THE government will launch a $22m apprenticeship programme aimed to reduce youth unemployment, Prime Minister Christie announced during his 2016/2017 Budget Communication yesterday.
DESPITE the failure of the government’s mortgage relief plan early in this political term, Prime Minister Perry Christie yesterday announced plans to revive the scheme, revealing that it will cost taxpayers $20m over four years.
PRIME Minister Perry Christie yesterday touted the government’s success in negotiations with the Export Import Bank of China (EXIM) and China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) over the stalled Baha Mar resort, saying all parties have entered into a “framework agreement” to complete the project “as expeditiously as possible”.
THE government is seeking to eliminate the 7.5 per cent Value Added Tax (VAT) on ancillary fees paid for education services in the country, Prime Minister Perry Christie said yesterday.
FREE National Movement (FNM) Deputy Leader and Shadow Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest yesterday called the Prime Minister’s 2016/2017 Budget Communication “a complete fantasy” being used to “secure an Election Day victory”.
FORMER Free National Movement (FNM) Chairman Darron Cash yesterday blamed FNM Leader Dr Hubert Minnis for the “dismal state” of the Official Opposition and said it is now time for the party to seek “fresh, new” leadership.
PRIME Minister Perry Christie announced in the House of Assembly on Wednesday afternoon that the Export Import Bank of China (EXIM) and China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) have entered into a “framework agreement” to complete the stalled Baha Mar resort “as expeditiously as possible.”
THERE has been no “executive level discussion” between the Free National Movement (FNM) and the Democratic National Alliance (DNA) over the potential for a coalition, according to FNM Chairman Sidney Collie.
FORMER Senator Heather Hunt has suggested that Free National Movement (FNM) Leader Dr Hubert Minnis has not shown effective leadership because he has failed to communicate his position on the four constitutional equality bills.
DEPUTY Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis yesterday said he could not confirm reports that Chinese investors have requested significant concessions and benefits from the government as incentive to remobilise Baha Mar, but he called concerns about the matter “political mischief”.
INSISTING that her name has been “slandered”, Lanisha Rolle was adamant yesterday that she was allegedly “unlawfully” recorded during a private conversation with Free National Movement (FNM) political hopeful Lincoln Bain.
FREE National Movement (FNM) Leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday warned Bahamians not to be fooled by Prime Minister Perry Christie’s “false hope and fake promises” in relation to the stalled Baha Mar project.
PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party (PLP) Chairman Bradley Roberts has rebuked opposition leader Dr Hubert Minnis for his stance on the four Constitutional Amendment Bills, saying they should not be based on “supposed conspiracies and suppositions” but on the legal facts surrounding the gender equality referendum next month.
SOCIAL activist Rodney Moncur is calling for all Bahamians to vote no in the upcoming gender equality referendum in order to “save women” from themselves and to “stop foreign men from having the same rights as Bahamian men”.
NEWLY appointed Free National Movement (FNM) Senator, Dr Duane Sands yesterday pledged to hold the government accountable for its implementation of National Health Insurance (NHI).