DPM: Cabinet has approved funding for airport terminal upgrades across the country

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Cabinet has approved funding for upgrades to various airport terminals across the country, Deputy Prime Minister Chester Cooper has revealed, lamenting that The Bahamas has been “caught behind the eight ball” in terms of keeping up with the population and economic growth of the family islands. Cooper, the Minister of Tourism, Aviation, and […]

Domestic private sector investment ‘under mobilized’ says Central Bank Governor

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Bahamas remains significantly under-mobilized in domestic private-sector investment, according to Central Bank Governor John Rolle, who also noted that this nation has robust monetary policy safeguards and ample economic capacity to address any needed corrections in public finances. During his address at the CFA Society (Bahamas) Investment dinner, Governor Rolle noted […]

Expedited Governor’s Harbour airport upgrades averted airline pull-out says Works Minister

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A Cabinet Minister revealed yesterday that a US carrier was on the verge of pulling out of Governor’s Harbour if expedited upgrades to the airport had not been initiated.  He also disclosed the existence of a Cabinet Paper addressing airports in need of upgrades across the country. Clay Sweeting, the Works Minister […]

Former SkyBahamas chief slams “fake case” following fraud claim dismissal

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Former SkyBahamas chief executive Captain Randy Butler has slammed what he described as a “fake case” brought against him by the defunct airline’s former financier after a Supreme Court judge ruled that the Canadian businessman had failed to prove fraud allegations against him and former Deputy Prime Minister K. Peter Turnques Butler, […]

URCA fines BTC $209k over number portability rules violations, company to appeal

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) last night said that it plans to appeal a $209,000 fine imposed by the Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA), calling it “unwarranted and excessive.” The Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) was hit with a fine for violations against the regulator’s number portability rules back in 2022, a […]

Imminent demolition of North Eleuthera Shanty Town sparks fear of displacement for hundreds

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Fears have ignited over the government’s plans to demolish unregulated communities in North Eleuthera. The move could potentially displace hundreds of residents and reportedly also impact businesses that employ them. Works Minister Clay Sweeting acknowledged that while “it’s never a perfect scenario, it’s the right thing to do.” The worries have become […]

MURDER 38: Male killed on Cowpen Road

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The country’s murder count has increased by one after a male was killed just before 11 pm. Police were alerted via shot spotter technology of an incident that occurred on Cowpen Road. When officers arrived on the scene, they detected the lifeless body of the victim, with injuries consistent with gunshot wounds. […]