Davis: Why pave Sir Milo when other roads are in a poorer state

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Opposition Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) leader Philip ‘Brave’ Davis yesterday called into question the government’s motive for the recent paving of Sir Milo Butler Highway, when there are other roads that are in dire need of repair. “Why Milo Butler at this time, when you have portions of East Street, portions of […]

Traffic fatality recorded on JFK Drive

Traffic cop reminds drivers to be cautious and avoid distraction NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Just moments after the country’s 18th traffic fatality occurred on John F. Kennedy Drive on Thursday morning, Superintendent of police Mareno Hinds warned drivers to be cautious and avoid distraction while behind the wheel. “We always advise our drivers, particularly on this […]

Aviation minister: “Glaring deficiencies” in ATC being addressed

Pilot and controller contributed to 2018 near mid-air collision, report says NASSAU, BAHAMAS – While assuring that The Bahamas has an “impeccable” record and an extremely safe air traffic control system, Minister of Tourism and Aviation Dionisio D’Aguilar yesterday acknowledged the “glaring deficiencies” in Air Traffic Control (ATC) which were highlighted in a recently completed […]

Honda owners urged by local dealer to take advantage of airbag replacement event

Week-long event begins April 9that old City Market, Village Rd. NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Honda is recalling approximately 1.2 million vehicles in the region manufactured from 2001 to 2016, due to defective airbags made by airbag manufacturer Takata. According to U.S. officials, there has been a massive string of recalls for airbags in these vehicles that […]

Former minister laments increased police powers of arrest

Opposition supports limiting electronic use and open alcoholic beverages    NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Englerston MP Glenys Hanna-Martin said yesterday that while the opposition supports proposed legislation seeking to prohibit motorists from driving with open alcoholic beverages and the use of electronic devices, the proposed penalties for these acts were “excessive” and the expansion of the […]

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 […]

BREAKING: 2 dead in 2 separate traffic fatalities

Police are investigating the country’s latest traffic fatalities that have left two persons dead. The first incident occurred late Sunday evening on East Bay Street. A man was confirmed dead at the scene. Police confirmed a second incident less than four hours later just after 3:00 a.m. on Baillou Hill and Wulff Roads where a female pedestrian […]

Environmentalists: Disney HOA reveals worst fears

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Several environmentalists yesterday characterized the heads of agreement for Disney’s $250 million project in Eleuthera, which was made public yesterday, as a realization of “our worst environmental, economic and societal fears”. In a joint statement, reEarth, Bahamas Reef Environment Education Foundation (BREEF), Save The Bays, and Waterkeepers Bahamas said the agreement represents […]

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 […]

NAD: Grounding of Boeing Max planes not expected to impact LPIA

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The grounding of Boeing 737 Max series 8 and 9 by most major airlines, following a fatal crash in Ethiopia over the weekend involving the model, is not expected to impact operations at Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA), according to Nassau Airport Development Company Limited’s (NAD) Vice President of Marketing & Communications Jan […]