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Silver Airways Begins Service To Nassau PM Announces Tax Reductions
 

Silver Airways Begins Service To Nassau

Fort Lauderdale-based airline Silver Airways made its inaugural flight from Tampa, Florida to New Providence yesterday adding 25,000 new seats to The Bahamas. Silver Airways will provide flights from Tampa, Fort Myers, Jacksonville and West Palm Beach, Florida to New Providence. “Today’s activities are significant in that the new routes allow a wide range of […]

PM Announces Tax Reductions

In an effort to provide relief to consumers and businesses, Prime Minister Perry Christie yesterday announced a number of customs duty reductions. During his 2016/2017 budget communication yesterday, Mr. Christie said the government is proposing to      extend the City of Nassau Revitalization Act for another year to June 30, 2017; extend the Family Island Development Encouragement […]

RISE Cards Distributed

27 May 2016

A step forward has been made in the war on poverty as the first RISE pre-paid cards were distributed yesterday at the Ministry of Social Services headquarters on John F Kennedy Drive. The campaign was designed to not only eradicate poverty in the country but assist with education and health as well. The card distribution […]

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Opposition Leader Calls Baha Mar Solution “A Failure”

27 May 2016

Free National Movement (FNM) leader Dr. Hubert Minnis Thursday afternoon referred to Prime Minister Perry Christie’s report concerning Baha Mar repetitive, overly optimistic, void of detail and a failure to meet Bahamian’s expectations.  “The prime minister’s lack of transparency by hiding the details from the Bahamian people is not shocking because as the election draws […]

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PM Gives Update On NHI

27 May 2016

Prime Minister Perry Christie said that he and the government’s commitment to the access of affordable healthcare and improved quality of health for all Bahamians remains unequivocal. During Wednesday’s reading of the 2016/2017 Budget Communication, Mr. Christie revealed that through a joint effort with various organizations that include, the National Health Insurance (NHI)Bahamas secretariat, the […]

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Cellular Competition Enters Final Stages

27 May 2016

The road to cellular liberalisation has entered its final stages as the licencing of a new company will occur in the coming weeks, Prime Minister Perry Christie revealed during his 2016/2017 Budget Communication in the House of Assembly Wednesday.  The new company, NewCo., has been formed to hold the cellular licence.  The Bahamian public will […]

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ZNS Announcer Killed

27 May 2016

Tragedy struck the Broadcasting Cooperation of the Bahamas (BCB) yesterday amid celebrations of its 80th anniversary. Scott Richards, 48, was found dead of apparent gunshot wounds to the upper body. Officials were prompted to the discovery shortly after 9:35 after a lifeless body was discovered about 100 feet away from a vehicle in the area […]

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An Army of Educators

27 May 2016

The latest fleet in the “army of educators” as The College of The Bahamas President Dr. Rodney D. Smith addressed them was formally welcomed into a network of professional educators on Tuesday, 24th May 2016 at the annual Teachers’ Commissioning Ceremony held at The College’s Performing Arts Centre in Oakes Field. Approximately one hundred twenty […]

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Political Protest In Rawson Square

26 May 2016

A demonstration was held in Rawson Square this morning on the heels of the 2016 budget communication. The protest was led by S. Ali Mcintosh servant leader of the Bahamas Constitution Party, as well as officials from the Democratic National Alliance. This was in response to an alleged letter that detailed an exorbitant amount of […]

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PM Says Baha Mar Deal Sealed

26 May 2016

Prime Minister Perry Christie yesterday announced during his budget communication in the lower chamber, that after successful negotiations in Beijing with China Exim Bank, China State Engineering and The Bahamas Government, China Construction America (CCA) remains contracted to complete the stalled Baha Mar project.   This announcement came just days after a group called “Baha […]

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PM announces revamped $22 million entrepreneurship program

26 May 2016

In an effort to reach at –risk unemployed youth in the country Prime Minister Perry Christie announced that the government would allocate $22 million dollars for training and apprenticeship programs.   Mr.Christie made the announcement yesterday during his presentation of the 2016/2017 budget communication in the House of Assembly.   He began by noting that […]

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Oppostion rejects budget communication

26 May 2016

The Free National Movement (FNM) called Wednesday morning’s Budget Communication presented by Prime Minster Perry Christie, exhausting, dull and unimaginative. Immediately following an almost three hour reading by the prime minister, the FNM responded saying the budget was not for the Bahamian people, trite and overall disappointing. Speaking on behalf of the opposition was the […]

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