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EDITORIAL: Can 150-year Royal Caribbean deal be changed?

IT IS interesting to see the Davis administration leap into action over the Royal Caribbean lease of Crown Land on Paradise Island.

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A COMIC'S VIEW: Land lease is a circus but no one’s laughing

THE greatest showman who ever lived, PT Barnum, gifted the world with this hard truth; “There’s a sucker born every minute.”

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PHA launches investigation into complaint after death at PMH

THE Public Hospitals Authority has launched an investigation into a recent complaint that alleged negligence caused the death of a woman being treated at the Princess Margaret Hospital.

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Deputy PM: Ministry committed to maximising Junkanoo Beach's full potential

TOURISM, Investment and Aviation Minister Chester Cooper has pledged to enhance and upgrade infrastructure on Junkanoo Beach.

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Two women accused of disorderly behaviour, cursing at police officer

TWO women who denied disorderly behaviour and cursing at a police officer were on Friday granted bail before their trial.

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Man found with stolen dog ordered to pay compensation

A MAN who was found with another man’s stolen dog was ordered to pay compensation for the missing pet.

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Man claims he was unknowingly recruited to commit fraud

A 49-year-old man who claimed he was unknowingly recruited to commit more than $10,000 worth of fraud will stand trial early next year.

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Teen charged with committing grievous harm

A TEENAGER was charged in the Magistrate’s Court on Friday with committing grievous harm.

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Man who stole alcohol to be sentenced next week

A MAN who was caught on a local liquor store’s surveillance video stashing two bottles of alcohol into his pants’ pockets will be sentenced on Monday.

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Two dead after shooting in Eight Mile Rock

GRAND Bahama police are investigating a double homicide that took place Thursday night.

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‘Pilot’ plan for Freedom of Information

PRESS Secretary Clint Watson says the government has identified several agencies to assist with the rollout of a pilot Freedom of Information programme.

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Journalist claims sister’s death was due to negligence

SHENIQUE Miller, host of Beyond The Headlines, has criticised the care her sister received at Princess Margaret Hospital, alleging “negligence” was to blame for Swanson Miller’s death.

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Rainfall level ‘not abnormal’

INCREASED rainfall during this time of year was yesterday attributed to “a lot” of upper-level systems in the area, according to Chief Meteorological Officer Geoffrey Greene.

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Probe after plane gear collapse

THE Aircraft Accident Investigation Authority is investigating after a plane suffered a nose gear collapse in South Abaco early Thursday.

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‘Hand back Bella’s body’

MURDERED toddler Bella Walker’s body was removed from the morgue and taken to a funeral home without the consent of anyone who has legal custody of the remains, attorney Bjorn Ferguson said yesterday.

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DIANE PHILLIPS: The Atlantis lesson on xenophobia

SOMEONE I highly respect reminded me recently of the reaction Bahamians had when we heard a hotel magnate from South Africa, a man known to throw lavish parties aboard a private jet and enrich himself in a land of apartheid, had purchased much of Paradise Island. Bahamians were enraged, apoplectic.

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Free COVID testing ‘in first quarter of next year’

PRESS Secretary Clint Watson says the government will provide free COVID-19 testing in the first quarter of next year.

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Million tourists target’s in reach

TOURISM Director General Joy Jibrilu said hotels are seeing record occupancy levels for the Thanksgiving period and a target of one million stopover visitors by year-end is within reach.

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No. 6 Baylor beats Michigan State 75-58 for Battle 4 Atlantis title

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — James Akinjo held the MVP trophy as he danced on the court in a crowd of his new Baylor teammates. Around him bounced talented freshmen and multiple guys thriving in larger roles.

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Cruise giant in $3,000 annual PI seabed deal

Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines secured a second lease from the Minnis administration allowing it to rent three acres of seabed off Paradise Island for just $3,000 per annum, it can be revealed.

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