Crypto Isle opens coworking space, launches masterclass series

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Crypto Isle, The Bahamas’ first and only cryptocurrency and blockchain coworking space, knowledge source, and membership community, has officially opened its oceanfront coworking space with the launch of its masterclass series. Solopreneurs and teams from all industries can access a suite of coworking spaces, from hot desks to private offices, complete with […]

RISING UP: As COVID cases triple, health stakeholders call for public to “pay attention”

Another 37 infections confirmed Saturday, 24 had a history of travel NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Coronavirus infections have more than tripled in the last month, though health stakeholders have not yet determined whether the trend is sustained, an early indication of another wave, or predominantly the result of increased economic activity and travel. In an interview with […]

MEASURE TWICE, CUT ONCE: Pintard calls for appropriate due diligence on housing developments

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Opposition Leader Michael Pintard said yesterday that while the Free National Movement (FNM) parliamentary caucus supports all attempts to empower Bahamians and create Bahamian homeowners, all the appropriate boxes must be checked with each housing development to ensure the success of the project. Parliament debated a resolution to transfer Crown Land in […]

Man charged in barbershop murder

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A man was charged in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday with the murder of Michael Beckford. Beckford was shot dead while at a barbershop on April 3. Javaughn Charlton, 21, who appeared before Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt, was not required to enter a plea to the charge. According to police reports, the victim […]

THE GREAT RETURN: BAAA names 54-member team for first CARIFTA since pandemic start

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations (BAAA) has ratified a 54-member team to represent The Bahamas this month at the 49th CARIFTA Games in Kingston, Jamaica. The federation selected the team yesterday following the completion of the weekend trials at the Thomas A. Robinson Track and Field Stadium. BAAA president Drumeco Archer […]

“TOO SOON”: BNU presidents encourages more time before removal of facial masks

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Bahamas Nurses Union (BNU) President Amancha Williams encouraged residents to continue to follow the practiced methods that mitigate COVID, noting “its too soon” to stop wearing masks. Williams noted the removal of the requirement to wear masks in certain settings in The Bahamas has spurred enthusiasm that the policy could soon be […]

SHOWDOWN: Minnis requests police protection at Parliament amid call for PLPs to show up in support of PM

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Former Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis has submitted a request to Commissioner of Police Paul Rolle for additional security at Parliament over a voice note circulated by Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Chairman Fred Mitchell that calls on supporters to defend Prime Minister Philip ‘Brave’ Davis. Mitchell sent out the call after Minnis […]

MASK OFF: Darville says easing of mask requirement in hotels prompted by vaccination, testing rates among visitors

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Minister of Health and Wellness Dr Michael Darville said yesterday that the Emergency Operations Committee (EOC) made the recommendation to limit the requirement of face masks in certain spaces in resorts, noting that more than 90 percent of visitors to The Bahamas are “fully vaccinated and tested”. According to the latest Health […]

COVID RESTRICTIONS FADING AWAY: Outdoor gatherings increased to 300; no masks needed for hotel areas

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Over the weekend, the Ministry of Health announced further relaxations of the COVID-19 protocols that would see an adjustment of mask requirements and an increase in number of attendees allowed at outdoor social gatherings. In a statement outlining the changes to the measures, the ministry said it remains cautiously optimistic about the […]

BASED ON WHAT DATA?: Former health minister questions ‘peculiar’ relaxation of face mask mandate

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Former Minister of Health and Free National Movement (FNM) Chairman Dr Duane Sands yesterday called on the government to provide the data used to inform the “dramatic changes” to COVID-19 health protocols. Sands’ comment comes after the government announced further relaxations of the protocols over the weekend. The new protocols include the […]