The Transport Ministry’s Statement On Air Traffic Control In Freeport

The Department of Civil Aviation has procured the agreement of the Grand Bahama Airport Company to pay overtime to Air Traffic Controllers at the Grand Bahama International Airport. The Company has agreed to pay the overtime on a retroactive basis less time previously taken off by Controllers in lieu of pay.   The provision of […]

Death In Bimini Rev. Stanley Pinder and Rev. Clyde Flowers

Prime Minister Perry Christie speaking at the funeral of Rev. Stanley Pinder in Bimini 5 September. Our condolences to the family of the late Rev. Dr. Stanley Pinder, a Stalwart Councilor of the Progressive Liberal Party form Bimini.  Rev. Pinder who was the Pastor and lead Bishop at the Zion Baptist Church in Bimini was […]

Sarkis Izmirlian Misreads The Judgment of The Court In Bahamar

You suppose you can’t beat a fellow from trying but sometimes you should know when the game is up and it’s time to say Uncle.  If you read the latest missive of Sarkis Izmirlian to his employees  ( see below) about the decision on 4th September by the Court to appoint a provisional liquidator Edmond […]

Senator Frank Smith To Run For Chairman?

The Nassau Guardian ran a speculative story during the past week about a possible run by Senator Frank Smith the former MP  and now Chairman of the Public Hospitals Authority.  Senator Smith said for the record that he made no decision but was thinking about it.  His Uncle George Smith, ampoule the former Minister was […]

The Union Still Disagreeing With The Government On The Freeport Airport Disaster

Lashan Gray, the President  of the Bahamas Air traffic Controllers Union is at it again. Despite a settlement of the issues on overtime, the madness continues.  It appears that some sort of disciplinary action is to be taken against the air traffic controller who took it upon himself to close down the airport in Freeport […]

John Issa And Breezes For Twenty Year Awards

The Prime Minister Perry Christie with Mr. and Mrs. John Issa of Breezes   Prime Minister Perry Christie cuts the cake to mark the 20th anniversary of Breezes in The Bahamas with from left John Issa, Tourism Minister Obie Wilchcombe, and Muna Issa who manages the Nassau property and the Prime Minister Prime Minister Perry […]

URCA Denies Any Action On KB’s Song

The Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA) notes the assertions appearing on the front page of a local newspaper, and which suggests that URCA has banned a song by a prominent local artist, from being played on radio stations in The Bahamas. URCA advises that it has neither banned nor taken any other action to […]

THIS WEEK IN PARLIAMENT BY ELCOTT COLEBY

The Bahamas Parliament met on Wednesday, the 2nd September 2015 at 10am and a summary of the communications delivered by government ministers during the segment “statement by ministers” on the House agenda are highlighted below for public information and edification. Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie delivered a communication on the ratings analyses by both […]

MELANIE BRINGS IN NEW CHILD PROTECTIONS

The story is by Kirshna Vrigill of The Tribune: THE Child Protection Amendment Act 2014 is now officially in operation, according to Minister of Social Services Melanie Griffin on 2nd September Mrs Griffin tabled the appointed day notice of the legislation, which states that it came into operation on August 26.  This will ensure that […]

MOODY’S TAKES A DIFFERENT TACK ON THE ECONOMY THAN STANDARD AND POORS

Today Moody’s Investor Services upheld The Bahamas’s investment grade credit rating and the stable ratings outlook. Moody’s expressed confidence that The Bahamas is on course to see a reduction in its debt burden over the near and medium-term.  To the credit of the Government’s fiscal reform process and the improving economic outlook, the ratings agency’s […]