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PM Assesses Abaco

Sandbank Shantytown Cleared – PM Assesses Abaco Cleanup Progress

Following the prime minister’s weekend trip to assess the progress of the government’s cleanup plan for Abaco, the Office of the Prime Minister confirmed that debris in the Sandbank shantytown has been cleared. The government is executing its clean-up plan on Abaco through the Ministry of Works and the Ministry of the Environment and Housing, […]

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National Honours

21 Receive National Honours

Scores of Bahamians gathered at Government House yesterday to witness more than 20 Bahamians receive the investiture of National Honours 2019 at Government House. The honours bestowed were the Order of The Bahamas, the Order of Distinction, the Order of Merit and the Order of the Lignum Vitae.  Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis in his […]

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Stiff Penalties for Mandatory Evacuation Refusal

One month after Hurricane Dorian ravaged Abaco and Grand Bahama, the government is taking the necessary steps to ensure that evacuation is mandatory before a storm and persons refusing to evacuate will face hefty fines. The passing of Hurricane Dorian over The Bahamas, specifically Abaco and Grand Bahama served as a wake-up call for the […]

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Ash told to ‘Confess Sins’

Lead defense attorney Keith Knight, QC, continued his cross examination of key witness Jonathan Ash on Wednesday and suggested to the witness that he was dishonest for a number of reasons. Knight indicated to Ash that he was dishonest because of the immunity agreement signed the day before he gave his statement to police, because […]

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Gov’t May Bury Unidentified Hurricane Victims

Minister of Health Dr. Duane Sands revealed on Wednesday that the government may bury the bodies of hurricane victims who were not identified. “Once it’s agreed and the public consultative process has been completed then based on international best standards, the plan would be to place in respectful way, the remains in a burial site […]

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Renward Wells

Gov’t to Address Public Transportation Issues

The deadline for the government to address the issues concerning taxi and bus drivers was extended to August, according to Minister of Transport and Local Government Renward Wells. Yesterday, Wells said a cabinet subcommittee is also scheduled to meet this month to address the concerns of public service drivers, which range from a lifting the […]

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$300 Million Investment for Ocean Cay

The final stages of preparing Ocean Cay for MSC Cruises is underway and over $300 million has been invested in the undertakings so far. MSC Cruises is the number one operator in Freeport for transshipment (Mediterranean Shipping Company) since 1997. The company has also been a part of the cruise division since 2004 and European […]

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MSC Cruises to Transform Ocean Cay

A former sand-mining and aragonite site, Ocean Cay, abandoned in 2015 was acquired by MSC Cruises, which are now working to conserve the natural elements of the property while turning it into a marine reserve.  MSC Cruise began the project in 2015 and took on the challenge to transform the industrial wasteland into a marine […]

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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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“ GOV’T FAR FROM ACCOUNTABLE”

The Democratic National Alliance’s (DNA) Leader yesterday expressed that the Minnis Administration is far from transparent and accountable.  She used the opening of the new general post office as an example, pointing out that the government saw no issue with a senior Cabinet minister with three portfolios receiving a contract for the post office.  “In […]

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