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‘Anti-corruption efforts will improve country’s reputation’
Minister of Foreign Affairs Darren Henfield yesterday dismissed Opposition Leader Philip Brave Davis’ concerns about The Bahamas’ reputation following the arrests and subsequent arraignments of three former Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) parliam...
 
 
Lloyd: PLP govt gave select group school contracts
Repairs have not begun on a third of public schools that are in need of such work, according to Education Minister Jeff Lloyd. However, the minister assured that all repairs will be completed on time for the start of the new school year. He said a ...
 
 
Maynard defends PowerSecure
Bahamas Electrical Workers Union (BEWU) President Paul Maynard said yesterday PowerSecure, the U.S. company that manages Bahamas Power and Light (BPL), was deserving of the $1.1 million performance bonus it was awarded by the Christie administration....
 
 
Major insists carnival spending justified
Former Assistant Commissioner of Police Paul Thompson’s suggestion that the Bahamas National Festival Commission (BNFC) has questions to answer over its spending on the three Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival events in the last three years is not supported...
 
 
Mitchell: Public service verification exercise farcical
Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Senator Fred Mitchell yesterday called on the government to rethink its “farcical” employee verification exercise. Mitchell said it is “ridiculous and laughable” to expect Governor General Dame Marguerite Pind...
 
 
Tough life for mother of seven on unemployment line
Tredia Johnson has not had a job in four years. Johnson, a 32-year-old mother of seven, admitted that some nights she has to go to bed hungry because she doesn’t have enough money. “As long as I make sure my children eat, I don’t mind going h...
 
 
Great Commission Ministries calls for help
Great Commission Ministries (GCM) has been “stagnant” for over two years and has been seeing a decline in donations for over a decade, its management team has said.The non-profit organization, which provides food and shelter for the poor, is in d...
 
 
BPL CEO says bonus justified
Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) CEO Pamela Hill insisted yesterday that PowerSecure was deserving of the $1.1 million performance bonus it was awarded by the Christie administration because under BPL there has been an increase in reliable power. “We...
 
 
Death threats against ministers are real
Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis, Attorney General Carl Bethel, Minister of National Security Marvin Dames and Minister of Legal Affairs Elsworth Johnson have received death threats, The Nassau Guardian can confirm. They have reportedly received ext...
 
 
Minnis pledges to take politics out of public service
Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis yesterday pledged to take “politics out the public service” and warned his Cabinet and parliamentary colleagues that their job is to shape policy and not politically micro-manage their respective ministries and de...
 
 
More tourism jobs to go
Minister of Tourism Dionisio D’Aguilar revealed yesterday that more job cuts are to be made in the Ministry of Tourism. Though he did not say when the cuts will come, or how many people will go, D’Aguilar assured the cuts won’t be severe. “...
 
 
Govt employee verification process ‘going well’
As hundreds of civil servants lined up at government employee verification centers yesterday, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest said despite a few “kinks” the government is satisfied with the process thus far. Turnque...
 
 
Sentencing hearing for man who killed coach
A man who admitted killing banker and volleyball coach Devince Smith over an alleged unwanted sexual advance deserves leniency, according to his lawyer. At a sentencing hearing for Lamar Albury before Senior Justice Vera Watkins yesterday, attorney ...
 
 
Crown drops murder charge
The prosecution yesterday discontinued a murder charge against Edlin Severe, one week after a jury was empaneled to determine his guilt or innocence. The move followed days of legal discussions in the absence of the 12-member jury. As Severe was no...
 
 
Parker-Edgecombe: ZNS, BIS won’t serve ‘propaganda’
Parliamentary Secretary for Information and Communication in the Office of the Prime Minister Pakesia Parker-Edgecombe assured yesterday that neither the Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas nor Bahamas Information Services will be used for propag...
 
 
Survey of Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park conducted
A team of scientists recently completed the Bahamas National Trust’s (BNT) annual survey of the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park. The team assessed the health and biodiversity of reefs, mangroves and seagrass beds at 10 sites within the park and two o...
 
 
Almost $20 mil. for capital development of constituencies over next five years
The government of The Bahamas will inject almost $20 million into the capital development of the 39 constituencies throughout the Commonwealth of The Bahamas over the next five years through its Constituency Capital Grant Programme. The Constituency...
 
 
Heavy rain and thunderstorms expected today and tomorrow
The Department of Meteorology today warned that a weather system over Central Bahamas could trigger pockets of heavy rain and thunderstorms over parts of Central and Northwest Bahamas tonight and tomorrow, resulting in possible flooding in low-lying ...
 
 
‘Govt won’t be intimidated’
While he did not speak directly to a claim that hit men have been hired to bump off several government officials, including the prime minister, in an attempt to stop the government’s “anti-corruption crusade”, National Security Minister Marvin ...
 
 
Abuse alleged in BAIC case
Attorney Wayne Munroe has written to Attorney General Carl Bethel charging that the arrest and detention of former Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation (BAIC) Executive Chairman Dion Smith and eight BAIC employees were “unreasonable, wit...
 
 
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