Bodies of six helicopter crash victims flown back to US today

Crash investigation moves into day two NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A local funeral home confirmed today that the bodies of six of the seven persons who were killed in last week’s helicopter crash in waters off Big Grand Cay, Abaco, were transported to Jet Aviation and flown back to the United States this afternoon (Tuesday). According […]

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$6,500 per month on rent for Consul General Office in Atlanta

Auditors said maximum allowance of $2,588 was unrealistic, however NASSAU, BAHAMAS – An audit of the Bahamas Consulate Office in Atlanta, Georgia, revealed that the government was paying $6,500 per month for the residence of the consul general, more than double the maximum allowance for the size of the apartment being rented. The maximum allowance […]

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Police recover high-powered illegal firearm and ammunition

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Police recovered an illegal high-powered firearm from the streets of New Providence on Saturday, July 6, 2019. According to police reports, shortly after 8:00p.m.,Anti-Gang and Firearms Officers, acting on information, conducted a search of an abandoned building on West Street and Rupert Dean Lane and recovered an AK47 rifle which contained seven […]

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 Firearm recovered from vehicle on Yorkshire Drive, Cable Beach

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Police, acting on information, recovered an illegal firearm from the streets of New Providence on Friday, July 6, 2019. According to police reports, shortly after 6:00p.m. on Friday past, Central Detective Unit Officers, acting on information, executed a search warrant on a home on Yorkshire Drive, Cable Beach and while searching a […]

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Bahamas once again meets standards for elimination of human trafficking

Reports points to reports of corruption within Department of Immigration The Bahamas fully meets the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking, according to the U.S. Department of State’s 2019 Trafficking in Persons Report, as the country counties to demonstrate “serious and sustained efforts during the reporting period”. This marks the fifth consecutive year that […]

AAID: Brake system failure led to plane skidding off runway into perimeter fence

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Air Accident and Investigation Department (AAID) has confirmed that a Cessna C6-AAL that collided into the perimeter fence of the Staniel Cay Airport in Exuma last Monday experienced brake system failure. The airport had nine passengers on board — all of whom were American. The 10-seater aircraft, which departed Lynden Pindling International […]

RBDF Marine charged with Govt. House murder

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Jevon Seymour, 35, a Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) marine, was charged on Friday with the April 28, 2019 murder of RBDF Officer Philip Perpall. Seymour, who was escorted into the magistrate court by more than a dozen armed police officers, stood before Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt, charged with the shooting death […]

Establishment of a National Productivity Council is the focus of GB Chamber event

FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA – Increasing the productivity of the Bahamian workforce to ensure that the country remains competitive regionally and globally, has become the focus of a public relations campaign launched by The National Tripartite Council (NTC). During the NTC’s 2019 Annual General Assembly, consultation on a bill to establish The Bahamas National Productivity Council […]

Govt to pursue businesses not paying VAT

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – With only 63.7 percent of its budgeted revenue collected for this fiscal term, finance minister Peter Turnquest revealed on Tuesday that the government will be going after business owners who have been delinquent in paying their Value Added Tax (VAT) contributions. “We are recruiting a number of accountants to help beef-up our […]