Downtown Nassau set for ‘revitalization’

The Downtown Nassau Partnership’s plan for the revitalization of the nation’s capital was unveiled during a press conference held at the British Colonial Hilton yesterday. The unveiling was led by Minister of Tourism, Dionisio D’Aguliar, Minister of Transport, Frankie Campbell, and the partnership’s Managing Director, Ed Fields. The proposed layout includes an electric shuttle system, […]

ICAC Conference To Bring Hundreds To The Islands of The Bahamas

Over 400 accountants from the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and the Caribbean are expected to arrive in Nassau come June for the 36th Institute of Chartered Accountants Caribbean’s (ICAC) Conference of Accountants. The much-anticipated conclave, which is expected to stimulate the Meetings Incentives, Conferences and Events (MICE) aspect of tourism, will be held […]

US stocks edge lower in early trading; oil prices slide

By ALEX VEIGA, AP Business Writer The major U.S. stock indexes were down slightly in early trading Monday, as losses in technology companies outweighed gains elsewhere. Energy stocks also declined as crude oil prices headed lower. Banks posted solid gains as bond yields rose. Investors were weighing the latest corporate deal news, including Keurig’s acquisition of […]

Global stocks recoup losses, dollar steady as eyes on Trump

By YOUKYUNG LEE, AP Business Writer SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Stocks mostly rose Friday, recouping losses from earlier in the week, as the dollar steadied against other currencies. Investors are watching for President Donald Trump’s comments later in the day to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. KEEPING SCORE: Britain’s FTSE 100 gained 0.4 […]

Energy conference opens at Baha Mar

By Kathryn Campbell NASSAU, The Bahamas – Diversification of fuels, a comprehensive regulatory framework, the introduction of renewable energy sources, a new generating plant and green island project are among the strides the Bahamas Government has made in the energy sector. The Hon. Desmond, Minister of Works, underscored that notwithstanding the country’s challenges it has […]

Losses for airlines, tech mostly offset other stock gains

By MARLEY JAY, AP Markets Writer NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks spent a second day flipping between small gains and losses Thursday as investors again looked for hints about the Trump administration’s stance on international trade and the dollar. Major indexes ended the day mixed as airlines plunged while biotech drug makers climbed. Homebuilders fell […]