Davis: Don’t blame PLP for oil drilling

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Opposition Leader Philip Brave Davis said Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis should not blame the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) for a controversial oil drilling deal, but should instead “accept responsibility for his own decisions”. Davis’ comments, made in a statement released Friday, follow the prime minister telling the media he remained “totally […]

Minnis to speak on Oban in HOA

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis is expected to speak today in the House of Assembly (HOA) on the controversial Oban Energies heads of agreement that has dominated headlines in the press for the past several weeks. Despite backlash from members of the Official Opposition, the Bahamas National Trust (BNT), the business community and environmentalists, the […]

Oban President speaks on questionable signing

As the controversy surrounding the ‘ceremonial’ signing for the Heads of Agreement (HOA) for the $5.5 billion Oban Energies deal exacerbates, president of the company, Satpal Dhunna, is seeking to clarify what took place. In a detailed letter to the Office of the Prime Minister, Dhunna explained that he was reportedly unable to make the […]

Govt. hush on OBAN forgery

Hanna Martin, Moultrie go head to head in House   When parliamentarians met for their usual sitting in the House of Assembly on Wednesday, the elephant in the room – the forged signing of the $5.5 billion OBAN Energies heads of agreement – was clear however, members of the governing side refused to address it. […]

PLP demands proof of duplicate HOA

Opposition expresses concern of political witch hunt Opposition Leader Philip ‘Brave’ Davis yesterday called on the Minnis administration to produce the duplicate OBAN Energies Heads of Agreement, bearing the actual signature of the company’s non-executive chairman, Peter Krieger. The request comes after it was discovered that Kreiger forged the signature of OBAN Energies President Satpal […]

Govt. caught with deceptive investor

Krieger commits fraud, forges signature   Accused of misuse of investor funds in the United States, Peter Krieger, the man at the heart of the OBAN Energies controversy, is now accused of forging the signature of the company’s president, Satpal Dhunna. As cameras rolled and senior government officials looked on at the contract signing almost […]

GB $5.5 billion project sparks environmental concerns

Environmental concerns over the $5.5 billion project earmarked for east Grand Bahama are beginning to mount as the government signed a Heads of Agreement with Oban Energies today to establish an oil refinery and storage facility without an environmental impact assessment in place. Both sides however, assured that the project will be environmentally sustainable and […]