OBJECTION: Opposition parties slam “oppressive” vaccination requirement for campaigning

Mitchell: The law is not reasonably justifiable in a democratic society and should be challenged in court “We do not support the fact that the prime minister is looking to take away people’s right to choose” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Three political parties, including the official opposition, yesterday slammed requirements for campaign teams to be vaccinated […]

UNFAIR: Making spa owners close shop while hotel spas still operate “discriminatory”, argues businessman

Small businesses waiting to see what will happen when emergency orders end August 13 Turnquest: We want the country to balance economic and health mindsets but “we do not advocate for severe curfews and shutdowns” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A well-known small business consultant said yesterday there is “no reason” spas should be required to close […]

CASHING IN: Just over half a million pennies redeemed during Central Bank redemption exercise

More than $557K in pennies redeemed NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Just over half a million pennies were redeemed during the Central Bank’s penny redemption exercise, the regulator has revealed of the now-concluded programme. The Central Bank announced in January 2021 that it would decommission the one-cent coin on December 31, 2020, and that the coin would […]

LOOKING BETTER: Water-based tour operators welcome business uptick

 Lisgaris: Pandemic driving shorter booking windows “People are really starting to get nervous over this surge and the restrictions” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Local water-based excursion operators say they have seen an uptick in business, although the pandemic appears to have caused customers to significantly shorten their booking windows. Adoni Lisgaris, president of the Bahamas Excursion […]

GBPC launches new customer service survey to guide future improvement plans

FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA — The Grand Bahama Power Company (GBPC) yesterday announced the launch of its new customer service survey on its website at www.gb-power.com/speakup. The survey, which is “anonymous, brief and user-friendly”, is designed to engage customers on a number of topics including quality of service, reliability and billing. The results, which will help […]

NPEP sponsors STEM waste management summer camp for girls

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The New Providence Ecology Park (NPEP) announced its sponsorship of a two-week STEM Waste Management Summer Camp for girls ages 13 to 18. The project-based camp, hosted by FEM STEM Bahamas, focuses on a number of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines related to waste management, including sustainable manufacturing, aquaponics, biofuel […]

“Biggest Loser” winners named by the National Insurance Board

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Following thorough blood pressure, glucose, weight and body mass index (BMI) health screenings before and after eight weeks of wellness activities, the National Insurance Board (NIB) has officially named its “Biggest Loser” competition winners. Winners were selected based on who, by percentage, lost the most weight. Additionally, eligible participants had to attend […]

Inaugural National Family Week celebration kicks off with free webinar

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Under the theme ”Developing A Sustainable National Economy Through Strong Families”, more than a dozen business, civic, social and national leaders are set to participate in a virtual conference about restoration of family values this Wednesday, July 28, 2021. The webinar will be the highlight of a series of activities celebrating National […]

Evans, Bastian compete in Tokyo

NASSAU,BAHAMAS- Joanna Evans concluded team Bahamas’ time in the pool at the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics today, finishing 18th overall in the opening heats of the women’s 200 meter (m) freestyle in 1:58.40. She was seventh in heat three in with an overall time of 57:30. On Sunday, Evans finished second in her heat of […]

ETHICS IN POLITICS?: FNM under fire for political ad against PLP and campaign video at religious site

FNM says PLP leader “pulling political levers” to get ad removed but PLP calls on FNM leader to apologize for “defamation” Roman Catholic Archdiocese: The Hermitage is not to be used for political purposes NASSAU, BAHAMAS — As political parties continue to amp up campaigning for the upcoming general election, the Free National Movement (FNM) […]

DISRUPTIVE: PLP leader says latest COVID-19 protocols seek to “micromanage” Bahamians’ lives

Emergency orders restricting campaigning infringe fundamental free speech rights, claims Davis NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Progressive Liberal Leader (PLP) Philip Brave Davis yesterday slammed the government’s decision to reimplement restrictions amid a surge of coronavirus cases and concerns about recent deaths. During a Ministry of Health press conference on Friday, Minister of Health Renward Wells announced […]

FOR PROTECTION: Viral video prompts officials to defend COVID screening process at maxed-out PMH

Video allegedly shows patients awaiting COVID screening being exposed to rain “The hospital has maintained that it has reached its capacity for COVID-19-positive admissions” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) yesterday defended the ongoing screening process for admission at the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) amidst an increase in cases and an overflow of […]