Politics

Jitney drivers cut back on services and warn a full strike could be next
Jitney drivers cut back on services and warn a full strike could be next

July 04, 2019

JITNEY drivers withdrew their services yesterday after government officials failed to meet with the Bahamas Unified Bus Drivers Union before their July 1 deadline...

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Prime Minister Minnis challenges CARICOM tourism ministers to come up with new plan to grow regional tourism

July 04, 2019

Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis urged CARICOM tourism leaders to explore new ways that the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) can more effectively work with member countries to contribute to the growth of tourism in the region...

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Tax Appeal Commission Training

July 04, 2019

The newly formed Tax Appeal Commission will participate in a week long intensive workshop as part of a thorough mobilization process for the unit. The training takes place July 1-5 and underscores the purpose of the Tax Appeal Commission Bill, 2019...

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Smith: We have no obligation to take IMF's advice
Smith: We have no obligation to take IMF's advice

July 04, 2019

The Bahamas is under no obligation to adhere to the recommendations of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and should rely more on its own capabilities as it navigates the issues impacting the economy, a leading economist has asserted. Given that The Bahamas has managed to [...]

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Bahamas not ready for a white PM

July 04, 2019

FORMER Cabinet minister Brent Symonette yesterday suggested the country was not ready for a white prime minister as he reiterated his call for a national discussion on race and wealth in politics.

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Govt undecided over citizenship anomalies

July 04, 2019

THE government is still undecided on whether it will correct "anomalies" regarding the transference of citizenship through legislation or to leave it for a referendum, according to Law Reform Commissioner Dame Anita Allen...

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'Sexual offences court could have disruptive impact'
'Sexual offences court could have disruptive impact'

July 04, 2019

JUSTICE Bernard Turner yesterday expressed concern that the establishment of a sexual offences court could have a "disruptive impact" as legal counsel may already have matters scheduled for other courts...

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Leaders of CARICOM at 40th Regular Meeting's Opening Ceremony

July 04, 2019

GROS ISLET, St. Lucia - Leaders of CARICOM are pictured at the 40th Regular Meeting in St. Lucia during the official opening ceremony, July 3, 2019. Bahamas Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis is seated at left.

UN Secretary-General, His Excellency Antonio Guterres, pledged continued support. Secretary-General of CARICOM, His Excellency Ambassador Irwin LaRocque; outgoing CARICOM Chairman, Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris, Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis; and CARICOM Chairman and Prime Minister of St. Lucia, the Hon. Allen Chastanet also addressed the opening ceremony.

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40th CARICOM Business Sessions Get Underway

July 04, 2019

GROS ISLET, St. Lucia -- Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis and official delegation attend the first business session of the 40th Regular Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government in St. Lucia. Items on the agenda for today’s (4 July) session include blacklisting, the SIDS Resilience Foundation, and the CSME. CARICOM Special Guest, Her Excellency Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Norway, will also address the session today. Bahamas Senator, the Hon. Jennifer Isaacs-Dotson, President of the Caribbean Congress of Labour (CCL), is scheduled to take part in the engagement with representatives of the private sector, labour and civil society.

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Govt undecided over citizenship anomalies

July 03, 2019

THE government is still undecided on whether it will correct "anomalies" regarding the transference of citizenship through legislation or to leave it for a referendum, according to Law Reform Commissioner Dame Anita Allen.

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Symonette had no conflict of interest, says Turnquest

July 03, 2019

DEPUTY Prime Minister K Peter Turnquest yesterday defended St Anne’s MP Brent Symonette against conflict of interest claims he says are unfair and baseless.

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Shotspotter isnt helping us, says Davis

July 03, 2019

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party Leader Philip “Brave” Davis yesterday slammed the government’s investment in the ShotSpotter technology following the mass shooting in Montel Heights on Sunday morning.

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Illegal dumping caused island-wide outage
Illegal dumping caused island-wide outage

July 03, 2019

Investigations have revealed that yesterday’s island-wide power outage was the result someone illegally dumping debris near a critical Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) line, according to Minister of Public Works Desmond Bannister.

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DPM in response to IMF: The current tax system is adequate

July 03, 2019

Acting Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest said yesterday that the country’s current flat tax system, value-added tax (VAT), is adequate and meets the needs of the country.

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GG's rental expenses 'money we must spend'
GG's rental expenses 'money we must spend'

July 03, 2019

DEPUTY Prime Minister Peter Turnquest yesterday stressed the importance of “comfort and security” in the wake of reports the government will spend $9,000 a month to rent a home for new Governor General CA Smith...

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Brent admits talks ahead of Minnis coup: 'But I told rebels not to go ahead'
Brent admits talks ahead of Minnis coup: 'But I told rebels not to go ahead'

July 03, 2019

ST Anne’s MP Brent Symonette yesterday admitted he was involved in “some discussions” ahead of the coup that saw then-Opposition Leader Dr Hubert Minnis ousted as leader of the Official Opposition in Parliament last term – but ultimately told the “rebel seven” not to go through with it...

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No place for corruption, says Johnson as he steps into new role

July 03, 2019

NEWLY sworn in Minister of Financial Services, Trade and Industry and Immigration Elsworth Johnson yesterday suggested there will be "no place for corruption" as he committed the Immigration Department to upholding the rule of law and equality under

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Bishop Boyd Paid a Courtesy Call on The Governor General

July 03, 2019

The Rt. Reverend Laish Zane Boyd, Sr., Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of The Bahamas and The Turks and Caicos Islands, paid a courtesy call upon His Excellency Cornelius A. Smith, Governor General, at Government House, July 2, 2019.

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Minister Elsworth Johnson Sworn In at Government House

July 02, 2019

The Hon. Elsworth Johnson (left) was sworn in as Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration by Governor General His Excellency Cornelius A. Smith during a swearing in ceremony at Government House on Tuesday, July 2, 2019...

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Bahamas Delegation to CARICOM Arrives in St. Lucia

July 02, 2019

Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis arrived in St. Lucia today for the 40th Regular Meeting of Heads of Government of CARICOM: the Prime Minister and Mrs. Patricia Minnis are pictured being met at the airport upon arrival...

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