Bahamians against WTO accession

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A group agitating against The Bahamas’ accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) yesterday called on the government to halt negotiations geared toward the move. During a press conference Wednesday, Bahamians Agitating for a Referendum on Free Trade (BARF) contended that the government does not recognize the danger in WTO accession and […]

Over-the-Hill project engages environmental monitors

NASSAU, The Bahamas – Aspects of the Over-The-Hill Community Development Partnership Initiative are taking shape with the latest being the hiring and training of environmental monitors to ensure clean and safe areas. This particular effort sees a partnership between The Over-the-Hill Initiative and the Ministry of the Environment & Housing, which earlier this year introduced […]

3,041 reside in 6 Abaco shantytowns, report reveals

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – An Abaco shantytown assessment report, which surveyed 777 households, indicated that 3,041 people reside in six shantytowns on Abaco, inclusive of Sand Banks, Farm Road, L & H (treasure cay), the Mudd, Pigeon Pea and Elbow Cay. The report, released Wednesday, revealed that 80 per cent of persons are documented while 41 per […]

New Fire Services Unit recruits promote safety

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – New recruits of the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) Fire Services Unit spent Wednesday conducting community walkabouts throughout New Providence in an effort to distribute a number of educational pamphlets which outlined best practices to avoid fire hazards during the holiday season. Kenya Culmer, Sergeant in charge of fire prevention told Eyewitness […]

Hanna-Martin says govt. ignoring Englerston

Claims priority given to FNM constituencies for tax-free concessions   Englerston Member of Parliament Glenys Hanna-Martin blasted government yesterday for giving priority to Free National Movement constituencies for tax-free concessions as government proceeds with its Over the Hill Redevelopment plan. A heated debate over the issue ensued in Parliament yesterday as members debated amendments to […]

3,500-plus in Abaco shantytowns

20% undocumented   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – An estimated 80 per cent of the more than 3,500 shantytown residents spread across Abaco have legal status to be in The Bahamas, while 20 per cent or 707 people are undocumented, according to preliminary data provided by the Shantytown Action Task Force (SATF). Three-thousand, five hundred and thirty-nine […]

Dames congratulates Department of Correctional Services graduates

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Minister of National Security Marvin Dames recently lauded the 100 Bahamas Department of Correctional Services (BDOCS) and congratulated them on successfully completing their respective Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) training courses. “Trainees, the fact that you are here today to receive a certificate for the successful completion of 10 weeks of […]

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 […]