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Farewell to Former MP

Family, friends, parliamentarians and officials gathered to pay their respects to former Cabinet Minister and businessman Tennyson Wells during his funeral at Christ Church Cathedral on Friday. Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis gave his condolences to Well’s wife Stephanie, the bereaved family and Well’s colleagues.  He remembered him not only as a “noted and capable” […]

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Centreville Member of Partliament Reece Chipman gives his contribution inside of the House of Assembly yesterday.

Chipman Leaves FNM

Centreville Member of Parliament Reece Chipman resigned from the Free National Movement (FMN) on Thursday because of partisan politics and “insecure leadership”. He sent his resignation letter to FNM Chairman Carl Culmer and House Speaker Halson Moultrie and explained that he can better serve his constituents by going independent. Chipman asked Moultrie to be reseated in […]

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Temporary Housing for Abaco Gov’t Workers

Temporary housing will be deployed for at least 300 government employees on Abaco. Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis, in his second updated communication on response and recovery efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, revealed yesterday that 100 RV trailers will arrive on the island next week.   “Mr. Speaker, the Reconstruction Ministry is in […]

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$318 Million Energy Efficient U.S. Embassy

The groundbreaking ceremony for the new $318 million United States Embassy was held yesterday and the energy efficient facility is expected to be completed in 2023. Attending the ceremony was Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis who said the new facility will reside on a five acre site and serve as a symbol of the long […]

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Man Charged with Three Counts of Murder

Eduardo Carey, 40, was charged in the Magistrate’s Court on Monday with three counts of murder and three counts of attempted murder in four separate shootings. In handcuffs and shackles, Carey turned to the crowd standing outside court and said, “I ain’t charge for that.” The crowd was made of up his alleged victim’s family […]

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‘Immigration Policy Racist?’

With many questions arising about immigration and the repatriation of illegal immigrants following Hurricane Dorian, former Attorney General Allyson Maynard-Gibson questioned whether the country’s immigration policy is racist. “How could it be fair to round up and deport people who have been for 10, 15, 20 years living and working amongst us?” Maynard-Gibson said in […]

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Man Charged with Four Counts of Murder

Travis Davis, 25, was charged in the Magistrate’s Court on Friday with four counts of murder and seven counts of attempted murder. During the arraignment, Davis claimed his innocence by shouting he didn’t do it and said he was railroaded while exiting the Nassau Street Police Station.  Waiting outside court, were the families of some […]

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PM Explains Hurricane Funds

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis announced in the House of Assembly yesterday that the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) received $5 million in relief funds from various international communities in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian. Dr. Minnis, speaking for the first time in Parliament following Hurricane Dorian, updated legislators to what has been collected and […]

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Credit Rating Worries Gov’t

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest said he is concerned about the country’s credit rating following the massive devastation Hurricane Dorian left in Abaco and Grand Bahama. “Obviously, in any circumstances like this where you’re losing a significant portion of your GDP, there is concern,” Turnquest told reporters yesterday, before attending his […]

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Bahamasair Suffers Million Dollar Loss from Evacuations

Minister of Tourism and Aviation Dionisio D’Aguilar revealed yesterday that Bahamasair probably suffered a loss of millions of dollars by offering free evacuations to residents of Abaco and Grand Bahama following Hurricane Dorian. “It hasn’t been quantified into a number, but I’m sure for as many days they did it and the number of flights […]

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