Sands: Non-emergency surgeries at PMH expected to resume this week

Union pres. suggests minister alleging sabotage to hide “incompetence” NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Four days after all non-emergency surgeries at Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) were suspended as authorities investigated the “possible sabotage” of the hospital’s chiller system, Minister of Health Dr. Duane Sands advised yesterday that temporary chillers have been ordered and should be installed tomorrow. […]

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FNM says PLP leader Davis is “all words and no action”

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Free National Movement (FNM) on Thursday lambasted Opposition Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) leader Philip Brave Davis for recent comments he made about the Government’s use of ShotSpotter. “This time…Brave Davis is taking aim at the Administration’s ongoing efforts to fight crime,” the FNM said in a statement released Thursday. “Davis, who […]

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Sears: “I am available” to contest PLP leadership

Says he must give his full contribution if welcomed and supported. NASSAU, BAHAMAS –  Alfred Sears, a noted attorney and former member of parliament for the Fort Charlotte constituency, on Monday expressed his views on whether or not he would vie to once again capture the leadership post of the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) at […]

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PM to join CARICOM prime ministerial fact-finding mission to Haiti

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – As CARICOM leaders are concerned about the escalation of violence in Haiti, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis will be a part of a CARICOM prime ministerial fact-finding mission to Haiti to inform regional leaders on the situation in that country, outlined a statement issued Sunday from the Office of the Prime Minister. […]

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PM challenges CARICOM tourism ministers to come up with new plan to grow regional tourism

GROS ISLET, ST. LUCIA– Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis urged CARICOM tourism leaders to explore new ways that the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) can more effectively work with member countries to contribute to the growth of tourism in the region. Prime Minister Minnis is the representative for tourism in CARICOM’s Quasi-Cabinet. The […]

Davis slams govt for reportedly paying $9,000 for GG’s accommodations

But Turnquest says GG must be “safe” and “comfortable” NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Opposition Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) leader Philip Brave Davis on Tuesday slammed the government for reportedly paying $9,000 in rent for His Excellency C.A. Smith –  the newly-appointed governor general – until renovations at Government House are completed. “Government House was only being […]

Govt. renews 52-week national job creation and skills enhancement programme

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Hundreds of participants of the Government’s National Job Creation and Skills Enhancement Programme have been re-engaged for the second year of the employment initiative, beginning Monday, July 8, said Minister of Public Service and National Insurance, the Hon. Brensil Rolle. The programme, better known as the 52-week job programme, started in August […]

Breaking: Symonette Resigns

Johnson assuming portfolio of Minister of Financial Services, Trade, Industry and Immigration Minister of Financial Services, Trade and Industry and Immigration Brent Symonette has resigned with effect tomorrow, according to a statement from the Cabinet Office. “It is notified for general information that the Hon. T. Brent Symonette has tendered his resignation as Minister of […]