Politics

Minister Thompson affirms Government's Commitment to Medical Tourism: GB Provides Relaxing Rehabilitation Environment

February 23, 2018

Improvements to the health care system are a priority of the government, said Minister of State for Grand Bahama in the Office of the Prime Minister...

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Minister Thompson: 'I believe the outlook for our island is hopeful'

February 22, 2018

“I firmly believe 2018 will be a better year than 2017. I believe the outlook for our island is hopeful...”

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National Security Minister welcomes US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defence/Western Hemisphere Affairs

February 22, 2018

Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames (right) greets U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Western Hemisphere Affairs Sergio de la Peña in a courtesy call on Thursday...

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DPM: The country is moving in the right direction

February 22, 2018

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. Peter Turnquest said based on the performance in the first half of fiscal year 2017/18, the country is moving in the right direction...

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GB Family Medicine Conference gives impetus to Primary Care Practitioners

February 22, 2018

Continued education is essential for those professionals in Family Medicine in order for the health system to operate effectively, said Health Minister Dr. the Hon. Duane Sands, during the official opening of the first Family Medicine Conference, February 22, 2018...

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Government's "e-tendering" Program for Government contracts and services

February 22, 2018

During his keynote address at the Grand Bahama 20th Annual Business Outlook at Grand Lucayan resort on Thursday, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. Peter Turnquest...

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PM dismisses Oban Energies concerns
PM dismisses Oban Energies concerns

February 22, 2018

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis dismissed concerns yesterday about Peter Krieger, the non-executive chairman of Oban Energies and public face of the multi-billion-dollar project, who has faced a Securities Exchange Commission...

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New police probe at water board
New police probe at water board

February 22, 2018

ALLEGED theft of water pumps and the brazen trick used to disguise it have prompted the Royal Bahamas Police Force to be invited yet again to launch a criminal investigation into irregularities at the Water & Sewerage Corporation...

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Turnquest points to growth despite debt handicap
Turnquest points to growth despite debt handicap

February 22, 2018

DESPITE increased revenue and a real economic growth of 1.8 per cent, Deputy Prime Minister K Peter Turnquest said there are still tens of millions of dollars in remaining commitments left behind by the previous Christie administration that need to be satisfied...

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Hacking of Facebook Account of Hon. K. Peter Turnquest, MP Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance
Hacking of Facebook Account of Hon. K. Peter Turnquest, MP Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance

February 21, 2018

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest, MP, advises the public that his Facebook account has been hacked...

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Public Finances are in a better place than mid-point of the last financial year

February 21, 2018

The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. Peter Turnquest said the public finances of The Bahamas are in a better place than they were at the mid-point of the last financial year...

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Trump pushes for ban on gun 'bump stocks'
Trump pushes for ban on gun 'bump stocks'

February 21, 2018

US President Donald Trump has signed an order to ban bump-stock devices, which were used by a gunman who killed 58 Las Vegas concert-goers last year...

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Jean Rony 'lost automatic right to citizenship
Jean Rony 'lost automatic right to citizenship

February 21, 2018

IMMIGRATION Minister Brent Symonette, right, has hit out at “sensationalised” reports about Bahamas-born deportee Jean Rony Jean-Charles, left, saying commentary on the matter...

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Lombard Odier & Cie pay courtesy call on Financial Services Minister

February 20, 2018

Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration, the Hon. Brent Symonette (left), welcomed Lombard Odier & Cie executives, Christophe Hentsch...

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Chinese Ambassador makes courtesy call on Speaker of the House of Assembly

February 20, 2018

The Hon. Halson Moultrie, Speaker of the House of Assembly, made a presentation, during a courtesy call, to HE Huang Qinguo (left), Ambassador of the People's Republic of China...

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Minister of Tourism has meeting with Executives of Paradise Island Promotion Board

February 20, 2018

Minister of Tourism & Aviation, the Hon. Dionisio D'Aguilar (centre) met with members of the Paradise Island Promotion Board at the Ocean Club Boardroom, February 19, 2018...

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Trump's Bahamas pick says: I'm sorry
Trump's Bahamas pick says: I'm sorry

February 20, 2018

DOUGLAS Manchester, the billionaire and real estate developer who was nominated by US President Donald Trump for the post of Bahamas ambassador, has issued an apology after accusations of having an unsettling management style that allegedly made some female employees uncomfortable...

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Refinery project good to go
Refinery project good to go

February 20, 2018

THE multi-billion dollar Oban Energies project for East Grand Bahama has passed the government's due diligence assessments, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis and officials of the oil refinery and storage company said yesterday...

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'Sin tax' sacrifice needed to fund NHI
'Sin tax' sacrifice needed to fund NHI

February 20, 2018

HEALTH officials will recommend to Cabinet that a sin tax be imposed to pay for National Health Insurance, possibly impacting the cost of items like alcohol, tobacco, lard and substances containing high-fructose corn syrup, Health Minister Dr Duane Sands said yesterday...

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Foulkes Blasts PLP for its Criticism of Bahamians Landing Jobs
Foulkes Blasts PLP for its Criticism of Bahamians Landing Jobs

February 19, 2018

Sadly, but not surprising, the Progressive Liberal Party finds the nerve to criticize the Labour On The Blocks initiative held on Grand Bahama this past Saturday at Columbus Park, Freeport...

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