Politics

DNA calls for vote of no confidence
DNA calls for vote of no confidence

July 17, 2019

The Democratic National Alliance (DNA) stated yesterday that parliamentarians should put forward a vote of no confidence in the current government for a number of issues, including the entering into a lease agreement with a former Cabinet minister. DNA Leader Arinthia Komolafe raised concerns about [...]

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'An insult to the PM'
'An insult to the PM'

July 17, 2019

Liberty Latin America CEO Balan Nair’s “distasteful” comments about the Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) and Bahamians are an “insult” to Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis, the Bahamian people and are “unacceptable and extraordinarily inappropriate”, Parliamentary Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) Pakesia Parker-Edgecombe said yesterday...

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Davis calls on PLP to unite
Davis calls on PLP to unite

July 17, 2019

In a call to action last night, Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Leader Philip Brave Davis said the worst of the party’s problems are over and urged members to become active, unite and ignore the outside forces against them...

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FNM official stands by his foul PLP rant

July 17, 2019

WATER and Sewerage Corporation board director Bennett Minnis yesterday doubled down on his viral homophobic rant against the leadership of the Progressive Liberal Party...

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OUT OF ORDER: PM's office blasts Jamaican CEO on BTC remarks
OUT OF ORDER: PM's office blasts Jamaican CEO on BTC remarks

July 17, 2019

IN an extraordinary statement, the Office of the Prime Minister blasted the head of BTC’s parent company yesterday for “distasteful” and “insulting” comments mocking Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis and criticising BTC...

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DNA calls for vote of no confidence over post office relocation
DNA calls for vote of no confidence over post office relocation

July 17, 2019

DEMOCRATIC National Alliance leader Arinthia Komolafe has called on the Official Opposition to put forward a motion for a vote of no confidence in the government over recent revelations regarding the General Post Office’s relocation to Town Centre Mall...

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Sixth suicide highlights mental health challenges
Sixth suicide highlights mental health challenges

July 17, 2019

IN the wake of the sixth suspected suicide of the year, Health Minister Dr Duane Sands said the challenges surrounding mental health and depression is "very real"...

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Reparations fight needs to be global movement, says Bethel
Reparations fight needs to be global movement, says Bethel

July 16, 2019

THE fight for reparations for people of African descent has to be a large enough "global movement" to "force the hands of Western countries", according to Attorney General Carl Bethel...

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'The PHA would not have issued a statement about possible sabotage if it didn't have clear and irrefutable evidence'
'The PHA would not have issued a statement about possible sabotage if it didn't have clear and (irrefutable) evidence'

July 16, 2019

HEALTH Minister Dr Duane Sands is maintaining that the Public Hospitals Authority would not have issued a statement about a suspected sabotage attack unless it had "clear" and "irrefutable" evidence to support this claim...

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Bahamas Represented at Regional Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Conference

July 16, 2019

Mr. Don Saunders, Deputy Speaker of the House of Assembly, Ms. Shonel Ferguson, Government Whip and Delegation Leader, and Mr. Chester Cooper, Deputy Leader of Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition, attended the Formal Opening Ceremony of the 44th Annual Conference...

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Post office deal 'all above board'

July 16, 2019

A KEY Cabinet minister yesterday told The Tribune the government followed every protocol in leasing the Town Centre Mall from a sitting Cabinet minister to relocate the General Post Office.

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PM focusing on empowering smaller businesses; honours hospitality professionals

July 16, 2019

Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis said his government is focusing on ensuring smaller companies have access to capital as a means of economic empowerment...

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Symonette says he has been fully transparent on the mall issue

July 16, 2019

Symonette says he has been fully transparent on the mall issue...

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The Prime Minister Attends the Funeral of Matriarch Steave Elmira Harris

July 16, 2019

Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis (front row, left), Minister of Education the Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd, and Parliamentary Secretary Pakesia Parker-Edgecombe attended the Service of Thanksgiving and Home Going Celebration for Matriarch Steave Elmira Harris...

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Bahamas, Canada sign air transport agreement
Bahamas, Canada sign air transport agreement

July 16, 2019

The Bahamas and Canada have signed a bilateral air transport agreement that outlines the steps by which Canadian aviation companies can do business in The Bahamas and Bahamian aviation companies in Canada. The Ministry of Tourism and Aviation (MOTA) revealed in a press release that [...]

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'A red herring'
'A red herring'

July 16, 2019

Former Minister of Immigration Brent Symonette yesterday dismissed concerns surrounding a conversation he said he had with the prime minister about renting the Town Centre Mall as a 'red herring' and suggested he has nothing more to say about that conversation, while insisting he has [...]

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PLP considering judicial review of Town Centre Mall resolution
PLP considering judicial review of Town Centre Mall resolution

July 16, 2019

The opposition is considering seeking a judicial review of the resolution to lease the Town Centre Mall for the relocation of the General Post Office, Progressive Liberal Party Leader Philip Brave Davis said yesterday...

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Davis tells PLP - don't challenge leadership
Davis tells PLP - don't challenge leadership

July 16, 2019

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party leader Philip “Brave” Davis wants no challenges to his leadership team at the upcoming PLP convention, he has told party members...

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PM thanks BNT for preserving the natural environment

July 15, 2019

Thanking the Bahamas National Trust for preserving the natural environs of the country over the past 60 years, Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis revealed further plans towards the protection of natural resources...

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PM Attends BNT's 60th Anniversary Festivities

July 15, 2019

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis attended the Bahamas National Trust's (BNT) 60th Anniversary Commemoration of the signing of the BNT Act, and brought remarks, at The Retreat Garden, Village Road, on Friday evening...

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