Photo detail

Dion Foulkes, Minister of Labour.

Photo: Lionel Smith

Stories this photo appears in:

Tease photo

Legal status for majority in shanty town census

MOST shanty town dwellers in unregulated communities across Abaco have legal status permitting them to reside in the country, according to Labour Minister Dion Foulkes, who yesterday revealed an estimated population size of around 3,500 residents.

Tease photo

Oban 2 deal? Umm, maybe next month

DESPITE announcing in June that the Minnis administration would have a renegotiated Oban Energies deal in a matter of weeks, Labour Minister Dion Foulkes said yesterday the government is still looking to pin down a firm date to rework the Heads of Agreement.

Tease photo

UN and Haiti 'acknowledge' govt efforts to erase shanty towns

THE government’s plan to eradicate all shanty town communities in the country has been acknowledged by both the United Nations and the Haitian government, according to Labour Minister Dion Foulkes. Mr Foulkes, head of the Shanty Town Action Task Force

Tease photo

Foulkes reveals some houses already safe

PARTS of two shanty towns in New Providence will escape the government’s demolition exercises this month because of the code worthiness of its buildings.

Tease photo

'Seamless' move out of shanty towns expected

AS he defended the government’s plan to fully eradicate shanty towns in the country, Labour Minister Dion Foulkes said despite a new deadline for evictions in New Providence he is confident residents living in unregulated communities will experience

Tease photo

'Don't fire workers', web shops are urged

WITH the government’s new tax model for gaming house operators taking effect yesterday, Labour Minister Dion Foulkes over the weekend continued to plead with those operators that have threatened to lay off workers as a result, calling on them to be p

Tease photo

Prove right to shanty homes

LABOUR Minister Dion Foulkes yesterday confirmed the start of the government’s three-part legal notice process for shanty town residents across the country, insisting the July 31 eviction deadline will be adhered to.

Tease photo

Govt close to new Oban deal

THE government is finalising several amendments to the controversial heads of agreement it signed with Oban Energies related to a proposed oil refinery and storage facility in East Grand Bahama, according to Labour Minister Dion Foulkes.

Tease photo

Foulkes: Keep MPs salaries as they are

MINISTER of Labour Dion Foulkes said the salaries for MPs should remain as they are until there is a substantial economic turnaround.

Tease photo

'Blacklist over - but we must be wary of more EU pressure'

SENATOR Dion Foulkes yesterday forecast the country would soon face more pressures from the European Union and should be ready to act quickly to avoid further reputational damage.On Friday, Finance Minister K Peter Turnquest announced the Bahamas had


Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Sign in to comment