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HFM outbreak ‘will get worse’

AN outbreak of Hand, Foot and Mouth disease is affecting young children in the country, Health Minister Dr Duane Sands confirmed yesterday.

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Swimming pigs perk up tourism

EXUMA’s famed swimming pigs was named as a major factor behind the back-to-back record year success of one of the country’s most exclusive resorts.

Extend work permit 'fast track' to locals, Government urged

THE Government has been urged by a governance reformer to extend its ‘fast track’ work permit process to all Bahamian-owned businesses and industries suffering from “a skills gap”.Robert Myers, a principal with the Organisation for Responsible Govern

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G-League Draft: 'Chicken' and Zane join NBA minor league franchises

DANRAD “Chicken” Knowles and Zane Knowles became the latest Bahamians to join National Basketball Association minor league franchises when they heard their names called at the NBA G-League Draft.Danrad was selected by the Grand Rapids Drive with the

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PM Thunderbird should be eligible to sail

THE majority of a five-member inspection committee by the Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources have deemed the newly reconstructed PM Thunderbird seaworthy and should be eligible to sail in the various regattas.Three members of the committee,

DPM: Grand Lucayan deal 'won't throw Budget out of whack'

THE Government’s bid to acquire the Grand Lucayan resort will “not throw the Budget out of whack”, the Deputy Prime Minister expressing hope it can be partially re-opened for the 2017-2018 winter season.K P Turnquest told Tribune Business that the pl

AML 'pauses' Carl's Jr expansion strategy

AML Foods yesterday confirmed it had “paused” the expansion of its Carl’s Jr hamburger franchise, after failing to yet generate the return on investment (ROI) it is targeting.Gavin Watchorn, the BISX-listed food and franchise group’s president and ch

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Mario Ford hosting youth development programme

AFTER completing another successful summer baseball camp on Windsor Park, Mario Ford decided to provide another avenue for the young boys in the inner city communities to develop their skills by hosting a youth development programme.The eight-week pr