Opinion

Set Them Free: Minnis Backs Jail Release For Small Marijuana Users
Set Them Free: Minnis Backs Jail Release For ‘Small’ Marijuana Users

January 22, 2020

DECLARING that Bahamian marijuana users should not be considered criminals, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis said he supports releasing from prison those convicted for having small amounts of the drug once the proper reforms and legal mechanisms are enacted...

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Cooper: We Support Plastics Ban But It Needed More Time
Cooper: We Support Plastics Ban But It Needed More Time

January 13, 2020

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party deputy leader Chester Cooper said while he supports the ban on single-use plastics, he believes the government should have implemented a longer transition period...

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Cancel fee on plastic bags
Cancel fee on plastic bags

January 13, 2020

Super Value owner Rupert Roberts said the government needs to “abolish” a recently implemented fee on plastic bags, and warned that public anger over the issue could follow the Minnis administration into the next election.

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NAD's debt rating reduced to negative by Fitch Ratings

January 09, 2020

Credit rating agency Fitch Ratings has once again relegated the Nassau Airport Development Company’s (NAD) debt rating to a negative outlook, with no change in the rating score, pointing to the country’s economic risks post-Hurricane Dorian as a limiting factor for the country’s main airport and what the rating agency sees as a country lacking fiscal buffers...

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Dont Blame Parents For Police Failures
Don’t Blame Parents For Police Failures

January 09, 2020

RIGHTS Bahamas said the commentary of Police Commissioner Anthony Ferguson on police brutality is “an excuse for and an indication of lazy RBPF training policy” and called on him to take responsibility for the conduct of officers.

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Hanna Martin: Dames Too Slow To React To Videos
Hanna Martin: Dames Too Slow To React To Videos

January 07, 2020

ENGLERSTON MP Glenys Hanna Martin criticised the amount of time it took for National Security Minister Marvin Dames to respond to the viral police beating videos...

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Cabinet Office responds to false reports on social media

December 20, 2019

The Cabinet Office wishes to advise that a notice circulating on social media related to the lump sum payment of $1,400 due to public servants in the December 2019 pay period is false...

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'Jumanji: The Next Level' isn't quite the movie I'd been hoping for

December 20, 2019

If this had been the film that revived the “Jumanji” film franchise two years ago, it’s quite likely this would have been a review on some other sequel to a reimagined movie series (or a live-action remake of an old Disney cartoon, or another comic book-based action flick)...

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Mcalpine Needs To Say If HeS With Fnm Or Not
Mcalpine Needs To Say If He’S With Fnm Or Not

December 13, 2019

ONE day after Golden Isles MP Vaughn Miller resigned from his party, Free National Movement Chairman Carl Culmer said it's time Pineridge MP Frederick McAlpine made up his mind about his own intentions...

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Vote of confidence in PM passed
Vote of confidence in PM passed

December 12, 2019

A VOTE of confidence motion in Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis passed the House of Assembly last night...

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Union Boss Cries Foul In Election
Union Boss Cries Foul In Election

December 11, 2019

BAHAMAS Public Service Union president Kimsley Ferguson has accused a fellow union leader of conspiring to "sabotage" his ambitions to become first vice president of the National Congress of Trade Unions Bahamas...

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300 A Week: Pinder Reveals New Target For Minimum Wage
300 A Week: Pinder Reveals New Target For Minimum Wage

December 10, 2019

THE government is looking to raise the minimum wage in the public sector to at least $300 per week, Labour Director John Pinder said yesterday...

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DPM: Govt will fix Click2Clear 'bugs and bottlenecks'

December 04, 2019

Following complaints about the newly implemented Bahamas Electronic Single Window (BESW), also known as Click2Clear, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest yesterday admitted there are still a few kinks to iron out with the new Customs Department system...

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Maynard: Bpl Customers Will Pay More Than 30
Maynard: Bpl Customers Will Pay More Than $30

December 03, 2019

BAHAMAS Electrical Workers Union president Paul Maynard believes Bahamas Power and Light customers will pay more than the predicted increase of $20 to $30 per month on their bills next year...

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Atlantis Hits Out At Bpl After Outage
Atlantis Hits Out At Bpl After Outage

December 02, 2019

The Atlantis resort has hit out at Bahamas Power and Light following Friday night's island-wide power outage...

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BPL customers criticise light bills increase
BPL customers criticise light bills increase

November 29, 2019

Bahamas Power and Light customers yesterday criticised the government’s decision to increase light bills through its rate reduction bond, which will allow for additional charges to be added to customer’s monthly bills starting 2020...

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20 Years To Repay Bailout
20 Years To Repay Bailout

November 29, 2019

BAHAMAS Power and Light customers will pay for the company’s rate reduction bond for the next 20 years to bail-out the company – but the highest increase in electricity bills is only expected to last through 2020, according to Works Minister Desmond Bannister...

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Carnival exec notes how Cuba cruise ship ban benefited Bahamas

November 27, 2019

The closure of Cuba to U.S. cruise lines under the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump could be the reason for the growth in cruise company activity in The Bahamas, said Giora Israel, Carnival Corporation’s senior vice president of global port and destination development...

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Our Hands Clean On Illegal Migrants
‘Our Hands Clean On Illegal Migrants’

November 27, 2019

IMMIGRATION Minister Elsworth Johnson said yesterday the government has done nothing wrong regarding its handling of illegal migrants seeking refuge in the country. Speaking to reporters outside of Cabinet, Mr Johnson insisted the government has abided by the laws of the country...

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Minnis' 'smokescreen' to hide FNM problems
Minnis' 'smokescreen' to hide FNM problems

November 26, 2019

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party deputy leader Chester Cooper said Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis should do more than just talk about marijuana decriminalisation, adding the Minnis administration should be drafting the necessary law changes for debate in Parliament as soon as possible.

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