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A Baha Mar “Breakthrough”

 “Much-anticipated breakthrough” By the Caribbean Journal staff Baha Mar contractor China Construction America has returned to the major project’s construction site, the development’s joint liquidators confirmed this week. The company has “returned to the site for analysis and assessment of …

Is a Major Economic Boom Coming to Eleuthera?

 Above: Bahamas Prime Minister Perry Christie at the recent Eleuthera Business Outlook By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamian island of Eleuthera is on track for a “major economic boom,” according to Bahamas Prime Minister Perry Christie. Christie said the …

Bahamas Assumes Chairmanship of Caribbean Community

 Above: Bahamas Prime Minister Perry Christie By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas has officially assumed the rotating chairmanship of the Caribbean Community. New CARICOM Chairman and Bahamas Prime Minister Perry Christie said it would be his “duty” to work …

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 Above: Raul Castro By the Caribbean Journal staff Cuba is pledging its continued cooperation with its neighbours in the Caribbean Community, according to Cuba President Raul Castro. The Cuban leader was addressing the Cuba-CARICOM Summit in Havana on Monday. “We …

 Above: Bahamas Prime Minister Perry Christie By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas is planning to introduce a new 7.5 percent value added tax, the government announced this week. The tax will be a single VAT rate across the board, …

 Above: the Blue Marlin Cove in Grand Bahama By the Caribbean Journal staff Bahamas Prime Minister Perry Christie was on hand this week to officially open the new Blue Marlin Cove Resort and Marina at Bootle Bay in Grand Bahama. …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas’ government has renewed the oil exploration licence for offshore oil firm Bahamas Petroleum, the company announced in a statement Monday. The licences were renewed as of Sept. 7, and the company has been …

 Above: Bahamian Prime Minister Perry Christie (BIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamian government will soon be calling a referendum on the issue of a national lottery in the country, according to Prime Minister Perry Christie. The referendum …

 Above: officials at the ceremony in Nassau (BIS Photo/Peter Ramsay) By the Caribbean Journal staff Construction of the casino tower at the multi-billion-dollar Baha Mar project in the Bahamas reached the 100-foot mark this week. The project has signed a …

 Above: Bahamas PM Perry Christie (BIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamian people should decide on the question of creating a national lottery, according to Prime Minister Perry Christie. “The major parties agreed that they will put it …

 Above: Perry Christie (centre) and other MPs head to Parliament ahead of the Budget Communication (BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamian government is planning to revive the country’s Urban Renewal programme and is considering a national …

 Above: Prime Minister Perry Christie By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamian cabinet has made its final three appointments to round out the country’s new Senate. Former Senate President Sharon Wilson, former diplomat Joseph Curry and attorney Cheryl Bazard have …

 Above: Former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham in Abaco By the Caribbean Journal staff Former Bahamas Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham, whose Free National Movement government was ousted by the Progressive Liberal Party in the country’s May 7 vote, has bid farewell …

 Above: Incoming Foreign Minister Frederick Mitchell is sworn in (BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson) By the Caribbean Journal staff The 11 recently-appointed members of the new Bahamas Cabinet let by Prime Minister Perry Christie completed their swearing-in Friday in a ceremony at …

 Above: Prime Minister Perry Christie at his swearing-in this week (BIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Bahamas Prime Minister Perry Christie has completed the formation of his entire cabinet, naming an additional 11 Ministers after the eight who were …

 Above: Deputy Prime Minister Philip Brave Davis By the Caribbean Journal staff New Bahamas Prime Minister Perry Christie has appointed Philip “Brave” Davis as the country’s new Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works and Urban Development. Davis is the …

 Above: Prime Minister Perry Christie and Governor-General Sir Arthur Foulkes (BIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Perry Christie has been sworn in as the Bahamas’ Prime Minister for the second time, following a ceremony Tuesday afternoon at Government House. …

 Above: Hubert Ingraham By the Caribbean Journal staff Following the Bahamas election results that returned the Opposition Progressive Liberal Party to power, Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham has resigned as leader of the Free National Movement. Ingraham, known as “Papa,” had …