DOUBLEDOWN: Former DPM defends staff against House speaker’s tirade

Turnquest: Religion or lack thereof is inconsequential and should not have been raised in Parliament NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Former Minister of Finance and East Grand Bahama MP Peter Turnquest attempted to defend Financial Secretary Marlon Johnson yesterday over comments made by House Speaker Halson Moultrie earlier this week about his religious belief. On Monday, during […]

$100,000 injected into national Covid-19 vaccination programme by CIBC FirstCaribbean

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The government’s purchase and the continued rollout of COVID-19 vaccines across The Bahamas has received a financial shot in the arm from CIBC FirstCaribbean. Besides purchasing power and vaccine distribution, the $100,000 donation will also strengthen the Ministry of Health’s ability to inform the public about the importance of vaccines, the coronavirus, […]

Rolle, McAlpine and Symonette clash over FNM firings

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A row erupted in Parliament after Pineridge MP Frederick McAlpine accused the Minnis administration of terminating over 2,500 employees as Minister of the Public Service and the National Insurance Board Brensil Rolle insisted “that is totally untrue”. Rolle said McAlpine appeared to be “carrying the bucket, I believe, for the PLP”, an […]

MIND YOUR TONE: Human Rights group accuses Government of threatening the rule of law

Rights Bahamas backs QCs Smith and Munroe calls for ministers to tone down rhetoric against judges NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Human Rights Bahamas (HRB) yesterday expressed dismay over the “sharp increase” in public criticism and attacks on Supreme Court rulings by members of the executive branch of government. It follows public statements from Attorney General Carl […]

Former COP named first director of intelligence agency

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Former Commissioner of Police Anthony has been named as the first director of the National Crime Intelligence Agency. National Security Minister Marvin Dames announced the appointment in Parliament on Wednesday, nearly a year on since he signaled the government was considering Ferguson for a special post.  “We understand the importance of such […]

PHA launches Patient Registration Training Program

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Twenty-six participants from the institutions of the Public Hospitals Authority and the Ministry of Health will complete a four-day Patient Registration Training Program today. The program was launched on Tuesday at the PHA Corporate Training Centre as part of the Ministry of Health’s Urgent & Emergency Care Project. The project’s objective is […]