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 […]

Estimated 13,000 cubic yards of debris removed during first two days of cleanup campaign

  By Matt Maura, Bahamas Information Services NASSAU, The Bahamas — Preliminary estimates indicate that more than 13,000 cubic yards of debris was removed from the Bain and Grants Town community during the first two days of the Over-the-Hill Clean-up and Bulk Waste Removal Campaign. The campaign began on Friday and ramped up its operation on Saturday. Some of […]

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 […]