‘Father of Labour’ named National Hero

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — ‘Father of Labour’ Sir Randol Fawkes has been awarded the nation’s top honor of the Order of National Hero. Fawkes was instrumental in establishing the trade union movement in The Bahamas, and piloted a bill to make Labour Day an official public holiday. He played a pivotal role in the country’s track […]

COVID-19 case confirmed in New Providence

NASSAU, BAHAMAS- The Ministry of Health has confirmed a case of COVID-19 in New Providence, taking the number of cases in the country to 108. The latest case is a 40-year-old man, who reportedly has a history of travel.  The man is in isolation at home, according to the Ministry of Health. As of today, […]

Govt. bonds listed on BISX

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The listing of $3.6 billion in government bonds on the Bahamas International Stock Exchange (BISX) will improve the country’s financial market infrastructure and increase accessibility to Government-backed investments for all Bahamians, according to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance K Peter Turnquest. Turnquest said yesterday that the long awaited move was […]

Credit bureau up and running

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The country’s credit bureau is ‘up and running’, according to Central Bank Governor John Rolle, who noted the agency will be able to provide a ‘snap shot’ of a borrowers level of indebtedness. Speaking at a press conference at the Ministry of Finance yesterday, Rolle said: “The credit bureau is up and […]

Morton Salt: No significant impact from COVID-19

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Morton Salt said yesterday that there had been “no significant impact” to its Inagua operations or employee layoffs due to COVID-19. Morton Bahamas Limited employs 147 people in Inagua. Morton Salt spokesman, Paul Jackiewicz said: “At Morton Salt, the health, safety and well-being of our employees is of the utmost importance. Our enhanced health, […]