Insured costs as a result of damage from Hurricane Dorian could top half a billion dollars, President and Chief Executive Officer of Bahamas First Holdings Ltd. Patrick Ward said yesterday, explaining that based on the damage he has seen, the $500 million quoted in the
Although Hurricane Dorian decimated many parts of Grand Bahama last week, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest said yesterday that investors are still interested in moving forward with the sale of the Grand Lucayan resort, despite the “minimal damage” caused by the
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest said yesterday that the government is keeping a close tab on all the financial donations made to it for Hurricane Dorian relief, which he said have not yet totaled $100 million.
So far, the government of Canada
The Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) is pushing for a 30-day national roaming deal with Aliv so that both carriers’ customers can receive the best coverage available from both companies’ remaining towers on Abaco and Grand Bahama, BTC Chief Executive Officer Garfield Sinclair said yesterday.
Insurance companies will work to help their clients get through their claims process with as little red tape as possible and will ensure that their payouts are fair and in line with their policies.
The Bahamas Insurance Association (BIA) held a press conference yesterday to assure
The government has indefinitely suspended the deportation of immigrants from areas impacted by Hurricane Dorian, but there is no plan to grant asylum, Minister of Immigration Elsworth Johnson said yesterday.
“Having regard that we’re now facing a humanitarian crisis, the government is taking the decision that
Attorney General Carl Bethel said yesterday he wants Equinor to speedily “clean up the mess” after an oil spill at its facility in Grand Bahama last week.
Wind from Hurricane Dorian, a Category 5 storm, skimmed oil off the top of the storage units for hours leading to the
As of yesterday morning, 2,043 people were being housed in shelters across New Providence, according to National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Spokesperson Carl Smith.
Smith said that there were 1,357 people at the Kendall G. L. Isaacs National Gymnasium; 239 at the Fox Hill Community Center
Attorney General Carl Bethel said yesterday the government has already drafted a mandatory evacuation bill.
“That legislation has been drafted and is ready to go,” Bethel told reporters outside Cabinet.
“It’ll be ready for October. We did an initial draft and there [were] some constitutional concerns, but we believe the
More than a week after several shantytowns on Abaco were destroyed by Hurricane Dorian, Minister of Labour Dion Foulkes said the government’s initial plan to demolish the slums was out of concern for the residents.
“One of the main motivations, the primary motivation of the government by