OPPOSITION Leader Dr Hubert Minnis questioned yesterday whether a “gag order” was put on Prime Minister Perry Christie by the “higher ups” in the Progressive Liberal party for allegedly embarrassing the organization.
THE DNA has hit out at continuing delays over the opening of the Marsh Harbour International Airport, saying it highlighted government incompetence.
THE lack of a public education campaign could be blamed for delays in any expected changes to the country’s constitution, a senior Cabinet Minister has confirmed.
BAHAMIAN workers would face grave reductions in take-home pay if a payroll tax were implemented instead of a Value Added Tax (VAT), the three leading government voices in financial affairs, including the Prime Minister, agreed.
FNM DEPUTY leader Loretta Butler-Turner yesterday criticised the Christie administration for failing to table in Parliament regulations to legalise and tax web shops in the country.
NATIONAL Security Minister Dr Bernard Nottage says the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes is an issue that the government will soon be confronted with as authorities continue to combat the illegal production of the drug throughout the country.
FREEPORT – Minister of Transport and Aviation Glenys Hanna-Martin has responded to claims made by an official at the International Maritime Pilots’s Association concerning the safety of pilotage in the Bahamas. She says the country has a remarkable maritime safety record overall.
THE Chief Councillor of the Acklins’ district council yesterday criticised MICAL MP and Minister of Agriculture V Alfred Gray for defending the government’s decision to ship cascarilla plants from that island to Andros.
FNM LEADER Dr Hubert Minnis said yesterday the Bahamas Telecommunications Company cannot outsource Bahamian jobs overseas without the current government’s permission.
DNA leader Branville McCartney yesterday criticised the authenticity of concerns raised by the FNM over reported downsizing at BTC.
PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party chairman Bradley Roberts has “categorically” denied the Free National Movement’s claim that the Bahamas Telecommunications Company is set to begin a major outsourcing programme that could lead to job losses for Bahamians.
North Andros & Berry Islands MP Dr Perry Gomez yesterday accused FNM leader Dr Hubert Minnis of politicising tragedy in the aftermath of the massive fire at Great Harbour Cay.
ACKLINS MP and Minister of Agriculture V Alfred Gray yesterday defended the government’s decision to ship cascarilla plants from Acklins to Andros for research at the Agriculture and Marine Institute.
FNM deputy leader Loretta Bulter-Turner has questioned whether mass lay-offs for scores of BTC employees is imminent as the company reportedly prepares to outsource its call centres to Panama.
PRIME Minister Perry Christie will deliver a lecture today at the Saint Augustine’s campus of the University of the West Indies in Trinidad and Tobago.