Bahamas

  • Eight found dead off the coast of Grand Bahama

    NASSAU, Bahamas, CMC – The police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the discovery of eight bodies on the beach in Grand Bahama early Saturday. They initially found six bodies including that of a child on a beach at Holmes Rock, shortly after, two more bodies were discovered near a sunken boat, half a mile from the shore. According to the…

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  • Government warns against “defaming” the image of the country

    NASSAU, Bahamas, CMC – The Bahamas government is urging people from “defaming our country” insisting it is not engaged in any inhumane treatment of people at detention centers in the country. Foreign Affairs Minister Fred Mitchell said the Perry Christie has “again learned with regret that demonstrations are to be held in Miami. “The anger of the protesters is misdirected…

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  • Premier attends Independence celebrations in The Bahamas

    HAMILTON, Bermuda, CMC – Premier Craig Cannonier and other politicians have flown to the Bahamas to celebrate the country’s 40th anniversary of independence from Britain. Cannonier, was invited to attend official ceremonies hosted Prime Minister Perry Christie. “The Premier has also been in preliminary discussions with the Prime Minister regarding the successes and challenges of their financial model, gaming and…

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  • Bahamas signs MOU with United States on security

    NASSAU, Bahamas, CMC – The Bahamas government says the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to counter-piracy between The Bahamas and the United States will play a critical role in maintaining as well as increasing the country’s position as a leading global Flag State. Transport and Aviation Minister Glenys Hanna-Martin said the initiative would also strengthen The Bahamas’ enforcement…

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  • Bahamas celebrating 40th anniversary of political independence

    NASSAU, Bahamas, CMC – The Bahamas is celebrating 40 years of political independence from Britain on Wednesday with praises for the founding fathers of the country. The Bahamas has been staging a series of activities to mark the occasion and Governor General Sir Arthur Foulkes, speaking at the National Pride Day celebrations recalled when Britain’s Prince Charles handed over the…

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  • PM pleased with work of Constitutional Commission

    NASSAU, Bahamas, CMC – Prime Minister Perry Christie has praised the work of the Constitutional Commission as he accepted its report on the review of the Bahamas Constitution. “We are so happy to see the emphasis placed by this Commission on consultation with people in our islands, because to too great an extent, because of the capital being here and…

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  • BAHAMAS-POLITICS-Top US official head to the Bahamas to strengthen cooperation on counter-piracy

    WASHINGTON, CMC – The United States Department of State says Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs, Tom Kelly, will travel to the Bahamas this week to “strengthen cooperation on counter-piracy.” Kelly’s three-day trip, which begins on Monday, involves consultations with senior Bahamian officials on “a wide range of political-military issues and to launch a series of information sharing…

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  • BAHAMAS-ENVIRONMENT-Regional countries and companies agree to plan to protect marine and coastal env

    NASSAU, Bahamas, CMC – At least 15 Caribbean countries and 17 companies have agreed to join forces to preserve and protect the region’s marine and coastal environment as well as accelerate the transition to renewable energy. “The Summit of Caribbean Political and Business Leaders will be forever etched in the history books of Caribbean conservation as a transformational event that…

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  • BAHAMAS-AVIATION-Government takes over full operations of Grand Bahama International Airport

    FREEPORT, Bahamas, CMC – The Bahamas government Monday took over full control of the operations of the privately owned Airport Control Tower at Grand Bahama International Airport. “The Bahamas government is today taking over a critical function in aviation services on the island of Grand Bahama which up to this date was privately managed,” said Transport and Aviation Minister Glenys…

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  • Region discussing sustainable growth and development strategies

    NASSAU, Bahamas, CMC – Government and business leaders from across the Caribbean are gathered here this week along with international donor and lending agencies to take stock of how they have been collaborating on putting in place solutions to sustainable growth and development in the region. The driving force behind the two-day meeting that opened Monday is the Caribbean Growth…

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