“VISIONARY STANCE”: Environmental organization lauds Miller’s appointment as natural resources minister

BNRF says it stands ready to assist the new ministry  NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Bahamas Natural Resources Foundation (BNRF) has commended the Davis-led administration for what it called a “visionary stance” in establishing the first Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources. Following the swearing in of Golden Isles MP Vaughn Miller as the minister for […]

Central Bank reports mortgage disbursements grow nearly 70% in Q2

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Mortgage disbursements for new construction and repairs grew by nearly 70 percent in the second quarter, according to the latest data from the Central Bank. The regulator, in its quarterly economic review for June, noted that construction sector activity during the second quarter remained supported by ongoing small to medium-scale foreign investment […]

SHOWCASING BAHAMIAN PROPERTIES: BREA virtual real estate trade mission draws over 200 attendees

“I think a lot of the interest was just because The Bahamas is so desirable” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — More than 200 real estate professionals, advisors and potential investors got a virtual view of property and lifestyle offerings in The Bahamas during an online trade mission organized by the Bahamas Real Estate Association (BREA) in conjunction […]

HOLDING ON: Former PM wins council vote to lead FNM and Her Majesty’s Official Opposition in Parliament until convention

Minnis to PLP: “No excuse” on VAT promise, ‘impossible’ new hospitals NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Former Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis will lead Her Majesty’s Official Opposition in Parliament next month but step aside for new leadership of the Free National Movement (FNM) at a planned convention in November. The decision was confirmed last night following […]

ALL HANDS ON DECK: PM Davis defends ‘Gussie Mae’ Cabinet

Davis says the ‘enormous task’ of governance requires large Cabinet NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Eleven additional government ministers in the new Davis-led administration were sworn in and received their instruments of appointment yesterday, during a ceremony at Baha Mar Convention Centre. The new appointments are in addition to the nine ministers sworn in on Monday, making it […]

‘A SEAT AT THE TABLE’: Five women appointed to Davis-led Cabinet

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Five women will serve in Cabinet positions for the first time in Bahamian history. Eleven additional government ministers in the new Davis-led administration were sworn in and received their instruments of appointment yesterday, during a ceremony at Baha Mar Convention Centre. The new appointments are in addition to the nine ministers sworn […]

REVIEW AND BUILD ON IT: Housing projects started by former admin will likely be continued, says new minister

“We will review everything that is on the table…we’re not in the business of going out there and casting things right away” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Minister of Transport and Housing Jobeth Coleby-Davis said yesterday that the Davis administration will review and build upon the former administration’s Prospect Ridge housing development plan as it focuses on […]

WIPED CLEAN: Breaches of COVID emergency orders will be expunged from police records, AG confirms

Pinder: I look forward to where we can make those decisions and set the Bahamian people free NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Attorney General Ryan Pinder yesterday affirmed the Progressive Liberal Party’s (PLP) campaign pledge to expunge emergency order breaches from police records. Pinder, while addressing reporters at a swearing-in ceremony for several other members of the […]

A PUSH FOR “BETTER FOR ALL”: Bowleg looking to revolutionize the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture

Bowleg: I don’t know why people think I’m just a sports guy; I’m also a culture guy Return of sports tourism, stadium update, new facilities and creative economy all on the table, says new minister NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Newly sworn-in Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Mario Bowleg said he’s aiming to revolutionize both sports […]

LET’S GET TO BUSINESS: BCCEC outlines priority issues for new govt to address

“We have already reached out to the new ministers regarding our initial meetings and have had positive feedback” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Improving the ease of doing business, lowering the cost of doing business and tax reform are the three key areas the local business community hopes to address with the new Davis-led administration, a top […]