On the heels of the controversial leasing of the Town Centre Mall from a
company in which a sitting Cabinet Minister is a major shareholder, the
Government finds itself amid another controversy. According to the
President of the Bahamas Public Service Union, the General Post Office
has engaged in a mass shredding of mails belonging to individuals,
businesses and organizations.
It is further disturbing that the
Minister responsible for the postal system in the country seems unaware
of this reckless action or is unwilling to comment on this important
The new Permanent Representative of Panama to the Organization of
American States (OAS), Salvador Sánchez González, today presented his
credentials to the Secretary General of the Organization, Luis Almagro.
the ceremony that took place at the Organization's headquarters in
Washington, DC, Ambassador Sánchez González said the defense of
democracy and the promotion of sustainable development will be two
central points of his work agenda. "Our commitment is to take the region
responsibly towards the thresholds of democratic development and
material development that our peoples demand," he said...
The Annual Parliamentary Christmas Luncheon was held today in the
Windsor Ballroom of the British Colonial Hilton, attended by Cabinet
Ministers, MPs, and Senators. The festive luncheon, with the theme,
'Christmas in Parliament,' was hosted by the President of the Senate and
the Speaker of the House of Assembly. Photos show parliamentarians in
the light mood of the season; in the group photo, Prime Minister, Dr.
the Most Hon. Hubert Minnis is pictured in the first row, centre.
The People of Saint Lucia are finally set to see the Hewanorra
International Airport Redevelopment Project take off as the Government
of Saint Lucia continues to deliver on its promise to expand and improve
This project is essential to Saint Lucia’s
overall economic growth, especially as the island continues to expand
as a leader in leisure and business travel. Prime Minister and Minister
for Finance, Economic Growth, Job Creation and External Affairs...
The House of Assembly today passed a Bill to further assist Bahamian
businesspersons. Prime Minister, Dr. the Most Hon. Hubert A. Minnis
said, today, his government is making it easier for Bahamians to enter
into and sustain their business enterprises. During the final sitting
of the House of Assembly the Prime Minister made a motion on Bill for an
Act to Amend the Business Licence Act, 2018, which passed: Bahamians
with businesses generating revenue of $100,000 or less would be exempt
from business licence fees among other provisions under the Act...
The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS)
takes note with
the greatest concern of the news coming from Venezuela
about the possibility that aircraft capable of using nuclear weapons
from Russia are in its territory. The presence of this foreign military
mission violates the Venezuelan Constitution because it has not been
authorized by the National Assembly...
The year just keeps getting better for new, young author Sierra Blair –
her latest release appearing in the iconic Atlantis resort, a courtesy
call with the Governor-General and now days away from her 15th birthday,
high praise from high-ranking education officials during a one-on-one
sit down and courtesy call at the Ministry of Education.
more than exciting, it is impressive that we have such great young minds
in our country like Sierra. I am pleased that she has the
encouragement of her parents. Sierra is beautiful, very creative and
also very courageous...
There comes a point when a would-be entrepreneur must create his or her
own opportunity and not wait for one, according to Valentino Munroe who
has built two businesses, the computer store Onit Systems and the Jumbey
“What have you been conditioned to believe you
are incapable of doing? The biggest obstacle we all have to face is
ourselves. Whatever you’re hearing in your mind, whatever that voice is
saying that is not your voice...
The cuisine of The Islands Of The Bahamas will be put on full display
from December 12 through 14 as three chefs from the Bahamas National
Culinary Team will participate in the United Nations’ Holiday Chef
Takeover in New York City.
Chefs Asteir Dean, Kevin Pratt and Celeste Smith will display holiday Bahamian favorites to hundreds of international guests.
Chef Dean, who is leading the trio, said he was excited to be have been selected...
The Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) apprehended 7 Dominican
fishermen aboard two small go-fast type boats around noon on Tuesday 11
November 2018 in the area of Little Inagua.
two Dominican boats were apprehended just off Little Inagua by RBDF
patrol craft P-129, coxswained by Petty Officer Edison Rolle, while on
routine patrol. On board were 7 Dominican fishermen, along with a
quantity of scaled fish and crawfish...
A 35 year old male was arrested by officers of the Central Detective Unit in connection with the break-in at a Financial Institution on Friday 7th December 2018.
are that on Tuesday 11th December 2018, shortly after 6:00pm, officers
of the Central Detective Unit arrest a 35 year old male in the Coral
Road area, in connection with the break-in at a Financial Institution.
He is expected to be formally arraigned before the Magistrate Court this
Consumers affected by a regulatory breach by the Bahamas
Telecommunications Company (BTC) can expect to receive a $100 credit
applied to their cellular mobile account on 12 December 2018.
credit to affected consumers is the result of a determination made by
URCA on 7 May 2018. URCA found that on 24 and 25 November 2017, BTC
failed to comply with the requirements of the rules and regulations
relating to mobile number portability causing unacceptable delays to 514
customers seeking to “port” their telephone numbers to Be Aliv Limited
Those in love with Eleuthera and all of its charms will have an
opportunity to meet and talk with Italian photographer Alessandro Sarno
who captured the idyllic beauty of the island in his newly released
photo book, Eleuthera: The Garden of Freedom and its complimenting
travel guide, White Bull on the Highway.
Sarno will host a book
signing from 11 to 1pm Saturday at Oasis Furniture, the boutique home
and décor store downstairs from Club One Fitness Centre in Sandyport’s
The Islands Of The Bahamas were the sponsors of a VIP Planners Only
Breakfast at the recent National Coalition of Black Meeting Planners
(NCBMP) 2018 Annual Conference, which took place in New Orleans, LA,
November 28 - December 1, 2018.
The Bahamas was the only
Caribbean Destination sponsor at the Conference and in keeping with the
conference theme, “Elevate, Educate, Engage,” The Bahamas Director of
Multicultural and Religious Markets, Linville Johnson...
Seventy years later, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
(UDHR) remains even more relevant than ever as we witness a rolling back
of rights around the world. The Eastern Caribbean Alliance for
Diversity and Equality (ECADE), notes with distress, the continued lack
of progress towards achieving justice and equality for all in the
eastern Caribbean, as we join the world in observing Human Rights Day
2018 and the 70th anniversary of this historic document.
“Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people in the EC
remain among the most vulnerable and at risk for marginalisation simply
for expressing their authentic selves,” says ECADE Executive Director