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Bahamas PM's press secretary murdered

August 27, 2014
Bahamas PM's press secretary murdered NASSAU, Bahamas -- Police were last night still trying to piece together the circumstances that led to the murder of Latore Mackey, the Bahamas Information Services (BIS) deputy director and Prime Minister Perry Christie’s press secretary, who was found shot dead early Monday morning.

Cristobal moves away from Bahamas; storm watch issued for Bermuda

August 26, 2014
MIAMI, USA -- The Bermuda weather service issued a tropical storm watch for Bermuda on Monday as Tropical Storm Cristobal moved slowly away from the Bahamas, after depositing 12 inches of rain on the Turks and Caicos Islands over the weekend, causing widespread flooding and one fatality.

Turks and Caicos hit by heavy flooding

August 25, 2014
Turks and Caicos hit by heavy flooding PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands -- Heavy rains from the weekend passage of Tropical Storm Cristobal caused widespread flooding in Providenciales, the most populated of the Turks and Caicos Islands. Floodwater engulfed the entire downtown area.

Storm warnings issued for Bahamas and Turks and Caicos

August 24, 2014
Storm warnings issued for Bahamas and Turks and Caicos MIAMI, USA -- Tropical Storm Cristobal formed on Sunday over the Bahamas and storm warnings have been issued for the southeastern Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands, where heavy rainfall is likely. Interests in the northwestern Bahamas should also monitor this system.

Tropical depression likely to form this weekend near Bahamas

August 23, 2014
Tropical depression likely to form this weekend near Bahamas MIAMI, USA -- Shower and thunderstorm activity has increased in association with a small area of low pressure located just north of the Mona Passage between Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic and the disturbance may develop into a tropical depression or tropical storm as it moves over...

Bahamas and Mexico discuss potential trade and investment opportunities

August 23, 2014
Bahamas and Mexico discuss potential trade and investment opportunities WASHINGTON, USA -- Dr Eugene Newry, Bahamas ambassador to the United States, met with his Mexican counterpart, Eduardo Mora, in Washington DC on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, and discussed a range of potential trade and investment opportunities of mutual benefit to both countries.

Four killed in plane crash in Bahamas

August 20, 2014
Four killed in plane crash in Bahamas FREEPORT, Bahamas -- Four people traveling from Florida were killed when the small plane they were in crashed in waters about five miles off Grand Bahama on Monday, authorities said. The plane left Ormond Beach Municipal Airport en route to Grand Bahama, according to a police spokesperson.

Bahamas government to amend controversial referendum questions

August 19, 2014
Bahamas government to amend controversial referendum questions NASSAU, Bahamas -- The Bahamas government has revised controversial constitutional referendum questions and is set to table them in Parliament, The Nassau Guardian has confirmed. The questions no longer reference specific articles of the constitution.

Letter: The Gender Equality Referendum 2014 in The Bahamas

August 19, 2014
I have, like thousands of other Bahamians, voted YES to the elimination of gender inequality in our constitution – in the 2002 referendum. I am not motivated to participate in referendum 2014 about the same question, as I feel that this is the “2002 NO voters” referendum.

NY judge weighs in on Bahamas lawsuits

August 18, 2014
NY judge weighs in on Bahamas lawsuits NASSAU, Bahamas -- A New York judge has approved a request to serve a former videographer of fashion mogul Peter Nygard with a subpoena calling on him to provide up to 1,000 hours of footage to billionaire hedge fund manager Louis Bacon, to be used in as evidence in Bahamian legal actions.

Commentary: Petty politics (and homophobia) bedeviling equal rights for women in The Bahamas

August 15, 2014
Commentary: Petty politics (and homophobia) bedeviling equal rights for women in The Bahamas In 2002 voters in The Bahamas rejected a national referendum “to change the Constitution to eradicate language that made men superior to women” – as the February 12, 2012, edition of the Nassau Guardian framed the issue. I was so shocked and dismayed that I wondered aloud if...

Feasibility of proposed Bahamas motorsports track questioned

August 15, 2014
Feasibility of proposed Bahamas motorsports track questioned NASSAU, Bahamas -- Political and private sector officials in The Bahamas have questioned the feasibility of a recently proposed $10 million “world-class” race track and motorsports complex in New Providence, arguing that the government cannot afford to “go on another spending spree”.

Plans unveiled for world-class motorsports track in Bahamas

August 14, 2014
Plans unveiled for world-class motorsports track in Bahamas NASSAU, Bahamas -- The Bahamas government has unveiled plans for a $10 million “world-class” motorsports track and complex in New Providence through a partnership with auto racing’s global governing body, in a bid to further promote the country’s sports tourism economy.

Bahamas brokerage firm charged by US SEC over international fraud

August 12, 2014
NASSAU, Bahamas -- The principal of a publicly-listed Bahamian investment company has been charged in the US over his alleged central role in an international fraud scheme that saw investors lose hundreds of millions of dollars. Julian Brown, president and chief executive officer of...

Bahamas environmental issues capture international headlines

August 6, 2014
Bahamas environmental issues capture international headlines NASSAU, Bahamas -- A series of legal actions filed by the environmental organization Save The Bays and making their way to the highest courts in the Bahamian judicial system are attracting international attention with stories in papers and online publications from Canada to Italy, Germany to New Zealand.

Tropical Storm Bertha moving away from the Bahamas

August 4, 2014
Tropical Storm Bertha moving away from the Bahamas MIAMI, USA -- Tropical Storm Bertha was beginning to move away from the southeastern Bahamas on Sunday night and all storm warnings have been discontinued. According to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, at 5:00 pm EDT on Sunday, the center of Tropical Storm Bertha was located...

Tropical Storm Bertha passes just south of Puerto Rico

August 2, 2014
Tropical Storm Bertha passes just south of Puerto Rico MIAMI, USA -- The centre of Tropical Storm Bertha was passing just south of Puerto Rico on Saturday morning, moving toward the west-northwest near 22 mph. A turn toward the northwest is expected by Saturday night, with this motion continuing through Sunday night.

Tropical Storm Bertha moves into northeast Caribbean

August 2, 2014
Tropical Storm Bertha moves into northeast Caribbean MIAMI, USA -- At 5:00 pm EDT on Friday, the centre of Tropical Storm Bertha was located 20 miles northwest of Fort de France, Martinique, and about 405 miles southeast of San Juan, Puerto Rico, as the system moved into the northeastern Caribbean Sea. According to the National Hurricane Center...

Bahamas, Haiti sign trade, migrant agreements

July 31, 2014
Bahamas, Haiti sign trade, migrant agreements NASSAU, Bahamas -- The Bahamas government on Tuesday signed three agreements with the Haitian government intended to further trade development between both countries and lead to a decrease in illegal migration. Prime Minister Perry Christie said it was an historic day.

Haitian president visits Bahamas

July 29, 2014
Haitian president visits Bahamas NASSAU, Bahamas -- Haitian President Michel Martelly was due to arrive in The Bahamas on Monday for a short visit to sign several bilateral agreements with Bahamian officials. “I think this visit is very important because it is going to make more significant the relationship between The Bahamas and Haiti,”...

Master Motivator Spence Finlayson is a Bahamian Icon!

July 26, 2014
Master Motivator Spence Finlayson is a Bahamian Icon! NASSAU, Bahamas -- Bahamian-born, international motivational speaker, corporate trainer, talk show host and author of Dare To Be Great: Overcoming Life’s Challenges On Your Way To The Top! was recently nominated for the prestigious Bahamian Icon Award in the category of Entrepreneurship.

Bahamas constitutional referendum set for November 6

July 25, 2014
Bahamas constitutional referendum set for November 6 NASSAU, Bahamas -- Following three delays, a long-anticipated constitutional referendum in The Bahamas will be held on November 6, Prime Minister Perry Christie announced on Wednesday. The referendum, which will focus on gender equality, will be separated into four questions.

Barbados and Cayman Islands report first locally transmitted chikungunya cases

July 24, 2014
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The ministry of health in Barbados has reported the first case of chikungunya in a resident with no known travel history. Another six cases confirmed so far have all been imported into the island. In the Cayman Islands, out of seven cases tested...

Bahamas airlift falls 8.5 percent in four years

July 22, 2014
NASSAU, Bahamas -- The head of Atlantis has expressed anxiety over the level of airlift coming into the country from The Bahamas’ major source market ahead of the opening of Baha Mar, after official figures obtained show that such airlift into Nassau declined by 8.5 percent.

IMF concludes visit to Bahamas

July 21, 2014
NASSAU, Bahamas -- An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team, headed by Mbuyamu Matungulu, visited The Bahamas during July 14-18 as part of the regular consultation process with member countries on their economies. The team met with senior government officials and...

US still silent two months after Bahamas spy claims emerged

July 19, 2014
US still silent two months after Bahamas spy claims emerged NASSAU, Bahamas -- Two months after allegations surfaced that the National Security Agency (NSA) of the United States was recording and archiving every cell phone call in The Bahamas, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration Fred Mitchell said on Thursday the government is still awaiting a formal response.

Bahamas to open tourism office in China

July 17, 2014
NASSAU, Bahamas -- A Bahamas ministry of tourism official has revealed plans to set up a Beijing office, claiming that the new facility will be well-positioned to “capitalize” on the globally projected 100 million outbound Chinese tourists. Director of tourism for the Asian market...

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