US donates over $430,000 in equipment to RBPF

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Minister of National Security Marvin Dames and United States (U.S.) Chargé d’Affaires Stephanie Bowers took part in the official handover ceremony of more than $430,000 in equipment and gear to the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) at the Police College, on December 6. According to the Embassy, the donation was made possible […]

PM Encourages BHTA to diversify multi-island tourism product and ‘go solar’

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis addressed the Bahamas Hotel & Tourism Association (BHTA) Board of Directors and Membership Annual Meeting in the Imperial Ballroom, Atlantis on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. He challenged the association to do more to further diversify the tourism product and continue to promote The Bahamas as a multi-island […]

Project Exterminate to double cleanup efforts in Yamacraw Shores

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Margaret Mede once said: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world”. For members of the Voltar’s World Service Club, this mantra fully encompasses their work. Though small in size, they are committed to the execution of their islandwide cleanup campaign dubbed ‘Exterminate the Waste’. For […]

Mastic Point students get an early Christmas present from BTC

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Students from Mastic Point Primary School in Andros received an early Christmas present from BTC last week. BTC made a Christmas donation to the school which will be used to increase the school’s complement of laptops as they seek to enhance the overall learning experience. Mastic Point Primary School Principal Indyanna Moss […]

Foulkes: Physicians to meet with PM ahead of unions

Minister says he spoke to TUC over the weekend   NASSAU BAHAMAS — Minister of Labour Dion Foulkes said yesterday that Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis will meet separately with senior physicians today ahead of a joint meeting with both umbrella unions and their affiliates. That meeting is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. Last Friday, Trade […]

BFN gets $3,000 food donation from the Chinese

Chinese Ambassador to The Bahamas Huang Qingu Haung presented the Bahamas Feeding Network (BFN) with a $3000 food donation on Friday. Ambassador Huang said he considers the effort as a valuable contribution to the harmony of society. For the past six years, the non-profit organisation has provided food parcels and distributed some 3,500 meals weekly […]

Christian Council President: Mediators must step in to calm union unrest

Says church is prepared to step in   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – As union unrest appears to have reached a fever pitch in the country, with various unions striking or filing trade disputes, president of the Bahamas Christian Council Bishop Delton Fernander said neutral mediators must step in to restore calm and bring forth a resolution. […]

40 inner-city residents to get jobs

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The government will hire 40 residents from within inner-city communities to work as environmental monitors for the next 52-weeks, according Rocky Nesbitt, the project manager of the Over-the-Hill rejuvenation initiative. Nesbitt made the revelation on Wednesday night at a town meeting in Grants Town to update residents on the Economic Empowerment Zone Act and plans […]

BAHFSA: No E. coli linked to romaine lettuce harvested outside California

US agencies will now require romaine lettuce to have new labelling USDA turkey recall remains in effect   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Bahamas Agricultural Health and Food Safety Authority (BAHFSA) on Wednesday said last week’s reported E. coli outbreak in the United States is linked to romaine lettuce grown in California. As for the turkey […]

Commodore to determine way forward with crash search

Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) Commodore Tellis Bethel suggested yesterday that after nearly three weeks of searching for missing pilot Byron Ferguson and the Piper Aztec plane that went down in waters off western New Providence, his organization will make a determination about continuing those efforts in a matter of days. “We are in the […]