Disney Cruise Line to go well beyond 150 jobs pledge at Lighthouse Point destination, set to open with all-Bahamian leadership team

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Disney Cruise Line is set to exceed its initial commitment of 150 permanent jobs at its Lighthouse Point, Eleuthera destination, scheduled to open in June with an all-Bahamian leadership team. Joey Gaskins, Regional Director of Public Affairs for the Bahamas and the Caribbean, addressing the Eleuthera Business Outlook, highlighted that Disney Cruise […]

Eleuthera on the “precipice of a renaissance,” but housing shortage a concern

NASSAU, BAHAMAS—Eleuthera is on the “precipice of a renaissance,” a Cabinet minister stated yesterday, noting that the island has seen a drastic uptick in property sales and the development of a second-home market. Works and Family Island Affairs Minister Clay Sweeting, the Central and South Eleuthera MP, while addressing the Eleuthera Business Outlook, stated: “In […]

Expedited Governor’s Harbour airport upgrades averted airline pull-out says Works Minister

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A Cabinet Minister revealed yesterday that a US carrier was on the verge of pulling out of Governor’s Harbour if expedited upgrades to the airport had not been initiated.  He also disclosed the existence of a Cabinet Paper addressing airports in need of upgrades across the country. Clay Sweeting, the Works Minister […]

HGC President: Real estate future for Eleuthera “Never looked better”

NASSAU, BAHAMAS —  Touting a “robust” outlook for the real estate industry of Eleuthera and Harbour Island, HG Christie President and Managing Broker John Christie told attendees of the Eleuthera and Harbour Island Business Outlook that the future of real estate on the island “has never been better.” Christie was one of several presenters and panelists […]

Sandals Royal Bahamian adds more than 80 persons to its staff following recent job fair

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — More than 80 Bahamians were recently added to the staff cohort at the Luxury Included® Sandals Royal Bahamian following a recent job fair at the resort. The extremely successful event saw 90 percent of the candidates in attendance receiving employment. Among those employed were, concierge agents, front office agents, loyalty and travel […]

Spending irregularities reported after Bahama Games

$5.5 million spent on Bahamas Jubilee Games, $1 million more than government allocation NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Auditor General’s Report examining the accounts of The Bahamas Jubilee Games has revealed that the government spent $5.5 million funding the games, just over $1 million more than the government’s initially allocated amount. The Auditor General also raised […]

Government moves to update stem cell research legislation

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The government is taking steps to replace the decade-old Stem Cell Research and Therapy Act with updated legislation, citing the need to synchronize the nation’s regulatory framework with advancements in scientific understanding and technological capabilities. Dr. Michael Darville, Minister of Health and Wellness, introduced the Longevity and Regenerative Therapies Bill 2024, emphasizing […]

Opposition Leader warns of familiar path in Davis administration’s approach to GBPA dispute

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Opposition leader Michael Pintard cautioned yesterday that the Davis administration seems to be treading down a familiar path reminiscent of the drawn-out St. George and Hayward family dispute over the Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) ownership, which, he claimed, damaged the Freeport economy.  Pintard also accused the Davis administration of pursuing political […]