OAS Scholarship pays courtesy call on Minister of Education

NASSAU, BAHAMAS —  Ramona Davis-Wells, a Technology Studies teacher at the C.H. Reeves Junior High School and recipient of an Organization of American States scholarship, paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Education, the Hon. Jeffrey L. Lloyd.  Mrs. Wells is preparing to pursue a Master’s Degree in Public Policy with specialization in Educational Technology at the KDI School […]

RBC drastically downsizes Bahamian presence; implements voluntary separation programme

Royal Bank of Canada is making changes. The bank announced the consolidation of several of their branches throughout The Bahamas over the course of the first quarter of 2018 this evening. Affected branches include the following: Robinson Rd. store with Carmichael Rd. store, effective March 16th, 2018 JFK Drive store with Carmichael Rd. store, effective March 23rd, […]

Bahamas delegation discuss possible linkages for GB port with Port of Houston execs

HOUSTON, Texas — The Bahamas investment delegation to Texas met with senior executives of the Port of Houston today to discuss possible linkages with ports in The Bahamas, particularly ports in Grand Bahama.  The initial connection was made and dialogue will continue to pursue mutual benefits for both parties. Senator the Hon. James Kwasi Thompson, […]

Turnquest introduces ‘2020 Census of Population and Housing’

By Llonella Gilbert, Bahamas Information Services NASSAU, Bahamas – In The Bahamas a census is conducted every 10 years. Acting Prime Minister, the Hon. Peter Turnquest remarked at the official launch of the ‘2020 Census of Population and Housing’ at the Department of Statistics, January 22th, 2018 that the data collected during the upcoming census — […]

Response to questions posed in reference to Disabilities Act

The following is a statement from the Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development in response to questions from the media regarding the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities), Act 2014 following an interview of Melanie Griffin, former Minister of Social Services and Community Development, and the Tribune.   The Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities), Act 2014 and […]

Senate Dems relent, vote to end shutdown; House to follow

By ALAN FRAM, ANDREW TAYLOR and ZEKE MILLER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress sped toward reopening the government late Monday as Democrats reluctantly voted to temporarily pay for resumed operations, relenting in return for Republican assurances that the Senate will soon take up the plight of young immigrant “dreamers” and other contentious issues. The vote […]

Marijuana field discovered, seized; three Bahamian males arrested in Abaco

Police in Abaco discovered a large marijuana field earlier this afternoon. Reports are that shortly after 1:00 pm, officers acting on information went to an area off S.C. Bootle Highway in Marsh Harbor, Abaco, where they discovered a marijuana field with approximately 3,103 plants, ranging between three inches to four feet in height. The plants have a street […]

Government to ‘respond aggressively’ to Ease of Doing Business Committee recommendations

By Matt Maura, Bahamas Information Services NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Government of The Bahamas will “respond aggressively” to recommendations made by the Ease of Doing Business Committee in an effort to address the global outlook on ease of doing business in The Bahamas. The ‘Ease of Doing Business’ Committee was appointed last year by Prime […]