Oban renegotiation team appointed

Negotiations slated for January   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The government has appointed its lead negotiation team to strike a new deal with Oban Energies, the company that signed a controversial heads of agreement with the government to develop a multibillion-dollar oil refinery and storage facility in East Grand Bahama. Minister of Labour Dion Foulkes, who […]

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NEMA thankful 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season had no impact on The Bahamas

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season ended on a cool note Friday, November 30 as a cold front was expected to move into The Bahamas the first week of December. The National Emergency Management Agency held its final regular monthly meeting for members of the national disaster consultative committee, which ended with the […]

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Minnis encourages regional focus on disaster relief fund

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis yesterday encouraged countries in the Caribbean region to create a disaster relief fund as part of a proactive and responsible approach to mitigating against the severe financial fallout natural disasters represent. Speaking at the International Monetary Fund/World Bank/Inter-American Development Bank conference on ‘Building Resilience to Disasters and Climate Change in […]

Investigators to examine other factors in plane crash

As authorities continue to search for the pilot and aircraft that plunged into the sea a quarter of a mile off Nirvana Beach last Thursday night, Kendal Dorsett Jr, the operations investigator for the Air Accident Investigation Department said investigators will begin to examine other factors to determine what led to the crash. “The occupant […]

Chemical spill at Rand Hospital lab under control

Laboratory and Radiology services temporarily suspended on Thursday at the Michaela Virgill Storr Pavilion of the Rand Memorial Hospital in Grand Bahama, following a minor chemical spill in the Laboratory. A statement released yesterday from the Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) outlined that no injuries were reported, however cautionary measures were taken for employees affected to […]

Ragged Island community to benefit from BTC donation to NEMA

The Ragged Island community is expected to benefit from a donation made by BTC to the National Emergency Agency. Captain Stephen Russell from NEMA thanked BTC and noted that, “Over the past three years, the country has seen three storms which have impacted the lives of thousands of residents across the archipelago. We will target […]

Press Secretary: Gov’t. will assist Haiti following earthquake

Press Secretary Anthony Newbold on Tuesday refuted claims that the government was not interested in helping Haiti in the wake of its recent earthquake. According to Newbold, a local daily had published a “misleading story” about Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis not being interested in sending aid to Haiti. He said following this publication, the entire […]

Rights group condemns ‘xenophobia’ against suffering Haitians

Following the 5.9 magnitude earthquake that hit Haiti on October 6, the Rights Bahamas group on Wednesday strongly condemned the Bahamas government for what they termed its  “heartless” refusal to help Haiti. The group accused the Minnis administration of using the tragedy to advance its own campaign to ethnically cleanse the country of people of […]

Symonette: Govt. on alert following Haiti’s earthquake

The Government has put its agencies on high alert in the event that there is an influx of Haitians attempting to enter the country following the 5.9 magnitude earthquake that hit Haiti on Saturday. “There will be an increase in the normal border control, including the Defence Force’s Air wing, Immigration, the Police and so […]

Still no date for Ragged Islanders to return home

Having endured the devastating wrath of Hurricane Irma last September, Ragged Island became unlivable and residents were forced to leave their humble abode in search of a better and much safer standard of living.  Now, one year later, repairs on the island are still in progress and there is still no established date for Ragged […]

Gov’t. to tighten grip on commercial boating operators

Minister of Transport Renward Wells expressed Tuesday that a stronger grip will be placed on commercial boating operators in the wake of a damaging report released earlier this week. The report revealed that the tragic boating accident involving Four C’s Adventures was not properly inspected nor regulated by the relevant authorities within the Port Department […]

NEMA director outlines preparedness plan

With the peak of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season only a week away, head of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Captain Stephen Russell outlined to media yesterday, government’s preparedness plan. “I am generally pleased with the state of preparedness,” Russell said. According to the NEMA chief, the team is currently prioritizing which areas they […]