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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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Renew Bahamas Completes Smoke Suppression Efforts

After more than a week of firefighting, Renew Bahamas officials announced yesterday that it has completed its smoke suppressions efforts. This comes after a series of fires on and around the tipping floor of the Harold Road Landfill. The landfill has had numerous fires over the years and residents in nearby areas have said the […]

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Bridge Toll Doubled

Tolls for the Sir Sidney Poitier Bridge are expected to increase by one hundred per cent for private vehicles effective March 1. The $1 bridge toll will increase to $2 as announced by Chairman of the Bridge Authority of the Bahamas Rory Higgs as he spoke to the bridge refurbishment contract signing on Monday morning. […]

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JCN Honours Outstanding Bahamians

On Friday, Jones Communications Network honoured outstanding Bahamian members of society during its Civil Society and Person of the Year Award, at Melia Beach Resort. Six individuals were recognized as outstanding contributing citizens at the formal awards luncheon on Friday. Prime Minister Perry Christie won the top award, being named the Person of the Year […]

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PM Christie Speaks At The Jamaica Stock Exchange

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Huge Deficit Reduction Projected

The State Minister of Finance Michael Halkitis says if all goes well the deficit of the country will dip to $70 million next year. Minister Halkitis responded to the Bahamian community asking for the government to explain where the money collected from value added tax went after the first year. “This year in our projections […]

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CJ Raps Justice System–Criminals Abuse Bail, Says CJ

Chief Justice Sir Hartman Longley highlighted the flaws in the local judicial system as he gave his first speech since his appointment at the annual church service and ceremony to bring in the new 2016 legal year yesterday morning. Dozens could be seen marching to the Supreme Court on Wednesday morning for one of the […]

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NYGARD CALLS FOR TRUCE WITH BACON

International Fashion Mogul Peter Nygard is extending the olive branch of peace to his Lyford Cay neighbour, billionaire Louis Bacon with whom he had a long running dispute for many years. The two have been embroiled in rows over land, access to Nygard Cay, libel and other litigious issues that have reached the Supreme Court […]

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Bahamas Tourism Minister named Travel Personality of The Year

Bahamas Minister of Tourism Obediah Wilchcombe is the Caribbean’s leading Travel Personality of 2015, a special honour bestowed by World Travel Awards (WTA) to acknowledge monumental contributions to the travel and tourism industry. Minister Wilchcombe was presented with “the most prestigious award of the year” at the 22nd Annual World Travel Awards Caribbean and North […]

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