Prime Minister Hubert Minnis and Deputy Prime Minister Peter Turnquest along with other cabinet ministers walk to from the Cabinet Office to the House of Assembly carrying the red briefcase containing the 2018/2019 budget communication. FILE
Branded as “The People’s Budget”, the Minnis administration’s fiscal plan for 2018/2019 centers around increased debt repayment, the creation of additional revenue through increased taxation, tax exemptions on certain items and a series of adjustments to the allocations in several ministries that are expected to
Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis (center) addresses the media during a press conference at the Office of the Prime Minister. FILE
The budget for the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) has more than doubled to $26.79 million, according to the 2018/2019 budget.
The budget was tabled in the House of Assembly last Wednesday.
The bulk of the increase is made up of several
Making good on its pledge to honor the financial commitments made to CLICO policyholders, the Minnis administration has budgeted $12.4 million for distressed policyholders in the upcoming fiscal year.
In 2017/2018, the government allocated $10 million for CLICO payouts.
According to the 2017/2018 budget, the government
Bishop Delton Fernander, President, The Bahamas Christian Council offers words of encouragement to Stephen Haye, husband of Tabitha Charlene Haye, 41, of Pineyard Road, who died on the Labour Day Parade on Friday, June 1, 2018. Looking on are Prime Minister Hubert Minnis; Duane Sands, Minister of Health; and Senator Dion Foulkes, Minister of Labour. BIS PATRICK HANNA
Declaring Friday’s traffic accident that ended the lives of four women a national tragedy, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis called on the nation to pray for the grieving families as he pledged the government’s continued support for those impacted.
In a national address Saturday night, Minnis
Four people were killed and 24 injured when a runaway truck hit participants on the 2018 Labour Day Parade.
Police said the accident took place near the East Street and Shirley Street intersection.
Eyewitnesses said the truck rolled down the street, hitting multiple people as it picked