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Silver Airways Begins Service To Nassau

Fort Lauderdale-based airline Silver Airways made its inaugural flight from Tampa, Florida to New Providence yesterday adding 25,000 new seats to The Bahamas. Silver Airways will provide flights from Tampa, Fort Myers, Jacksonville and West Palm Beach, Florida to New Providence. “Today’s activities are significant in that the new routes allow a wide range of […]

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PM Announces Tax Reductions

In an effort to provide relief to consumers and businesses, Prime Minister Perry Christie yesterday announced a number of customs duty reductions. During his 2016/2017 budget communication yesterday, Mr. Christie said the government is proposing to      extend the City of Nassau Revitalization Act for another year to June 30, 2017; extend the Family Island Development Encouragement […]

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Dr. Sands Sworn In

Free National Movement (FNM) Elizabeth MP Dr. Duane Sands was sworn in to the senate this for a second time Monday in a ceremony at Government House, on the heels of the resignation of Senator Latisha Rolle. Addressing detractors that say Senator Rolle’s resignation embodied the dysfunction within the party, Sands says whatever he can […]

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NEW ELECTRONIC BOARDING PASS CAPABILITY AT LPIA SPEEDS PASSENGER PROCESSING

The Nassau Airport Development Company Ltd. (NAD) in partnership with the international airlines at the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA), United States Customs and Border Protection (USCBP), Airport Authority and the Transportation Security Authority (TSA) has launched a new Electronic Boarding Pass (EBP) system at LPIA. Now, the 3.2 million passengers traveling through the country’s […]

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Fumes Kills Family

A couple and their infant grandchild were killed yesterday after they inhaled carbon monoxide from a generator at their Nassau Village home. Assistant Commissioner of Police Stephen Dean confirmed that the family was found unresponsive by neighbours and relatives around 8:00 a.m. The family was transferred to the hospital but the couple succumbed soon after […]

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Music Masters winner ready to “Dig Up” the music industry

After months of hard work and grueling competitions, FanShawn Taylor is the 2016 Music Masters champion.   Taylor was declared the champion after successfully completing two rounds of vigorous competition. Her song, “Dig Up the Road” was also voted best Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival Road Fever song.   Leading up to the competition, FanShawn said she […]

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Citizen Security and Justice Program Launched

Yesterday signaled the official launch of the Citizen Security and Justice Program which plans to target issues driving crime in The Bahamas.   A $20 million loan was given by the Inter-Development Bank (IDB) earlier this year during the signing at the Baha Mar Convention Centre.   Some of those issues identified which cause crime […]

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Bahama Junkanoo Carnival Improves

Organizers for Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival say that this year will be a large improvement on last years’ event.   The budget for carnival this year has also been slashed as organizers of the event says that they want to spend less but produce more.   “I think we have made a conscious and deliberate effort […]

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RBC Royal Bank Launches Private Banking

RBC Royal Bank on April 26, 2016 officially launched its suite of Private Banking services in The Bahamas. Held at Sapodilla Estates, Private Banking guests experienced an evening of networking, entertainment and presentations on the product offerings, while connecting directly with senior executives of RBC Royal Bank and the Private Banking Team. Bringing introductory remarks, […]

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Louis Bacon Upsets Bahamian Parliament

Participants of the Love 97 Radio talk show, Issues of The Day, were generally of the view that Louis Bacon, an international hedge-fund operator, is using the courts to muzzle Members of Parliament and to limit their free speech. Lawyers for Save The Bays, Bacon’s super PAC, filed an injunction against Members of Parliament in […]

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