Sands, nurse’s union at odds

Health Minister Dr. Duane Sands and Bahamas Nurses Union (BNU) President Amancha Williams are at odds following a mass sick-out, which crippled non-essential healthcare services Monday. Members of the BNU were up-in-arms over scheduling favouring expat nurses, unpaid mileage and the government’s slow approach to confirm the employment of hundreds of nurses. The minister told […]

PM: No update on Oban blunder

Minnis reassures that environment will not be “adversely affected” Another blunder by executives at Oban Energies has landed the embattled company in local headlines again. The company failed to complete the much-anticipated environmental impact assessment (EIA) for the proposed $5.5 billion oil refinery and storage facility proposed for East Grand Bahama. The company said it […]

Over-the-Hill initiative heads express gentrification concerns

With concerns mounting in the ‘over-the-hill’ community that the government’s new Over-the-Hill Redevelopment Project will force persons of their businesses and homes once tax concessions are introduced, project head Dr. Nicole Virgil-Rolle said yesterday, she is also worried about gentrification. At a press conference at the Office of the Prime Minister on Monday, Dr. Virgil-Rolle […]

A revolt is coming, Senator says about commercial banks

Reprehensible and unethical is how Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Senator Fred Mitchell described local commercial banks in the country, as he pledged to lead a revolt against their practices. Senator Mitchell in his contribution to the Financial Transaction Reporting Bill 2018 in the upper chamber Monday, lambasted local banks for their apparent “lack of respect […]

Chicken farm mystery

An estimated 500 chickens were stolen from the Poultry Outlets and Farms facility Sunday evening, the second robbery within a three-month span, the owners of the organic farmland said. “We’ve filed numerous reports before and we haven’t seen anything come from them,” Carey-Ann Poitier, one of the company’s farmers, said in an exclusive interview with […]

Put talk of ‘Spy Bill’ to perpetual rest, says national security chief

National Secuitry Minister Marvin Dames called the Interception of Communications Bill 2017 a comprehensive contemporary law to fight “sophisticated technologically savvy criminals and dismantle their criminal networks”. He said it is not a spy bill. “From the outset, let me dispel this ridiculousness of the Interception of Communications Bill being referred to as a ‘spy […]

Bahamas Petroleum applies for offshore drilling rights

Bahamas Petroleum Company (BPC) has lodged an application for ‘environmental authorisation’ with the government of The Bahamas for offshore drilling rights, which represents the first step in commencing offshore field activity, according to the company. In a statement Thurday, the company said, an application for environmental authorisation has been submitted in the prescribed form, as […]