Pintard criticizes government over Saudi Loan and non-compliance with Procurement Act

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Opposition leader Michael Pintard is slamming the Davis administration over recent comments regarding a $70 million Saudi loan and the government’s delay in complying with the Procurement Act.  Pintard said in a statement, “Instead of doing the right thing and offering a heartfelt apology for them breaking the law yet again by […]

Silver Airways launches direct flights from Orlando into North Eleuthera and Abaco

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Ministry of Tourism has announced that Silver Airways, a major provider of routes between The Bahamas and Florida, is expanding its service with the introduction of two new non-stop flights.  On Saturday May 20, 2023, the airline launched a direct service from Orlando, Florida to both North Eleuthera International Airport and Leonard […]

Groundbreaking documentary on gender inequality enjoys successful premiere

NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Groundbreaking Documentary on Gender Inequality in The Bahamas is garnering tremendous support from a successful premiere and is stimulating conscious dialogue, national discussion, and broad-based advocacy. Since the Premiere Showing in April, screens across New Providence and Grand Bahama will simultaneously feature the film May 20-24, in almost sold-out venues. […]

BCA President: Poor work ethic among young Bahamians in construction

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Bahamian Contractors Association President said yesterday that younger Bahamians in the construction industry need to demonstrate greater consistency and commitment to their craft, citing this as one of the primary reasons foreign laborers have infiltrated the sector. “We are having a hard time finding consistent Bahamian skilled labor,” said Leonard Sands, speaking […]

Bell: Officials investigating Bahamian companies suspected of being fronts for foreign entities

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Labour and Immigration Minister Keith Bell that officials are looking into a few instances where Bahamian companies are suspected to have been ‘fronting’ for foreign entities, with the Bahamian Contractors Association president indicating that the issue is a serious concern for the construction industry.  Leonard Sands, the Bahamian Contractors Association president noted […]

Bahamas’ huge Blue Economy potential takes center stage in Monaco

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Bahamas took center stage during this year’s Monaco Oceans Week, where stakeholders and international experts gathered to share analysis of major threats to the world’s marine environments, discuss methods of preserving oceans, and brainstorm exciting new opportunities for building profitable Blue economies in climate threatened jurisdictions.  The annual week of meetings, […]

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION: Clearing banks president says industry must continue digital push

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Clearing Banks Association yesterday noted that the financial services sector is undergoing a significant digital transformation which has been accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic and the emergence of fintech, adding that the industry must continue to introduce new electronic and digital channels to meet the needs of their customers. Roger Archer, […]

WHO steps up research guidelines on violence against women

Data collection helps inform policies and programmes  NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Following a meeting of international experts in Geneva, the World Health Organization (WHO) intends to release upgraded guidelines for researching violence against women including the use of remote technologies. Under the theme, “Re-visiting safety and ethical recommendations for in-person and remote research on violence against […]

Nassau Sunrise and Basketball Smiles collab to ignite the passion for Basketball

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Some 200 campers attended this year’s Basketball Smiles camp, according to its president Sam Nichols. “This year’s Basketball Smiles Camp was such a tremendous experience,” Nichols said. “It was so great this year to see boys and girls laughing and playing together again after a two-year shutdown by Covid.  We had around 200 […]

UNESCO highlights opportunities to enhance national development

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Bahamas National Commission for United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has announced several ongoing initiatives to enhance national development. Among them are a workshop on climate action and climate awareness for public school students, a project to develop an Intangible Cultural Heritage Inventory, and a project for Safeguarding Living […]

Work progressing on Village Road Improvement Project

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – While motorists constantly adjust to the road changes, work on the Village Road Improvement Project is making progress.  The project is designed to rehabilitate, improve the level of service, and execute upgrades to various buried utilities on 0.9 miles of roadway on Village Road between St. Andrew’s Drive and Montagu Beach. New […]

INJUNCTION: Supreme Court judge orders airport workers to return to work

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Airport Authority workers have been hit with a restraining order blocking them from participating in any form of industrial action due to a Supreme Court injunction. The interlocutory injunction was granted against the Bahamas Public Service Union by Justice Denise Lewis-Johnson last night, according to Director Of Labour Robert Farquharson. Hundreds of […]