Evacuation\Weather Notice

Residents currently residing in East Grand Bahama are advised that a Tropical Storm will pass Grand Bahama tomorrow afternoon (September 13th, 2019) across East End, Grand Bahama. Winds will be about 30 – 35 MPH with heavy rains resulting in possible flooding on low lying areas. Those with compromised roofs or damaged buildings should make […]

PM: Ingraham declined offer of “major assignment”

Former PM Christie was also approached to serve, says Minnis NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis said yesterday he was surprised and disappointed by former Prime Ministers Perry Christie and Hubert Ingraham’s “misleading statements”, which he called an unnecessary distraction. “The Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas is leading the largest natural […]

10,000 students displaced by Hurricane Dorian

The registration process will run until mid-October NASSAU, BAHAMAS- Ten thousands students have been displaced by catastrophic Hurricane Dorian, which decimated Abaco and Grand Bahama just over a week ago, according to the Ministry of Education. The ministry said yesterday that in partnership with the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), the government of […]

BTC suspends VSEP exercise

BTC CEO: VSEP “not our focus right” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) has suspended its voluntary separation exercise (VSEP), its chief executive Garfield “Garry” Sinclair said yesterday. Sinclair, who was speaking at a National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) press conference on Thursday, said, “We did initiate a VSEP process right before the […]

Bahamian NBA players continue to collect donations for Hurricane Dorian relief

NASSAU, BAHAMAS- Elite Bahamian National Basketball Association (NBA) players continue to use their platforms to secure donations for victims of Hurricane Dorian. Longtime national team members Buddy Hield and Deandre Ayton have both hosted donation drives in Sacramento and Phoenix respectively after pledging $100,000 each to the relief effort. Hield also recently appeared on ESPN’s […]

Grand Bahama Shipyard reopens to welcome first vessel since Dorian

Work begins today on first commercial vessel; shipyard remains on track to receive first cruise ship in early October NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Grand Bahamas Shipyard has reported that it sustained no significant damage during Hurricane Dorian and has resumed its operations. The company has welcomed back its first commercial vessel, the 57,062-ton Agathonissos owned […]

A time for national action

PM acknowledges The Bahamas “cannot face this tragedy alone” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — As he pledged to rebuild lives and remake Abaco and Grand Bahama even stronger after those islands were struck by one of the “greatest tragedies in our history”, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis last night discouraged criticisms of those who he said continue […]

AG: Forty money laundering convictions since 2015

Bahamas has “significantly addressed money-laundering and terror financing deficiencies NASSAU, BAHAMAS- There have been 40 money laundering convictions in The Bahamas over the past four years, Attorney General Carl Bethel revealed yesterday, noting that the Royal Bahamas Police Force has placed an “intentional focus” on money laundering investigations and prosecutions. Bethel, who was addressing the […]