PM to speak at Mandela Peace Summit

NEW YORK CITY — Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis, second left, prepares to speak at Nelson Mandela Peace Summit today at the United Nations, a conclave focusing on Global Peace in honour of the centenary of Nelson Mandela’s birth. Pictured with the Prime Minister, from left are Chief Operating Officer, Prime Minister’s Delivery […]

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Weed advocate lobbies for UB participation in legalisation research

Jamaican scientist Dr. Henry Lowe, who led the charge for the decriminalization of marijuana in Jamaica, is calling on the government to utilize the University of The Bahamas (UB) to advance the decision-making process. This as the government seeks to establish a local committee responsible for public education to decide if the government should follow the […]

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Grand Lucayan cost balloons to $120 mil

The government’s total cost to purchase, renovate and market the Grand Lucayan is expected to balloon to almost $120 million, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest revealed Thursday night. Wrapping up his contribution on the resolution to borrow $35 million to purchase the troubled property, Turnquest said the original $65 million was […]

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PM: Govt. had no choice but to purchase hotel

Strict rules for Our Lucaya buyer Parties interested in buying the Our Lucaya Resort in Freeport, Grand Bahama will have to undergo a strict vetting process, revealed Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis in Parliament yesterday, as he said a number of entities have expressed serious interest in purchase. Leading Debate on the Resolution for the […]

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Civic group calls on govt. to enact Integrity Bill

While the government is in the process of tabling a number of bills to be reviewed for enactment, the Organization for Responsible Governance (ORG) strengthened its call for the Minnis administration to give priority to the passage of the Integrity Commission Bill. It’s been nearly one year since the bill was first tabled in the […]

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Speaker scolds govt. while calling for landmark change

Speaker of the House of Assembly Halson Moultrie grabbed the bull by its horns Wednesday morning in an attempt to get a handle on the way Parliament operates. He lamented that successive governments have abused their right within the Lower Chamber and he’d like for there to be some balance. He called for the establishment […]

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Grand Lucayan sales agreement tabled in House

The terms of the government’s acquisition of the Our Lucaya property in Freeport, Grand Bahama were laid out in a resolution tabled in Parliament yesterday by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Peter Turnquest. According to the documents tabled, a special purpose vehicle (SPV) – Lucayan Renewal Holdings Limited – has been established, which […]

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Post office back to square one

The issues plaguing the General Post Office on Eash Hill Street have gotten increasingly worse over the past few months according to post office workers. Working hours have also been reduced due to power supply issues resulting from infrastructural challenges since May. During an interview in June, former Minister of Transport and Local Government, Frankie […]

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GB hotel union supports resolution

Five union representatives from the Grand Lucayan Resort in Grand Bahama made their way to the capital Wednesday to witness the government’s tabling of the resolution for the purchase of the Grand Lucayan Resort. Union president Michelle Dorsett told Eyewitness News that employees who spent decades working for the property are anxious for the government’s […]

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Dames backtracks on new prison

National Security Minister Marvin Dames seemed to be backing down from government’s commitment to construct a new department of correction due to financial constraints. Earlier this year after Eyewitness News reported on the state of affairs at the correctional facility that included the use of sloop buckets by prisoners and buildings in dire need of […]

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Govt. to table Grand Lucayan purchase today

The government has reasoned that they are buying the Grand Lucayan hotel to save jobs; however, half of those now employees say they are ready to accept separation packages which the government will have to pay for. During a press conference yesterday, Press Secretary to the Office of the Prime Minister Anthony Newbold said all […]

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PLP opposes fixed term for PM

Opposition Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) leader Philip Davis told Eyewitness News Tuesday that his camp does not agree with government’s intent to introduce term limits on the office of the prime minister. It was just yesterday that Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis confirmed that his administration will be reviewing bills which will regulate a prime […]

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