80-year-old man is latest to contract COVID-19

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — An additional case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has been confirmed in The Bahamas, according to the Ministry of Health. The latest case, an 80-year-old man from New Providence with no history of travel, is reportedly in  isolation at home. The ministry did not advise how many people the senior citizen came […]

Police investigating shooting incident

NASSAU, BAHAMAS- Police in New Providence are investigating a shooting incident that occurred off Francis Ave, Fox Hill on Thursday, which left a female detained in hospital. According to reports, a group of people were gathered in a yard around noon, when a light blue vehicle approached them and opened fire, hitting the female. She […]

Farmers need more details on govt. food security plan

$6 mil. allocated for food security NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest said yesterday that in a concerted effort to bring about incremental food security in The Bahamas, the government will partner with and invest further in Bahamian farmers and stakeholders. During the budget communication in Parliament, the minister […]

BPC sets new date for oil exploration in The Bahamas

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Bahamas Petroleum Company has announced December 15 as the new date for the start its exploratory oil drilling in The Bahamas. BPC received formal notification from the government in February to proceed with plans to drill exploratory oil wells before the end of 2020. The company has four licenses in the […]

FY20/21 Budget: More than 70 percent of govt. agencies face cuts

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Some 42 out of 58 agencies will see a reduction in their budgetary allocations this year, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance K Peter Turnquest said today. While delivering the 2020/2021 budget communication, Turnquest said government is projecting roughly $21 million in savings from a decrease in subventions to state-owned enterprises […]