BETRAYAL: PM and Smith express disappointment in each other over Paradise Island land handling

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Prime Minister Philip Davis said yesterday that he now feels “betrayed, deeply disappointed and disturbed” by recent comments by a local entrepreneur seeking  to undertake a development on the western end of Paradise Island, as he again dismissed Opposition criticism that he had “flip-flopped” on the Royal Caribbean deal. Opposition leader Michael […]

Survey outlines “startling” findings over poor individual health in the country

NASSAU, BAHAMAS —  A 2019 National Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) Risk Factor STEPS Survey has outlined what Health and Wellness Minister Dr Michael Danville described yesterday as “startling” findings regarding poor individual health in the country and major gaps in this nation’s public healthcare system. Darville told Parliament yesterday that the 2019 National Non- Communicable Disease (NCD) […]

PM: Government turning talk into action over international arbitration hub ambitions

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Prime Minister Philip Davis said yesterday that his administration is “turning talk into action” by advancing legislation to establish this jurisdiction as an international arbitration hub, noting that this will help attract more foreign investment to the country. While making his contribution to the debate yesterday on the International Commercial Arbitration Bill […]

Bahamas backs Mexico’s appeal in $10 billion lawsuit against US gun manufacturers

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Bahamas is backing Mexico’s appeal over its $10 billion lawsuit seeking to hold US gun manufacturers responsible for facilitating the trafficking of deadly weapons.  Last November, a US District Court for the District of Massachusetts dismissed the case against gun manufacturers Smith & Wesson Brands Inc, Sturm Ruger & Co and […]

FTX Bahamas subsidiary branded a ‘front’ for fraudulent transfers in court filings

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Lawyers for FTX have filed a complaint in a US bankruptcy court claiming that the company’s Bahamian subsidiary FTX Digital Markets is a legal and economic ‘nullity,’ which had been merely created as a ‘front’ to facilitate fraudulent transfers. In the complaint filed against FTX Digital Markets and its joint provisional liquidators […]

Mother Pratt Foundation donates medical supplies to Ministry of Health

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Mother Pratt Foundation has donated essential medical supplies to the Ministry of Health and Wellness earmarked for clinics throughout The Bahamas. Continuing the fight against COVID-19, Cynthia “Mother” Pratt, through the assistance of donors in the United States, donated the “fighting instruments” including disinfectant, gloves, hand sanitizers, and masks, to Minister […]

Former Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Lanisha Rolle charged with bribery, conspiracy to commit fraud

Rolle granted $150k bail NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Former Youth, Sports, and Culture Minister Lanisha Rolle was charged with one count of bribery and 14 counts of conspiracy to commit fraud by false pretenses related to contracts awarded by that ministry and the National Sports Authority. Rolle, her husband Vontenken Rolle, and three others, Alfred Milton […]

A ROAD TO NOWHERE: Stakeholders lament the stagnation of Nassau’s public transportation system

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A 46-year-old woman yesterday voiced her concern about the bus industry stating that the government’s inability to correct the system negatively impacts passengers and drivers. The passenger told Eyewitness News that she feels responsible for bus drivers breaking the law when she catches the bus. “People always say bus stopping here there […]

NO WAY OUT: Abused victim urges government to increase safe houses for women

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — In lieu of National Women’s Day, an abused victim voiced her frustration with the government for not prioritizing women’s rights during CARICOM. During the three-day Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM) meeting, food security, renewable energy, and climate change advocacy were all major priorities to be addressed, however, women’s rights were not […]

Atlantis raises “significant concerns” over Royal Caribbean’s Paradise Island Beach Club approval

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Atlantis officials have expressed their disappointment with the government’s decision to proceed with Royal Caribbean International’s (RCI) beach club project, labeling the approval as “premature.” In a statement released last evening, Atlantis President Audrey Oswell urged the public to petition the Government to “put on the brakes” and conduct a thorough examination […]

“IT WILL NOT HAPPEN”: No real property tax on Bahamians in the Family Islands coming

NASSAU, BAHAMAS- Economic Affairs Minister Michael Halkitis sought to dispel concerns that the government plans to impose real property tax on Bahamian owners in the Family Islands, stating that “It will not happen.” During his contribution to the mid-year budget debate in the Senate, Halkitis referred to an article in a local newspaper that had […]

Bahamas records nearly one million visitors arrivals in January

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Bahamas continues to see a strong performance in tourism as it is on pace to “shatter” last year’s numbers and its record 2019 performance, Deputy Prime Minister Chester Cooper yesterday revealed this nation welcomed nearly one million visitors in January.  During his contribution to the mid-year budget debate yesterday, Cooper who has […]