TOO SOON: CPSA suggests Bahamas should not adopt CDC’s maskless policy

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Consultant Physicians Staff Association (CPSA) President Dr Sabriquet Pinder-Butler suggested yesterday that not enough is known about the COVID-19 vaccine to adopt policies in The Bahamas that would allow residents to go maskless after being full vaccinated. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has advised that fully vaccinated individuals […]

CONFIDENCE: Wilchcombe says West GB and Bimini will make the “right choice” at the polls

Former minister eager to “continue the work I started in the constituency”  NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Former Tourism Minister Obie Wilchcombe said yesterday he is confident he will win the West Grand Bahama and Bimini seat in the upcoming general election. Wilchcombe was among seven candidates to be ratified by the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) on […]

SEEKING CLARITY: Oil drilling opponents claim BPC owes govt for license fees; call on company to clarify

BREEF head: BPC must sort out license fees before applying to renew But BPC new incoming CEO says oil company has “the right to extend” its licenses NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Oil exploration opponents have called for “clarity” of Bahamas Petroleum Company’s (BPC) license fees, while “vehemently” rejecting assertions by its chief executive that the company […]

REMOVE THEM: Rape allegations spur human rights group to demand ban on male officers at immigration safe house

HRB suggests incident not isolated but result of predatory culture; Immigration Dept says matter was investigated “Someone has to have the courage to bring it to an end” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Human Rights Bahamas (HRB) yesterday called for the immediate removal of all male officers from the Department of Immigration’s “safe house” and demanded a […]

Use of The Bahamas’ vast ocean resources — Bahamas Development Bank looks at the potential and offers grants for training

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The recent Blue Economy Think Tank hosted by the Strategic Development and Initiatives Unit of the Bahamas Development Bank (BDB) attracted over 340 registered participants and 20 panelists from The Bahamas and abroad, who examined ways in which Bahamians can benefit from sustainable use of the country’s vast ocean resources. The event’s […]

Bahamas ambassador promotes Caribbean priorities for EU partnership agreement

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM —Maria O’Brien, ambassador extraordinaire and plenipotentiary of The Bahamas to the Kingdom of Belgium and head of mission to the European Union, recently represented The Bahamas at an official ceremony to finalize a new partnership agreement between the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) and the European Union. The ceremony was […]

“CHECK MY HISTORY”: PM dismisses accusations of govt using public purse for campaign travel

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday dismissed accusations of the Free National Movement (FNM) campaigning on the public’s purse, insisting opponents can simply “check my history”. In an interview with Eyewitness News, the prime minister said: “Go and check my history. Check my history. From day one, I have said and I […]

“HUMANITARIAN”: Govt will assist displaced shantytown residents, says social services minister

Minister tells migrants not to be afraid to come forward for assistance  Campbell: The Ministry of Social Services is not the Department of Immigration NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Shantytown residents on Abaco who are expected to be displaced following the demolition of their homes can seek assistance from social services, said Minister of Social Services Frankie […]