April 4, 2014
Stories this photo appears in:
THE Office of the Attorney General has not acted on a purported threat to take back Crown land from the developers of Baha Mar, the nation’s leader telling reporters the move was to ensure that the property was not caught up in the resort’s bankruptcy proceedings.
PRIME Minister Perry Christie yesterday announced that the government was in discussions over the creation of a “United Research Department” that would “crisscross” the various institutions in the country and grant Bahamians access to Bahamas-based studies performed by international organisations.
AN announcement on the strategic partner for the Bahamas Electricity Corporation will come “shortly,” Prime Minister Perry Christie said yesterday.
THE government is considering further reductions on customs duty rates in the upcoming months in a bid to counteract the cost increases due to the implementation of value added tax.
PRIME Minister Perry Christie yesterday said he was not in a position to comment on the latest unemployment figures because he had not seen the latest Labour Force Survey report since his return from China.
PRIME MINISTER Perry Christie has joined other world leaders in condemning the terrorist attack in Paris on Wednesday that left 12 people dead.
MORE than two years after coming into office with the campaign promise to reduce violent crime, Prime Minister Perry Christie has said it may have been “unwise” for him to “blame” the Free National Movement for the country’s crime problem while in opposition.
IN his New Year message last night Prime Minister Perry Christie said Bahamians should expect improved economic conditions in 2015.
PRIME Minister Perry Christie yesterday said he was “very disappointed” at the “lack of organisation” of the Junkanoo Boxing Day Parade.
The Prime Minister sees crime as the key issue that will decide the next election. However, one observer believes the Christie administration has fallen down on a number of promises, not just crime reduction. Tribune news editor Taneka Thompson explores the issue.
PRIME Minister Perry Christie said yesterday he will announce in the “coming days” who will be selected to replace Ryan Pinder as minister of financial services.
FORMER Progressive Liberal Party Cabinet Minister George Smith said Prime Minister Perry Christie will be encouraged to offer himself to lead the party again if PLP political strategists believe he is the best candidate to help the party win the next general election.
PRIME Minister Perry Christie yesterday warned shipowners of the “deleterious” effect a report or confirmed case of the Ebola virus would have on the country’s economy.
THE Bahamas will come under investigation next week from the Organisation of American States to determine its compliance with anti-corruption measures.
PRIME Minister Perry Christie was criticised for his absence from the House Wednesday night when members voted for the passing of the controversial Value Added Tax Bill.
PRIME Minister Perry Christie and Minister of Tourism Obie Wilchcombe are expected to be in Las Vegas today for the opening of the SLS Las Vegas boutique hotel and casino and to meet with the Nevada Gaming Commission as a part of consultations for the revised Gaming Bill.
THE government last week added another level of uncertainty and ambiguity to the already emotionally-charged proposed constitutional vote by suggesting the process may be abandoned all together, despite its assurances to Bahamian women of its commitment to gender equality.
PRIME Minister Perry Christie said he has ordered an investigation with a view to extracting the details surrounding what prompted Ministry of Works Parliamentary Secretary Renward Wells to sign a letter of intent (LOI) with Stellar Waste Management to build a multi-million facility at the New Providence landfill.
IN AN unexpected move yesterday, the Christie administration tabled four highly anticipated Bills in the House of Assembly that will amend the Constitution with a view to abolishing gender discrimination enshrined in the document.
PRIME Minister Perry Christie has ordered a ministerial report on the Bahamas Electrical Corporation in the aftermath of concerns over an $100,000 cash payment made on behalf of its chairman Leslie Miller to settle outstanding debts and the spate of confidential leaks.
PRIME Minister Perry Christie suggested yesterday that an official decision has been made about a successor to replace Governor General Sir Arthur Foulkes, who will demit office in less than two weeks.
AS part of the Urban Renewal Commission’s fight against crime, Prime Minister Perry Christie helped launch a volunteer programme yesterday that promises to promote peace and goodwill across the Bahamas.
PRIME Minister Perry Christie said yesterday the government is developing new crime fighting strategies to win the “war” that they are fighting against “hostile young men” in the capital.
PRIME Minister Perry Christie yesterday urged visiting University of the West Indies academics to consider bridging the gap between higher education, particularly academic discourse and research, and public policy.
BAHAMIAN workers would face grave reductions in take-home pay if a payroll tax were implemented instead of a Value Added Tax (VAT), the three leading government voices in financial affairs, including the Prime Minister, agreed.
THE second annual Eleuthera Business Outlook, the newest of the multi-island series, has been set for April 24 at Cape Eleuthera Resort and Marina, South Eleuthera with Prime Minister Perry Christie as keynoter speaking on “Charting a Course for Growth in Eleuthera.”
PRIME Minister Perry Christie will deliver a lecture today at the Saint Augustine’s campus of the University of the West Indies in Trinidad and Tobago.
PRIME Minister Perry Christie remained defiant as he faced public criticism for his attempt to help Mr Ishmael Lightbourne, government’s VAT co-ordinator, with his financial problems.