Environment Minister Ferreira inspects $10m Clifton Pier oil containment construction project

By Gena Gibbs, Bahamas Information Services NASSAU, The Bahamas — Building an oil containment tank at the Bahamas Power & Light (BPL) Headquarters is the Bahamas Government’s latest priority: On Thursday, Minister of the Environment & Housing, the Hon. Romauld S. Ferreira visited Clifton Pier to inspect the construction, view the plans, and speak one-on-one […]

The Mudd ablaze!

More than 50 homes were destroyed after a fire in the Mud, Abaco burned yesterday. The inferno, according to police reports began shortly after 6:00 a.m. Abaco Volunteer Fire Services were called to the scene and officers from Police Fire Services in Freeport were flown in to assist. While no lives were lost, scores of […]

Desmond Edwards serves as Ambassador to UNESCO

NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Government of The Bahamas has appointed Desmond Frank L. Edwards as the new Ambassador, Permanent Delegate, to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) effective October 3, 2017. He succeeds H.E. Elwood Donaldson. Mr. Edwards has served as Chairman of the Bahamas Commission for UNESCO, and attended the […]

Energy conference opens at Baha Mar

By Kathryn Campbell NASSAU, The Bahamas – Diversification of fuels, a comprehensive regulatory framework, the introduction of renewable energy sources, a new generating plant and green island project are among the strides the Bahamas Government has made in the energy sector. The Hon. Desmond, Minister of Works, underscored that notwithstanding the country’s challenges it has […]

EPA ends clean air policy opposed by fossil fuel interests

By MICHAEL BIESECKER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration announced Thursday it is doing away with a decades-old air emissions policy opposed by fossil fuel companies, a move that environmental groups say will result in more pollution. The Environmental Protection Agency said it was withdrawing the “once-in always-in” policy under the Clean Air Act, […]

CARICOM marijuana commission submits status report

GEORGETOWN, Guyana — The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) heads of government’s mandate to investigate the issue of marijuana use in the Community has resulted in national consultations in nine countries of the Community, over the past two years. These countries are Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Bahamas, Guyana, Montserrat, St Kitts and Nevis, St Vincent and […]

DPM tables Travelers Currency Declaration (Amendment) Bill 2018 in the House of Assembly

By Llonella Gilbert NASSAU, Bahamas — Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. Peter K. Turnquest tabled the Travelers Currency Declaration (Amendment) Bill 2018 in the House of Assembly today. DPM Turnquest explained that the Amended Bill seeks to tackle several issues by stating clearly what travelers must declare to Customs officials in […]

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, […]