DPM says IP compendium to reform and modernize intellectual property protection in The Bahamas

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Deputy Prime Minister Chester Cooper said yesterday that a compendium of bills debated in Parliament will reform, strengthen, and modernize the national approach to protecting intellectual property and providing efficient registrar services for companies and individuals. Cooper, the Minister of Tourism, Investments, and Aviation, emphasized that once these bills are debated, passed, […]

School repairs in New Providence underway, including swimming pools for eight schools

NASSAU, BAHAMAS- Education Minister  Glenys Hanna-Martin announcing that numerous schools in the capital are undergoing major renovations. Although Hanna-Martin was unable to provide an exact figure on the renovations she estimated that it would be some $10 million dollars. With some six weeks left until the 2024-2025 school year, some campuses are undergoing roofing changes, windows […]

Carnival Corporation partners with Tourism Development Corporation on lifeguard workshop for Celebration Key employment opportunities

NASSAU, BAHAMAS- Carnival Corporation, the leading cruise company in the Caribbean and world’s largest cruise company, is partnering with the Bahamas Tourism Development Corporation (TDC) in Grand Bahama to recruite lifeguards for its highly anticipated cruise port destination, Celebration Key. The qualification program will take place in Grand Bahama July 24 – 26 and will […]

Olympic Committee confident in Team Bahamas

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Bahamas Olympic Committee has officially named the 20-member team that will represent The Bahamas at the Paris Olympic Games.   BOC President Romell Knowles expressed confidence in the team’s members to Eyewitness News, describing it as a powerful and dynamic young group.   He also confirmed that 16-year-old Shania Adderley will […]

CFAL to facilitate Bahamas Grid Company bond offering

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Colina Financial Advisors Ltd. (CFAL) has announced that it is facilitating a bond offering for Bahamas Grid Company Ltd. The company, formed to work alongside Bahamas Power and Light (BPL), aims to upgrade and maintain the transmission and distribution system on New Providence (the T&D System). The bond offering commenced on Monday, […]

Energy and Transport Ministry launches RFP for LNG shore power to New Providence cruise ship terminal

NASSAU, BAHAMAS– The Ministry of Energy and Transport has announced the issuance of a Request for Proposal (RFP) for shore power, aimed at supplying energy from Arawak Cay to the New Providence Cruise Ship Terminal via liquefied natural gas (LNG). According to the ministry, the scope of work includes providing up to 60 MW of […]

Parliamentary debate begins on Cannabis bills

NASSAU, BAHAMAS- The Bahamas is one step closer to legalizing medicinal and religious use of cannabis as debate began in The House of Assembly on the compendium of Cannabis bills that seeks to establish a regulated medical cannabis framework for the country. Minister of Health Dr. Michael Darville who kicked-off the debate said the legislation speaks […]

Foreign Affairs Minister slams “assault” on RBPF over Taylor Casey investigation

NASSAU, BAHAMAS- Foreign Affairs minister Fred Mitchell has taken major exception to what he termed an “assault” made against the Royal Bahamas Police Force by relatives of Taylor Casey, an American individual who has been missing in The Bahamas since June. During a press conference in Chicago last week, Casey’s family and friends accused Bahamian authorities […]

FTX Digital Markets liquidators provide overview of claims election process

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — FTX.com customers have until August 16th to elect whether they wish to participate in the official liquidation proceedings of FTX Digital Markets or the US Chapter 11 cases. They cannot participate in both. In an official liquidation election process overview, the Joint Official Liquidators (JOLs) of the Bahamian subsidiary of FTX Trading […]

Weller Development Partners supports The Bahamas Golf Federation Junior Golf Team to attend international matches

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Weller Development Partners, a leading developer of innovative luxury living spaces has announced a $7,000 sponsorship for The Bahamas Golf Federation’s (BGF) junior golf team. This contribution will help support the team’s participation in the upcoming Caribbean Amateur Junior Golf Championship (CAJGC) and the R&A Junior Open in Scotland. The Bahamas Golf Federation […]

C&W Communications committed to rebuilding after storms

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – As the region continues to grapple with the effects of climate change, leading telecoms provider C&W Communications has reaffirmed its commitment to work alongside impacted communities.  Hurricane Beryl recently caused devastating damage in several Caribbean islands, and storms of a similar magnitude to the unusually fierce early season hurricane are expected to become […]

ORG urges establishment of independent Integrity Commission amid corruption allegations against senior RBPF officer

NASSAU, BAHAMAS-The Organization for Responsible Governance (ORG) is reiterating its calls for the establishment of an independent Integrity Commission amid corruption allegations involving a senior Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) officer. Chief Superintendent Michael Johnson, head of the Criminal Investigation Department, has been placed on garden leave while authorities investigate voice notes allegedly implicating him […]