Former DPM condemns tabloid attacks

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — East Grand Bahama MP Peter Turnquest today hit back at tabloid attacks he claims have persisted against him since the government dismissed a private loan offering. The former deputy prime minister and minister of finance resigned from Cabinet last week after he was included in an untested writ of summons alleging his […]

LBT: PM driven by “vendetta”

Former FNM deputy leader says Minnis only has “yes men” in circle NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Former Opposition Leader Loretta Butler-Turner suggested yesterday that the latest shakeups in the Minnis administration Cabinet have a correlation to the prime minister’s previous leadership opposition. Her comments come days after former Deputy Prime Minister Peter Turnquest resigned from Cabinet […]

Opposition leader: I support “environmentally friendly” oil drilling

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Opposition Leader Philip Brave Davis yesterday reaffirmed his support of oil drilling in The Bahamas under the caveat it is done in an “environmentally friendly” manner. Davis, QC, told Eyewitness News that he still supports the agreement struck with the Bahamas Petroleum Company (BPC) to exploit the natural resource for the benefit […]

Supreme Court grants Kenyan man $640,000 for near seven-year detention

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Supreme Court Justice Indra Charles has awarded Kenyan Douglas Ngumi $641,950 in damages after he was unlawfully detained for more than six years at the Carmichael Road Detention Centre (CRDC). It represents the largest award of its kind for the country, and takes into account Ngumi contracting two diseases, and “numerous” beatings […]

Uncharted Waters: The Potential of Service Exports for the Bahamian Economy

By Sebas Bastian For some time now, Bahamians have realized that the Bahamian economy of old has not been working for them. Under the weight of increased competition, falling customer service and operating standards, and international regulations, our top two industries—tourism and financial services—do not produce the kind of economic benefit they did in the […]

Davis slams state of emergency extension as “unnecessary power grab”

Opposition leader says emergency measures are “not a plan” to fight COVID pandemic NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Leader Philip Brave Davis yesterday opposed the government’s move to extend the current state of emergency to January 31, 2021, suggesting instead that “ordinary legislation” can be used to implement measures to mitigate the novel […]

DNA leader joins calls for DPM’s resignation

Komolafe: The Bahamas does not need another PR nightmare NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Democratic National Alliance (DNA) Leader Arinthia Komolafe has added her voice to those calling for the resignation of Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest due to allegations of his involvement in a $30 million “bogus loan” scheme. “The DPM […]

Bahamian leaders congratulate US President-Elect Joe Biden on victory

Associated Press called US presidential race for Biden today NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis offered congratulations to United States President-Elect Joe Biden after he was declared the winner of the US presidency by The Associated Press. Minnis also offered his regards to Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris, who made history, becoming the first […]

Sands confident in bid for FNM Elizabeth seat

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Elizabeth MP Duane Sands said yesterday that he intends to vie for the Free National Movement Elizabeth seat in the next general election. Sands and a group of supporters dressed in FNM paraphernalia could be seen canvassing areas in the constituency on Saturday. In an interview with Eyewitness News, Sands said: “At […]

Golden Isles MP crosses the floor to join PLP

Miller voted against VAT increase while battling thyroid cancer, says “my integrity is intact” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Golden Isles MP Vaughn Miller yesterday said he made the decision to join the Progressive Liberal Party with his integrity intact as he voted against a resolution to extend the state of emergency for another month. The independent […]

Amendments passed to Register of Beneficial Ownership

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The country’s efforts to be removed from the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATAF) International Co-operation Review Group (ICRG) process has been bolstered by the passage of amendments to the Register of Beneficial Ownership Act. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance K Peter Turnquest led debate on the amendments that passed by Parliament yesterday. He said the Register […]

Davis: Bahamas cannot afford a misstep with reopening

WHO said Friday the world has entered “new and dangerous” phase of pandemic NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Opposition Leader Philip Brave Davis yesterday raised concern over whether the government has implemented sufficient safety protocols to ready The Bahamas and its citizens for the influx of potentially virus carrying visitors upon the reopening of the country’s borders to […]

House passes vote of confidence in PM

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – After amending a motion tabled by the opposition seeking a no confidence vote in Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis, government MPs today passed a vote of confidence in the prime minister. Thirty-one MPs voted in favor of the motion and the four opposition MPs voted against it. Three MPs were absent during […]

Centreville MP Reece Chipman resigns from FNM

FNM Chairman says MP not forced out NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Centreville MP Reece Chipman has resigned from the Free National Movement, announcing the move in the party’s Whatsapp group chat earlier today. Chipman has announced he will hold a press conference at 1pm. FNM Chairman Carl Culmer said he was surprised by the resignation as […]