November 28, 2019
PRIME Minister Hubert Minnis. (File photo)
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DECLARING that the country will have to make “deep and far-reaching structural changes” to the economy amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis said yesterday it is “absolutely necessary” that the Bahamas becomes fully digitised.
ACKNOWLEDGING the destabilising effect Hurricane Dorian and COVID-19 have had on The Bahamas in the last year, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis expressed support for the World Health Organisation’s work in a speech during the body’s general assembly m
The prime minister was last night said to have sold his ownership interest in Bahamas Ferries after coming under fire from political opponents over changes made in the latest Emergency Powers (COVID-19) Order. Philip Davis, the Progressive Liberal P
PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis said he tested negative for COVID-19 last week. He told The Tribune he took a test on Wednesday in preparation for a trip to Grand Bahama to survey health facilities there. However, he said health officials have advised him not to travel to Grand Bahama because it is too risky.
Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday revealed the government plans to use technology to track people in quarantine and to impose severe punishment on those breaking isolation rules. In a wide-ranging speech in the assembly he also outlined steps to gradually reopen the country and to bring home Bahamians stuck abroad.
PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis has encouraged residents to wear non-medical masks in public to fight COVID-19 and prevent asymptomatic carriers from unknowingly spreading the disease.
Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis has announced a 24-hour curfew, with essential travel only, to come into force at 9am Tuesday (tomorrow) and expire on March 31 at 9am. Last week’s order still remains in effect.
PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis will today announce extraordinary social distancing policies that businesses, churches and social groups must comply with as the country fights potential spread of COVID-19, according to Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr Delon Brennen.
PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis insisted that six percent unemployment by next year is achievable, adding officials planned to do this by expanding the tourism sector alone. This expansion, however, will not feature building more hotels, Dr Minnis t
PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis has instructed Immigration Minister Elsworth Johnson to form a “strike force” targeted at aggressively pursuing undocumented migrants throughout the country.
DAYS after HeadKnowles Foundation sued its co-founder Lia Head-Rigby, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis said he is not concerned about the lawsuit affecting future donations to the country.
PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday predicted the national unemployment rate will drop to six percent or less by the end of 2021. Dr Minnis made the prediction while speaking to reporters about the reactions he received from residents in Abaco
The prime minister yesterday admitted The Bahamas faces “much work to boost productivity and prosperity” as he helped launch the $25m construction of a local financial provider’s new office complex. Dr Hubert Minnis, acknowledging that the Leno Grou
PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis said there have been many complaints about illegal immigration in Andros and vowed yesterday to clamp down on the problem in a humane manner. His comments to The Tribune came as the Department of Immigration continues
PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis says he will make two major announcements concerning Grand Bahama and a Family Island when he delivers his first national address of the year tomorrow. He told The Tribune: “The address gives me an opportunity to make
PM seeking ‘clean slate’ for offenders: Minnis wants minor criminals released to fresh start in life
PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis wants a “complete overhaul of the rehabilitation process” for prisoners, declaring yesterday too many people have been deprived of their freedom and future.
PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis said yesterday it might be necessary for the country’s building codes to be amended to ensure structures can withstand the impact of earthquakes.
‘Silly, confused and uninformed’ – Minnis turns on critics over statements made after pledge conference
PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis accused critics yesterday of making “silly, confused and uniformed statements” about Monday’s pledge conference for Hurricane Dorian recovery efforts.
Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday reaffirmed his administration’s commitment to stop income inequality and to create more job opportunities for Bahamians in the country.
THE Free National Movement has called the Progressive Liberal Party’s planned no confidence vote in Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis nothing more than an “ill-timed” piece of political theatre meant to score points with the electorate.
ELEVATED wages for government workers are on the way with a $1,400 lump sum payment for workers of the public service, according to Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis.
PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis said the government will provide Crown land for free in Abaco and Grand Bahama to construct low-cost homes for Hurricane Dorian victims.
PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis suggested yesterday that the business community threatened layoffs if they had to pay more for the increase on electricity than the average Bahamas Power and Light customer.Dr Minnis was responding to Member of Parliam
PRIME Minister Hubert Minnis said yesterday his administration can no longer make short-term decisions as it relates to “cash-strapped” and “burdensome” Bahamas Power and Light. Yesterday in his contribution to the Electricity Rate Reduction Bond Bi