FNM questions credibility of media

The Free National Movement (FNM) has brought into question the credibility of the media in a recent statement claiming that the recent publishing of a “made up interview” in the Nassau Guardian speaks to the matter of ethics in journalism. The paper published an article last Saturday, which falsely quoted Deputy to the Governor’s General […]

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Sir Roland national honors nomination saga continues

Opposition Leader Philip Davis on Monday accused Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis of choosing former premier Sir Roland Symonette for the national hero’s award because of his contributions to his party: the Free National Movement (FNM). The accusations came during a press conference at Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) headquarters yesterday. “I’ve mentioned in my statement […]

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Sir Roland not among nomination applications

Humes defends Sir Roland selection as national hero Chairman of the National Independence Committee Mark Humes on Sunday defended the decision of Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis to name Sir Roland Symonnette a national hero. The committee, according to Humes, was responsible for giving recommendations to the prime minister who, upon consultation with the Leader […]

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ORG lobbying govt. to expand think tank on economic diversification

No position on legalisation of marijuana A local civic organization is agitating for the government to seriously expand its think-tank to generate new ideas on how to expand the country’s economy. Matthew Aubry, executive director of the Organization for Responsible Governance (ORG) pointed to a number of sectors that government can seek to bolster economic bounty. […]

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PM dances around race issue in Sir Roland controversy

Chipman family claims first hand knowledge of racial behavior by Sir Roland As controversy continued to escalate surrounding the recent naming of the country’s first premier Sir Roland Symonette as a national hero, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis said Thursday, that he is unmoved by public discourse. Some have argued that Sir Roland should not […]

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Country split over Sir Roland’s National Honours award

Dozens of Bahamians expressed disdain over the recent selection of the late Sir Roland Symonette as a member of the national honours Wednesday. Much of the criticism centered on racism, as many took to social media, questioning why the first premier was bestowed such an honour. Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Chairman Fred Mitchell, who served on […]

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Rastafarians want to meet govt. on weed legislation

As the debate on the legalisation of marijuana continues, the Rastafarian community on Wednesday agitated for the plant to be recognised as part of its religious rituals. Community leaders told Eyewitness News that they are hopeful that they can be involved in the marijuana discussions with the government, while also getting Rastafarianism recognised as an official religion in The […]

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PLP to create weed committee

Leader of the Opposition Philip Davis said recently that the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) is set to create a committee to probe and make recommendations on the merits of legalising marijuana in The Bahamas. In a statement released Monday, Davis noted that the opposition is sympathetic to anyone who has been negatively affected by the current anti-drug […]

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2018 National Honours Award recipients announced

The Governor General’s office released its very first list of recipients of the National Honours Awards on Independence Day. The list is broken into several categories and sub-categories including: The Order of National Hero The Order of the Nation Governor General Former Governors-General Prime Minister Former Prime Ministers The Order of The Bahamas Companion Officer […]

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Bahamas monitors civil unrest in Haiti, flights canceled

The Bahamas Government is taking a proactive approach to guard against any potential impact of the civil unrest currently plaguing Haiti over a reported increase in gas prices, as air service to and from the country have been suspended. On Saturday, Bahamasair issued a statement noting, that all flights into Haiti have been temporarily suspended to ensure […]

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PM: IAAF not feasible for govt.

Prime Minister Dr. Huber Minnis responded to concerns of pulling out of the IAAF World Relays just 10 months before the competition’s  May 2019 debut, insisting that government’s first priority is doing what is in the best interest of the country. During a press conference on Sunday, Dr. Minnis emphasized that the government must prioritise its responsibilities, regardless of […]

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