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Another Blackout

In a reoccurring trend over the past week, the majority of the island was in darkness yesterday due to an island wide black out stemming from technical challenges from Bahamas Power and Light (BPL). The Journal reached out to Bahamas Power and Light officials but was unsuccessful in the attempts. The company however did provide […]

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Roberts: FNM’s Commentary Useless

Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Chairman Bradley Roberts lambasted the Opposition for what he described as its “useless commentary” concerning the proposed $2.1 billion Agri-fisheries deal between The Bahamas and China.   In a press conference held at the PLP headquarters, Mr. Roberts added that the Free National Movement (FNM) has yet to outline a policy […]

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FNM RATIFIES 6 CANDIDATES

Free National Movement (FNM) Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis ratified six new candidates at the FNM Central Council Meeting late last night.   The six candidates, five men and one woman are set to be its standard bearers to represent the FNM in the upcoming 2017 General Elections in New Providence and North Andros and the […]

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Restoration Efforts On Target

After social and technical assessments in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, recovery teams have been deployed throughout the devastated areas within the country, according to National Disaster Recovery Coordinator and Labour Minister Shane Gibson. Mr. Gibson said the government is on target in its effort to restore the country to a state of normalcy. “We’ve […]

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“Minnis Is A Big Joke”, Says Roberts

Progressive Liberal Party Chairman Bradley Roberts firing some serious shots at the two leaders of the Free National Movement. Yesterday in a press statement he referred to Opposition Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis as a “Big joke” and his Deputy Leader Peter Turnquest as dishonest. “Dr. Hubert Minnis is one big joke and cannot be taken […]

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Gov’t To Offer Hurricane Loans

Financial assistance is on the way for Bahamians affected by Hurricane Matthew, according to Prime Minister Perry Christie. The government will be working in conjunction with Central Bank to offer $30 million in loans to Bahamian residents. He made the announcement while as a guest on the Love 97/JCN programme “Jones and Co” on Sunday. […]

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Baha Mar Buyer Revealed

After months of speculation and criticisms from various detractors, the government yesterday revealed the official buyer of Baha Mar, as Perfect Luck Limited, a holdings group based in Hong Kong. The announcement came yesterday from a press statement issued by Prime Minister Perry Christie, who responded to letter written by original Baha Mar developer Sarkis […]

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Homelessness Growing

While officials are still tallying the numbers for North Andros and Grand Bahama, they confirmed recently that Hurricane Matthew’s wrath over a week ago left more than 100 individuals homeless in New Providence. According to the Assistant Director at the Ministry of Social Services (SS) Cherely Kelly, of that number, 87 are adults, and 46 […]

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Commonwealth Bank gives $100K to NEMA for Hurricane Matthew relief

Executives of Commonwealth Bank yesterday donated $100,000 to the Hurricane Matthew Relief fund, becoming one of the first corporate sponsors to do so, after the powerful storm passed through The Bahamas a week ago leaving damage in the millions.   On hand for the presentation ceremony at NEMA on Gladstone Road were Prime Minister Perry […]

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Minister Appointed Coordinator for Hurricane Matthew Recovery Efforts

Prime Minister Perry Christie has appointed, Minister of Labour and National Insurance Shane Gibson as the Coordinator for the Hurricane Matthew Relief and Recovery efforts.   The prime minister officially made the announcement during a press conference on Sunday, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Gladstone Road.   Mr. Gibson will work closely with Director […]

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