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Minnis Threatens New Ministers Christie Resigns as PLP Leader
 

Minnis Threatens New Ministers

Less than a week after securing a landslide victory from the former governing Progressive Liberal Party (PLP), 15 of the elected members of the Free National Movement (FNM) received their Instrument of Appointment from Governor General Dame Marguerite Pindling, on the grounds of Government House yesterday.   Taking the oath of office as cabinet ministers, […]

Christie Resigns as PLP Leader

With immediate effect, former Prime Minister Perry Christie resigned as leader of the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) yesterday evening.   During a special call meeting of the National General Council of the Progressive Liberal Party at the Sir Lynden Pindling Centre, Christie gave an address where he relinquished the position he was elected for during […]

88% of Voters Cast Ballots

18 May 2017

Official results from the 2017 general elections have been confirmed and according to Acting Parliamentary Commissioner Charles Albury, voter participation stood at 88 per cent. The majority of participants voted in favour of the Free National Movement, which swept the government with 35 of the 39 contested seats. Mr. Albury confirmed this information during a […]

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Failed Promotion Promise Upsets Correction Officers

18 May 2017

The Bahamas Department of Correctional Services Association President Anthony Butler said his organization feels completely disrespected, as promised promotions within his organization are still pending. Considering the promotions were promised by the previous administration, Mr. Butler yesterday told The Bahama Journal that this makes it more troubling. Before the May 10 general election, former Prime […]

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Bahamas Press Club President Appointed VP of ACP Press Clubs Federation

18 May 2017

Anthony A. Newbold, president of The Bahamas Press Club 2014 has been appointed vice president of the 79-member African Caribbean and Pacific Press Clubs Federation at the federation’s second official meeting held earlier this month in Brussels. “It was both humbling and thrilling at the same time to see that my contributions to the federation […]

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Two Charged for Police Assault

18 May 2017

Appearing before assistant Chief Magistrate Subusola Lawanson-Swain on charges of assault with a deadly weapon, 23-year-old Carlin Smith, of 235 East Street, and 22-year-old Dominic Miller, of 10 Podoleo Street, were charged together with the May 13 crime against two police officers of the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF). According to court dockets, it is […]

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Four Charged with Firearm Possession

18 May 2017

Four young men were remanded to the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services on firearm charges. Arraigned in Magistrate’s Court yesterday, before Chief Magistrate Joyanne Ferguson-Pratt, all on charges of possession of an unlicensed firearm and possession of ammunition, 22-year-old Shaday Armbrister, 25-year-old Kevin Fox, 19-year-old Perez Cuffe and 20-year-old Dominique Johnson all pleaded not guilty […]

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The Measure Of Louis Bacon Is Found Wanting

17 May 2017

The Clifton Review The Clifton Review is a bi-weekly column that examines the question of the Clifton project along with the evolution of the war between two billionaires, the links to unsavory characters, the use of the courts for personal agendas, the involvement of a political party, and the attacks on the Government of The […]

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Trump to Appoint New U.S. Ambassador

17 May 2017

After six years of the position being vacant, U.S. President Donald Trump yesterday announced plans to nominate 74-year-old business mogul Doug Manchester to the position of U.S. Ambassador to The Bahamas. Mr. Manchester, also known as “Papa Doug,” have attained numerous accomplishments on a national and international stage. His experience includes telecommunications radio broadcast, medical […]

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Ministers to Conduct Audits

17 May 2017

During the first meeting of the Free National Movement government, it was decided that all ministers would conduct an audit in their ministries, including departments and agencies funded by the “public purse.” The meeting was held yesterday at the Cecil Wallace Whitfield Centre and it was decided that the ministry audits be made of persons […]

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Lloyd Ready to Face Education Challenges

17 May 2017

Dismal national grade point averages, teacher shortages and overcrowded classrooms are just some of the issues that Minister of Education Jeffrey Lloyd will be faced with, but the minister said he is ready to take them on. Mr. Lloyd’s comments were made yesterday prior to the first cabinet meeting at the Office of the Prime […]

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Three Arrested After Drug Bust

17 May 2017

Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) officers on board patrol craft, HMBS Rolly Gray, made quite a large drug haul, putting a “hefty dent in the illegal narcotics supply,” according to RBDF officials yesterday. Three persons were arrested in connection with this recent find. Authorities said while the HMBS Rolly Gray was on a routine patrol […]

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