The United Nations raises concerns over conditions of the prison, detention center and juvenile correctional homes

NASSAU, BAHAMAS- Members of the United Nations who conducted an assessment of various government agencies, including the Bahamas Department of Corrections (BDOCS), The Detention Center, the Simpson Penn School for Boys, and the Willimae Pratt School for Girls have expressed grave concerns regarding the conditions to those facilities. One of the issues raised by Dr. […]

Request for proposals launched to provide electricity within the Family Islands

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Government officially launched its Request For Proposals (RFP), inviting independent power generation companies to vie for a chance to provide electricity within the Family Islands. Energy Minister Jobeth Coleby-Davis says government plans to revamp power generation on several Family Islands through the use of microgrids, clean fuel and renewables. Prime Minister Philip […]

Culture Minister apologizes for Junkanoo ticket challenges

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Culture Minister Mario Bowleg extended apologies to the general public today over the challenges experienced while attempting to purchase Junkanoo tickets. He says while the digitization of Junkanoo ticket sales has presented its challenges, “challenges are expected, but, will not deter government from moving forward with digitizing the entire process.”

Court of Appeal rules in favour of Andros land owner over Water and Sewerage Corp ‘trespass’

NASSAU, BAHAMAS- —The Court of Appeal has ordered that the Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC) compensate a woman for trespassing by installing water supply equipment on her property and overturned a judge’s ruling that she return a $20,000 cheque from the corporation, which had been an initial payment for using a portion of her land. […]

GBPA president says Grand Bahama “finally joining the party” as tourism numbers improve

NASSAU, BAHAMAS- The President of the Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) highlighted the island’s significant improvement in tourism performance, declaring that it is “finally joining the party.” Ian Rolle, GBPA president while addressing the Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association’s (BHTA) annual general meeting noted that the island’s tourism sector has seen a significant improvement over […]

Out island resorts report room nights sold at nearly 80 percent of 2019 levels

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Total room nights sold for Bahamas Out Island Promotion Board (BOIPB) member properties between January and October reached 79 percent of 2019 levels, while room revenue during the same period was at 99 percent in comparison. Kerry Fountain, the BOIPB’s executive director, while addressing the Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association’s (BHTA) annual […]

Bahamas Waste celebrates continued support of Nassau Rowing Club

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Bahamas Waste continues to celebrate its nine-year partnership with Nassau Rowing Club, through a renewed commitment to ensuring the organization’s sanitation needs are met year-round.  At the club’s Lake Cunningham site, Bahamas Waste has provided public toilet or “porta-potty” facilities, in addition to waste bins for the club’s members and guests, with […]

Baha Mar fully booked heading into 2024

  NASSAU, BAHAMAS-Baha Mar’s Senior Vice President of Government Relations Robert Sands has revealed that the resort is benefitting from the surge in tourism business as the property is booked to capacity heading into the new year. Sands also revealed that Baha Mar is seeking to meet the needs of the growing “family,” market with […]

URCA to make ‘inquiries’ after Cable Bahamas customers complain over NFL games being blocked

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA) says it is “making its own inquiries” after being bombarded with complaints from irate Cable Bahamas customers over National Football League games being blocked on Sunday.  The regulator said: “The Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA) is aware of Cable Bahamas customers having National Football League […]