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EDITORIAL: A little more substance please, Dr Minnis

LAST night was the second of Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis’ national addresses – and while we welcome any increase in communication from the government, we do wish there was more substance to what he had to say.

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Minnis: Disney has outstanding record

DISNEY has an “outstanding environmental record” Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis said yesterday, as he doubled down on his defence of the multi-million-dollar cruise facility proposed for South Eleuthera.

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FACE TO FACE: A life lived helping us all learn

Why is it that all librarians are similar in personality? I am not referring to the misconception of a fussy old person who hates noise. I am talking about the trend of librarians being level-headed, helpful, resourceful, friendly people with a quiet spirit and gentle demeanour. Dorcas Bowler is the epitome of that description.

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Six in court over murder charges

SIX people, including a woman and a teenage boy, were arraigned in the Freeport Magistrate’s Court yesterday in connection with the death of a man found last week with multiple bodily injuries in the Freeport area.

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Don’t be swayed by fake news, warns commissioner

THE Royal Bahamas Police Force is “functioning quite well,” according to Commissioner of Police Anthony Ferguson who yesterday downplayed pre-retirement leave of eight senior officers in recent weeks and speculation about his own future.

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Ferguson not worried by pace of Oban investigation

COMMISSIONER of Police Anthony Ferguson yesterday took issue with those criticising the pace of his force’s near year-long investigation into the disappearance of an Oban Energies file.

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Shameful: Deal is essentially a giveaway, slams Hanna Martin

THE Minnis administration negotiated miserably on behalf of Bahamians, producing a “shameful” deal, Englerston MP Glenys Hanna Martin has said as she slammed the Disney Island Development agreement for South Eleuthera.

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Three face murder charges

POLICE claim that three men in their early twenties are the perpetrators behind two separate fatal shooting incidents in both the Fox Hill and Nassau Village communities, footage of which has since gone viral on social media.

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Wells commits to FNM and tells PM: I go where you go

TRANSPORT and Local Government Minister Renward Wells yesterday reaffirmed his unwavering support for the Free National Movement and defended the party against critics by reiterating its commitment to transparency.

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PM promises crime crackdown and warns criminals: WE WON’T STOP

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis has warned criminals that they will be relentlessly tracked down and brought to justice, but failed to unveil new plans that haven’t already been publicised to aid the war on crime.

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Higgs wins appeal against drugs ban

Bahamian national soccer  player Jared Higgs has won his appeal to the Court of Arbitration in Switzerland against the Bahamas Football Association’s four-year ban for an alleged doping violation.

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GB Power Company declares ‘bogus device’ amnesty

GRAND Bahama Power Company has put in place an emergency remediation programme for all customers who purchased a “fake” energy saving device which is at the centre of a police investigation into a complaint filed by the company over alleged electricity theft.

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Decision imminent on Lucayan deal

The Grand Lucayan's chairman yesterday confirmed a preferred bidder for the resort is likely to be announced this week with the Board set to submit its recommendations imminently.

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Two more killed in late night accidents

POLICE are investigating two separate traffic accidents that left two men dead and another man in hospital.

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Activists slam GB Power over ‘strong arm tactics’

Activists have accused Grand Bahama Power Company of employing “strong arm tactics” to force customers to settle the “fake energy savings devices” controversy on its terms.

Public art plan to help revitalise Downtown Nassau

WITH a view to support Bahamian cultural development, the government is launching a public art and murals programme, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis announced last night.

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‘Shockingly serious’ attack at Arawak Cay

23-POLICE are investigating the “shockingly serious” attack of a 23-year-old immigration officer attending a private music event at Arawak Cay on Sunday.

Figures reveal level of sexual assaults on cruise ships

ALLEGED sexual assault remains the most reported criminal activity on board cruise ships according to international year-end statistics.

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Four-month delay for theft appeal

FORMER College of the Bahamas employee Chimeka Gibbs’ appeal of her conviction for stealing $700,000 from the tertiary institution over a seven-year period was put off by almost four months yesterday due to an issue with the trial transcripts.

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PETER YOUNG: Is this the end game? God knows how it’s going to play out

While it is essential to vary the content of this column, the massively controversial issue of Brexit is reaching a climax so this is a follow-up to last week’s report on the subject.


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