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Threat Of Next Downgrade DPM Under Fire For Airline’s Debt
 
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Threat Of Next Downgrade

The Opposition  spokesman on Finance, the Member of Parliament for Exuma and Ragged Island Chester Cooper says  the latest ratings by Moody’s on the Bahamas  has said in clear language that it will downgrade The Bahamas should this fiscal consolidation plan, replete with holes, fail to pan out. He said, “Moody’s points out that economic […]

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DPM Under Fire For Airline’s Debt

Former Cabinet Minister and Member of Parliament Bradley Roberts yesterday questioned Deputy Prime Minister Peter Turnquest’s influence on financial matters regarding Sky Bahamas Limited, that  has been threatened  to have its operating license terminated due to funds owing to  Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD). ​Mr. Roberts revealed to reporters a letter dated the 29th of […]

Minister Calls Resort Purchase “Critical”

21 September 2018

The Minister of Tourism Dionisio D’Aguilar  says it is  critical that the government acquire the Grand Lucayan Resort in Freeport, Grand Bahama.  He said it had no other choice but to intervene. He then referred to the Royal Oasis which closed its door more than a decade ago. Supporting  a resolution in the House of […]

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Doctors And PHA Impasse

21 September 2018

The Consultant Physician Staff Association   yesterday again  expressed their dissatisfaction with the progress of negotiation with the Public Hospitals Authority. Just  two weeks ago,  the CPSA with the support of other trade unions expressed their concerns, filed a trade dispute and gave the PHA and the government  five days to respond to their cries.  […]

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Davis Tells Gov’t, “Come Clean”

21 September 2018

For the Opposition, the Grand Lucayan deal is not all the government purports it to be.  Progressive Liberal Party leader  Philip Davis blasted the acquisition in the House of Assembly  as desperate, ill-advised and an inadequate band-aid approach to address the state of Grand Bahama’s economy. “In our view, it is another bad deal like […]

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PM: “We’re doing the right thing.”

21 September 2018

Prime Minister, Dr. Hubert Minnis said  yesterday that  his government is “doing the right thing” with the acquisition of the Grand Lucayan Resort. In a detailed report in the House of  Assembly, he went to great lengths outlining   why talks with the Wynn Group collapsed and why his government instead opted to get into […]

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No Talks Between Gov’t And Gaming Operators

19 September 2018

The  legal  Counsel  for  TIG Investments,  Wayne Munroe QC,  said he has had no formal meetings with the government regarding the stamp tax and operator’s tax to be imposed on gaming houses since the  court hearing. TIG Investments represents Island Games, Paradise Games and Asure Win. According to Mr. Munroe,  their issue is that the […]

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Police Investigate Shooting Incident

19 September 2018

New Providence Police are investigating a shooting incident which left a man with injuries. According to reports, shortly before 9:00am yesterday, a man was standing outside his home on Bowe Alley off Finlayson Street, when he got into a verbal altercation with another man. The man then shot him with a firearm before running away.  […]

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Nygard’s 50th Anniversary Extravaganza  

19 September 2018

The Clifton Review    The Clifton Review is a tri-weekly column that examines the question of the Clifton project along with the evolution of the war between two billionaires. We covered the start of this war with articles describing the battle over easement rights, the mysterious burning of a home, the blocks to rebuilding, and countless questionable court […]

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DAVIS DEMANDS DOCUMENTS

19 September 2018

In preparation for  a debate on the purchase of the Grand Lucayan Hotel in Freeport Grand Bahama,  the leader of the official Opposition, Philip Davis  has demanded  a series of documents from the government. In a letter to Prime Minister Doctor Hubert Minnis,   Mr. Davis requested the information on the acquisition of the resort […]

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PM To Release Details On Purchase

19 September 2018

All details concerning the purchase of The Grand Lucayan will be laid on the table, as promised by Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis, as the House resumes today. The purchase of The Grand Lucayan has been pegged at $65 million, but just recently it was revealed that the government has to pay another $1million to […]

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PM’s Immigration Comments Called “Idle Boast”


19 September 2018

The Chairman of the Progressive Liberal Party, Senator Fred Mitchell says “Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis  can be accused of being a political hypocrite if he does not act on his posturing on Immigration matters as reported in the press  yesterday. “We expect the Prime Minister on Immigration to put his money where his mouth […]

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