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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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“I’m Bahamian as Conch Salad,” says Minister

Amidst public speculation of possessing two passports from two different countries, Transport and Local Government Minister Frankie Campbell during his contribution in The House yesterday sought to dispel those rumors and with evidence on hand.   “While I am not at all in any way form or fashion ashamed or embarrassed of my heritage,”   […]

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SHOOTING VICTIM DIES IN HOSPITAL

Police report that a man who was shot at Ida Street on Sunday 17th September 2017, died in hospital early yesterday morning. According to reports, shortly before 6:00pm on Sunday 17th September 2017, the victim along with another male were driving in a vehicle on Ida Street, when they were approached by two male occupants […]

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BLACK WOMEN IN THE BAHAMAS ARE MORE SUSCEPTIBLE TO BREAST CANCER

Black women in the Bahamas get Breast Cancer two decades earlier and usually two stages later than most women elsewhere in the world. This statement was made Health Minister Dr. Duane Sands said outside the Cabinet office yesterday. Breast Cancer has affected thousands of women and their families in The Bahamas. As it relates to […]

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You Have Got To Be Joking!

The Clifton Review   The Clifton Review is a tri-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 […]

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Restoration Efforts Moving ‘Full Speed Ahead’

The pace towards recovery and the restoration of essential services for those Bahamian islands most impacted by Hurricane Irma is moving full speed ahead, with agencies responsible for the restoration of electricity and other essential services, providing promising updates. Prime Minister Dr. Hubert A. Minnis said the Government of The Bahamas is “committed” to restoring […]

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Henfield: Reconsider Cost of Passports

Minister of Foreign Affairs Darren Henfield suggested that the cost of obtaining a passport should be reconsidered.   During his communication in the House of Assembly yesterday, Mr. Henfield pointed out that there still seems to be an issue when it comes to the cost of passports for Bahamians.   “We must consider now the […]

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