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Man sentenced for over two years on gun charges

A MAN was sentenced to two and a half years in prison after he was found guilty of a firearm offence.

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ALICIA WALLACE: Our human rights record on review

Today, The Bahamas is under review at the 43 Session of Universal Periodic Review (UPR) at the United Nations in Geneva. The UPR, now in its fourth cycle, was established by the Human Rights Council and is designed as a peer review. States report on what they have done since the previous review to improve human rights conditions and fulfill their obligations to the people.

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Bahamas suffers 5-4 loss to Mexico

After two successful matches against Guatemala and Belize to open the Confederation of North, Central America, and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) Beach Soccer Championships, The Bahamas came up short against Mexico, losing 5-4 last night.

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Freeport man assisting police on marijuana find

GRAND Bahama Police made a drug arrest on Monday following the discovery of suspected marijuana at a residence in Freeport.

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Guilty plea for man in $2m hemp possession

A MAN pleaded guilty yesterday to illegally having nearly $2m worth of marijuana in separate incidents.

PM shows maturity

I read on an Internet news site that the Office of the Prime Minister has announced that Prime Minister Philip Brave Davis will attend the historic coronation of King Charles III on May 6 at Westminster Abbey in London, England.

Town Planning rejected Lyford Cay condo advice

Lyford Cay residents will today bid to block a controversial condo project, which speculation previously linked to FTX, after planning authorities approved the doubling of its height beyond that recommended by their technical advisers.

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BTC makes its presence felt on Exuma at National Family Island Regatta

BTC officially kicked off its support of the National Family Island Regatta with a $10,000 sponsorship of Exuma’s 67th regatta held April 18-22 in George Town.

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BISX fund 'back expanding' with $9m warehouse move

A BISX-listed real estate fund yesterday revealed it plans to invest up to $9m in developing its first New Providence warehouse and storage facility as it "gets back into expansion" again.

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BCA president says Davis administration ‘more focused’ on dealing with illegal labour

BAHAMAS Contractors Association president Leonard Sands said the Davis administration has supported its tough talk on work permit laws with action.

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Atlantis and Wendy’s in covenants dispute

Atlantis is at odds with the Wendy's franchise holder over whether restrictive covenants exist to block the latter's plans to convert Paradise Island's former Scotiabank branch into a fast food restaurant destination.

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Athletes make a name for themselves abroad

Fort Scott Community College’s versatile sophomore Damazvia Dames had a stellar performance over the weekend to lead a number of Bahamians competing in various meets around the United States.

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Diesel on hold waiting for govt response

THE government has not contacted petroleum retailers since many stopped selling diesel, Bahamas Petroleum Retailers Association president Raymond Jones said yesterday.

Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease found at renowned Abaco diving spot

ENVIRONMENTALISTS are scrambling to save corals at a renowned scuba diving spot in Abaco that has contracted the deadly Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease (SCTLD).

DPM: Royal Caribbean being held to same standard as Atlantis, Baha Mar

The DEPUTY Prime Minister yesterday reiterated that Royal Caribbean's proposed $110m Paradise Island project must meet the same environmental standards as those imposed on Atlantis and Baha Mar.

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Central Bank's $9m HQ hit 'wasteful and absurd'

The Opposition's finance spokesman yesterday slammed the decision to cancel the Central Bank's new headquarters project as "absurd", arguing it was "an ideal project" for providing a post-COVID economic boost.

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Court of Appeal upholds prison sentence for three drug convicts

THREE men convicted of having $1.6m worth of marijuana off the coast of Andros in 2019 had their three-year prison sentence upheld yesterday by the Court of Appeal.

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Clubs & Societies May 12th, 2023

Andros Crab Fest Crab Fest is known as the largest family island festival in The Bahamas.

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Glory Basketball Jamboree to award $5,000 cash prize

THE Glory Basketball Jamboree made its return to the capital last night for the second consecu- tive year at the Kendal GL Isaacs Gymnasium. 
Day one saw basket- ball played by the Tucker Boys, Abaco’s Three Ounce Athletics, Filipinos all-star team, 242 Ballers, the Great Whites, the Ball Hogs, the Pirates and the defending champions Rockets.

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GB Power solar rates '30% below Caribbean'

Grand Bahama Power Company says the solar power rate it has obtained from independent energy providers (IPPs) is "30 percent less than what you see elsewhere" in the Caribbean.