Turnquest: Govt. still on track with finances; revenue increased by $25 million

The government has spent $30 million more than was budgeted since May for “surprise” bills left by the former Christie administration, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Peter Turnquest revealed  yesterday in the House of Assembly. Despite the unexpected expenses however, Turnquest said the government is still on track to bring the country’s fiscal […]

Update: Homicide at Wilson Track; man arrested at LPIA for drug smuggling

Police are asking the public assistance to solve the country’s latest homicide. The victim of the country’s most recent shooting has been identified by officials as Cordero Pedican, 22, of East Street. According to reports, shortly after 8: 00 p.m. Tuesday evening, Pedican was visiting relatives at a home on Wilson Track when he was […]

Ministers’ social media accounts hacked

It seems not even cabinet members are immune to cyber attacks. Both Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Peter Turnquest, and Darren Henfield, Minister of Foreign Affairs, issued statements yesterday stating that their Facebook accounts were hacked. The statement advised that any messages sent in either MP’s name […]

Govt. considers ‘sin tax’ to fund NHI plan

The government is considering a new tax as a way to fund the country’s controversial National Health Insurance (NHI) plan. The plan, introduced under the former administration, was free during the roll-out phase, but the present administration has made it clear that, moving forward, the Bahamian people will have to pay for public health coverage. […]

Min of Youth, Sports & Culture launches 2018 High School Nationals

The 2018 High School National Track and Field Championships, expected to be bigger and better than ever before, was officially launched yesterday at a major press conference at the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture. The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture and the National Sports Authority (NSA) […]

No citizenship application for Jean Charles at Immigration Dept.

Despite a pending court appeal on the recent ruling for Bahamian-born Jean Rony Jean Charles, Immigration Minister Symonnette said that, to date, no application has been made by Jean Charles. “There is no application before immigration for him as of yesterday for anything to do with him so let’s put some balance to this,” said […]

Dames to criminals: ‘There is no hiding place’

The weekend shootings in the Pinewood constituency are getting the attention of the government as retaliation appeared to be the cause for both incidents. National Security Minister, Marvin Dames, told Eyewitness News that although police have several persons in custody, the government is looking at dealing with the larger issue he says stems from within […]