‘GIVE US MORE TIME’: Abaco needs three to five-year extension on recovery concessions, says Chamber head

“We can’t get anything done in six months” Hutton says construction, housing and banking remain challenges to Hurricane Dorian recovery on Abaco MARSH HARBOUR, ABACO — Abaco needs a three to five-year extension on concessions related to Hurricane Dorian recovery, according to its Chamber of Commerce president, Ken Hutton. Hutton, who was addressing the 17th […]

“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 […]

MASTER PLAN FOR GB: New minister says govt intends to ‘hit the ground running’ in revitalizing second city

Grand Lucayan and airport among the key areas to be looked at, says Moxey FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA — Minister for Grand Bahama Ginger Moxey said the Davis administration has a master plan for the island’s redevelopment and revitalization, noting: “We’re going to hit the ground running.” In an interview with Eyewitness News, Moxey noted that […]

TAKING FLIGHT: Berry Islands get new airline service

Twice weekly flights between Ft Lauderdale and Berry Islands  BERRY ISLANDS, BAHAMAS — Within weeks of launching its inaugural flights between Nassau and Fort Lauderdale on Cessna Caravan EX planes, Tropic Ocean Airways has hit another milestone. On Thursday, September 2, the airline relaunched weekly scheduled service between Fort Lauderdale and Great Harbour Cay in the Berry […]

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 […]

MORE JOIN THE UNEMPLOYMENT LINE: Morton Salt terminates 24 employees

TUC president calls alleged redundancy pay breach “criminal” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Morton Salt has terminated 24 long-standing employees at its Inagua facility, citing the “long-term viability” of the operation as the reason for the staff reduction. This comes as the company, which was recently purchased by California investment firm Stone Canyon Industries, laid off 40 […]

“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 […]

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 […]