Home » Breaking News (page 911)

Breaking News

Guardian apologises to Louis Bacon

We wish to apologise to Mr. Louis Bacon for certain statements contained in two (2) adverts published in our newspaper on the 29th January, 2016 and 22nd February, 2016. The adverts in question were paid for by Nygard International Partnership and contained in “wrap arounds”. Both of the adverts could have been understood as suggesting that Mr. Bacon had spread ...

Read More »

Baha Mar worker payouts by Sept. 30

Amid criticisms that its recent announcement of its agreement with the Export-Import Bank of China (CEXIM) to resume work on the stalled Baha Mar project was low on specifics, the government yesterday announced that the parties have established a committee to administer claims of Bahamian and other creditors. “The government hopes that Bahamian employee claims will be settled no later ...

Read More »

Izmirlian blasts choice for claims committee

BMD Holdings, one of the holding companies of Baha Mar developer Sarkis Izmirlian, said yesterday unsecured creditors of Baha Mar have every reason to be wary and concerned about the credibility and agenda of a committee announced yesterday to review claims in relation to the project. The government announced yesterday that members of the committee that will administer the claims ...

Read More »

DPM: I never knew my name was on LOI draft

Deputy Prime Minister Philip Brave Davis said he never knew about an original letter of intent (LOI) for Stellar Waste To Energy Bahamas Limited that had contained a line for his signature back in May 2014. That draft LOI existed at least six weeks before the controversial LOI signed by then Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Works Renward Wells. ...

Read More »

Murder count lowest in five years

Murders in The Bahamas decreased by 32 percent between January 1 and August 28, 2016 compared to the same period in 2015. There were 97 murders recorded during this period last year, compared to the 66 murders recorded for the year so far, the lowest number in five years when compared to previous years up to this point. Up to ...

Read More »

Four years since it was set up, still no NIA law

The National Intelligence Agency (NIA), which has been repeatedly spotlighted about its functionality, has been in operation for four years without legislation to support it. Minister of State for National Security Keith Bell said on August 30, 2012 that the agency was in its “embryonic stages”. Tomorrow will mark the NIA’s fourth year in operation. Concerns about the NIA were ...

Read More »

‘Make abortion legal in microcephaly cases’

Free National Movement (FNM) Senator Dr. Duane Sands believes that the law against abortion in The Bahamas should be amended to permit abortions in cases where microcephaly has been identified. Last week, health officials said four cases of Zika have been confirmed in The Bahamas and 83 more cases were suspected, including eight pregnant women. According to the Centers for ...

Read More »

Fitzgerald: No regrets over revealing STB emails

Marathon MP Jerome Fitzgerald has no regrets about revealing in Parliament the private emails of members of the environmental group Save The Bays, despite House of Assembly Speaker Dr. Kendal Major recently suggesting in retrospect he would not have allowed Fitzgerald to read and table those emails. “If I had to do it again, I would do the same thing,” Fitzgerald ...

Read More »

Internship opens new doors for AMMC researcher

For three weeks, Nameiko Miller, research department supervisor at the Antiquities, Museums and Monuments Corporation (AMMC), put her skills to work as an intern at the Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville, Florida. The comprehensive and interactive training took place on the campus of the University of Florida where the local researcher focused on museum structures, curating collections and ...

Read More »

Domino’s sponsors PONY Baseball Bahamas trip

This summer, players from PONY (Protect Our Nation’s Youth) Baseball Bahamas took part in the Caribbean Zone World Series Qualifying Tournaments thanks to donations from corporate sponsors like Domino’s Bahamas. The local franchise contributed $3000 to the overall costs for 60 players and 12 coaches to make trips to Aruba, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico for various games. At the ...

Read More »