Government unveils new legislative agenda in second Speech from the Throne

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Davis administration on Wednesday outlined its new legislative agenda and pledged to prioritize expanding economic opportunities for Bahamians, enhancing education and youth development, and promoting better health and wellness among the population. In the Speech from the Throne, which Governor General Cynthia Pratt read, the Davis administration outlined several specific legislative […]

Local business owner takes aircraft ownership dispute with FTX to US bankruptcy court

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A prominent Bahamian businessman and charter flight operator is seeking a US bankruptcy court ruling that clarifies the ownership status of two aircraft acquired through financing from FTX via a ‘handshake’ agreement with its embattled founder Sam Bankman-Fried. Island Air Capital (IAC), owned by Paul Aranha, has filed for relief from the […]

Thousands of dollars worth of cocaine confiscated in San Salvador

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Police on the island of San Salvador confiscated a large quantity of suspected dangerous drugs on Saturday, September 2, 2023. Preliminary reports indicated that shortly after 3:20 p.m. acting on intelligence, officers proceeded to a fishing dock situated in Snow Bay, where they confiscated a package that contained a significant quantity of […]

Young environmentalist receives scholarship to pursue UK post-graduate degree

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Proud Grand Bahamian Ann-Marie Carroll will pursue her dream of helping create a sustainable future for The Bahamas through a fully-funded postgraduate degree as part of the first-ever group of Bahamians to be awarded a prestigious Chevening Scholarship.   As a 2023-24 Chevening Scholar, Ann-Marie will undertake a Master of Science degree […]

Groundbreaking documentary on gender inequality enjoys successful premiere

NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Groundbreaking Documentary on Gender Inequality in The Bahamas is garnering tremendous support from a successful premiere and is stimulating conscious dialogue, national discussion, and broad-based advocacy. Since the Premiere Showing in April, screens across New Providence and Grand Bahama will simultaneously feature the film May 20-24, in almost sold-out venues. […]

Atlantis denies pressuring employees to oppose Royal Caribbean’s beach club development

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Atlantis executives yesterday denied pressuring the resort’s employees to oppose Royal Caribbean International’s (RCI) $100 million beach club development, stressing that their sole focus was on ensuring that the development undergoes environmental due diligence and the natural beauty of Paradise Island remains protected. Resort executives issued a statement yesterday as the Department […]

Op-Ed: Could AI replace jobs in the Caribbean?

The exciting prospects of AI advancement cast a grim shadow on the future of formal jobs in the Caribbean. Dear Editor, The rise of artificial intelligence (AI) is exciting, to say the least. Revolutionary new technology is quickly advancing, and always improving, leaving the world to wonder just what it could become capable of next. […]