NOTICE: Cabinet Office releases state funeral details for founding father Arthur Dion Hanna

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Cabinet Office announced today that a state funeral will be held for the late Arthur Dion Hanna, former Governor-General, Deputy Prime Minister, Cabinet Minister and Parliamentarian, on Thursday,  August 26. The funeral will be held at 11am at Christ Church Cathedral, George Street. Interment will follow in St. Matthew’s Cemetery, Shirley […]

STEPPING UP TO THE PLATE: D’Angelo Ferguson new FNM candidate for South Andros as Smith withdraws

Culmer: Last-minute changes to candidates “nothing new” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Free National Movement (FNM) has selected 32-year-old D’Angelo Ferguson as the new candidate for Mangrove Cay and Central and South Andros after Kenneth Smith, who was ratified in February, pulled out of the race due to health issues. In a statement on Saturday, FNM […]

CTI hydroponics and beekeeping graduates ready to make an impact

ELEUTHERA, BAHAMAS — The One Eleuthera Foundation (OEF) recently hosted two Centre for Training and Innovation (CTI) graduations at its Rock Sound campus. Nineteen students in total celebrated the accomplishment of successfully completing one of two 12-week courses in Intro to hydroponics and apiology and apiculture (beekeeping). The “Learn-and-Earn” hydroponics graduation took place on June […]

“HORRIFYING”: Environmentalists concerned whether tree-killing beetle onboard ship let loose on GB

“These bugs can devastate the forest; they are infamous for what they do” BNT exec: We really hope none of them escaped FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA — Local environmentalists expressed dismay and concern after a vessel reportedly carrying wood infected with tree-killing beetles was allowed to offload on Grand Bahama. Joe Darville, chairman of Save The […]

TAKE THE CAKE: Leading realtor sees inquires in Eleuthera real estate “double” in the past year

“The world is rediscovering Eleuthera” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A leading realtor says he has seen “double” the number of inquiries about Eleuthera in the past year, with the island emerging as the Family Island real estate story of the year. Real estate broker Mario Carey, founder of the first international affiliate of Better Homes and […]

WHAT’S THE HOLD UP?: $1.8M Abaco hurricane shelter still not completed two weeks into hurricane season

“The reality is we would have wanted it to be done way before the hurricane season” Construction of homes for Hurricane Dorian victims still being planned NASSAU, BAHAMAS  — Construction on the $1.8 million Central Abaco Community Centre/Hurricane Shelter has been delayed and is expected to be completed by the end of summer, according to […]

HOUSING ON THE WAY: Abaco minister advises construction to begin on Dorian homes by months end

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — North Abaco MP Darren Henfield advised yesterday that the government will begin construction on homes in Abaco for Hurricane Dorian victims by the end of the month. The government has previously announced four housing projects on Abaco, and others on Grand Bahama. During his presentation to the budget debate, Henfield outlined several […]

Family Islands to get two new comprehensive schools

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Inagua and Grand Bahama are selected to receive two new “comprehensive” schools, according to Minister of Education Jeffrey Lloyd. In his 2021/2022 budget contribution on Wednesday, June 2, Lloyd told Parliamentarians the Ministry of Education plans to break ground for the schools during the third quarter of this year in Matthew Town, […]

Sandals Foundation and resort team member Bernette Nixon gift Roker’s Point Primary with new playground

EXUMA, BAHAMAS — Play time has a brand new meaning for students at Roker’s Point Primary School with the installation of brand new playground equipment from the Sandals Foundation. Valued at approximately US $3,000, the project, which includes a three-seater swing set, slide and see-saw, was the winning submission from the foundation’s recent Team Member […]

Perry Institute fights to save mangroves

PIMS receives grant to assess and restore damaged ecosystem NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Much-needed measures to regenerate an extraordinary ecosystem that safeguards people, infrastructure and the environment are underway, as the Perry Institute of Marine Science (PIMS) mobilizes a two-island mangrove restoration project funded by the Bahamas Protected Area Fund. As low-lying nations like The Bahamas […]

“DOING IT WITH DECENCY”: 10 shantytown structures demolished; 200 more to go

What happens to displaced shantytown residents? Bannister says that’s not his problem “It’s not my responsibility to take care of those residents” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The government demolished 10 illegal housing structures in the Farm shantytown on Abaco over the weekend, as it continues its third phase of eradicating such dwellings throughout the country. Deputy […]

DOUBLE STANDARD: Shantytown demolition targets perceived Haitians and not Bahamians, claims rights group

HRB: Bahamians in “traditional” communities where same issues exist are left alone “Once again, we urge the FNM to stop embarrassing the country on the global stage” NASSAU, BAHAMAS —  Human Rights Bahamas (HRB) yesterday condemned the government for “continuing to manufacture and perpetuate a humanitarian crisis in Abaco”, as demolition of shantytowns on the […]