A MAN was shot dead in the Wilton Street area of Nassau on Thursday night, police have reported
Thursday, June 30, 2016
The Prime Minister yesterday said he was targeting a ‘top 50’ ranking for the Bahamas in the World Bank’s ‘ease of doing business’ index within five years, arguing that its current 106th spot does not reflect its capabilities and potential.
Yet again, the Free National Movement (FNM) is engaging in politically cannibalistic behaviour that would see delegates once more flying from the Family Islands to New Providence to select a leader less than two years after re-electing Dr Hubert Minnis to the party’s top post.
LONG Island MP Loretta Butler-Turner has declared that she and running mate Senator Dr Duane Sands will make the “strongest team” to not only contest the top two leadership posts of the FNM, but to turn the country around.
PRIME Minister Perry Christie said yesterday the country had “reached the level of sophistication” that warrants public debates among persons vying for public office, hinting that he would be open to such a move.
FOREIGN Affairs and Immigration Minister Fred Mitchell said yesterday that the Passport Office is experiencing the “summer from hell” as he announced delays of more than 12 weeks for e-passports.
A 48-year-old father of three was found hanging from the ceiling of a wooden shed attached to his Hillside Estates home early yesterday morning.
SUPREME Court Justice Ian Winder yesterday dismissed a petition Sarkis Izmirlian’s Granite Ventures filed as part of its process to get the Supreme Court to require Baha Mar’s Deloitte & Touche receivership team to surrender control of a $192m legal claim the company has against China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC).
BAMBOO Town MP Renward Wells went on the defensive yesterday, criticising Central Grand Bahama MP Neko Grant as disrespectful for his comments that criticised his performance during the 2016/2017 budget debate.
THE fanfare of the draft and introduction to his new team have subsided, now the next step on the NBA journey for Buddy Hield will be the proving ground for all rookies and players still in search of a roster spot.
As the premier swimming meet in the region got underway yesterday, Prime Minister Perry Christie used the platform to discuss the local infrastructural improvements as key to the sport’s development.
THE Stingers Basketball Youth Association is into the 9th edition of their annual summer basketball camp.
SO, who will make up Team Bahamas for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 5-21?
SINCE we last spoke star free agent Kevin Durant jilted my Los Angeles Lakers.
THE headlines in the British press following last week’s referendum on the nation’s relationship with the European Union (EU) said it all.
FOREIGN Affairs Minister Fred Mitchell said yesterday while there will “likely” be an impact for The Bahamas and the Caribbean of Britain’s vote to exit the European Union, it is “too early to say” what that impact will be.
THE Raising Awareness Bahamas Landfill (RABL) group is organising a Facebook photo contest on Sunday - “International Bag Free Day” - to raise awareness of the dangers and negative environmental impacts of plastic bags usage.
MEMBERS of the National Health Insurance Secretariat went to South Africa in mid-June to observe and evaluate best practices for the implementation of universal health coverage in The Bahamas.
ON the anniversary of the Baha Mar bankruptcy filing, Free National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis declared that “there is no opening in sight” for the resort as he criticised the government for offering “empty rhetoric and broken promises”.