Politics

Statement by Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis on the resignation of the Minister of Finance

November 28, 2020

I have accepted the resignation of the Minister of Finance the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest, effective immediately...

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Dames - my respect for Turnquest resignation
Dames - my respect for Turnquest resignation

November 27, 2020

NATIONAL Security Minister Marvin Dames said former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest made the "honourable" decision to resign in the best interest of his family and the government...

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PM - WE'RE DOING THE RIGHT THING: Minnis bats off critics insisting emergency extension is needed
PM - WE'RE DOING THE RIGHT THING: Minnis bats off critics insisting emergency extension is needed

November 27, 2020

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis called assertions that the government's emergency powers are unnecessary "highly irresponsible, reckless and unreasonable"...

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Hanna Martin will 'fight to the death' against citizenship by investment

November 27, 2020

ENGLERSTON MP Glenys Hanna Martin says she will "fight to the death" any attempt by the government to implement a citizenship by investment policy...

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Turnquest goes quietly - for now: I will have more to say about the allegations made against me and the actors that have perpetuated it39
Turnquest goes quietly - for now: I will have more to say about the allegations made against me and the actors that have perpetuated it39

November 26, 2020

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis accepted Peter Turnquest's resignation as deputy prime minister and minister of finance yesterday evening, ending nearly a week of political intrigue after the East Grand Bahama MP was named in a Supreme Court lawsuit relating to an alleged $27m fraud...

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Turnquest resigns as Deputy PM, Minister of Finance
Turnquest resigns as Deputy PM, Minister of Finance

November 26, 2020

Peter Turnquest has resigned as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance.
In a statement, Mr Turnquest hit out at the "unfounded and untrue claims" against him and said he would continue to serve as the Member of Parliament for East Grand Bahama...

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Deputy Prime Minister Turnquest Resigns
Deputy Prime Minister Turnquest Resigns

November 25, 2020

Statement by Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis on the resignation of the Minister of Finance

I have accepted the resignation of the Minister of Finance the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest, effective immediately.

I thank Mr. Turnquest for his service to The Bahamas, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

I will serve as interim Minister of Finance and will make a substantive appointment in due course.

Prime Minister Minnis

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Former speaker ingraham dies at 82

November 25, 2020

FORMER House of Assembly Speaker Oswald Ingraham died on Monday at the age of 82...

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Former MP and Speaker €“ Oswald Ingraham Passes Away
Former MP and Speaker – Oswald Ingraham Passes Away

November 24, 2020

Former Member of Parliament, Deputy to the Governor General of The Bahamas and Speaker of the House of Assembly, James Oswald Ingraham has passed away at the age of 83...

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Lawyer hits back - 'I'm no one's prophylactic'

November 24, 2020

ATTORNEY Michael Scott has rejected assertions he is in a conflicted position after his law firm filed a writ alleging Deputy Prime Minister Peter Turnquest "conspired" to defraud Sky Bahamas' financier of almost $27m by way of sham loans...

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WAITING GAME: Turnquest forced to hold on for sign PM will give his support
WAITING GAME: Turnquest forced to hold on for sign PM will give his support

November 24, 2020

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday broke his silence over allegations of a $27m fraud levelled against Deputy Prime Minister Peter Turnquest saying Cabinet is "deliberating" over how it will handle the situation...

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The Prime Minister Re-affirms the Government’s Commitment to Pre-School Education in the Family Islands

November 23, 2020

Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis reaffirmed the Government’s commitment that any educator with pre-school knowledge...

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Courtesy Call on The Hon. Darren Henfield, Minister of Foreign Affairs of The Bahamas, by H. E. Rodolfo Sabonge, Secretary-General of The Association of Caribbean States
Courtesy Call on The Hon. Darren Henfield, Minister of Foreign Affairs of The Bahamas, by H. E. Rodolfo Sabonge, Secretary-General of The Association of Caribbean States

November 23, 2020

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to advise that the newly appointed Secretary-General (SG) of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS)...

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PLP increase calls for Deputy PMs resignation
PLP increase calls for Deputy PMs resignation

November 23, 2020

PRESSURE mounted from PLPs yesterday who demanded answers from government and the resignation of Deputy Prime Minister K Peter Turnquest over damaging fraud allegations...

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Speaker hits out at erosion of authority and function of legislative branch
Speaker hits out at erosion of authority and function of legislative branch

November 18, 2020

HOUSE Speaker Halson Moultrie yesterday suggested there is a deliberate attempt to undermine his authority, telling reporters it appeared that once he makes recommendations "Cabinet is going to deny it"...

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Farewell Courtesy Call at Foreign Affairs

November 17, 2020

Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Darren Henfield met with His Excellency Huang Qinguo, Resident Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas...

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Remarks by The Hon. Darren Henfield, Minister of Foreign Affairs, at the 2020 Ministerial To Advance Freedom of Religion or Belief 16-17 November 2020
Remarks by The Hon. Darren Henfield, Minister of Foreign Affairs, at the 2020 Ministerial To Advance Freedom of Religion or Belief 16-17 November 2020

November 17, 2020

The Honourable Darren Henfield, Minister of Foreign Affairs, participating today in the 2020 virtual Ministerial Meeting to Advance Freedom of Religion or Belief hosted by the Government of Poland, delivered a statement on behalf of The Bahamas...

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Monique Pindling Stakes Her Claim For South Andros: Former Pm€™S Daughter Confirms Ambition To Secure Seat And Replace Existing 13-Year Mp
Monique Pindling Stakes Her Claim For South Andros: Former Pm’S Daughter Confirms Ambition To Secure Seat And Replace Existing 13-Year Mp

November 17, 2020

MONIQUE Pindling, the daughter of former Prime Minister Sir Lynden Pindling, has publicly confirmed her bid to be the Progressive Liberal Party's nominee in the South Andros constituency in the 2022 general election, telling The Tribune she wants to help "fulfil the plan that was laid out for Andros so many years ago"...

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Tempers flare over who broke the rules
Tempers flare over who broke the rules

November 13, 2020

A ROW erupted in the Senate yesterday when Attorney General Carl Bethel chided Opposition Senator Fred Mitchell about breaking COVID-19 regulations...

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Prime Minister Minnis Congratulates President-Elect Biden

November 09, 2020

Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis extended warmest congratulations to Mr. Joseph Biden on his election as President-Elect of the United States of America...

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