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Supporters of Free National Movement Leader Senator Tommy Turnquest, including some members of the FNM Action Group, have launched what has amounted to a campaign to block the return of former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham as leader of the party

 

 

Nigerian Diplomat Warns About Nigerian Fraud Schemes

 

 

The Central Council of the Free National Movement (FNM) – sanctioned former Bahamian Prime Minister, and party leader – Hubert Alexander Ingraham as the new leader of the party in the House of Assembly

 

 

Trade and Industry Minister Leslie Miller announced a new round of gas price increases, indicating that one company has received approval to raise the cost on a gallon of gasoline to $4.77

 

 

Three days after former College of The Bahamas President Dr. Rodney Smith lashed out at COB’s Council for asking for his resignation, the Council released portions of a report written by a special panel that had been appointed to look into his plagiarism blunder

 

 

Chairman of the Council of the College of The Bahamas Franklyn Wilson said the actions of former C.O.B. President Dr. Rodney Smith were “shocking” …

 

 

Many Bahamians are anxious to hear from Prime Minister Perry Christie on a number of issues of concern, including the much discussed Petrocaribe oil deal, the liquefied natural gas proposals, the decision to remove Sir Stafford Sands from the $10 bill, and the government’s progress in establishing a national health insurance scheme

 

 

Bahamas: National Debt rose from $2.54 billion to $2.63 billion in the second quarter of 2005

 

 

College of The Bahamas (COB) President Hospitalized

 

 

Minister of Trade and Industry Leslie Miller: National Energy Corporation (NEC) By September 2005

 

 

Leadenhall Bank and Trust Company Limited Licence Suspended

 

 

Caricom Accepts Bahamas’ Position On Caricom Single Market and Economy (CSME)

 

 

Bahamas: PetroCaribe Oil Deal Gets Mixed Reviews

 

 

Bahamian consumers are expected to soon experience significant savings on energy costs as a result of a new deal sealed in Venezuela, which is designed “to build a regional oil alliance and distribute fuel more cheaply in the Caribbean.”

 

 

Study Completed On Bahamas National Lottery

 

 

Bahamian Minister of Foreign Affairs Fred Mitchell Blasted On CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME)

 

 

Former Bahamas Prime Minister, Hubert Ingraham Slams Bahamian Government’s Fiscal Budget - 2005/2006

 

 

Bahamas: CSME Shelved

 

 

CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME), “is a work in progress”

 

 

Florida Power & Light Company (FPL), Pulls Out Of LNG Plan

 

 

STRAIGHT TALK NEEDED ON Caricom Single Market and Economy (CSME)

 

 

Bahamas Budget Deficit Soars (2005-2006 Budget)

 

 

Free National Movement (FNM) Leader Senator Tommy Turnquest Advises Bahamas Government Not To Join Caricom Single Market and Economy (CSME)

 

 

Bahamas:  Clash Over the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME)

 

 

Central Bank of The Bahamas Governor Julian Francis is Against CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME)

 

 

Holy Cross Member of Parliament Sidney Stubbs Wins Privy Council Appeal against his bankruptcy order issued by a Supreme Court judge

 

 

Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Slams Free National Movement (FNM) Leader Tommy Turnquest

 

 

Free National Movement (FNM) Leader Tommy Turnquest goes on the Defensive

 

 

Free National Movement (FNM) Leader - Senator Tommy Turnquest is now being "backstabbed"

 

 

AES Defends “Safe” liquefied natural gas (LNG) Project

 

 

The Bahamas Official Opposition – Free National Movement (FNM) – Members want Leader, Tommy Turnquest Out

 

 

Haitian Mafia In Bahamian Schools

 

 

The International Intellectual Property Alliance (IIPA) Copyright Concerns Grow

 

 

Bahamian Member of Parliament, Sidney Stubbs - Has Five Days To Resolve Bankruptcy Matter

 

 

SAY No to the proposed Development
on the North End of Guana Cay – Abaco - Bahamas!

No to 49-acre “Land Giveaway” and No to a Golf Course and Marina that equates to a death sentence for a reef that is just 50 feet offshore

 

 

Cubans Who Entered The Bahamas Illegally Being Sent Home

 

 

Cubans In Limbo At Bahamas Fox Hill Prison

 

 

Rape Charges Dropped Against Bahamas MP, Bradley Roberts

 

 

Bahamas Police have recommended that Minister of Works and Utilities Bradley Roberts not be charged in relation to the rape claim made against him on December 5, 2004

 

 

Bahamian Police Chief “Passes Buck” in Bradley Roberts Alleged Rape incident

 

 

Bahamian Cabinet Minister – Bradley Roberts Warns Media on Rape Allegations Against Him

 

 

The Bahamas government has approved in principle the proposal submitted by the AES Corporation to build a liquefied natural gas pipeline in The Bahamas

 

 

Attorneys for Holy Cross Member of Parliament Sidney Stubbs are expected to report to Chief Justice Sir Burton Hall that Mr. Stubbs has no bankruptcy appeal pending before the Privy Council

 

 

Caricom Secretary-General Calls HIV/AIDS ‘Clear And Present’ Danger In The Region

 

 

Women In The Bahamas Have Caught Up With Men In New HIV cases, Prompting Serious Concerns For Health Officials

 

 

Member OF Parliament Sidney Stubbs Bankruptcy Appeal In Doubt

 

 

Blue Telecom Group Is A Making New Bid For The Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC)

 

 

Holy Cross Voters who filed a summons in the Supreme Court in support of their Member of Parliament Sidney Stubbs were Warned by Bahamian Chief Justice Sir Burton Hall

 

 

Bahamas High Court Explains Why It Dismissed Iranian Businessman Mohammed Harajchi’s Suisse Security Bank Appeal

 

 

Bahamas: New HIV Cases Decline

 

 

Returns On The Bahamas National Insurance Fund Investments Continue To Decline

 

 

PLP Member of Parliament - Sidney Stubbs’ Bankruptcy Matter Adjourned Again

 

 

The Controversy Surrounding the New College of The Bahamas President Creates Setbacks

 

 

Mohammed Harajchi’s Associates To Slam Bahamas Deputy Prime Minister Cynthia Pratt

 

 

Chinese Manufacturing Company Jndeli To Build Factory in The Bahamas

 

 

Chinese Investments Pour In to The Bahamas

 

 

Bahamas Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Security Cynthia Pratt wants Iranian Businessman Mohammed Harajchi out of The Bahamas

 

 

Iranian Businessman Mohammed Harajchi’s Bank Accounts Face Scrutiny

 

 

The Bahamas government should revoke the permanent residency status of Iranian businessman- Mr. Mohamed Harajchi

The Tragic State of Fox Hill Prison Bahamas

 

 

Couple Remembers Sea Hauler’s Tragic Voyage

 

 

Despite his legal troubles, Holy Cross Member of Parliament Sidney Stubbs still has the full support of the ruling Progressive Liberal Party (PLP)

 

 

Rosie O’Donnell’s Homosexual Cruise with “family values”- Bahamas

 

 

A Bahamian Soldier’s Story about Her Iraq War Experiences and the U.S. Army

 

 

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) continues to monitor The Bahamas as concerns persist regarding the jurisdiction’s ability to fully co-operate internationally.

 

 

Reaction To Ronald Reagan’s Role In The Caribbean

…The fate of the seventeen Grenadians charged and jailed with murder and manslaughter in the political incident that ended in the death of Maurice Bishop- the former Prime Minister of Grenada, and his supporters.

 

 

College of the Bahamas President Dr. Leon Higgs will not renew his contract with the institution.

 

 

40th President of the United States: Ronald Reagan’s Legacy In The Caribbean

Without a doubt Reagan’s legacy in the Caribbean was cemented by this lawless adventure based on the principle that might is right!

 

 

Bahamas HIV/AIDS Linked To Tourism

Forty-four percent of tourists interviewed in a new University of the West Indies study said that sex was important in choosing the Bahamas as a destination.

 

 

Prime Minister Perry Christie Touts Cable Beach

Prime Minister Perry Christie has admitted that he is not minded to encourage Cable Beach to target mid-market tourists, as is the wish of Kerzner International executives.

 

 

Weary Prime Minister Christie Vows To Change House Rules

On a Saturday morning in June last year, Members of Parliament dragged themselves out of the House of Assembly as the sun rose over the city of Nassau.  It was then that they vowed that such grueling, tedious debates would never happen again.  It did.

 

 

Bahamas Labour Leaders At Odds Over ILO Convention 87

Two leaders of the country’s trade union umbrella organizations have different views on whether proposed legislation should soon be brought to parliament to enact the much talked about ILO Convention 87.

 

 

Bahamas National Budget Deficit 2004/2005 Forecast Revised

…New revenue figures seem set to improve the fiscal outlook and GFS deficit for next year.

 

 

Kerzner Int’l CEO Reinforces Remarks on Cable Beach Competition

Kerzner International CEO Butch Kerzner released a statement Tuesday defending his recent statements regarding possible “destructive” competition between Paradise Island and Cable Beach…

 

 

Kerzner International Fears Rivalry “Bloodbath”

Kerzner International would have to “reassess things” if there is any development on Cable Beach that goes after the high-end tourism market, according to Butch Kerzner, the company’s CEO.

Bahamian Member of Parliament, Sidney Stubbs - Has Five Days To Resolve Bankruptcy Matter

 

 

SAY No to the proposed Development
on the North End of Guana Cay – Abaco - Bahamas!

No to 49-acre “Land Giveaway” and No to a Golf Course and Marina that equates to a death sentence for a reef that is just 50 feet offshore

 

 

Cubans Who Entered The Bahamas Illegally Being Sent Home

 

 

Cubans In Limbo At Bahamas Fox Hill Prison

 

Rape Charges Dropped Against Bahamian MP, Bradley Roberts

 

 

Bahamas Police have recommended that Minister of Works and Utilities Bradley Roberts not be charged in relation to the rape claim made against him on December 5, 2004

 

 

Bahamian Police Chief “Passes Buck” in Bradley Roberts Alleged Rape incident

 

 

Bahamas Cabinet Minister – Bradley Roberts Warns Media About Rape Claim Against Him

 

 

The Bahamian government has approved in principle the proposal submitted by the AES Corporation to build a liquefied natural gas pipeline in The Bahamas 

 

 

Attorneys for Holy Cross Member of Parliament Sidney Stubbs are expected to report to Chief Justice Sir Burton Hall that Mr. Stubbs has no bankruptcy appeal pending before the Privy Council

 

 

Caricom Secretary-General Calls HIV/Aids ‘Clear And Present’ Danger For The Caribbean

 

 

Women in The Bahamas Have Caught Up With Men In New HIV Cases, Prompting Serious Concerns For Bahamian Health officials

 

 

M.P., Sidney Stubbs Bankruptcy Appeal Is In Doubt

 

 

Blue Telecom Group In New Bid For The Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC)

 

 

Holy Cross Constituents Who Filed a Summons in the Supreme Court in Support of Their Member of Parliament Sidney Stubbs Could Be In Contempt Of Court, Bahamas Chief Justice Sir Burton Hall determined

 

 

Bahamian High Court Explains Why It Dismissed Iranian Businessman Mohammed Harajchi’s Suisse Security Bank Appeal

 

 

Bahamas: New HIV Cases Decline

 

 

Bahamas National Insurance Board’s Losses Worsen

 

 

PLP Parliamentarian - Sidney Stubbs’ Bankruptcy Matter Adjourned Again

 

 

College Of The Bahamas Controversy Creates Setbacks

 

 

Mohammed Harajchi’s Associates To Slam Bahamas DPM Cynthia Pratt

 

 

Chinese Manufacturing Company Jndeli To Build Factory in The Bahamas

 

 

Chinese Investments Pour In to The Bahamas

 

 

Bahamas Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Security Cynthia Pratt wants Iranian Businessman Mohammed Harajchi out of The Bahamas

 

 

Iranian Businessman Mohammed Harajchi’s Bank Accounts Face Scrutiny

 

 

The Bahamas government should revoke the permanent residency status of Iranian businessman- Mr. Mohamed Harajchi

 

 

The Tragic State of Fox Hill Prison Bahamas

 

 

Couple Remembers Sea Hauler’s Tragic Voyage

 

 

Despite his legal troubles, Holy Cross Member of Parliament Sidney Stubbs still has the full support of the ruling Progressive Liberal Party (PLP)

 

 

Rosie O’Donnell’s Homosexual Cruise with “family values”- Bahamas

 

 

A Bahamian Soldier’s Story about Her Iraq War Experiences and the U.S. Army

 

 

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) continues to monitor The Bahamas as concerns persist regarding the jurisdiction’s ability to fully co-operate internationally.

 

 

Reaction To Ronald Reagan’s Role In The Caribbean

…The fate of the seventeen Grenadians charged and jailed with murder and manslaughter in the political incident that ended in the death of Maurice Bishop- the former Prime Minister of Grenada, and his supporters.

 

 

College of the Bahamas President Dr. Leon Higgs will not renew his contract with the institution.

 

 

40th President of the United States: Ronald Reagan’s Legacy In The Caribbean

Without a doubt Reagan’s legacy in the Caribbean was cemented by this lawless adventure based on the principle that might is right!

 

 

Bahamas HIV/AIDS Linked To Tourism

Forty-four percent of tourists interviewed in a new University of the West Indies study said that sex was important in choosing the Bahamas as a destination.

 

 

Prime Minister Perry Christie Touts Cable Beach

Prime Minister Perry Christie has admitted that he is not minded to encourage Cable Beach to target mid-market tourists, as is the wish of Kerzner International executives.

 

 

Weary Prime Minister Christie Vows To Change House Rules

On a Saturday morning in June last year, Members of Parliament dragged themselves out of the House of Assembly as the sun rose over the city of Nassau.  It was then that they vowed that such grueling, tedious debates would never happen again.  It did.

 

 

Bahamas Labour Leaders At Odds Over ILO Convention 87

Two leaders of the country's trade union umbrella organizations have different views on whether proposed legislation should soon be brought to parliament to enact the much talked about ILO Convention 87.

 

 

Bahamas National Budget Deficit 2004/2005 Forecast Revised

…New revenue figures seem set to improve the fiscal outlook and GFS deficit for next year.

 

 

Kerzner Int’l CEO Reinforces Remarks on Cable Beach Competition

Kerzner International CEO Butch Kerzner released a statement Tuesday defending his recent statements regarding possible “destructive” competition between Paradise Island and Cable Beach…

 

 

Kerzner International Fears Rivalry “Bloodbath”

Kerzner International would have to “reassess things” if there is any development on Cable Beach that goes after the high-end tourism market, according to Butch Kerzner, the company’s CEO.

 

 

No Dividends For Kerzner International Shareholders

Kerzner International CEO Butch Kerzner made it clear while appearing as a guest on the radio Love 97 Sunday programme “Jones and Company” that his company will not be paying any dividends to its shareholders.

 

 

Strike Threat At Radisson Cable Beach Resort

Trade Union Congress President Obie Ferguson said Thursday he may seek permission for a strike vote at the Radisson Cable Beach Resort and claimed that the Hotel Corporation has “undermined” an industrial agreement signed last November.

 

 

An open letter to the Minister of Consumer Affairs- The Hon., Leslie Miller- Bahamas

From the House of Labour Bahamas

 

 

Consumers and ‘King Sol Kerzner Of Atlantis’

With all of the good news coming from ‘King Sol Kerzner of Atlantis’ and his court comprising of no less than the cabinet of Prime Minister Perry Christie, Bahamians can only see the continuation of the Bahamian dream.

 

 

Bahamian Central Bank Governor And Minister of Finance At Odds

Some members of the Bahamian Cabinet are reportedly peeved over recent remarks made by Central Bank Governor Julian Francis, who warned the government against borrowing to balance the budget.

 

 

Central Bank Governor Hints That Lending Controls Will Soon Be Lifted

The restrictions on lending imposed by the Central Bank more than two and a half years ago are likely to be lifted some time this year, Governor Julian Francis hinted…

 

 

Bahamas Debt Warning Issued

Governor of the Central Bank Julian Francis on Sunday contradicted Prime Minister Perry Christie by revealing a level of debt that is higher than what the nation’s leader pointed to during the budget debate last week.

 

 

Consumers and oil and gas prices

The price of oil and gas will continue to remain high in the coming months because the oil companies locally and on the international scene will continue to manipulate the oil market…

 

 

$164 Million Deficit Projected for the Bahamas’ Fiscal Year 2004-2005

The 2004-2005 National budget projects a deficit of $164 million, a notable increase from $122 million projected last year.

 

 

New Bahamian Budget Draws Criticisms; Praise

Some opposition Members of Parliament called the government’s 2004/2005 budget a “sham” that is loaded with hidden taxes and too many unrealistic expectations.

 

 

Bahamas PM Pleads To Taxpayers

In an impassioned plea, Prime Minister Perry Christie during the budget communication- begged Bahamian taxpayers to meet their tax obligations in a timely manner.

 

 

Bahamas PM Reveals New “Limited” Concessions For Bahamians

The Bahamian people are faced with a limited scope of concessions in the 2004/2005 budget presented by Prime Minister Perry Christie on Wednesday.

 

 

Bahamas PM Unveils New Social Agenda

The Government of The Bahamas will in the coming fiscal year create an Urban Renewal Authority to continue a social programme of which the prime minister is becoming increasingly passionate about.

 

 

Bahamian Tax Review Nears Completion

The Government of The Bahamas intends to prepare a white paper on proposed sweeping reforms to the country’s tax system.

 

 

Without Privatization, BTC Would Be “Eaten Alive”

The Bahamas Telecommunications Company would be “eaten alive” if it is not privatised, Said Minister of State for Finance James Smith.

 

 

Bahamian 2004/2005 Fiscal Budget Must Deliver Jobs

Prime Minister Christie, who is also the Minister of Finance, is set to make his third budget communication since assuming office.

 

 

National Health Insurance

The Blue Ribbon Commission appointed to consider National Health Insurance has finally reported.

 

 

National Youth Service versus a National Youth Development Programme

The idea of young people in a nation participating in a nationally coordinated programme that builds discipline, skills and promotes national development through service is a noble one.

 

 

The Bahamas Police, Crime And Criminality

Given the revelation of the Lorequin Commission of Inquiry regarding the alleged criminal conduct of individuals of the Defence Force and the shortcomings of the police force, Bahamians should be critically concerned about the level of criminality in the Bahamas.

 

 

Turnquest Slam’s PM’s “Voodoo Statistics”

The government of Prime Minister Perry Christie is involved in “Voodoo economics and Voodoo statistics,” according to Free National Movement Leader Senator Tommy Turnquest…

 

 

Tommy Turnquest: Hubert Ingraham is No Threat

Free National Movement Leader Tommy Turnquest said on the Love 97 Radio Programme “Jones and Company”, that former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham is no threat to him.

 

 

Kerzner International On Credit Watch List

Kerzner’s plans to carry out a $1 billion expansion of its Atlantis Paradise Island Resort has prompted the international credit rating agency, Standard & Poor’s, to place the company on a watch list that could mean a downgrade.
















Bahamian News Archive

Abaco Bahamas Land Deal Exposed

War In PLP - former Senator Edison Key Leaves Party

Sandyport Threatens To Sue Coalition To Save Clifton Cay

Ex-Senator Edison Key Shakes Up PLP

Sandyport Development Environmental "Degradation" Bombshell

PLP Senator Resigns

Corruption Rocks the Bahamas Electricity Corporation

Insurance Row Heats Up

Customs Officer Accused Of Terrorizing Investors

North Andros to Feed the Nation

New Offer For Bahamas Telecommunications Company( BTC)

Bahamian-Haitian Relations Cordial

Government To Rescue BISX Again

Bahamasair Suing Shell Bahamas Limited

Bahamas Boat Tragedy Lawsuit

Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation (BAIC)Financial Probe

No dictatorship for Haiti

Investors Settle Mutual Fund

AES Corp. Clears Hurdle For LNG Pipeline

College of The Bahamas President Dr. Leon Higgs' Job On The Line...

Bank (Suisse Security Bank and Trust) Causes Distress

Government To Move On Clifton

Hotel Union "In Reverse" - Says Former VP

Big Money For Cable Beach

Trade Unions & Industrial Disputes Part 1

Trade Unions & Industrial Disputes Part 2

PM Finalizing Cabinet Shuffle

The going ons...