Symonette: Despite the country’s relationship with China, Bahamians should not worry about influx of Chinese

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Minister of Immigration and Financial Services, Brent Symonette said yesterday that despite the Bahamas’ growing relationship with China, the country should not worry about an influx of Chinese migrants to our shores. “There have been Heads of Agreements entered into with the government, with regards to Baha Mar and now with The […]

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FNM says ‘PLP’s record doesn’t hold water’

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Free National Movement (FNM) on Thursday assured that despite the Opposition’s criticism of the existing state of the economy, the government is repairing the country’s troubling credit rating and have taken steps  to ensure two straight years of positive economic growth after five years of negative GDP numbers under the former […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Wells: Ribbon cutting for post office relocation set for next week

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – After months of delays, the General Post Office will finally open next week at the Town Center Mall, according to Minister of Transport and Local Government, Renward Wells, who is charged with the responsibility of the country’s mail hub. Wells told reporters before heading to Tuesday’s Cabinet meeting, that post office executives […]

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PM Minnis endorses reinstatement of Fulbright Program

NASSAU,  – A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between The Bahamas through the Ministry of Education and the United States Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs for the re-establishment of the prestigious Fulbright Program for academically qualified Bahamians. After a 23-year hiatus, which included two years of renegotiations, the MOU was signed […]

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Country’s GDP up by $10+ billion

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) experienced marked growth in 2018, when compared to the same period reviewed in 2017, according to statisticians within the Department of Statistics. According to a recent report released by the Department of Statistics, the country’s GDP increased by an estimated $10.7 billion dollars. The National Accounts […]

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$4.3-million VSEP agreement signed for Grand Lucayan managers

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A $4.3-million-dollar agreement between the government and The Bahamas Hotel Mangers Union was made yesterday for voluntary separation packages to be paid to managers of the Grand Lucayan Resort. The agreement comes after months of legal wrangling between the two parties over an agreeable amount. During a press conference held yesterday at […]

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Symonette responds to views of IACHR on illegal migration

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – On the heels of comments made by the head of the Inter American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), as it relates to the government’s handling of migrants, Immigration Minister, Brent Symonette said he has a difficulty with international organizations forcing their way of doing things on The Bahamas. “I have difficulty when […]

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AG: NPO Bill discussions have intensified with civil society

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – More than five months after the Senate delayed debate on the Non-Profit Organizations Bill to allow for a full review in consultation with civil society, Attorney General Carl Bethel suggested the government and the NPO sector are close to narrowing their sites on consensus of a new draft. The government has until […]

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AG: The Bahamas must ride out the storm

Senate debates amendments to Immigration Act  NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Attorney General Carl Bethel said yesterday that the passage of the Immigration (Amendment) Bill, 2019, is critical for The Bahamas to remain competitive and ensure continued foreign inward investment activity, which promotes jobs, economic developmental prospects and other opportunities for Bahamians. “To make things easier for […]

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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, […]

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AG to address opposition’s “race-baiting”

Senate to debate Immigration (Amendment) Bill, 2019 today NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Attorney General Carl Bethel said yesterday that while the opposition has sought to derail the amendments to the Immigration Act by engaging in “scare mongering”, the government will move forward as the amendments are critically necessary for The Bahamas and its citizens. The bill […]

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Pintard touts benefits of industrial hemp if marijuana is decriminalized

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources, Michael Pintard, on Thursday expressed hope that the government would move to decriminalize marijuana, which would allow the country to make use of industrial hemp. “In terms of the production of industrial hemp to create a wide range of products we use already, I think the […]

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PLP criticizes pastor for allowing PM to spew ‘lies’ from the pulpit

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Just days after a church service was held on Sunday to commemorate the Free National Movement’s two-year anniversary in office, the Opposition Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) expressed on Tuesday that the party was totally offended that the church’s pastor allowed the prime minister to lambaste the Opposition from the pulpit. “I  want […]

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