Former GG’s bestowed Order of the Nation honours

Former Governor’s General Their Excellencies Sir Orville Turnquest and Arthur Hanna were formally installed as members of the Order of the Nation. The installation took place at Government House on Thursday. Governor General, Her Excellency, the Most Honorable Dame Marguerite Pindling, who became Chancellor of the Societies of Honour, pinned the incoming members. Sir Orville Turnquest […]

Former BPL board members sound off on minister’s claims

The three fired Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) board members hit back at Works Minister Desmond Bannister Thursday night, following his numerous claims outside Cabinet Tuesday, accusing former chairman Darnell Osbourne of misappropriation of funds, among other things. The group which includes Osbourne, as well as former director of human resources Nicola Thompson and former […]

Former Bahamasair minister calls for explanation on recent delays

Progressive Liberal Party Leader (PLP) Phillip Davis called on the minister with responsibility for Bahamasair Dionisio D’Aguilar to explain what led to the breakdown of services at the national flag carrier this past weekend. Company officials earlier cited electrical issues with one of the state-run company’s jets, which left flights backed up for hours and […]

NIB board named, Troy Smith appointed chairman

Troy Smith, a 29-year veteran in the life, health, disability and annuity insurance industry and who previously served in numerous management and executive positions, has been appointed chairman of the National Insurance Board (NIB), a statement released yesterday confirmed. Smith’s appointment became effective July 1st. In recent years Smith’s private pursuits are said to have […]

$10 million dollar move to save GB economy

No timeline for opening  Owners of the Grand Lucaya hotel in Grand Bahama – Hutchinson Whampoa – failed to reinvest into the property after collecting the insurance proceeds from damages sustained in 2016, which prevented the resort from reopening and in essence crippled the Grand Bahamian economy, according Tourism Minister Dionisio D’Agular, who made the revelation […]

Redevelopment of Over-the-Hill parks set to take shape

Residents in the Over-the-Hill communities are set to enjoy safe and remodeled public spaces in keeping with the Prime Minister’s vision of transforming poverty-stricken areas.  Under the Over-the-Hill Community Development Partnership Initiative, the scope of work has already been rolled out for upgrades to several parks, which have been historic landmarks in the areas. Overseeing this […]

Symonette: Immigration upgrades on the way

Immigration Minister Brent Symonette, who for months has touted sweeping changes – namely technological upgrades – said those improvements are on the way for his ministry. Symonette confirmed that new computer systems are expected to be installed within the immigration department by September 10. The government had spent some $16 million on the overhaul, he […]

Marijuana Bahamas: marijuana will boost economy

The widespread debate swirling around the legalisation of marijuana continued Friday as President of Marijuana Bahamas Renaldo Cartwright expressed frustration with the fact that successive governments have failed to address the issue. Cartwright maintained during an interview with Eyewitness News that the legalisation of marijuana would mean a more prosperous Bahamian economy. The discussion comes on the heels of a major drug […]