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Ambassador visits Grand Bahama and Eleuthera

AMBASSADOR Cindy McCain, the United States Representative to the United Nations Agencies in Rome, travelled to Grand Bahama on Monday and was taken on a tour of the eastern part of the island.

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New Airport among infrastructural improvements planned for Cat Island

CONSTRUCTION for a new airport on Cat Island should begin no later than May, Prime Minister Phillip “Brave” Davis revealed yesterday. “The way it’s looking, we should be able to have shovels in the ground no later than May of this year,” he said.

Swimmers make the mark for CARIFTA

THE FAC first annual Bert Bell Memorial Swim Meet took place over the weekend with quite a few competitors attaining the qualifying standards for the 2023 CARIFTA Games in Curacao in April.

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PM: HOSPITAL IS IN A CRISIS – ‘We will fix it’ says Davis as he highlights the need for action

PRIME Minister Philip Davis admitted Princess Margaret Hospital is in a state of “crisis” after a tour of the public health facility on Saturday.

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EU team assesses effort to build stronger exports

BAHAMAS Bureau of Standards and Quality (BBSQ) executives last week met with European Union (EU) officials in a bid to build a stronger exporting culture in this nation.

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Search continues for Haitian migrants who landed on Andros on Wednesday

ROYAL Bahamas Defence Force Commodore Raymond King said search efforts remain underway for some 60 Haitian migrants who were on board a vessel that illegally landed in South Andros on Tuesday.

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Hayward backs bid to ‘reimagine’ GBPA

A Hayward family member yesterday pledged “an ambitious masterplan for change” to create “thousand of jobs” in Freeport as he backed efforts “to reimagine and revolutionise” the Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA).

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41 migrants held after landing in Andros

FORTY-ONE migrants were apprehended in Andros yesterday after officers launched a manhunt for passengers of a Haitian wooden sloop that landed in the southern part of the island late Tuesday evening. In a statement released yesterday morning, the Immigration Department said they were alerted that a Haitian sloop ran aground in The Bluff area.

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FRONT PORCH: Dysfunction, decay and dilapidation in Bahamaland

ON ITS website, the Ministry of Tourism boasts of Cable Beach: “This beach is world famous for its fabulous sand and crystal waters and for the myriad upscale resorts that line it.

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Construction chief challenges minority foreign owner block

The Bahamian Contractors Association's (BCA) president has challenged whether the Government can lawfully bar a foreign investor from becoming a minority partner in a local construction company.

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IDB visits renewable energy installations

AN Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) delegation has toured solar installations in New Providence and Abaco as part of an $89m project to revamp this nation’s energy sector.

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Eco-tour company back after Dorian

AN eco-tour company has resumed its tour operation in East Grand Bahama following the long road to recovery since Hurricane Dorian.

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Cavaliers: ‘We are like that’

Mt Carmel senior boys basketball team earn 47-45 win over Akhepran in double overtime

COACH Wilton Johnson and his Mt Carmel Preparatory Academy Cavaliers senior boys’ basketball team had something to prove last night at the Hope Centre.

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‘Enormous amounts’ of oil still at Equinor site

AN appeal is being made to the government to be vigilant concerning the oil spill clean-up at the Equinor South Riding Point plant in East Grand Bahama.

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Minister: Bear with us over bed shortages

HEALTH and Wellness Minister Dr Michael Darville yesterday asked the public to “please bear” with his ministry as officials seek to address bed shortages at Princess Margaret Hospital and also carry out repairs at the facility.

Briland resort enjoys 33% revenue surge

A Harbour Island hotelier yesterday said the Christmas holidays were “bananas as usual” with December 2022’s revenues 33 percent ahead of pre-COVID comparisons for that month.

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PMH ‘crisis’ as no room for patients

THE president of the Bahamas Nurses Union is sounding the alarm about a “crisis” in Princess Margaret Hospital’s Accident and Emergency Department (A&E), telling this newspaper the area has no space to keep some patients.

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Indecent exposure charge

A MAN was granted bail yesterday after being accused of being found naked as he trespassed on Margaritaville on Christmas Eve.

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Hot Mix and CFAL’s chief in GB airport bid

A well-known Bahamian contractor and local financial analyst were yesterday said to have partnered on a bid to transform Dorian-ravaged Grand Bahama International Airport.

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Developer takes ‘Passion’ to his Love Beach project

A prominent Bahamian developer is taking his “Passion” to Love Beach with plans to construct two seven-storey condo buildings that will in total feature 61 three-bedroom units.