Govt. considers ‘sin tax’ to fund NHI plan

The government is considering a new tax as a way to fund the country’s controversial National Health Insurance (NHI) plan. The plan, introduced under the former administration, was free during the roll-out phase, but the present administration has made it clear that, moving forward, the Bahamian people will have to pay for public health coverage. […]

No citizenship application for Jean Charles at Immigration Dept.

Despite a pending court appeal on the recent ruling for Bahamian-born Jean Rony Jean Charles, Immigration Minister Symonnette said that, to date, no application has been made by Jean Charles. “There is no application before immigration for him as of yesterday for anything to do with him so let’s put some balance to this,” said […]

Min of Finance’s first female treasurer to serve as deputy financial secretary for operations

The Ministry of Finance is currently undergoing a performance management reform that its newly appointed Deputy Financial Secretary for Operations, Eugenia Cartwright, will intimately be responsible for following through. Creating history as the first female to serve as treasurer in the Public Treasury Department, Cartwright is being ushered into the position to help ensure the […]

PM applauds SDA Community for commitment to promotion of education, family life

Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis Saturday applauded the Seventh-Day Adventist (SDA) Church in The Bahamas for the community’s commitment to education and the promotion of family life. Prime Minister Minnis said the social health and wellbeing of a community, or society, requires healthy, loving families that nurture children, and which “promote” values […]

Minister of the Environment Announced Landfill Remediation Shortlist

Minister of the Environment & Housing, the Hon. Romauld S. Ferreira, released the shortlist of seven qualified firms that were chosen from a total of 18 applicants who submitted Expressions of Interest (EOI), to be considered for submitting landfill remediation proposals to the government. A proposal to government would detail how the company plans to […]

Ferreira Reminds Contractors of Their Role in Environmental Protection

Minister of the Environment & Housing, the Hon. Romauld S. Ferreira reminded contractors of their duty to protect the environment at Thursday’s ‘Moving Forward’ Contractors Association’s Construction Training Seminar, under the theme “Building Each Other for a Better Bahamas.”   The Minister addressed contractors and other members of the construction industry at New Covenant Baptist […]

Opposition to vote ‘no confidence’ in Speaker

Members of the Official Opposition, led by Progressive Liberal Party Leader, Phillip Davis, are expected to move a resolution for a vote of ‘no confidence’ on House Speaker, Halson Moultrie, this Wednesday. Moultrie suspended three opposition members for two sittings last week after they members walked out of Parliament when the Speaker launched a verbal […]

PLP demands House Speaker’s resignation

Suspended Progressive Liberal Party Members of Parliament and other party officials and  supporters  took “Parliament to the street” Thursday evening in the Nassau Village constituency represented by House Speaker, Halson Moutlrie, calling for the speaker to resign. Ragged Island MP, Chester Cooper, South and Central Andros MP, Picewell Forbes, and Party Leader Cat Island Rum […]

No show for PLP senators

Senators representing the Progressive Liberal Party were a complete ‘no show’ yesterday after all four members of the Opposition were suspended in the House of Assembly by Speaker, Halson Moultrie, on Wednesday. Representatives Fred Mitchell, along with JoBeth Davis, Michael Darville and Clay Sweeting, withdrew from this morning’s proceedings. According to a press release from […]

PLP MPs, Englerston constituents protest in Parliament Square

Scores of Englerston constituents and PLP supporters flooded the Parliament Square area to stand in solidarity Wednesday with their MP, Glenys Hanna Martin, who was named and suspended from the House of Assembly last week. But, just moments after police officers denied Hanna Martin entrance to the lower chamber, Speaker of the House, Halson Moultrie, […]

Opposition Out!

House Speaker, Halson Moultrie, suspended all opposition members for at least two sittings of Parliament during, what members deemed, an extraordinary session Wednesday morning. This followed a vote to singularly suspend Englerston MP, Glenys Hanna Martin, who was named and suspended last week. Cat Island, Rum Cay and Salvador MP, Philip ‘Brave’ Davis; Exumas and […]