Foreign Affairs: The Bahamas enjoys excellent relations with US, China

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs did not waste any time on Thursday to respond to the recent comments that were attributed to Haigang Yin, the Charge d’Affaires of the Embassy of The People’s Republic of China who blasted the US for referring to its economic practices as predatory. Earlier this week, a […]

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Rights Bahamas: “Police Force out of control”

Dames: More emphasis will be placed on recruiting those who respect human rights   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – On the heels of alleged brutality claims levied against the Central Detective Unit (CDU) of the Royal Bahamas Police Force, the Rights Bahamas organization on Thursday called for a full and independent investigation of the Force’s alleged culture […]

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Monsignor Preston Moss laid to rest

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Catholic community gathered yesterday at Saint Francis Xavier Cathedral to mourn the death of veteran priest Monsignor Preston Moss who served the church for more than 50 years. Among the congregation were notable figures such as Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis, as well as former and present parliamentarians paying their last […]

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PM departs Nassau for meeting with US President Trump

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis and his delegation departed Nassau on Thursday on Bahamasair for a multilateral meeting to be held today [Friday] between Caribbean Heads of State and US President Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago, Palm Beach, Florida. Leaders of the Dominican Republic, the Republic of Haiti, Jamaica and Saint Lucia will also […]

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Bahamas receives record-breaking number of visitors in 2018

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Bahamas received far more visitors to its shores in 2018 than in any previous year in its “entire history of being engaged” in the tourism business, Minister of Tourism and Aviation Dionisio D’Aguilar said Wednesday. The increase in tourism business in 2018 was experienced nationwide — Nassau/ Paradise Island, Grand Bahama and […]

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Illegal firearms recovered, two arrested

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Police in the capital recovered three illegal firearms and a quantity of marijuana in separate incidents on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. In the first incident, shortly after 1:00 p.m., Drug Enforcement Officers, assisted by K9 Unit Officers, acting on information, conducted a search of a residence on Spence Street off Masons Addition […]

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Award winning Coral Vita team to speak at GB Chamber event

FREEPORT, BAHAMAS –   Late last year Government officials, private stakeholders and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO’s) attended the groundbreaking of the world’s first ever coral farm, in Grand Bahama. The Coral Vita Project, which is a collaborative endeavour between Coral Vita, The Grand Bahama Port Authority, and the Grand Bahama Development Company (DEVCO) was founded by Gator […]

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Lighthouse Point project forecasted to generate $357-plus million in govt. revenue

Project projected to provide $805 million economic stimulus   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Disney’s Lighthouse Point project set for Eleuthera is forecasted to provide an $805 million stimulus to the Bahamian economy and $357 million increase in government revenue over the next 25 years, according to an economic study carried out on behalf of the developer. […]

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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 […]

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GB Port Authority investigates fast food power theft allegations

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA), the regulators of Grand Bahama Power, has launched an independent investigation into the ongoing allegations of power theft involving several fast food franchises and the energy-saving devices that were installed at these restaurants by a GPBA licensee. “The Grand Bahama Port Authority limited wishes to advise […]

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GB Power: ‘Energy-saving’ devices are bogus, businesses are victims of fraud

A statement released Wednesday by the Grand Bahama Power Company (GBPC) outlined that following in investigation, it was found that the energy-saving devices that were purchased by many businesses are bogus. The Cooper family, the owners of Kentucky Fried Chicken, Burger King and the Pollo Tropical franchise in Grand Bahama, admitted at a press conference […]

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We Don’t Need Wild West Cowboys: We need a national posse armed to corral peace and prosperity

In The Bahamas, for the first time since the global financial meltdown of 2008, we are beginning to see the first buds of real forward movement in development programmes, particularly in areas where it has been lacking in crucial areas of our economy and society. None but the most giddily optimistic could have said that […]

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PLP slams govt.’s failure to intervene in GBPC, Cooper family disconnections

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The opposition Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) has called for government’s intervention in the controversial saga between the Grand Bahama Power Company (GBPC) and the Cooper family which owns a number of fast food franchises in the nation’s second city. Fred Mitchell, PLP Chairman, via a video statement released Wednesday morning, called on […]

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GB MP’s call for lower electricity rates

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – In the wake of controversy in Grand Bahama between the Grand Bahama Power Company (GBPC) and the Cooper family, which owns a number of fast food franchises on that island, members of parliament who represent various constituencies in the nation’s second city are calling on the power company to provide more cost-effective […]

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PM offers condolences to New Zealand mass shooting victims

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Bahamas stands in solidarity with the international community in rejection “in the strongest possible terms” all hate-filled supremacist ideologies, which often morph into violence, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis declared in Parliament as he offered condolences to the people of New Zealand as they grapple with the mass shootings at two […]

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