PM: BPL probe to commence soon

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Nearly eight months after promising a probe into matters that unfolded at Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) between some former board members and Minister of Public Works Desmond Bannister, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis said yesterday that the government has engaged a company to complete that investigation. “We have signed the contract […]

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BPL hits western NP with more load shedding

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – For the second time in 72 hours, Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) carried out a load shedding exercise yesterday morning as a result of engine tripping which created a generation shortfall. According to BPL, an engine tripped at around noon yesterday, resulting in widespread service interruptions for customers in southern New Providence. […]

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BPL’s load shedding to continue until new power plant engine arrives

Rollins says Corporation is doing its best  NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Despite an earlier promise made by Chairman of Bahamas Power and Light, Dr. Donovan Moxey, that there would be no load shedding this summer, Hugh Rollins, the Executive Director of BPL told media on Wednesday that customers can expect more power outages leading into the […]

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Sands: Businesses readying for Disney development impact, but more details needed

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – President of the Eleuthera Chamber of Commerce Thomas Sands said yesterday that while there is a degree of optimism among the business community on the island after the government signed a heads of agreement with Disney Cruise Line to develop Lighthouse Point, South Eleuthera, some businesses owners are still not clear on the economic […]

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Recall on Chewy Chips Ahoy cookies

Retailers are asked to remove product from their shelves, consumers should throw packages away NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Bahamas Agricultural Health and Food Safety Authority (BAHFSA) on Wednesday issued a statement announcing a recall on Chewy Chips Ahoy cookies. The BAHFSA said on April 16, 2019, Mondelez Global LLC issued a voluntary recall for its […]

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Police investigate two armed robberies

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Police on the Island of New Providence are seeking the public’s assistance in apprehending the suspects responsible for two separate robbery incidents that occurred on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. In the first incident, shortly after 3:00p.m., three males armed with firearms entered a business establishment on Market Street and Oxford Avenue and […]

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Justice Estelle Gray-Evans sworn in as Acting Chief

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Hon. Madam Justice Estelle Gary-Evans was sworn in as Acting Chief Justice by Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, during a brief ceremony at Government House on Wednesday, April 17, 2019.   At present the Hon. Madam Justice Vera Watkins, Acting Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, is […]

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U.S. maintains ‘increase caution’ advisory on Bahamas

Advisory maintains warnings on Sand Trap, jet ski operators and Fish Fry. NASSAU, BAHAMAS – While Minister of National Security Marvin Dames said earlier this month that he expected future United States Department of State travel advisories to reflect ongoing discussions between the two countries, the latest U.S. advisory released Monday maintains its “increased caution” […]

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Halkitis says PLP will decrease VAT if re-elected

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Former state minister for Finance, Michael Halkitis, declared yesterday that if re-elected, the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) will decrease Value Added Tax (VAT), which now stands at 12 percent. While unable to give a specific figure of how much the rate would be lowered, Halkitis said the current tax regime is too […]

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Symonette: No proof of Immigration Officers accepting bribes

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – On the heels of a human rights report which suggested that Immigration Officers were being bribed, Minister of Immigration Brent Symonette said yesterday that no legitimate cases have been reported to him. “We have to be careful. People go around saying this one [has] bribed that one, this one [has] bribed [the […]

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New Immigration Bill not ready for consultation

NASSAU, BAHAMAS –  The proposed Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill, which is intended to replace the current Immigration Bill, was released prematurely, Minister of Immigration Brent Symonette revealed on Tuesday. “The new Immigration Bill is not out for consultation, yet it was unfortunately put up on the AGs website,” Symonette told reporters before heading to […]

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Bahamas experienced strong economic performance, IMF says

Report credits government’s macroeconomic policies and programs NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The IMF said The Bahamas delivered “strong economic performance” last year, supported by what it said was strong macroeconomic policies and programs on fiscal reforms. It noted that with downside risks prevailing, maintaining the positive momentum realized requires broad-based reforms to strengthen institutions, improve competitiveness […]

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Flamingo Gardens to be 10th Urban Renewal Centre

NASSAU, The Bahamas – Flamingo Gardens is on schedule to become the tenth Urban Renewal location in New Providence. Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, Frankie Campbell said officials at the Ministry and the Urban Renewal Commission have received approval from the Cabinet of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas that will pave the way for […]

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Virtual reading program complements student learning

The trial version of a virtual reading program that analyzes individual students’ reading strengths and weaknesses was introduced at the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) during the spring semester, resulting in it possibly being implemented in other English classes in the fall. MindPlay gives students a pretest, builds a unique plan for each student […]

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