U.S. officials arrest three Bahamians off Miami

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The United States Coast Guard arrested three Bahamians, who were a part of a group of migrants and suspected human smugglers on board an unlit 26-foot vessel, 12 miles off the coast of Miami on Saturday. The U.S. Coast Guard released a statement on the arrests on Wednesday on its website. According […]

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Turnquest: Govt. accepts consultation criticisms

Govt. has to take a stand with international bodies, minister says   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest yesterday acknowledged there may not have been enough stakeholder consultation over the Non-Profit Organizations Bill that Parliament passed last week, but insisted the proposed legislation is intended to prevent any organization […]

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Police briefed on FBI investigation, review underway

ACP Samuel Butler led team to Washington, D.C.   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has briefed a team of investigators from the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) and attorneys from the Office of the Attorney General on its two-year probe into an alleged visa scam in The Bahamas, Minister of National […]

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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 […]

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PM reaffirms govt’s commitment to securing country’s borders

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Prime Minister, Dr. Hubert Minnis reaffirmed his Government’s commitment to securing the country’s vast open borders from illicit activities during the traditional military Commissioning Ceremony of Her Majesty’s Bahamian Ship (HMBS) Madeira held at the Coral Harbour base on Wednesday. The vessel and the rest of the fleet were procured through the […]

The Bahamas, Republic of India sign visa waiver agreement

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A visa waiver agreement between The Bahamas and the Republic of India for holders of their diplomatic and official passports was signed on Thursday. This arrangement allows for Bahamian and Indian officials to enter the territory of the other party without the need of a visa. This agreement facilitates the travel required […]

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 […]

Israel seeking bi-lateral relationship with The Bahamas

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Officials from the Middle East – namely the Embassy of Israel, have travelled to The Bahamas to engage government and the business community in a number of bi-lateral discussions concerning how both countries can develop a symbiotic relationship. The team of three Israeli delegates travelled to The Bahamas Wednesday to host a […]

Foreign Affairs refutes allegations made on social media

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday said it has been made aware of information circulating on social media – in this instance – the posting of a photograph of an unnamed man who alleges that the Haitian Government is denying entry to Haitian nationals repatriated or deported from The Bahamas and are […]

Min. of Foreign Affairs issues advisory to Bahamians travelling during the holidays

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday issued an advisory to Bahamians travelling during the holiday season, warning that Bahamian travel documents are amongst the most highly sought-after documents in the world. “During the upcoming holiday season, many Bahamians will travel to various parts of the world for any variety of reasons. […]

Bahamas embassy in Haiti closes as unrest continues

Henfield says avoid traveling to Haiti until calm returns NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Bahamas’ embassy in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, remained closed on Tuesday following countrywide protests that began over the weekend, according to Minister of Foreign Affairs Darren Henfield, who advised against travel to the country until calm has returned. Unrest has been steadily brewing for […]

GG receives first female Canadian PM

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling received the Board of Governors of Celebrating Women International and special guest, the Rt. Hon. Kim Campbell, first female Prime Minister of Canada, in a courtesy call at Government House last Friday, Nov 16. Her Excellency hosted the unveiling of the 2018 Women of Distinction Awards in […]