The Department of Inland Revenue (DIR) is continuing its efforts to
improve ease of doing business by helping to speed up the process for
entrepreneurs to start a new business. Provisional licences are now
available for what the Department has termed “low-risk” businesses. It
is granted as part of the business licence application process.
businesses include home-based businesses, sole proprietors and other
small businesses in non-regulated sectors. These types of businesses
make up the bulk of small business start-ups...
Have you realized that it is possible and more affordable than you
expected to own and enjoy a piece of island living? Want to help
showcase the idyllic paradise, vibrant culture, and laid back, friendly
lifestyle that is The Bahamas? We want to hear from you! In particular, expats who have recently purchased or are in escrow in Nassau, New Providence, or Exuma.
We are also looking for
real estate agents for the show!
Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis attended the League of
Haitian Pastors 25th International Crusade at Church of God Auditorium,
Joe Farrington Road, May 23, 2019. The Prime Minister is pictured at
podium addressing the congregation, as Minister of Social Services and
Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie Campbell (right) looks on.
The United States Embassy will be closed on Monday, May 27th in
observance of the U.S. Memorial Day holiday. Please be advised that the
Embassy will resume normal business operations on Tuesday, May 28th at
For any emergencies involving U.S. citizens, please
contact the U.S. Citizens Services Unit of the U.S. Embassy’s Consular
Section via telephone: 242-322-1181...
The National Insurance Board wishes to advise the public that
service levels will continue to be impacted today throughout New
Providence and the Family Islands due to significant staff absences.
the Wulff Road and Fox Hill Road locations will remain temporarily
closed. NIB Headquarters will provide a full range of services, and
customers should visit the Headquarters location on Balliou Hill Road to
obtain services in New Providence...
The bowl season will begin in the Bahamas this year as the 2019
Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl has been set for Friday, Dec. 20 at 2 p.m.
The longest-running international bowl game in college
football history will play its sixth edition once again in Nassau’s
15,000-seat Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium, and the game will be
broadcast in the United States for the sixth consecutive year by ESPN...
Murder suspect to be charged: Police are pleased to announce that two adult males will be formally
charged in Magistrate Court at 12:00 noon on Friday, 24th May, 2019 in
connection with two homicide investigations...
Victim identified: Police have officially identified the male who was discovered dead
on Sunday, 19th May, 2019 at Port New Providence, as Danny Roy Lee, 29
years of Great Britain. An autopsy will be performed to determine the
exact cause of his death...
Illegal firearm recovered: According to reports, shortly after 6:00pm Thursday, 23rd May, 2019,
Anti-Gang and Firearms Officers, acting on information conducted a
search of a bushy area on Quarry Mission Road and recovered a 9
millimeter pistol and 4 rounds of ammunition...
Sandpiper Beach Bar & Grill at Coral Beach Hotel invites you to come on out and enjoy delicious
Authentic Bahamian and American Cuisine in a
beautiful oceanfront setting.
Choose from dishes such as Stir Fried Shrimp, Shrimp Caesar, Conch
Fritters, Mahi Mahi Caesar, Stuffed Burger, Cracked Conch, Grilled
Lobster, Loaded Fries and more! Enjoy with your favorite Bahamian
Check out hour
Happy Hour from 4pm - 7pm
Sandpiper Bar & Grill open Sun - Thurs 11am - 8pm/ Fri - Sat 11am - 10pm...
Governor General, Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling
attended the Methodist Church in the Caribbean and the Americas (MCCA)
Council Meeting Opening Service, May 22, 2019 at Rhodes Memorial
Methodist Church. Photos show the Governor General, Presentation of
Flags, and Parade of Clergy. The theme of the council meeting is,
"Facing The Task Unfinished: Imagine."
The country is gearing up to celebrate its 46th Anniversary of
Independence on July 10. As the nation prepares for the milestone, the
Independence Anniversary Planning Committee advises the public of an
array of activities being scheduled to commemorate this important
Chairman of the 46th Independence Anniversary Planning
Committee, Mr. Mark Humes, along with committee members, held a press
conference at the Paul Farquharson Conference Centre, Police
Headquarters, on Thursday, May 23, to make the announcement...
It was a celebratory mood as Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert
Minnis officially opened the General Post Office in its new location,
Town Centre Mall in the heart of the island of New Providence.
members read poetry and sang songs, complemented with entertainment by
the Royal Bahamas Police Force Pop Band – all in celebration of
relocating to the new premises. Also present were Cabinet Ministers,
Senators, senior public officials and other invited guests...
The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture held an opening ceremony for
the 35th annual Frank "Pancho" Rahming Primary School Track and Field
Championships, May 22, 2019 at the Thomas A. Robinson Sports Centre.
Athletes from over 60 primary schools throughout the country
participated in a March-Past and were welcomed by the Ministry's
Director of Sports, Tim Munnings, who acknowledged that "this is the
largest number of participating schools." Some schools were first time
participants. Under Secretary of the Ministry, Renee Bullard, officially
opened the event on behalf of Minister of Youth Sports and Culture, the
Hon. Lanisha Rolle. Participating athletes are pictured during their
Discount Air Condition Supplies recently partnered with The Bahamas
Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) to host a workshop
introducing contractors and BTVI’s heating, ventilation and air
conditioning (HVAC) instructors and students to a new pre-insulated duct
system for central air systems.
The PIR-ALU is
produced by Kingspan Insulation, S.A., a leading manufacturer of
premium and high performance rigid insulation products and insulated
systems for building fabric and building services applications.
Young excellence was on full display at The Bahamas Primary School
Student of the Year Foundation’s 23rd Awards ceremony on Saturday.
123 students honoured at the event was Meagan Storr, who placed in the
top 25 per cent and received a CIBC FirstCaribbean-sponsored $2,000
scholarship to any secondary institution of her choice. Meagan, who
attends The Meridian School, chose Windsor Preparatory School near
Hundreds of audience members cheered and
danced as Bahamian vocalists joined with the Brick City Band for an
high-energy performance on stage recently, at the Guirui Theatre, during the Beijing International Horticultural Exhibition 2019 (Beijing Expo), Yanqing District, The People's Republic of China.
"Believe" Thompson, Freddie Munnings, Jr., and Angel Reckley got the crowd electrified with Brick City Band members
Julian Darville, Jackson Jeffer, Treco Johnson and
Chineko Andrews. The team of visiting musicians will be performing a number of live performances in Beijing, through May 27, 2019...
Shawn Saunders age 47 years of #36 Perth Lane, South Bahamia, was
arraigned on Thursday 23rd May 2019, before Deputy Chief Magistrate
Debbye Ferguson in Magistrate Court #1, on (2) counts of Attempted
Murder. He was not required to enter a plea, the matter was adjourned to
the 5th September 2019 for trial. Bail was denied and he was remanded
to the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services until trial...