Straw vendors want Bannister fired

The Straw Vendors Association called for the Minister of Public Works Desmond Bannister to be removed from his post over the handling of the Bay Street Straw Market. Last week, Bannister revealed that vendors owed thousands of dollars in past due rent, which he said, is partially to blame for some of the unresolved issues in the […]

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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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Jet ski operators under microscope for recent stabbing

Jet ski operators are on the defence after it was rumored that one of their own nearly stabbed a man to death on Rose Island last week. However, while authorities said they are still on the hunt for the men responsible, the Port Department said in a statement yesterday that the culprits are believed to be jet ski operators. […]

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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 […]

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PM addresses UN

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis addressed delegates at a high-level political forum on sustainable development at the United Nations (UN) in New York Wednesday. Dr. Minnis highlighted the government’s Over-the-Hill redevelopment programme, as member states work toward transforming communities into more sustainable and resilient societies. The prime minister noted that the plan is a long-term goal to improve […]

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Keep kids indoors, hydrated this summer, says doctor

Local pediatrician Dr. Carlos Thomas advised parents Wednesday to pay close attention to their children’s activities and liquid intake over the summer months as scorching temperatures spike well into the 90s on a daily basis. The heat index shot to 108 degrees in New Providence yesterday. Dr. Thomas said his clinic has received a number […]

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FNM questions credibility of media

The Free National Movement (FNM) has brought into question the credibility of the media in a recent statement claiming that the recent publishing of a “made up interview” in the Nassau Guardian speaks to the matter of ethics in journalism. The paper published an article last Saturday, which falsely quoted Deputy to the Governor’s General […]

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Delinquent straw vendors partly to blame for market condition

New developments in the case of straw vendors emerged yesterday, as Works Minister Desmond Bannister told Eyewitness News that the failure of those vendors to live up to their weekly rent obligations is partly the reason the market is presently in dire straits. Bannister insisted that the rent is needed to help with the upkeep […]

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