Woman allegedly attempts to take her life by ingesting over-the-counter pills

NASSAU, BAHAMAS- Police are investigating the circumstances of an alleged attempted suicide that occurred on Friday 23rd February 2024, involving an adult female. Initial reports indicate that officers, acting on information, arrived at a residence on East Street around 9:20 pm, where they met an unresponsive 21-year-old female. It is reported that the female ingested […]

NO DISRESPECT INTENDED: Awards show pulls Sweet Emily nomination

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Days after veteran entertainer Emily ‘Sweet Emily’ Williams publicly chided being nominated for “Artist of the Year” at this year’s Elevation Awards, a representative from the production issued a press release to address her comments. “Sweet Emily is undeniably recognized as a Bahamian icon and legend, and her ongoing efforts to remain […]

GBPA principal calls for laws governing the city of Freeport to be updated

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The rules governing the city of Freeport are 70 years old and in need of a comprehensive overhaul, according to the Principal of the Grand Bahama Port Authority. Rupert Hayward, Principal and Director of the Grand Bahama Port Authority, addressed the Grand Bahama Business Outlook on Thursday, emphasizing the urgent need for […]

Derelict vehicle removal operation underway in Englerston

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Urban Renewal, The Royal Bahamas Police Force, and The Ministry of Environment have partnered for a first-time initiative to remove derelict vehicles from inner-city communities. The project began in the Englerston community, and it is expected that 600 vehicles will be removed, according to environmental officials. Minister of the Environment and Natural […]

MORE FOR GRAND BAHAMA: Carnival Cruise Lines to invest an additional $100 million in Celebration Key

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Carnival Corporation has announced plans for an additional $100 million investment in its Celebration Key development, bringing its total investment to $600 million. On Thursday, the world’s largest cruise line revealed plans for a $100 million pier extension that will double the arrival capacity of Celebration Key, Carnival Cruise Line’s new exclusive […]

AG: Bahamas supports abolishing ‘blacklists’

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Bahamas staunchly supports the abolition of so-called ‘blacklists’ in international tax policy compliance, with Attorney General Ryan Pinder noting their lack of objectivity and fairness and their devastating impact on the economies of small developing states. Pinder, while addressing the 6th Meeting of the Ad Hoc Committee to Draft Terms of […]

Tax revenue collections improve by nearly $73 million during first six months of the fiscal year

The deficit exceeded the budget forecast by $127.6 million at the halfway mark. NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Prime Minister Philip Davis announced a $72.9 million improvement in tax revenue collections during the first six months of the fiscal year, reaching $1.2 billion, which accounted for 40.1 percent of the budget target. In his mid-year budget statement, […]

Deltec denounces “meritless” allegations in new lawsuit, asserts it had no prior knowledge of FTX misconduct

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Deltec says that it will vigorously defend against what it deems as “meritless claims” amidst allegations in a new lawsuit, with the bank maintaining that it did not know about FTX misconduct. The lawsuit alleges that Sam Bankman-Fried’s Alameda Research artificially inflated the growth of the cryptocurrency Tether using a secret short-term […]