‘Sweet hearting’ tackled in sister bill

Christian Council proposes Sanctity of Marriage Bill preserves, protects marriage  The Bahamas Christian Council, in a press conference yesterday, proposed a Sanctity of Marriage Bill to coincide with the government’s own Sexual Offences Bill, stating that the former will ‘preserve and protect’ marriages in the country. Bishop Delton Fernander, the council’s president said, the group […]

Public Advisory: Glass Window Bridge closed; man injured trying to cross bridge

Strong winds and dangerous waves have caused officials to restrict travel across the Glass Window Bridge on the island of Eleuthera until further notice, according to police and the National Emergency Management Agency. The order came yesterday after raging sea surges as high as 40 feet were witnessed near the bridge. The bridge, which connects […]

House members debate new crime bill

Parliamentarians began debate on a compendium of bills in the house of assembly today which, among other things, will permit the courts to seize assets that cannot be explained through legitimate means from public figures or questionable people. National Security Minister, Marvin Dames, said the bills will expose persons, organizations and companies involved in criminal […]

Stephen Dillet teachers petition for principal’s removal

Teachers at the Stephen Dillet Primary school are calling for the immediate removal of their principal, Mrs. Phyllis Johnson accusing her of being disrespectful, ignoring their concerns and setting their students up for failure. “Morale is very low at the school,” said Belinda Wilson, president of the Bahamas Union of Teachers. “ The teachers feel […]

Minister vows to end corrupt practices for govt contracts

After revealing dozens of contracts that were considered grossly overpriced by the former Progressive Liberal Party Administration, Minster of Public Works, Desmond Banister, said the government is looking to put in place a new measure to guard against wastage of public funds. Bannister said the cronyism and nepotism must stop when it comes to issuing […]

PM Announces Bahamas-Haiti Produce Import Agreement

The Minnis administration announced plans to begin importing produce from the impoverished island-nation Haiti yesterday. Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis made known his government’s intentions to partner with Haiti, following a high-level meeting at the National Palace of the Republic of Haiti with President His Excellencey Jovenel Moise. The talks were held in the margins […]