Bahamas Maritime launches new website in celebration of World Maritime Day

The National Maritime Policy Implementation Committee (NMPIC) launched its new website on Wednesday. The site – Maritime Matters’  – will provide the public with pertinent information related to maritime-related matters. During a press conference held yesterday at Manx Corporate Center on West Bay Street, NMPIC representative covered the website and how it works. “The purpose of […]

Deterioration of runway in Cat Island causes flights to pull out

Shadow Minister of Tourism and Aviation Glenys Hanna Martin sounded off on the notice issued by Sky Bahamas on flights to and from Arthur’s Town, Cat Island Tuesday, which the airline said will be discontinued with immediate effect. The airline justified the move which it said was due to the horrible state of the airport […]

Bahamasair closes reservations department

The reservations department at the national flag carrier, Bahamasair has been dissolved and its services outsourced to a call centre in Grand Bahama the company’s Managing Director Tracey Cooper confirmed Friday. The issue was a bone of contention for staff earlier this summer. Executives of the Airport Airline Allied Workers Union (AAAWU), argued that they […]

Eleuthera bus services shut down over MOE failure to pay

Bus drivers in Central and South Eleuthera pulled their services Tuesday morning following a lengthy dispute with the Ministry of Education concerning unpaid cheques for services rendered between May and June 2018. The transportation operators told Eyewitness News Tuesday that they refuse to return to work until they are paid the overdue funds. “I have […]

Personal driver service app to launch in October

Bahamians will soon have another ride service option to choose from.  Bahamian owned ride-service app Kroozzy will be launching in October. Similar to Uber and Lyft in the United States, Kroozzy will give customers the option to pay and rate services as the app is being used. Additionally, customers will also have the option to select […]

Bahamasair passengers endure hours-long delay again

The national flag carrier Bahamasair experienced long delays for a second consecutive weekend. Passengers flying out of Miami International Airport Saturday night spent in excess of six hours before heading into the capital early Sunday morning. While the delay was a vast improvement compared to the major delays experienced last weekend, passengers were still left unimpressed with […]

Former Bahamasair minister calls for explanation on recent delays

Progressive Liberal Party Leader (PLP) Phillip Davis called on the minister with responsibility for Bahamasair Dionisio D’Aguilar to explain what led to the breakdown of services at the national flag carrier this past weekend. Company officials earlier cited electrical issues with one of the state-run company’s jets, which left flights backed up for hours and […]

Chamber calls for advanced car inspections

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederation (BCCEC) Edison Sumner called for advanced car inspections to ensure vehicles are in good working condition before they are allowed on the road. Sumner said he also sees future employment for entrepreneurs willing to open vehicle testing facilities in The Bahamas.  

NAD reports ground-breaking airport travel this summer

Credits Atlantis, Baha Mar advertising for uptick Airport arrivals usually experience a spike in travel during the summer, steep competitive advertising from Atlantis and Baha Mar have allowed for ground-breaking numbers at the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) this year. Vice President for the Nassau’s Airport Development (NAD) Company Jan Knowles said the airport has experienced record-breaking numbers […]

Jitney drivers desperate for new bussing system

The newly proposed unified bussing system engineered by Minister of Transport and Local Government Frankie Campbell, will soon be piloted as the government calculates if the project will be feasible to maintain for jitney drivers island-wide. According to Harrison Moxey of the Public Transportation Representatives, the proposed plan they’ve worked out, while in partnership with […]