Abaco Clean-up and Temporary Housing Development Underway; PM Minnis Assesses Progress
Ahead of a press conference by Prime Minister Hubert Minnis, scheduled for Monday morning, October 21st, 2019, the Office of the Prime Minister released the following statement with an update on clean-up efforts ongoing in Abaco, and the temporary housing development now underway: See Statement below: “Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis assessed […]
Large fire engulfs several buildings on Harbour Island
Update: (10:15pm – Wednesday, October 16th, 2019) Police in Harbour Island confirmed that the fire was partially contained, and estimated that the blaze was expected to be fully contained within the hour. Three stone structures were reported to have been destroyed by the fire – two single-story buildings, and one two-story structure. Original Story: […]
MOT and Pineapple Festival Committee Give Back to Local Community
The Pineapple Festival Committee chaired by Mrs. Patsy Fowler, in partnership with the Ministry of Tourism, Rotary and the North Eleuthera District Council, on Friday, October 4th, 2019, erected a number of safety and other pertinent signage at the Sapphire Hole and Preacher’s Cave locations, with the assistance of Ministry of Works personnel. Seating at […]
PM provides update on Abaco; Recovery RV trailers on the way; Work started to restore Marsh Harbour port and airport operations
The Office of the Prime Minister, released the following statement this week, with updates on the recovery efforts in Abaco: “The first batch of 100 RV trailers that will be used to house 300 critical government personnel are on the way to Abaco as part of the effort to rebuild devastated communities following Hurricane Dorian. […]
SEVEN DAY FORECAST FOR THE BAHAMAS from 14th to 20th October, 2019
General Situation: A frontal trough in the vicinity of the SE Bahamas will continue to weaken as a weak high pressure ridge continues over the area through Wednesday. By Thursday, an approaching cold front and pre-frontal activity will affect South Florida and the Extreme NW Bahamas as the system moves south-eastwards. The front will continue […]
Cleanup and other initiatives mobilized to ensure long term socio-economic sustainability in Dorian’s wake says Minister Campbell
(Marsh Harbour, Abaco) – The Government of The Bahamas is moving with the speed necessary to ensure the future socio-economic sustainability of Grand Bahama and Abaco, parts of which were devastated by the monster hurricane, Dorian, Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie A. Campbell said Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019. Minister Campbell […]
Second Annual Regenerative Medicine Summit proves big win for The Bahamas
The best and brightest global recently gathered in The Bahamas to
discuss ways of making stem cell and regenerative health technologies
available, accessible and affordable to everyone, everywhere.
Desiree Cox, Rhodes Scholar and Founder and CEO of HEALinc reflects,
“This event promotes research and innovation in medical technologies
with the potential to help people stay healthy through their lifespan...
The Bahamas International Securities Exchange (BISX) is pleased to
announce that voting participation interests in Lehoca Fund IC (Lehoca)
have successfully completed the BISX Mutual Fund Listing Process and
have been listed on the Exchange.
result, these Funds have now been added to the roster of Funds listed on
the Exchange. Lehoca is established as an Investment Condominium under
the Investment Condominium Act...
Twenty-five cents to a dollar: Bahamas shoppers to pay to use single-use plastic bags as of January 1, 2020
How much are you willing to pay to maintain your plastic bag addiction?
Under Section 8 of the newly created Environmental Protection (Control
of Plastic Pollution) Bill, 2019, Bahamian businesses will be required
to charge customers a minimum of twenty-five cents (excluding VAT) per
bag at the point of sale for the use of single-use plastic bags as of
January 1, 2020. The maximum fee that can be charged is one dollar,
excluding VAT. The Bill was laid on the table in the House of Assembly
on Thursday, October 2, 2019...
Rights Bahamas: Bahamians exposed to dangerous toxic substances
"It has come to our attention that several Bahamians are currently
undertaking the difficult and hazardous task of cleaning up the large
terrestrial oil slick that leaked from Norwegian-owned Equinor facility
in Grand Bahama During Hurricane Dorian, without having been provided
any protective gear whatsoever..."
Rights Bahamas has alerted international human rights groups to the
government’s savage, cold-hearted and illegal plan to expel migrants
affected by Hurricane Dorian, as outlined by Attorney General Carl
We condemn this sudden about-face from the government’s
earlier declaration that it will not target migrant the victims of the
storm, and denounce the scheme for what is clearly is...