Politics

Minister of Labour toured the National Training Agency

May 25, 2017

Minister of Labour the Hon. Dion Foulkes toured the National Training Agency at its Gladstone Road facility on Monday, and met with executives of NTA...

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Senators at the Official Opening of Parliament

May 25, 2017

Formal photo of Senators at the Official Opening of Parliament, May 24, 2017 in the Senate chambers...

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Referendum planned on term limits, recall system
Referendum planned on term limits, recall system

May 25, 2017

THE Minnis administration will seek the consent of the electorate by way of a referendum on instituting term limits for the prime minister, a recall system for non-performing members of Parliament and an independent Constituencies Commission and Electoral Commission, the Speech from The Throne revealed yesterday...

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Anti-corruption pledge by FNM
Anti-corruption pledge by FNM

May 25, 2017

IN keeping with its campaign promise to wipe out malfeasance in government and increase transparency, the Free National Movement administration pledged yesterday to create and enforce anti-corruption legislation for parliamentarians and public officers...

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Plans to reduce, not repeal VAT on common goods
Plans to reduce, not repeal VAT on common goods

May 25, 2017

IN yesterday's Speech from The Throne, the new government said it will reduce value added tax on breadbasket items, as the Minnis administration also outlined plans to transform Over-the-Hill communities...

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Today Speech from the Throne in full
Today Speech from the Throne in full

May 24, 2017

The new government's policies were outlined by Governor General Dame Marguerite Pindling in the Speech from the Throne on Wednesday...

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Officially Opening of Parliament-Cabinet Ministers photographed with the Governor General

May 24, 2017

An Official Photo of the new Free National Movement Government Cabinet Ministers was taken with Governor General, Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling (centre) at Government House immediately after the Official Opening of Parliament on May 24, 2017...

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Speech from the Throne delivered by Her Excellency Dame Maguerite Pindling
Speech from the Throne delivered by Her Excellency Dame Maguerite Pindling

May 24, 2017

Speech from the throned delivered at the opening of Parliament, May 24, 2017...

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Former M.P. Pierre Dupuch comments on May 10, 2017 General Election
Former M.P. Pierre Dupuch comments on May 10, 2017 General Election

May 24, 2017

The People Have Spoken! FNM and PLP cautioned: The people voted for country, not party...The race is over and the dirt has settled. Some are happy, others are sad. But the Bahamian people have spoken. They sent a clear message, "We are in charge." History has been made...

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Halson Moultrie elected speaker of the House
Halson Moultrie elected speaker of the House

May 24, 2017

Nassau Village MP Halson Moultrie has been elected as the speaker of the House of Assembly. He said one of his first acts as speaker will be to appoint the various committees of the House...

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PM Minnis invites 'New Generation of Young People' to Public Service

May 23, 2017

Prime Minister, the Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis Monday invited what he called a “new generation of young people” to serve on government boards and councils, adding that they can and will bring “new energy, new ideas and a new perspective” to those appointments...

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Minister of Financial Services meets with the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce

May 23, 2017

Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration the Hon. Brent Symonette (centre) met with officials of the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce...

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Minister of Transport Opens-Oil Spill Preparedness and Management Workshop

May 23, 2017

Minister of Transport and Local Government, the Hon. Frankie Campbell welcomed delegates for an Oil Spill workshop on Sunday, May 21. The event was held at SuperClubs Breezes on West Bay Street...

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Prime Minister Minnis Extols Virtues of New 'People's Government'

May 23, 2017

The new “People’s Government” will reflect the diversity of the Bahamian people and the talents found throughout the Commonwealth of The Bahamas and will include a spirit of community service, volunteerism and community awareness which are major themes of the new government...

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Six Females Among Government Senate Appointments including positions of President and Vice-President

May 23, 2017

Six females have been named to fill Government Senate Appointments in the Upper Chamber including Mrs. Kathleen (Kay) Forbes-Smith and Dr. Mildred Hall, who will serve as President and Vice-President of the Upper Chamber respectively...

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Desmond Bannister Sworn in as Minister of Works

May 23, 2017

The Hon. Desmond Bannister was sworn in as Minister of Works by Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling at Government House on Monday, May 22, 2017...

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Parker-Edgecombe to Head Information and Communications Arm; Oversee Transformation of ZNS/Modernization of BIS

May 23, 2017

Former veteran broadcaster Mrs. Pakeisha Parker-Edgecombe will serve as Parliamentary Secretary for Information and Communication in the Office of the Prime Minister, Prime Minister, the Hon. Dr. Hubert Alexander Minnis said Monday...

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Statement from Bradley Roberts National Chair Progressive Liberal Party
Statement from Bradley Roberts National Chair Progressive Liberal Party

May 22, 2017

The appointment of four Progressive Liberal Party Senators..The Progressive Liberal Party is pleased to announce that upon the advice of the Leader of the Opposition, the Hon. Philip Brave Davis

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Speech from The Throne during Opening of Parliament set for May 24, 2017

May 22, 2017

The Official Opening of Parliament on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 will feature the reading of The Speech from The Throne, which will outline the Government’s policies and objectives for the new session...

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