Bahamas once again meets standards for elimination of human trafficking

Reports points to reports of corruption within Department of Immigration The Bahamas fully meets the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking, according to the U.S. Department of State’s 2019 Trafficking in Persons Report, as the country counties to demonstrate “serious and sustained efforts during the reporting period”. This marks the fifth consecutive year that […]

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Heated exchange in Parliament during head-by-head exercise

Davis laments disparities in 2019/2020 budget, Cooper accuses govt. of creating “slush fund” NASSAU, BAHAMAS – During the head-by-head exercise of the budget debate in the House of Assembly last night, Opposition Leader Philip Brave Davis got into a heated exchange with several Cabinet ministers, including Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest, over what the opposition […]

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Davis slams PMs “uninspiring” budget presentation

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) leader Philip Brave Davis on Wednesday slammed the budget presentation delivered by Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis in the House of Assembly yesterday, stating that his presentation was more about his obsession with the PLP rather than addressing the concerns of ordinary Bahamians. Davis said the people of […]

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Death certificates, passports of men found dead in Italy issued

Foreign Affairs working with funeral homes in Turin to have bodies repatriated NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Wednesday that a Foreign Service Officer in Turin, Italy, has received the death certificates and passports of Alrae Ramsey and Blair John, the two men whose bodies were pulled from the Po River […]

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PM announces four new tax-free zones

Minnis says things to get better over the next several years NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis yesterday announced that Fox Hill, Kemp Road, Saint Barnabas, Englerston and Gambier will be designated tax-free zones under the government’s economic empowerment program beginning in the upcoming fiscal year. He made the announcement during the wrap-up […]

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PLP: More must be done to diffuse ‘volatile’ situation at Morton Salt

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Opposition Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) on Wednesday called on the government to become more actively engaged in the stalemate that presently exists between the Inagua-based Morton Salt Company Limited and the Bahamas Industrial Manufacturers and Allied Workers Union (BIMAWU). As it now stands, negotiations remain at an impasse and tensions reached […]

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Minnis commends exemplary service of Dame Marguerite as GG

PM: outgoing governor general was pained to dismiss me NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis yesterday commended outgoing Governor General Dame Marguerite Pindling for the exemplary service to The Bahamas over the past five years as governor general, saying she has set an “example for all future governor generals”. “Mr. Speaker, as I […]

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Bannister: Notwithstanding constrained budget, capital works “will go on”

Cost overruns on STAR Academy, Andre Rodgers Baseball Stadium “a tough pill to swallow” NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Despite the “severe challenge” posed by its reduced budget for capital works in the upcoming budget, Minister of Public Works Desmond Bannister said yesterday that “something has to give” as he sought to explain the planned infrastructural works […]

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Aviation Minister: The PLP contracted Bahamas Hot Mix on several occasions

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Despite concerns expressed by the Opposition about the recent million dollar contract awarded to Bahamas Hot Mix to carry out work at the Lynden Pindling International Airport, the former administration has also contracted the company on several occasions, said Aviation Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar. “This morning the chairman of the Progressive Liberal Party […]

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Marijuana commission stresses its role in ongoing debate

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Days after the Rastafarian community held a private meeting with national security minister Marvin Dames and threatened to sue the government because they cannot utilize cannabis for religious purposes; the government-appointed national commission on marijuana asserted yesterday that it is the only government-recognized body to address the national debate on marijuana. According […]

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Govt to debate and pass legislation to set a tax scale for the gaming industry

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – After nearly a year of negotiations between the government and gaming houses, the government is finally ready to debate and pass legislation that would set a tax scale for the gaming industry, which may take effect as early as July 1, 2019, said Dionisio D’Aguilar, the minister of tourism who also has […]

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Breaking News: U.S. authorities investigating whether $1 billion worth of cocaine originated from The Bahamas

Cocaine found on board the MSC Gayane in Philadelphia Tuesday afternoon Update: Two crew members arrested and charged. Court documents indicate drugs were loaded onto cargo ship at sea off west coast of South America. NASSAU, BAHAMAS – United States (U.S.) federal authorities are investigating whether more than 15,500 kilos of cocaine found in  seven containers […]

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