Cat Island festival & regatta to resume; other islands could follow suit

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Prime Minister Philip Brave Davis recently announced that the Cat Island Rake n’ Scrape Festival and Regatta would resume this year. Minister of Agriculture, Marine Resources and Family Island Affairs Clay Sweeting, who was on hand for the prime minister’s announcement in Cat Island, said his ministry is excited. “Regattas, homecomings and […]

VINDICATED: PM says his hunch in opposition about Kanoo travel visa contract was “manifested” by auditor general’s report

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Prime Minister Philip Davis said yesterday that he feels vindicated after an auditor general’s report revealed several discrepancies with The Bahamas travel health visa (BTHV) prorate launched under the Minnis administration. While in opposition, Davis and the Progressive Liberal Party were continuously critical of the program and called on the government to provide […]

IDENTIFYING LEARNING GAPS: Govt to assess impact of COVID-related education losses on students

Schools to return with hybrid model in second week of January NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The government will launch an assessment and placement program for public schools to determine the impact of the loss of education during the COVID-19 pandemic, said Minister of Education Glenys Hanna-Martin yesterday. During a press conference announcing the resumption of hybrid […]

THE PEOPLE ARE SAYING ‘NO’: Advocacy group calls for rejection of GB power company’s rate increase proposal

“We have been advocating for years for electricity costs to be lowered on the island” FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA — A Grand Bahama advocacy group yesterday argued that any proposed rate increase for the island’s power company should be rejected, noting that the economic and social condition of the island is “the worst it has ever […]

TOUGH SELL: Advocacy group slams GBPC’s rate increase proposal as “insensitive” and “out of touch”

GBPC says rate hike undesirable but necessary to maintain operations Coalition of Concerned Citizens prepared to protest “at a level we have never done before” FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA — An advocacy group has slammed the Grand Bahama Power Company (GBPC) as being “insensitive” and “out of touch” over a four percent rate increase application. The […]

‘IT COMES TO STEAL, KILL AND DESTROY’: Inagua hurting over continued loss of residents to COVID-19

“On the island, everybody feels the death of the person… If it hasn’t impacted you yet, it will impact you in some way” Inagua resident believes lockdowns could have helped prevent surge NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Residents on Inagua are mourning the sixth person from the island to succumb to COVID-19 symptoms, with relatives and family […]

TAKE RESPONSIBILITY: Former health minister says decisions today have led to Family Island surges

“This is when you have political pronouncements taking place before a campaign and then after you would have won a government” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Former Minister of Health Renward Wells said yesterday that the Davis-led government has to take responsibility for the repercussions of its decisions to ease restrictions. Wells dismissed Foreign Affairs Minister Fred […]

HEFTY HURRICANE CLEANUP BILL: Roughly $17 million spent on Abaco debris management to date

“We have to find ways to monetize this debris and move it from Abaco because if there is another storm, debris will be everywhere” MARSH HARBOUR, ABACO — Nearly $10 million has been spent on debris management and $7.3 million on community cleanup on Abaco, according to Aviation Director Algernon Cargill. Cargill had been appointed […]

“ENCOURAGING FIRST STEP”: Abaco chamber welcomes housing proposal and other infrastructure initiatives

Govt reviewing 150 house-building proposals for Abaco Davis said his govt focused on “the ongoing suffering of the people” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Abaco Chamber of Commerce Director Krista Albury said yesterday Prime Minister Philip Brave Davis’ announcement that the government is reviewing a housing proposal for 150 homes is a “breath of fresh air”. “I […]

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 […]