Archive | June, 2019

Nygard Achieves Exponential Success

Nygard’s Golden Jubilee Review It’s not an everyday occurrence to discover an individual who has pulled himself up by his bootstraps to achieve phenomenal success with a business that’s still breaking barriers, still achieving firsts, and still innovating fifty years later. What does it take? How did he achieve it all? And how can we […]

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Marijuana Commission On Fact-Finding Mission

The Bahamas National Commission on Marijuana’s 23- member committee is heading overseas to Jamaica and Canada  in an effort to gather as much information to continue their study  regarding  all things related to Cannabis (marijuana). Co-chair of the Commission, retired former Deputy Commissioner of Police, Quinn McCartney said the purpose of the mission is to […]

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Minister Gives Warning For NIB Contributions

The deadline has passed for  companies who have failed to pay   up national insurance contributions and the government  is now looking to take action. As National Insurance Minister Brensil Rolle revealed during his contribution to the 2019/2020 budget debate in the House of Assembly on Wednesday, some $17 million is owed in NIB contributions. […]

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New Gaming Bill Promised

New gaming legislation is to be tabled and debated by the end of the month, according to the Minister responsible, Dionisio D’Aguilar. This comes  after weeks of talks between the government and gaming operators on the way forward. The Minister said, “it will outline basically that the gaming tax will go from 11 per cent […]

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MITCHELL WANTS DISMISSED WORKERS RE-HIRED

The Chairman of the Progressive Liberal Party,  Senator Fred Mitchell has called on the government to rehire a number of  people who he said, “were victimized.”  He  says, “the statements about hiring in the Public Service by the Public Service Minister delivered in the House of Assembly on 17th June 2019 are not credible and […]

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School Repairs Pose Major Challenge 

Reconstructing the bloc destroyed by fire at the North Andros High School and repairs to the Anatol Rodgers High School’s Woodwork building that was set on fire on Sunday, will be a challenge in terms of getting it ready for the new academic year, as Education Minister Jeffrey Lloyd admits that the setback has forced […]

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Ragged Island To Receive $12 Mil In Repairs

Minister of Public Works, Desmond Bannister revealed yesterday during his contribution to the 2019/2020 Budget Debate that hurricane ravaged Ragged Island is on tap to receive $12 million in repairs to major infrastructures on the island.  However, Mr. Bannister acknowledged that reconstruction on Ragged Island, particularly to government facilities will have to be done “in […]

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Ministry of Works Budget Slashed

The Ministry of Public Works  budget is being cut  by  $26.9 million which the  Minister Desmond Bannister acknowledged will pose severe challenges to capital works initiatives .  This he said is  as a result  of  the former administration’s runaway spending. Some  $53.5 million of  the $ 93.7 million for the Ministry this fiscal year is […]

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PUBLIC SERVICE TO HIRE 200 COLLEGE GRADS

Three million dollars has been earmarked in the upcoming fiscal year for recruiting 200 college graduates within the Ministry of Public Services, according to the Minister responsible, Brensil Rolle during his contribution to the budget debate in parliament.  This, he said, will offset the 400 retirees each year leaving the sector.  The Minister also explained […]

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UNIFIED TRANSPORTATION PILOT TO LAUNCH NEXT WEEK

Transport Minister Renward Wells yesterday announced that his ministry has agreed in principle with the United Transportation Company Limited to a Unified Public Transportation Project for Route 17 expected to launch next week.  He added that the public transit service will operate along with this fixed route,  according to a predetermined schedule. He said, “the […]

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