Politics

Voting for new UK prime minister ends amid Brexit foreboding

July 22, 2019

Voting closed Monday in the two-man contest to become Britain's next prime minister, as critics of likely winner Boris Johnson condemned his vow to take the U.K. out of the European Union with or without a divorce deal. Members of the governing [...]

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Parliamentarians Attend Funeral of Mrs. Joyce Bannister

July 22, 2019

Cabinet Ministers and other Parliamentarians attended the funeral of Mrs. Joyce Bannister, mother of Minister of Public Works, the Hon. Desmond Bannister, on Saturday morning, July 20, 2019 at Evangelistic Temple, Collins Avenue...

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The Governor General Visits Sir Orville at His 90th Birthday Celebration

July 22, 2019

Governor General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith attended the 90th birthday celebration for former Governor General and former Parliamentarian, the Most Hon. Sir Orville Turnquest at his home, Friday, July 19, 2019...

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Apologize, Bennett Minnis

July 22, 2019

We are surprised that the Free National Movement (FNM) government is finding it difficult to disavow the racist comments of a director of the board of the Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC). And we are profoundly disappointed that when asked to comment on Bennett Minnis' [...]

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Balan Nair experiences a Bahamian dropped call

July 22, 2019

There is a theory that the prime minister was being cunning like a fox when he chose to stare at the leather in his shoe rather than look the international boss of BTC directly in the eye. The PM must have known that [...]

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The PLP convention: Steady as she goes!

July 22, 2019

"The SS PLP is off the reefs and out to sea, sailing to victory." - Philip Brave Davis, QC, MP Much has occurred in the past two years in Bahamian politics. On May 10, 2017, the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP), the nation's first and only [...]

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PLP working on 10-year plan
PLP working on 10-year plan

July 22, 2019

The leadership of the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) will put forth a 10-year plan to map out the party’s trajectory, said PLP Chairman Fred Mitchell yesterday...

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Sands condemns shaming of pageant contestants
Sands condemns shaming of pageant contestants

July 22, 2019

Minister of Health Dr. Duane Sands yesterday condemned recent social media attacks on Miss Bahamas Universe contestants and said such actions are indicative of a loss of civility in Bahamian society. A video released last week by the Miss Bahamas Universe organization to debut the [...]

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Despite call for unity, Wilchcombe still eyeing PLP chairmanship
Despite call for unity, Wilchcombe still eyeing PLP chairmanship

July 22, 2019

Despite Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Leader Philip Brave Davis’ calls for a unified convention, former Tourism Minister Obie Wilchcombe yesterday said he is still considering running for the chairman position...

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PLP debt not hindering ability to hold conventions
PLP debt not hindering ability to hold conventions

July 22, 2019

The Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) is still working to pay down the $1.5 million owed in post-election debt, according to PLP Convention Chairman Michael Halkitis...

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Flowers' fears over 'winners tax' impact
Flowers' fears over 'winners tax' impact

July 22, 2019

CRAIG Flowers, FML Group of Companies owner, sees the Minnis administration's proposal to only tax lottery play winnings as "problematic" for his chain of web shops where revenue is largely based on the numbers game...

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Mitchell's plea: Keep same team in charge
Mitchell's plea: Keep same team in charge

July 22, 2019

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party chairman Fred Mitchell yesterday made an appeal to party delegates to re-elect the PLP's leadership team at its upcoming convention as executives craft a 10-year plan for the organisation...

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Sir Orville celebrates his 90th birthday
Sir Orville celebrates his 90th birthday

July 22, 2019

THE Free National Movement extended birthday greetings to former Governor General Sir Orville Turnquest on Friday.

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Henfield in Argentina
Henfield in Argentina

July 20, 2019

The Bahamas was represented at the Second Western Hemisphere Counterterrorism Ministerial Conference convened from July 18-19, in Buenos Aries, Argentina, by a delegation led by Minister of Foreign Affairs Darren Henfield. ASP Harris-Cash of the Ministry of National Security and Foreign Service Officer Sherry Johnson-Deal [...]

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Mitchell: Davis asked Wilchcombe not to run for party chairman
Mitchell: Davis asked Wilchcombe not to run for party chairman

July 19, 2019

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party Leader Philip "Brave" Davis has personally asked Obie Wilchcombe not to run for party chairman at the upcoming convention, Fred Mitchell said on Thursday...

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'Tremendous progress' in reduction of HIV/AIDS cases
'Tremendous progress' in reduction of HIV/AIDS cases

July 19, 2019

HEALTH Minister Dr Duane Sands said while the country has seen "tremendous progress" in the reduction of HIV/AIDS cases annually, there is still much more work to be done before both viruses can be completely "eliminated"...

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PLP, DNA: Ruling to ban Town Centre Mall discussions in Parliament unjustified
PLP, DNA: Ruling to ban Town Centre Mall discussions in Parliament unjustified

July 19, 2019

THE Progressive Liberal Party and the Democratic National Alliance say the ruling to ban discussions related to the lease of Town Centre Mall during parliamentary proceedings is unjustified...

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PLP, DNA: Rulling to ban Town Centre Mall discussions in Parliament unjustified
PLP, DNA: Rulling to ban Town Centre Mall discussions in Parliament unjustified

July 19, 2019

THE Progressive Liberal Party and the Democratic National Alliance say the ruling to ban discussions related to the lease of Town Centre Mall during parliamentary proceedings is unjustified.

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Second Western Hemisphere Counterrorism Ministerial Conference Buenos Aires, Argentine Republic

July 19, 2019

The Bahamas was represented at the Second Western Hemisphere Counterterrorism Ministerial Conference convened from 18th to 19th July 2019, in Buenos Aries, Argentina, by a delegation led by the Hon. Darren A. Henfield, Minister of Foreign Affairs...

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FNM officials tight-lipped on remarks by Bennett Minnis
FNM officials tight-lipped on remarks by Bennett Minnis

July 19, 2019

OFFICIALS were tight-lipped yesterday on whether the Minnis administration will address the viral homophobic rant levelled against Progressive Liberal Party leaders by a public official...

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