Sports authority contracts, upgrades lacked transparency

Consultancy firm paid $1.19 million for undone work A six-year audit of the National Sports Authority (NSA) revealed that expenditures to support stadium readiness upgrades lacked transparency, the government may not have gotten value for money from special funding provided to put on several international events, and numerous contracts lacked formalized “process and transparency”. The […]

BUSAWU members lead work-to-rule demonstration

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Members of the Bahamas Utilities Services and Allied Workers Union (BUSAWU), representing workers at the Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC), led a work to rule demonstration on Tuesday to air their concerns, mainly claiming that administration at the Corporation was abusing their power. BUSAWU President Dwayne Woods told media outside the Corporation’s […]

AG mum on DPP’s decision

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Attorney General Carl Bethel on Tuesday dodged questions about government’s assertion that the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) will be appealing magistrate Ambrose Armbrister’s decision to allow three of six persons to walk free in the highly controversial Michelle Reckley money laundering and fraud case. Magistrate Armbrister’s decision last […]

Allen: Abductions causes significant psychological damage

Another child abducted in front of home   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Amid a series of child abductions in which the victims have been subsequently released “unharmed” in obscure locations in New Providence, renowned Bahamian psychiatrist Dr. David Allen said studies show that these traumatic ordeals represent significant psychological damage to victims that can manifest well […]

Senator Thompson releases statement on signing of Grand Lucayan LOI

The announcement of the signing of a Letter of Intent between Lucayan Renewal Holdings and Royal Caribbean International/ITM has brought much hope for the people of Grand Bahama. We intend to commence exclusive negotiations immediately with the joint venture group with the intent of signing an Agreement for Sale and Heads of Agreement. Why would […]

Bahamas delegation to attend 4th WTO accession meeting

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Government of The Bahamas wishes to advise that a delegation is attending the 4th Meeting of the Working Party on the accession of The Bahamas to the World Trade Organization (WTO) on April 5, 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland. The Bahamas’ Delegation is led by Brent Symonette, Minister of Financial Services, Trade […]

FNM: DPP will appeal Magistrate’s decision

The Free National Movement (FNM) announced Friday that it understands that the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions will appeal Magistrate Ambrose Armbrister’s decision to dismiss three persons of money laundering charges in the Michelle Reckley case. The announcement came via a press statement issued on Friday night. “The Office of the Director of […]

NTC chairman: Higher minimum wage must come with increased productivity

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – There is a possibility that the minimum wage, which is a mere $210, can increase according to National Tripartite Council (NTC) Chairman Robert Farquharson. In keeping with the government’s mandate to transform the industrial relations environment of the nation, the NTC, along with other industry partners on Thursday launched a public relations […]

Campbell admonishes parents to be more responsive to child protection efforts

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, Frankie Campbell, recently admonished parents, guardians and communities across The Bahamas to do their part to ensure the safety of Bahamian children everywhere. “The future of our nation depends on it,” Campbell said while addressing a press conference held Wednesday (March 27) to announce plans […]

Parliamentarians condemn student murder

Lloyd: C.C. Sweeting student instructed classmate to stab victim   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Several parliamentarians yesterday condemned the brutal killing of T.A. Thompson Junior High School student Perry Rolle, 15, insisting that such attacks have no place in Bahamian society and require the intervention of all residents in the country to affect change. Calling the […]