Govt monitoring GBPC, Cooper family standoff

NASSAU, BAHAMAS –  Minister of State for Grand Bahama Kwasi Thompson set the record straight on Tuesday following suggestions by critics that for weeks, government turned a blind eye to the power theft allegations that were levied by the Grand Bahama Power Company (GBPC). The said allegations led to the recent disconnection of several fast […]

St. George’s Jaguars victors in NHSBC

MVP Grene scores 22 points and 17 rebounds The St. Georges Jaguars claimed victory in the hotly contested 2019 National High School Basketball Championships (NHSBC), which wrapped up in Grand Bahama Monday night. In the marquee match of the night, the Jaguars took down the Tabernacle Falcons in a tightly contested game to secure the boys […]

Eight injured at Grand Bahama shipyard

FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA – Chaos erupted at the Grand Bahama shipyard on Monday after a crane collapsed at the shipyard’s dry dock. According to Grand Bahama police, eight employees were injured but none of the injuries were life threatening. At the time of the collapse, repairs were reportedly being carried out on the Oasis of […]

“Life is about risks”, D’Aguilar says about Grand Lucayan

Government’s $65 million acquisition of the Grand Lucayan resort will not include the three properties on the hotel strip, according to Minister of Tourism Dionisio D’Aguilar. D’Aguilar revealed during government’s recent tour of the struggling Grand Bahama property, that while the Lighthouse remains open, the government will only be making repairs to and opening the […]

Nassau man wanted for GB murder

Officers of the Central Detective Unit (CDU) in Grand Bahama need your help locating Valentino Auston Pratt, 22,  also known as T-boy. Pratt is wanted for questioning in connection with murder. The Nassau resident is described as standing between 6’1 – 6’2″ inches tall, is of dark brown complexion and slim build. His last known […]

Grand Lucayan owners hold on to insurance money

Had Grand Lucayan hotel owners Hutchinson Whampoa reinvested the insurance monies it received into the property following the 2016 hurricanes, the resort might have remained open.   That, according to Tourism Minister Dioniso D’agular who stated on Wednesday that government remains optimistic that partnerships that once existed with the Memories Resort at Our Lucaya including the Sunwing […]

Charred remains discovered in burned building

Investigators from the Central Detective Unit (CDU) are today investigating the discovery of charred remains, found amongst the rubble of a building that burned down in Pinedale, Eight Mile Rock, Grand Bahama. Officers attached to Grand Bahama Fire Services told Eyewitness News that they responded to a fire at a single story wooden structure around 1 o’clock […]

PharmaChem to manufacture two new drugs

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis said yesterday he was “impressed” with PharmaChem Technologies and is eager to see what the plant will produce in the future. PharmaChem currently produces the active ingredient of a particular drug that treats over one million HIV patients. An additional two drugs will be added to its roster thanks to the […]

Govt. hush on OBAN forgery

Hanna Martin, Moultrie go head to head in House   When parliamentarians met for their usual sitting in the House of Assembly on Wednesday, the elephant in the room – the forged signing of the $5.5 billion OBAN Energies heads of agreement – was clear however, members of the governing side refused to address it. […]

Potential GB investments promoted

Senator leads trade meetings in U.S.   Minister of State for Grand Bahamas Senator Kwasi Thompson is currently heading trade mission to Washington, D.C. for a series of meetings with U.S. companies, U.S. government officials, U.S. Chambers of  Commerce and the business community, in an effort to attract business and investment to The Bahamas and in particular, Grand Bahama. “I […]

GB Family Medicine conference gives impetus to Primary Care practitioners

Continued education is essential for those professionals in Family Medicine in order for the health system to operate effectively, said Health Minister Dr. the Hon. Duane Sands, during the official opening of the first Family Medicine Conference yesterday. Held at Pelican Bay resort, the one-day conference was hosted by the Grand Bahama Health Services Family […]

Oban Energies begins meetings in Grand Bahama

Preliminary discussion on the environmental impact assessment (EIA) of the $5.5 billion oil refinery and storage facility by Oban Energies began in Grand Bahama yesterday. Oban engineers and environmental teams, met with the Bahamas Environment Science & Technology (BEST) Commission and local government committee members for East Grand Bahama at the Office of the Prime […]

$4 billion to be injected into GB economy

Grand Bahama is set for a major economic boost according to Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon Hubert Minnis, who announced in Parliament yesterday that an estimated $4 billion will be injected into its economy in short order. Slated as an oil refinery and storage facility east of the island, the approved project is being facilitated […]

10 injured in GB traffic accident

Police in Grand Bahama are investigating a traffic accident that has left a number of persons with injuries. Reports are that on Wednesday January 31, 2018 shortly after 3:00 pm, a traffic accident occurred off East Grand Bahama Highway, involving a yellow 1965 Mercedes Benz Unimog with 10 occupants, when the vehicle overturned. All occupants […]