Davis: National Crime Intelligence Agency (NCIA) Bill was ‘rushed’

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – On the heels of parliamentarians passing the National Crime Intelligence Agency (NCIA) Bill in the Upper Chamber on Wednesday night, Opposition leader Philip Brave Davis expressed yesterday that the Bill was rushed. The National Crime Intelligence Agency (NCIA) Bill will, among other things, establish an agency that would conduct investigations to provide […]

FNM says ‘Cooper’s embarrassing gibberish continues’

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Free National Movement (FNM) expressed on Thursday that the Opposition Progressive Liberal Party’s (PLP’s) ‘severe deficit in leadership can’t be demonstrated any better than the spectacle that’s revealed every time Chester Cooper opens his mouth’. Chester Cooper is the PLP’s member of parliament for the Exuma and Ragged Island constituency. He […]

Opposition parliamentarians tour the Pointe Resort

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Opposition leader Philip Brave Davis led a team of Opposition parliamentarians on a tour of the Pointe mixed use Resort on Thursday, May 23, 2019. The seven-acre Margaritaville Resort, Marina Park, entertainment complex, shopping, dining and luxury condominium development, is located on the northern foreshore of downtown Nassau along West Bay Street. […]

Dames responds to forced vacation leave allegations levied by BDOCS officers

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Minister of National Security, Marvin Dames, on Tuesday addressed the allegations of former senior correctional officers, Don Cleare and Bernadette Thompson-Murray, who recently alleged that they were forced to take vacation leave in order to make room for the appointment of Charles Murphy, the new commissioner of corrections. The duo filed an affidavit […]

PM: Ragged Island set for $8 million redevelopment

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Minnis administration will inject $8 million in the reconstruction of key public infrastructure buildings in Ragged Island, nearly two years after the island in the southern Bahamas was devastated by Hurricane Irma, leaving it “uninhabitable”. During his third national address last night, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis announced plans to construct […]

Mitchell: China is not taking over The Bahamas

Says despite report on Bahamas-China relations, US is the Bahamas’ greatest ally NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Chairman, Fred Mitchell, on Monday dismissed a “misleading” report that aired last week on international television, which suggested that the Chinese Government could be influencing the government of The Bahamas by way of investments to the […]

Davis: PLP has no confidence govt will deliver a realistic budget

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Just one week before the government delivers its 2019/2020 fiscal budget in the House of Assembly, Opposition leader Philip Brave Davis on Sunday claimed that the Bahamian economy is ailing, and the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) has no confidence in the government’s ability to effectively manage the public finances of the country. […]

Dames attends Neighbourhoods USA (NUSA) Conference in California

Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames along with members of the National Neighbourhood Watch Council (NNWC), neighbourhood watch group leaders and members, and police liaisons are attending the Neighbourhoods USA (NUSA) Conference from May 15 – 18, 2019 in Palm Springs, California. The purpose of the conference is to bring together neighbourhood groups […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]