Roberts “watchful” of expanded VAT-free breadbasket items

Super Value owner says grocers anxious to get the full picture NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Super Value President Rupert Roberts said yesterday that while he “remains watchful” as the government moves to expand the list of value-added tax (VAT)-exempt breadbasket items, he was somewhat shocked by the move. Minister of Health Dr. Duane Sands made the […]

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PLP: NSA audit report investigation would be ‘tainted by political bias’

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – On the heels of Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis revealing earlier this week that the commissioner of police is expected to investigate the findings of a recent audit report into the National Sports Authority (NSA), the opposition Progressive Liberal Party expressed on Tuesday that such an investigation would not be free from […]

Allen: Abductions causes significant psychological damage

Another child abducted in front of home   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Amid a series of child abductions in which the victims have been subsequently released “unharmed” in obscure locations in New Providence, renowned Bahamian psychiatrist Dr. David Allen said studies show that these traumatic ordeals represent significant psychological damage to victims that can manifest well […]

Senator Thompson releases statement on signing of Grand Lucayan LOI

The announcement of the signing of a Letter of Intent between Lucayan Renewal Holdings and Royal Caribbean International/ITM has brought much hope for the people of Grand Bahama. We intend to commence exclusive negotiations immediately with the joint venture group with the intent of signing an Agreement for Sale and Heads of Agreement. Why would […]

Bahamas delegation to attend 4th WTO accession meeting

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Government of The Bahamas wishes to advise that a delegation is attending the 4th Meeting of the Working Party on the accession of The Bahamas to the World Trade Organization (WTO) on April 5, 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland. The Bahamas’ Delegation is led by Brent Symonette, Minister of Financial Services, Trade […]

FNM: DPP will appeal Magistrate’s decision

The Free National Movement (FNM) announced Friday that it understands that the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions will appeal Magistrate Ambrose Armbrister’s decision to dismiss three persons of money laundering charges in the Michelle Reckley case. The announcement came via a press statement issued on Friday night. “The Office of the Director of […]

NTC chairman: Higher minimum wage must come with increased productivity

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – There is a possibility that the minimum wage, which is a mere $210, can increase according to National Tripartite Council (NTC) Chairman Robert Farquharson. In keeping with the government’s mandate to transform the industrial relations environment of the nation, the NTC, along with other industry partners on Thursday launched a public relations […]

Parliamentarians condemn student murder

Lloyd: C.C. Sweeting student instructed classmate to stab victim   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Several parliamentarians yesterday condemned the brutal killing of T.A. Thompson Junior High School student Perry Rolle, 15, insisting that such attacks have no place in Bahamian society and require the intervention of all residents in the country to affect change. Calling the […]

Two in police custody for deadly stabbing

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Police have two teenagers in custody in connection with Tuesday’s brazen daylight murder which claimed the life of a junior high school student who was on his way home from school, according to Education Minister Jeffery Lloyd. The victim has been identified as 15-year-old Perry Rolle; a ninth-grade student at T.A. Thompson […]

Campbell: Marco’s Law almost ready for implementation

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Final preparation is being made for the implementation of Marco’s (Mandatory Action Rescuing Children Operation) Law, according to Minister of Social Services and Urban Development Frankie Campbell, who said he has been assured the legislation will be brought into force soon. Following a wave of child abduction cases in recent weeks, there […]

Campbell urges parents to pay more attention to their children

600 child sexual abuse cases between 2015 and 2018   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Amid a series of abductions and other violent incidents involving children, Minister of Social Services and Urban Development Frankie Campbell said yesterday that there is a dire need for parents in The Bahamas to pay more attention to their children and instill […]