Emergency medical services personnel receive ballistic vests

  NASSAU, BAHAMAS- Global Emergency Services Consultant Group donates 40 level 3 ballistic vests to Emergency Medical Services health care professionals Friday morning at National Emergency Medial Services. The vests are the initial stage of providing proper tools to staffers to help reduce the chances of people succumbing to serious injuries. Officials say that ballistic helmets […]

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia provides $10 million loan to boost TDC business incubation centers

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The government has agreed to a $10 million loan facility from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to fund the Tourism Development Corporation’s Business Incubation Centres Deputy Prime Minister Chester Cooper revealed yesterday. Cooper during his budget communication in Parliament said: “I am pleased to announce that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and […]

“WE DON’T RESPOND TO U.S. REPORTS”: OPM PS says the gov’t is committed to addressing immigration issues irrespective of American’s criticisms

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Press Secretary in The Office of the Prime Minister Clint Watson advised yesterday that the government is working hard to address the backlog of citizen applications at the Department of Immigration. While he declined to respond to a US report that asserted the government had not effectively implemented law to provide long-term […]

‘GET MOVING’: Women’s organization says enough talk on gender-based violence & marital rape, time for action

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — As she called on the government to maintain its “gender lens” in all of its decisions, Caribbean Women in Leadership (CIWiL) Chair Charlene Paul said there has been enough talk over the years on removing gender-based violence, including marital rape, via legislation. She said now is the time for the government to “get […]

SIGNIFICANT IMPACT: UNDP report projects $7.5B in losses due to Hurricane Dorian and COVID-19 pandemic

Report projects social and economic development will “likely be inhibited for years to come” NASSAU, BAHAMAS —  The combined macro-level economic impact of Hurricane Dorian and the COVID-19 pandemic on The Bahamas is projected to inflict losses of $7.5 billion, according to a recent study commissioned by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The report, […]

HOLDING OUT FOR ‘BETTER TIMES’: Port chief defends cruise passenger rerouting amid vendor concerns

Maura: Ongoing construction requires occasional shifting of passenger flows NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Nassau Cruise Port Chief Executive Officer Mike Maura said yesterday that ongoing construction at the cruise port has required the occasional shifting of passenger flows to support safe and efficient construction. Vendors operating at the port have expressed concern over the fate of their […]

CASH FOR CHRISTMAS: 400-450 Atlantis workers to receive $500 lump sum as part of unemployment program

Workers to receive payment no later than 12pm on Christmas Eve NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Some 400 to 450 Atlantis workers will be beneficiaries of a $500 stimulus payment as part of the government-funded unemployment assistance program. Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister Myles LaRoda told reporters ahead of a Cabinet meeting […]

NO DISPROPORTIONATE IMPACT: 18 HIV patients contracted COVID since onset of pandemic; 3 died

“HIV patients can get COVID, but they are not more at risk to get COVID, so they should follow the same precautions and guidelines and get vaccinated, same as everyone else” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — HIV-positive patients accounted for less than one percent of all coronavirus infections and deaths in The Bahamas, according to data provided […]

‘COMPLETELY WRONG AND INAPPROPRIATE’: Thompson slams $1B liabilities claims

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — East Grand Bahama MP Kwasi Thompson yesterday branded the Davis administration’s claims of a $1 billion difference between the Minnis administration’s pre-election fiscal report and government’s actual liabilities as “completely wrong and inappropriate”.  Thompson, who served as minister of state for finance under the former administration, during his contribution in Parliament yesterday, […]