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Females make up a large number of the Senate

Katherine (Kay) Forbes-Smith received her Instruments of Appointment yesterday to serve in the Senate. Forbes-Smith is expected to be named president of the Upper Chamber. Pictured making the presentation was Governor General Dame Marguerite Pindling (right). (PHOTOS: TORRELL GLINTON)

With the Parliamentary Secretaries in their respective ministries and Senators receiving their Instruments of Appointment yesterday, Monday, May 22, at Government House, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis completed the appointments making up the new Free National Movement governing administration. Several young and experienced Grand Bahamians and a goodly number of females received governmental assignments yesterday,…
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Former PM: My season in politics has now ended

SEASON ENDED – Former Prime Minister Perry G. Christie, last night, announced his resignation as Leader of the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) after 20 years.

Former Prime Minister Perry G. Christie has resigned as Leader of the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP). The announcement came last night (Monday, May 15) at the party’s headquarters in New Providence. Five days after the PLP suffered, what many termed a devastating defeat at the polls, Christie met with council members, told those gathered that his…
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Minnis takes charge

Dr. Hubert A. Minnis, yesterday, signed the documents to officially become the fourth Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, during a ceremony at Goverment House. Governor General Dame Marguerite Pindling presided over the ceremony, and at right presented the new prime minister with his Instruments of Office. (PHOTOS: TNG)

Less than 24 hours after a landslide win, where the Free National Movement (FNM) secured the government of The Bahamas, grabbing 34 of the 39 seats in the country’s General Election on Wednesday, May 10, Leader of the party Dr. Hubert A. Minnis was sworn-in as the fourth Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The…
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Carnival Cruise Lines, PLP inks $100m HOA

Officials from Carnival Cruise Line and the Bahamian government signed an agreement yesterday, during a special signing ceremony in Freeport, Grand Bahama, for the construction of a new cruise port facility to be funded and operated by Carnival Cruise Line on Grand Bahama Island.

Prime Minister Perry Christie and Carnival Cruise Lines’ executives inked papers for the Heads of Agreement (HOA) on a proposed $100m construction of a cruise port and destination in Eastern Grand Bahama. The historic signing took place yesterday, Tuesday, May 2, at the Grand Lucayan Resort, where Christie said the getting to this point was…
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