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Opposition concerns prevent Senate debate on emergency orders

THE Senate failed to debate a resolution for the extension of Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis' latest emergency orders after concerns were raised by the opposition on whether the parliamentary session was properly constituted to meet.

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Brave warns - we’re taking risks

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party leader Philip “Brave” Davis slammed the Minnis administration’s COVID-19 plans yesterday, saying the government is not doing enough to protect residents as the borders reopen.

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No lapse in state of emergency, says Minnis

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis tabled Governor General CA Smith’s new proclamation of emergency orders in the House of Assembly yesterday and stressed there has been no discontinuity in the enforcement of his COVID-19 emergency regulations. “Many i

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Teaching may have to adapt

EDUCATION officials are considering class rotations and limiting face-to-face instruction between teachers and students when the new school year begins, Minister of Education Jeff Lloyd said yesterday.

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Davis criticises Minnis over hotel redundancies

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party Leader Philip “Brave” Davis has attacked Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis for the “heartless and mean-spirited” way in which redundancies are being happening at the Grand Lucayan hotel. He called on the Minnis administration

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Cooper criticises government after Moody's downgrade

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party Deputy Leader Chester Cooper condemned the government for not heeding warnings when Moody’s placed the country under review for downgrade in April.

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Davis calls on govt to reject Andros proposals

PHILIP “Brave” Davis has called on Bahamians to urge the government to reject two development proposals for North Andros, which aim to harvest aragonite in the island. His comments come after this newspaper last week revealed three separate investmen

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FNM convention could be missed for fourth year

ST ANNE’S MP Brent Symonette said it may not be appropriate for the Free National Movement to have a national convention this year.

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Measures are not enough, says Davis

MINUTES after Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis addressed the House of Assembly on further COVID-19 relaxations, PLP leader Philip “Brave” Davis said the measures do not provide enough relief for the “angst” people are experiencing. In his contributio

Homes for Abaco families

FORTY-SIX families will be gifted homes in Central Pines, Abaco, according to Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis. He said the land lease for the development of the homes is being finalised by the Office of the Attorney General and that a subdivision in

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Govt to save $62m in healthcare costs

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis said the government aims to save $62 million in healthcare costs over the next five years by integrating public healthcare systems, using the National Health Insurance programme as the anchor. He also said the Public H

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NOW, BEHAVE: Minnis warns - follow the rules as he okays major relaxation step

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis said his emergency powers will be extended into July as the country enters Phase Five of his reopening plan.

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Economic zone to expand

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis announced yesterday that New Providence’s economic empowerment zone will be expanded to now include Englerston and Montel Heights, expanding access for some to tax concessions. “This zone will now extend south past Wu

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Beaches in New Providence, Paradise Island, Bimini to reopen June 29, curfew shortened

BEACHES and parks in New Providence, Paradise Island, Grand Bahama and Bimini will reopen on Monday, June 29, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis announced in Parliament.

Andros MP unhappy he was not consulted on project

NORTH Andros and the Berry Islands MP Carlton Bowleg said it is “high disrespect” for investors to pursue a massive development affecting his constituents without consulting him first.He was referring to a proposed multi-million development in Morgan