Foreign Affairs: The Bahamas enjoys excellent relations with US, China

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs did not waste any time on Thursday to respond to the recent comments that were attributed to Haigang Yin, the Charge d’Affaires of the Embassy of The People’s Republic of China who blasted the US for referring to its economic practices as predatory. Earlier this week, a […]

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PM departs Nassau for meeting with US President Trump

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis and his delegation departed Nassau on Thursday on Bahamasair for a multilateral meeting to be held today [Friday] between Caribbean Heads of State and US President Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago, Palm Beach, Florida. Leaders of the Dominican Republic, the Republic of Haiti, Jamaica and Saint Lucia will also […]

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GB Power: ‘Energy-saving’ devices are bogus, businesses are victims of fraud

A statement released Wednesday by the Grand Bahama Power Company (GBPC) outlined that following in investigation, it was found that the energy-saving devices that were purchased by many businesses are bogus. The Cooper family, the owners of Kentucky Fried Chicken, Burger King and the Pollo Tropical franchise in Grand Bahama, admitted at a press conference […]

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PLP slams govt.’s failure to intervene in GBPC, Cooper family disconnections

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The opposition Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) has called for government’s intervention in the controversial saga between the Grand Bahama Power Company (GBPC) and the Cooper family which owns a number of fast food franchises in the nation’s second city. Fred Mitchell, PLP Chairman, via a video statement released Wednesday morning, called on […]

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GB MP’s call for lower electricity rates

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – In the wake of controversy in Grand Bahama between the Grand Bahama Power Company (GBPC) and the Cooper family, which owns a number of fast food franchises on that island, members of parliament who represent various constituencies in the nation’s second city are calling on the power company to provide more cost-effective […]

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Oban president: 2-day meetings with govt. were “productive”

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Having held talks with the government for the past two days, President and Managing Director of Operations at Oban Energies, Alex Grikitis, last night referred to those meetings as ‘productive’. “Oban remains committed to an environmentally sound, safe and sustainable development that will strengthen the East Grand Bahama communities, grow Grand  Bahama’s […]

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PM to meet with US President Donald J Trump

White House statement: President looking forward to working with countries in the region to strengthen its security cooperation and counter China’s predatory economic practices   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis will take part in a multilateral meeting between Caribbean Heads of State and Government and U.S. President Donald J Trump on Friday, […]

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PM: I will not apologize for Disney HOA announcement

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis said yesterday that he will not apologize for breaking the news first to Eleutherans that the government signed a heads of agreement with Disney Cruise Lines for the planned development of a cruise port at Lighthouse Pointe. In a communication to Parliament, the prime minister said the […]

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Govt. issues $100 million bond

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The government yesterday tabled two resolutions inviting applications for The Bahamas Registered Stock options totalling $100 million in three tranches. The bonds were issued under The Bahamas Registered Stock Act. Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis tabled the offerings in Parliament yesterday on behalf of Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest, who was out […]

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Henfield: Travel advisory to the US will not be issued

Says there’s no evidence that attack on Williams was as a “hate crime”   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will not issue a travel advisory to Bahamians travelling to the United States, nor is it classifying the recent incident of Harold Williams, who was stabbed in the face this past weekend in […]

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Thompson: Govt. monitoring GB fast food chain power disconnection

Says parties involved were encouraged to engage in dialogue   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The government is closely monitoring and is very concerned about the allegations of electricity theft levied against certain fast food operators in Grand Bahama, said Minister of State for Grand Bahama Kwasi Thompson on Tuesday. Speaking to Eyewitness News Online, Thompson said […]

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Tourist arrivals not affected by Boeing 737 Max suspension

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The tourism industry has experienced little to no impact from Boeing’s decision to ground its global fleet of 737 Max aircraft, according to Minister of Tourism and Aviation Dionisio D’Aguilar. D’Aguilar says stop-over arrivals, especially from the United States (US), have proven to remain steady despite the ongoing investigation into one of […]

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Govt., Oban heads still locked in dialogue

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The government and Oban heads are making significant progress in their negotiations concerning the proposed construction of a multi-billion dollar oil refinery and storage facility proposed for East Grand Bahama, according to Minister of Labour Dion Foulkes. Foulkes chairs the Cabinet sub-committee and technical advisory group charged with examining the Oban deal. […]

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McAlpine: Where is the BPL probe?

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – As he recapped over the Minnis administration’s performance in office to date, asserting that some Bahamians remain disappointed with certain failed promises, Pineridge MP Frederick McAlpine criticized the lack of progress on the promised Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) probe. “What happened to the probe with BPL,? McAlpine asked while on Star […]

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Advocate: Community buy-in needed to end LGBTI discrimination

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Bahamas Crisis Center Director Donna Nicholls said yesterday that community buy-in is needed to fuel the fight for equality of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning and Intersex (LGBTQI) community and to end discrimination on the basis of gender and sexual orientation in The Bahamas. But she acknowledged that the […]

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