Demolition orders issued for nine east Bay St buildings

Gov’t drafting new legislation to manage city center Downtown retailers urged to capitalize on tourism uptick NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Deputy Prime Minister Chester Cooper yesterday revealed that the government has issued demolition orders for nine buildings in the downtown area east of East Street. His comments led to calls from Downtown Nassau Partnership’s (DNP) co-chair […]

U.S. supports the RBPF with 20 new SUVs

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The United States has donated 20 new hybrid SUVs valued at nearly $1.4 million to assist the crime-fighting efforts of the Royal Bahamas Police Force, marking a security partnership that has endured since The Bahamas’ independence. US Chargé d’Affaires Usha Pitts; Prime Minister Philip Davis; Minister of National Security Wayne Munroe and […]

Munroe calls for all police to be armed

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Minister of National Security Wayne Munroe yesterday threw his support behind potential changes to police gun policy that would allow officers to carry service weapons while off-duty. Among crime-fighting efforts, Munroe underscored the need to also protect the police as the country recorded an increase in all major crimes in 2022. “Now, […]

Cruise Line’s PI beach club development must be a win-win for Bahamians, says businessman

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A local businessman and political leader has urged the government to ensure that its negotiations with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines (RCL) provide for significant Bahamian integration into its Paradise Island beach club development to secure a “win-win.” “Cruise lines normal do surveys with their passengers to find out what kind of experiences […]

Klonaris encourages budding storytellers to write the fantastic

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – In her introductory writing course through Poinciana Paper Press that starts next month, Bahamian writer and healer Helen Klonaris will help her students explore the sources of the fantastic—from the collective unconscious to myths, folktales and fairy tales, as well as various forms of fantasy writing—to help them generate transcendent writing. For […]

CRIME REPORT: Police hunt for 34-year-old man after woman sexually assaulted and found lying in street

FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA — Police on the island of Grand Bahama are searching for a 34-year-old man believed to have sexually assaulted a 23-year-old woman who was known to him yesterday. According to reports, the woman was found lying in the street at Deadman’s Reef, West Grand Bahama sometime around 1.30am on Monday. “According to […]

NOT OVER YET: Central Bank warns inflation increase still a possibility

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Central Bank Governor said yesterday that consumers could see further increases in inflation before it starts to taper off, according to Central Bank Governor John Rolle. “It’s difficult to say yet whether inflation in The Bahamas has peaked yet,” he said at yesterday’s quarterly press briefing. “What people would observe is […]