PLP chairman hits back at AG for criticizing boycott of HOA and Senate

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – While Attorney General Carl Bethel lambasted the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) on the floor of the Senate last Friday for boycotting Senate and House of Assembly proceedings, the PLP on Sunday said the Free National Movement (FNM) was seeking to confuse the issue of why the boycott is actually taking place. At […]

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Lloyd: I made inquiries on behalf of Derek Rolle’s relative

Minister says he has no knowledge of inheritance   After a probate application revealed that Minister of Education Jeffrey Lloyd, in his capacity as an attorney before assuming office, made inquiries on behalf of a relative of Derek Clayton Rolle about the existence of a multi-billion-dollar inheritance, the minister said yesterday he was advised that […]

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D’Aguilar pleased with new gaming tax

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Having reached an agreement with gaming operators on Wednesday, Dionisio D’Aguilar, the minister with responsibility for gaming, said he is satisfied with the taxes that the government is presently getting under the new agreement, as to take the matter to court would have taken years. “We are doubling the take that we […]

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BTC employees stage sickout; Union boss claims it was food poisoning

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Hundreds of Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) workers called in sick on Thursday, forcing the closure of 12 retail outlets nationwide. In an interview with Eyewitness News Online, Bahamas Communication and Public Officers Union (BCPOU) president Dino Rolle confirmed that around 90 per cent of BTC workers called in sick. However, he maintained […]

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PLP Senators boycott proceedings

FNM says, ‘PLP will do or say anything to score political points’   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Showing support for their leader, Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Senators on Thursday walked out of the Upper Chamber, claiming that the Free National Movement (FNM) administration is creating an atmosphere of persecution. At a press briefing yesterday, PLP Chairman […]

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Morton Salt employees halt industrial action

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Employees of the Morton Salt Company in Inagua have halted industrial action pending the outcome of three employees that were suspended last week. According to Jennifer Brown, president of the Bahamas Industrial Manufacturers & Allied Workers Union (BIMAWU), meetings were expected to take place last evening to determine whether or not those employees […]

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Govt. stands behind Venezuelan vote

Govt. hopes for swift resolution for Venezuelan people   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – As embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro invokes constitutional provisions to assert himself as the country’s legitimate leader over self-declared interim president Juan Guaido, the government of The Bahamas has maintained that its decision to support Guaido is consistent with previous votes relating to […]

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Government reaches agreement with gaming operators

Major says govt must take a deeper look at its national tax regime   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – After months of negotiations, the government has finally reached an agreement with gaming operators to increase taxes on the gaming industry and collect the payment of back taxes. A statement issued Wednesday from the Office of the Prime […]

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EU lists Bahamas as having weak anti-money laundering, terrorist financing regimes

AG to address matter with EU Commissioners   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Another black eye for the country’s financial services sector on Wednesday, following a scathing review by the European Union College of Commissioners which listed The Bahamas among high-risk countries for Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Financing (AML/CFT) deficiencies. Apparently, the international body believes that […]

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Davis hits govt. following arrest of PLP supporters

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – After four Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) supporters were arrested and appeared before the magistrate’s court on Wednesday, Opposition leader Phillip Brave Davis said the Minnis administration was “embarrassed by the exposure of the egregious and quite possible criminal behaviour by multiple members of their Cabinet,” so they, therefore, launched a new offensive. […]

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Christie shocked by court proceedings

PLP accuses FNM of continued political attack   Former Prime Minister Perry Christie said yesterday that he was shocked by the proceedings in a magistrate’s court yesterday that saw four defendants accused of fraud and money laundering brought before Chief Magistrate Joyann-Ferguson Pratt, but could not be arraigned because the prosecution was unable to provide […]

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Despite stabbing incident, Lloyd maintains schools are safe

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – On the heels of a stabbing incident at the C.C. Sweeting Senior High School on Monday, Minister of Education Jeff Lloyd on Tuesday sought to ease the concerns of the public regarding the safety of government schools. Lloyd told media before heading to Tuesday’s Cabinet meeting that the public should not be […]

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BREAKING: PLP claims supporters arrested on GB

Several individuals employed under the previous administration have been arrested in Grand Bahama today and are expected to be transported to New Providence this afternoon, though it remains unclear what they have been accused of. A statement released moments ago by the opposition identified at least one of individuals as a Progressive Liberal Party supporter. […]

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C.W. Sawyer mould issue rectified, but parents still wary

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – While the C.W. Sawyer Primary School reopened on Monday after closing last week due to a reported mould problem, some parents still expressed concern yesterday about the overall safety of their kids. Parents visited to the school, some without their kids, just to get an update on whether the school had been […]

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Wilson alleges teacher aides, expats being intimidated

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Bahamas Union of Teachers  (BUT) President Belinda Wilson told Eyewitness News Online that there have been many complaints that teacher aides and expatriates within the public school system are not given the respect that they deserve. “It seems as though it’s a growing trend that teacher’s aides and expatriates are being threatened […]

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Unknown smuggling victims laid to rest

A journey that began in Haiti and saw dozens of Haitians board a wooden sloop in search of a better life in The Bahamas, ended in disaster with the bodies of 22 victims laying in caskets yesterday at the Enoch Backford Auditorium on Carmichael Road. “Today is a sad day for all of us,” said […]

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Haitian charge d’Affaires: We will solve this “madness”

Charging that the governments of the Republic of Haiti and Commonwealth of The Bahamas must continue to work together to bring an end to illegal migration amidst the worst migrant boating tragedy on record, Haitian Charge d’Affairs Francois Michel said yesterday that a solution must be found “for this madness”. His comments were made at […]

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