BOTHERSOME AND WRONG: Relatives warn of fake fundraising pages for man who damaged Columbus statue

Funds raised for Shervandaze “Archangel” Smith to either help him or support removal of colonial statues “He is passionate about what he feels; he is passionate about his beliefs” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Desiree Aranha-Rahming, the cousin of Shervandaze Smith, who was charged with trespassing and damaging the Christopher Columbus statue at Government House, alerted the […]

EXPUNGED: 31 of 200 applications get expungement to date

Nine individuals on GB get records expunged NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Of the 200 applicants that have applied to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Committee to date, 31 individuals have had their records expunged, according to the committee chairman Paul Farquharson. Farquharson highlighted the work of the committee during its two-year tenure during a press conference yesterday. […]

UP FOR DISCUSSION: Cabinet to consider colonial monuments after man partially tears down Columbus statue

PM expects those responsible for damage to be lawfully dealt with “There is a loud cry for us to ensure that our history is properly represented” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Prime Minister Philip Brave Davis said yesterday that he empathizes with those who would wish for the reminders of The Bahamas’ colonial past to be removed, […]

STAY HOME: Former Health minister urges country to be disciplined as health system strained by latest surge

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Former Health minister Dr Duane Sands today sounded the alarm that the country’s “overburdened” health system was experiencing what appears to be another COVID-19 surge. The Ministry of Health is closely monitoring the coronavirus situation in Inagua, which has 23 active cases and 34 people in quarantine. Officials also confirmed another four […]

SANDS: Occupancy expected to surge past 85 percent as leisure travel rebounds pre-holiday season

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Although the sector is experiencing the traditional end of summer “slow period”, Baha Mar expects over 85 percent occupancy in the coming weeks ahead of Thanksgiving and Christmas, with pre-coronavirus occupancy foreshadowed as leisure travel rebounds, according to Baha Mar Senior Executive Vice President Robert ‘Sandy’ Sands. “Business at the Baha Mar […]

INVALID: Landmark Supreme Court case could nullify scores of VBIs

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A Supreme Court ruling yesterday could have far-reaching implications after it was determined a voluntary bill of indictment (VBI) signed by Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions David Bakibinga was invalid. Justice Deborah Fraser considered the legitimacy of Bakibinga’s signature on a particular VBI given that he has not been called to the […]

SWORN IN: Over 1,700 attendees at “historical” Speech from the Throne

Renovations of HOA expected to be completed by week’s end NASSAU, BAHAMAS — More than 1,700 supporters, dignitaries, civil society stakeholders, religious leaders, parliamentarians, and other government officials attended yesterday’s Opening of Parliament at Baha Mar, as the Davis administration laid out its agenda for The Bahamas over the next five years, including plans to […]

NOT LIKE THAT: Christie confident PM will utilize his experience, unlike predecessor

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Former Prime Minister Perry Christie expressed confidence yesterday that Prime Minister Philip Brave Davis will not make the same mistakes of his predecessor. He was referring to former Prime Minister Hubert Minnis, who rejected Christie’s and former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham’s assistance following Hurricane Dorian. Both former prime ministers offered to help […]

UNDER REVIEW: Gibson not formally resigned, but indicated he will not return to WSC

All public utility contracts under review NASSAU, BAHAMAS — While Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC) Chairman Adrian Gibson has not formally resigned his chairmanship, Minister of Works and Utilities Alfred Sears said the Long Island MP confirmed he will step aside and has not visited the corporation since the change in government last month. Sears […]

Charles Murphy sent on administrative leave pending “full investigation”

Doan Cleare named acting commissioner, Bernadette Murray returns to BDOCS NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Bahamas Department of Corrections Services Commissioner Charles Murphy has been placed on administrative leave, pending “a full investigation into several issues”, according to Minister of National Security Wayne Munroe. In a statement, Munroe said there were three areas of concern, including a […]

“Serious challenges” at Port-de-Paix airport holding up repatriations from Bahamas

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Minister of Immigration Keith Bell said yesterday that the Haitian government has expressed it is having “serious technical issues with the airport” in Port-de-Paix, preventing The Bahamas from beginning the repatriation of migrants being held in the southern Bahamas. Over 400 migrants were expected to be repatriated yesterday morning. More than 1,000 […]