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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

There was a study tour coordinated and sponsored by the Chinese government, for junior Caribbean officials, during the dates of May 17 and May 27, 2010 -- the second of its kind for the region. The trip was attended by delegations from the Free National Movement, the governing party of the Bahamas... read more...



Wednesday, July 14, 2010

FREEPORT, Bahamas (AFP) -- A 19-year-old fugitive burglar and Internet folk hero dubbed the "Barefoot Bandit" pleaded guilty Tuesday in a Nassau court to illegally landing a plane on the Bahamas. Colton Harris-Moore was sentenced to three months in jail or a 300 dollar fine. read more...



Monday, July 12, 2010

NASSAU, Bahamas (AFP) -- Fugitive burglar and Internet folk hero, the "Barefoot Bandit," was nabbed by Bahamas police Sunday after one last daring attempt to evade capture -- this time in a stolen boat. Bahamian authorities said 19-year-old Colton Harris-Moore was arrested seven days after they found... read more...



Wednesday, June 23, 2010

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (JIS) -- The Bahamian-owned Western Air on Friday launched its inaugural direct flight from Sangster International Airport, in Montego Bay, Jamaica, to the Linden Pindling International Airport in Nassau, Bahamas. This launch comes on the heels of major successes with its... read more...



Friday, June 11, 2010

BRIDGETOWN, Barabdos (AFP) -- Caribbean officials voiced worry Thursday at the prospect of the mammoth Gulf of Mexico oil spill reaching their islands' famously pristine beaches, in a meeting with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Noting the "very sobering" analysis from Bahamian Foreign Minister... read more...



Thursday, May 27, 2010

I write in reaction to our Roman Catholic Archbishop Patrick Pinder’s response to the issue of legalized gambling for Bahamians in The Bahamas. Like the Anglican Bishop’s reply to the subject matter – I do not understand my archbishop’s reasoning. For example, my Bishop stated the following... read more...



Monday, May 24, 2010

Carpe Diem is a phrase from a Latin poem by Horace. It is popularly translated as “Seize the Day”. In Horace, the phrase is part of the longer carpe diem quam minime credula postero: “Seize the day, trusting as little as possible in the future" and the ode says that the future is unknowable and that instead one should... read more...



Saturday, May 22, 2010

I write in response to the Anglican Church’s position on legalizing the numbers business in The Bahamas that was expressed recently by Bishop Laish Boyd. The Bishop said that: “By enacting legislation legalizing numbers, the government would be "opening the floodgates" to the lowering of... read more...



Thursday, April 29, 2010

NASSAU, Bahamas -- Master Motivator Spence M Finlayson , Bahamian-born, world renowned motivational speaker and corporate trainer will conduct his highly acclaimed supervisory workshop called “The Competent Supervisor” in Nassau, Bahamas at the prestigious British Colonial Hilton Hotel. read more...



Wednesday, April 28, 2010

I thank Dr Rodgers for his thoughtful reply to my response to his original article. I will keep my comments here short and inevitably won’t address all of the issues he raises. Although he claims his original article was about reducing the cost of living and not about the more general merits of markets, those two issues... read more...



Friday, April 23, 2010

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat, in collaboration with the European Union, will be holding its second annual Treaty Law and Practice Seminar 19-22 July 2010 in Nassau, Bahamas. The Seminar is geared towards... read more...



Wednesday, April 21, 2010

FT LAUDERDALE, USA -- Attorney at law Ryan Pinder, head of US law firm Becker & Poliakoff'’s Nassau, Bahamas office, was sworn in and seated as a Member of Parliament of the Bahamas on April 14. Pinder will serve in the 41-member House of Assembly where he becomes the youngest member... read more...



Monday, April 19, 2010

I was listening to the news just recently, where Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham, who also is the Minister of Finance, said something to the effect that he would not lean against anyone broaching the issue of taxing the illegal numbers racket in The Bahamas, by taxing the internet cafés that are reportedly "fronts". read more...



Monday, April 19, 2010

DALLAS, USA (Reuters) -- Over the past year, the number of countries on an Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development "gray list" of tax havens that have not fully implemented internationally agreed upon tax standards has dropped to 17 from more than 40. The OECD hails this as progress. read more...



Thursday, April 15, 2010

Dr. Dexter Johnson’s new book (Crisis in Paradise - The Bahamas at the Start of the Post-Tourism Era) offers his proposals to address the country’s problems, but they are based on conspiracy theories and predisposed to bigger government. Dr Johnson certainly turns a few good phrases. read more...



Wednesday, April 14, 2010

MIAMI, USA (AFP) -- US police backed by helicopter units swooped on a group of illegal immigrants smuggled in from the Bahamas, arresting 15 from Haiti, Jamaica and Sri Lanka, smuggled in by sea by Cubans, authorities and local media said Tuesday. Two Cubans apparently organized the operation. read more...



Wednesday, April 7, 2010

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- FirstCaribbean has been awarded the Project Finance Latin America Project Bond Deal of the Year, for its role as joint lead arranging bank and local placement agent in the US$265 million financing for the redevelopment of the Lynden Pindling International Airport in Nassau, The Bahamas. read more...



Monday, April 5, 2010

The Tribune Business recently featured Mr Zhivago Laing’s position on the Moody’s Investor Services Report on the debt level of The Bahamas. Many of Mr Laing’s comments are correct and perhaps the Government may now be thinking about taking corrective action to reduce the country’s debt load. read more...



Saturday, April 3, 2010

PARIS, France (AFP) -- French bank BNP Paribas announced Friday it has reached an agreement with Scotiabank to cede its wealth management business in the Bahamas, Panama and the Cayman Islands to the Canadian bank. The transaction will allow to make good on its pledge to withdraw from the jurisdictions. read more...



Tuesday, March 16, 2010

I am so proud of the Hon Theresa Moxey-Ingraham, and her recent public remarks regarding gambling for all adults in The Bahamas who wish to do so. She in on the money when she pointed out the waste of police resources in raiding web shops where peaceful and personal activities take place in a licensed environment. read more...



Thursday, March 11, 2010

NASSAU, Bahamas (BIS) – On Wednesday, in Paris, the government of The Bahamas signed seven tax information exchange agreements respectively with the governments of Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Greenland and the Faroes. The Bahamas has now concluded eighteen agreements. read more...



Saturday, March 6, 2010

NEW DELHI, India (Reuters) -- India's Reliance Industries has leased about 1.2 million barrels of clean storage at the Borco Terminal in Bahamas as it seeks to increase its presence in the United States, trade sources said. Two sources said on Friday the firm leased about 1.2 million barrels storage with Borco. read more...



Saturday, March 6, 2010

The resignation of Branville McCartney as junior minister of immigration in the Ingraham cabinet has created a lot of intense political talk around the town. It was a master political stroke that the public welcomes and appreciates – in my view. The move has shown up political weaknesses and complacency. read more...



Saturday, February 27, 2010

HOUSTON, USA (Reuters) -- The newest threat to a vulnerable US oil refining industry may be looming 80 miles off the coast of Florida, on the island of Grand Bahama. There, a huge oil storage terminal is expanding capacity to handle millions of barrels of fuel shipments that could hit the US market. read more...



Friday, February 12, 2010

This past Tuesday night (February 9, 2010), we witnessed what was billed as the first televised election debate in The Bahamas. All things considered, this debate was probably a small milestone in the political history of The Bahamas. Leaving the pageantry and historical value of the night aside, The Nassau Institute... read more...



Monday, February 8, 2010

KINGSTON, Jamaica (OPM) -- CARICOM has given a commitment to finance the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) relief base in Haiti for another month so that humanitarian assistance from the region can continue in the earthquake ravaged capital of Port au Prince. Funding until March 5 will come from the Bahamas. read more...



Monday, February 8, 2010

Ms Charlyne E Sealy, in a thoughtful letter to the Tribune on January 25, responds to the Heritage Foundation report showing decline of economic freedom in the Bahamas. Her remarks were directed to Rick Lowe, Vice President of The Nassau Institute. The key ingredients of economic freedom are... read more...



Friday, February 5, 2010

WASHINGTON, USA (Reuters) -- A senior US senator said on Thursday he planned to refer HSBC Holdings to its US bank regulator in connection with questionable accounts in the Bahamas  it provided for senior Angolan officials. Senator Carl Levin made his remarks after a hearing on the flow of tainted foreign money. read more...



Friday, February 5, 2010

Few of us around today had any influence on public policy when Haitians started illegally migrating here for a better way of life, but the vast majority of the middle class and above hire Haitian labourers, both legal and illegal and this has been going on since I can remember. This so called "problem"... read more...



Friday, February 5, 2010

NASSAU, Bahamas -- On Wednesday, February 3, approximately 1:00 pm, during the lunch period at The Bahamas Detention Centre, an officer stationed at The Bahamas Detention Centre was compelled to use excessive force in the interest of his safety. The particulars are that during the feeding period of the day... read more...



Tuesday, February 2, 2010

One cannot help but to observe how Dr Nicolette Bethel is on Facebook, and other places all draped in the Haitian flag while advocating for illegal Haitian immigrants to come to our shores. I’m trying hard to understand her logic in light of the enormous social burden that illegal immigration presently poses. read more...



Friday, January 29, 2010

“This alleged crime occurred on a small island Copperfield bought from the Bahamian government last year; which he has magically transformed into a bohemian paradise called Musha Cay… One can certainly understand why this woman probably assumed that he was immune to criminal charges there..." read more...



Thursday, January 28, 2010

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Founder of the Bahamas Faith Ministries International, Dr Myles Munroe says the Caribbean is in a male crisis, as 93 percent of all criminal activities in the Caribbean are committed by men. Dr Monroe was addressing the Inaugural National Men’s Rally in Guyana on Sunday. read more...



Thursday, January 28, 2010

NASSAU, Bahamas (BIS) -- The Bahamas government signed the Services Offer of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the European Commission at an Initialing Ceremony on Monday, January 25, 2010.  The ceremony took place at the Ministry of Finance on Cable Beach. read more...



Wednesday, January 27, 2010

FREEPORT, Bahamas (BIS) -- Backyard farming is being re-launched in Grand Bahama, a move, which could reduce spending at supermarkets and elsewhere, explained Ronald Darville Senior, Deputy Chairman of the Bahamas Agricultural Industrial Corporation (BAIC). The program will continue for the next six months. read more...



Wednesday, January 27, 2010

NASSAU, Bahamas (BIS) -- The government is moving “resolutely to reposition agriculture as a strong pillar of the Bahamian economy,” Agriculture and Marine Resources Minister Lawrence Cartwright told industry stakeholders on Wednesday. Cartwright confirmed that The Bahamas imports 80 per cent of its food. read more...



Saturday, January 23, 2010

NASSAU, Bahamas (BIS) -- The Select Committee of the House of Assembly to investigate allegations of sexual molestation in the Eight Mile Rock High School tabled its report to Parliament in the morning session last week. The Committee was formed to review all matters pertaining to allegations of sexual abuse. read more...



Thursday, January 21, 2010

The recent decision by The Bahamas government to release 102 Haitian detainees from the Carmichael Road Detention center, and give them the right to reside here is ill-advised, and reflects a shallow perspective on the illegal immigration issue in these islands. The government is fully aware of the hundreds... read more...



Wednesday, January 20, 2010

There has always been a love hate relationship between Bahamians and Haitians. We love them when they do the physical labour we don't want to do, but hate them when they start to aspire to do more for themselves. When we consider the reactions to the government documenting and releasing 119 Haitians... read more...



Saturday, January 16, 2010

NASSAU, Bahamas (BIS) -- The Government plans to re-double its efforts to ameliorate the current Justice System, so major improvements will be carried out this year to support the administration of justice, Attorney General Senator John Delaney said during a Special Sitting of the House of Assembly. read more...



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