Tuesday, 28th March, 2017.
A POLICE car was severely damaged after being in collision with two other vehicles on East Street, Nassau, on Tuesday afternoon.
DAYS after being exposed by Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Chairman Bradley Roberts for his failure to settle a 15-year tax debt of $9,500 to the Department of Customs, Free National Movement (FNM) North Eleuthera candidate Howard “Rickey” Mackey has followed through on promises to pay the debt yesterday.
PRIME Minister Perry Christie yesterday denied that the acquisition of more than 400 acres of land for the people of Moore’s Island was a “political move”, despite the tabling the resolution weeks before the general election.
CARRIAGE operators in New Providence have dismissed concerns raised over the treatment of surrey horses around the country, claiming that improvements in sector regulations have ensured that best practices are adhered to.
THE Christie administration is “fully on track” to honouring its commitment to push for the release of the sealed Supreme Court Baha Mar documents before the scheduled April soft opening of the beleaguered West Bay Street mega resort, Attorney General Allyson Maynard-Gibson said yesterday.
REGISTER to vote was the consistent message uttered by Prime Minister Perry Christie and incumbent parliamentarians to hundreds of supporters at the Progressive Liberal Party’s (PLP) regional branch meeting last night.
SEVERAL people have attempted to gain two voter’s cards by registering twice at different locations, Parliamentary Commissioner Sherlyn Hall said yesterday, adding that police officers have been called about at least one case.
A Cabinet Minister yesterday said the Government was planning to issue a structured tender, seeking proposals to manage and remediate the New Providence landfill, “as soon as possible”.
Tourism will be the dominant driver of Bahamian jobs and GDP “for mine and the next generation”, a senior Baha Mar executive predicted yesterday, with international forecasts potentially under-estimating the project’s jobs impact.
CLICO (Bahamas) liquidator has again warned that he will have to terminate all the insolvent insurer’s medical policies unless the portfolio can be “immediately” transferred to its proposed new underwriter.
National Health Insurance’s (NHI) assistant project director yesterday said the number of doctors registering to provide services was “not huge but reasonable”, amid ongoing ‘care quality’ concerns surrounding the scheme.
The Chamber’s chairman yesterday said agreed changes to the labour law reforms “seem to have held”, as numerous draft Bills were circulated between the Government, private sector and trade unions in a bid to conclude the controversial exercise.
IN HIS last formal communication at Parliament this term, House Speaker Dr Kendal Major yesterday called on whoever forms the new government and opposition to “prioritise” the deepening of the country’s democracy to spark a greater level of trust from Bahamians.
BAHAMIANS deserve better.
THE country is poised to set yet another record for the number of murders, yet the “You Know Whos” remain silent.
I again find myself pressed to share my thoughts on yet another both stressful and poorly thought out issue presented by those who would again wish to govern us.
WHILE the increased collaboration between the Royal Bahamas Defence Force and police has netted results for law enforcement, one marine has warned that the strategy could not become the final solution to the nation’s violent crime ills.
AFTER a fire devastated a Haitian shantytown west of Fire Trail Road and left some residents homeless last week, Aliv teamed up with local activist and radio personality Louby Georges to help bring some comfort to the community.
MINISTER of State for National Security Keith Bell said efforts are being made “to construct proper housing with proper facilities” for the displaced families of last week’s shanty town fire in central New Providence.