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 […]

Congress nears showdown votes on averting federal shutdown

By ALAN FRAM and ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Congress barreled toward a possible election-year government shutdown Thursday, facing showdown votes in the House and Senate to keep federal offices open and hundreds of thousands of workers on the job. Weeks of argument over immigration, big spending and more remained unresolved, and […]

National security to improve infrastructure and equipment for police in Grand Bahama

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama — Minister of National Security, the Hon. Marvin Dames says that in the coming months, the government will present many new policies which they have spent a considerable amount of time on, that are holistic in scope and are expected to complement current law enforcement efforts of restoring peace in the country. […]

Public lecture marking 51st. anniversary of Majority Rule held at Bahamas Historical Society

NASSAU, The Bahamas — A 51st Anniversary of Majority Rule Public Lecture was held by the Bain & Grants Town Advancement Association at the Bahamas Historical Society on Thursday evening, January 11, 2018.  Discussing the role of the labour movement in energizing Majority Rule events were University of The Bahamas Chair of Social Sciences and Assistant Professor […]

Caribbean Community expresses dismay with U.S. President’s derogatory remarks

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is deeply disturbed by reports about the use of derogatory and repulsive language by the President of the United States in respect of our Member State, Haiti, and other developing countries. CARICOM condemns in the strongest terms, the unenlightened views reportedly expressed. Of additional concern, is this pattern of denigrating Haiti […]

Attorney General addresses opening of legal year ceremony

NASSAU, The Bahamas – Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Senator the Hon. Carl Bethel dubbed the 2017 calendar year, one of ‘transitions and transformations’ and reviewed major legislative initiatives intended to improve the administration of justice, the rule of law and to create transparency, and accountability in Government as he addressed the ceremony […]

New Travel Advisories for U.S. Travelers

  The following was received from the Public Affairs Section of the U. S. Department of State:     On January 10, 2018, the Department of State launched improvements to how we share information with U.S. travelers.  These improvements will provide U.S. citizens with clear, timely, and reliable safety and security information worldwide.  Under the […]

PM: “Majority Rule Day Belongs to All Bahamians”

On a day that holds historic significance for the Bahamian public at large, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis released a message on the now national holiday stating that Majority Rule Day should belong to everyone. “This defining moment and historic accomplishment does not belong to any one political party or segment of our people. It crosses […]