Author Archives | Ianthia Smith

Selection Process for Cellular Bidding Outlined

The Cellular Liberalisation Taskforce is now accepting Request for Proposals (RFP) for anyone wanting to bid for the second license to provide cellular service in the country, but officials said the anticipated competitive process will be done in two phases and will be have some hefty fees attached. The taskforce’s Communications Policy Advisor Michelle Grell-Bereaux […]

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Street Violence Surges–Two shot in broad daylight

Street Violence Surges–Two shot in broad daylight

Young men armed and dangerous are apparently taking aim at each other and firing on their assumed enemies. For a long time, police have had to contend with this phenomenon in New Providence, in particular where pedestrians and motorcyclists are being shot and at times fatally wounded. Retaliatory violence appears to be behind two early […]

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A National Tragedy –Dr. Myles Munroe, Wife and Seven Others Perish In Plane Crash

A National Tragedy –Dr. Myles Munroe, Wife and Seven Others Perish In Plane Crash

A national tragedy with global reach rocked The Bahamas Sunday evening after President of Bahamas Faith Ministries International (BFMI) and internationally renowned pastor and teacher Dr. Myles Munroe, his wife Ruth Ann, who served as co-senior pastor and seven other people, including a child, were killed after the plane they were on crashed in the […]

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Sands Questions Wells’ Termination

Free National Movement (FNM) Deputy Chairman Dr. Duane Sands on Wednesday questioned whether or not now former Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Works and Urban Development Renward Wells is “taking one for the team,” when the Cabinet Office announced his termination Tuesday evening. “It took me three or four times to read that Cabinet […]

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FNM Battle Heats Up

FNM Battle Heats Up

The major candidates vying for the top two posts within the Free National Movement (FNM) have now made their intentions known with both the chairman and deputy chairman announcing that they will go head to head for the deputy leader post. FNM Deputy Chairman Dr. Duane Sands on Wednesday declared that he will be running […]

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Health Officials Defend “Miscommunication” On Ebola Scare

Health Officials Defend “Miscommunication” On Ebola Scare

Medical tests from the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the United States have confirmed that the Ukrainian man who died in The Bahamas last week did not die of Ebola, as widely speculated, but Malaria. At a press conference held yesterday morning at the Ministry of Health local health officials made the […]

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Coroner’s Act “Glaringly Deficient”

Now that the Coroner’s Amendment Bill 2014 was passed in the House of Assembly, the Coroner’s Court is one step closer to being able to rule a death a homicide, this according to State Minister for Legal Affairs Damien Gomez who said this particular court is severely deficient in this regard. As it stands now, […]

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HBCUX Classic A Tourism Success

HBCUX Classic A Tourism Success

Tourism officials said that the historical HBCUX Classic football game held at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium on Saturday represented a win for the country and said the ministry was able to pull off the two-day event without a hitch. General Manager for Sports Tourism Virginia Kelly said Saturday night’s football game, tail gate […]

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FNM: PLP Waging War on The Church

The Free National Movement (FNM) on Sunday accused government leaders of waging an all out attack on the Church, in the midst of ongoing national debate on several key issues. Members of the Church has criticised the government on the Value Added Tax (VAT) issue, the proposals to legalise web shop gambling in the country […]

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Gibson Says Strike Was Illegal

Gibson Says Strike Was Illegal

Labour Minister Shane Gibson said Wednesday that the mass strike held by the Trade Union Congress (TUC) yesterday was illegal and could result in its members facing disciplinary action. Minister Gibson, while refusing to speculate as to what form of action would be taken against the workers, who he said are in contravention of the […]

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