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Prince George Wharf To Be Redeveloped

  Tourism Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar said that the government has released to public domain the request for proposal for the Prince George Dock. He said that this will transform the Prince George Wharf  into a premier cruise destination in the Caribbean. He added that the real challenge is not  getting more tourists here,  but getting […]

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JEAN RONY-CHARLES APPEAL DISMISSED

Bahamian-born Jean Rony-Charles was reportedly drawn to tears following the verdict of his case in the court of appeal yesterday. The Justices of the Court of Appeal,  Sir Hartman Longley, Sir Michael Barnett and  Mr. Justice Jon Isaacs  allowed  an appeal by the Attorney General, who was the appellant along with the Minister of Immigration […]

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MINISTER VOWS TO TRANSFORM PMH

The Princess Margaret Hospital’s (PMH) undergoing a renaissance in health and that calls for breaking up the existing model and starting over. On the infrastructural front, beds have been taken out of commission, the children’s and maternity wards have been redeveloped and a new Cat Scan is to be installed. Speaking on the financial woes […]

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Minister of Tourism, Aviation & Bahamasair Dionisio D'Aguilar gives his contribution in the House of Assembly yesterday.

Sunwing’s Demands “Beyond Bounds”

  The Ministry of Tourism is very disappointed that Sunwing Travel Group decided to discontinue flights from Canada and the U.S. (operating as Vacation Express) into Grand Bahama Island. In a statement issued yesterday,  the Minister of Tourism Dionisio D’Aguilar said Sunwing’s demands of the government are beyond bounds.” He said, “while we appreciate investments […]

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PM speaks with Eleuthera residents about Lighthouse Point proposed development

Junkanoo fanfare greeted Dr. the Most Hon. Hubert Minnis, Prime Minister, who arrived to facilitate a Town Meeting to discuss with residents the state of the economy in southern and central Eleuthera. An excited crowd, sporting bright coloured T-shirts with the words emblazoned on the front, “We Love Disney” and ”Disney Loves Eleuthera,” embraced the […]

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GOV’T MOVING FORWARD WITH NEW TAXATION

According to Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis, the country faces challenges with regard to the increase of second home residents renting their facilities to tourists on the Family Islands.  The Prime Minister made this remark this past Saturday at a press conference upon his arrival into the capital following his trip to the United Nation’s […]

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MITCHELL CALLS PPP POLICY CONFUSING

After reviewing  the new policy of the Bahamas Government on PPPs (private public partnerships),  Progressive Liberal Party Chairman Fred Mitchell calls it “simply too confusing.” In a press statement Senator Mitchell  said, “It seems incredibly complicated and unnecessarily so. This complicated document on PPPs is entirely in line with the practice of this Government to […]

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PM: “ Peace And Justice Transcends Race”

Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis told the delegates at the United Nations yesterday that “peace and justice are as indivisible as the bond of human dignity, which transcends race, creed, ethnicity and  every circumstance of birth amidst the exuberant diversity of humanity.”  Dr. Minnis  was at the United Nations, New York, on […]

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Threat Of Next Downgrade

The Opposition  spokesman on Finance, the Member of Parliament for Exuma and Ragged Island Chester Cooper says  the latest ratings by Moody’s on the Bahamas  has said in clear language that it will downgrade The Bahamas should this fiscal consolidation plan, replete with holes, fail to pan out. He said, “Moody’s points out that economic […]

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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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