MORE FLIGHTS: OPM comms. dir. says gov’t will continue to promote country through travel

Rahming says no one wanted Minnis at their event anyway NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Communications Director Latrae Rahming said the government has taken the position to travel to promote its climate change position and will seek to continue those global relations. Rahming was responding to criticisms from former Prime Minister Hubert Minnis over the Davis administration’s […]

“Cautious and prudent policy stance”: Davis says expect inflation throughout the fiscal year

NASSAU, BAHAMAS —  The government expects there will be increasing inflation pressures in the upcoming fiscal year as the war in Eastern Europe deepens with global sanctions inflicted on Russia. The latest hit to the Kremlin has been to Moscow’s oil exports with the United Kingdom announcing that it would phase out Russian oil imports […]

DON’T GO IT ALONE: FNM senator supports sanctions on Russia if done as a collective with other nations

Former foreign affairs minister: Impact of sanctions from Bahamas alone would be ‘very negligible’  NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Former Foreign Affairs Minister Darren Henfield said yesterday that any decision to impose sanctions on Russia amidst the ongoing invasion of Ukraine should be done in concert with CARICOM and other regional partners. Henfield’s comment comes after the US […]

CALL FOR FORCE: US Embassy urges Bahamas to impose sanctions on Russia

UN Security Council unlikely to pass resolution on Russian sanctions Foreign affairs minister says Bahamas can take action at formal request of another state NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The US Embassy yesterday commended the government of The Bahamas for taking an “independent and forceful” stance against the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and encouraged the country to […]

NOT OUR FIGHT: National Security minister assures no local security concerns over Russia-Ukraine conflict

“Very little” The Bahamas can do if Russian nuclear weapons are released NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Minister of National Security Wayne Munroe said yesterday there are currently no security concerns as it relates to the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict in eastern Europe. Munroe’s comments came as the Russian military assault on Ukraine continued into its fifth day […]

US helps make corrections safer; donates state-of-the-art body scanner, X-ray machine and radio equipment

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The United States delivered nearly $300,000 of advanced imaging and scanning technology and radio equipment to the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services (BDOCS) Facility in Nassau. The donation is part of a long-term collaboration between the US Embassy’s Office of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement and BDOCS to strengthen Bahamian law enforcement […]


NASSAU, BAHAMAS — On Thursday, February 24, the United States and The Bahamas jointly announced the first US Transportation Security Administration TSA PreCheck lane ever to be established outside of the United States, at Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) in Nassau, The Bahamas. TSA PreCheck will make The Bahamas an even more attractive destination for […]

VINDICATED: PM says his hunch in opposition about Kanoo travel visa contract was “manifested” by auditor general’s report

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Prime Minister Philip Davis said yesterday that he feels vindicated after an auditor general’s report revealed several discrepancies with The Bahamas travel health visa (BTHV) prorate launched under the Minnis administration. While in opposition, Davis and the Progressive Liberal Party were continuously critical of the program and called on the government to provide […]

TAKING TOO LONG: US moves to end pre-clearance at GB airport over slow reconstruction

DPM: Govt not “sitting on our hands” about GB airport NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The United States government has initiated a process to cease pre-clearance operations at the Grand Bahama airport due to the ongoing indefinite suspension of the service and slow state of the airport’s reconstruction, it was revealed yesterday. Deputy Prime Minister Chester Cooper, […]

‘Send them back immediately’: Govt. wants to repatriate irregular migrants at sea

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Minister of Immigration Keith Bell advised yesterday that the government is considering amending the Immigration Act to allow law enforcement officers to repatriate migrants at sea. Bell made the revelation to reporters outside the House of Assembly when asked about the recent uptick in interdictions. “We have seen a steady flow,” he […]

BACK TO LEVEL THREE: CDC flags rising COVID-19 infections, US State dept warns to reconsider travel

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The US State Department is again warning its citizens to reconsider travel to The Bahamas in an increased travel advisory prompted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) raising the country to a Level 3 due to the high level of infections. Health officials recorded 315 cases on Monday, taking […]

HIT THE BRAKES: Ministry of Tourism suspends mandatory RT-PCR testing for entry of fully vaxxed travelers

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Bahamas has suspended the planned mandatory RT-PCR testing requirement for vaccinated travelers, according to the Ministry of Tourism. The policy turnaround follows a warning last week from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that advised Bahamians to expect delays in obtaining COVID test results and flight cancelations during the holiday period due […]

Bahamas ranks among top 10 in-demand countries for travel among US tourists

Bahamas ranks #7, in between Jamaica and Turks & Caicos NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A survey conducted by a US travel site found The Bahamas continues to be one of the most popular vacation destinations amongst American tourists. The study, by ParkSleepFly, analyzed Google search data for flights, vacations and hotels in popular tourist destinations around […]