Chairman of the Hotel Corporation of The Bahamas Michael Scott said yesterday that the corporation is determined to keep government-owned properties out of the hands of “grifters” and those without the means to successfully develop the projects they put forward.
Scott, who was a speaker at
The government will spend $19 million annually on the Bahamas Government Tertiary Education Grant Programme at the University of The Bahamas (UB), Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest said yesterday.
The implementation of the grant represents the fulfillment of the Free National Movement’s (FNM) campaign promise of free tuition for
The government has spent over $500,000 on the Office of the Auditor General’s external audits, which include several forensic audits promised when it first came to office in 2017.
“There are a number of audits that have been completed, as you are quite aware,” said Turnquest after
For the fifth year in a row, The Bahamas held on to its tier one ranking in the U.S. Department of State’s 2019 Trafficking in Persons Report, as it continues to demonstrate “serious and sustained” efforts to combat trafficking.
However, the State Department said The Bahamas
A man who raped a woman as she lie in bed with her children has had his 25-year prison term cut on appeal to 20 years.
Anthony Penn, who is also known as Anthony Smith, was convicted of rape, burglary and armed robbery in 2012. He
Shadow Minister of Health Dr. Michael Darville yesterday denied claims made by Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis in Parliament on Wednesday that the Christie administration failed to address the state of the Children’s Ward at Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) following significant damage sustained during Hurricane
The expansion of the National Health Insurance (NHI) program will be delayed by six months, Minister of Health Dr. Duane Sands said yesterday.
The program was initially slated to launch July 2020.
However, Sands said it is likely the program will now launch January 2021.
“NHI is alive
The government spends roughly $18,000 each day to take care of homeless patients at Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH), a report compiled by the hospital revealed.
There were 23 homeless patients, who are also known as boarders, at PMH in 2016, according to the report.
During the 2015/2016
Two males charged with causing grievous bodily harm over the beating of a man have been denied bail.
Stephen Rolle, 20, and a 15-year-old, are accused of beating Eczinard Liberis with a piece of wood on June 14.
At their arraignment before Magistrate Ambrose Armbrister, the teenager
The school year has come to an end and there are proms for seniors graduating and heading to new phases of life.
Proms are celebrations of that transition. Teenagers get dressed up and say goodbye to their schools and friends. Here in The Bahamas, proms have