THE FNM’s new Senate pick Lanisha Rolle backtracked from an opinion she expressed last year highlighting her grievances with the Public Disclosures Act, telling The Tribune yesterday “the law is something one must comply with”.
FOREIGN Affairs and Immigration Minister Fred Mitchell yesterday refuted recent claims that the government’s new immigration policy would prove ineffective due to a lack of legislation and said “no legislation is required” to enforce the restrictions.
OPPOSITION Deputy Leader Peter Turnquest is calling on the government to clarify details surrounding the set up of the country’s second mobile services provider amid what he believes to be confusion about what will happen to the 51 per cent majority share in the company.
CONSTITUTIONAL Commission Chairman Sean McWeeney said it is doubtful the referendum on gender equality will be held in June and admitted yesterday that despite efforts of the commission, it is unlikely the bills will gain the unanimous support of parliamentarians.
GRAND BAHAMA Human Rights Association Vice President, Joseph Darville, has accused Immigration Minister, Fred Mitchell of using “new rules created out of thin air “ to target children born in The Bahamas.
THE shadow minister for immigration, Hubert Chipman, claimed this week that the government's new immigration policy will "prove ineffective" due to a lack of legislation.
PRIME Minister Perry Christie this week acknowledged that the country's minimum wage is "not enough" but said the government would raise it "incrementally" as "circumstances would allow".
LANISHA Rolle, the Free National Movement’s new Senate pick, said yesterday she is “not concerned” about critics who feel she may not be qualified for the position in the upper chamber.
PRIME Minister Perry Christie yesterday criticised detractors of the government’s new immigration restrictions and said the requirements are meant to “protect the paramount interests of Bahamians”.
PRIME Minister Perry Christie yesterday said that the government will not own 51 per cent of the country’s second mobile services provider as previously reported. He said the shares would instead be owned by “Bahamian investors”.
LANISHA Rolle has officially been announced as the new Free National Movement senator.
PRIME Minister Perry Christie said yesterday the government is “on track” to reduce the country’s deficit and increase revenue by the end of the fiscal year.
PRIME Minister Perry Christie yesterday said it would be “incorrect” for anyone to interpret the latest unemployment statistics as suggesting that net jobs have been lost in the Bahamian economy.
THREE companies have submitted proposals to obtain the country’s second mobile network provider licence, the government announced last night.
THE government’s “inconsistency” over its immigration policy will only prolong the issue of undocumented persons in this country, an issue that has been “left to fester for generations,” Democratic National Alliance Leader Branville McCartney said yesterday.