Flamingo Air plane’s landing gear collapses after landing

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A Flamingo Air aircraft’s landing gear collapsed while taxiing to the ramp area, shortly after landing at the Leonard Thompson International Airport in Marsh Harbour, Abaco last week. The Air Accident Investigation Department reported the Cessna airplane departed the Grand Bahama International Airport and landed in Marsh Harbour shortly before 4 pm […]

Bahamas Petroleum raises over $900k for oil exploration

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Bahamas Petroleum raised approximately $914,000 US dollars at the close of initial subscriptions to its Bahamian mutual fund offering. The Bahamas-domiciled mutual fund had been set up exclusively for financial institutions and high net-worth individuals to invest in the company’s exploration campaign set to commence within the next two months. With a […]

BCCEC launches committee to support private sector digital transformation

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers’ Confederation (BCCEC) recently launched the organization’s first ever Digital Transformation Committee, the private sector representative said in a recent statement. The BCCEC noted that in keeping with its mandate to be an advocate for the private sector, the committee will work in tandem with the […]

GB hospital to reopen by the end of March

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Rand Memorial Hospital on Grand Bahama is expected be ready for move-in by the end of next month, Minister of Health Dr Duane Sands said yesterday. When Hurricane Dorian barreled its way through Grand Bahama and Abaco in early September, the monstrous Category 5 storm debilitated the government’s ability to deliver […]

‘Get rid of shantytowns’, Works minister calls for end to complacency

NASSAU, BAHAMAS –  As he reviewed the ongoing clean up work on Abaco, Minister of Public Works Desmond Bannister yesterday underscored the country must not allow shantytown communities to remain in existence. The Mudd and neighboring Pigeon Peas, located in Marsh Harbour, were decimated by Hurricane Dorian’s passage in early September. The government has contracted […]

South Abaco developer to establish $7 mil. fund for Bahamian entrepreneurs

SANDY POINT, ABACO – Tyrsoz Family Holdings, the developer behind the $300 million South Abaco resort and marina project has agreed to make available $7 million via a business development fund exclusively for Bahamian entrepreneurs seeking to establish businesses in the project, it was revealed yesterday. Speaking at the signing of the heads of agreement yesterday, […]

Nygard accused of raping more than 10 young women in Bahamas sex-trafficking scheme

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard has been accused of using his wealth and political influence in The Bahamas to lure, rape and sodomize more than 10 women, most of whom were underage guests at his infamous Nygard Cay “pamper parties”. A Federal class action lawsuit filed in a Manhattan Court yesterday, details allegations […]

Education minister says security issues not a concern after top cop reassigned

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Leamond Deleveaux is the third senior police officer to seek legal consultation surrounding his reassignment to another ministry after returning from forced vacation leave. Effective yesterday, Deleveaux has been deployed on a special assignment to the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology to assist with “overall security […]