Show advanced options

Select all Clear all

Story

A mother and her daughters take the Bahamas to the world stage

The year 2020 might have been a tumultuous one for everyone due to the global pandemic, lockdowns and financial losses, but a mother and her two daughters from Freeport, Grand Bahama made good use of the time to put the Bahamas on the world stage once again.

Photo
Story
Tease photo

IMF: Four-year haul on COVID recovery

THE Bahamas faces “anything but a V-shaped recovery” from COVID-19 with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) yesterday warning a four-year haul to regain economic output lost in 2020 lies ahead.

Story

Property Tax giveaway

One of the giveaways that we became so accustomed with from the outgoing Government was concerning the substantial arrears of unpaid Real Property Tax — some $600m on personal properties.

Story
Tease photo

D’Aguilar hopeful of uptick in arrivals by end of year

TOURISM Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar says he is encouraged by recent spring break travel numbers, adding he is hopeful the country will experience a “substantial” uptick in visitor arrivals by the end of the year.

Story
Tease photo

Govt rejects Moody’s deficit financing fears

A top Ministry of Finance official yesterday rejected an international rating agency’s concerns that the government may not be able to finance its massive borrowing needs for the 2021-2022 fiscal year.

Story
Tease photo

Dionisio: Health visa purchases rise

TOURISM Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar said yesterday the number of people who bought travel health visas to visit The Bahamas last month was “substantially larger” than what was seen in April, saying the figures suggest the country is moving in the right direction.

Story

Travel visa purchases ‘much higher’ for May

A Cabinet minister yesterday argued local COVID case numbers are the only obstacle to tourism’s revival as May’s health travel visa purchases were “substantially higher” than the prior month.

Story

Police: No reports to support claim of people being targeted after leaving banks

Police say they are aware of a voice note on social media claiming people are being targeted after visiting banks, but they have received no such reports.

Story

EDITORIAL: Not the end of COVID-19 yet - but a landmark day

IT was a landmark day yesterday in the UK. The British government dubbed it ‘V-day’, or vaccination day, and the first person to receive the approved Pfizer vaccine against COVID-19 was a 90-year-old Northern Irish woman.

Story

Govt procurement reform delayed beyond other Acts

The Public Procurement Act’s implementation will take place two months later than other key financial reforms to give all government ministries and agencies time to adapt, it was revealed yesterday.

Story

‘Nothing meaningful’: Niche ISP bashes Cable, BTC offers

The Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) and Cable Bahamas have been accused of doing “nothing substantial or meaningful” to lower charges levied on niche providers for using their networks.

Story

We cannot afford to find oil

With a few notable exceptions, the oil industry subsidizes failures. In the most corrupt countries, like Nigeria, it has not cured but rather exacerbated corruption and wastage. In backward tribal kingdoms (like Saudi Arabia) it has deepened and hardened a primitive conservatism that stifles dissent and militates against any substantial movement of the population up the human development scale.

Story
Tease photo

25-year sentence upheld for robber of married couple

THE Court of Appeal has affirmed the 25-year sentence of a man who was convicted of robbing a married couple armed with a handgun six years ago.

Story

Credit access slumps to under 50% of GDP

Credit to the private sector continued its “long-term decline” during the COVID-19 pandemic to drop below a sum equivalent to 50 percent of GDP, Moody’s has revealed.

Story
Tease photo

Search for Mako vessel suspended

Saturday UPDATE: The US Coast Guard suspended its search for the Mako vessel on New Year's Day. The Coast Guard said that, along with partner agencies, it searched approximately 17,000 square miles, roughly double the size of Massachusetts, for about 84 hours.

Story

Census officers sworn in

FIFTEEN people in Grand Bahama were sworn in yesterday as listing officers for the 2021 Population and Housing Census.

Story
Tease photo

$10m Capo damages facing substantial cut

A $9.67m damages award made against the Bimini Bay resort’s original developer for demolishing a tenant’s business faces a substantial cut following yesterday’s Privy Council ruling.

Story
Tease photo

Vaccination move is shot in the arm

TOURISM Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar said he thinks allowing fully vaccinated travellers to The Bahamas without a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test will make the country a more attractive destination for visitors.

Story

Retailer: No price, supply chain relief till mid-2022

Bahamians were yesterday warned to brace for “across-the-board” price increases and stock shortages until mid-2022, as a prominent retailer warned: “The chickens have come home to roost.”

Previous