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Dorsett remanded
Former Environment Minister Kenred Dorsett, whose party was swept out of office amidst allegations of corruption, was yesterday remanded to prison after being charged with bribery, extortion and misconduct in public office. Dorsett, 46, who served i...
 
 
PLP pledges to support Dorsett
Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Leader Philip Brave Davis charged yesterday that the PLP is “not a corrupt party” nor does it “support corruption” and urged party members to “remain strong” in light of former PLP minister Kenred Dorsett b...
 
 
Halkitis: Conscience is clear
Former Minister of State for Finance Michael Halkitis yesterday shared on his Facebook page that “there is no pillow so soft as a clear conscience”. Halkitis did not indicate what the post was in relation to. It was posted around the same time ...
 
 
Police: No evidence of wrongdoing in BAIC matter
Assistant Commissioner of Police Paul Rolle said last night police have wrapped up their investigation into the theft probe at The Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation (BAIC) and have found no evidence of wrongdoing. In May, former BAIC C...
 
 
FNM: Moody’s duped by PLP
Referring to international credit ratings agency Moody’s recent decision to place The Bahamas’ Baa3 credit rating on review for downgrade, the Free National Movement (FNM) yesterday said the “unholy mess the country now finds itself in can only...
 
 
Davis said Pointe rethought drawings never submitted
Opposition Leader Philip Brave Davis said yesterday that during his time as minister of works, as far as he knew, The Pointe, never submitted its complete drawings for approvals in order to commence work on the site. Davis’ comments follow revelat...
 
 
BPL addressing power outages in Abaco
Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) has advised its customers in Abaco that it is “working constantly” to resolve issues responsible for the recent periods of supply interruption throughout the island and several cays. In a press statement released ye...
 
 
Man convicted of manslaughter in club shooting
A man was found guilty Wednesday night of manslaughter for the fatal shooting of a man at a nightclub. Emmanuel Rolle, 27, was caught on camera returning to the G-Spot Night Club on Fire Trail Road with a gun drawn after he was attacked by members o...
 
 
Dorsett charged with extortion and bribery
Former Minister of the Environment Kenred Dorsett was charged in a Magistrate’s Court today with extorting $120,000 from Johnathan Ash.  Dorsett was also charged with accepting bribes in the same amount. He was charged with four counts of ex...
 
 
Dorsett arrested
Former Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Minister Kenred Dorsett was arrested and charged by police with bribery yesterday, his attorney Wayne Munroe confirmed last night. Munroe said the allegation made against Dorsett is that he received “between ...
 
 
$1.5 mil. PLP debt
The Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) has a post-election debt of $1.5 million, The Nassau Guardian can confirm. The revelation was made during a recent meeting of the party’s leadership council. During that meeting, there was no reporting on how m...
 
 
Gibson expected back as Gaming Board chairman
Former MP Kenyatta Gibson is expected to be appointed chairman of the Gaming Board, The Nassau Guardian understands. The Gaming Board is also expected to conduct an audit to determine the financial dealings of the agency. Shortly after the new Cabi...
 
 
Turnquest: Growth strategy underway
The government’s overall growth strategy is underway, charged Deputy Prime Minister Peter Turnquest yesterday in response to the Progressive Liberal Party’s call for the government to develop an economic plan for the country. Exumas and Ragged I...
 
 
Coalition pushes for Anti-Corruption Task Force
A coalition of civil society and private industry groups is urging the government to establish an Anti-Corruption Task Force (ACT) in its efforts to establish a culture of transparency and accountability and combat corruption. The call is being made...
 
 
BICA responds to Moody’s, urges govt to improve financial reporting
The narrative of the Bahamas credit rating action by Moody’s Investors Service highlights the urgent requirement for improved credibility in financial reporting, the Bahamas Institute of Chartered Accountants (BICA) said in a statement last night. ...
 
 
Alleged ammo dealer remanded
An alleged ammunition dealer was yesterday remanded to prison. Silas Thompson, 33, of Joe Farrington Road, appeared before Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt regarding the seizure of almost 1,000 rounds of ammunition of diverse calibers on June ...
 
 
The Pointe in limbo
The Pointe is currently in limbo as it continues to await the appropriate regulatory approval to begin phase two of the project, said The Point’s Director of Communications Kendeno Knowles yesterday. There is currently no work going on at the site...
 
 
Zonta Club of New Providence raises $10K for Ranfurly Homes
The Zonta Club of New Providence (ZCNP) recently raised and donated $10,000 to assist in the construction of the country’s first transition home at the Ranfurly Homes for Children. The donation was part of the proceeds from Zonta’s “Tapas N Ja...
 
 
Cooper: FNM needs growth strategy
Exumas and Ragged Island MP Chester Cooper yesterday called on the Minnis administration to hold off on borrowing an anticipated $320 million-plus for deficit spending this fiscal year and formulate a strategy to get the economy growing again, rather...
 
 
PM to give national address next week
Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis will deliver his first national address next week, said Press Secretary Anthony “Ace” Newbold yesterday. “Many of the questions you may have with respect to the way forward will be answered in that presentation...
 
 
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