Heated exchange in Parliament during head-by-head exercise

Davis laments disparities in 2019/2020 budget, Cooper accuses govt. of creating “slush fund” NASSAU, BAHAMAS – During the head-by-head exercise of the budget debate in the House of Assembly last night, Opposition Leader Philip Brave Davis got into a heated exchange with several Cabinet ministers, including Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest, over what the opposition […]

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Davis slams PMs “uninspiring” budget presentation

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) leader Philip Brave Davis on Wednesday slammed the budget presentation delivered by Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis in the House of Assembly yesterday, stating that his presentation was more about his obsession with the PLP rather than addressing the concerns of ordinary Bahamians. Davis said the people of […]

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Death certificates, passports of men found dead in Italy issued

Foreign Affairs working with funeral homes in Turin to have bodies repatriated NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Wednesday that a Foreign Service Officer in Turin, Italy, has received the death certificates and passports of Alrae Ramsey and Blair John, the two men whose bodies were pulled from the Po River […]

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PM announces four new tax-free zones

Minnis says things to get better over the next several years NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis yesterday announced that Fox Hill, Kemp Road, Saint Barnabas, Englerston and Gambier will be designated tax-free zones under the government’s economic empowerment program beginning in the upcoming fiscal year. He made the announcement during the wrap-up […]

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PLP: More must be done to diffuse ‘volatile’ situation at Morton Salt

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Opposition Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) on Wednesday called on the government to become more actively engaged in the stalemate that presently exists between the Inagua-based Morton Salt Company Limited and the Bahamas Industrial Manufacturers and Allied Workers Union (BIMAWU). As it now stands, negotiations remain at an impasse and tensions reached […]

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Hotel union has ‘cordial’ meeting with D’Aguilar

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Executives of The Bahamas, Hotel, Catering and Allied Workers Union (BHCAWU) met Wednesday with Minister of Tourism and Aviation, Dionisio D’Aguilar, to address their outstanding concerns. According to the union’s president, Darrin Woods, the meeting was ‘cordial’. He said while the minister said he wanted to remain neutral, he did commit to […]

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Hanna-Martin: Western Air ‘story’ is a contrived distraction from $20m LPIA deal

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Glenys Hanna-Martin, the Opposition’s shadow minister of Tourism and Aviation, did not waste any time on Wednesday to respond to statements made by Aviation Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar, who told the media earlier this week that she had simply made a “very bad deal” when a rental agreement was signed with Western Air […]

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PM touts $8 billion in international investments

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis announced that $8 billion in international investments have been approved as at May 2019. That amount includes the $100 million Carnival Cruise Port for Grand Bahama, and new developments throughout the island chain, he said. The Prime Minister was contributing to the 2019/20 Budget Debate in the House […]

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New policy on renewal of e-passports

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday announced its new policy on the renewal of e-passports. Effective immediately, the ministry said persons renewing their electronic passports are required to submit the following upon application:   A completed application form; The existing electronic passport; A photograph in accordance with ICAO Regulations (standard passport-sized photo); The National […]

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Minnis commends exemplary service of Dame Marguerite as GG

PM: outgoing governor general was pained to dismiss me NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis yesterday commended outgoing Governor General Dame Marguerite Pindling for the exemplary service to The Bahamas over the past five years as governor general, saying she has set an “example for all future governor generals”. “Mr. Speaker, as I […]

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Bannister: Notwithstanding constrained budget, capital works “will go on”

Cost overruns on STAR Academy, Andre Rodgers Baseball Stadium “a tough pill to swallow” NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Despite the “severe challenge” posed by its reduced budget for capital works in the upcoming budget, Minister of Public Works Desmond Bannister said yesterday that “something has to give” as he sought to explain the planned infrastructural works […]

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Aviation Minister: The PLP contracted Bahamas Hot Mix on several occasions

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Despite concerns expressed by the Opposition about the recent million dollar contract awarded to Bahamas Hot Mix to carry out work at the Lynden Pindling International Airport, the former administration has also contracted the company on several occasions, said Aviation Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar. “This morning the chairman of the Progressive Liberal Party […]

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