Latest stories

Tease photo

World Relays: Team Bahamas named

THE Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations has released the names of a mixture of 29 youth and experienced athletes that will represent Team Bahamas at the 2nd International Amateur Athletic Federation (IAAF) World Relays, scheduled for May 2-3 at the Thomas A Robinson Track and Field Stadium.

Tease photo

Bahamian North Pole explorers rescued and 'desperate' to get home

THE TWO Bahamian explorers who reached the North Pole last week are suffering further ordeals as they attempt to come home from the Arctic Circle.

Tease photo

400 acres ablaze in Berry Islands

A massive 400-acre bush fire in the Berry Islands that has burned over the past few days was threatening nearby homes yesterday, prompting a team from New Providence to fly to the area.

Tease photo

Museum staff not paid for three months

EMPLOYEES at the Long Island Museum have not been paid for three months and may be out of a job “very soon”, according to Long Island MP Loretta Butler Turner.

Tease photo

No health tests after oil spill

AN independent report revealed that RUBIS Bahamas officials did not expedite testing on the private wells of Marathon homes following the 2012 underground gasoline leak at the Robinson and Old Trail Roads service station.

Tease photo

‘Reward’ is considered in battling smuggling

IMMIGRATION Minister Fred Mitchell is considering recommending that a reward system be established to pay Bahamians who provide authorities with valuable information about the “smuggling rings” that spur illegal immigration.

Tease photo

Generators to arrive at BEC - but Miller not sure if they are enough

THE first set of rental generators secured for the Bahamas Electricity Corporation will arrive this week, reducing the chance of blackouts during the summer months, according to BEC Executive Chairman Leslie Miller.

Tease photo

Speaker backs probe by PAC

HOUSE of Assembly Speaker Dr Kendal Major said he sees no fault in the process the Public Accounts Committee is taking to get answers about the scathing findings from the Urban Renewal’s Small Home Repairs Programme that are in an audit by Auditor General Terrance Bastian.

Payment row caused Baha Mar ‘slow down’

The Government has intervened in the row between Baha Mar and its main contractor, amid suggestions that China Construction America slowed down its work rate in the run-up to the planned March 27 opening due to a payment dispute.

BTC: ‘No preference’ on first mobile rival

The Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) has “no preference” as to who wins the battle to become its first mobile rival, although its post-liberalisation strategy will be determined by the winner’s identity.