Bahamas government approves plans for oil refinery and storage facility
Jamaica Gleaner

NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC): Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis says his government has approved Oban Energies to commence an oil refinery and oil storage facility in Grand Bahama. The project is expected to create 600...

Bahamas PM points to economic growth since taking office
Jamaica Observer

NASSAU, Bahamas – Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis says the country's economy is steadly improving due to a dramatic reform agenda that was implemented during the first seven months of his administration.Addressing...

Bahamas to roll out new anti-crime strategy
Jamaica Observer

NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC) — The Bahamas, which is among several Caribbean countries struggling with a spike in crime, says it will, in the coming months, roll out new policies and strategies to deal with the security...

T&T’s youths golden in 2017
Trinidad Guardian

Our youth athletes performed admirably on the local, regional and international sport stages in their respective disciplines. In honour of their achievements Sports Reporter JONATHON MATOUK goes back into the record books...

Bahamas government eases foreign exchange restrictions
Trinidad Guardian

NASSAU – The Bahamas government says it plans to liberalise the foreign exchange control regime so as to promote greater opportunities for local investors and small and medium-sized businesses/enterprises (SMEs)....

OAS hails The Bahamas for 'openness, cooperation' in election
Jamaica Observer

WASHINGTON, DC, USA (CMC) – The Electoral Observation Mission (EOM) of the Organisation of American States (OAS) deployed in the Bahamas for the May 2017 general election on Wednesday presented its report to the...

OAS Electoral Observation Mission hails ‘openness, cooperation’ in Bahamas elections
Antigua Observer

WASHINGTON, Dec. 21, CMC – The  Electoral Observation Mission (EOM) of the Organization of American States (OAS) deployed in the Bahamas for the May 2017 general elections on Wednesday presented its...

Bahamas PM outlines plans to reduce unemployment and turn around economy
Antigua Observer

WASHINGTON, Dec 18, CMC – Bahamas Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis says his government has undertaken a programme of long-term economic growth in order to reduce unemployment and to move the country’s economy...

Bahamas gov't defends - commercial enterprises legislation
Jamaica Gleaner

Bahamas Prime Minister, Dr Hubert Minnis, has defended a Commercial Enterprises bill, saying it is designed to attract both local and international investment to the country in job sectors that do not currently or...

Opposition Leader to receive “Women of Distinction” Award*
Antigua Observer

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Nov 29, CMC – Opposition Leader Kamla Persad Bissessar is to receive the Women of Distinction Award” at an event in the Bahamas on Saturday, according to a statement issued by the Office...

Lagarde quizzes Caribbean leaders over growth stagnation
Jamaica Observer

Part 1 In the final session of the IMF's high-level Caribbean forum on Thursday “Unleashing growth and strengthening resilience”, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde took on the role of moderator to...

T&T’s Richards, St Fort up for NACAC awards
Trinidad Guardian

T&T sprinters Jeremy Richards and Khalifa St Fort have been nominated for awards at the upcoming North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletics Association (NACAC) “Athletes of the Year” end of...

Bahamas Royal Defence Force arrives in Dominica
Dominica News Online

A Royal Bahamas Defence Force vessel, led by Lieutenant Commander Milton Munroe, arrived in Dominica on Monday. The docking of HMBS Lawrence Major vessel fulfills the promise of Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis made in...

Bahamas to assist hurricane-battered Dominica
Jamaica Observer

ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC) — The Bahamas Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis says his country has a “duty and obligation” to assist Dominica following the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria when it swept through...

IMF recommends lower wage bill, self-sustaining public corporations
Nassau Guardian

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Executive Board, in its consultation with The Bahamas, recommended the country, as a top priority, restore fiscal sustainability by cutting current expenditures. The government's wage...

Building code one of the most ‘structurally sound and robust’ in region, says Sands
Nassau Guardian

President of the Bahamian Contractors’ Association (BCA) Leonard Sands asserted that The Bahamas’ building code is one of the most “structurally sound and robust” codes in the Caribbean. His comments...

Evans in lead role with the Longhorns
Nassau Guardian

Although the University of Texas Longhorns women’s swimming and diving team lost one of its best swimmers in Madison Cox to graduation this summer, the team is still a top 10 ranked team in the 2017 National...

Marquis Who’s Who names Michael Dingman Lifetime Achievement Award winner
Nassau Guardian

Marquis Who’s Who, the premier authority on who makes a difference in the worlds of politics, law, science, art, business and community, has bestowed its highest honor on visionary entrepreneur Michael D. Dingman,...

Maria could pose threat to Bahamas
Nassau Guardian

While some people are still dealing with the devastation left behind by Hurricane Irma that passed through the southeastern Bahamas earlier this month, officials are “closely monitoring” Tropical Storm Maria,...

PM promotes ‘Caribbean-type evacuations’
Nassau Guardian

With an increasing threat of devastating weather systems to the Caribbean, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis said a time may come for widescale “Caribbean-type evacuations” to protect the safety and future of the...

Cooper: Govt wasted money
Nassau Guardian

Shadow Minister of Finance Chester Cooper claims the government made an “egregious and expensive error” when it decided to renew the Caribbean Catastrophic Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) policy the former...

Garbage collection fee still up in the air
Nassau Guardian

The government has not yet had a formal discussion about implementing service fees for garbage collection on New Providence, but the idea is still on the table, said Deputy Prime Minister Peter Turnquest. Turnquest...

Arrest warrant issued for talk show host
Nassau Guardian

Supreme Court Justice Cheryl Grant-Thompson yesterday issued a bench warrant for the arrest of talk show host Christina “Chrissy Love” Thompson. However, the warrant is suspended until Wednesday, September 20....

Omar Archer contrite before court
Nassau Guardian

Outspoken community activist Omar Archer yesterday apologized to Supreme Court Justice Cheryl Grant-Thompson and said that he accepts that he was wrong to make “adverse and malicious” comments on social media...

Dorsett given more time to provide alibi
Nassau Guardian

Former Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Cabinet Minister Kenred Dorsett is one step closer to being tried before a judge and jury for allegedly soliciting bribes from a man who had a contract at the New Providence...

IDB president offers support to Bahamas following Hurricane Irma
Nassau Guardian

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) President Luis Alberto Moreno has offered support to The Bahamas after the recent passage of Hurricane Irma. The IDB has pledged emergency grant funds of up to $200,000 to assist with...

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