$10 million earmarked for Ragged Island repair

As the government prepares to present its 2018-2019 fiscal budget on Wednesday, Director of the Ministry of Works Melanie Roach revealed that $10 million is being requested to repair or rebuild government buildings in storm-ravaged Ragged Island and other islands, still recovering from Hurricanes Matthew, Irma and Maria. Roach said that inspectors from the National Recovery […]

FTRA 2018 to address country’s global compliance deficiencies

The Bahamas’ Financial Transactions Reporting Act, 2018 (FTRA), will address all of the deficiencies that were identified in respect to the country’s compliance with the recommendations of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), according to Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs Senator Carl Bethel, QC. Addressing a stakeholder meeting with industry regulators and members […]

Social services gets overhaul

The Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development has embarked on a nationwide project to review and improve the services it currently offers, with the recently launched client comment kiosk system. Minister of Social Services and Urban Development Lanisha Rolle said, 36 social services support centers and 25 urban community centers throughout the country will […]

BUT gives proposed digital revolution two thumbs up

With the education minister’s recent announcement of a proposed project costing $17.2 million to outfit all primary, junior and senior high schools with broadband internet services, head of the bargaining unit representing teachers across the spectrum has given the proposal two thumbs up. During an exclusive interview with Eyewitness News, Bahamas Union of Teachers (BUT) President […]

PHA appoints new executive

Lyrone Burrows has been appointed Deputy Managing Director of the Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) effective May 7, according to the state-run organisation. With some 27 years in the Bahamian Life and Health Insurance sector, Burrows, the company said, served in various management and senior executive roles and most recently President of the FamGuard Corporation and […]

EU to remove Bahamas from blacklist

European Union (EU) finance ministers will remove The Bahamas from the EU’s list of tax havens next Friday, according to a draft agenda of the EU’s next meeting released to Reuters Business Friday. Back in March, The Bahamas was added to the blacklist, deeming The Bahamas’ “tax rules and practices” not in line with EU […]

Govt. considers UB national endowment

The government is contemplating a national endowment fund for Bahamian students at the University of The Bahamas (UB), to strengthen the county’s resources, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis revealed during the opening of the Frank R. Wilson Graduate Centre Thursday afternoon. “Over the next five years, the government of The Bahamas will give consideration to an education, heritage […]