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Miss Universe Bahamas Swimsuit Competitions

Miss Universe Bahamas Swimsuit Competitions

On July 27, the 2014 Miss Bahamas contestants took part in the much anticipated Miss World Bahamas and Miss Universe Bahamas Swimsuit Competitions. The top three contestants in the Miss World Bahamas Swimsuit Competition were Chantel O’Brian, Rosetta Cartwright and Rontre Rolle. The top three contestants in the Miss Universe Bahamas Swimsuit Competition were Tomacina [...]

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BEC Outage Costly

BEC Outage Costly

The Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC) experienced another disruption yesterday morning at its Blue Hill Road location leaving thousands of its customers in the dark amid the scorching summer heat. BEC has since explained that near island-wide blackout was due to a failed generator. The power outage began around 7:30a.m., Monday. As of 5:40p.m., yesterday, BEC [...]

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Minnis: PM Must Fire Renward Wells

Minnis: PM Must Fire Renward Wells

Opposition Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis on Sunday renewed his party’s call for the resignation of Parliamentary Secretary Reward Wells noting that the inaction from the prime minister on the issue and lack of transparency are proof that the government is trying to cover up what appears to be a ‘shady’ deal. “As we all now [...]

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Straw Vendors Say Cruise Lines Hurting Business

Straw Vendors Say Cruise Lines Hurting Business

Sales in straw products are currently at an all time low, according to some local straw vendors who are blaming cruise line advisories for scaring off potential customers. Some vendors in the Nassau Straw Market said some cruise lines are allegedly are telling guests aboard cruise ships not to purchase straw products due to insect [...]

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Jailhouse Groom Rearrested

Jailhouse Groom Rearrested

The 35-year-old drug suspect who made headlines earlier this year, not for his alleged crimes, but because he was allowed to get married while in custody, found himself back in court yesterday on more drug charges. Police said Hospital Lane resident Kendrick Tinker was picked up in connection with an outstanding warrant that subsequently led [...]

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Chikungunya Virus Hits Bahamas

Chikungunya Virus Hits Bahamas

The debilitating Chikungunya virus is now in The Bahamas A press release issued by the Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed an imported case of Chikungunya fever. “The case occurred in an adult visitor, who traveled to The Bahamas from the Dominican Republic on June 29,” the release noted. “His symptoms reportedly began the day before [...]

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PM Slams US Report

PM Slams US Report

A US State Department’s not so glowing report of the local investment climate has sparked the ire of the prime minister, who yesterday chided US officials for the “obvious mistakes” it has made. In its most recent Investment Climate Statement, US officials found that while The Bahamas maintains a “relatively” stable environment for investment, in [...]

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Union Fears Botched Promotions

Union Fears Botched Promotions

A number of workers in the Customs and Immigration departments have received letters advising them that they will be bypassed for promotions despite their bosses admitting that they have performed above average over the years, this according to the Vice President of the Bahamas Customs Immigration and Allied Workers Union (BCIAWU) Sloane Smith who said [...]

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AG Office Officially Named Paul Adderley  –Longest Serving AG Honoured

AG Office Officially Named Paul Adderley –Longest Serving AG Honoured

The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) and the Ministry of Legal Affairs was on Friday renamed in honour of one of the country’s founding fathers; a man many in the legal fraternity consider the quintessential attorney general. The multi-storey edifice on John F Kennedy Drive now bears the name of the country’s longest serving [...]

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Two Arraigned on Separate Murders

Two Arraigned on Separate Murders

Two 18-year-old men were on Friday arraigned in the Magistrate’s Court for two separate murder that occurred recently in the capital. Holiday Drive, East Street resident Richard Hepburn and Jason Simmons of Thompson Lane were both arraigned yesterday at the Magistrate’s Court before Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt in Court Number Nine. Police are convinced that [...]

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