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DPM Under Fire For Airline’s Debt

Former Cabinet Minister and Member of Parliament Bradley Roberts yesterday questioned Deputy Prime Minister Peter Turnquest’s influence on financial matters regarding Sky Bahamas Limited, that  has been threatened  to have its operating license terminated due to funds owing to  Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD). ​Mr. Roberts revealed to reporters a letter dated the 29th of […]

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PM to address UN Economic and Social Council forum

Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis left the country on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 for New York to address the United Nations High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council.   During the Ministerial sessions on  today, the Prime Minister intends to reaffirm The Bahamas’ commitment to the […]

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Conch Poisoning Outbreak

The Ministry of Health confirmed yesterday that four cases of Vibrio Parahaemolyticus commonly known  as conch poisoning within the last 72-96 hours. Health officials says these four persons contracted this disease  after eating from Stalls at Potter’s Cay dock. The Health Minister Dr. Duane Sands in a press conference yesterday said the Ministry is monitoring […]

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PM Shuffles Cabinet

Just one year after assuming the government, Prime Minister, Dr. Hubert Minnis  has  shuffled his Cabinet,  reallocating portfolios  of  four Ministers. A release from cabinet office stated that the reallocation in the portfolios  involved Ministers Renward Wells, Frankie Campbell, Michael Pintard and Lanisha Rolle. Minister Wells will be reassigned from the Ministry of Agriculture and […]

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One Dies, Ten Injured In Boat Explosion

The tourism industry  in Exuma  was  tarnished  on Saturday morning  when  a 40-foot Charter boat exploded off  Barretarre, killing an American tourist and  injuring ten others. Six of the ten injured  were transported  by  Air Ambulance  to the Princess Margaret Hospital. The other four were transported to Clearwater, Florida  by the U.S. Coast Guard with […]

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MINNIS FIRES THREE MPs

The first major challenge from within the government  of Prime Minister Doctor Hubert Minnis of the Free National Movement  ended in the firing of two Parliamentary Secretaries and  the Chairman of the Hotel Corporation of the Bahamas yesterday. The Governor General  acting in accordance with the advice of the Prime Minister revoked the existing directions given to Travis  […]

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PM TO MPs :”VOTE YOUR CONSCIENCE”

It has been  no secret,  the Minnis administration has received  fierce push back to its decision to increase Value Added Tax (VAT)  and that came  from outside and inside the governing party;  particularly from  Free National Movement  Members of Parliament  Reece Chipman, Vaughn Miller, Frederick McAlpine and Travis Robinson.   In hopes of getting the Members […]

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DAVIS: VAT Increase Oppresses Poor And Provides For Rich

Opposition Leader Philip ‘Brave’ Davis says he cannot support the presentation of the 2018/2019 budget as its various increases in areas like VAT only oppresses the poor and provides for the rich.   He noted that the increases in VAT being proposed is ‘symtomatic’ to the disease of mismanagement, but not the root cause. The […]

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VAT Hike Brings Loss Of Confidence

Former Governor of Central Bank and former State Minister of Finance, James Smith says that the greatest impact of an increase on Value Added Tax in the country is a  loss of confidence.  Appearing as a guest on Love 97’s radio talk show Jones and  Company yesterday, when asked by show’s host  Wendall Jones about […]

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“Death Warrant For Web Shops”

The Chief Executive Officer of of FML Group of Companies Craig Flowers  says the decision on the government to significantly raise taxes on Web Shop  gaming is a death warrant to the industry. He said there is “no way the Web shops can continue with the proposed taxes. The government is on thin ice; most […]

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