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Govt. to update health visa to expand COVID-19 testing options for travellers

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Minister of Tourism Dionisio D’Aguilar said yesterday that his ministry is moving to update its health visa... read more »

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Environmentalists question oil drilling “safety zone”

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Environmentalists who have been lobbying against exploratory oil drilling in Bahamian waters yesterday called it “distressing” and... read more »

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DRA set to continue housing initiatives; expects to impact “thousands of families”

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Over $11 million has been spent on the Disaster Reconstruction Authority’s (DRA) Small Home Repair Programme, with... read more »

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Cooper: Don’t wait for another EU blacklist

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Opposition Shadow Minister of Finance Chester Cooper yesterday urged the government to be proactive and not wait... read more »

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Now is the time to transform “ancient” payments industry, says accountant

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Now is the time to transform the payments industry from an ancient one to a digital one,... read more »

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IMF statement backs govt’s COVID-19 fiscal policy response and management, says Ministry of Finance

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Ministry of Finance said yesterday that the recently published Concluding Statement from the executive board of... read more »

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PM: “Many more deaths” were it not for emergency orders

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis said today that had the government not enacted the COVID-19 Emergency Orders... read more »

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GB teacher charged with indecent assault

FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA — A 63-year-old teacher has been charged with indecent assault of female students at a Grand Bahama... read more »

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MP’s brother-in-law charged with assault and threats of death against him

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Alexander Williamson, the brother-in-law of Central and South Eleuthera MP Hank Johnson, was arraigned in the Magistrate’s... read more »

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Moody’s now expects lower economic rebound for The Bahamas in 2021

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Moody’s Investors Service said it now expects the country’s economic rebound to be lower this year and... read more »

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AG defends extension of state of emergency

Bethel: Only a little more ways to go before the start of mass vaccination NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Attorney General Carl... read more »

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Dames: More than enough time to register 20,000 voters by next general election

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Minister of National Security Marvin Dames said yesterday that he has received no reports of people having... read more »

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34 approvals under BEATS program to-date

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The government has received just over 100 applications thus far for its Bahamas Extended Access Travel Stay... read more »

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Exuma Chamber of Commerce fears Scotia’s exit will impact half the banking population

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Exuma Chamber of Commerce president said yesterday that half of the island’s banking population will be... read more »

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IMF: Debt target delay “appropriate” as government’s near-term priority is to “save lives and livelihoods”

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The government’s near-term priority is to “save lives and livelihoods” according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF),... read more »

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BPC Perseverance Well #1 established as safety zone from ships and planes

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The government has tabled new regulations to the Petroleum Act, 2016, that establishes the area around the... read more »

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Govt optimistic about employment in tourism sector

Atlantis optimistic Spring Break will spur reopening of Royal Towers by end of February NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Minister of Labour... read more »

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Former Sky Bahamas financier seeks default judgement against Butler

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Former Sky Bahamas financier Fred Kaiser is seeking a default judgement against the airline’s former chief executive,... read more »

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PM Minnis urges Bahamians to remain vigilant

Govt intends to extend state of emergency until May 23 Minnis: We can see light at the end of the... read more »

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Davis urges govt to address voter registration concerns

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Leader Philip Brave Davis yesterday called on the government to address pressing concerns... read more »