Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians make courtesy call on the Governor General

By Kathryn Campbell, Bahamas Information Services NASSAU, The Bahamas – Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP), the Bahamas branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, Americas and Atlantic Region, called on Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, at Government House, Friday, January 19, 2018. The women, led by CWP Chairperson, the Hon. Lanisha Rolle, Minister of Social Services […]

Labour’s construction job fair attracts multitudes

By Lindsay Thompson, Bahamas Information Services NASSAU, The Bahamas – Multitudes of persons turned up at the Kendal G.L. Isaacs Gymnasium on Saturday, January 20, 2018 for the second installment of the Ministry of Labour’s Public Employment Services Initiative, “Labour on the Blocks.” Facilitated by the Department of Labour, the purpose of this weekend’s initiative was […]

Government signs new Industrial Agreement with the Bahamas Customs, Immigration & Allied Workers Union

By Llonella Gilbert, Bahamas Information Services NASSAU, The Bahamas — The Government signed a new Industrial Agreement with the Bahamas Customs, Immigration & Allied Workers Union at the Ministry of the Public Service, Thursday, January 18, 2018. Minister of the Public Service and National Insurance the Hon. Brensil Rolle thanked the Minister of Labour, Senator the Hon. Dion […]

Senate Dems question legality of Trump work requirements

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic senators are questioning the legality of the Trump administration’s new policy letting states make low-income adults work to get Medicaid coverage. Expect their arguments to be echoed in lawsuits planned by opponents of work requirements. Last week, the Trump administration said it will let states require work […]

Relaunch of Project in West Grand Bahama Speaks of Investor’s Confidence

By Andrew Coakley: Bahamas Information Services   FREEPORT, Grand Bahama – Investor confidence is returns to Grand Bahama: in a press conference at the Office of The Prime Minister on Tuesday, Minister of State for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Kwasi Thompson hosted investors Philip Ward and Mike Hayhurst, developers of a series of village-styled homes on marina-front […]

Congress nears showdown votes on averting federal shutdown

By ALAN FRAM and ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Congress barreled toward a possible election-year government shutdown Thursday, facing showdown votes in the House and Senate to keep federal offices open and hundreds of thousands of workers on the job. Weeks of argument over immigration, big spending and more remained unresolved, and […]

President of Haiti received credentials from Jeffrey Williams, The Bahamas’ new abmassador

His Excellency Jeffrey Williams, Ambassador of The Bahamas to Haiti, presented his Letters of Credence to the His Excellency Jovenel Moise, President of the Republic of Haiti on Wednesday, 17 January 2018 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. President Jovenel Moise engaged Ambassador Williams in a brief discussion on cooperation in the areas migration, fisheries, agriculture and investment […]

Senate Dems question legality of Trump work requirements

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic senators are questioning the legality of the Trump administration’s new policy letting states make low-income adults work to get Medicaid coverage. Expect their arguments to be echoed in lawsuits planned by opponents of work requirements. Last week, the Trump administration said it will let states require work […]

Andros plane crash UPDATE

Update: Central Andros Administrator, Glen Lightbourne, this afternoon confirmed that vital debris from the crash including flight documentation has been recovered. Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) Commodore Tellis Bethell has also confirmed that defense force divers along with local fisherman retrieved body parts along with debris from the plane.