Home » Breaking News (page 849)

Breaking News

DNA: PM’s BPL concerns too late

Democratic National Alliance (DNA) Leader Branville McCartney yesterday questioned the seriousness of Prime Minister Perry Christie’s call for an investigation into Bahamas Power and Light’s (BPL) recent “state of instability”, and said the prime minister’s concerns were “too late”. On Monday, at the opening ceremony for the ninth International Civil Aviation Organization Air Services Negotiation Conference, Christie said he was “as ...

Read More »

Supreme court roofing falls, damages cars

Two vehicles have been damaged by fallen metal roofing panels from the main Supreme Court building on Bank Lane, The Nassau Guardian has learned. A 10-foot panel crashed onto a truck belonging to a judge’s clerk yesterday, almost three weeks after panelling dented the roof of the vehicle assigned to Acting Justice Guillimina Archer Minns. The truck was scratched by ...

Read More »

Chief justice strikes out irregular sentence

The chief justice yesterday found an “irregularity” occurred during a magistrate’s handling of a trial when she rescinded a conditional discharge and moved to conviction. However, Magistrate Subusola Swain made no mention of the conditional discharge in the record of the proceedings against Erica Morris, where she was required to pay Eric Fox, of Teen Challenge, $1,000, attend anger management ...

Read More »

New immigration officers urged not to be ‘swayed’ by inducements

Forty new immigration officers have been urged to maintain their integrity in carrying out their duties. During a graduation ceremony held on Friday, December 2 at the Royal Bahamas Police College, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration Fred Mitchell congratulated the officers for their achievement and urged them not to be “taken in” by potential bribes and gifts. “Integrity is ...

Read More »

Gray: Letter to Gomez rescinded

Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources V. Alfred Gray said yesterday his October letter to Bahamas Ambassador to China Paul Andy Gomez giving him the green light to further pursue a $2.1 billion China-Bahamas agri-fisheries project in Andros was rescinded. While a guest on the Guardian Radio talk show ‘2 to 4’ with Adrian Francis, Gray was asked whether he ...

Read More »

‘Blackouts could be human error’

Prime Minister Perry Christie said yesterday he has been unofficially advised that recent challenges at Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) which led to island-wide power outages in New Providence could have been the result of “human error”. However, BPL CEO Pamela Hill said she was “not actually familiar” with the prime minister’s explanation. Last Tuesday, a cable fault at the ...

Read More »

BPL promises system upgrade

Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) CEO Pamela Hill said yesterday the company will make investments in its system to strengthen both New Providence power plants in upcoming months to prevent frequent power outages as summer 2017 approaches. There were two island-wide blackouts over the past few days, which Hill said were as a result of challenges at the company’s Clifton ...

Read More »

Constituency association responds to Key controversy

The Central and South Abaco branch of the Free National Movement (FNM) has responded to area MP Edison Key’s scathing takedown of FNM Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis, claiming it wanted to clear up any misconceptions left in the wake of Key’s recent comments highlighted in The Nassau Guardian. Key, 78, told The Guardian and its National Review section over the weekend ...

Read More »

Roberts: PLP would welcome Key with open arms

Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Chairman Bradley Roberts said yesterday the party would welcome Central and South Abaco MP Edison Key back into its fold with “open arms”. Key confirmed on Saturday that he will not run again on the Free National Movement’s (FNM) ticket, claiming FNM Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis has plotted behind his back with certain operatives in Abaco ...

Read More »