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Butler-Turner: No regrets
A week after her defeat by Free National Movement (FNM) candidate Adrian Gibson in Long Island, former opposition leader Loretta Butler-Turner said she has no regrets about anything she has done in her political career. Gibson, a political newcomer,...
 
 
Parliamentary privilege appeal in limbo
The change in government could signal the end of an appeal against a judge’s landmark ruling on the boundaries of parliamentary privilege. The defeated PLP administration had appealed last year’s ruling by Justice Indra Charles that former Educa...
 
 
Former PM retires
Former Prime Minister Perry Christie resigned as leader of the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) last night at a PLP National General Council (NGC) meeting and said he takes full responsibility for the PLP’s crushing defeat at the polls in last week...
 
 
Minnis warns ministers
Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis yesterday sent a stern warning to his ministers after the remainder of his Cabinet was sworn in, promising they would be immediately fired if he caught wind of any of them being involved in anything unethical. “I w...
 
 
New Cabinet a mix of new and old
Several FNMs who were previously ensnared by controversy have been appointed to the Cabinet, insisting that those matters are long behind them and they are focused on working with Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis to address critical issues facing The...
 
 
Former govt approved energy deal
Among its final acts as the Government of The Bahamas, Prime Minister Perry Christie revealed last night that his Cabinet approved a natural gas energy deal with a company days before the general election. Christie said if followed through the agree...
 
 
Roberts: Now is not the time for blame
Following an unprecedented rejection of the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) at the polls last week, PLP Chairman Bradley Roberts encouraged PLPs last night that now is not the time to cast blame, make excuses or overanalyze, but to learn “some very...
 
 
Minnis promises new hospital wing
Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis promised to build a new child health and maternity ward as he gave his first proclamation as prime minister at Princess Margaret Hospital yesterday afternoon. During his first tour of the hospital as the nation’s l...
 
 
Sands vows to keep NHI
New Health Minister Dr. Duane Sands yesterday vowed to keep the many promises he and Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis made leading up to the 2017 general election regarding healthcare and healthcare facilities in The Bahamas. During an interview wit...
 
 
Sands: Many PLPs to blame for party’s loss
Last Wednesday, the Free National Movement (FNM) won 35 of the 39 available seats in Parliament, leaving the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) with only four seats in an historic win. During an interview with The Nassau Guardian yesterday, Health Mini...
 
 
Jamaican sentenced in drug seizure
A Jamaican man, who claimed he was in a dispute with gang members in his country, was yesterday jailed for four years after pleading guilty to charges of marijuana importation and drug possession with intent to supply. Fabian Bacchas, 44, of Montego...
 
 
Son fined for drugs found in mother’s house
A 50-year-old woman who spent Mother’s Day in prison was yesterday acquitted of drug possession with intent to supply charges after the prosecution withdrew the charge against her. But Deputy Chief Magistrate Andrew Forbes warned Valerie Johnson-B...
 
 
Cabinet Ministers Sworn In
Fourteen men and one woman took the oath of office today during a ceremony at Government House, bringing an end to speculation over who would make up the new Cabinet. During the ceremony that took just over an hour, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minni...
 
 
Cabinet to be revealed today
The remaining 13 members of the Cabinet of Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis are set to be sworn in at Government House today at 5 p.m. While the list of ministers was not formally revealed yesterday, The Nassau Guardian understands that Dr. Duane Sa...
 
 
A look to PLP’s future as Christie’s exit anticipated
After remaining out of public view since suffering a blistering defeat at the polls last Wednesday, former Prime Minister Perry Christie is expected to announce his retirement from politics at a meeting of the Progressive Liberal Party’s (PLP) Nati...
 
 
Mitchell: FNM win not the second coming
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration Fred Mitchell charged yesterday that there was nothing “revolutionary” about the Free National Movement’s general election victory and insisted that the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) must mov...
 
 
87 percent voter turnout
Eighty-seven percent of registered voters cast their ballots in last week’s election, statistics from the Parliamentary Registration Department reveal. Officials reported that 159,910 votes were cast. More than 184,000 people were registered to vo...
 
 
DNA performed much worse than in 2012
The Democratic National Alliance (DNA) received an estimated 4.7 percent of the vote in Wednesday’s general election — just over half the support it received in the 2012 election, according to statics from the Parliamentary Registration Departm...
 
 
75 migrants captured off Eleuthera
Royal Bahamas Defence Force officers apprehended 75 suspected undocumented Haitian nationals off Cape Eleuthera early Saturday, immigration officials said. They also found the body of a man suspected to be a part of the group. A sloop was seen drop...
 
 
Man dies following car chase and shootout with officers
A car chase and shootout on Saturday morning involving police officers and a Honda occupied by several men ended when the Honda crashed and burst into flames, police said. One of the suspects died in hospital on Saturday. Police did not say wheth...
 
 
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