Archive | Featured

First Cabinet Meeting in Freeport, Grand Bahama

First Cabinet Meeting in Freeport, Grand Bahama

Prime Minister Perry Christie and his entire Cabinet (with the exception of Attorney General Allyson Maynard-Gibson) for the first time held their Cabinet meeting in Freeport, Grand Bahama on Tuesday. The prime minister and his team of government ministers began the day by participating in the official reopening of the Eight Mile Rock Fire Sub-Station [...]

Read the full story

Posted in Featured, National News0 Comments

Baha Mar Talks Failed–Developer Wants Gov’t Sovereign Guarantee

Baha Mar Talks Failed–Developer Wants Gov’t Sovereign Guarantee

Talks in China ended with Baha Mar CEO Sarkis Izmirlian making a proposal for the Bahamian government to provide the Export-Import Bank of China with a “sovereign guarantee” of up to $175 million. According to a statement released by the government yesterday, while progress was made on the commercial terms of an agreement between Baha [...]

Read the full story

Posted in Featured, National News0 Comments

“$200 Emergency Passport Fee to Rid Corruption,” Says Mitchell

“$200 Emergency Passport Fee to Rid Corruption,” Says Mitchell

Minister of Foreign Affairs Fred Mitchell explained that one of the reasons for the $200 emergency passport processing fee is to “eliminate any suggestion or attempt to offer money to people on the side” for the advancement of this process. Mitchell gave this explanation yesterday during a press conference at the Passport Office, where he [...]

Read the full story

Posted in Featured, National News0 Comments

“Baha Mar’s Petition Misguided,” Says Bank Lawyer

“Baha Mar’s Petition Misguided,” Says Bank Lawyer

Attorneys representing the parties objecting Baha Mar’s application for the Bahamas Supreme Court to recognize its Chapter 11 bankruptcy order, stood on one accord yesterday and requested the dismissal of the resort’s petition sooner rather than later. Baha Mar, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in a Delaware court three weeks ago, recently asked a [...]

Read the full story

Posted in Featured, National News0 Comments

FNM Leader Urges Gov’t to Settle Baha Mar Dispute Outside Court

FNM Leader Urges Gov’t to Settle Baha Mar Dispute Outside Court

While the parties involved in the Baha Mar debacle are expected to appear in court this morning, Free National Movement Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis is urging the parties to settle their dispute outside court. During his televised national address yesterday on the Baha Mar debacle, Dr. Minnis warned the parties that court proceedings should be [...]

Read the full story

Posted in Featured, National News0 Comments

Baha Mar Deal Possible

Baha Mar Deal Possible

Despite statement of acrimony, between the government of the Bahamas and the developer of the Baha Mar resort, yesterday both sides were seeking to hammer out a Memorandum of Understanding to move the project forward. The Bahama Journal was reliably informed that Prime Minister Perry Christie and Baha Mar CEO Sarkis Izmirlian were seeking on [...]

Read the full story

Posted in Featured, National News0 Comments

BAHAMAS’ SPECTACULAR HARBOUR ISLAND WINS BEST ISLAND IN THE CARIBBEAN

BAHAMAS’ SPECTACULAR HARBOUR ISLAND WINS BEST ISLAND IN THE CARIBBEAN

Harbour Island, Bahamas was voted “Best Island in the Caribbean” by Travel + Leisure’s most discerning travellers, taking one of the top honours in the publication’s World’s Best Awards 2015. The award was based on travellers’ ratings of their experiences in the annual World’s Best Awards 2015 readers’ survey. This is the second time that [...]

Read the full story

Posted in Featured, National News0 Comments

Gov’t Moves To Wind Up Baha Mar

Gov’t Moves To Wind Up Baha Mar

Prime Minister Perry Christie announced last night that the government has decided to bring the Baha Mar project under the control of the Bahamas Supreme Court. During his address to the nation, the prime minister said on the advice of the country’s lawyers in The Bahamas, the United Kingdom and the United States, Attorney General [...]

Read the full story

Posted in Featured, National News0 Comments

China Construction: Baha Mar Failed to Secure Financing -“Resort Mismanaged Project’s Design”

China Construction: Baha Mar Failed to Secure Financing -“Resort Mismanaged Project’s Design”

China Construction America Bahamas Ltd. (CCA Bahamas) revealed yesterday that Baha Mar’s decision to file for bankruptcy is a result of the resort’s failure to secure adequate financing and its mismanagement of the project’s design. In a statement, CCA Bahamas explained that Baha Mar’s mismanagement includes the replacement of the principal architect after construction commenced, [...]

Read the full story

Posted in Featured, National News0 Comments

Vasyli’s Pretrial Delayed

Vasyli’s Pretrial Delayed

Donna Vasyli, the woman is accused of stabbing her millionaire husband to death, returned to court on Monday expecting a pretrial hearing, but she was told that the pretrial has been delayed. Prosecutor Neil Braithwaite said the necessary evidence to carry on with the hearing has not been disclosed therefore, the pretrial will not be [...]

Read the full story

Posted in Featured, National News0 Comments

Sign Up to Our Newsletter

Join Our BBM Group

Join Us on Facebook