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: […]

“WE’RE NOT GOING ANYWHERE”: Bain calls on Bahamians to stand with him on Crown Land dispute

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Noting that the “countdown is on” before Bahamians occupying Crown Land for farming are “arrested by their very own government”, Coalition of Independents Leader and founder of Bahamian Evolution Lincoln Bain yesterday called on the Bahamian people to stand with him. His message to the government was clear: “This is a fight as […]

UP THE CREEK: Environmentalist says the backlog of environmental approvals remains a mystery

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Renowned environmentalist Joe Darville of Waterkeepers Bahamas and Save The Bays said yesterday that it remains a mystery why the Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources has not resolved the significant backlog of applications for approval for environmental projects, including saving the mangroves of The Bahamas. Waterkeepers Bahamas has collected close to 3,000 […]

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 […]

OPERATION NOT DISCRIMINATION: Super Value clarifies reasoning for reduced Holiday Hours at inner-city stores

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Super Value’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Debra Symonette yesterday sought to clarify the reasoning behind the food store chain’s reduced holiday hours. The popular food store released its Easter Holiday hours this week, highlighting the times the different locations will be open. The notice advised that all inner-city stores will be open […]

CHALLENGING TIMES: Fixed construction contracts “extremely difficult” over next 12 months

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A former Bahamian Contractors Association (BCA) president said yesterday that it will be “extremely difficult, if not impossible” for contractors to give fixed contracts over the next 12 months, noting that logistical and supply chain issues continue to drive materials costs up as high as 50 percent. In an interview with Eyewitness […]

GOOD FAITH TALKS: Govt will seek to “bring some relief” to petroleum dealers

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Minister of Economic Affairs Michael Halkitis said notwithstanding the expressions of “one or two” petroleum retailers, the association that represents them has made no expression to the government of an intention to strike. Prime Minister Philip Brave Davis and Halkitis are expected to meet with the association today to discuss challenges with the […]

Police return to public schools after stabbing incident

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Bahamas Union of Teachers (BUT) President Belinda Wilson yesterday applauded the government’s decision to put police officers on public school campus after a student at A.F. Adderley was stabbed and hospitalised.  In a voice note to teachers, Wilson said the move will provide another layer of protection to ensure students and teachers […]

Bahamas in talks with CARICOM on decision to impose sanctions on Russia

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Bahamas government said yesterday it is in ongoing conversations with CARICOM members states regarding sanctions recently imposed against Russia. Over the weekend, The Bahamas joined the list of western countries that have imposed sanctions on the financial resources of Russian businesses and oligarchs in the fallout from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine […]

TREAD CAREFULLY: Govt warns entities to ‘take appropriate caution’ with sanctioned Russian entities

UK to stop Russian imports by end of 2022; US bans all imports of Russian oil, gas & coal Govt discussing policy position on Russian vessels allegedly docking in The Bahamas NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Cabinet Office has issued a statement warning all entities operating in The Bahamas to take “appropriate caution” in any transactions […]

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 […]

COMMON LOFTIER GOAL: Davis calls on CARICOM members states to unite against climate change

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Prime Minister Philip Brave Davis yesterday called on Caribbean countries to join forces to address the region’s existential threat of climate change during the CARICOM-SICA Summit on Climate Change. Davis, along with a delegation, was in Belize for most of the week to attend the 33rd Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of […]