D’Aguilar to ‘hackers’: Come through the front door

Aviation Minister Dioniso D’Aguilar warned ‘hackers’ on Wednesday to “come in through the front door” and become certified or face the consequences. Addressing parliamentarians during the mid-year budget debate, D’Aguilar said, private hackers will no longer enjoy the freedom they had in the past, as he has now mandated the Bahamas Civil Aviation Authority (BCAA) […]

Spotlight on poaching at regional meeting

Poaching of Bahamian fisheries by neighboring countries, particularly the Dominican Republic, was at the forefront of discussions during the Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) regional conference for Latin American and the Caribbean meeting in Montego Bay, Jamaica last week. Agriculture and Marine Resources Minister Renward Wells told parliamentarians during the mid-year budget debate last evening […]

DPM: EU blacklisting move “regrettable”

The Bahamas was added to the European Union (EU) blacklist of tax havens on Tuesday. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest called the move “regrettable”. In a statement Tuesday, the finance minister said the decision was made “without discussion” but he remains hopeful that the country will be removed from the listing […]

“Axe will fall”

Minister warns of reckoning for lack of due diligence on blacklisting issue                  Minister of State for Legal Affairs Elsworth Johnson warned that the “axe will fall” if it is found that proper accounting did not take place in an effort to avoid blacklisting by the European Union (EU). Despite the “black eye” to the […]

PLP left $3 million BAIC bill, says Chairman

Financial woes persist at the Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation (BAIC), according to Executive Chairman Michael Foulkes, who detailed in Parliament, among other things, that the corporation’s bills left by the former administration are in excess of $3 million, including $1 million owed to the National Insurance Board (NIB). “BAIC is in absolutely dire financial […]

Minister shocked over marital stories, defends women

“Women are not property,” charged Minister of State for Legal Affairs Elsworth Johnson, as he gave his contribution to the mid-year budget in Parliament Tuesday. The government is currently looking to amend the Sexual Offenses Act to provide for aggravated spousal sexual abuse or marital rape. Johnson told parliamentarians that consultation on the controversial issue […]

1,000 plus join workforce

Over 1,000 Bahamians have joined the labor force thanks to the ‘Labour on The Blocks’ initiative launched by the government at the beginning of the year, according to the labour chief. The initiative is touted as a proactive programme which takes the services of the labour department throughout various communities. Labour Minister Dion Foulkes told […]