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Minnis Threatens New Ministers

Less than a week after securing a landslide victory from the former governing Progressive Liberal Party (PLP), 15 of the elected members of the Free National Movement (FNM) received their Instrument of Appointment from Governor General Dame Marguerite Pindling, on the grounds of Government House yesterday.   Taking the oath of office as cabinet ministers, […]

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Christie Resigns as PLP Leader

With immediate effect, former Prime Minister Perry Christie resigned as leader of the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) yesterday evening.   During a special call meeting of the National General Council of the Progressive Liberal Party at the Sir Lynden Pindling Centre, Christie gave an address where he relinquished the position he was elected for during […]

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DPM and AG Sworn In

Before family and friends at Government House last Friday, the country’s new Deputy Prime Minister K. Peter Turnquest and Attorney General Carl Bethel were sworn in.    Mr. Turnquest, who was also sworn in as minister of finance, is a chartered public accountant and officially took the oath of office for this position, which has been traditionally held […]

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High-Speed Police Chase Leaves One Dead

A daring daylight high-speed chase, yesterday morning, turned deadly for one of the occupants of what police believed to be a stolen vehicle, a dark colored Nissan Cube, which crashed into a heavy steel gate in Pride Estates. According to Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Stephen Dean, officers of the mobile unit of the Royal […]

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$30 Million to Boost NHI

Prime Minister Perry Christie said National Health Insurance will be strengthened with a fund of about $30 million to cover catastrophic illnesses.   His comments came during yesterday’s NHI Enrolment Phase, launched at the Enoch Beckford Memorial Auditorium.   “We decided to commit $24 million annually with the knowledge that it might be $28 million […]

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Baha Mar Opens Phase One

Prime Minister Perry Christie said he was “very pleased” to take part in the long-awaited first phase opening of the 1,800-room hotel and the 200,000-square foot Convention Centre at Baha Mar. “The Hyatt Group is an entrenched global hospitality brand,” Prime Minister Christie said during the official ceremony last Friday for the resort’s phase one […]

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New Healthcare Centre for Abaco

Residents in Marsh Harbour, Abaco now have a new state-of-the-art healthcare centre to call their own.   The new healthcare centre was commissioned yesterday by Prime Minister Perry Christie.   Mr. Christie said the healthcare centre is “a tremendous accomplishment which brings us, as a nation, one giant step closer to the realization of our […]

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Another Looming Landfill Fire

In the early hours of Wednesday morning fire fighters were once again called to the New Providence Landfill to battle another blaze. According to Chief Superintendent Walter Evans, the landfill fire was one of three fires that fire fighters were called to battle. “The fire services had a pretty busy morning. We have had several […]

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Mother Of Two Killed In GB

Police in Grand Bahama are investigating a shooting incident that has left a woman dead.   The Journal understands the victim was 24-year-old Royal Bahamas Police Force Reserve Officer Theresa Thompson, the mother of two young children.   She is also the granddaughter of former Free National Movement (FNM) Parliamentarian David Thompson.   Reports are […]

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PM: Next Election Crucial

The upcoming general election may be more pivotal than any other election in the country’s history, according to Prime Minister Perry Christie.   Mr. Christie’s comments came as he addressed scores of Progressive Liberal Party supporters in the P.A. Gibson Primary School Courtyard in Alice Town, Eleuthera during a joint constituency meeting.   The nation’s […]

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