FOREIGN Affairs Minister Fred Mitchell expressed condolences on behalf of the country over the loss of lives in the Malaysia Air flight 370, which was confirmed to have plunged into the Indian Ocean.
THE competency of Foreign Affairs Minister Fred Mitchell has been called into question by Hubert Chipman, Opposition Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs, over the decision to lease extra accommodations in Washington, DC, for a consulate general’s office.
PLP Chairman Bradley Roberts has gone on the offensive against FNM Chairman Darron Cash in the debate about corruption and ethics.
DEPUTY Leader Loretta Butler Turner yesterday questioned why the government is spending more money to have nine new ships built for the Royal Bahamas Defence Force than the FNM planned to spend on 11 from the same company less than two years ago.
MICAL MP V Alfred Gray yesterday saluted Prime Minister Perry Christie for intervening with a local bank to help value-added tax coordinator Ishmael Lightbourne save his home.
OPPOSITION Leader Dr Hubert A Minnis led a team of Free National Movement party officers and supporters in a walkabout in the Fort Charlotte Constituency over the weekend.
THE $1 million donation by Albany developers to the Urban Renewal Foundation had no impact on their joint venture bid to acquire South Ocean resort, according to Prime Minister Perry Christie.
THE BAHAMAS government is closely monitoring the ongoing industrial dispute between the Bahamas Maritime Pilots Association, The Freeport Harbour Company and the Bahamas Oil Refining Company, Transport and Aviation Minister Glenys Hanna Martin said yesterday.
CUSTOMS and Immigration Officers who do not adhere to the shift system will face pay cuts, Labour Minister Shane Gibson confirmed yesterday.
CABINET ministers will discuss Tourism Minister Obie Wilchcombe’s proposal to legalize web shop gaming today, Prime Minister Perry Christie confirmed yesterday.
OPPOSITION Leader Dr Hubert Minnis said yesterday it was “inappropriate” and an “abuse of power” for Prime Minister Perry Christie to intervene on behalf of VAT co-ordinator Ishmael Lightbourne to stop the bank from repossessing his home.
FNM Chairman Darron Cash yesterday confirmed that the leaked memorandum to party executives was an internal communication despite denying its existence last week.
“A promise is a comfort to a fool,” DNA leader Branville McCartney fired back yesterday at Environment Minister Kenred Dorsett over the issue of toxic fumes from the burning public dump.
THE government is still undecided over the implementation of Value Added Tax, Prime Minister Perry Christie revealed last night.
NATIONAL Security Minister Dr Bernard Nottage yesterday reiterated that persons charged with murder should not receive bail.