Archive | June, 2016

Vasyli Appeals

Approximately seven months after she was sentenced, convicted murderer Donna Vasyli yesterday appeared before the Court of Appeal in hopes of having her conviction and sentence being overturned. The Australian native is convicted of the brutal stabbing death of her husband Podiatrist Phillip Vasyli back in March 2015. Vasyli’s legal team led by British QC […]

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NHI Secretariat travel to South Africa for Global Approach to Universal Health Coverage

Members of the NHI Secretariat traveled to South Africa in mid-June to observe and evaluate best practices for the implementation of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in The Bahamas. A team consisting of Dr. Delon Brennen, NHI Project Manager; Dr. Kevin Bowe, Deputy Director, National Health Insurance & Special Projects, National Insurance Board and Ms. Damara […]

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PM Renews Plans To Fight Poverty

The Prime Minster of The Bahamas, Perry Christie revealed some startling statistics during his opening remarks at the Inter-American Development Bank’s High Level Seminar on National Development at the Superclub Breezes yesterday. Mr. Christie opened the seminar and touched on a variety of issues ranging from government transparency to the ongoing energy crisis but highlighted […]

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Mitchell: EU Exit Impact Uncertain

Minister of Immigration and Foreign Affairs Fred Mitchell said Britain’s exit from the European Union(EU) while very important will impact The Bahamas as well as other parts of the Caribbean however it is still too early to say with any certainty what that impact will be . A decision was made on the June 23rd […]

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Minnis Bashes Gov’t Over Baha Mar

Exactly one year after Baha Mar developer Sarkis Izmirlian filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy in a U.S. court, Opposition Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis yesterday said the government continues to produce “empty rhetoric and broken promises and engage in secret deals, yet nothing has gotten Baha Mar open.” Dr. Minnis said the revitalization of the country’s […]

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Father Of 3 Commits Suicide

A 48-year-old resident of Hillside Estates and father of three was found Wednesday morning from the rafters in a work shed behind his home by his wife. Chief Superintendent Clayton Fernander says shortly after 7 yesterday officials received information that an alleged suicide had taken place in the Hillside Estates area just off Wulff Road. […]

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PM: Bahamas Has Deteriorating Energy Plan

With a large number of consumers experiencing blackouts over the past several weeks Prime Minister Perry Christie acknowledged the terrible state of the country’s energy plan and the need for improved infrastructure throughout the country. Speaking at the IDB’s National Development seminar, the prime minister stressed the need for the modernization in infrastructural systems in […]

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Butler-Turner Confirms Leadership Run

Long Island Member of Parliament (MP) Loretta Butler Turner says she is answering the call to lead the movement of persons who fear for the future of The Bahamas by running for the leader of the Free National Movement (FNM). During a press conference held at the House of Assembly Wednesday afternoon, the Long Island […]

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Sex Lies & Video Tape Part IV–The CBC In Hot Water Over “False” Reporting on Nygard

By P.J. Malone   Producers from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s (CBC) show, “The Fifth Estate”, are before the courts in Canada accused of knowingly using individuals who were ‘convicted con artists’ and “not credible” to speak ill of fashion mogul Peter Nygard.  As a part of the investigation of the former Scotland Yard Detective, who […]

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Pinewood MP says residents in a better position for the hurricane season

Pinewood Member of Parliament Khaalis Rolle representing a constituency usually immensely impacted by large amounts rainfall says there are plans in place to ensure the area is adequately equipped to handle come what may during the Hurricane Season.  About a month into the hurricane season and while the country has been experiencing an unusual amount […]

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