COP believes marijuana will remain illegal next year

“If you’re found with dope, you ‘gone get’ lock up,” says Rolle NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Commissioner of Police Paul Rolle said yesterday he does not believe possession of marijuana will be made legal in The Bahamas next year, despite recommendations from two government-appointed bodies to decriminalize possession of small quantities of the substance for personal use. […]

Bahamas records 133 new cases

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Bahamas recorded 133 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, the Ministry of Health confirmed yesterday. Of the new cases, there were 109 in New Providence, 19 in Grand Bahama, two in Abaco, two in the Berry Islands, and one in Eleuthera. A breakdown of the new infections by sex, showed that 85 […]

Immigration director: No one applied for replacement documents following Dorian

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Director of Immigration Clarence Russell indicated yesterday that no one applied to the department following Hurricane Dorian to have their government-issued documents such as work visas replaced. Following the catastrophic storm in September 2019, Parliament passed legislation to exempt eligible people from storm impacted areas from paying fees to replace government-issued documents […]

“Significant” number of immigration officers with COVID since recovered

No outbreak at the detention center, procedures so far “foolproof” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — While a “significant” number of immigration officers have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, all have recovered, according to Director of Immigration Clarence Russel. During the Ministries of Financial Services, Trade and Industry, and Immigration report to the nation, Russell said 70 […]

Repatriations decline as defense force tightens border control

Govt. pledges crackdown on Bahamians harboring irregular migrants NASSAU, BAHAMAS — With fewer than three months remaining in the year, the Department of Immigration has observed a drop in illegal landings and repatriations this year compared to 2019, according to the department’s direction, Clarence Russell. In 2019, the department deported 2,290 individuals and detained 2,664 […]

Andros mining proposal suffering from “demonization” of Symonette family

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — St Anne’s MP Brent Symonette said while he has nothing to do with his nephew’s proposal for mining in North Andros, he believes some of the public furor to the proposed project stems from a continued “demonization” of the Symonette family. Bahamas Materials Company Limited is headed by Cameron Symonette, the Symonette […]

Aristo Unveils New $100 Million Oceanfront Cable Beach Luxury Condo Project

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Aristo Development, creators of ONE Cable Beach, unveiled plans today to construct what it labelled “the most exquisite jewel in the crown of Aristo luxury residences,” a striking 11 storey, oceanfront floor-to-ceiling glass structure on Cable Beach. The $100 million development, Aqualina, catapults Aristo Development into the realm of the super high […]