“WE HEAR YOU”: Western Air commits to restoring its high “on-time standard”

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Amid complaints from some passengers that the punctuality of some of Western Air’s routes have fallen short, the Bahamian air carrier has committed to restoring the “on-time standard you expect from us”. “To our valued passengers, we’re on it and we hear you,” said Western Air. “We understand the on-time standard you […]

“OUR BEST PRAYER”: CPSA pres. says PCR test would be ideal at borders, but no longer a simple fix

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Consultant Physician Staff Association (CPSA) President Sabriquet Pinder-Butler said yesterday that while the association would consider RT-PCR COVID-19 testing at the borders an “ideal” solution amid another wave of infections, there is no simple fix at this stage with the public wanting additional freedoms, and the need to balance health and the […]

FULL CAPACITY: Influx of non-COVID-19 patients overwhelm PMH Emergency Dept.

Nine more COVID deaths reclassified Another 49 COVID-19 cases recorded on Wednesday NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Public Hospitals Authority advised yesterday that Princess Margaret Hospital was operating at full capacity as a result of non-COVID-19 patients seeking care amid a backlog during the pandemic. The PHA said the hospital expects an increase of 23 beds […]

Bahamian nurse recognised in CIBC First Caribbean’s regional roundup of healthcare ‘pillars’

BRIDGETOWN, BARBADOS — Regional bank CIBC FirstCaribbean has hailed nurses like Kerstin Usher of the Bahamas as pillars of the Caribbean healthcare system.  In paying tribute to regional nurses on International Nurses Day last week, CEO of CIBC FirstCaribbean, Colette Delaney heaped praise on the profession noting that nurses are “the pillars of the regional […]

Letters to the Editor: Level of judicial propriety

Dear Editor, Over a 30-plus-year career in law and as a former magistrate, I am pleased to say there has been a steady positive evolution in both our judiciary and our jurisprudence. Unlike in the past, the present complement of our judiciary each possesses the comportment and temperament the esteemed position demands. They are in […]

BAMSI expands academic reach, meets with Central State reps

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Agriculture and Marine Science Institute (BAMSI) is set to increase its academic footprint through an expanded partnership with Central State University. Students from both institutions now have the opportunity to study at the partnering school and receive full credits. The discussions to put parameters in place for the relationship took place when […]

AM Best affirms Coralisle Group’s financial strength following Massy United Insurance acquisition

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — AM Best has removed Coralisle Group Ltd.’s subsidiaries (“CG” or the “Group”) from “under review with developing implications” and affirmed CG’s credit rating following its acquisition of Barbados based Massy United Insurance Ltd (“United Insurance”) earlier this month. According to a press release, AM Best affirmed CG’s Financial Strength Rating of “A” […]

Bahamian software firm launches HR system customized for the local market

Triblock HR, explicitly developed for Bahamian businesses, automates HR tasks, drastically increasing efficiencies NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Plato Alpha, a Bahamian-owned and operated software development company, is echoing this year’s International Human Resources Day (May 20) theme – “HR Shaping The New Future,” through the launch of Triblock HR; a next-generation HR and Payroll platform that […]

WSC PROBE: Police want to speak to former chairman, MP Adrian Gibson

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A detention order from the Magistrate’s Court allowed police to seize 12 vehicles connected to Long Island MP Adrian Gibson last week. Eyewitness News can also reveal that police Commissioner Paul Rolle made Gibson hand over his gun. Meanwhile, Assistant Commissioner Leamond Delevaux has informed his lawyer, Romona Farquharson-Seymour, that police now […]

NO TIGHTENING JUST YET: Health minister expresses concern of rising cases, but says COVID indicators remain

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Notwithstanding COVID-19 cases more than tripling in recent weeks, Minister of Health and Wellness Dr Michael Darville said the government is not minded to tighten any restrictions at this time, pointing to the low COVID-19 indicators such as hospitalizations. As of Sunday, hospitalizations stood at 14, up from the nine hospitalized cases […]

‘YOU LOOK LIKE OBEAH’: Chief Magistrate insults lawyer, breaks agreement to transfer cases

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A top lawyer was reduced to tears after Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt allegedly berated her in court with “personal attacks” that included demeaning references to obeah and her gravely ill mother. The details of the interaction between the chief magistrate and Christina Galanos are contained in court documents and have not been […]

Pintard: What is the plan for BPL?

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — FREE National Movement Leader Michael Pintard is questioning the Davis administration’s plans for Bahamas Power & Light, saying the Shell deal, hedging for lower electricity and the rate reduction bond policy all appear unsettled. His statement came after BPL announced the appointment of Shevonn Cambridge, a former director of URCA. “It appears […]