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Unemployment down
The national unemployment rate declined just over one percent in the last six months, from 12.7 percent in May to 11.6 percent in October, according to the Department of Statistics. The results provide information on the labor force during the refer...
 
 
Gibson, Albury on FNM ticket
Following controversy surrounding the current MPs for Long Island, and Central and South Abaco, the Free National Movement (FNM) last night announced its candidates for those constituencies. Attorney Adrian Gibson, a Tribune columnist, will run in L...
 
 
Moncur clashes with AG in Senate
Rodney Moncur’s first contribution to debate in the Upper Chamber got off to a rocky start yesterday, with Leader of Government Business in the Senate Allyson Maynard-Gibson declaring she “will not allow the Senate to be turned into a circus” a...
 
 
Minnis: Downgrade the result of disastrous PLP policies
The most recent downgrade of The Bahamas to “junk status” by Standard & Poor’s (S&P) is the “disastrous consequence” of the Progressive Liberal Party’s inept governance and policies, said Free National Movement (FNM) Leader Dr. Hu...
 
 
Downgrade leaves McCartney afraid, concerned
Democratic National Alliance (DNA) Leader and Leader of Opposition Business in the Senate Branville McCartney said he is “afraid and concerned” after Standard and Poor’s (S&P) downgraded The Bahamas’ sovereign credit rating to sub investm...
 
 
Statistics, BPL disagree on disconnection numbers
The Department of Statistics reported that 10 percent of households, or approximately 12,000 households in The Bahamas, have no electricity “due to nonpayment of their bills” in its latest labor force survey conducted October 24-30. However, Bah...
 
 
Junk status
Standard & Poor’s (S&P), the world’s largest credit ratings agency, yesterday downgraded The Bahamas’ sovereign credit rating to sub investment-grade level, widely considered “junk status”, in a grim economic report on the country...
 
 
Moncur sworn in, defends positions
Shortly after being sworn in as senator in the Upper Chamber yesterday, community activist and talk show host Rodney Moncur confronted Tribune Deputy Chief Reporter Khrisna Virgil for questioning his position on marital rape, insisting that as a 60-y...
 
 
‘No value for money in $334,000 decorations contract’
The government did not get value for money when it awarded a $334,000 contract to a company owned by former Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Minister Neville Wisdom for Christmas decorations in Downtown Nassau, Free National Movement (FNM) Deputy Lead...
 
 
Man, 35, charged with his mother’s murder
A 35-year-old man charged in the death of his mother will undergo psychiatric testing while in custody. Prosecutors say that Tamaal Adderley, of Turnquest Avenue, Stapledon Gardens, fatally stabbed his mother, Lauramae, in their home on December 12....
 
 
Collie: Senate appointments a ‘charade’
Free National Movement (FNM) Chairman Sidney Collie yesterday referred to the recent appointment of several senators by Official Opposition Leader Loretta Butler-Turner as a “charade”, as he explained that the party is not concerned with what But...
 
 
Hunt: Moncur a decent man
Former Free National Movement (FNM) Senator Heather Hunt said yesterday although the views of newly-appointed Senator Rodney Moncur are different from “most Bahamians and most women”, those views do not disqualify him from being able to make a wo...
 
 
New senators asked to maintain Senate decorum
President of the Senate Lady Sharon Wilson yesterday cautioned senators to follow decorum in the Upper Chamber, noting that it is crucial that “we in fact conduct ourselves in the manner that we would want to see emulated, especially by the impress...
 
 
Errington ‘Bumpy’ Watkins dies at 90
Errington “Bumpy” Watkins, a former police officer who was elected to the House of Assembly and led unsuccessful efforts by Abaconians to secede from The Bahamas ahead of independence, died on Monday. He was 90. Watkins made frequent appearan...
 
 
Bel Canto Singers’ Christmastide rings in season, delights audience
Eldridge McPhee’s Bel Canto Singers Christmastide Gala is the much-anticipated Christmas season event in Nassau. On Friday, December 2, it was held for the first time ever at The Balmoral Club, followed on Sunday, December 4 by a concert-only pe...
 
 
Man, 21, remanded on armed robbery charge
A 21-year-old armed robbery suspect has been remanded to prison to await his trial. Mario Duncan, of Bimini Avenue, appeared before Magistrate Constance Delancy yesterday charged with the December 16 armed robbery of Oster Rolle. Prosecutors allege...
 
 
Veteran civil servant Alan Strachan retires
A long-serving civil servant, minister of the Gospel, husband and father recently retired from the public service with a retirement gala, where Prime Minister Perry Christie called on the younger generation to look at lives like that of Mr. A. Alan S...
 
 
Moncur in Senate
In a move that stunned many, Official Opposition Leader Loretta Butler-Turner announced late yesterday that she has selected controversial community activist and talk show host Rodney Moncur as a senator — a man who is urging Bahamians not to vote ...
 
 
Wells: Rollins selfish, inconsistent
Former Cabinet Minister Tennyson Wells yesterday criticized Fort Charlotte MP Dr. Andre Rollins because of his “inconsistency and selfishness” which he believes will cause the MP his respect and his seat in Parliament. During an interview with T...
 
 
NCTUB president slams ‘hypocrisy’ over hotel job losses
National Congress of Trade Unions of The Bahamas (NCTUB) President Bernard Evans yesterday called the claims by Labour Minister Shane Gibson against the hotel union regarding job losses at the One&Only Ocean Club on Paradise Island, “hypocrisy...
 
 
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