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Gov’t Planning Renewable Energy Strategies

The country’s making strides in implementing renewable energy strategies which according to Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis,  will save Bahamians money in paying electricity bills. This,  he said,  would lead to more disposable income for Bahamians as well,  as the government’s planning to invest up to $170 million in a solarized project which will see […]

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Ministry of Works Budget Slashed

The Ministry of Public Works  budget is being cut  by  $26.9 million which the  Minister Desmond Bannister acknowledged will pose severe challenges to capital works initiatives .  This he said is  as a result  of  the former administration’s runaway spending. Some  $53.5 million of  the $ 93.7 million for the Ministry this fiscal year is […]

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MITCHELL: “GOVT Victimizing Bahamians”

Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Chairman Senator Fred Mitchell yesterday expressed concerns regarding the level of trust surrounding government contracts.  He said the current administration has been cancelling contracts, refusing to pay, and forcing affected parties to duke it out in court.  “The occasional workers, who came on the Empowerment Program, all of them have been […]

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“NO BUSINESS AS USUAL” Brian Moree sworn in as Chief Justice

There was standing room only at Government House yesterday as scores of family, Attorneys and friends  looked on as Mr. Brian Moree was sworn in as the new Chief Justice. He was sworn in by Deputy to the Governor General C.A. Smith  some  nine months after former Chief  Justice Stephen Isaacs past away.  On current […]

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DAMES BOASTS “ CRIME DOWN”

Minister of National Security Marvin Dames yesterday boasted in crime taking a dive during his tenure in office during his contribution to the budget debate in the House of Assembly.  He said for the first quarter of 2019 overall crime was down by seven per cent compared to how the numbers stacked up last year […]

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PM ANNOUNCES MAJOR DEVELOPMENT FOR COCO CAY

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis announced a $250 million development for Coco Cay during his visit this past Friday.   The project is in collaboration with Royal Caribbean International (RCI), which Dr. Minnis indicated has an industry partner for some 50 years.   The new development is set to feature the tallest water slide in […]

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BISHOP HALL SAYS EFFORTS TO END CRIME CRISES MUST TRANSCEND PARTISAN POLITICS

Bishop Simeon B. Hall, Senior Pastor Emeritus of New Covenant Baptist Church says  that a seven-year National Crime Plan that goes far beyond party politics and is agreed to by all major political parties, national civil society groups non-governmental organizations, might begin to lift the dark cloud of crime from our land. In a statement […]

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Davis suggests independent investigators for police shooting

Opposition Leader Phillip Davis is  calling  the  police involved shooting that resulted in the death of three males tragic and worrying, adding that officers should be allowed to defend themselves. However, Mr. Davis speaking to reporters outside the House of Assembly yesterday suggested that maybe an  independent  investigators  should be brought in  to investigate the […]

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MINISTER BACKS POLICE IN SHOOTING DEATHS

He accepts it was unfortunate situation, but according to National Security Minister Marvin Dames  officers did what they  had to do in the case of Friday’s police involved shooting that ended fatally for three suspects. “It was an operation carried out by the police, unfortunately some persons would have lost their lives.  “I believe the […]

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MAJOR ROADWORKS PLANNED

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis last evening noted the need for continued efforts to upgrade the capital’s road network for a modern, smart urban center. In his third national address, Dr. Minnis also noted that this matter needs to be addressed with the least amount  of interruption for drivers and businesses.  With this in mind, […]

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