Transportation experience committee talks industry improvements with govt officials

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA), key private sector tourism stakeholders and representatives from ports of entry met with Minister of Transport and Housing JoBeth Coleby-Davis and other public sector partners to discuss potential collaborative opportunities to enhance the transportation experience within The Bahamas. This initial meeting sought to set the […]

Environment minister says ministry “cracking down” on indiscriminate land clearing

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Environment Minister Vaughn Miller says that his ministry is “cracking down” on the indiscriminate clearing of large tracts of land, which studies show contribute to a third of all human-caused greenhouse-gas emissions. Miller while addressing the recent Best Energy Bahamas Expo stated: “It is estimated that about two-thirds of carbon dioxide increase comes […]

Police investigating attempted suicide

NASSAU, BAHAMAS —  A 45-year-old American man has been admitted to hospital after allegedly attempting to take his life. According to police, the man’s wife discovered him on the floor of their hotel room on Sunday morning unresponsive, with a number of empty prescription medication bottles. As a result, officers attached to the Paradise Island Police […]

Commonage Committee Chair “beyond ecstatic” after authorities respond over illegal structure

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The chairman of a family island commonage committee said yesterday that he was “beyond ecstatic” that authorities had responded quickly to thwart the construction of an illegal structure in a local community, telling Eyewitness News, “we’re just sick and tired of this.” Amidst growing concerns over the unregulated construction of buildings and […]

BETRAYAL: PM and Smith express disappointment in each other over Paradise Island land handling

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Prime Minister Philip Davis said yesterday that he now feels “betrayed, deeply disappointed and disturbed” by recent comments by a local entrepreneur seeking  to undertake a development on the western end of Paradise Island, as he again dismissed Opposition criticism that he had “flip-flopped” on the Royal Caribbean deal. Opposition leader Michael […]

PM: Government turning talk into action over international arbitration hub ambitions

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Prime Minister Philip Davis said yesterday that his administration is “turning talk into action” by advancing legislation to establish this jurisdiction as an international arbitration hub, noting that this will help attract more foreign investment to the country. While making his contribution to the debate yesterday on the International Commercial Arbitration Bill […]