Operations at NIB resume after last week’s sick-out

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Operations at the National Insurance Board (NIB) returned to normal on Monday, after employees staged a two-day sick out last week, severely crippling operations and forcing the closure of several  NIB outlets in New Providence and the Family Islands. Yesterday, Union of Public Officers (UPO) President, Marvin Duncombe, confirmed that the majority […]

Davis: National Crime Intelligence Agency (NCIA) Bill was ‘rushed’

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – On the heels of parliamentarians passing the National Crime Intelligence Agency (NCIA) Bill in the Upper Chamber on Wednesday night, Opposition leader Philip Brave Davis expressed yesterday that the Bill was rushed. The National Crime Intelligence Agency (NCIA) Bill will, among other things, establish an agency that would conduct investigations to provide […]

Dames: New BDOCS Commissioner has taken positive steps to bring about change

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Minister of National Security, Marvin Dames, on Thursday defended the appointment of Charles Murphy, the newest commissioner of the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services (BDOCS). Earlier this month, two former BDOCS employees, Don Cleare and Bernadette Thompson-Murray, alleged in affidavits filed in the supreme court on May 10, that National Security Minister […]

PLP slams PM’s national address

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Opposition Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) did not waste any time to criticize the comments delivered by Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis in his national address to the nation on Monday night. A statement released shortly after 10:00p.m. from PLP Chairman, Fred Mitchell, said if the government had addressed the national issues […]

Davis: PLP has no confidence govt will deliver a realistic budget

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Just one week before the government delivers its 2019/2020 fiscal budget in the House of Assembly, Opposition leader Philip Brave Davis on Sunday claimed that the Bahamian economy is ailing, and the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) has no confidence in the government’s ability to effectively manage the public finances of the country. […]

Lloyd: Viral videos involving minors now under active police investigation

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A number of viral videos involving minors, which made the rounds on social media in recent days, are presently being investigated by the Royal Bahamas Police Force, Education Minister Jeffery Lloyd revealed Wednesday. While addressing parliamentarians in the House of Assembly, the education minister invited the government to consider punitive measures for […]

PLP’s vice chair calls on Forbes-Smith to resign or give up consultancy post

NASSAU, BAHAMAS  – The vice chairman of the Opposition Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) on Tuesday called on Senate president Kay Forbes-Smith to resign or give up her consultancy post with Carnival Cruise Line, the company that has been given the green light by government to construct a cruise port in Grand Bahama. While Attorney General […]

Rights Bahamas says ministers’ response to IACHR hearing is ‘petty and immature’

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Rights Bahamas group did not waste any time on Tuesday, to slam Immigration Minister Brent Symonette and Attorney General Carl Bethel, for the comments they made following an Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) hearing, which highlighted the rights of migrants and their descendants in The Bahamas. At the hearing held […]

Forbes blasts govt. for taking huge delegation to IAAF World Relays

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Picewell Forbes, the Opposition’s spokesperson on Sports and Culture, on Monday lambasted the government, referring to them as “hypocrites” for leading a huge delegation to Japan to watch the 2019 IAAF Relays. “This government of hypocrites, who unceremoniously cancelled the IAAF track and field relays because they claim it was too expensive, […]