Single-use plastic banned by 2020

Single use plastics will be officially banned in The Bahamas, a commitment which the government will introduce by 2020, Environment Minister Romauld Ferreira revealed on Monday. Once implemented, the list of banned plastic products will include plastic bags collected at point of sales, straws, styrofoam food containers and plastic utensils. His comments came ahead of […]

Lights on or CJ?

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis maintained Sunday that he is acting within the constitution by not appointing a substantive Chief Justice, despite grave concerns expressed by the Bahamas Bar Association (BBA). Fielding questions from the media yesterday, the prime minister said, he is being advised on the matter by the Attorney General’s (AG) Office and […]

FOIA training begins

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis will open the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) forum today (Monday) – a signal that the government is moving full steam ahead with rolling out the ground work and training required for its implementation. The forum, which opens at the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) Headquarters Monday morning, will aim […]

Challenges to bill will only strengthen it, says Bannister

Works Minister Desmond Bannister said he “welcomes challenges” to the Criminal Evidence Witness Anonymity Bill as “opposition” will only make the legislation “stronger”. In an exclusive interview with Eyewitness News on Sunday, Bannister said, if the bill is found unconstitutional by the courts, the Minnis administration will “try and try again” to ensure that witnesses […]

PM appeals for separate disaster funding, joins other Caribbean leaders

The prime minister said he is making an appeal, as are other regional leaders, for separate loan funding for disaster relief efforts and said, loans for hurricanes should not affect the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) based on the Bahamas limited impact on global emissions. During the recent Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in […]

British High Commission to reopen in The Bahamas

LONDON, England, — Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis greets United Kingdom’s (UK) Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Theresa May (centre) and Secretary General of the Commonwealth of Nations Patricia Scotland, QC at St. James’s Palace following the formal opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), Thursday, April 19, 2018.  (BIS Photo/Yontalay Bowe) Dr. […]