Politics

Davis: I was not consulted on information commisioner
Davis: I was not consulted on information commisioner

May 07, 2021

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party leader Philip "Brave" Davis has criticised the government's Freedom of Information Commissioner appointment, complaining that he was not consulted as the law requires.

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PM 'talking to medics' over orders
PM 'talking to medics' over orders

May 07, 2021

WITH the state of emergency and current emergency order set to expire at the end of this month, Attorney General Carl Bethel said Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis is now consulting with the medical community to decide the way forward.

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Davis ordered from Parliament
Davis ordered from Parliament

May 06, 2021

CAT Island, Rum Cay and San Salvador MP Philip "Brave" Davis was named and ordered from Parliament last night after he and Deputy Speaker Don Saunders clashed.

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Legislation on securities introduced
Legislation on securities introduced

May 06, 2021

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis led debate in the House of Assembly yesterday on legislation that will amend the Securities Industry Act and Insurance Act.

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Bahamas now in control of its sovereign airspace
Bahamas now in control of its sovereign airspace

May 06, 2021

The government of The Bahamas yesterday signed an historic air navigation services agreement with the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the monitoring of The Bahamas’ sovereign airspace for a period of ten years at no cost, Minister of Tourism and Aviation Dionisio D’Aguilar announced yesterday at the agreement signing ceremony, adding that the country could collect up to $350 million from overflight airlines over that ten years.

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U.S. agrees deal to oversee airspace
U.S. agrees deal to oversee airspace

May 06, 2021

THE Bahamas Air Navigation Services Authority and the United States Federal Aviation Administration signed an "historic" Air Navigation Services agreement yesterday which is expected to bring in around $300m in fees over the next ten years.

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'Don't believe denial of an early election'
'Don't believe denial of an early election'

May 06, 2021

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party Leader Philip "Brave" Davis said National Security Minister Marvin Dames is "obfuscating" the truth about the Minnis administration's election plans.

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'DISRESPECTFUL AND DISHONEST': Speaker lashes out again at govt over handling of Assembly COVID outbreak
'DISRESPECTFUL AND DISHONEST': Speaker lashes out again at govt over handling of Assembly COVID outbreak

May 06, 2021

THE House of Assembly was abruptly suspended yesterday morning after House Speaker Halson Moultrie criticised the Minnis administration, argued with Yamacraw MP Elsworth Johnson and pointedly invited Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis to publicly address his claims about the executive branch's "disrespectful" treatment of Parliament.

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D'Aguilar: More visitors every month
D'Aguilar: More visitors every month

May 05, 2021

TOURISM Minister Dionisio D'Aguilar said yesterday that visitor arrivals to The Bahamas are increasing "every month" after 64,047 non-residents bought travel health visas to the country in April.

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Contaminated fuel to blame for BPL engine problems
Contaminated fuel to blame for BPL engine problems

May 05, 2021

PUBLIC Works Minister Desmond Bannister has said the cause of Bahamas Power and Light's recent challenges is a batch of contaminated fuel the power provider recently received, causing engine problems.

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Brief standoff in House as speaker suggests executive up to darkness
Brief standoff in House as speaker suggests executive up to darkness

May 05, 2021

The House of Assembly suspended prematurely this morning after House Speaker Halson Moultrie berated the Minnis administration and accused the executive of dragging the Parliament around “like a dingy boat”.

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'We're ready to do what we have to on shanty towns'
'We're ready to do what we have to on shanty towns'

May 05, 2021

TOMORROW marks 28 days since occupants of shanty town structures in The Farm in Abaco were told demolition was imminent and Works Minister Desmond Bannister said officials are ready to "do what they have to do".

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Minister plays down talk of early election
Minister plays down talk of early election

May 05, 2021

NATIONAL Security Minister Marvin Dames urged people not "to read too deeply" into a Royal Bahamas Defence Force memo that directs departments to prepare for the possibility of an early election.

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A blow for transparency, but culture shift may be far off
A blow for transparency, but culture shift may be far off

May 05, 2021

The announcement by the attorney general on Sunday of the appointments of an information commissioner and a deputy commissioner, and the opening of the Freedom of Information office – though not yet to the public – were important steps in a long quest for more open and accountable government.

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Heading off chaos
Heading off chaos

May 05, 2021

With 26,000 seniors eligible to vote in the advance poll of the next general election, the opposition Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) is worried that this could make for another chaotic scene, not unlike that experienced in 2017, if the Parliamentary Registration Department does not put in place measures to ensure the large number of additional voters in that poll are properly accommodated.

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D'Aguilar: Vaccinated travelers beginning to apply for travel health visa
D'Aguilar: Vaccinated travelers beginning to apply for travel health visa

May 05, 2021

People are applying for the Bahamas Travel Health Visa as they get vaccinated and far in advance of their planned vacation dates, Minister of Tourism and Aviation Dionisio D’Aguilar said yesterday, adding that this phenomenon has added traffic to the application process.

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Governor General of The Bahamas Assistance Request - Toby Smith
Governor General of The Bahamas Assistance Request - Toby Smith

May 04, 2021

Dear Your Excellency,

I trust that you are well. Please convey my deepest condolences to Her Majesty on
the Queen on the passing of His Highness Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh.

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Moultrie: Dispute is resolved
Moultrie: Dispute is resolved

May 04, 2021

HOUSE Speaker Halson Moultrie says the disagreements between his chamber and the executive have been resolved.

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Central Bank governor: Government still has significant financing needs
Central Bank governor: Government still has significant financing needs

May 04, 2021

As the government finalizes its upcoming budget for the 2021/2022 fiscal year, Governor of The Central Bank of The Bahamas (CBOB) John Rolle said from his point of view, the government will still have significant financing needs heading into the new fiscal period, which starts on July 1.

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Brave blasts 'know it all' Minnis over COVID
Brave blasts 'know it all' Minnis over COVID

May 04, 2021

OPPOSITION leader, Philip "Brave" Davis has said government has continuously dropped the ball in its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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