HEALTH Minister Dr Duane Sands yesterday defended MICAL MP Miriam Emmanuel amid criticism following a recent verbal blunder she had in the House of Assembly, calling the public commentary surrounding the ordeal “unacceptable bullying.”
FOREIGN Affairs Minister Darren Henfield says that although the Passport Office has some challenges, help is on the way. During his 2019/2020 Budget contribution, the Minister said that the Passport Office has always been challenged with providing services in a building with inadequate space.
FORMER Minister of State for Immigration Branville McCartney has suggested children born to foreign parents should be allowed to apply for citizenship at birth as a solution to the country’s immigration challenges.
MARCO City MP Michael Pintard has drawn a clear line in the sand over his willingness to work with detractors, telling parliamentarians on Wednesday he won’t talk private strategy with a parliamentarian who was not committed to his party’s mission.
THE Ministry of Education is seeking to garnish the wages of civil servants who have failed to repay the Education Loan Authority as it aims to recover over $83m in delinquent money.
EDUCATION Minister Jeffery Lloyd wants the use of cell phone videos that expose minors in compromising positions to be made illegal and punishable by a prison sentence, saying these situations could lead to future reputational harm.
AS he rebuked Official Opposition members, House Speaker Halson Moultrie said he is willing to “risk everything” to maintain order and decorum in the lower chamber.
Progressive Liberal Party Senator Fred Mitchell has said casual employment in the hotel sector is a concern and his party, if elected, will commit to addressing the issue and others that provide no benefits to Bahamian workers in the country.
RENOVATIONS and technology upgrades are planned for the House of Assembly in the upcoming fiscal year, according to Speaker Halson Moultrie.
A PHOTO circulating on social media of Rev Frederick McAlpine marching arm-in-arm with Progressive Liberal Party Senator Fred Mitchell and other PLP supporters at the Labour Day march in Freeport has created a buzz, with many wondering if the controversial FNM MP has switched sides.
BAHAMASAIR will use $9.3m of its total budget in the new fiscal year on heavy maintenance to its aircraft and another $1m to move the headquarters to a building complex on Blake Road.
THE Progressive Liberal Party’s 2022 slate will be composed of 30 to 40 percent women candidates, according to party leader Philip “Brave” Davis.
OPPOSITION Leader Philip “Brave” Davis has committed his party to renegotiating the historic 1977 Memorandum of Understanding on labour.
AGRICULTURE and Marine Resources Minister Michael Pintard defended the 2019/2020 budget increase for the Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science Institute (BAMSI) noting the institution's purpose is to conduct research.
THE Minnis administration collected $699.3m in value added tax in the 2018/2019 fiscal year, a 21.5 percent increase over the previous fiscal year, according to Deputy Prime Minister K Peter Turnquest yesterday.