RIGHT TO VOTE?: Prisoners on remand should be able to register to vote, asserts attorney

Munroe: Inmates innocent until proven guilty “but nobody is in the prison registering people to vote” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Attorney Wayne Munroe, QC, has suggested that individuals on remand at the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services (BDOCS) should be given an opportunity to register to vote. In a recent interview with Eyewitness News, Munroe sought […]

DNA ratifies 19 candidates for upcoming election

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Democratic National Alliance (DNA) has ratified 19 candidates for the upcoming general election, including its leader, Arinthia Komolafe, who will vie for a seat in Carmichael. The party’s deputy leader, Buscheme Armbrister, will run in Yamacraw and its Chairman Omar Smith in Killarney. The other candidates include: Kino Lockhart for Bains […]

BACK IN THE GAME: Wilchcombe wins committee nod for Bimini

Former MP “determined to continue the work I’ve started” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Former Minister of Tourism Obie Wilchcombe won the unofficial vote as the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) candidate nominee for the Bimini constituency in the upcoming general election. At the PLP’s Bimini Constituency Committee, Wilchcombe received 94 votes against four other aspiring candidates. He […]

ACT OF A NATIONALIST: Bannister commends Forbes’ decision; says his legacy is complete

Minister of works promises Andros projects will be completed NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Deputy Prime Minister Desmond Bannister yesterday supported the decision of Mangrove Cay and South And Central Andros MP Picewell Forbes, who will not be seeking reelection in the upcoming general election. Forbes announced in Parliament on Monday that he would not be running for […]

Free Town rematch: D’Aguilar vs Munroe

Free Town MP says he’ll win again Munroe says only God knows the future  NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Free Town incumbent Dioniso D’Aguilar will once again go head-to-head against prominent attorney Wayne Munroe, QC, to defend his parliamentary seat in the upcoming general election. D’Aguilar has insisted that he will defeat Munroe for a second time. […]

Dames: “We are on the clock” with voter register

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — National Security Minister Marvin Dames acknowledged yesterday there is a “race against the clock” to make the decision regarding the current voter register, which is set to expire July 2021. During a national security press conference on the efforts of the ministry during the COVID-19 pandemic, Parliamentary Commissioner Philip Turner presented a […]