The Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC) racked up a $40m debt owed to its major reverse osmosis suppliers since Hurricane Dorian struck in 2019, an MP said yesterday.
The Water & Sewerage Corporation says it has voiced “frustration” to its central Eleuthera water supplier over mechanical breakdowns that left some customers without service from Independence Day evening.
The Water & Sewerage Corporation’s main supplier is eyeing potential expansion possibilities on New Providence notwithstanding the $18.5m debt that the state-owned utility continues to owe it.
A MAN was released from a custodial sentence yesterday, with a magistrate taking into account his time already served, for stealing.
A rose that grows from concrete – Bahamian blogger launches successful shop and events company during pandemic
INSPIRED by a poem by the late iconic rapper Tupac Shakur, Bahamian Kiara Rose launched a blog in the midst of the pandemic which has evolved into a popular beauty and lifestyle website and produced an accompanying accessories shop.
THE government’s decision to push back the VAT Holiday for back-to-school shopping was criticised by the Free National Movement and has caused frustration among some parents.
THE Royal Bahamas Police Force has advised the public to be alert to fraud trends that are taking place in the country - one of which uses web shops to funnel money, while another lures victims under the guise of companionship and love.
An underwater explorer has pledged not to sell or “split up” the valuable gems and historical artifacts it is recovering from the wreck of a centuries-old Spanish treasure galleon in Bahamian waters.
HEALTH experts are advising persons considering travel to the US for Black Friday sales to ensure they practice COVID-19 preventative measures.
RETAILERS reported a “spending rebound” on Black Friday as shoppers queued from 5am to seek-out bargains leading into the Christmas holiday shopping season.
ACTING Commissioner of Police Clayton Fernander said police are targeting gun traffickers to stem the rise of violence in the country and have also had success against web shop armed robbers.
Outlawing marital rape is a clear and easy moral call. It is about upholding the innate dignity and corresponding equality of women, including spouses, mothers, daughters, sisters, friends and colleagues.
A JUVENILE who led police on a car chase yesterday morning was shot in the buttocks by officers.
A MAN was sentenced to one year at the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services yesterday for having a loaded pistol.
A MAN in his mid-20s was shot and killed at a barber shop yesterday afternoon, police said.
A LONG island man was sentenced to a year in prison after admitting to breaking into and stealing from a local medical laboratory.
KWASI Thompson, MP for East Grand Bahama, has called on the Government to provide timelines for when it will announce dates for “critical” VAT-free initiatives that would provide savings to Bahamians locally.
Cutting the VAT rate to 10 percent will cause “only slight improvement” in job creation and economic growth, a University of the Bahamas (UoB) study asserts, while advocating it still “be pursued’.
A MAN from Exuma was granted bail on Friday for a string of robberies on the island and was also ordered to pay a fine on a drug charge.
A MAN was fined $100,000 yesterday for drug charges dating back to 2014.