The government is now projecting that its 2019/2020 deficit is expected to be $677.5 million, or roughly 5.3 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP), Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest said yesterday.
Turnquest, who tabled the 2019 Fiscal Strategy Report in the
A compendium of environmental bills debated in the House of Assembly yesterday would see environmental offenders face penalties of up to $30 million and 10 years in prison, Minister of Environment and Housing Romauld Ferreira said.
The bills included the Ministry Of Environment Bill, 2019; The Environmental Planning And Protection
As she prepared for bed late Tuesday night, Chantel E. Banks, 55, received a phone call from who she thought was her son.
However, when she answered it was a stranger on the other line.
In the background, Banks said, she could hear her son, Travis Knowles,
The University of The Bahamas (UB) yesterday established its Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Research (CCARR) Centre, in an effort to offer more research “about the human dimensions of climate change”.
“Research on climate change has long been dominated by institutions in industrialized countries, with far
The Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) yesterday signed a $3.6 million contract for the first of two phases of the structural and clinical redevelopment of the Accident and Emergency (A&E) department at Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH).
Inline Project Company Ltd. was chosen to be the contractor for
For close to three months, The Bahamas has benefitted immeasurably from the post-Dorian resources, donations and on-the-ground support of agencies, donors and volunteers from the region and around the world, with the work of U.S.-based NGOs continuing in Abaco and Grand Bahama’s storm-ravaged areas.
During the decades of the ‘70s and ‘80s I was an assistant commissioner of police. The police force held an Annual General Meeting in which crime, etc. were discussed. Recommendations were made to governments on various matters. I recall, that in each year
For too long, human resource (HR) experts around the world have been debating what to do about the pressing skills gap issue.
We are now at a stage where our HR profession needs to take the lead before this issue becomes a full-blown crisis.
In an article appearing in last Tuesday’s Nassau Guardian under the title “Government wants climate change considered in concessionary financing”, your reporter Paige McCartney quoted a government minister in suggesting that The Bahamas recently lost access to easy international funding since it has been
The criminalization of the possession of marijuana, including in small amounts, has had a ruinous effect on many Bahamians, including young people and especially individuals from grassroots and less economically privileged communities.
The examples are chillingly typical but no less deleterious to the lives and futures