Moxey, Holowesko lead new BPL board

The government appointed a new board of directors for Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) on Friday, following weeks of internal turmoil among executives. Three days after board members were asked by Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis to resign, a new six-member board was appointed. The board is now led Dr. Donovan Moxey who replaces the former chair, […]

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New GI cases at Sandals

Health officials confirmed late Friday evening that an additional 10 cases of gastroenteritis have been identified at the Sandals resort affecting both guests and staff. The issues have reportedly forced the resort to send new guests with reservations to other hotel properties. Last week Health Minister Dr. Duane Sands revealed that almost 100 guests were infected. Dr. Sands told Eyewitness […]

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Telator Strachan remembered

A state-recognised funeral for former senator Telator Cumi Strachan was held Friday morning at Faith United Baptist Church on Baillou Hill Road South. Strachan was a prominent straw craft businesswoman, who made valuable contributions to nation building. She was the mother of former social services minister Melanie Griffin and led a long life of service to the country.

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Gibson lawyers file affidavits for all charges to be dropped

Alleged fixed testimonials and claims of “improper” interference by police were reasons outlined by attorneys representing former Cabinet Minister Shane Gibson – charged with extortion – to have charges and the Voluntary Bill of Indictment (VBI) against him dropped. Affidavits were submitted in the Supreme Court yesterday, August 16, by attorney Ryszard Humes of Munroe and Associates, […]

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PLP calls for commission of inquiry following affidavits filed in Shane Gibson case

Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) leaders are calling for an official investigation into matters surrounding the case of one of their own – Shane Gibson – after learning of documents filed in court for the dismissal of the case against Shane Gibson. In a statement late Thursday evening Opposition Leader Philip Davis expressed shock and dismay over the alleged […]

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Lots needed before gaming tax can happen

Chairman of the Bahamas Gaming Operators Association Gershan Major on Thursday said that in order for gaming houses to properly introduce the five per cent stamp tax on deposits for gaming customers, “a review of the source code, the conduct of tests of financial transactions and games and the calculation of tamper-proof signatures of all critical software files are needed”. […]

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Bannister: Board couldn’t get along so they had to go

Works Minister Desmond Bannister broke his silence Wednesday on Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) and the recent fall out of all its board members being asked to resign, which he said, had to happen as members were not on one accord. After weeks of turmoil at BPL, Bannister admitted in a statement yesterday, that the relationship among […]

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DPM on the defence about govt. decision on real property tax

The government is seeking to clarify what it is now describing as a misconception in relation to property taxes when it comes to second home ownership. The move comes after homeowners in Lyford Cay gave the government an ultimatum to change the policy, or they would leave the country taking with them their businesses, jobs for locals and overall strong […]

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Munroe weighs in on Oban deal

Despite the government’s continued revamping of the deal made with Oban Energies following widespread public concern,  noted attorney Wayne Munroe, QC, opined that the new deal will not satisfy the overwhelming environmental concenrs. During the 2018/2019 Budget Debate, Labour Minister Dion Foulkes revealed that the government had gone back to the drawing board with investors and a new heads […]

New labour stats released to the public

Employment in the country has increased by 2.2 per cent, according to the latest labour force figures released by the Department of Statistics on Friday. While employment has increased overall, officials from the department indicated yesterday that there had been no significant change in the unemployment figures from November 2017 at 10.1 per cent until May of this year […]