THE WEEK IN REVIEW BY ELCOTT COLEBY (28 December 2015 to 1 January 2016)

Government House announced on New Year’s Eve, that 26 Bahamians from all walks of life have been named in Her Majesty the Queen’s 2016 New Year’s Honours list for exemplary service to the country. Receiving top honours or Knighthoods of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George are Franklin Wilson for services […]

THIS WEEK IN THE BAHAMAS ( 21 to 25 DECEMBER 2015) BY ELCOTT COLEBY

HONOURS AND PETROLEUM BILLS PASS HOUSE The amended Honours Bill and the compendium of Petroleum Bills including the Sovereign Wealth Fund Bill were passed in the House on Monday of this week. The Honours Bill was passed unanimously but there was division on the Petroleum Bill with 19 government members voting yes, 9 opposition members voting […]

THIS WEEK IN THE BAHAMAS (7 DECEMBER – 11 DECEMBER 2015) BY ELCOTT COLEBY

This day in Parliament Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie delivered his fourth update to the House on hurricane restoration efforts in the south east Bahamas. He said in each of his three previous updates – October 7th, October 21st and November 4th – he provided incremental updates on where the country was in terms of the […]

THIS WEEK IN THE BAHAMAS WITH ELCOTT COLEBY(16 – 20 NOVEMBER 2015)

Foreshadowing more aggressive anti-crime measures in the coming weeks that could potentially impinge on the personal freedoms of some people as they move about the country, see Prime Minister Christie insisted that “this extraordinary degree of uncivilized behavior,” especially in New Providence, simply cannot continue. “But this country cannot and must not allow what is […]

THIS WEEK IN THE BAHAMAS (9 – 13 NOVEMBER 2015)

On the first anniversary of his death in a tragic plane crash in Freeport, Grand Bahama on the eve of his Third World Believers Conference, the children of the late Dr. Myles Munroe kept their father’s vision and legacy alive with the hosting of a renaming ceremony. The Diplomatic Center was renamed the Myles E. […]

THIS WEEK IN THE BAHAMAS BY ELCOTT COLEBY (2 – 6 NOVEMBER 2015)

Foreign Minister the Hon. Fred Mitchell welcomed a high level South African delegation as he remembered the 30th anniversary of the NASSAU ACCORD, an agreement coming out of the eighth meeting of the Government of the Commonwealth of Nations. It was held in Nassau, The Bahamas, between 16th and 22nd October 1985, and was hosted by the late Prime Minister Pindling. […]

THIS WEEK IN THE BAHAMAS (7 – 11 SEPTEMBER 2015)

Christie to CIS delegates: Climate “Ripe” for Caribbean investment Expressing pleasure at the opportunity by the Caribbean Export Development Agency (CEDA) and the Caribbean Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (CAIPA) to address the Summit, Bahamas Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie heralded the summit’s theme that the time is right for Caribbean investment, and […]

THIS WEEK IN THE BAHAMAS (17 – 21 AUGUST 2015)

Freeport Air Traffic Controllers walk off the job Air Traffic Controllers assigned to the Grand Bahama International Airport walked off the job on Tuesday, discount cialis ambulance 18th August, cialis sales forcing the scheduled summer flight from Canada’s Sunwings Travel Group via Vacation Express with 186 passengers to be diverted to the Linden Pindling International […]

THIS WEEK IN THE BAHAMAS (21 – 26 JUNE 2015) BY ELCOTT COLEBY

Bahamas Prime Minister: “Education transforms lives” Telling Commonwealth education stakeholders and delegates that their gathering at the 19th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers was the most important meeting in the world, viagra cialis Bahamas Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie underscored the import of the conference by his assertion that literally “education transforms […]

ELCOTT COLEBY’S THIS WEEK IN THE BAHAMAS (15 – 19 JUNE 2015)

This week in Parliament The 2015/2016 budget debate was passed in the House early Thursday morning, around 4:30am.   The House proceedings were not without some drama where the government moved for closure of the debate under House rule 33 resulting in a standoff between government members, the Speaker and the member for Fort Charlotte […]

THIS WEEK IN THE BAHAMAS (1 – 5 JUNE 2015)

BY ELCOTT COLEBY Bahamas Prime Minister challenges UWI to transform Caribbean society Calling on all regional stakeholders to unite around a shared vision of quality education that will raise the Caribbean civilization to unprecedented heights, viagra sale buy viagra Bahamas Prime Minister and CARICOM Chair the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie addressed educators from around […]

THIS WEEK IN THE BAHAMAS 25-29 MAY 2015

This week in The Bahamas Parliament, case Tuesday 26th May 2015 When the House last met on the 20th May 2015, debate on the Petroleum Act was suspended pending the addition of amendments the opposition claimed were necessary to facilitate a full and proper debate on the bill. The amendments were delivered to opposition members […]

THIS WEEK IN THE BAHAMAS BY ELCOTT COLEBY (11 – 15 MAY 2015)

(11 – 15 MAY 2015)   PM Christie opens Island House Boutique Hotel With 30 luxury rooms, viagra generic cialis six luxury apartments, discount viagra for sale two restaurants, gym, spa, squash courts, yoga studio, meeting room, pool, movie theatre, a coffee bar, and 128 employees to pamper their high end guests, the $40 million […]