Bahamas plagued by cyber-attacks

During a Cyber Security forum yesterday at the Island House, National Security Minister Marvin Dames revealed an 80% increase in online hacking of businesses. “Last year, approximately 771 instances of cyber-crime were reported in The Bahamas. We could do better,” the minister said. Those instances, he said, included credit card fraud, identity theft, data loss, […]

Minnis administration pleased ahead of 1 year mark

As the Free National Movement (FNM) administration approaches the one-year anniversary of its landslide election win on May 10, 2017, parliamentarians and FNM supporters gathered for a thanksgiving service Sunday at Living Waters Kingdom Ministries to celebrate and review the government’s performance. Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis, during his address, outlined his administration’s successes to […]

Over-the-Hill initiative heads express gentrification concerns

With concerns mounting in the ‘over-the-hill’ community that the government’s new Over-the-Hill Redevelopment Project will force persons of their businesses and homes once tax concessions are introduced, project head Dr. Nicole Virgil-Rolle said yesterday, she is also worried about gentrification. At a press conference at the Office of the Prime Minister on Monday, Dr. Virgil-Rolle […]

Put talk of ‘Spy Bill’ to perpetual rest, says national security chief

National Secuitry Minister Marvin Dames called the Interception of Communications Bill 2017 a comprehensive contemporary law to fight “sophisticated technologically savvy criminals and dismantle their criminal networks”. He said it is not a spy bill. “From the outset, let me dispel this ridiculousness of the Interception of Communications Bill being referred to as a ‘spy […]