Politics

$1 mil. to $2 mil. for private preschool vouchers

August 19, 2019

In its attempt to make preschool free for Bahamians, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis said the government will provide annual vouchers of $2,000 for students to attend private preschools...

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Govt to pay homeowners to house UB students
Govt to pay homeowners to house UB students

August 19, 2019

While challenging the University of The Bahamas (UB) to establish a housing registry, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis said the government will give homeowners in New Providence $500 for every student they accommodate in their homes...

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Minister concerned about female youth unemployment
Minister concerned about female youth unemployment

August 19, 2019

While vowing to take an aggressive approach toward addressing unemployment among young women, Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Lanisha Rolle said her ministry will allocate “as much as needed” to tackle the issue...

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The Bahamas Olympic Committee (BOC) is prepared to be of assistance

August 17, 2019

The Bahamas Olympic Committee (BOC) is prepared to be of assistance. It has come to my attention that the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture is being buffeted with requests from federations for money, without accompanying official documents, stamped or signed...

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BCF hosts FIDE Trainer's Seminar
BCF hosts FIDE Trainer's Seminar

August 17, 2019

Another milestone has been achieved by the Bahamas Chess Federation (BCF) as they partnered with the Ministry of Education; the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture; and Fédération Internationale des Échecs (FIDE), and recently hosted a free FIDE Trainer’s Seminar...

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NIB crackdown
NIB crackdown

August 17, 2019

Two months after Minister of Public Service and National Insurance Brensil Rolle revealed that as much as $17 million in contributions are owed to NIB from delinquent employees, the board announced the establishment of a task force aimed at recouping those funds...

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MP hits out at marijuana laws
MP hits out at marijuana laws

August 16, 2019

BAIN and Grants Town MP Travis Robinson criticized the country’s marijuana laws Friday night and appeared to express support for some form of marijuana decriminalization...

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FNM to mark anniversary of 1992 victory with Grand Bahama activities

August 16, 2019

THE Free National Movement will commemorate the anniversary of its August 19, 1992 victory at the polls with several activities here on Grand Bahama, including a church service, and back to school giveaways, starting this weekend...

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Restaurant opens on Grand Bahama after 3.5m investment
Restaurant opens on Grand Bahama after $3.5m investment

August 16, 2019

WITH an investment of some $3.5 million, the newly renovated Stoned Crab Restaurant at Taino Beach was officially opened on Thursday, marking the rebirth of the iconic landmark building constructed in the early 70's on Grand Bahama...

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FNM slams Christie over 'broken promises' on BPL
FNM slams Christie over 'broken promises' on BPL

August 16, 2019

THE Free National Movement slammed former prime minister Perry Christie's "empty rhetoric and broken promises" after he criticised the government's actions amid the ongoing load shedding by Bahamas Power and Light...

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US specialists won't have much impact, says Maynard
US specialists won't have much impact, says Maynard

August 16, 2019

THE emergency fix by a US specialist team will have little impact on Bahamas Power and Light's load shedding, according to Paul Maynard, the Bahamas Electrical Workers Union's (BEWU) president...

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Immigration: A light at the end of the tunnel

August 16, 2019

In the face of the numerous complaints of poor service and the persistent allegations of corrupt practices at the Department of Immigration, the FNM promised in its general election Manifesto '92 to implement an immigration policy which "though designed to maximize opportunities for Bahamians would [...]

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A call for Caribbean governments to tax cruise sectors more than air passengers

August 16, 2019

Can tourism-dependent Caribbean governments learn something from oil-producing countries?...

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A friendly letter to the minister of public works

August 16, 2019

Dear Editor, I very rarely dive into the public space to criticize policymakers and this policymaker is Desmond Bannister. He is a life-long friend. I am troubled by the obvious difficulties he finds himself placed in by this BPL disaster. Immediately then I must take [...]

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Peace as the new normal

August 16, 2019

North Korea shoots off more missiles, ships are seized in the Strait of Hormuz, countries worldwide are facing political chaos, and immigration crises abound as people flee intolerable conditions in their homelands, all brought on by conflict and violence...

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Herd of U.S. presidential candidates

August 16, 2019

In 2015-2016 there was a herd of 17 Republican candidates for president who negated each other by sharing campaign funding, diluted votes in the primary, and elected and established the least qualified candidate for president of the United States. We now suffer with [...]

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Turnquest: Despite concerns, GB wants Oban Energies deal
Turnquest: Despite concerns, GB wants Oban Energies deal

August 16, 2019

Peter Turnquest.As Cabinet ministers continue to mull over the $5.5 billion Oban Energies deal, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest has admitted he has concerns about the company's inexperience, but added that Grand Bahama residents are "overwhelmingly" in support of the project...

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Turnquest touts the importance of Bahamas govt registered stock on BISX

August 16, 2019

The introduction of government bonds onto the Bahamas International Securities Exchange (BISX) will hopefully boost funding for businesses through capital markets, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest said...

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Government officials view Holistica's latest plans for Grand Lucayan, cruise port
Government officials view Holistica's latest plans for Grand Lucayan, cruise port

August 16, 2019

Various government officials visited Royal Caribbean International (RCL) and ITM Group on Wednesday to view the newest iteration of Holistica’s (an RCI and ITM Group joint venture company) plans for Freeport’s cruise port and the Grand Lucayan resort complex, but those officials still cannot say what those plans might be and when a deal could be struck, Minister of Tourism and Aviation Dionisio D’Aguilar told Guardian Business yesterday...

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Davis: PM's response 'uninspiring'
Davis: PM's response 'uninspiring'

August 16, 2019

Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Leader Philip Brave Davis yesterday called Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis’ response to the issues plaguing Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) and its inability to keep the lights on “thin and uninspiring”...

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