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DNA Demands No Confidence Vote in Gov’t

The Democratic National Alliance (DNA) is demanding opposition members and backbenchers to team up and put forward a vote of no confidence in the government at the next sitting of the House of Assembly. The DNA’s demands follow the controversy surrounding the government’s decision to relocate the General Post Office to the Town Centre Mall. […]

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Alleged Drowning in Eleuthera

Police are investigating an alleged drowning in Eleuthera that left a man dead on Tuesday.  According to police, shortly before 6 p.m., a group of young men were walking along the water’s edge in Hatchet Bay, Eleuthera, when they decided to jump into the water.  Police said one of the men, when he surfaced, called […]

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Liberty CEO’s Comments ‘Unacceptable’

Parliamentary Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister Pakesia Parker-Edgecombe said she is “deeply disappointed and disturbed by the distasteful and insulting comments” made by Liberty Latin America CEO Balan Nair, which are also unacceptable.  Liberty Latin America is the parent company of Bahamas Telecommunication Company (BTC) and according to Parker-Edgecombe, Nair’s comments contained […]

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‘Remove Liberty from BTC’ – Mitchell Tells PM

Following what he called “derogatory and derisory” comments made by Liberty Latin America CEO Balan Nair about Bahamians employed at the Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) and their work ethic, Progressive Liberal Party Chairman Fred Mitchell wants Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis to stand up and tell Nair to leave The Bahamas. BTC is a subsidiary […]

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Racially Insulting Voice Note under Investigation

Minister of Works Desmond Bannister has ordered an investigation into Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC) Director Bennet Minnis’ viral voice note, which circulated on social media, spewing racial and homophobic slurs at members of the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP). Yesterday, Mr. Bannister confirmed that the matter has been brought to his attention after there were […]

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Marijuana Commission Could Miss August Deadline

The Bahamas National Commission on Marijuana may not meet its August deadline, according to co-chair Quinn McCartney yesterday.  Mr. McCartney said the deadline wasn’t really set in stone and while the commission is working towards that deadline, there is no guarantee it will be finished.  Last month, Mr. McCartney indicated that the commission planned to […]

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Local Pastor Says ‘No’ To Pride Bahamas Week

Kingdom Life Church Senior Pastor Cedric Moss, as he’s done in the past concerning, Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival, is now urging the government to think long and hard about facilitating any immoral conduct in public.  Pastor Moss’ comments came after the LGBTI community in The Bahamas, has advocated for a pride week.  Just recently, the LGBTI […]

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BUT Clarifies Payment Rumors

Bahamas Union of Teachers (BUT) President Belinda Wilson clarified alleged rumors circulating on social media that she said indicates public servants are receiving monies.  However, she added that teachers are not a part of it as negotiations on finances has yet to be discussed.  “All these WhatsApps flying around about money, that [isn’t] us,” Mrs. […]

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Wilchcombe Wants Partnership for Bahamasair

Bahamasair has long been ‘operating in the red’ and former Minister of Tourism Obie Wilchcombe believes the airline should seek a partnership with Baha Mar owner Chow Tai Fook Enterprises Limited, that’s also in the airlift business. “They’re in the business of leasing planes. We ought to be talking to them about jet aircrafts and […]

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Crash Landing in Exuma

A pilot crash landed an aircraft in Moss Town, Exuma on Monday. According to police, shortly after 8 a.m. a charter flight left Moss Town, Exuma en route to Staniel Cay.  Upon arrival at Staniel Cay, the front landing gear failed to open. Police said the flight returned to Moss Town Airport and the pilot […]

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