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Greg Moss to form new party
Former Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) MP Greg Moss revealed yesterday that he is forming a fourth major political party that he believes would provide a viable alternative to the Free National Movement (FNM) and the PLP in the next general election....
 
 
Christie slams S&P downgrade
Prime Minister Perry Christie yesterday criticized Standard and Poor’s (S&P) downgrade of The Bahamas’ credit rating, charging that the rating agency’s “downbeat assessment of Baha Mar simply does not match up to reality”. In a communi...
 
 
Frank Smith mulling PLP chairmanship run
Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Senator Frank Smith yesterday confirmed that he is considering running for chairman of the party during its upcoming convention in November. Smith did not wish to comment any further. On Tuesday, former Cabinet minis...
 
 
Over 6,000 people on food program
Over 6,000 people are receiving food assistance from the government through its prepaid cards system, Minister of Social Services Melanie Griffin said yesterday. “As of July 31, 2015, a total of 6,232 beneficiaries were receiving food assistance b...
 
 
Convicted killer seeks sentence reduction
A convicted killer is seeking to have his sentence reduced based on a procedural mistake at his appeal. Gaswell Lockhart, 60, who has spent the past 17 years in prison, is hoping to benefit from the 2014 Privy Council decision of Dominique Moss that...
 
 
Marshall Road derelict vehicle site to be relocated
Minister of the Environment and Housing Kenred Dorsett yesterday announced the relocation of the derelict vehicle site from its current location on Marshall Road to the New Providence Landfill on Tonique Williams-Darling Highway. “It has taken lon...
 
 
PM tight-lipped on Baha Mar
Prime Minister Perry Christie yesterday refused to discuss the myriad issues surrounding Baha Mar, saying his personal opinion on the stalled $3.5 billion project has no place at this time. A decision on whether to approve the government’s request...
 
 
BEC managers’ union files trade dispute
After more than a year of what it called stalled negotiations for an industrial agreement with the Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC), the Bahamas Electrical Utility Managerial Union (BEUMU) filed a trade dispute in a bid to spur government to tak...
 
 
PLP ‘not to blame’ for crime problem
Acknowledging that several criminal elements, including illegal gun and drug use, have reached levels “which we have never seen before”, National Security Minister Dr. Bernard Nottage yesterday declared that the Christie administration is not to ...
 
 
‘Not a snowball’s chance in the sun’ Rigby becomes PLP leader, says Roberts
Raynard Rigby does not “stand a snowball’s chance” in the sun of becoming leader of the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP), party Chairman Bradley Roberts said yesterday. Rigby, himself a former chairman of the PLP, suggested on Monday that he wo...
 
 
George Smith encouraging Frank Smith to run for PLP chairman
As the Progressive Liberal Party’s (PLP) November convention nears, former Cabinet minister and member of Parliament George Smith said he is actively encouraging Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) chairman and former St. Thomas More MP Frank Smith to...
 
 
Family of man killed by police seeks answers
Relatives of a man who was shot several times by police officers in front of a family member’s residence last Sunday said yesterday that they were reeling from the loss and still searching for answers about the death. Police fatally shot Keith Jam...
 
 
Roberts: PLP the only party with plan to tackle crime
Following the backlash to Minister of National Security Dr. Bernard Nottage’s national crime address, Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Chairman Bradley Roberts yesterday claimed the PLP is still the only party with a plan to tackle crime, and challe...
 
 
Watson expresses support for FNM leadership
Former Deputy Prime Minister Frank Watson said yesterday that he fully supports the leadership of the Free National Movement (FNM) and believes it is the best party to govern the country. “I have always been candid in my utterances regarding the l...
 
 
Man fined $6k for gun possession
A computer engineer who had a 9mm pistol for his protection has been fined $6,000. Magistrate Samuel McKinney on Tuesday ordered Antonio Lubin to spend a year in prison if he fails to pay the fine. In addition to the fine, Lubin has been placed on ...
 
 
Warrant issued for accused human smuggler
A magistrate on Tuesday issued an arrest warrant for a Bahamian boat captain accused of smuggling 12 Haitians into Little Inagua last year. Magistrate Samuel McKinney was supposed to hand down his verdict in the illegal landing case of Shanado Baker...
 
 
Nottage: ‘Instruments of death’ used by gangs to destabilize country
National Security Minister Dr. Bernard Nottage yesterday said criminals are using “instruments of death to destabilize the country”, as he called on senior police officers taking part in a seminar aimed at sharpening their forensic skills to “h...
 
 
Commonwealth Bank donates back-to-school supplies to the Bahamas AIDS Foundation
For the ninth consecutive year Commonwealth Bank has committed to improving the community through education by providing thousands of students in New Providence and the Family Islands with access to school supplies, providing backpacks filled with co...
 
 
New breakfast experience in the west
Olives Meze Grill is offering a new treat to its clients in western New Providence: breakfast. “Bahamians have become more open and culturally diverse and have come to expect and appreciate good food, whether it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner,” ...
 
 
Rigby eyes PLP leadership
Former Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Chairman Raynard Rigby suggested yesterday he intends to run for leader of the PLP during its convention in November. Rigby said the country needs fresh leadership with creative ideas and a cadre of leaders who...
 
 
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