BAHAMAS Power and Light may just be the albatross around the neck of this government.
SOME 444 Corrections officers are awaiting promotions at the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services, with the process expected to commence before the end of the month, Commissioner Doan Cleare said yesterday.
Bahamasair is seeking to raise its pilot retirement age to 65 amid fears it faces an imminent shortage of experienced captains with eight passing through the ‘departure gate’ since 2022.
ECONOMIC Affairs Minister Michael Halkitis said the government acknowledges Bahamians’ “serious concern” over inflation - and that it is investigating how to tackle costs.
IMMIGRATION Minister Alfred Sears said authorities apprehended “a number” of undocumented migrants living in the Kool Acres shanty town before demolition exercises in that community this week.
LABOUR and Public Service Minister Pia Glover-Rolle said yesterday the government would not support another increase to the country’s minimum wage so soon after the last wage hike was introduced and believes calls from union leaders over the issue are “a little reckless”.
With your kind permission I wish to offer an opinion on the power of the pen and the expression of democracy. Having written letters to The Editor since the age of 18, which was more than a few years ago, I have always enjoyed and appreciated the democratic freedom I possess while I express my opinion via the pen. I believe every human being in this country ought to have the right to express their opinion. And when that individual is prevented from the expression of an opinion, then Houston we have a problem.
What would you do if you lost your home? If your first plan of action would be to stay in a hotel or stay with family members or friends, what would you do if that was not an option due to lack of funds? What if there is an absence of relationships or of relationships with people who have the means to help in-country?
The Bahamas could build a fund worth up to $60bn by 2050 to finance environmental and climate change protection if it maximises its blue carbon credits, a financial analyst predicted yesterday.
The Prime Minister has hailed the upcoming $80m investment in Bimini’s airport by a private consortium as “a big step forward” in boosting both tourism plus entrepreneurial and job opportunities.
PRIME Minster Philip “Brave” Davis said there is no concern that the demolition of shanty town buildings could cause a humanitarian crisis.
Balmoral residents have moved to overturn approvals granted for an earlier four-storey condo hotel proposal, which “threatens the integrity of the community”, due to non-compliance with legal processes.
COALITION of Independents leader Lincoln Bain defended his $1.8m net worth yesterday, telling The Tribune that he gained his wealth through a successful investment strategy.
A labour leader yesterday called for a further minimum wage hike to $350 per week by June 2024 as he revealed that multiple trade unions have agreed to each “take a strike vote”.
Before we start spending millions on widening Gladstone Road has anyone thought of building an over pass at the junction of Gladstone and the Airport Road onto Baha Mar Boulevard from Gladstone curving east carrying the Gladstone traffic?
WITH the horrors of the Israel-Gaza war dominating the international news it is hard to remain silent on the issue, so elsewhere on this page I take a separate look at Israel’s action in particular. I do not claim to be an expert on the Middle East, but offer comment from experience of a career in Britain’s diplomatic service and a thorough study of the history of the region together with the latest media reports.
Bahamian accountants yesterday argued that the tax authorities’ failure to respond promptly to queries could leave them exposed to up to $150,000 fines over incorrect Business Licence fee certifications.
PRIME Minister Philip “Brave” Davis last night said he was “surprised” when former senator Robyn Lynes decided to run for chairman of the PLP. He said while “she doesn’t have my support” that no one had to be given the ok to run.
The Government, likely with eyes on the constituency’s upcoming by-election, yesterday signed a deal for a private consortium to transform Bimini’s airport facilities.
AS blanketed as it may initially sound, humans enjoy and rely upon the concept of order. Whether it is in law or in life in general, we depend on certain conditions, practices and expectations without which we would be awash in a sea of confusion. On a daily basis, the sun rises and then the sun sets. Simple and easy to understand.