Archdeacon applauds govt.’s decision to revisit gender equality debate

Anglican Archdeacon James Palacious commended the government for moving ahead with its plan to amend the Bahamas Immigration Act and enable all Bahamian women to transfer their citizenship regardless of where they were born. Currently, those children outside of The Bahamas born to a married Bahamian man are able to immediately receive Bahamian citizenship, but […]

ORG participates in political forum

The Organisation for Responsible Governance (ORG) was invited to participate in a high-level political forum in New York this week. The gathering focused on dialogue about each participating the country’s progress with sustainable development goals and the role civil society will play in helping to achieve that. ORG Executive Director Matt Aubry explained why civil society’s involvement in […]

Palacious speaks on Sir Roland honour, says son’s election to public office telling

The fall out continued Thursday over Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis’ decision to select Sir Roland Symonette as a National Hero during the country’s first national honours. Anglican Archdeacon James Palacious went on the record yesterday and said, while he opposes the selection, the recent election of Brent Symonette to public office sends a strong message as well.

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DPM addresses lawsuit against govt.

With a pending $70 million lawsuit against the government for damages and failure to honour a lease agreement with former Member of Parliament (MP) Leslie Miller, Deputy Prime Minister Peter Turnquest reasoned Wednesday that the government will only proceed with contracts that benefit the country in the long term – even if that means the government will have […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]