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PM: “SECURE OUR MIDDLE CLASS”

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis last night expressed that the country must expand more and increase efforts to secure the middle class and to move more Bahamians out of poverty. The Prime Minister gave the first of a series of three national reports last night covering economic growth, job creation, and greater opportunities for Bahamians. […]

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Customs Dept Being Modernized

The Customs Department is in the process of modernizing in an effort to make all procedures at the department electronic.  Acting Comptroller in the Customs  Dr. Geannine Moss  said this process has been in the works since 2012. She said, “one of the driving things that we are looking to do is to make every […]

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D’AGUILAR DEFENDS PORT PLANS

Following  a rebuke from Shadow Minister of Transport Glennys Hanna-Martin, Tourism Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar  claims  that all proposals for the Prince George Wharf  have significant Bahamian involvement, which he said is a huge factor for the Minnis Administration.  He  says,  “we must think that we can be exceptional, and I think that’s what we’re pushing […]

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GOV’T SIGNS CONTRACT WITH SHOTSPOTTER TECHNOLOGY

Prime Minister Doctor  Hubert Minnis yesterday along with National Security Minister Marvin Dames signed a contract with Shotspotter Technology in an effort to enhance the country’s crime fighting skills. The Prime Minister expressed the view  that fighting crime is about “making people feel safer in their homes, on the streets, in their cars, in their […]

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CORRECTING THE ECONOMY

 Tourism Minister Dionsio D’Aguilar  says, “ since the  coming to office of the Free National Movement government in May 2017,   some 10,000  jobs  have been created.  He said the Tourism sector  saw an upswing in employment between May and November 2018. Referring to the Labour report released on Monday,  Mr. D’Aguilar said, “ most […]

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“A CASE BUILT ON SAND”

“They have built their case on the sand,” that summed up the argument of  lead Defense Attorney, Keith Knight QC, who  sought to drive home a no  case  submission  last Friday in the ongoing extortion and bribery trial of former PLP MP and ex- Public Hospitals Authority Chairman, Frank Smith. Defense attorneys insisted that  there […]

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JCN Persons of the Year Honoured January 18, 2019

Two Religious Leaders Receive JCN Person Of the Year Award

Many  government officials and  religious leaders  of the nation  were in attendance  on Friday  two witness two outstanding Clerics receiving the Jones Communications   Person of the Year award for 2018.   Accepting  the prestigious awards  this  past Friday in ceremonies  in the JCN Media Centre  after being elected to international  leadership positions were President […]

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New System For The Ministry of Finance

Deputy Prime Minister Peter Turnquest revealed  last Friday that  some changes on tap for the Ministry of Finance.  He said one of them is the Public Financial Management Legislation; a proposed law that is  expected to replace and modernize the  Financial  Administration  Act along with several other proposed laws. This will “more clearly define  the […]

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Acting Chief Justice Laments “Tenuous Position”

Pomp and pageantry of the opening of the legal year aside, Acting Chief Justice Vera Watkins, used the occasion to lament that not having a substantive Chief Justice presents a tremendous challenge for the judiciary,  as no long-term plans can be made.  This year’s Opening of the Legal Year was the second time that the […]

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Crime Decreased By 8 Per Cent

The Royal Bahamas Police Force  reports  a decrease of 8 per cent in crime   in the country  over the past 12 months.   The information was revealed in a 16-page report released during  Police Commissioner Anthony Ferguson’s Annual Meet the Press  yesterday morning.   Mr. Ferguson said,  “I am happy to report that the […]

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