Politics

Trump Denies Promise that Led to Formal Complaint from Intelligence Official

September 20, 2019

Donald Trump has denied a report alleging he made a promise to a foreign leader, which sparked a whistleblower's formal complaint...

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Ambassador of the Hellenic Republic Paid Courtesy Call on Minister Elsworth Johnson

September 19, 2019

Ambassador of the Hellenic Republic, Stella Bezirtzouglou paid a courtesy call on Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration the Hon. Elsworth Johnson at the Ministry, September 19, 2019...

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Ambassador Designate of the Hellenic Republic Presented Credentials at Government House

September 19, 2019

Governor General His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith received Letters of Credence from Her Excellency Stella Bezirtzoglou, Non-Resident Ambassador Designate of the Hellenic Republic to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas during a presentation at Government House on Wednesday, September 18, 2019...

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Prime Minister Minnis Addressed a National Prayer Service in Hurricane Dorian's Aftermath

September 19, 2019

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis along with clergy from various denominations and Leader of the Opposition the Hon. Philip Davis addressed a National Prayer Service at Bahamas Faith Ministries International on Wednesday evening, September 18, 2019 in a moment of reflection on the passage of Category 5 Hurricane Dorian...

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Prime Minister Minnis and former US President Bill Clinton discuss Hurricane Dorian relief efforts

September 19, 2019

Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis spoke today (18 September) by phone with former United States President Bill Clinton to discuss Hurricane Dorian relief efforts on the affected islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama...

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Ambassador-Designate of Romania Presented Letters of Credentials at Government House

September 17, 2019

His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith, Governor General, received Letters of Credentials from Her Excellency Gentiana Serbu, Non-Resident Ambassador-Designate of the Government of Romania to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas during Presentation at Government House on Tuesday, September 17, 2019...

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UN Secretary-General commends NEMA on rapid response in wake of Hurricane Dorian

September 16, 2019

Secretary General of the United Nations António Guterres commended the National Emergency Management Agency and The Bahamas Government at large, on its response in the wake of Hurricane Dorian...

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UN Secretary General Visits The Bahamas to Assess Damage from Hurricane Dorian

September 16, 2019

United Nations Secretary General António Guterres expressed the solidarity of the United Nations and the international community with the government and people of The Bahamas after the unrelenting onslaught of Hurricane Dorian...

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Statement from the Office of the Prime Minister
Statement from the Office of the Prime Minister

September 13, 2019

The Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas is leading the largest natural disaster response effort in Bahamian history along with our international allies and partners...

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National budget hike for sports essential

August 30, 2019

The appeal goes forth once again from this forum for the government of The Bahamas to pay more attention to national sports development...

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Govt report: the lowest fiscal deficit in ten years
Govt report: the lowest fiscal deficit in ten years

August 30, 2019

Government announced in its Fourth Quarter Report on Budgetary Performance for Fiscal Year 2018/19 that it achieved the lowest fiscal deficit in ten years in that budget cycle, with a low 0.1 percent increase in the debt-to-GDP (gross domestic product) ratio...

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Haitians hurt by move to suspend visas
Haitians hurt by move to suspend visas

August 30, 2019

HAITIAN Foreign Minister Bocchit Edmond said yesterday that the suspension of visa issuance to Haitian nationals is damaging to the people of his country...

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Union delays challenge to strike order
Union delays challenge to strike order

August 30, 2019

A HEARING about whether the Bahamas Doctors Union breached the Industrial Relations Act and will remain restrained from participating in a strike was adjourned yesterday...

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'BPL takes precedence over union demands'
'BPL takes precedence over union demands'

August 29, 2019

FINANCE Minister Peter Turnquest suggested yesterday that matters related to Bahamas Power and Light's generation reliability will take precedence when other issues including those of incensed unions are considered...

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Doctors have been too patient with government

August 29, 2019

As the nation grapples with the strike action by medical doctors, after failed attempts by the government to avert it, the pain is that the strikers' demands are very familiar. It's true that there may be anger with junior doctors in the short [...]

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UPDATED: Govt's appeal of Frank Smith acquittal dismissed
UPDATED: Govt's appeal of Frank Smith acquittal dismissed

August 29, 2019

THE Court of Appeal has unanimously rebuked the Crown’s appeal of former PLP Senator Frank Smith’s acquittal of multiple bribery and extortion charges, marking the state’s second loss in what PLP supporters have called a political “witch hunt” against the former accused cabinet minister...

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Turnquest on unions: 'Limiting circumstances' impact workers' compensation and benefits
Turnquest on unions: 'Limiting circumstances' impact workers' compensation and benefits

August 29, 2019

While unions deserve the compensation and benefits that should be afforded to citizens, a “practical and reasonable” look at the country’s finances must be considered when demands are being made, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest said yesterday...

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DPM: FATF standards change as country becomes compliant
DPM: FATF standards change as country becomes compliant

August 29, 2019

Just as the government and the financial services sector make strides in becoming compliant with the standards of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), those standards change, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest lamented yesterday at the Financial Intelligence Unit’s (FIU) Public-Private Partnerships forum...

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Injunction delay keeps strikers out
Injunction delay keeps strikers out

August 29, 2019

PUBLIC healthcare services remained limited to emergencies only for most of yesterday despite a court injunction ordering junior doctors back to work...

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Unified bus system pilot plan to cost 600,000
Unified bus system pilot plan to cost 600,000

August 28, 2019

THE government's unified bus system study will cost about $600,000, Transport Minister Renward Wells said yesterday...

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