Politics

Bill establishing vehicular manslaughter passes in the House
Bill establishing vehicular manslaughter passes in the House

July 07, 2020

Nearly four months after it was debated, the Road Traffic Amendment Bill, 2019, which will lengthen jail time and toughen fines for traffic offenses for people who kill while driving dangerously or recklessly...

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Banned from House

July 06, 2020

Englerston Mp Glenys Hanna Martin. Speaker of the House of Assembly Halson Moultrie intends to ban Englerston MP Glenys Hanna-Martin from Parliament unless she apologizes to him for the disrespect...

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AG rejects suggestion that new proclamation unconstitutional
AG rejects suggestion that new proclamation unconstitutional

July 06, 2020

Attorney General Carl Bethel said yesterday he doesn’t accept attorney Wayne Munroe’s assertion that only one state of emergency can be declared per event...

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UK government plans to hold daily White House-style televised press briefings
UK government plans to hold daily White House-style televised press briefings

July 03, 2020

The UK government is planning to introduce daily televised press briefings later this year...

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AG withdraws emergency proclamation in Senate following concerns raised by the opposition
AG withdraws emergency proclamation in Senate following concerns raised by the opposition

July 03, 2020

Attorney General Carl Bethel withdrew the latest proclamation of emergency from the Senate on Friday morning after the opposition questioned whether the parliamentary session was properly constituted...

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Former House chief clerk decries handling of emergency powers
Former House chief clerk decries handling of emergency powers

July 02, 2020

What we are seeing now from the prime minister is the corrupting influence of power,” former Chief Clerk of the House of Assembly Maurice Tynes declared yesterday as he excoriated Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis...

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DPM Turnquest encourages Bahamians to remain resilient and take advantage of the support available

July 01, 2020

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest stated that this Government’s Administration has acknowledged the decision by credit ratings agency Moody’s to downgrade the country’s credit rating as a result of the economic shocks caused by the COVID-19 pandemic...

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Zero tolerance
Zero tolerance

July 01, 2020

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis yesterday warned business owners that their establishments will be closed should they not be in compliance with mandates for social distancing...

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Hong Kong security law: China passes controversial legislation
Hong Kong security law: China passes controversial legislation

June 30, 2020

China has formally adopted a controversial security law, giving it new powers over Hong Kong and deepening fears for its freedoms...

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Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump over drone strike that killed Qasem Soleimani
Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump over drone strike that killed Qasem Soleimani

June 29, 2020

Iran has issued an arrest warrant for US President Donald Trump over the drone strike that killed a top Iranian general in January, the semi-official Fars news agency reported Monday...

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Prime Minister Minnis: Gov’t. will not grant approval for free-trade zone on Andros or sell off large tracts of land

June 29, 2020

Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis said his administration will not grant approval for a free-trade zone on the island of Andros, nor will it alienate or sell-off vast tracts of land in The Bahamas...

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BREAKING NEWS - Emergency Powers Act Expires Tonight

June 29, 2020

Attorney General Carl Bethel has confirmed to The Nassau Guardian that current state of emergency in The Bahamas will end at midnight, as will all current emergency orders.

This was clarified after the government gave notice of a resolution to extend the current state of emergency past June 29 to July 31 but did not pass the resolution.

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Poland presidential election heads for second round
Poland presidential election heads for second round

June 29, 2020

Poland's President Andrzej Duda has topped the first round of voting but must still go into a run-off vote in the presidential election...

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Contribution by SENATOR THE HONOURABLE DION A. FOULKES Minister of Labour 2020-2021 Budget Communication
Contribution by SENATOR THE HONOURABLE DION A. FOULKES Minister of Labour 2020-2021 Budget Communication

June 26, 2020

These are unprecedented times that require well considered and calculated measures. For out of the ashes of the global COVID-19 pandemic and consequent economic fallout...

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Imran Khan criticised after calling Osama Bin Laden a 'martyr'
Imran Khan criticised after calling Osama Bin Laden a 'martyr'

June 26, 2020

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has come under fire from opposition MPs after telling parliament that the US "martyred" Osama Bin Laden...

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DPM on scrutiny by tax watchdogs: It is what it is

June 25, 2020

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest said yesterday, "it is what it is", regarding this jurisdiction's constant scrutiny by international financial watchdogs...

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H-1B among visas hit by Trump's new foreign worker freeze
H-1B among visas hit by Trump's new foreign worker freeze

June 23, 2020

US President Donald Trump has extended a pause on some green cards and suspended visas for other foreign workers until the end of 2020...

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Minister Dames Highlights the Crime-Fighting Use of Technology

June 22, 2020

During his Contribution to the 2020/2021 Budget Debate in the House of Assembly, on June 17, 2020, Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames noted that, globally...

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Coronavirus: PM to announce on Tuesday if pubs can reopen
Coronavirus: PM to announce on Tuesday if pubs can reopen

June 22, 2020

Boris Johnson is expected to announce on Tuesday if the hospitality sector can reopen on 4 July, and that the 2m distancing rule in England will be relaxed, with some conditions.

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Who could be Joe Biden's running mate?

June 22, 2020

During the final Democratic primary debate in March, Joe Biden pledged that if he were to win the party's presidential nomination, he would choose a woman as his running mate...

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