Politics

The Wrong Signals

January 22, 2020

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis (second left) upon arrival at the Lynden Pindling International Airport, accompanied by Minister of Education Jeffrey Lloyd (center) and Minister of Foreign Affairs Darren Henfield...

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Set Them Free: Minnis Backs Jail Release For €˜Small€™ Marijuana Users
Set Them Free: Minnis Backs Jail Release For ‘Small’ Marijuana Users

January 22, 2020

DECLARING that Bahamian marijuana users should not be considered criminals, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis said he supports releasing from prison those convicted for having small amounts of the drug once the proper reforms and legal mechanisms are enacted...

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Bahamas to Attend Ministerial Roundtable Hosted by Michael Pompeo, US Secretary of State, in Kingston, Jamica

January 21, 2020

The Hon. Darren A. Henfield, Minister of Foreign Affairs, will lead a delegation participating in a Ministerial Roundtable organized by the United States Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo, 22 January 2020, Jamaica. In addition to Minister Henfield, the delegation comprises H.E. Sidney S. Collie, Ambassador of The Bahamas to the United States and Ms. Sherry Johnson Deal, Foreign Service Officer, Ministry of Foreign Affairs...

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Celebration of Chinese Spring Festival

January 21, 2020

Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Peter Deveaux Isaacs brought remarks on behalf of Minister the Hon. Darren Henfield, at the celebration of the Chinese Spring Festival, on January 16, 2020..

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The Governor General Hosts Luncheon in Honour of the Official Opposition

January 19, 2020

Governor General His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith (centre) hosted a luncheon in honour of the Leader and Members of the Official Opposition at Government House on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. Pictured seated from left: Leader of the Opposition the Hon. Philip Davis, the Governor General, and Deputy Leader of the Opposition Chester Cooper. Standing from left: Senator the Hon. Clay Sweeting, Picewell Forbes, Glenys Hanna Martin, and Senator the Hon. Frederick Mitchell.

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Davis: Over-the-Hill initiative has failed

January 13, 2020

THE Progressive Liberal Party has said the Minnis administration's Over-the-Hill initiative has failed, falling flat on benefits for businesses and residents...

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Govt concerned about economic impact of U.S.-Iran tensions

January 08, 2020

As the eyes of the world focus on the rising tension between the United States and the Islamic Republic of Iran, as well as the global economic fallout that could arise, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest said given the vulnerability of The Bahamas there is concern...

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China’s Ambassador Pays Courtesy Call on the PM - Discussions Focus on Post Hurricane Dorian Recovery & Bilateral Relations

January 07, 2020

During a courtesy call at the Office of the Prime Minister on Monday, Chinese Ambassador to The Bahamas H.E. Huang Qinguo and Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis discussed how the People’s Republic of China may further assist in recovery and reconstruction efforts on Abaco and Grand Bahama...

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On Hold - 70m €˜Dubious€™ Deals: List Of Health Projects Put In Place By Plp Remain Under Review
On Hold - $70m ‘Dubious’ Deals: List Of Health Projects Put In Place By Plp Remain Under Review

January 03, 2020

THE Ministry of Health is still assessing what to do with some $70m worth of "dubious" contracts the Christie administration left in place, Health Minister Dr Duane Sands said yesterday...

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'I'm staying in politics but don't know where'
'I'm staying in politics but don't know where'

December 24, 2019

GOLDEN Isles MP Vaughn Miller said he intends to remain in front-line politics, but he's mulling over whether to remain independent or become aligned with another party...

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The Governor General Hosted the Annual Pre-Christmas Luncheon in Honour of Parliamentarians and Senators

December 20, 2019

Governor General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith hosted the Annual Pre-Christmas Luncheon in honour of Parliamentarians and Senators at Government House on Thursday, December 19, 2019...

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Donald Trump is impeached and faces trial in the US Senate
Donald Trump is impeached and faces trial in the US Senate

December 19, 2019

Donald Trump has become the third US president in history to be impeached by the House of Representatives, setting up a trial in the Senate that will decide whether he remains in office...

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Annual Pre-Christmas Luncheon for Cabinet Ministers at Government House

December 18, 2019

His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith, Governor General, hosted the Annual Pre-Christmas Luncheon in honour of Cabinet Ministers at Government House, December 17, 2019...

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Davis - we're not chasing FNM rebels
Davis - we're not chasing FNM rebels

December 16, 2019

OPPOSITION Leader Philip "Brave" Davis said the Progressive Liberal Party will not actively seek to recruit Golden Isles MP Vaughn Miller and Centreville MP Reece Chipman...

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Mcalpine Needs To Say If He€™S With Fnm Or Not
Mcalpine Needs To Say If He’S With Fnm Or Not

December 13, 2019

ONE day after Golden Isles MP Vaughn Miller resigned from his party, Free National Movement Chairman Carl Culmer said it's time Pineridge MP Frederick McAlpine made up his mind about his own intentions...

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Prime Minister Minnis outlines Government accomplishments

December 12, 2019

Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis highlighted the accomplishments of his administration since coming to office in May 2017 in a communication to the House of Assembly on Wednesday 11 December...

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Vote of confidence in PM passed
Vote of confidence in PM passed

December 12, 2019

A VOTE of confidence motion in Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis passed the House of Assembly last night...

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Minnis secures confidence vote as 'martyr' Miller quits: 'FNM will not repent. I shall not recant.'
Minnis secures confidence vote as 'martyr' Miller quits: 'FNM will not repent. I shall not recant.'

December 12, 2019

GOLDEN Isles MP Vaughn Miller resigned from the Free National Movement in the House of Assembly yesterday, joining Centreville MP Reece Chipman as the second parliamentarian to leave the party this year after being elected on an FNM wave in 2017. Mr Miller has repeatedly assailed the Minnis administration’s legislative agenda and he announced his departure before a confidence motion in Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis passed yesterday...

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OAS Courtesy Call on the Governor General

December 10, 2019

Members of the Organization of American States (OAS) paid a courtesy call upon Governor General His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A Smith at Government House on Tuesday, December 10, 2019...

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New Cuban Ambassador Pays Courtesy Call on the Prime Minister

December 10, 2019

Cuban Ambassador H.E. Alejandro García del Toro paid a First Arrival Courtesy Call on Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis on Monday, 9 December, 2019 at the Office of the Prime Minister...

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