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The government will spend $19 million annually on the Bahamas Government Tertiary Education Grant Programme at the University of The Bahamas (UB), Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest said yesterday. The implementation of the grant represents the fulfillment of the Free National Movement’s (FNM) campaign promise of free tuition for Bahamians at the university. The grant will

Auditor general’s outsourced audits cost govt over $500k

The government has spent over $500,000 on the Office of the Auditor General’s external audits, which include several forensic audits promised when it first came to

Bahamas maintains tier one ranking in trafficking report

For the fifth year in a row, The Bahamas held on to its tier one ranking in the U.S. Department of State’s 2019 Trafficking in

Court cuts sentence of man who raped woman with children in bed

A man who raped a woman as she lie in bed with her children has had his 25-year prison term cut on appeal to 20

Parties exchange blame for state of Children’s Ward glect’ falls at FNM’s feet

Shadow Minister of Health Dr. Michael Darville yesterday denied claims made by Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis in Parliament on Wednesday that the Christie administration

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100 Haitian migrants apprehended

Authorities apprehended 100 Haitian migrants in waters off Inagua on Thursday afternoon, according to the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF). The migrants –

NHI expansion delayed to 2021

The expansion of the National Health Insurance (NHI) program will be delayed by six months, Minister of Health Dr. Duane

Boarders cost PMH $18k daily

The government spends roughly $18,000 each day to take care of homeless patients at Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH), a report

Pair accused of beating man denied bail

Two males charged with causing grievous bodily harm over the beating of a man have been denied bail. Stephen Rolle, 20,

Govt to transform Arawak Cay area

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis announced yesterday the government will redevelop the area from Arawak Cay to Junkanoo Beach into

New tax-free zones eyed

Five additional areas will soon be designated Economic Empowerment Zones and will qualify for tax-free concessions, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert