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BAHAMAS – Police kill teenager in armed robbery

BAHAMAS – Police kill teenager in armed robbery

NASSAU –– A brazen daytime robbery yesterday ended with police shooting one teenage suspect dead and apprehending two more after the trio, along with another armed man, allegedly tied up an employee, held customers at gunpoint and robbed the QVS Pharmacy in the Seagrape Shopping Plaza. Several packs of cigarettes were seen scattered throughout the […]

BAHAMAS – PM: Unethical behaviour a firing offence

BAHAMAS – PM: Unethical behaviour a firing offence

NASSAU – Warning of “immediate termination” as a consequence of “unethical” behaviour from Cabinet ministers and permanent secretaries, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis vowed to run his administration by the highest standards of conduct as 15 ministers took the oath of office at Government House yesterday. This includes 12 substantive ministers and three ministers of […]

New Bahamas PM creates first

New Bahamas PM creates first

NASSAU – Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis has named two members of a 16-member Cabinet that he says will “blend experience with new talent”, revealing a first for any Bahamian leader: He will not be taking responsibility for the Ministry of Finance. Dr Minnis has chosen certified chartered accountant Peter Turnquest, who has served as […]

BAHAMAS – Ready to govern

BAHAMAS – Ready to govern

NASSAU – Declaring it was a new day in The Bahamas, Dr Hubert Minnis was sworn in as the country’s fourth prime minister last night, promising to chart a new course in the country. “I again thank the Bahamian people for reposing their trust in my party,” the victorious Free National Movement (FNM) leader said […]

Ruling party voted out in The Bahamas

Ruling party voted out in The Bahamas

The political winds of change have blown ferociously in The Bahamas. Prime Minister Perry Christie’s Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) was tonight forced to concede defeat, after suffering a crushing general election loss and failing to secure a second consecutive term in office. With exit polls projecting a major win for the opposition Free National Movement […]

Bahamians vote in general election

Bahamians vote in general election

Bahamians are voting today to elect a new government in what could be a close race between the governing Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) led by Prime Minister Perry Christie and the main opposition Free National Movement (FNM), led by Dr Hubert Minnis. A third party is also in the race – the Democratic National Alliance […]

BAHAMAS – PLP warned

BAHAMAS – PLP warned

NASSAU – On the heels of Wednesday’s chaotic and disorganised advanced poll, Free National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis warned the Progressive Liberal Party last night not to “further corrupt” the voting process or attempt to “steal” the general election. He also alleged that former Parliamentary Commissioner Sherlyn Hall – whose three-year contract ended last […]

BAHAMAS – Gay man beaten during Junkanoo

BAHAMAS – Gay man beaten during Junkanoo

NASSAU – An American man who was allegedly attacked by a group of persons during a concert at Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival early Saturday morning is alleging that he was “targeted and beat up” because he is gay. In an interview with The Tribune minutes after leaving Doctors Hospital where he was treated for a laceration […]

BAHAMAS – Hall blames others for election chaos

BAHAMAS – Hall blames others for election chaos

NASSAU – Embattled Parliamentary Commissioner Sherlyn Hall yesterday confirmed that his contract has expired and that he would not be seeking an extension, as he adamantly defended himself from harsh criticisms over his department’s abysmal handling of Wednesday’s advanced polling process. Mr Hall, in an interview with reporters at his Farrington Road office, confirmed that […]

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