The Bahamas supports recognition of Juan Guaidó as Interim President of Venezuela

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in a statement released on Thursday, said it wished to inform that a Special Meeting of the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) was held on January 24 to address the critical on-going political crisis in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, and The Bahamas […]

German Ambassador Designate pays courtesy call on the Prime Minister

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — His Excellency, Dr. Bernd von Munchow-Pohl, Ambassador-Designate of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, left, paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis at the Office of the Prime Minister on January 21, 2019. Above Marvin Dames, Minister of National Security, welcomed His Excellency Dr. […]

Nearly $90,000 raised for Bahamian vendor, following failed Fyre Festival

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Maryann Rolle, owner of the Exuma Point Bar and Grille, said yesterday that she is more than overjoyed with the outpouring of “support and love” from the international community, more than a year and a half after she paid $50,000 out of pocket to cater and pay staff during the famously doomed […]

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Min. Foreign Affairs: U.S. shutdown will not affect relations between the two countries

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The partial shutdown of The United States federal government has not affected relations between the U.S. and The Bahamas, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In a statement yesterday, the ministry said it has been assured by U.S. government Officials that Bahamian citizens are still able to access consular services such […]

PM says trip to Brussels was constructive and successful

Touts transparency and govt’s effort to reduce debt at Business Outlook   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnnis told Eyewitness News on Thursday that after the country was blacklisted last year by the European Union (EU), but later removed, he travelled to Brussels, Belgium earlier this week, to meet with high-ranking officials of […]

PM reports successful meeting in Belgium with European Commission

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Having led a delegation to the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium, a statement released yesterday from the Office of the Prime Minister outlined that the nation’s chief met with Stephen Quest, the Director General of the Directorate Generale for Taxation and Customs Union of the European Commission on Tuesday. According to the […]

PLP chairman slams PM for travelling to Belgium

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The prime minister is catching heat from the opposition Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) for his recent decision to travel to meet high-ranking officials of the European Commission. PLP Chairman Senator Fred Mitchell slammed Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis via a press statement issued Monday. Mitchell suggested that the prime minister made a […]

PM departs for Brussels

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis is seen here departing the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) for Brussels Belgium yesterday to hold bilateral talks with high-ranking officials of the European Commission. Discussions will focus on matters relating to the fulfillment by The Bahamas of its commitments to the EU, and how those commitments will be implemented […]

Bahamasair issues security checkpoint change in Miami

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The national flag carrier, Bahamasair, on Friday advised all passengers travelling to and from its Miami Station, that as a result of the United States (U.S.) government shutdown, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Screening Check Point at the Concourse G will close at 1:00 p.m. daily, which became effective on Saturday, January […]

Govt. making strides toward WTO accession

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The government is continuing its push for accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO). On Wedensday, the Government’s lead negotiator, Zhivargo Laing, made public the goods and services offer which was officially submitted to the WTO in August 2018. The paper, which outlines The Bahamas’ terms for accession, also includes recommendations and […]

Henfield: Illegal migration is a security threat

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The influx of illegal Haitian migrants to The Bahamas is a decades-old issue that all governments have struggled to effectively address and contain. And as the issue remains rife for many, Foreign Affairs Minister Darren Henfield said uncontrolled immigration is posing a threat to the national security of The Bahamas. “The unfettered […]

Illegal Haitian migrants will be immediately charged, have a criminal record

NASSAU, BAHAMAS –  Rather than being held for deportation, Haitians who enter The Bahamas illegally will be immediately charged before the court and repatriated. The move means that Haitians will now have a criminal record and cannot get a work permit if they later decide to make an application to work in The Bahamas, said […]

US citizens arrested at LPIA for failing to declare

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Two citizens of the United States (U.S.), an adult male and a female were taken into custody earlier this week on Tuesday, after they failed to declare a large sum of US currency. According to police reports, shortly after 4:00 p.m., the couple presented themselves to a US Border Control Officer at […]

Save the Bays wants Oban to be “transparent” in 2019

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Save the Bays Chairman Joseph Darville on Sunday lambasted Oban Energies, calling for 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, to be transparent in 2019. “With much consternation, we are learning that an Environmental […]

Dominican poachers charged

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Four Dominican fishermen were charged before the courts on Friday, after being apprehended by the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) in waters south of Great Inagua for poaching. In Friday’s hearing, Oneil Garcia, Ediberto Awduzar, Franklyn Carbera, and Jose Gomez, all appeared before Magistrate McKinney in court number one, and were charged […]

NEMA receives equipment from Japanese Grant Aid project

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) is pleased to receive the remainder of equipment which is part of the $1.8 million Japanese Grant Aid project to The Bahamas in support of the country’s disaster management programme.  The equipment includes four balloon lights, eight water pumps, 40 VHF base radio stations, and 200 hand-held […]

Arawak Cay vendors assoc. decry travel advisories

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Following warnings issued by the Canadian government and Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas this month on the safety of visitors at Fish Fry, Rodney Russell, president of the Arawak Cay Conch, Fish, Vegetable and Food Vendors Association asserted yesterday that the popular cultural village and string of restaurants is being unfairly […]