Archive | January, 2017

Former Exuma MP Welcomes New Seats

Former Member of Parliament (MP) for Exuma George Smith says the island pumps more money into the Public Treasury than a number of other islands combined and because of this he thinks the island could use extra representatives. Just a week ago, during his opening remarks at the 26th annual Bahamas Business Outlook Conference, Prime […]

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FNM Unbothered By Crossover

After last week’s crossover of several former Free National Movement (FNM) members to the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP), FNM Deputy Leader Peter Turnquest said his party is not bothered. “We in the Free National Movement do not begrudge them for their decision and I’m sure they had a reason for it. We are focused on […]

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Civil Aviation Board Appointed

With landmark moves being made in the Aviation Department over the past few months, Transport and Aviation Minister Glenys Hanna Martin said she is pleased to announce the appointment of three distinguished Bahamians to the Board of the Bahamas Civil Aviation Authority. The principal functions of the Board will be to develop policies, and to give […]

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Churchgoers Held Up At Gunpoint

Police are probing an armed robbery at a local church. Reports are that shortly before 8:00 p.m. on Friday, January 27th 2017, eight parishioners were attending practice session at Church of God of Prophecy located at Ernest and York Street, when a man armed with a handgun entered the church and robbed them of cash […]

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BAMSI Created Jobs for Androsians

Revealing that Andros has been transformed to the breadbasket island for The Bahamas, through The Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science Institute (BAMSI), Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources, Alfred Gray noted that not only has this been a dream of the late Prime Minister Sir Lynden Pindling, but also a boost for Androsians. Giving his […]

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PLP Chooses all Young Nominees for Vice Chairman Position

The Progressive Liberal Party backs up its notion that it’s a party of the young people. Just a few days after Minister of Labour Shane Gibson spoke on Love 97’s ‘Issues of the Day’, declaring that the PLP has always been a party for the young generation, the party made a declarative decision to choose […]

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‘Why the PLP?’ Cooper Answers

Answering the question as to why support the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP), standard-bearer for the PLP in the constituency of Exuma and Ragged Island I. Chester Cooper gave delegates on the closing night of the party’s 52nd National Convention a myriad of reasons why the party is still the party of choice.   “When people […]

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Court of Appeal opens legal year

Court of Appeal President the Hon. Justice Dame Anita Allen has given 23 plus years of service to the judicial system and during the opening of the Court of Appeal’s legal year yesterday she says she is more than happy with what she has been able to accomplish since she was appointed back in 2010. […]

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3 overnight shootings, 2 dead, 1 in hospital

Police are investigation the circumstances surrounding three separate shooting incidents in less than 24 hours in the capital between Wednesday night and Thursday morning. The first incident marks the country’s 15th murder. Police officials say a man riding his bike in the area was shot dead. “Shortly after 7:30pm on Wednesday 25th January 2017, a […]

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Playing Around With Our Country’s Democracy

By P.J. Malone  For a while now the Save The Bays (STB) cohorts have been making a mockery of the democracy of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas to fulfill their own agendas.  Have we forgotten we are a democratic nation? Our democracy, as described by Merriam-Webster dictionary, “government in which the supreme power is vested […]

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