Politics

Second Western Hemisphere Counterrorism Ministerial Conference Buenos Aires, Argentine Republic

July 19, 2019

The Bahamas was represented at the Second Western Hemisphere Counterterrorism Ministerial Conference convened from 18th to 19th July 2019, in Buenos Aries, Argentina, by a delegation led by the Hon. Darren A. Henfield, Minister of Foreign Affairs...

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Governor General Brings Remarks at the Reception held for Caribbean Plant Health Directors

July 19, 2019

Governor General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith brought remarks at the reception held for the Caribbean Plant Health Directors at Government House, Thursday, July 18...

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D'Aguilar: Shark attacks will lead to changes in tourist excursions sector
D'Aguilar: Shark attacks will lead to changes in tourist excursions sector

July 19, 2019

Following two recent shark attacks on American tourists, one of whom died as a result, Tourism Minister Dionisio D'Aguilar said he believes the tourist excursions industry will take transformative measures to protect itself. In June, an American woman died after being attacked by sharks in [...]

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AG: Bahamas compliant with OECD's MAP peer review process
AG: Bahamas compliant with OECD's MAP peer review process

July 19, 2019

The Bahamas is fully compliant with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's (OECD) Mutual Agreement Protocol (MAP) peer review and monitoring process which is currently underway. The peer review, which is a part of the base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) action plan, examines [...]

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Davis: Table Town Centre Mall lease
Davis: Table Town Centre Mall lease

July 19, 2019

Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Leader Philip Brave Davis yesterday called on the government to table the five-year lease agreement it signed for the relocation of the General Post Office to the Town Centre Mall...

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Bannister: WSC board member comments a 'Cabinet issue'
Bannister: WSC board member comments a 'Cabinet issue'

July 19, 2019

Amid calls for the government to address disparaging comments made by Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC) board member Bennett Minnis against the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP), Minister of Public Works Desmond Bannister said yesterday that it is a "Cabinet issue". WSC Executive Chairman Adrian Gibson, [...]

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Gaming amendments pass in House
Gaming amendments pass in House

July 19, 2019

Minister of Tourism Dionisio D’Aguilar yesterday warned non-compliant gaming house operators to catch up with their outstanding taxes or risk losing their license to operate...

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ShotSpotter provided over 500 leads so far
ShotSpotter provided over 500 leads so far

July 19, 2019

Commissioner of Police Anthony Ferguson said yesterday that since its implementation, ShotSpotter has provided police with over 500 leads. This follows criticism from Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Leader Philip Brave Davis, who questioned whether the technology was helpful in the response to a shooting in [...]

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'Pay up or we'll shut you down'
'Pay up or we'll shut you down'

July 19, 2019

DESPITE admitting the government's first rates of taxation for number houses were "probably overly ambitious", Tourism Minister Dionisio D'Aguilar has warned non-compliant operators behind on taxes face losing their licences...

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Speaker closes down Mall debate
Speaker closes down Mall debate

July 19, 2019

HOUSE Speaker Halson Moultrie ruled yesterday that Members of Parliament will not be allowed to raise matters related to the Town Centre Mall during proceedings...

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FNM attacks PLP over lease deal to minister's family
FNM attacks PLP over lease deal to minister's family

July 19, 2019

THE Christie administration entered into a ten-year, multi-million-dollar lease agreement with relatives of a sitting Cabinet member, Grand Bahama Minister Dr Michael Darville...

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PM to Nair: Send a written apology

July 18, 2019

PM to Nair: Send a written apology...

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Ministry of Tourism hit by computer virus
Ministry of Tourism hit by computer virus

July 18, 2019

TOURISM Minister Dionisio D'Aguilar is calling for computer security at the Ministry of Tourism to be beefed up following the discovery of a virus on a ministry server on Tuesday...

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PLP to challenge Bennett Minnis in his own backyard
PLP to challenge Bennett Minnis in his own backyard

July 18, 2019

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party officials will visit Clarence Town, Long Island, after the party's convention this month, daring Water & Sewerage board director Bennett Minnis to make good on his threat to block them from the area, PLP chairman Fred Mitchell said...

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Sale of Grand Lucayan by end of year
Sale of Grand Lucayan by end of year

July 18, 2019

The sale of the Grand Lucayan resort to Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL) and the ITM Group will be completed by the end of the year, Tourism Minister Dionisio D'Aguilar said yesterday. "Certainly by the end of the year," he said when asked about the [...]

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Govt needs to deal with WSC board member
Govt needs to deal with WSC board member

July 18, 2019

Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Leader Philip Brave Davis has filed a complaint to Commissioner of Police Anthony Ferguson against a member of the Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC) board who has threatened to block members of the party from entering Clarence Town, Long Island. PLP [...]

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Letter of Apology from Liberty

July 18, 2019

Letter of Apology from Liberty...

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Governor General Hosts Luncheon in Honour of Former Governors General

July 18, 2019

Governor General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith hosted a luncheon in honour of former Governors General in the Dining Room at Government House, Thursday, July 18, 2019...

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US Charge d'Affaires Pays Courtesy Call on the Governor General

July 18, 2019

US Embassy Charge d'Affaires Stephanie Bowers paid a courtesy call on Governor General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith at Government House, July 17, 2019...

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Apology Not Accepted. Please Tender Your Resignation, Says BCPOU Union Chief; BTC is also not for further sale

July 18, 2019

“Apology not accepted Mr. Nair, please tender your resignation instead.” Were the sharp words delivered by Mr. Dino Rolle, President of the Bahamas Communications and Public Officers Union (BCPOU) in response to the apology offered by Balan Nair, President of Liberty Latin America (LiLac), parent company of BTC...

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