yesterday by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), revealed that Latin America and the Caribbean will need 23 million health and education professionals by 2040. The new study is from the IDB’s latest series on The future of work in Latin America and the Caribbean. In its projection of […]

Cooper slams govt. failure to repair Black Point All-Age School

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Chester Cooper, the Member of Parliament for Exuma and Ragged Island, on Sunday expressed outrage about the deplorable condition of the Black Point All-Age School in Exuma. In a statement released yesterday, which was also posted to Cooper’s Facebook page, Cooper said the school remains in a state of disrepair, five months […]

BUT to file trade dispute on behalf of C.V. teachers

NASSAU, BAHAMAS –  The Bahamas Union of Teachers (BUT) is expected to file a trade dispute on behalf of teachers at the C.V. Bethel Senior High School, after the union was denied access to the school’s premises to address a reported altercation that happened earlier this week between a teacher and students. “I went today […]

Unionized Morton Salt employees considering strike action

Union still unhappy with company’s latest proposal   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Bahamas Industrial Manufacturers and Allied Workers Union (BIMAWU), who represent unionized employees at the Inagua-based Morton Bahamas Salt Company, are hoping to use the strike certificate that they were issued last November by the Ministry of Labour. The move comes after Morton Bahamas […]

Still no decision on VSEPs for managers at the Grand Lucayan Resort

NASSAU, BAHAMAS –  Despite ongoing negotiations, as of yesterday, there was still no forward movement on the payout of Voluntary Separation packages (VSEPs) for a  total of 90 managerial workers at the Our Lucaya Resort in Grand Bahama. “We do not have a settlement with the management union at this point and we hope to […]

New Corrections Commissioner to be appointed soon

Dames: So far eight Bahamian applicants were shortlisted   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – In just a matter of weeks, a new commissioner will be appointed to head the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services. So far, eight Bahamian applicants have been shortlisted for the post, but interviews are still ongoing, revealed Minister of National Security Marvin Dames […]

UB refutes claim of president’s involvement in Fyre Festival

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The University of The Bahamas on Monday categorically refuted a claim made in the recently released Netflix documentary entitled, “Fyre The Greatest Party That Never Happened” in which reference was made to the “head of University of The Bahamas”. A statement released yesterday from the University outlined that the President of the […]

BPSU wants UB to address its many concerns

Employee alleges University refuses to sign NIB documents   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – President of the Bahamas Public Services Union, Kimsley Ferguson, on Thursday expressed a number of concerns on behalf of his members who are employed at the University of The Bahamas – mainly that they are disenfranchised and forced to work in hazardous conditions. […]

Sands assures PMH employees will receive December overtime pay

NASSAU, BAHAMAS –  Minister of Health Dr. Duane Sands on Tuesday refuted the contents of a memo that was reportedly circulating over the weekend, which asserted that Princess Margaret Hospital employees who had worked overtime during the month of December will not be paid for those extra hours. Speaking to reporters before heading to the […]

Family of missing Marvin Pratt still holding out hope

Mother has since visited morgue, flyers distributed   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The family members of 40-year-old Marvin Pratt are still holding on to hope. They believe that their missing relative is still alive, and they are still holding firm to their allegations that members of the Royal Bahamas Police Force arrested Pratt last month and […]

PM asks cab drivers to ‘stand down’ until he returns from Belgium

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Members of The Bahamas Taxicab Union were asked on Monday to stand down on their treats to withdraw services and eventually strike until the prime minister returns from his trip to Brussels Belgium, according to Bahamas Taxicab Union president Wesley Ferguson. Last Friday, union members shut down services at the Lynden Pindlng […]