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This satellite image taken Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, at 5 p.m. and provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, shows Hurricane Dorian churning over the Atlantic Ocean. Hurricane Dorian struck the northern Bahamas on Sunday as a catastrophic Category 5 storm. AP

Following fiscal deficit reduction, Dorian could greatly impact debt level

Only two days after the government announced in its Fourth Quarter Report on Budgetary Performance for Fiscal Year 2018/19 that it achieved the lowest fiscal deficit in ten years in that budget cycle, with a low 0.1 percent increase in the debt-to-GDP (gross domestic product)

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Minister of Tourism Dionisio D’Aguilar speaks to the media following a National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) press conference yesterday. TONYA ALEXIS

High tourist arrivals likely to ‘significantly’ decline following Dorian

The record high tourist arrivals The Bahamas had been tracking over the past year are likely to “significantly” trend in the opposite direction following Hurricane Dorian, Minister of Tourism and Aviation Dionisio D’Aguilar said yesterday. D’Aguilar, who was speaking to reporters following a National Emergency Management

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Jamaica’s Javon “Donkey Man” Francis, center, won the men’s 400m at the Blue Marlin Classic at the old Thomas A. Robinson Track and Field Stadium this past Saturday. Grenada’s Bralon Taplin (falling to the ground) finished second in 46.01 seconds. Trinidad and Tobago’s Asa Guevera was third in 46.03 seconds. AHVIA J. CAMPBELL

Athletes get on track at the Blue Marlin Classic

With the qualifying period for the Doha World Championships coming to a close this coming Friday, September 6, a number of local and international athletes were out in full force on Saturday taking part in the Blue Marlin Classic at the old Thomas A. Robinson Track

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Bahamian professional golfer Greg Maycock, left, emerged victorious in the professional division at the BPGT Breezes Golf Classic at the Royal Blue Golf Course at the Baha Mar Resort on Friday. At right is tour founder and tournament organizer Riccardo Davis. SIMBA FRENCH

Maycock, Miller top leaderboard at Breezes Classic

Bahamian professional golfer Greg Maycock finally got a win in the Bahamas Professional Golf Tour (BPGT) professional division, shooting a three-under par 69 to capture the title at the Breezes Golf Classic at the Royal Blue Golf Course at the Baha Mar Resort on Friday.

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