Tourism sees 16.5% growth in stopover visitors

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – “Unprecedented” is how Tourism Director General Joy Jibrilu described the country’s 16.5 per cent growth in stopover visitors this year. In a recent interview with Eyewitness News, Jibrilu said The Bahamas is not only outperforming the Caribbean’s expectations, but also global expectations. However, she said the challenge is now what will be […]

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Police arrest US fugitive

NASSAU, BAHAMAS –  Police in New Providence on Saturday arrested an adult American citizen who was wanted in the United States (U.S.). According to police reports, shortly after 2 :00 a.m., on Saturday, the special operations team “Steady the Land”, acting on intelligence, went to a local nightclub on Carmichael Road where they identified and […]

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Illegal firearms, drugs recovered; 6 men in custody

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Five illegal firearms and a quantity of dangerous drugs were recovered by police in several separate incidents last Thursday, Dec. 6 Six adult males were taken into custody in connection with these matters, and they are expected to be formally charged before the magistrate court this week. In the first incident, according […]

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US donates over $430,000 in equipment to RBPF

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Minister of National Security Marvin Dames and United States (U.S.) Chargé d’Affaires Stephanie Bowers took part in the official handover ceremony of more than $430,000 in equipment and gear to the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) at the Police College, on December 6. According to the Embassy, the donation was made possible […]

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Nairn embracing role on the sidelines

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Former Michigan State University (MSU) guard Lourawls Nairn is now taking on the game of basketball from a new angle, working in the Phoenix Suns’ front office in the player development department.    Nairn, who was best known for his leadership skills in college, was working on becoming a professional player himself […]

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Culture officials conduct walkthrough of Junkanoo parade route

Executive Director of Culture Rowena Poitier-Sutheralnd, Deputy Director Dereka Deleveaux-Grant and Senior officials of the Cultural Affairs Division of the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture joined Junkanoo parade planning stakeholders in a walkthrough of the 2018-2019 Junkanoo Parade route in Downtown Nassau on December 6.  It was an opportunity to investigate aspects of the route, such […]

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PM Encourages BHTA to diversify multi-island tourism product and ‘go solar’

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis addressed the Bahamas Hotel & Tourism Association (BHTA) Board of Directors and Membership Annual Meeting in the Imperial Ballroom, Atlantis on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. He challenged the association to do more to further diversify the tourism product and continue to promote The Bahamas as a multi-island […]

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Project Exterminate to double cleanup efforts in Yamacraw Shores

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Margaret Mede once said: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world”. For members of the Voltar’s World Service Club, this mantra fully encompasses their work. Though small in size, they are committed to the execution of their islandwide cleanup campaign dubbed ‘Exterminate the Waste’. For […]

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Doctors finally return to work

CPSA reaches tentative agreement “in principle” with govt.   NASSAU, BAHAMAS –  Having arrived at a tentative agreement “in principle” with the government and the Public Hospitals Authority (PHA), senior physicians who ceased elective services in the public healthcare sector for the past 10 days will return to work in their full capacity today. “An […]

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PHA pleased doctors returned to work

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – After senior physicians agreed to return to work today, having ceased elective services in the public healthcare sector for the past 10 days, the Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) said they were pleased that members of the Consultant Physicians Staff Association (CPSA) had resumed their full duties. “On Wednesday, the PHA and CPSA […]

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