Bahamas

Bahamas Completes BTC Sale

 The government of the Bahamas has completed a 51 percent sale of the Bahamas Telecommunications Company to British firm Cable and Wireless Communications, Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham announced today in a statement. The deal was the subject of a great …

Garfield Barnwell: Region Needs to Improve Green Development

 Solar panels in Andros, Bahamas By the Caribbean Journal Staff Greater levels of investment are vital if the Caribbean is serious about sustainable development, CARICOM Director of Sustainable Development Garfield Barnwell said last week in Suriname at the opening of …

NDP Leader Renward Wells: Time for Third Party in Bahamas

 Renward Wells, leader of the National Development Party in the Bahamas, said it was time for a third party to make a significant difference in Bahamian politics. “We believe that it is high time for another party, other than the …

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 The Bahamian government is looking to cash in on what, according to experts in Florida, could be a billion-dollar industry with an amendment to the country’s Abandoned Wreck Act. “We are being told it could be a billion-dollar industry if …

 A Bahamian delegation of public officials and private investors led by Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham is on its way to Canada to find opportunities for investment in the country, Ingraham announced Friday at a press conference. “I don’t want to …

 On a quiet street in Old Nassau, a 17th-century manor is the home of one of the Caribbean’s most vibrant entrepreneurial spirits. Owner Enrico Garzaroli has turned the former mansion of pirate John Howard Graysmith into a global brand, with …

 A new 450-passenger ferry will bring passengers between Miami and Bimini in the Bahamas, with service set for launch in June. The ferry, operated by Balearia Ferry Group out of Spain, will take approximately one hour and a half, and …

 By Alexander Britell Richard Lightbourn is a partner at McKinney, Bancroft and Hughes, the landmark Nassau law firm. Current Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham was a law clerk at the firm, and his predecessor, Perry Christie, committed his pupilage at the …

 By the Caribbean Journal Staff The first stage in a $409.5 million airport redevelopment at Nassau’s Lynden Pindling International Airport has opened, with a new U.S. Departures Terminal arriving on time and at a cost of $198.1 million. The new …

 The Bahamas signed a memorandum of understanding with China Harbour Engineering Company Ltd. that will see the Chinese company perform infrastructure work on several islands, including Abaco and Exuma. The projects include a bridge between Little and Great Abaco, a …

 The Hon. Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace is the Bahamas’ Minister of Tourism and Aviation. After a global financial crisis that hit the tourism industry, and the Caribbean, rather severely, Vanderpool Wallace has moved to bring the Bahamas’ integral tourism sector forward. He …

 The opposition walked out of the Bahamian House of Assembly on Thursday night, and now some public accusations have been made concerning Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham. The Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) walked out of the House during a budget debate. …

 The question of increased Haitian immigration is nothing new to the Bahamas — but new problems are beginning to emerge in the so-called “Haitian villages” set up by immigrants. A fire broke out in a shantytown off Fire Trail Road …