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Minnis wants legal probe on dropped hurricane insurance
The attorney general and the minister of legal affairs have been asked to review the former government’s decision to opt out of its Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) policy, which resulted in the loss of relief payouts of more t...
 
 
BTC, Aliv shares to be sold to Bahamians
Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis yesterday said shares in telecommunications providers Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) and Aliv will be sold to Bahamians and the funds collected will be used to pay off the country’s historically high natio...
 
 
Independent board to review citizenship applications
In a bid to remove the possibility of corruption in the granting of citizenship, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis said he has instructed the minister of immigration to bring legislation for the establishment of an independent board to review such app...
 
 
Customs to be relocated from damaged warehouse
The repairs to the Bahamas Customs warehouse near Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) that was ransacked last week will cost the government $3 million, said Press Secretary Anthony Newbold yesterday. Newbold said the warehouse needs to be r...
 
 
Lloyd supports Bannister’s call for action
As he expressed his support for the attorney general to commence legal action against public figures who stand accused of abusing their legal authority, Education Minister Jeffrey Lloyd yesterday declared that no one should be given a pass. “There...
 
 
$6 mil. school contract awarded despite ministry’s warning
The Christie administration approved a $6.5 million contract for a primary school in Lowe Sound, Andros to “well-known supporters”, despite advice from professionals at the Ministry of Public Works that they had no confidence in the contractors...
 
 
Dames: Police considering corruption investigation unit
Due to the “growing” number of accusations of wrongdoing lodged against public figures, National Security Minister Marvin Dames yesterday said the police force is considering establishing a unit to exclusively investigate such claims. Dames, who...
 
 
Tourist rape case goes to jury
Two men accused of the rape of an American tourist when she was a minor will learn their fate today. Dino Bethel, a former employee at Comfort Suites, and his friend Parron Knowles have denied a charge of unlawful sexual intercourse with the 15-year...
 
 
American accused of rape given bail
A foreign national accused of the rape of a 27-year-old woman has been freed on $7,500 cash bail, The Nassau Guardian has learned. Steve Resnick, 46, of Newark, Delaware, was remanded to the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services on June 14 aft...
 
 
Suspect charged in Shavargo McPhee murder
Police on Tuesday charged a 20-year-old man with killing a murder suspect on bail and attempting to kill another man. Tafari Thompson, of Malcolm Road, appeared before Deputy Chief Magistrate Andrew Forbes charged with the murder of Shavargo McPhee ...
 
 
‘Free for all under PLP’
Minister of Public Works Desmond Bannister last night asked the attorney general to consider whether legal action should be taken against members of the former Christie Cabinet for abusing their legal authority with regard to money used at the Bahama...
 
 
Police to take action on BPL theft
Minister of Public Works Desmond Bannister said last night that some action has already been taken in relation to millions of dollars stolen from Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) and more action is forthcoming. “Mr. Speaker, prior to the election, Ba...
 
 
Davis defends LPIA tenant
Opposition Leader Philip Brave Davis yesterday defended the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) tenant at the heart of the controversy surrounding whether the former board of the Nassau Airport Development (NAD) Company acted properly when i...
 
 
D’Aguilar stands by NAD statements
Tourism Minister Dionsio D’Aguilar said yesterday that he stands by his statement in the House of Assembly that the board of the Nassau Airport Development (NAD) Company was summarily dismissed for “acting improperly”, despite documentation pro...
 
 
Davis: Consultant brought value to country
Opposition Leader Philip Brave Davis insisted yesterday that cultural consultant Ian Poitier delivered “exceptional value to the country”. Davis released a statement defending Poitier and the Christie administration’s decision to engage him. ...
 
 
Davis: Budget offers no relief for ordinary people
Opposition Leader Philip Brave Davis charged yesterday that the 2017/2018 budget is “steeped” with financial benefits for families, other loved ones and friends of those in government, but is oppressive for the poor people in The Bahamas. “Whe...
 
 
Carnival will be privatized; more resources for Junkanoo
The government will facilitate the privatization of carnival while providing more incentives for Junkanoo, including an increase in its subvention and the granting of land for a Junkanoo village, Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Michael Pintard ...
 
 
$44,000 per month for non-executed cleaning contract
Health Minister Dr. Duane Sands revealed yesterday that the Ministry of Health has been paying just over $44,000 a month in “good faith” for the monthly cleaning of the Abaco clinic, even though the contractual agreement between the government an...
 
 
Overseer: Nine Cubans tried to escape
Overseer of the Carmichael Road Detention Centre Superintendent Peter Joseph said yesterday at least nine detainees tried to escape from the detention center the same morning three Cuban men fled the facility. During an interview with The Nassau Gua...
 
 
Consultant strikes back
The cultural consultant at the heart of what many considered to be stunning revelations made in Parliament last Thursday by Minister of Tourism Dionisio D’Aguilar has fired back in a lengthy statement, rejecting the assertion that he was paid “ou...
 
 
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