Caribbean News Now!

About Us Contact Us
Antigua Carnival

Advertise with us

Reach our daily visitors from around the Caribbean and throughout the world. Click here for rates and placements.

Contribute

Submit news and opinion for publication

Subscribe

Click here to receive our daily regional news headlines by email.

Archives

Click here to browse our extensive archives going back to 2004

Also, for the convenience of our readers and the online community generally, we have reproduced the complete Caribbean Net News archives from 2004 to 2010 here.

Climate Change Watch

The Caribbean is especially vulnerable to rising sea levels brought about by global warming. Read the latest news and information here...

Donate

All of our news services are free. A donation will help keep our service running and your support will keep Caribbean News Now fully independent. Please chip in to help support our work this year.

Follow Caribbean News Now on Twitter
Connect with Caribbean News Now on Linkedin
Instagram



News from Bahamas:




Bahamas

Next

US court ruling has serious, far-reaching sovereignty implications, says Bahamas AG

July 4, 2015
US court ruling has serious, far-reaching sovereignty implications, says Bahamas AG NASSAU, Bahamas -- Attorney General Allyson Maynard-Gibson said on Thursday that for courts in The Bahamas to simply accede to a ruling from the United States bankruptcy court in Delaware – in this instance, to grant funds to Baha Mar Ltd intended in part to pay its staff – would have “serious and...

Ratings agency threatens to downgrade Bahamas

July 4, 2015
Ratings agency threatens to downgrade Bahamas NASSAU, Bahamas -- The international credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s (S&P) said on Thursday it is placing its long-term and short-term foreign and local currency sovereign credit ratings for The Bahamas on CreditWatch with negative implications as a result of Baha Mar’s decision to file for...

Bahamas PR firm CEO appears on international motivational television show

July 4, 2015
Bahamas PR firm CEO appears on international motivational television show NASSAU, Bahamas -- Addis Huyler, the founder and CEO of leading independent public relations and marketing consultancy Sidda Communications Group and the founder of the highly popular Bahamian Icon Awards, recently made a special guest appearance on the Bahamas-based international...

Bankrupt Bahamas megaresort sues Chinese contractor

July 2, 2015
Bankrupt Bahamas megaresort sues Chinese contractor NASSAU, Bahamas -- Bankrupt Bahamas megaresort Baha Mar on Tuesday filed a lawsuit in England against its contractor, China State Construction Engineering Corporation, seeking more than $192 million in damages to compensate for delays and reported substandard work. The legal action was taken...

Commentary: Leadership: What does it mean to you?

July 2, 2015
Commentary: Leadership: What does it mean to you? The big "L" word is being tossed around more violently than two puppies thrashing around their favourite chew toy. For some reason, the word leadership is being uttered on just about every street corner, on every talk show, every household I visit and used in virtually every social media post.

Bahamas megaresort files for bankruptcy

July 1, 2015
Bahamas megaresort files for bankruptcy NASSAU, Bahamas -- After months of uncertainty, Bahamas megaresort Baha Mar announced on Monday that it had filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy in the US district of Delaware and warned that it would have to cut jobs if it does not resolve the matter “in the next few weeks”.

Caribbean prosecutors join forces to clamp down on corruption and money laundering

July 1, 2015
Caribbean prosecutors join forces to clamp down on corruption and money laundering CASTRIES, St Lucia -- Chief prosecutors from Commonwealth countries in the Caribbean region have gathered for the first time to discuss recurrent issues that interfere with the prosecution of corruption and money laundering and the recovery of the proceeds of these crimes.

Caribbean integrity commissions form new Commonwealth body to fight corruption

June 26, 2015
Caribbean integrity commissions form new Commonwealth body to fight corruption ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- National authorities from 12 Commonwealth countries in the Caribbean have joined forces to establish a new regional body to enhance transparency and help fight corruption. The Association of Integrity Commissions and Anti-Corruption Bodies in the Commonwealth Caribbean...

Murders up 16 percent in Bahamas

June 25, 2015
Murders up 16 percent in Bahamas NASSAU, Bahamas -- Murders in The Bahamas increased by 16 percent between January 1 and June 22, 2015, compared to the same period in 2014. There were 72 murders recorded during this period compared to the 62 murders recorded last year. There were ten murders in January, 15 in February...

Bahamas demands retraction of EU tax blacklist

June 25, 2015
Bahamas demands retraction of EU tax blacklist NASSAU, Bahamas -- Minister of Financial Services Hope Strachan has confirmed that the government is moving to have The Bahamas removed from a new European Union (EU) tax blacklist. The minister told Guardian Business on Tuuesday that The Bahamas has demonstrated its overall dedication...

Let's Talk Business: Stop blaming your employees for bad customer service

June 25, 2015
Let's Talk Business: Stop blaming your employees for bad customer service One of the first articles I published in this column was regarding customer service. Unfortunately, my feelings on the subject have not changed since then. Bad customer service still equals bad business. One thing has changed and that is the gloves are off, no more subtlety around this vexing issue.

Commentary: How much do you love your country?

June 25, 2015
Commentary: How much do you love your country? Times are dark. The saying goes: "Tings red!" But, while things are challenging, does it necessarily mean that everything must be complained about and one must be upset every living day of one's life? Certainly not. So, how does one shake off that miasmal thinking of ubiquitous melancholy and pervasive...

Bahamian motivational speaker emphasises character at school awards ceremony

June 24, 2015
Bahamian motivational speaker emphasises character at school awards ceremony NASSAU, Bahamas -- Bahamian born, international motivational speaker, corporate trainer, author and Bahamian Icon Award Nominee, Spence Finlayson, was the guest speaker at St Anne’s School fifth annual Good Character Award Ceremony held in the school auditorium. Finlayson, in his usual upbeat...

Caribbean anti-corruption commissions gather at Commonwealth conference in Grenada

June 23, 2015
Caribbean anti-corruption commissions gather at Commonwealth conference in Grenada ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- Anti-corruption commissions from across the Caribbean are gathering in Grenada this week for a Commonwealth conference aimed at boosting regional cooperation and sharing innovations in the fight against graft. The first Commonwealth regional conference for heads of...

CLICO policyholders protest outside Bahamas parliament

June 19, 2015
CLICO policyholders protest outside Bahamas parliament NASSAU, Bahamas -- More than two dozen CLICO policyholders demonstrated outside Parliament in The Bahamas on Wednesday, claiming they are prepared to do whatever it takes to get relief, even if that means “we have to go to jail”. “People are starving and hungry and...

Fifteen regional jurisdictions on EU tax haven blacklist

June 19, 2015
Fifteen regional jurisdictions on EU tax haven blacklist BRUSSELS, Belgium -- A blacklist of the world’s 30 worst-offending tax havens, published on Wednesday by the European Commission, includes 15 countries and territories within the wider Caribbean. The list includes various well-known havens -- among them the Cayman Islands, British Virgin...

Bahamas bank to conduct 'internal review' after FIFA revelation

June 18, 2015
Bahamas bank to conduct 'internal review' after FIFA revelation NASSAU, Bahamas -- Just as Bahamian financial institutions are grappling with the implementation of an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) signed between The Bahamas and the US in connection with the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), the global scandal rocking the Fédération...

Commentary: Let us praise our police forces!

June 18, 2015
Commentary: Let us praise our police forces! Too often we neglect to praise our national heroes. Oftentimes, unsung heroes do most of the work with little notice from the general public for doing their jobs. This is not something that is intentional, not by any means. But it is something, this symptom of forgetfulness, which makes us highlight...

Let's Talk Business: Meet Sally and Jeff and their grandiose idea to start a business on a shoestring

June 17, 2015
Let's Talk Business: Meet Sally and Jeff and their grandiose idea to start a business on a shoestring Most business owners are familiar with the concept of creating a vision, mission and a set of core values for their organizations. Setting goals is also nothing new. Today I want to write about the value of creating a long term vision and seeing, right before your eyes, short term rewards. I like stories.

Commentary: Democratising public institutions: Reform needed!

June 16, 2015
Commentary: Democratising public institutions: Reform needed! If Bahamians got through the implementation of value added tax, they can get through anything. Thus the confidence I have in reforming our public institutions charged with monitoring the integrity of our systems. No matter how altruistic a person may appear be, or persons, things happen.

Hundreds of workers remain in limbo at Bahamas megaresort as CEO returns to China

June 13, 2015
Hundreds of workers remain in limbo at Bahamas megaresort as CEO returns to China NASSAU, Bahamas -- Baha Mar CEO Sarkis Izmirlian has returned to China amid increasing uncertainty over the fate of the megaresort in The Bahamas. Izmirlian met with partners in China multiple times this year to discuss the issues that are preventing the property from opening. He was in China just...

IMF concludes consultation with Bahamas

June 11, 2015
IMF concludes consultation with Bahamas WASHINGTON, USA -- On June 8, 2015, the executive board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation with The Bahamas. Real GDP expanded by an estimated 1 percent in 2014 on the back of increased tourist arrivals, but growth remains well below pre-global...

Attempt to smuggle nearly half ton of marijuana disrupted in Bahamas

June 11, 2015
Attempt to smuggle nearly half ton of marijuana disrupted in Bahamas MIAMI, USA -- A US Customs and Border Protection, Office of Air and Marine (OAM) aircrew and Operation Bahamas Turks and Caicos (OPBAT) assets tracked a suspicious vessel near Andros Island in The Bahamas, leading to the seizure of over 985 pounds of marijuana and the arrests of two suspected...

Let's Talk Business: When HR gets a cold, the whole organization gets sick

June 11, 2015
Let's Talk Business: When HR gets a cold, the whole organization gets sick If you’ve been following my column you would know that I have covered just about every human resources topic from employee engagement and performance management, to recruitment and training. All topics centered on people and business. The reason for this is not by accident. I started my...

Greater political will, greater transparency needed to stem transnational corruption, says US official

June 10, 2015
Greater political will, greater transparency needed to stem transnational corruption, says US official NASSAU, Bahamas -- A top US official has urged regional governments to adopt greater transparency measures and to bolster “political will” to stem the tide of transnational bribery between government institutions and international companies or entities. Roberta Jacobson, assistant secretary in...

US renews concerns on Bahamas government contract awards

June 9, 2015
US renews concerns on Bahamas government contract awards NASSAU, Bahamas -- For the second year in a row, the US Embassy in Nassau said it continues to receive reports from US companies alleging that there is a lack of “transparency and undue political influence with government bidding and procurement processes”. According to the US Department of...

Commentary: The 2015 budget presentation - what's new?

June 9, 2015
Commentary: The 2015 budget presentation - what's new? The Bahamas prime minister, and also the minister for finance, The Right Honourable Perry G. Christie, presented his 2015/2016 budget to the parliament on Wednesday, May 27. As expected, there were cheers for the budget, and of course also a few jeers. Some said that the persons responsible...

Next

 

Health City Cayman Islands


Other Headlines:



Regional Sports: