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Illegal Immigrants Create Underground Economy

Since the announcement by Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis, that all illegals immigrants in The Bahamas have until December 31st to regularize themselves or leave the country, it has been suggested that these immigrants create an underground economy that is not regulated. “We know that illegal immigration has been a long-standing problem in the country […]

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PM Defends Health Minister

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis called out Progressive Liberal Party’s (PLP) Chairman, Bradley Roberts, referring to him as belligerent and out of touch, and accused him of political grandstanding. In a press statement, read by Press Secretary Anthony Newbold yesterday, Dr. Minnis said that he was not surprised by the comments Mr. Roberts made as […]

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Minister defends perceived conflict

Health Minister Dr. Duane Sands said the surgical procedures he performed as a sitting cabinet minister is because he’s only one of a few doctors who specialties in the field.   Dr. Sands’ comments are in response to criticism from Progressive Liberal Party Chairman Bradley Roberts.   Mr. Roberts said that Sands in his capacity […]

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Barge Carrying Relief Supplies Ran Aground Off Long Island

A barge carrying hurricane relief supplies to Caribbean countries ran aground off the coast of Grays, Long Island, in the Bahamas on the weekend. In a statement the island’s Member of Parliament, Adrian Gibson revealed that the barge was carrying heavy machinery, cell phone towers, utility poles, bucket trucks, a crane, approximately 7 thousand gallons […]

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Building Codes To be Updated

Minister of Works Desmond Bannister made it clear in the House of Assembly yesterday that stronger building codes must be implemented in order to ensure the safety of residents. Bannister said that The Bahamas’ building codes are going to be amended as mandated by the prime minister in the wake of mass devastation from recent […]

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NEW OPPORTUNITIES IN BANKING, SAYS FORMER AG

Former Attorney General, Allyson Maynard-Gibson says there are tremendous opportunities in the financial services industry. She says, “whenever there is a crisis and we are in a state of crisis at the moment, but not just we, the world is in a state of crisis, a tremendous change and with that comes tremendous opportunities .” […]

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Davis/Hanna-Martin in Battle for PLP Leadership

Progressive Liberal Party leader Philip ‘Brave’ Davis officially announced his candidacy for the party’s leadership during a prayer breakfast on Saturday morning at the Baha Mar resort. Mr. Davis currently serves as the party’s interim leader following the resignation of former prime minister Perry Christie after the PLP’s overwhelming defeat in the May 10th general […]

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Development Bank Given Ultimatum

The government has given The Bahamas Development Bank (BDB) three years to get its financial housing in order.   Within that time frame Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest said the government intends to pull the plug on the $3million dollars it gives in support to the BDB’s bond interests.   “We want to make sure […]

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FINANCE MINISTER “RAISES RED FLAGS”, SAYS COOPER

Opposition Shadow Minister of Finance, I.Chester Cooper says the Minister of Finance, Peter Turnquest has “raised numerous red flags with his statements” on the budget deficit.   The MP for Exuma and Ragged Island in a scathing attack on Mr. Turnquest said, “having taken two months to respond to Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition’s queries on […]

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GAMING BOARD SALARIES EXCESSIVE

Tourism Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar said yesterday executives of the Bahamas Gaming Board were paid large amounts of money. Speaking in the House of Assembly on a resolution to thank the Governor General for reading the speech from the Throne, Mr. D’Aguilar  said when he came into office there were four individuals being paid in excess […]

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