NOT GOOD ENOUGH: Davis bashes govt’s response to coronavirus surge; says public safety efforts must improve

Davis: Govt underutilizing critical tools in pandemic fight “The Minnis government never seems to have a plan” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Official Opposition again criticized the Minnis administration’s handling of the COVID-19 crisis, with its leader Philip Brave Davis asserting yesterday that improving this nation’s pandemic response is “a matter of life and death”. His […]

THUMBS DOWN: Most Seabreeze and St Barnabas constituents feel country going in wrong direction, survey shows

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The vast majority of respondents surveyed in Seabreeze and Saint Barnabas believe the nation is headed in the wrong direction, according to a new report produced by Bahamian consulting, communications and public engagement firm Open Current. However, those constituents have yet to make up their minds on which political party they will […]

OBJECTION: Opposition parties slam “oppressive” vaccination requirement for campaigning

Mitchell: The law is not reasonably justifiable in a democratic society and should be challenged in court “We do not support the fact that the prime minister is looking to take away people’s right to choose” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Three political parties, including the official opposition, yesterday slammed requirements for campaign teams to be vaccinated […]

ETHICS IN POLITICS?: FNM under fire for political ad against PLP and campaign video at religious site

FNM says PLP leader “pulling political levers” to get ad removed but PLP calls on FNM leader to apologize for “defamation” Roman Catholic Archdiocese: The Hermitage is not to be used for political purposes NASSAU, BAHAMAS — As political parties continue to amp up campaigning for the upcoming general election, the Free National Movement (FNM) […]

DISRUPTIVE: PLP leader says latest COVID-19 protocols seek to “micromanage” Bahamians’ lives

Emergency orders restricting campaigning infringe fundamental free speech rights, claims Davis NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Progressive Liberal Leader (PLP) Philip Brave Davis yesterday slammed the government’s decision to reimplement restrictions amid a surge of coronavirus cases and concerns about recent deaths. During a Ministry of Health press conference on Friday, Minister of Health Renward Wells announced […]

NOT WHAT WE DESERVE: Coalition of Independents up in arms over new measures against COVID

COI chair claims political campaign restrictions “calculated and diabolical” attempt to suppress other parties Green: Different restrictions for vaccinated vs unvaccinated “unfair, oppressive and unconstitutional” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Coalition of Independents (COI) is pushing back against a series of newly announced restrictions aimed at curbing a sharp rise in coronavirus infections and deaths in […]

AN EYE FOR AN EYE: Former MP says death penalty the “only remedy” for spate of killings

Miller says people resort to street justice because courts “won’t do a damn thing” “This country ain’t gonna never get any better unless they get the guts to do what the law says” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Speaking to Eyewitness News after being followed and robbed of $2,700 yesterday, former Cabinet Minister Leslie Miller yesterday once […]

THE RIGHT WAY: Pinder officially resigns as labour director, offers to purchase govt vehicle

Opposition critical of FNM candidate’s campaigning before resignation “If they allow me to purchase govt vehicle, I will…if the price is right” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Confirming his retirement from the civil sector, former Labour Director John Pinder said yesterday he will also seek to purchase his government-issued vehicle. Pinder was ratified as the Free National […]

END THE UNCERTAINTY: ORG calls for fixed national election dates and level playing field

ORG: Lack of fixed election date facilitated campaigning that is questionable under COVID-19 protocols and opened the door to widespread misinformation and speculation NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Organization for Responsible Governance (ORG) is calling on the government to formally declare its intention on the date or anticipated time frame of next general election and clarify […]

CLOCK’S TICKING: House speaker says PM “running out of time” to call early election

Moultrie predicts Parliament will be dissolved today Minnis: Only the prime minister decides when election will be held NASSAU, BAHAMAS — House Speaker Halson Moultrie charged yesterday that he believes the prime minister will seek to call a snap election amidst pressure from “external forces”. He charged the move is necessary for the government to […]

REGISTRATION RUSH: Scores of voters flock to NP centers in dash to register for election

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Droves of eligible voters rushed to registration sites across New Providence yesterday amid heightened suggestions of an early election. Both the prime minister and leader of the opposition have called for Bahamians to register in the shortest possible time. There were long lines of a mixture of first-time voters and those seeking […]

DISSENTING VIEW: Constituency Commission chairman recommends 43 constituencies for voter parity; $112,000 increase in budget

Moultrie: Add four constituencies or redraw the boundaries PM mum on boundaries report submission NASSAU, BAHAMAS — While a report submitted by Constituencies Commission Chairman Halson Moultrie concluded that the majority of commission members recommended no change to the boundaries, dissenting opinions from Moultrie recommended 43 constituencies. On Friday, Eyewitness News revealed that the house […]

ATTEMPTED SABOTAGE?: DNA leader claims assault accusations have “sinister” origin

Komolafe asserts individuals being paid to create false impression of DNA “Have these persons stand down or the DNA will start to reveal names” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Democratic National Alliance (DNA) Leader Arinthia Komolafe claimed yesterday that the two party members who alleged they were physically attacked during an internal party meeting earlier this month […]

“FLAT-OUT LIE”: PM denies rumors of govt plan to increase taxes if reelected

“We have a plan; we are sticking to the plan” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday sought to assure the public his administration has no intention of raising taxes immediately if reelected in the upcoming general election. The opposition Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) recently claimed the opposite, alleging […]