Demolition orders issued for nine east Bay St buildings

Gov’t drafting new legislation to manage city center Downtown retailers urged to capitalize on tourism uptick NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Deputy Prime Minister Chester Cooper yesterday revealed that the government has issued demolition orders for nine buildings in the downtown area east of East Street. His comments led to calls from Downtown Nassau Partnership’s (DNP) co-chair […]

U.S. supports the RBPF with 20 new SUVs

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The United States has donated 20 new hybrid SUVs valued at nearly $1.4 million to assist the crime-fighting efforts of the Royal Bahamas Police Force, marking a security partnership that has endured since The Bahamas’ independence. US Chargé d’Affaires Usha Pitts; Prime Minister Philip Davis; Minister of National Security Wayne Munroe and […]

NOT OVER YET: Central Bank warns inflation increase still a possibility

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Central Bank Governor said yesterday that consumers could see further increases in inflation before it starts to taper off, according to Central Bank Governor John Rolle. “It’s difficult to say yet whether inflation in The Bahamas has peaked yet,” he said at yesterday’s quarterly press briefing. “What people would observe is […]

BTC launches scholarship program, invests $120k in first run of scholars

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) has officially launched its scholarship program, creating opportunities for the next generation. Six students are the recipients of the company’s $120,000, four-year scholarship program which will support tuition or any other educational expenses while they pursue undergraduate studies in their desired field.  “We are doing our part to […]

SATURATION PATROLS: Police Commissioner outlines “zero tolerance” approach as murders up by eight percent in 2022

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Murders in the country increased by eight percent last year to 128, with 34 persons being killed while out on bail. Police Commission Clayton Fernander revealed updated crime statistics for 2022 during a press conference on Friday. He committed the organization to a “zero tolerance” approach to both minor and major crimes […]

CASE CLOSED: Police commissioner says not enough evidence that Coleby-Davis struck officer

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The police probe into claims Transport and Housing Minister JoBeth Coleby-Davis struck an officer with her vehicle during Carnival festivities last May has been closed due to insufficient evidence. Police Commissioner Clayton Fernander told the media the matter is now “closed” at a press conference on Friday. “Our legal team has viewed […]

Bell announces temporary ban on work permits for Haitian citizens

Immigration Minister confirms he approved work permit of Haitian migrant apprehended this week NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Labour and Immigration Minister Keith Bell yesterday announced the implementation of stricter measures regarding the granting of work permits and permits to reside to Haitian citizens with immediate effect.  During a press conference yesterday Bell acknowledged the increased social […]

Izmirlian pushing for trial date in “massive fraud” suit against CCA

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Attorneys for Sarkis Izmirlian are now seeking a trial date “as soon as possible” for the former Baha Mar developer’s fraud case against the mega resort’s Chinese contractor.  In a January 27th letter to New York Supreme Court Judge Andrew Borrok, attorneys for Izmirlian’s BML Properties vehicle requested that the judge set a […]

Local bank, hotels, law firms, government agencies among thousands of FTX creditors

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Some 100 Bahamian companies including a local bank, two Bahamian law firms, and several security firms are listed among the myriad of creditors wrapped up in the collapse of crypto exchange giant FTX, court documents filed in a US Bankruptcy court have revealed. The 115-page document outlining the list of creditors was filed […]

Over 600 turn up for IHOP job fair

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Over 600 job hopefuls lined up as early as 5am this past Saturday to apply to fill one of 200 job vacancies at the country’s first IHOP restaurant, set to open before the end of February.  “We have second interviews beginning this week and a lot of those persons are expected to […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Lincoln Bain is a menace

Dear Editor, Some time ago a video of a loud, armed, visibly impassioned man appeared on social media – it was none other than Lincoln Bain shooting a gun into the air. The response was swift and equally emotional. Well-to-do, college-educated Bahamians choked on their Chablis as they stampeded to the virtual square to voice […]

Fox Hill giants honoured

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — In honor of an eventful year of activities, the Fox Hill Charitable Organization (FHCO) held its Second Anniversary Praise and Thanksgiving Service to celebrate and honour some of the outstanding residents in one of the oldest communities in the country. The event was held last week Thursday at St. Paul’s Baptist Church, […]

Entrepreneur demands answers over status of RCL’s Paradise Island project

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A Bahamian entrepreneur yesterday urged Royal Caribbean to publicly indicate whether they have scaled back on their plans for a multi-billion beach club project on Paradise Island. Toby Smith, principal of Paradise Island Lighthouse & Beach Club company, expressed optimism over a positive resolution to his long-running battle regarding his Crown land […]

Former minister calls for aggressive action on immigration issue

NASSAU, BAHAMAS —A former Immigration minister yesterday called for aggressive action to deal with the country’s long-standing immigration issues that he contends have gotten progressively worse. Branville McCartney, a former State Minister for Immigration and former Democratic National Alliance (DNA) leader said: “This is an issue that has been around a long time but it […]