US Charge Says No Impact On Bahamian Passport Holders

On 29th January at the signing of the new five year lease for the AUTEC Base in Andros (11.8 million per annum up by 4.15 per cent), the Head of Mission ad interim in The Bahamas Lisa Johnson made the following statement about Bahamian passport holders and the new Executive Orders by the US President […]

STATEMENT BY BRADLEY B. ROBERTS IN RESPONSE TO FNM CRIME SPEECH

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 5 FEBRUARY 2017 STATEMENT BY BRADLEY B. ROBERTS IN RESPONSE TO FNM CRIME SPEECH It’s a shame that after years of service with the Royal Bahamas Police Force, Marvin Dames is now trying to distance himself from some of the very anti-crime policies he designed and implemented. When the PLP entered government […]

BAD ADVICE FROM THE ROYAL BANK LADY

On 31 January Marla Dukharan, ( the lady in the picture) group economist for RBC’s Caribbean operations, said: “I am disappointed that despite having the most successful VAT in the whole region – despite getting more from this VAT than you expected to – the fiscal deficit was not reduced in the way it had […]

THIS WEEK IN THE BAHAMAS BY ELCOTT COLEBY

30 January to 2 February Christie touts ‘multi-appealing tourism product’ of The Bahamas Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie addressed delegates at the opening ceremonies of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) Caribbean Travel Marketplace, January 31, 2017 at Atlantis, Paradise Island. At this tourism marketplace forum, the largest […]

THE WORK OF THE MISSIONS ABROAD

Chicago SKOKIE, Illinois -The Hon. Michael C. Fountain (second from right), Bahamas Honorary Consul to Chicago, attended the first meeting of the Bahamas Association of Chicago for the New Year on Saturday, January 28, 2017. Mr. Fountain presented highlights of consular activities for 2016 and discussed the collaborative opportunities available to the Bahamas Association and […]

BIRTH CERTIFICATES IN NORTH ANDROS

BIS Photo/Derek Smith ANDROS, The Bahamas — Jason Wilson Evans is the first baby in 2017 to be a registered birth in Andros, and to receive a printed certified birth certificate – online — accompanied by his proud parents, Britney Russell and Jason Evans, who used the specialized online registration services of the government’s public-private […]

Ingraham Crawls Out From Under The Rock

Tribune file photo.  Hubert Ingraham turned up to register to vote last week on 1 February.  He came with the press who asked him his thoughts on the FNM and the General election.  Here is what he said in is own words: “In my opinion the FNM needs to give focused attention to resolving the […]