Marijuana Commission to launch website

Site will allow persons to offer feedback on legalizing drug   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Co-chair of the Bahamas National Commission of Marijuana, Bishop Simeon Hall announced yesterday that the advisory committee will launch its website within the next few days, which will allow citizens to engage in dialogue and offer their feedback on whether or […]

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Opposition slams govt. for “secret deal” signed with Disney

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Various stakeholders are calling into question government’s recent Heads of Agreement (HOA) signed with Disney Cruise Lines to construct a $400 million-dollar cruise port and entertainment facility on Lighthouse Point, Eleuthera. The deal was inked last week but was only made public on the weekend. Not only are questions surfacing on why […]

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Govt.: Disney HOA to be tabled March 20

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – After being slammed by the Opposition and environmentalists for not allowing the media to attend last week’s Heads of Agreement signing for Disney’s proposed development at Lighthouse Point in  Bannerman Town, South Eleuthera, the government announced last night that in the interest of transparency and accountability, the Heads of Agreement will be […]

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Monsignor Preston Moss, dead at 79

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Catholic community is mourning the loss of 79-year-old Monsignor Preston Moss, who died on Monday at his Lakeview Drive residence after losing his battle with stomach cancer. Monsignor Moss was ordained to the priesthood at the age of 25, serving more than 38 years as Vicar General of the local Archdiocese, […]

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Bishop Hall calls on govt. to move with haste to implement Marco Alert

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Following a slew of alleged child abductions over the past few weeks, and weekend reports of a child that had been abandoned in an old building on Market Street, Bishop Simeon Hall on Monday urged the government to mo In an interview with Eyewitness News, Hall said that he understands that the […]

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AML introduces full Kosher sections to Solomon’s Fresh Market locations

Nassau, Bahamas — Solomon’s Fresh Market kicked off 2019 introducing a full kosher section to its Harbour Bay and Old Fort Bay stores. Shoppers can now select from high-quality kosher foods including frozen meat and chicken, snacks, crackers, cheese and lunchmeat along with seasonal items to be stocked during religious holidays. According to Jewish tradition, kosher […]

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Govt signs HOA with Disney Island Development

120 to be employed during construction, 150 permanent jobs to be offered   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Government of The Bahamas has signed a heads of agreement with Disney Island Development Ltd for a proposed cruise port and entertainment facility at Lighthouse Point in Bannerman Town, South Eleuthera. The signing took place last Thursday at […]

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Police probing several angles in recent child abduction cases

CDU chief warns parents to keep a close eye on kids   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – After four child abductions were reported last week alone, officer in charge of the Central Detective Unit, Chief Supt. Solomon Cash has assured that police are probing several angles, and he is confident that a suspect would be identified soon. […]

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Dept. of Labour holds first “Labour on the Blocks” job fair for 2019

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — In keeping with the Government’s commitment to creating job opportunities for Bahamians, the Department of Labour held its first ‘Labour on the Blocks’ job fair on Saturday, March 9, at the C.R. Walker Senior High School on Baillou Hill Road.  The staff of the Department of Labour and a number of local businesses […]

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The women of BTC celebrate International Women’s Day

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Female employees at The Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC ) Limited paused last Friday to combine their girl power and rallied to Chaka Khan’s ‘I’m Every Woman,’ to celebrate International Women’s Day under the global theme, ‘Balance for Better.’ According to BTC’s human resources manager, Nikia Forbes, though the spirit of the day […]

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Five abductions in three weeks

Latest abduction of two boys reported on Thursday evening   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Police in the capital are expected to hold a press conference sometime today, after four children were allegedly abducted this week alone. As it now stands, a total of five alleged abductions were reported to police in the span of three weeks. […]

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Mother recounts terrifying ordeal of son’s alleged abduction

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – It was a terrifying 45 minutes for a 23-year-old mother of five who said she was inside cooking dinner on Wednesday when she was told that her son was kidnapped while playing basketball just a foot away from their home. As of today, police are still searching for a woman who allegedly […]

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Coco Cay on track for May opening

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines (RCCL) President and CEO Michael Bayley indicated yesterday that its planned $200 million expansion of Coco Cay is well on track for its first phase opening in May with hires for the island currently in training programs. “We have got an awful lot of Bahamian construction groups working […]

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Child doctor: Bahamians must take abductions more seriously

Says latest abductions are an “awakening”   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Despite the alleged abduction of two children within the span of two weeks,  Clinical Director of the Caribbean Center for Child Development in The Bahamas, Dr. Michelle Major, on Wednesday suggested that child abduction in The Bahamas is not taken as seriously as it should […]

Rights Bahamas: Govt. must defend children against abuse

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – After an eight-year-old girl was abducted earlier this week on Sunday and allegedly molested by her abductor, the Rights Bahamas group said the agonizing suffering experienced by victims of child abuse and their loved ones cannot continue to be tolerated. Sunday’s abduction was the second that had been reported in the span […]

Students in Acklins demonstrate over teacher shortage

Lloyd says a teacher will be sent next week   Students of Snug Corner Primary School demonstrated at the campus on Acklins yesterday due to a shortage of teachers. The primary school students, accompanied by numerous parents, held placards, one of which read: “No teachers, no school. End the story”. In Parliament yesterday, Minister of […]

After US advisory, Jet-ski operators say procedures have been amended

But tourists say they feel safe   NASSAU, BAHAMAS –  Local jet ski operators shot down the concerns of the U.S. government on Wednesday, who noted in its latest travel advisory that operators have been known to commit sexual assaults against tourists. The U.S. Department of State released another level two advisory last week on […]