Politics

November 17, 2017

The Government of The Bahamas is in the process of moving away from the cash-based form of accounting it presently employs to an accrual based accounting system, Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis said Monday...

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Bahamas and UAE partner to build IMW solar car park electric car charging Station at Sports Center

November 17, 2017

The Bahamas Government, through the Ministry of the Environment, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) participated in a ceremonial signing held at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium, November 13, 2017 forging an agreement to reduce our collective dependence on fossil fuels...

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Government to Implement New Accounting in Order to Better Monitor Country's Finances

November 16, 2017

The Government of The Bahamas is in the process of moving away from the cash-based form of accounting it presently employs to an accrual based accounting system, Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis said Monday...

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Nothing 'devious' in new bond deal
Nothing 'devious' in new bond deal

November 16, 2017

FINANCE Minister K Peter Turnquest yesterday defended the Minnis administration's securing of a $750m US bond, insisting there was nothing "devious" or "surreptitious" about the way in which the transaction was handled, adding it would have a "neutral" impact on the country's debt levels...

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Government Pursues Fiscal Prudence and Ease of Process to Fuel Economy

November 15, 2017

In a bid to counteract the effects of the current economic crisis and to stimulate economic recovery in The Bahamas, the government is ‘aggressively’ pursuing ways to boost the economy. This, according to the Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration...

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CTI paid courtesy call on Minister of Foreign Affairs

November 15, 2017

Members of the Convention Against Torture Initiative (CTI) paid a courtesy call on the Hon. Darren Henfield, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and senior Ministry officials on Monday, November 13, 2017 at the Ministry's offices...

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Pintard: People first, not MPs' pay
Pintard: People first, not MPs' pay

November 14, 2017

MINISTER of Youth, Sports and Culture Michael Pintard said yesterday economic growth, shrinking the deficit and organising public services are higher priorities to the Minnis administration than raising the pay of Members of Parliament...

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Brave's brother's fury over cancelled deals
Brave's brother's fury over cancelled deals

November 14, 2017

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party (PLP) Leader Philip "Brave" Davis dismissed as "much ado about nothing" revelations his brother's company was paid in full for two Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC) contracts he ordered cancelled...

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Bahamas Insurance Association calls on Attorney General

November 13, 2017

The Bahamas Insurance Association (BIA) continues to build relationships with and dialogue on issues affecting the sector with the Government of The Bahamas. Most recently, executives of the BIA paid a courtesy call on the office of the Attorney General, The Honourable Carl Bethel...

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Minister Dames applauds Bahamian WWII Veterans and Widows

November 13, 2017

Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames said, on November 10, 2017, that when World War II began in 1939 and ordinary Bahamians voluntarily enlisted to fight, those “brave Bahamian men and women” displayed extraordinary heroism in their call to service for the protection and freedom of the entire world...

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MPs' pay will need economic upturn
MPs' pay will need economic upturn

November 13, 2017

DEPUTY Prime Minister K Peter Turnquest yesterday said he believes “there will be an improvement to the country finances” in next year’s budget cycle when members of Parliament are expected to receive pay raises...

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Minnis pays tribute to 'Sir Arlie'
Minnis pays tribute to 'Sir Arlie'

November 13, 2017

SIR Arlington Butler, the first Speaker of the House of Assembly in an independent Bahamas, died Thursday night...

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Govt seeking new 800m foreign loan
Govt seeking new 800m foreign loan

November 13, 2017

The Government is aiming to raise up to $800 million via a US dollar bond to cover its deficit financing needs for the current and previous fiscal years, Tribune Business can reveal...

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November 10, 2017

James Denver Herren, fresh out of an assignment as the Director of Contracts Management in Baghdad Iraq joins the U.S. Embassy Team in Nassau as the Management Counselor and assumed his duties as Chargé d’Affaires on November 9, 2017...

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Stand easy - arms deals above board
Stand easy - arms deals above board

November 10, 2017

MINISTER of National Security Marvin Dames yesterday expressed confidence in operations at the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) as he moved to clarify several discrepancies in Auditor General Terrence Bastian's report into the law enforcement agency...

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Minister of Labour meets with executives of Bahamas Public Service Union (BPSU)

November 09, 2017

The Minister of Labour, Senator the Hon. Dion Foulkes met with executives of The Bahamas Public Services Union (BPSU) at his office at the Ministry of Labour on Shirley and Charlotte Streets on Thursday, 2 November 2017...

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Brave told Miller - halt brother's deal
Brave told Miller - halt brother's deal

November 09, 2017

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party (PLP) Leader Philip "Brave" Davis revealed yesterday he intervened to cause the cancellation of two contracts awarded to his brother's company by the Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC) while he served as minister of works in the Christie administration...

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Government Welcomes Open and Honest Debate on National Issues

November 07, 2017

The Government of The Bahamas welcomes open and honest debate from all quarters, including those concerned with civil society, citizen safety and human rights, Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis stated recently...

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Mitchell demands Turnquest apologise
Mitchell demands Turnquest apologise

November 07, 2017

SENATOR Fred Mitchell has demanded an apology from Finance Minister K Peter Turnquest, saying his comments regarding the former Christie administration's handling of $42m from a $150m loan borrowed in the wake of Hurricane Matthew were "misleading"...

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'I expect contracts will be honoured'
'I expect contracts will be honoured'

November 07, 2017

FORMER advisor and consultant Sir Baltron Bethel was adamant yesterday his “reputation and work speaks for itself” amid backlash over the Christie administration’s decision to renew his contract a year before it expired, also increasing his salary by $60,000 annually despite him having no additional duties...

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