THE government is working on regulations to overcome the stigma and economic barriers that discourage people of Haitian descent, born in the Bahamas, from obtaining a Haitian passport.
ORGANISER of the government’s Constitutional reform education campaign, retired Justice Ruby Nottage, said yesterday that she was “taken aback” by the announcement that parliamentary debate of the highly anticipated equality Bills would be delayed.
PARLIAMENTARY Secretary Renward Wells yesterday said he will not resign from his post in the Ministry of Works.
BAHAMAS Electricity Corporation (BEC) Executive Chairman Leslie Miller yesterday said Monday’s blackout is not evidence that the company is unable to meet the demand for electricity in New Providence.
LABOUR Minister Shane Gibson yesterday dismissed concerns by the security forces that they were “excluded” from the latest industrial agreement between the government and the Bahamas Public Service Union.
UPDATE: Despite The Tribune being told by a trusted source that Renward Wells would resign today, he has not resigned, nor did he address the issue in the House of Assembly.
OPPOSITION Shadow Minister of Foreign Affairs Hubert Chipman is a “firm believer” in naturalising children born in the Bahamas to Haitian parents with the St Annes MP telling Haitian President Michel Martelly yesterday that the issue is something the Free National Movement would have to address if it is returned to power.
THE country’s security forces yesterday questioned why they were excluded from the latest industrial agreement between the government and the Bahamas Public Service Union.
GOVERNMENT leaders yesterday declared historic progress on combatting irregular migration with the signing of three agreements with the Republic of Haiti.
BAHAMAS Electricity Corporation Executive Chairman Leslie Miller said he will release a report today detailing exactly what caused BEC engines to malfunction on Monday, leaving more than 50 per cent of New Providence without electricity.
HAITIAN President Michel Martelly yesterday lamented the loss of lives of his countrymen who try to make the treacherous journey to the Bahamas in search of a better life.
THE government expects to have a “definitive” path to restructuring at the Bahamas Electricity Corporation by the end of next month.
A LAWYER in the firm Davis & Co yesterday defended the actions of Deputy Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis while in private practice following published reports in The Miami Herald that a Cuban woman has raised concerns about a financial transaction over the reported $10 million estate of her deceased expatriate husband who lived in the Bahamas.
FREE National Movement Chairman Darron Cash yesterday criticised Deputy Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis for questioning job figures recently released by the Department of Statistics.
OPPOSITION leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday declared that his party will not rest until Renward Wells, parliamentary secretary in the Ministry of Works, is removed from his post.