A ‘FOOLISH’ SIGNAL: Former public service minister says review of promotions “political decision”

Rolle submits govt will move forward with all promotions and other exercises will be “approved without fail” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Davis-led administration’s review of promotions doled out under the FNM government is “foolish” as the procedure was conducted in accordance with the Public Service Commission, according to former Public Service Minister Brensil Rolle yesterday. […]

OFF THE HOOK?: RBPF unable to investigate Gibson or Fitzgerald without formal complaints, says COP

“I don’t have any authority to go and dig into nobody’s business unless there’s a complaint” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — As he dismissed questions surrounding any possible investigation into Long Island MP and outgoing Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC) Executive Chairman Adrian Gibson, Commissioner of Police Paul Rolle said yesterday police have not received any formal […]

WAITING FOR ELEVATION: Commissioner tells officers to ‘hold on’ for promotions

“Only one person can do promotions and that is the commissioner” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Commissioner of Police Paul Rolle yesterday urged police officers who are still awaiting possible promotions to “hold on”. Rolle was asked about the promotions of several officers ahead of the September 16 General Election, along with reports that more officers were […]

THE PRICE OF POLITICS: GCP owes campaigners $2 mil, but workers claim figure is double that

Party leader receiving death threats over unpaid wages; claims many workers have been “dishonest” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — More than 200 Grand Commonwealth Party (GCP) campaign staffers have submitted $4 million in bills to the political party for work done ahead of the general election, but GCP Leader Simon Smith said yesterday those accounts were grossly […]

FITZGERALD TO DELIVER: Former Marathon MP to head PM’s Delivery Unit

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Former Education Minister Jerome Fitzgerald has reportedly been tapped to be the senior policy advisor and head of the Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit (PMDU).  The appointment was “haphazardly” announced on the PMDU’s social media page around 3pm on Tuesday but was later deleted. Viana Gardiner previously headed the PMDU under former Prime […]

CRYING FOUL: Central GB MP raises concern over public sector dismissals and pause on promotions

Lewis: FNM did not fire a single civil servant amid COVID pandemic nor rescind any promotions “I admonish this new government to be very careful how you treat our Bahamian workers” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Central Grand Bahama incumbent Iram Lewis has called on the Davis administration to “govern for all” amidst increased reports of political […]

‘WE ARE CONCERNED’: PM says review of contracts issued under emergency orders forthcoming

Composition of competent authority will change come Oct 1, Davis announces NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Prime Minister Philip Brave Davis indicated yesterday that his administration will review the contracts issued during the public state of emergency, which came into existence in March 2020. He noted that the government is concerned about the matter. “With respect to […]

A MATTER OF PRACTICE: Mitchell addresses termination of ‘political appointments’ in public sector

Mitchell: The practice is that those with political-level appointments resign when new govt comes in NASSAU, BAHAMAS  — Amidst reports of firings across government sectors as the new Davis-led administration takes office, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Public Service Fred Mitchell sought to explain that it is a usual “practice” after governments change that political […]

Motorcyclist dies in Andros collision

MANGROVE CAY, ANDROS — A motorcyclist succumbed to his injuries at the local clinic after he collided with another biker on Queens Highway last night. According to police, the injured men were found lying on the ground with their motorcycles “extensively damaged” shortly before 11pm. “Initial investigations revealed that the cyclists were traveling in opposite […]

‘HUMAN RESOURCE NEEDED’: 7 parliamentary secretaries sworn in as PM again defends large Cabinet

“If we are to address these many crises, then I say again, we need all hands on deck” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Prime Minister Philip Davis once again defended the rationale behind this week’s Cabinet appointments as seven parliamentary secretaries were sworn in and received their instruments of appointment during a ceremony at Baha Mar yesterday. […]

ALL HANDS ON DECK: PM Davis defends ‘Gussie Mae’ Cabinet

Davis says the ‘enormous task’ of governance requires large Cabinet NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Eleven additional government ministers in the new Davis-led administration were sworn in and received their instruments of appointment yesterday, during a ceremony at Baha Mar Convention Centre. The new appointments are in addition to the nine ministers sworn in on Monday, making it […]