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Minnis Questions Baha Mar Deal Three New Zika Cases
 

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 […]

Three New Zika Cases–83 suspected cases

A travel advisory is expected to be issued to persons travelling to The Bahamas after health officials confirmed three new additional cases of the Zika virus – bringing the total to four cases. Minister of Health Dr. Perry Gomez addressed reporters yesterday at a press conference at the Ministry of Health and said he feels […]

Halkitis: Gov’t Having Good Success With Mortgage Relief

24 August 2016

Minister of State for Finance Michael Halkitis said he and his team are currently waiting on a full report that will be presented in the House of Assembly (HOA) as early as next week on the Mortgage Relief Program. The government, according to Prime Minister Perry Christie, was very close to finalizing the components of […]

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Baha Mar Deal Scary, Says D’Aguilar

24 August 2016

Former Baha Mar Director Dionisio D’Aguilar says the remobilization of Baha Mar is “scary.” Mr. D’Aguilar says that although he congratulates Prime Minister Perry Christie on the much needed move, the idea of the Chinese government dealing with so much of The Bahamas is “not a good thing.” “What we heard yesterday is that the […]

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Creditors Pleased With Baha Mar Deal

24 August 2016

Immediately following the Prime Minister Perry Christie’s announcement various creditors and contractors gave impromptu responses expressing their appreciation and gratitude to Mr. Christie and his team for working so diligently to reach an agreement that would result in the millions of dollars owed to them being reimbursed.  The various heads voluntarily and unrehearsed each spoke […]

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Zika Advisory

24 August 2016

A day after health officials confirmed three other Zika cases in the country, Tourism Minister Obie Wilchcombe said local tourism officials are bracing for a potential travel advisory on the deadly disease. Yesterday the number of cases climbed by three, with there being an additional 83 suspected cases, eight of them pregnant women. Mr. Wilchcombe […]

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AG Rejects Baha Mar Deal Critics

24 August 2016

Attorney General Allyson Maynard-Gibson, one of the key negotiators in the Baha Mar deal, says she’s disappointed in those people who have voiced their lack of optimism and faith in the prime minister’s affairs as it relates to the billion-dollar resort. In an interview with reporters yesterday, Ms. Maynard Gibson said Bahamians should focus on […]

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Minnis Criticizes Gov’t Over Moody

24 August 2016

World-renowned Credit Agency Moody’s made good on its prediction with it being revealed on Monday that The Bahamas would be downgraded from BAA2 to BAA3, a fact that Opposition Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis said he finds troubling. Dr. Minnis added that the current administration’s corruptness and irresponsible financial management is primarily responsible for the downgrade. […]

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Visitors Relish the Cultural Experience at Goombay Summer Festival

24 August 2016

With one week before the finale, visitors have fully immersed themselves in the unique culture at Goombay Summer Festival (GSF). Tourists that flock to the shores of The Bahamas visit not only for the sun, sand and sea but a deep desire to know more about The Bahamas, and festivals such as GSF give them […]

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Sandals’ Laid Off Workers Re-apply

23 August 2016

Although over 600 employees at the Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort were made redundant last week Monday, many of the former employees, who showed up to the first day of the resort’s four-day job fair, expressed confidence that they would be re-hired. Most of them have been employed by the resort for five years or more. […]

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McCartney “Transparency on Renew Bahamas Deal

23 August 2016

In a familiar plea, Democratic National Alliance (DNA) Leader Branville McCartney called on the government to clarify the terms of agreement between itself and environmental company Renew Bahamas, months after the company took over the New Providence Landfill. In the wake of the long standing issue of consistent dump fires and fumes emanating from the […]

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Gov’t Strikes Baha Mar Deal

23 August 2016

With over 2,000 jobs made redundant and over $300 million lost in tax revenue, the stalled multi-billion dollar Baha Mar Resort is set to be remobilized. Prime Minister Perry Christie announced that the Government of The Bahamas and the Export-Import Bank of China (EXIM) signed an agreement under which the Cable Beach resort will be […]

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