'TOURISTS TOLD TO STAY AWAY' . . . but cruise denies passengers advised to avoid Port Lucaya because of safety concerns — tribune242.com — 29 September 2023 (LINK)
— "While there is a US State Department Advisory with specific reference to Freeport and Nassau, our shipboard team has not made any announcements about Freeport," a Carnival Cruise Line sspokesperson said yesterday. "We are confused by the allegations. As a standard practice, we advise guests visiting destinations to follow well-cited travel advice and stay in main tourist areas, not carry large sums of cash they don't intend to spend, and not wear lots of jewellery. Our guests love visiting Freeport."
On Tuesday, two cruise ships, Carnival Dream and Carnival Sunshine, brought over 7,000 guests to Grand Bahama. A bus took passengers to the Prop Club at the Grand Lucayan Resort. The visitors stayed there all day, visiting the restaurant and beach.
Tether taps Bahamas' Britannia Bank to process USD transfers after US banks cut ties with crypto — en.ethereumworldnews.com — 30 August 2023 (LINK)
A man stranded for 3 days on a remote Bahamas island of Cay Sal was rescued by the Coast Guard after he fired flares — yahoo news — 22 August 2023 (LINK)
— Cay Sal is a tiny island which no longer has anybody living on it. It is Bahamian territory, but is closer to Cuba and Florida than any of the major Bahamas islands.
Robbery at a Bahamas bar exposed an alleged murder-for-hire plot on a former Auburn football player — ground.news: 7 media reports — 31 July 2023 (LINK)
Sam Bankman-Fried won't face campaign finance charge due to complication with regard to Bahamas extradition treaty, U.S. DOJ says — www.coindesk.com — 26 July 2023 (LINK)
Bahamas Payment Platform offers cryptocurrency for remittance transfers — coinpedia.org — 25 July 2023 (LINK)
Bahamian Deltec Bank's funds seized by U.S. Secret Service in money laundering and fraud probe — cryptonews.com — 19 July 2023 (LINK)
Former FTX Bahamas exec under investigation for possible violations of campaign finance law (Report) — cryptopotato.com — 13 July 2023 (LINK)
— US prosecutors have reportedly targeted Ryan Salame — ex-CEO of FTX's Bahamian subsidiary — over a possible breach of the law when donating funds to his then–girlfriend's political campaign as a Republican in New York in 2022. Previous sources said that Michelle Bond (the woman in question) has received at least $400,000 in consulting fees from FTX Digital Markets — the entity that Salame ran. According to The New York Times, the American personally donated $1.5 million to the GMI super PAC (a newly-formed committee that supported crypto-friendly candidates), which in turn used some of the funds to popularize Bond's campaign.
The beach named one of the most dangerous in the Caribbean: West End, Grand Bahama, for its sharks — www.explore.com — 8 July 2023 (LINK)
The 16 Most Expensive Caribbean Islands: Find Your Luxury Escape: 2 in Bahamas: David Copperfield's island and Grand Bahama — luxurycolumnist — 19 April 2023 (LINK)
Bahamian Prime Minister doesn't regret FTX: Philip Davis says the country is "open for business" for legitimate digital-assets companies — coindesk — 27 April 2023 (LINK)
FTX Bankruptcy Estate to Claw Back $460M From Modulo Capital — coindesk — 22 March 2023 (LINK)
COMMUNIQUE issued at the conclusion of the Forty-Fourth Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community, 15-17 February 2023 — caricom — 18 February 2023 (LINK)
— During the Opening Ceremony, the CARICOM Triennial Award for Women was conferred upon Dame Janet Bostwick of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas for her advocacy and actions to bring parity to the status of women and remove the inequities faced by women throughout The Bahamas and the Region.
FTX Transferred $7.7B from Bahamian Estate to US Units Ahead of Bankruptcy Filing, Court Told — coindesk — 16 February 2023 (LINK)
At Bahamas summit, Caribbean leaders to seek international push on Haiti — reuters — 14 February 2023 (LINK)
Bahamas songbird is under threat of extinction — but preserving old pine forests will help save it — theconversation.com — 10 February 2023 (LINK)
Trial date set for August 2024 in Sarkis fraud case against Baha Mar's contractor — ewnews — 10 February 2023 (LINK)
16 Cheapest Islands in the World to Visit: Grand Bahama is 1 — tripsavvy.com — 19 January 2023 (LINK)
First recruits of National Youth Guard begin training in Grand Bahama — ewnews.com — 19 January 2023 (LINK)
FTX Secretly Channeled A $50 Million Loan To Its Bahamian Bank Through An Executive?s Company &mdash forbes ● — 16 January 2023 (LINK)
Coast Guard Stops Boat with 400 Haitians Off the Bahamas That Was Likely Headed to Florida — military.com — 24 January 2023 (LINK)
Freeport Container Port lays-off 20 workers: facility recorded a 37 percent drop-off in business mdash; ewnews.com — 5 January 2023 (LINK)
— "Last year after consultation with the government and the Ministry of Labour the Container Port hired 120 people."
19 Beautiful Destinations With the Best Scuba Diving in the World: includes Grand Bahama and Exuma mdash; travelandleisure — 2 January 2023 (LINK)