Central Bank announces technical developments, upgrades for mobile wallet holders

NASSAU, BAHAMAS- The Bank of The Bahamas (BOB) will soon become the latest authorised financial institution (AFI)  to begin providing SandDollar wallet services to customers in a targeted and phased rollout according to the Central Bank, with the regulator also revealing technical developments and upgrades for mobile wallet providers. In a recently released public update […]

ABSOLUTE SENSE: Governance reformer backs PM’s call for “vigilance and frugality.”

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A governance reformer yesterday backed Prime Minister Davis’ call for vigilance and frugality in light continued heightened level of inflation, noting that it “makes absolute sense”. Hubert Edwards, head of the Organization for Responsible Governance (ORG) economic development committee, told Eyewitness News that with this nation being a net importer of inflation and […]

Reparations committee to host panel to mark International Day of People of African Descent

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Bahamas National Reparations Committee is co-hosting a panel discussion on race to commemorate the International Day of People of African Descent. The BNRC is staging the event alongside the Bahamas Member of the UN Permanent Forum for People of African Descent and Equality Bahamas. Director of Equality Bahamas Alicia Wallace said: […]

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 […]

Woman dies in alleged drowning

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Police are investigating an alleged drowning incident that claimed the life of a 38-year-old woman yesterday. According to police, the woman was at a vacation resort in western New Providence sometime around 4.22pm. The victim was a 38-year-old resident of Bacardi Road. “Preliminary reports indicate that a female employee was operating a […]