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By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
IF you have ever thought it would have been fun to be a fly on the wall during some of the Machiavellian moments in which deals that determined the path of Bahamian politics were made and broken from the beginning of this decade to the return of Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham to power in 2007, "The Cabinet" will be your kind of entertainment.
How did Hubert Ingraham feel on the day Lynden Pindling died? How did he rationalise and execute his return to politics after - according to the interpretation of most - promising he would serve no more than two terms? How did Tommy Turnquest come to be leader of the Free National Mo ...
Cabinet Office Statement - Sidney Collie Appointed Non-resident High Commissioner of The Bahamas to CARICOM
The Cabinet Office today announced the appointment of Mr. Sidney Collie as non-resident High Commissioner of The Bahamas to CARICOM. Mr. Collie will receive his letters of appointment on Friday 4th February at a ceremony at Government House.
Public Service Commission
The Cabinet Office advised today that Mr. Brian Moree QC, has been appointed Chairman of the Public Service Commission. Mr. Moree is Senior Partner and Head of Litigation in the chambers of McKinney Bancroft and Hughes.
Nassau, The Bahamas - With the
word 'election' on the lips of nearly all Bahamians, t'is certainly the season
for scandal and satire. Playwright Ward Minnis dishes up a double dose in his
premiers on April Fool's Day at the Dundas Center for Performing Arts.
"The play is hilariously
scandalous," Minnis says of his production. "And right now with election in the
air and the rallies about to get into full swing, we thought it was the right
time to give Bahamians a dose of comedy on something that they take so seriously...
Nassau, Bahamas - The Cabinet Office advised today that Mr. Brian Moree QC, has been appointed Chairman of the Public Service Commission.
Deputy leader of the Progressive Liberal Party Mr. Philip Edward "Brave" Davis, the member-elect for Cat Island, Rum Cay and San Salvador, will be sworn-in as the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Works and Urban Development at 4 p.m. today at Government House.
Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie at Tuesday's swearing-in ceremony said that his first ministerial appointments would be announced on Wednesday (today) and that the entire Cabinet would be assembled by Friday.
THE PLP never cease to amuse us.
Knowing the party's own free-ride history, we were surprised members would have the temerity to venture into the debate on whether Environment Minister Earl Deveaux should have accepted Prince Karim Aga Khan lV's helicopter to fly him to a meeting with the Bahamas National Trust at the prince's Bell Island development.
The prince's proposal to develop his private island, located within the environmentally sensitive Exuma Land and Sea Park, is now before the cabinet. In the public eye the reason for the flight made Mr Deveaux's helicopter ride precarious.
There were those who believed that Mr Deveaux's acceptance of the prince's ho ...
Nassau, Bahamas - Enclosed is a Statement by Cabinet Office on Sale of BTC.
It is time to bring an end
to the deceit that is now becoming a national debate regarding the
Government's decision to sell 51% of the Bahamas Telecommunications
Company (BTC) to Cable and Wireless Communications (CWC) and its
comparison to an earlier decision to sell 49% of BTC to Bluewater
The price agreed with Bluewater was $260 million for 49% of BTC. But
there was a net balance of approximately $70 million of BTC's cash in
its bank account at the end of May 2007. There was no allowance in
Bluewater's offer for this cash to be removed from BTC...
>By ARTESIA DAVIS
Guardian Senior Reporter
A judge yesterday sentenced Ellison Smith to life in prison for the murder of Free National Movement(FNM) Cabinet Minister Charles Virgill.
Smith, who denied his involvement in the murder during an interview with probation officer Lisa Bowleg, continued those denials yesterday, telling Senior Justice Jon Isaacs that he was innocent.
Virgill's murder occurred during a kidnapping and armed robbery. Smith had to be resentenced to comply with a recent Privy Council decision that found the mandatory death sentence unconstitutional.
Justice Isaacs told Smith that his crime was heinous and he deserved the most condign punishment ...