‘Father of Labour’ named National Hero

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — ‘Father of Labour’ Sir Randol Fawkes has been awarded the nation’s top honor of the Order of National Hero. Fawkes was instrumental in establishing the trade union movement in The Bahamas, and piloted a bill to make Labour Day an official public holiday. He played a pivotal role in the country’s track […]

Nearly 45k raised for toddler gunshot victim

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The family of two-year-old gunshot victim DaNyla Roberts has raised nearly $45,000 in aid of her medical expenses on GoFundMe as the toddler continues to fight for her life. Nyla, as she was affectionately called, was shot in the stomach by a stray bullet on June 27 in Hatchet Bay, Eleuthera. She […]

COVID-19 case confirmed in New Providence

NASSAU, BAHAMAS- The Ministry of Health has confirmed a case of COVID-19 in New Providence, taking the number of cases in the country to 108. The latest case is a 40-year-old man, who reportedly has a history of travel.  The man is in isolation at home, according to the Ministry of Health. As of today, […]

Govt. bonds listed on BISX

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The listing of $3.6 billion in government bonds on the Bahamas International Stock Exchange (BISX) will improve the country’s financial market infrastructure and increase accessibility to Government-backed investments for all Bahamians, according to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance K Peter Turnquest. Turnquest said yesterday that the long awaited move was […]

Credit bureau up and running

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The country’s credit bureau is ‘up and running’, according to Central Bank Governor John Rolle, who noted the agency will be able to provide a ‘snap shot’ of a borrowers level of indebtedness. Speaking at a press conference at the Ministry of Finance yesterday, Rolle said: “The credit bureau is up and […]

Another COVID case in GB

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Health officials have confirmed a third case of coronavirus in Grand Bahama today. The latest case is a 27-year-old man with no history of travel. This is the third new infection for the island in 48-hours. Two new infections were confirmed on the islands yesterday — a 33-year-old resident of Grand Bahama, who […]

“PR nightmare”: Symonette blasts beach closures

MP tells FNM colleagues: “I am free, ain’t coming back” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — St. Anne’s MP Brent Symonette argued today the closure of the beaches over the Independence holiday weekend represents a “public relations nightmare”. He said tourists should be advised on the restrictions on beaches on certain dates, noting the government enticed visitors to […]