PLP’s cry conflict of interest on Govt’s plan to relocate the post office

On the heels of Government’s proposed plan to move the general post office to the Town Center mall, Progressive Liberal Party Chairman Fred Mitchell on Thursday described the whole ordeal as “a shameful, naked conflict of interest that no parliamentary or constitutional device or sleight of hand will disguise.” Mitchell was speaking out against the […]

Govt. defends questionable GPO deal

Minister of Transport, Renward Wells, on Wednesday addressed concerns about a possible conflict of interest deriving from the government’s decision to move the general post office to the Town Centre Mall, considering that Minister of Financial Services, Brent Symonette is reportedly a partial owner. For almost a year now, the General Post Office building located […]

PM says Friday now decision day for Lighthouse Point

Friday deadline to accommodate travelling ministers When Cabinet meets on Friday, the debate on who will receive the rights to break ground at Lighthouse Point will finally be put to rest, according to Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis, who spoke with Eyewitness News late last night. The prime minister said the delay of the decision was […]

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Press Secretary: Gov’t. will assist Haiti following earthquake

Press Secretary Anthony Newbold on Tuesday refuted claims that the government was not interested in helping Haiti in the wake of its recent earthquake. According to Newbold, a local daily had published a “misleading story” about Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis not being interested in sending aid to Haiti. He said following this publication, the entire […]

Cabinet to make Lighthouse Point decision

Cabinet is expected to make a decision on the Light House Point development in South Eleuthera today. Disney Cruise Lines has proposed to construct a cruise port while the One Eleuthera Foundation hopes to push a more sustainable development. Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis met with residents last week, the majority of whom are in support […]

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MOE and Georgia State University sign Memorandum of Cooperation

The Ministry of Education and Georgia State University (GSU) on Friday signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC), which is expected to open new doors of educational opportunities for Bahamians to study overseas. Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis, United States Charge D’Affairs, Stephanie Bowers; GSU associate provost, Dr. Wolfgang Schloer and Education Minister, Jeffery Lloyd were […]

DPM 2018 Annual Meetings of IMF, World Bank

BALI, Indonesia — Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Peter Turnquest is currently attending the 2018 Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group in Bali, Indonesia, during this week. The Caribbean Round Table talks included Nancy Horsman, IMF Executive Director, and Christine Hogan, World Bank Executive Director, for Canada, […]

“Social Services an embarrassment,” says judge

Social service worker chastised for ‘unlawfully’ removing children The Bahamas Public Services Union (BPSU) plans to call for legislation to protect social service workers after an employee of the Social Services department was detained for contempt of court. Social Services worker Ellise Seymour, attached to the Child Welfare Protection Unit (CWPU), was taken into custody […]

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PM to announce Disney decision next week

The government will announce next week which of the two organizations vying for the Light House property will be granted permission to purchase and develop the land, according to Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis. Dr. Minnis made the announcement during a Town Hall meeting in Green Castle, Eleuthera Wednesday night. He also said The decision […]

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Symonette: Govt. on alert following Haiti’s earthquake

The Government has put its agencies on high alert in the event that there is an influx of Haitians attempting to enter the country following the 5.9 magnitude earthquake that hit Haiti on Saturday. “There will be an increase in the normal border control, including the Defence Force’s Air wing, Immigration, the Police and so […]

Govt. to halt shanty town expansion

Attorney General Carl Bethel has made application to the court to prevent the expansion of shanty towns across the country. This move comes after a discovery by the Ministry of Works that expansion – or the adding on of structures – was taking place in existing shanty towns. Commission chairman and Labour Minister Dion Foulkes […]

Davis calls Water and Sewage disconnections ‘cruel’ and ‘deliberate’

The decision to cut the water supply of persons owing the Water and Sewage Corporation is not only “cruel” but the timing of the decision proves to be “deliberate,” said Opposition Leader Philip Brave Davis on Friday. “There is a big event in the South and Central Eleuthera constituency this weekend, so the Corporation chooses […]

BAMSI stands as ‘saving grace’ of industry

Gov’t. support drives growth, development of agriculture sector The Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science Institute (BAMSI), along with similar agencies, will stand as the ‘saving grace’ of an agriculture sector in desperate need of capacity building, a senior executive from BAMSI said earlier this week. A critical review and analysis of the sector’s historical position […]

Social Services Ministry updates Disability Act

Fines to be implemented Minister of Social Services Frankie Campbell said, “Once written twice shy, Frankie Campbell don’t give those timelines.” His comment came earlier this week when asked about when disability fines would come into effect for persons wrongfully parking in disabled spots. “I don’t have the personal rerathor to go and do it […]