Politics

Prime Minister Tours Baha Mar

July 21, 2017

Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis, centre, toured Baha Mar resort, July 18, 2017 with several government ministers along with Baha Mar President Graeme Davis, and Baha Mar Senior Vice-President/Government and External Affairs Robert "Sandy" Sands...

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UPDATE: Frank Smith appears in court facing 15 charges
UPDATE: Frank Smith appears in court facing 15 charges

July 21, 2017

Frank Smith appeared in court this morning charged with one count of bribery, one of attempted extortion and 13 counts of extortion..

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GB Chamber members team up with local government to clean up areas in East End, GB
GB Chamber members team up with local government to clean up areas in East End, GB

July 20, 2017

The Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce worked along with the business community, local government, and a contractor from the area to clean up three areas that had been used for indiscriminate dumping in East Grand Bahama...

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Government to Take Advantage of Economic/Job Opportunities in Global Shipping Industry

July 19, 2017

The Government of The Bahamas will assist wherever possible to ensure that the opportunities that lay within the shipping industry at the global level are taken advantage of...

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Surprise BOB rescue plan weeks away
Surprise BOB rescue plan weeks away

July 19, 2017

The Deputy Prime Minister yesterday pledged that "a comprehensive plan" to rescue Bank of the Bahamas will be unveiled by its August 2 shareholders' meeting, the institution having "abandoned" its legal battle with the Central Bank...

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Overseas staff savings net 1m
Overseas staff savings net 1m

July 18, 2017

TWELVE "non-essential" persons have been recalled from tourism offices in the United States, according to Tourism Minister Dionisio D'Aguilar, who said the move will save the government $1m annually...

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Roker: Arrogant PLP face oblivion
Roker: Arrogant PLP face oblivion

July 18, 2017

IN the face of allegations of corruption while in office and a lack of unity on the way forward, former Progressive Liberal Party Cabinet minister Loftus Roker said yesterday the party was in "as worst a state as it has ever been..."

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Mortgage relief scheme fails to hit targets
Mortgage relief scheme fails to hit targets

July 17, 2017

THE mortgage relief programme, which the Christie administration said helped at least 441 people, has not performed as well as expected and will have to be reviewed, Finance Minister K Peter Turnquest said...

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PM Minnis outlines Smart Technology Priorities

July 13, 2017

The Government of The Bahamas will use Smart Technology to establish the archipelago as a Smart Country, beginning with the island of New Providence...

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Statement by The Ministry of Finance on Moody's Placing The Bahamas on Review for a Downgrade
Statement by The Ministry of Finance on Moody's Placing The Bahamas on Review for a Downgrade

July 13, 2017

The Ministry of Finance takes note of the statement by Moody’s with respect to placing The Bahamas on review for a downgrade. This action, in itself, was not unexpected, given the undesirable state of the fiscal situation, as detailed in the Government’s 2017/18 Budget Communication...

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Statement by The Hon. Peter Turnquest, Minister of Finance in response to Moody's Possible Downgrade
Statement by The Hon. Peter Turnquest, Minister of Finance in response to Moody's Possible Downgrade

July 13, 2017

I have read with disappointment and sheer amazement the statements from Mr. Chester Cooper, the Official Opposition spokesman on Finance, from the Hon. Philip Davis, Leader of the Opposition, from Senator Frederick Mitchell and from Mr. Alfred Sears, defeated candidate for Fort Charlotte...

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Telecommunications Regulators discuss Artificial Intelligence best practices at Symposium in Nassau

July 13, 2017

​​​​​​The 17th International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Global Symposium for Regulators (GSR-17) officially opened at Atlantis, Paradise Island, on Wednesday to the theme, ‘Living in a World of Digital Opportunities...’

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Davis pledges PLP support for Dorsett
Davis pledges PLP support for Dorsett

July 13, 2017

INTERIM Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Leader Phillip "Brave" Davis has pledged the party's full support behind former Cabinet minister Kenred Dorsett, while maintaining that the PLP is "not a corrupt party" and "does not support corrupt practices..."

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Disclosure three' may go unpunished
Disclosure three' may go unpunished

July 13, 2017

PUBLIC Disclosure Commission Chairman Myles Laroda yesterday distanced himself from the government's pledge to prosecute non-compliant parliamentarians, telling The Tribune it is possible no penalties will be exacted...

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Dorsett held in bribery probe
Dorsett held in bribery probe

July 13, 2017

FORMER Environment and Housing Minister Kenred Dorsett was taken into police custody yesterday and is assisting the Royal Bahamas Police Force with a bribery investigation connected to the New Providence Landfill, The Tribune understands...

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Education System must Embrace E-Commerce

July 12, 2017

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest said the reality of e-commerce provides tremendous opportunity for businesses, and the Government must ensure that the country’s educational systems allow persons to be able to take advantage of these opportunities...

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Three politicians missed deadline for disclosure
Three politicians missed deadline for disclosure

July 12, 2017

THREE parliamentarians have missed the deadline imposed by the government to file financial disclosures, but that list is not at the Office of the Attorney General just yet, Press Secretary Anthony Newbold said yesterday...

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Outgoing CARICOM Chairman makes impassioned plea for closer unity
Outgoing CARICOM Chairman makes impassioned plea for closer unity

July 11, 2017

“The Community, challenged by the constantly changing international situation, must redouble its efforts to ensure a more safe society for its citizens, more stable economies for its countries, deeper solidarity and a more secure hemisphere...”

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Campaign pledge stays off agenda
Campaign pledge stays off agenda

July 11, 2017

DESPITE announcing intentions to seek the public's consent through a referendum on instituting term limits for the prime minister, a recall system for non-performing members of Parliament and an independent Constituencies Commission and Electoral Commission, the Minnis administration has not decided on a timeline for this exercise, how it will be executed or what it might cost taxpayers...

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Govt raises status for Nottage funeral
Govt raises status for Nottage funeral

July 11, 2017

THE Minnis administration has increased the government's budget for the official funeral for Dr Bernard Nottage from $10,000 to $50,000, the Cabinet Office announced yesterday, while explaining why the former member of Parliament will not be given a state funeral...

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