Bahamian economy sees 8.6 percent real GDP growth during the first half of the year

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Bahamian economy saw an 8.6 percent real gross domestic product growth during the first half of 2023 compared to the corresponding period last year, according to recently released data, with real GDP reaching nearly $540 million over the first half of the previous year. The Bahamas National Statistical Institute, in its […]

Conservation advocates urge government to endorse fossil fuel non-proliferation treaty

 NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Conservation advocates are calling on the government of The Bahamas to join Pacific Island nations, as well as Antigua and Barbuda, among other jurisdictions, international entities, and prominent individuals, in endorsing the groundbreaking initiative for a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty. This petition comes as The Davis Administration is representing the country at […]

Immigration Minister tables legislation to address the treatment of detainees

  NASSAu, BAHAMAS- Immigration minister Alfred Sears says the regulations for detainees are just the beginning of the changes expected to take place to transform the Immigration Department. Following a series of allegations earlier this year under the former Immigration minister Keith Bell, government committed to reviewing the immigration policies and bringing about changes where […]

Bar Association critical of police’s handling of former Cabinet minister’s complaint against senior judicial officer

  NASSAU, BAHAMAS- Bahamas Bar Association President Kahlil Parker, KC is taking exception to the police’s handling of a complaint made by former cabinet minister and attorney Elsworth Johnson against assistant Chief Magistrate Subusola Swain. Parker, during a press conference held Wednesday morning, spoke on behalf of Johnson who wrote a complaint letter to police […]

Court of Appeal rules 3.5 months ‘reasonable’ notice for termination of near 40-year distribution agreement

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Court of Appeal has ruled that three and a half months was a ‘reasonable’ notice period for American beer manufacturer Anheuser-Busch to give Commonwealth Brewery before terminating its nearly 40-year distribution agreement, setting aside an earlier Supreme Court decision in the brewery’s favor. Anheuser-Busch—the Budweiser manufacturer—had appealed a May 2022 judge’s […]