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Pintard refuses to back down
Free National Movement (FNM) Chairman Michael Pintard is refusing to back down in the face of demands from attorneys representing Prime Minister Perry Christie, who alleges that Pintard defamed him in a recent press release relating to the arrest on ...
 
 
FNM calls Urban Renewal co-chairs response to report ‘despicable’
The Free National Movement (FNM) yesterday called on Urban Renewal Commission Co-Chairs Cynthia “Mother” Pratt and Algernon Allen to apologize over their “wicked and unfair personal attack” on the auditor general, adding that their comments...
 
 
PAC to advise speaker of subpoenas
The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) will present a letter to Speaker of the House of Assembly Dr. Kendal Major this week notifying him that it intends to subpoena Urban Renewal Co-Chairs Algernon Allen and Cynthia “Mother” Pratt, The Nassau Guard...
 
 
Nearly 200 migrants picked up in last week
With nearly 200 undocumented Haitian migrants apprehended in the last week, Foreign Affairs and Immigration Minister Fred Mitchell said yesterday The Bahamas is dealing with a “deluge of illegal migrants”. “I wanted to inform the public that w...
 
 
Miller: BEC signs $8 million contract to rent generators
The Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC) has signed an $8 million contract with Aggreko to provide an additional 40 megawatts of power over the next nine months, according to BEC Executive Chairman Leslie Miller. The corporation engaged Aggreko, th...
 
 
Court stenographers await promotion exercise
After a 10-year-long wait, 18 stenographers are still waiting on promotions. Bahamas Public Service Union (BPSU) President John Pinder said, “It is my information that there was some hold up regarding the new career path. A number of them have bee...
 
 
Johnny Kemp found dead
Bahamian entertainer and music legend Johnny Kemp is dead. He was 55. Kemp, who had hits such as ‘Just Got Paid’, ‘Just Another Lover’ and ‘Birthday Suit’, died in Jamaica, his family said. He died sometime between April 15 and 16, a st...
 
 
PLP to hold convention after Baha Mar opening
Progressive Liberal Party Chairman Bradley Roberts said the party still intends to hold a convention this year and will do so as soon as Baha Mar opens its doors. Roberts told The Guardian on Thursday that his team had just met to discuss the conven...
 
 
Robbers pose as BEC workers
Two armed men posing as employees of the Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC) robbed a woman outside her home on Thursday, police said. According to police, the woman was at her home on Constitution Drive, off Farrington Road, when two gunmen robbe...
 
 
AG says bail for murder is no death sentence
Attorney General Allyson Maynard-Gibson said she does not believe that granting bail to murder suspects is a “death sentence”. Maynard-Gibson was referring to the recent spate of murders involving young men recently released on bail. In most of...
 
 
Chipman: Speaker requested funds from govt for BAMSI public hearings
Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Chairman Hubert Chipman said it is "troubling" that the House of Assembly cannot finance public hearings of the PAC’s planned probe of the Bahamas Agriculture Marine Resources and Science Institute (BAMSI). Chipman...
 
 
Man shot by police
Police shot a man in his leg after he pointed a handgun at them during a high-speed chase on Carmichael Road on Thursday, police reported. According to reports, police were on patrol around 11 a.m. when they observed a green 1998 Mitsubishi Lancer d...
 
 
Govt to address audit concerns
The government intends to “dispassionately” examine the auditor general’s report into the Urban Renewal Programme and address those weaknesses identified in the program, Minister of State for Finance Michael Halkitis said. “What we seek to d...
 
 
Chipman ‘shocked’ by attack on auditor general
Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Chairman Hubert Chipman said he was "shocked" by the "unfair", personal attack that the co-chairs of the Urban Renewal Commission launched on the auditor general. Chipman said Auditor General Terrance Bastian did his ...
 
 
Exuma straw vendors ‘devastated’ by fire
Exuma MP Anthony Moss said vendors on the island are “devastated” after a fire destroyed the straw market in George Town on Wednesday night. Moss said the loss is a real blow for vendors and their families with the National Family Island Regatta...
 
 
Flowers pushes to void conviction
Numbers boss Craig Flowers’ 2011 conviction was voided by subsequent legislation which legitimized web shop gaming, attorney Alfred Sears, QC, argued in the Court of Appeal yesterday. Flowers was given the option of paying $10,000 in fines to avoi...
 
 
Bell and Bethel clash in Senate
Free National Movement (FNM) Senator Carl Bethel yesterday accused Minister of State for National Security Keith Bell of attempting to create a “Nazi, South African, apartheid state” after Bell suggested people in The Bahamas be required by law t...
 
 
Our Lady’s Catholic Primary School transformed to special needs center
The government spent more than $2.2 million transforming the former Our Lady’s Catholic Primary School into a special needs education center, Education Minister Jerome Fitzgerald said yesterday. While the school opened its doors to students in Jan...
 
 
DPM takes issue with National Review; admits he has not seen survey results
The government has reached out to the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to get an “understanding” of a recent Latin American Public Opinion Project (LAPOP) survey which revealed that more than 45 percent of Bahamians surveyed said they would ...
 
 
Man accused of assault on video denied bail
A magistrate on Thursday refused bail for Brent McPhee, who is accused of assaulting another man with a knife and threatening to kill him. Police arrested McPhee, 27, of Oleander Street, after a cell phone recording of an assault went viral on socia...
 
 
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