Sears urges govt. to pass Integrity Bill 

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Former Attorney General Alfred Sears said yesterday the corruption trials of two former Cabinet ministers have set a precedence that could lead to retaliation from future administrations. “The issue for me is that the exercise of the powers of prosecution, which for four years I exercised as attorney general, is a very […]

Govt. still working out protocols with dome facility in Abaco

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Department of Social Services already has a list of Hurricane Dorian victims who may qualify for the government’s temporary housing facility on Abaco, according to Disaster Relief and Reconstruction Committee Chairman John Michael Clarke. Clarke made the comment during a press conference at the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) yesterday, where […]

COP: Special team assembled to combat crime

Armed robberies continue to plague NP NASSAU, BAHAMAS — To combat increased criminal activity that is common during the Yuletide season, Commissioner of Police Anthony Ferguson said yesterday he has assembled a special operations team comprised of police and defense force officers to ensure the populous remains safe. “This operation team that is there will […]

Harbour development opponents ‘surprise’ over swift approval claim

Balk at developer’s $100,000 pledge NASSAU, BAHAMAS- Opponents of the multi-million Briland Residence and Marina yesterday expressed ‘surprise’ over the developer’s swift approval claim, balking at the developer’s “shockingly small’ pledge to local institutions. Br-Island Responsible Development Ltd. (BIRD) which had initiated court action to block 4M Harbour Island Limited’s development said in a statement […]

Sears: Bahamas in ‘untenable’position with international tax evasion and money laundering entities

NASSAU, BAHAMAS- A former Attorney General yesterday reiterated calls for The Bahamas to challenge the ‘legitimacy’ of international entities such as the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and the Organization of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), stating, “Asking them how high we should jump is a not a solution.” Alfred Sears QC told Eyewitness News […]

Bahamas maintains ranking in UN human development report

UN Human development index notes continued improvement NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Bahamas global ranking on the United Nations Human Development report remained unchanged in the latest release for 2019, once again placing 60th of 189 countries. The HDR 2019, titled ‘Beyond income, beyond averages, beyond today: Inequalities in human development in the 21stcentury’, was released […]