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University Transition Date Set Minnis Questions Baha Mar Deal
 

University Transition Date Set

Fourteen years after the vision was articulated by Prime Minister Perry Christie, The Ministry of Education yesterday announced the charter date for the official transitioning of The College of The Bahamas to a university is November 10, 2016. Education Minister Fitzgerald in bringing remarks at the ceremony held at the COB Harry C. Moore Library, […]

Minnis Questions Baha Mar Deal

The Baha Mar saga was constantly used as political ammunition from different members of the opposition whether it was in the House of Assembly or through the press, with news breaking of Baha Mar remobilization leader of the opposition Dr. Hubert Minnis said that there may be more than what meets the eye in regards […]

16 Choirs Lift Up Their Voices to a Rousing Bahamian Crowd

26 August 2016

Sixteen choirs from around the world have united to join their melodic voices in harmony at a ten-day cultural and musical immersion program held in Nassau, Bahamas.   America Cantat 8 is the premier cultural music festival of the Americas and is the only non-competitive choir festival to unite singers, conductors, and festival choirs from […]

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“Downgrade Puts Bahamas In Class Of The Worst,” says Turnquest

26 August 2016

Free National Movement (FNM) Deputy Leader and Shadow Minister for finance Peter Turnquest yesterday weighed in on credit agency Moody’s decision to downgrade The Bahamas from BAA3 status to BAA2 with a stable outlook. Mr. Turnquest responded to State Minister for Finance Michael Halkitis’ optimism, adding that the downgrade puts the country in a very […]

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The Bahamas to participate in 2020 Dubai Expo

26 August 2016

The Bahamas will be one of 180 countries to participate in the first ever 2020 Dubai Expo to be held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates(UAE) October 2020 – 10th, April 202. The Ministry of Foreign affairs announced yesterday that it has made the decision to participate and establish a national committee for the upcoming Dubai […]

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GB Price Control Inspection

26 August 2016

Members of the Price Control Commission visited eight stores in Grand Bahama on Tuesday, August 23 and Wednesday, August 24, and discovered six of them were in breach of selling Breadbasket Items over the maximum selling price.   Commission Chairman, E.J. Bowe, noted that the stores were in Freeport, Lucaya and Eight Mile Rock and […]

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PM Defends Baha Mar Deal

26 August 2016

Prime Minister Perry Christie is defending his administration’s decision to ensure that court documents relating to the Baha Mar deal remain sealed. He said despite the criticisms, Mr. Christie said he worked hard on the deal. “I spent a year of my life leaving my office 1:00 a.m. keeping staff in the office engaging and […]

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Minnis Likens PLP To Dictatorial Regime

26 August 2016

Never one to mince words when it comes to the performance of the current administration is FNM Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis said the Christie administration’s move to seal Baha Mar’s deal from the public is the tactic to that of an authoritarian or dictatorship style regime. “The Free National Movement condemns in the strongest possible […]

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Man Stabbed To Death By Girlfriend

26 August 2016

Authorities in the capital have a woman in custody following the stabbing death of her boyfriend. Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident, reports are that shortly after 12:30am, and a woman reported to police that she had just stabbed her boyfriend during an argument. Police then went to a home located at Ida […]

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Halkitis: “Our Dollar Will Not be Devalued”

26 August 2016

In the face of credit downgrades and recent massive job losses, it led many to speculate whether the Bahamian dollar will be devalued; and State Minister of Finance yesterday assured that this is certainly not the case. Despite the Bahamas’ recent credit downgrade by international investment company Moody’s, the minister reiterated that “there is a […]

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Halkitis: Gov’t Should Push More Bahamian investment

26 August 2016

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) for decades has played a major role in the success of the Bahamian economy, but to encourage more Bahamian ownership State Minister for Finance Michael Halkitis says the onus would be placed on the government to make it probable. Mr. Halkitis responded to why FDI remains so prevalent in the country […]

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Gatekeepers Plan To Take Parliament

26 August 2016

Political upstarts the Gatekeepers have branded themselves as a party of the people and are a group that is solely for the people. One of its founders Public Service Union President John Pinder spoke with our news team and said the group plans to take over parliament and give the country back to the people […]

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