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Minnis calls for transparency in govt’s dealings with Chinese
Free National Movement (FNM) Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis yesterday renewed calls for the government to be transparent, following The Nassau Guardian’s revelation that the government gave the green light to its embassy in Beijing, China, to further pur...
 
 
Gray: Discussion with Chinese a good discussion to have
Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources V. Alfred Gray said yesterday a discussion for the development of an agriculture and fisheries project with the Chinese would be “a good discussion to have”. “I felt as minister, it was a good thing...
 
 
AG says Ron Pinder’s reassignment not linked to marriage controversy
Attorney General Allyson Maynard-Gibson said yesterday that Ron Pinder still has the title of deputy registrar general, but acknowledged that Pinder has been “reassigned”. Maynard-Gibson also denied that the decision was connected to Pinder’s ...
 
 
Sears: China proposal has concerning implications
Former Attorney General and Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) candidate for Fort Charlotte Alfred Sears said yesterday that any proposal being considered by the government which involves fundamental changes to existing fishing policy and Crown land bei...
 
 
Festival director documented Wilchcombe’s ‘apology’
While Minister of Tourism Obie Wilchcombe has said attorney Alfred Sears must provide answers on why the main events of the Caribbean Muzik Festival (CMF) have still not happened more than a year after the government gave organizers $650,000 to help ...
 
 
PM expresses worries about state of GB’s economy following storm
Prime Minister Perry Christie yesterday expressed concerns about tourism and employment in Grand Bahama after consideration was given to keep two major hotels on the island closed for at least six months. According to Christie, both Memories Grand B...
 
 
Turnquest renews demands for transparency in hurricane relief spending
Free National Movement (FNM) Deputy Leader Peter Turnquest yesterday called on Minister of Labour Shane Gibson to give a transparent account of how relief efforts are being conducted. On Monday, Gibson accused Turnquest and the FNM of interfering wi...
 
 
Butler-Turner won’t support foreign ownership of fishing industry
Though she acknowledged the need to boost agricultural development in The Bahamas to improve food security, Long Island MP Loretta Butler-Turner said she will “strenuously object” to any foreign ownership, including joint-ownership, of The Bahama...
 
 
Govt reviewing qualifications for rebuilding assistance
National Hurricane Relief Coordinator Shane Gibson said yesterday he is seeking approval from Cabinet to increase the income qualification of Bahamians eligible for government assistance in the wake of Hurricane Matthew. Last week, Gibson indicated ...
 
 
China in $2 bil. deal proposal
The government of The Bahamas has given the green light to its embassy in Beijing, China, to further pursue a possible agriculture and fisheries partnership with the Chinese that promises to pump $2.1 billion into the Bahamian economy over 10 years, ...
 
 
Ron Pinder removed
Attorney Ron Pinder was removed as deputy registrar general the day after he held a press conference putting a lie to rumors that he had married a lesbian couple, The Nassau Guardian understands. At a press conference to lash back at such claims, Pi...
 
 
Alfred Sears hits back
Attorney Alfred Sears said in a statement last night that he expects that the comments of Minister of Tourism Obie Wilchcombe with respect to his (Sears’) involvement in the Caribbean Muzik Festival “are not motivated by more than public interest...
 
 
DNA names five more candidates
The Democratic National Alliance (DNA) yesterday ratified five more candidates for the next general election at its headquarters on East Street South. Ethric Bowe, owner of AFS Insurance Agents & Brokers Ltd., was ratified for Southern Shores. ...
 
 
Matthew’s terror lingers
HUNTERS, Grand Bahama — For many storm victims whose houses are still livable, the blue tarp coverings might remain for a while. Unemployment was already high before Hurricane Matthew pummelled the island a month ago this week. While the governme...
 
 
Smith: Wilchcombe’s hit at Sears seems political
Former Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Cabinet Minister George Smith said yesterday that Minister of Tourism Obie Wilchcombe’s call for attorney Alfred Sears to answer on why the main events of the Caribbean Muzik Festival still have not happened, ...
 
 
Hall defends voter registration process; low numbers due to ‘apathy’
Parliamentary Commissioner Sherlyn Hall yesterday refuted suggestions that low voter registration numbers are in part due to residents’ “frustration” and “uncertainty” with the voter registration process and said “whoever is pushing that ...
 
 
FNM deputy clarifies support of nat’l lottery
Explaining the Free National Movement’s (FNM) support of a national lottery despite criticizing the government for going against the results of the January 2013 gaming referendum, FNM Deputy Leader Peter Turnquest said yesterday that the issue of a...
 
 
Gibson: FNMs placing storm relief efforts in jeopardy
Minister of Labour Shane Gibson yesterday accused Free National Movement (FNM) Deputy Leader Peter Turnquest and the FNM of interfering with hurricane relief efforts and jeopardizing future donations for political gain. In a statement on Sunday, Tur...
 
 
Erroneous social media message creates chaos at Red Cross
A message that circulated on social media making false claims that the Bahamas Red Cross Society was giving away food parcels and even flatscreen TVs, appliances and furniture to anyone who wanted them, created long lines outside the organization’s...
 
 
‘Sears must answer’
Attorney Alfred Sears must provide answers on why the main events of the Caribbean Muzik Festival have still not happened more than a year after the government gave organizers $650,000 to help put it on, Minister of Tourism Obie Wilchcombe said. “...
 
 
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