Security officer shot in the face

NASSAU,BAHAMAS – A man was shot in the face shortly after 11am on Friday at a business establishment on Windsor Field Road, according to police. Officers said they spoke to a security officer on the scene, who advised that while making checks of the property surrounding the business, he noticed two vehicles parked next to each other. […]

NIPPING IT IN THE BUD: No virus outbreak on Abaco but PM says “strict protocols” still needed

Minnis: We will be even more aggressive in trying to get vaccines ASAP NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Individuals traveling between Abaco mainland and its surrounding cays will not be required to undergo an RT-PCR test or obtain a travel health visa, according to the latest amendment to the emergency order. The Emergency Powers (COVID 19 Pandemic)(Risk […]

Doctors Hospital board votes to issue 2 million existing common shares to Fairfax financial

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Pending the approval of the Securities Commission of the Bahamas, the board of directors of Doctors Hospital has voted to issue 2,000,000 of its unissued and authorized common shares to a subsidiary of Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited of Toronto, Canada, (Fairfax) at a subscription price of B$6.75 per share. Proceeds from the […]

SANDS RETURNS: Five more candidates ratified by FNM council

Thompson ratified for East Grand Bahama NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Free National Movement (FNM) council ratified five more candidates last night, confirming the candidacy of Dr Duane Sands for Elizabeth and Minister of State for Finance and Senator Kwasi Thompson for East Grand Bahama. The FNM council also ratified Courtney Coulibaly, Centreville; Vandea Stuart, South […]

BTC gets new chief; André Foster to become one of the youngest CEOs in company’s history

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Bahamas Telecommunications Company Ltd (BTC) yesterday announced the appointment of André Foster as the company’s chief executive officer effective March 1, 2021. Foster is one of the youngest Bahamian CEOs in the company’s history, moving on from his most recent role as head of operations for BTC for the last nine […]

Business license requests back on track by Monday, says Inland Revenue controller

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Department of Inland Revenue’s acting controller yesterday acknowledged there were delays in the processing of business licenses, telling Eyewitness News the department should be back on track by March 1. Gaynell Rolle explained the delay had been in large part due to the fact that the department was also tasked with assisting […]

BUILD FORWARD: IDB governors back $3.5B program to help Caribbean countries recover

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Caribbean Governors of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) have backed a $3.5 billion multi-year program to help Caribbean countries sustainably recover while making technological leaps that will bring about a transformational future. The Build Forward initiative includes a multi-donor facility to provide targeted grant and concessional financing for smart and resilient […]

THE FUTURE IS GREEN: Eeden Farms links technology and agriculture

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A Bahamian tech-enabled hydroponic containerized farming company is aiming to change the perception of what sustainable farming is and offer fresh organic produce year-round. Serial entrepreneur Lincoln Deal II said yesterday the idea to develop Eeden Farms was conceptualized eight years ago, starting as a research paper. Deal, while speaking at the […]