Media reports of OECD blacklist for The Bahamas are false, says Bahamas Ministry of Finance
The Ministry of Finance strongly refutes news reports circulating in the press that claim The Bahamas has been “blacklisted” by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). This report is false and misleading. Earlier today, the OECD published a report that includes a list of jurisdictions around the world, including The Bahamas, which operate […]
Lighthouse Meeting with Government a “Charade” says LPP
(Eleuthera, The Bahamas) ‘Official public consultation in Eleuthera is in favour of Disney’, the group representing the Lighthouse Point Partners (LPP) coalition were reportedly told during a closed door meeting with a team at the Office of the Prime Minister while presenting their detailed proposal for Lighthouse Point, on Friday October 12th. The meeting, which […]
SEVEN DAY FORECAST FOR THE BAHAMAS 15th to 21st October 2018
General Situation: Large high pressure system in the western Atlantic Ocean will dominate weather across the Bahamas as it produces moderate to strong breezes this week. A trough near Hispaniola and Puerto Rico will trigger some convection across the SE Bahamas as it shifts westwards through Monday night. High pressure system will relax north of the […]
Three Dominican Motherships Captured in Combined Effort – RBDF, USCG & Cuban Border Patrol
Coral Harbour Base, 14 OCT. ‘18 (RBDF): The Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) is escorting three “motherships” with 124 fishermen from the Dominican Republic to the capital after they were turned over to the Defence Force by the Cuban Border Patrol earlier today. The Dominicans had illegally entered Cuban waters after being pursued by the […]
The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism is very disappointed that Sunwing Travel Group decided to discontinue flights from Canada and the U.S. (operating as Vacation Express) into Grand Bahama Island. While we appreciate investments Sunwing made locally in Grand Bahama, the Ministry of Tourism more than matched their efforts to support these programs. Sunwing received a […]
(Eleuthera, The Bahamas) One Eleuthera Foundation (OEF) hosted its Annual General Meeting on Saturday, September 29, 2018 in Rock Sound, Eleuthera at the Centre for Training and Innovation. The annual meeting updated members on the work of OEF and the strategic development plans for the upcoming fiscal year. Members also had the opportunity to engage […]
Evaluating Public Policy to Strengthen and Optimize Disaster Risk Management in the Bahamas
In 2011, the UNISDR’s Global Assessment Report concluded that “aside
from reducing disaster mortality, existing risk governance capacities
and arrangements generally fail to achieve their aims.” This
observation, in tandem with the continued escalation in losses by
increases in exposure and vulnerability to hazards, has intensified
global and regional discourses on the status of risk governance.
2012, IDB developed the Index of Governance and Public Policy for
Disaster Risk Management (iGOPP), which was intended to advance in the
understanding and evaluability of risk governance, to undertake research
consistent with IDB’s policies, and to generate knowledge...
Bahamas MOT statement on Sunwing departure announcement
The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism is very disappointed
that Sunwing Travel Group decided to discontinue flights from Canada
and the U.S. (operating as Vacation Express) into Grand Bahama Island.
While we appreciate investments Sunwing made locally in Grand Bahama,
the Ministry of Tourism more than matched their efforts to support these
programs. Sunwing received a multimillion-dollar, airlift subsidy
annually from the Ministry of Tourism. The Sunwing Travel Group also
received subsidies and concessions from the Government of The Bahamas
for Memories Resort and Spa in Grand Bahama.
Group had the particularly valuable advantage of operating a suite of
integrated businesses including a travel agency, airline and hotel,
which all expected would ensure that they could rebuild tourism on Grand
Bahama Island sustainably...
Bahamas Business Outlook “Creating a World Class Exuma”
“Creating a World Class Exuma” is the answer to
modernizing the island’s economy and a possible solution to putting a
dent in its unemployment numbers, according to Pedro Rolle, President of
Exuma of Commerce.
It’s under that
theme, that the 11th Annual Exuma Business Outlook will be held on
October 18, 2018 at Sandals Emerald Bay with Minister of Health Dr.
Duane Sands as keynote speaker.
creator of the 7-island Bahamas Business Outlook, said the aim of this
year’s Outlook is to bring the community together to stimulate new
mindsets that will increase the island’s sustainability...
ALIV announces New Appointment to Chief ALIV Innovator
October 12, 2018 At ALIV we are continuously fueled by the progression,
success and evolvement of our employees, which in turn, rolls over into
the effectiveness of our product. In order for us to establish a
world-class brand and constantly present a state-of-the-art product, it
is imperative to have a team of innovators and champions. In line with
this, we are pleased to announce the newest member of our management
team Tracey Boucher who will replace Dr. Stephen Curran as Chief ALIV
Innovator with immediate effect...
URCA Launches Consumer Education Tours in Acklins and Crooked Island
A key function of the Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority
(URCA) is Consumer Education. URCA recently launched its 2018 Family
in the southern Bahamas with visits to the islands of Acklins, Crooked
Island and Long Cay.
During the visits, town
hall meetings were held in Acklins and Crooked Island providing
residents with important information regarding their rights and
American Airlines to Increase Daily Flights between Chicago and Nassau
Starting next summer American Airlines will offer year-round
service between Chicago and Nassau, the blossoming of a route that began
as a seasonal winter service. The move strengthens the carrier’s
commitment to the destination, rounding out its current roster of
flights to The Bahamas from Charlotte, Miami, Philadelphia, Washington
D.C and Dallas/Fort Worth.
“American has a long
and proud history in The Bahamas and we look forward to continuing to
strengthen our footprint next summer as our Nassau-Chicago service
begins to operate year-round,” said Alfredo Gonzalez...
Rauner, Pritzker each report income of more than $50 million
He is the beneficiary of domestic and offshore trusts, many of which were set up in the Bahamas by his grandfather. Pritzker and Rauner are the wealthiest individuals to ever seek the governor’s offic...
Recently the Deputy Provost Marshall of the Supreme Court was refused entry to the property of Peter Nygard at Simms Point in order to serve a court order to seize the property. After many hours, the ...
Bahamas 'Exceeded Goals' At Major Airlift Conference
The Bahamas "exceeded our initial goals and expectations" at the 2018 World Routes Conference in Guangzhou, China, the ministry of tourism's airlift chief believes. "Geographically, The Bahamas is loc...
REVIEW: Bahamas soothes troubled souls at LA’s Ace Hotel
On Friday, Bahamas brought his indie folk-inspired music to The Theatre at Ace Hotel, fostering an uplifting energy among audience members through his charming melodies about love and loss. Bahamas, w...
What's New In The Islands Of The Bahamas This Fall
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sept. 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- As summer comes to an end, The Bahamas continues to experience solid growth across tourism sectors. Airlines, hotels and tour operators are consis...
University of The Bahamas appoints General Counsel
Accomplished commercial and civil litigator and legal professional Mrs. Tracy Ferguson-Johnson has been appointed General Counsel at University of The Bahamas (UB), responsible for providing the visio...
(Reuters) - Tiger Woods announced he will compete in the invitation-only tournament he will host in the Bahamas later this year. The Hero World Challenge will be played Nov. 29-Dec. 2 at Albany Golf R...
The Bahamas Is Getting a New Five-Star Resort Project Caribbean Journal By Alexander Britell. A significant new luxury destination is coming to the Out Islands of The Bahamas, Caribbean Journal has learned. In a major development for Long Island, one of the most pristine and undeveloped islands in The Bahamas, Star Resort ...
'Haiti Must Deal With Children Of Migrants, Not Bahamas' - Bahamas Tribune
'Haiti Must Deal With Children Of Migrants, Not Bahamas' Bahamas Tribune #THE lack of clarity over the entitlement to Haitian citizenship for second and third generation children born in the country is an issue for the Haitian government, not The Bahamas, according to Immigration minister Brent Symonette. #Mr Symonette ...
Judo President Welcomed to The Bahamas Magnetic Media (press release) (blog) #Nassau, October 15, 2018 – Bahamas – In preparation for the World Junior Judo Championships that begins October 17, 2018, Minister of the Environment and Housing the Hon. Romauld Ferreira and Director of Sports at the Ministry of Youth, Sports and ...
BAHAMAS: PM Holds Town Meeting in the Berry Islands Magnetic Media (press release) (blog) #Berry Islands, October 15, 2018 – Bahamas – Prime Minister, Dr. the Most Hon. Hubert Minnis continued his tour of the Family Islands to discuss with residents economic and sustained developments for their particular communities. On Saturday, October ...
Bahamas government rejects ‘unreasonable’ and ‘uncompromising’ demands by Canadian travel group
By Jasper Ward NASSAU, Bahamas — Minister of state for Grand Bahama, Kwasi Thompson, has outlined what he called “unreasonable” and “uncompromising” demands made by Sunwing Travel Group, including a demand for the Bahamas government to pay $4 million every year for a fixed seven-year period to provide airlift for four months. Thompson said the […]
Three Dominican Republic fishing ‘motherships’ interdicted in Bahamas waters
CORAL HARBOUR, Bahamas (RBDF) — The Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) escorted 124 fishermen from three Dominican Republic “motherships” to Nassau after being apprehended in Cuban waters by the Cuban Border Patrol for poaching in Bahamian waters. The apprehension was the result of a collaborative effort by the RBDF with the US Coast Guard and […]
ECSRC issues advisory on virtual currency business
BASSETERRE, St Kitts — The Eastern Caribbean Securities Regulatory Commission (ECSRC) has issued an advisory to the public in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU) of the potential risks of investments in initial coin offerings (ICOs) and all forms of virtual currency. Globally, virtual currencies are becoming increasingly popular as a means to conduct traditional […]
Fisheries ministers approve climate change protocol for CRFM member states
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CRFM) — A protocol on climate change adaptation and disaster risk management in fisheries and aquaculture was approved for Caribbean Community (CARICOM) states during a recent high-level meeting of the Ministerial Council of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM). At the eighth special meeting of the CRFM Ministerial Council held in Barbados last […]
New reports on vulnerability and readiness to adapt to climate change in the Anguilla and Montserrat fisheries sectors
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — New reports from the Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) highlight key vulnerabilities and identify priorities and readiness for adaptation to climate change in the fisheries sector of the UK Overseas Territories, Anguilla and Montserrat. The vulnerability assessment report – based on participatory three-dimensional modelling (P3DM) that captured local knowledge of […]