Bahamas Petroleum applies for offshore drilling rights

Bahamas Petroleum Company (BPC) has lodged an application for ‘environmental authorisation’ with the government of The Bahamas for offshore drilling rights, which represents the first step in commencing offshore field activity, according to the company. In a statement Thurday, the company said, an application for environmental authorisation has been submitted in the prescribed form, as […]

Correctional officers promoted

Two principal corrections officers and 101 corrections corporals were recently promoted in a brief ceremony at the Bahamas Department of Corrections. Commissioner of Corrections Patrick Wright encourages the officers to continue to strive for excellence and remain positive while executing their duties. “Each of you has completed your duties as a correctional officer, and satisfied […]

PM outlines ‘Over-the-Hill’ White Paper

Persons interested in opening businesses ‘Over-the-Hill’ will be eligible for a variety of tax breaks including exemption from customs duties, real property and stamp taxes as well as a business license fee waiver, according to Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis. While tabling the White Paper for the Over-the-Hill Community Development Partnership Initiative in the House […]

Can FOI co-exist with present legislation, trade unionist ask

Leaders of trade unions directly impacted by the Freedom Information Act (FOIA) voiced passionately their concerns Wednesday about how the new piece of legislation will co-exist with older laws, namely the Secrecy Act, the Public Service Commission Regulations and General Orders of the Public Service. The unions concerns were addressed during an implementation forum at […]

“Diplomatic note” cause repatriation delay

The repatriation of 34 illegal migrants has been delayed, according to immigration authorities. Officials from the Department of Immigration told Eyewitness News last night that there were challenges obtaining diplomatic documents to complete the process. Director of Immigration Clarence Russell said the 22 males and 12 females were apprehended off the shores of Abaco early […]

Chinese Embassy holds reception for past Bahamian scholars, course participants

Scores of recipients and stakeholders attended a reception for the China Aid Human Resources Training Programs, held at the Chinese Ambassador’s Residence on the Eastern Road earlier this month. First Secretary in the Economic & Commercial division of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China Ying Qu hosted the event, and Ambassador of the People’s Republic […]