Search results for : eye witness news

Showing 1 to 10 of 67 results

News Article
February 06, 2023
RBC donates $20,000 to The Bahamas National Trust

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) announced a donation of $20,000 to The Bahamas National Trust (BNT) to support its ongoing work in the protection of The Bahamas' environment. The donation will assist with the restoration and maintenance of The New Providence parks, namely The Retreat, Primeval Forest, and Harrold and Wilson Ponds [...]

read more »


News Article
February 06, 2023
Food safety experts in The Bahamas make significant advances in the national food control system

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Some 30 food safety stakeholders gathered this week at the National Training Agency to validate the findings of a 12-month project to develop a strategic plan to improve food control systems in The Bahamas. The project funded by FAO titled, "Assessing National Food Control Systems to Enable Food Safety in the Sub-region," [...]

read more »


News Article
February 06, 2023
OPPOSITION: Expand VAT exempt status on medical care to all medical services throughout the country

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Opposition is calling on the government to expand the current Value-Added Tax (VAT) exempt status for medical care provided in public healthcare facilities to cover all necessary medical services throughout the country.  Opposition leader Michael Pintard in a statement noted that current medical services provided by a public health care facility [...]

read more »


News Article
February 06, 2023
AG files summons for court permission to demolish shanty towns

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Office of the Attorney General has filed a summons seeking permission to demolish the expansion of a shanty town in Abaco and two locations in New Providence. Shanty towns on both islands are protected by a Supreme Court injunction blocking demolition or further construction pending a judicial review into whether their [...]

read more »


News Article
February 03, 2023
Security heightened as PM receives verbal death threats

PM to continue with normal duties NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Two anonymous callers, believed to be men, phoned into the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) and made death threats against Prime Minister Philip Davis shortly after noon today. At a press briefing minutes ago, Commissioner of Police Clayton Fernander said Davis was not "scared" but [...]

read more »


News Article
February 03, 2023
Payday lender expands its offering to private sector employees

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A payday loan provider has expanded its offering to now facilitate private sector employees. Easy PayDay Loans is now dedicating a percentage of its loan portfolio to the private sector, allowing for qualifying individuals employed for a minimum of five years to apply for a loan currently up to $5,000. Ruthie Knowles, [...]

read more »


News Article
February 03, 2023
Central Bank reserves increased to $2.6 billion in 2022

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Central Bank's external reserves increased by approximately $140 million to $2.6 billion in 2022 the regulator revealed yesterday. Central Bank Governor John Rolle during a quarterly press briefing noted that the external balances are still very close to this level, just ahead of the anticipated seasonal build-up that is expected through [...]

read more »


News Article
February 03, 2023
AG confirms FTX owes real property tax but no other debts to government

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Attorney General Ryan Pinder said yesterday that this office made no filings on behalf of the government as FTX creditors, noting that the company does owe the government some real property tax. A recently filed 115-page FTX creditor list listed several government ministries as FTX creditors. Pinder said: "We didn't make any [...]

read more »


News Article
February 03, 2023
4M Harbour Island developer signs HOA for $150 million expansion

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Developers of the 4M Harbour Island Marina and condominium project signed a second Heads of Agreement (HOA) yesterday for a further $150 million investment. During a press conference, Prime Minister Philip Davis noted that what began as a boutique resort and marina development has evolved into a retail component comprising 93 estate [...]

read more »


News Article
February 02, 2023
Pintard: Gov't has "thrown in the towel" on Haitian migration issue

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Opposition leader Michael Pintard yesterday accused the Davis administration of having "thrown in the towel" on the illegal Haitian migration issue, arguing that the government should be doing more to stem the flow of illegal migrants from that country. In a statement yesterday, Pintard said the matter is now a very pressing [...]

read more »