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Gender Not A Hurdle In Leadership Bid, Says Hanna-Martin

Amid sexist rhetoric surrounding her bid to become the first female leader of the Progressive Liberal Party, Englerston MP Glenys Hanna- Martin says she does not think her gender has been a major hurdle during her campaign for the post. Appearing as a guest on the Love 97 radio program “On Point,” Mrs. Hanna-Martin refuted […]

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Phase Two of Potter’s Cay Redevelopment to Begin

Commenced under the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) administration, the $3-million-dollar Potter’s Cay Redevelopment project is moving into the second phase.   Speaking with the Bahama Journal yesterday to give an update on the project was Assistant Port Controller Craig Curtis who said phase two is in a waiting stage   “The monies for the completion […]

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Minister of Agriculture Challenges Students

Recognizing World Food Day with an official opening ceremony at the Kendal Issacs Gymnasium yesterday, Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources, Renward Wells challenged the students of various schools attending the special exhibition to become more involved in agriculture and marine resources ventures, as he wants to rebuild and repair the agricultural infrastructure. Addressing the […]

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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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BAHAMASAIR SET TO LOOSE $ 22MIL

Tourism Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar said Bahamasair is projected to lose over $22 million this year. In his address to the House of Assembly on Wednesday, Mr. D’Aguilar said this loss is due to a $1.9 million increase in training cost for pilots to learn how to fly the five new ATRS which cost $120 million […]

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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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