Road traffic amendments will “save lives”

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – As he expressed the critical need for the government to curtail road traffic fatalities in the country, Minister of National Security Marvin Dames said yesterday that proposed legislation to criminalize the use of cellphones while driving and having open alcoholic beverages in a motor vehicle will shift the motoring public’s behaviour and […]

Bishop pushes for stiffer gun penalties, phycological profiling

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Following a spate of gun-related violence that transpired in the New Providence in recent weeks, Bishop Simeon Hall yesterday called for the government to legislate harsher penalties for the illegal gun possession. “The criminals do not take notice of statistics nor your pronouncements,” Hall said. “What the criminals take note of is […]

GB electrician says license was used without his knowledge

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Michael Neymour Sr., the man reportedly at the heart of a police investigation involving the alleged theft of electricity at Grand Bahama Power through the use of energy-saving devices, on Tuesday sought to defend his reputation after serving as an electrician in the Grand Bahama community for more than 40 years. In […]

Ferguson: BPSU will act as “watchdog” as govt. releases civil servants nearing retirement

FI Administrator is latest person asked to ‘hand over duties’   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – President of the Bahamas Public Service Union (BPSU), Kimsley Ferguson said yesterday that the union will act as a “watchdog” as government seems to be engaged in a purging process of those civil servants who are nearing retirement age or those […]

D’Aguilar: Hanna-Martin’s assertions about Disney Development are ‘baseless’

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Tourism minister Dionisio D’Aguilar shot down assertions made by former aviation minister Glenys Hanna-Martin, who suggested that government’s move to give Disney the green light to roll out its multi-million-dollar development for Lighthouse Point Eleuthera is  “pathetic and shameful” as the agreement lacked transparency and showed no benefits for Bahamians. But D’Aguilar […]

PM: We are safer

Law enforcement will be “relentless in preventing and fighting crime”   During an address to the nation last night, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis declared that after many years of increasing crime rates, Bahamian neighbourhoods are “getting safer and more secure”. “We are safer and more secure because of our comprehensive approach to policing, but […]

Wells: Govt. must re-examine Road Traffic Act

Also urges motorists to be more vigilant   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – On the heels of two traffic fatalities less than four hours apart on Sunday night and hours later on Monday morning, Minister of Transport and Local Government, Renward Wells said the government must re-examine the Road Traffic Act, but at the same time he […]

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CARICOM leaders blast Trump meeting

U.S. commits to sending Overseas Private Investment Corporation to attending countries   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A split created among CARICOM member states in January when a handful of Caribbean countries, including The Bahamas generally supported the United States’ call for an end to embattled president Nicolas Maduro’s rule, has been widened by a recent multi-lateral […]

Trump “appreciative” of The Bahamas’ position on Venezuela

PM: Bahamas remains “firm” of Venezuelan stance   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – While reaffirming The Bahamas’ decision to recognize Venezuelan opposition leader and self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaido, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis said U.S. President Donald Trump was “very appreciative” of The Bahamas holding its position. At the U.S. president’s invite, Minnis joined the leaders […]

PM: Zero pressure from U.S. to alter China/Bahamas relations

Minnis says he told Trump China and The Bahamas will remain allies   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis said he reaffirmed to United States President Donald Trump during multilateral meetings last Friday that The Bahamas and China are allies which both enjoy a “good working relationship, and that will not change”. Minnis […]

PM: Trump expressed his concern about U.S. travel advisories

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – United States President Donald Trump has expressed his concern about the impact that travel advisories issued by the US may have on The Bahamas and other countries, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis revealed on Saturday. “The President was very concerned about how that was impacting us,” Dr. Minnis told the media during […]

PM: Don’t expect resolution overnight with Over-the-Hill tax-free zones

As of last week, only 17 people applied for tax concessions in designated areas   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – While acknowledging that his administration has to increase its public relations to ensure residents in the designated tax-free zones Over-the-Hill are made aware that there are tax concessions available to them, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis said […]