New Chief Justice: It’s a New Day

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The country’s newest Chief Justice, sworn in at Government House on Wednesday afternoon, said he intends to bring sweeping changes to the judicial system which has been experiencing various setbacks for a number of years. Brian Moree, Queens Counsel, received his instruments of appointment from Deputy Governor General C.A. Smith yesterday. He […]

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Lloyd: Society must decide way forward on corporal punishment

Minister says govt. won’t be sucked into debate without public input NASSAU, BAHAMAS – As debate rages on whether the government should discontinue the contentious practice of corporal punishment in the Bahamian education system, Minister of Education Jeffrey Lloyd suggested yesterday that government will not be “sucked into” determining that while parents in The Bahamas […]

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PM calls C.A. Smith video “unfortunate”

Minnis suggests Smith’s announcement should have remained private Just over a week after former non-resident ambassador to Panama C.A. Smith apologized over his “unintended breach of protocol” after a video of him announcing he was to become the next governor general made the rounds on social media, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis said yesterday that it […]

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BTC’s CEO: Claims of imminent layoffs are categorically false

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) on Wednesday quelled the fears of many employees who felt as if layoffs at the telecom’s provider were imminent, based on recent claims made by Dino Rolle, president of the Bahamas Communications and Public Officers Union (BCPOU). Last week Rolle expressed at a recent protest that contracted […]

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Legislation drafted for term limits for PM

Minnis: Bill just requires “tweaking” before release NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The commitment to amend the constitution of The Bahamas to limit prime ministers to two terms in office is still at the forefront of the Minnis administration, according to Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis, who first made the commitment to push legislation to limit the […]

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PM to define ‘special interests’ in his budget communication

Says govt’s priority is ‘young people’ and ‘women’ NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis on Wednesday refuted assertions that the government’s 2019/2020 budget was devised to meet the needs of ‘special interest’ persons or groups. “One of the words they used is that this is a government of special interests. I will address […]

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Lloyd: $4.1 million for tuition grant at BTVI

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The government is offering a tuition grant to qualified Bahamians to attend the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institution (BTVI) as of the fall semester of 2019, as announced by Minister of Education, the Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd during his communication in the House of Assembly on Wednesday. The government has provided $4.1 million […]

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PM may be called as defense witness in Shane Gibson’s trial

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis may be called as a defense witness in the Shane Gibson corruption trial, which is scheduled to begin in September, the court heard on Tuesday. During a case management hearing held on Tuesday before Supreme Court Justice Carolita Bethel, Gibson’s lawyer, Owen Wells, put Justice Bethel on notice that […]

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Security officer at wines and spirts warehouse shot to death

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Police on New Providence are investigating a shooting incident that occurred on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, which has left a male security officer who was manning a business establishment dead. According to police reports, shortly after 12:00midnight on Tuesday, three security officers were on duty at Commonwealth Brewery’s warehouse location on John […]

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PM releases statement on deaths of Alrae Ramsey and Blair John

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – On behalf of the Bahamian people and the Government of The Bahamas,  Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis on Tuesday extended his deepest and heartfelt condolences to the families of Bahamians Alrae Ramsey and Blair John, who were found dead in Turin, Italy, under tragic circumstances last week. “I spoke with the Ramsey […]

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Greenslade: “Good progress” being made into investigation of deaths in Italy

Autopsies of Alrae Ramsey and Blair John performed yesterday NASSAU, BAHAMAS – His Excellency Ellison E. Greenslade, QPM, High Commissioner of the Bahamas to the UK and Northern Ireland, who was recently dispatched to Italy to make further inquiries into the deaths of Bahamians Alrae Ramsey and Blair John, reported on Monday night that “good […]

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McAlpine slams gov’t on various issues

Claims he has been excluded from parliamentary caucus meetings since voting against VAT NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Despite being a member of the government, Frederick McAlpine, the Free National Movement’s member of parliament for the Pineridge constituency, offered several stinging criticisms in response to the government’s 2019/2020 budget and its management of the economic affairs of […]

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