GBUC partners with McKim & Creed for leak detection services

FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA — Timely, ongoing maintenance of the Grand Bahama Utility Company’s (GBUC) water distribution system is critical to delivering safe, reliable water to all residents. As part of its leak detection program, GBUC has collaborated with engineering and surveying firm McKim & Creed to provide leak detection services for 120 miles of water […]

DORIAN INQUEST: 59 bodies recovered after storm, 25 identified

Vast majority of victims were not identifiable NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A pathologist yesterday outlined several recommendations to the government for the handling of victims, decomposing bodies and surviving family members of national disasters, following the challenges experienced in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian. Dr. Kiko Bridgewater testified during the continuation of a coroner’s inquest into people […]

Eleuthera Business Hub now open to support small business owners and entrepreneurs on Eleuthera

Disney Cruise Line & Access Accelerator Small Business Development Centre announce small business grant program offering $5K ELEUTHERA, BAHAMAS — The Eleuthera Business Hub (EBH), a partnership between the Eleuthera Chamber of Commerce, Access Accelerator Small Business Development Centre and Disney Cruise Line, is now open to support small businesses and entrepreneurs in Central and […]

$18 MIL UPGRADE: Minnis approves climate-resilient healthcare facility project for northern Bahamas

More than a year after Hurricane Dorian, GB’s Rand renovated and recommissioned  GRAND BAHAMA, BAHAMAS — The government has allocated $18 million from the Hurricane Dorian Fund for a new climate-resilient hospital and clinic facility for Grand Bahama and the northern Bahamas, announced Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday. Rand Memorial Hospital was recommissioned yesterday, […]

Sandals Foundation to plant 10K trees by June 2022 to strengthen Caribbean environmental conservation efforts

EXUMA, BAHAMAS — As organizations around the world mobilize their networks to commemorate Earth Day on April 22, Sandals Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Sandals Resorts International (SRI), is intensifying its Caribbean conservation efforts by committing to plant 10,000 trees by June 2022. The effort forms part of a wider Caribbean Tree Planting Project coordinated […]

Bimini plane crash leaves son dead and father in hospital

BIMINI, BAHAMAS — A 59-year-old man and his 20-year-old son were the sole passengers of a plane that crashed in shallow waters in South Bimini on Friday, according to the Aircraft Accident Investigation Authority (AAIA). The aircraft crashed shortly after takeoff from Bimini International Airport at approximately 10.10pm. The son succumbed to his injuries and the […]

AML Foods announces plans to expand operations to Exuma

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — AML Foods Limited yesterday entered into an agreement to acquire the business and assets of Exuma Markets Limited, situated in Georgetown, Exuma. The transaction, which is subject to due diligence, is expected to close on May 29, 2021. The final purchase price will be determined based on the value of the assets […]

GRAND ISLE’S SILVER PANDEMIC LINING: Local market gravitating toward luxury could signal new trend in closer-to-home travel

EXUMA, BAHAMAS — If you had asked the Evans family where they planned to vacation a little more than a year ago, chances are they would have said London, Paris, Cannes, Sun Valley — anywhere but in their own backyard. The pandemic changed all that and this month, the Evans were among the many locals […]

GET OUT: Shantytown demolition to begin in two weeks; residents have 28 days to leave

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Minister of Public Works Desmond Bannister yesterday affirmed that demolition of unfinished and unoccupied structures in the shantytown known as The Farm on Abaco will be demolished in 14 days, while occupied structures will face the same fate in 28 days. Notices have been erected on newly constructed structures — outside the […]

FARM SWEEP: Govt arrests residents in shantytown; confiscates suspected stolen property

Rights Bahamas condemns the govt’s actions as “illegal, shameful spectacle” ABACO, BAHAMAS — A multi-agency operation launched in The Farm yesterday led to the arrest of irregular migrants and “other persons who are suspected of being involved in various criminal offenses”, according to the Ministry of Works. The operation follows warnings from Minister of Public Works […]

LIGHTHOUSE POINT TUG OF WAR: Disney defends project’s benefits but environmental groups say they were “brushed aside” on EIA collaboration

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Local environmental groups said last night that Disney’s Lighthouse Point development represents a “major decision” for Eleuthera and The Bahamas as a whole, noting that “the world is watching”. Bahamas Reef Environmental Educational Foundation (BREEF) Executive Director Casuarina McKinney-Lambert, during a public consultation via Zoom on the controversial project, noted: “We wrote […]

Water restoration work on Abaco on target, says WSC head

ABACO, BAHAMAS — Water restoration efforts are progressing on Abaco almost two years since the passage of Hurricane Dorian. Executive Chairman of the Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC) Adrian Gibson said the COVID-19 pandemic has created logistical issues and impeded work but the corporation is on target. “COVID has had the greatest impact. Without COVID, […]