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4th Apr, 2017Parliament to be dissolved on 11th April

Prime Minister Perry Christie of the Bahamas has announced that parliament will be dissolved on 11th April. No date for the general election has been announced but it is expected […] more ->

15th Jun, 2015IMF 2015 Article IV Consultation with The Bahamas

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2015 Article IV Consultation with The Bahamas Press Release No. 15/269 June 10, 2015 On June 8, 2015, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund […] more ->

30th Mar, 2015IMF completes Article IV consultation with The Bahamas

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has completed its Article IV consultation with The Bahamas. The full press release as published on the IMF website is as follows; “IMF Mission Concludes […] more ->

8th Jan, 2015Hope Strachan named as new Minister of Financial Services

Prime Minister Perry G. Christie has appointed Mrs. Hope Strachan to be the new Minister of Financial Services. Mrs Strachan was previously the Minister of State in the Ministry of […] more ->

27th Jan, 2014IMF banks on Baha Mar to help reduce unemployment

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has concluded an Article IV consultation with The Bahamas. The Fund notes that GDP is expected to grow by 2% for 2013 but increase somewhat […] more ->

12th May, 2012New PM appoints Cabinet

The new Prime Minister of the Bahamas, Perry Christie, has appointed an enlarged Cabinet following the victory of his Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) in Monday’s general election. The full list […] more ->

8th May, 2012PLP win landslide election

The Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) of Perry Christie has defied all of the pundits and won a massive victory in yesterday’s general election. Although final results have yet to be […] more ->

7th May, 2012General election today

A general election is taking place today in the Bahamas. Around 172,000 voters will elect 38 representatives (down from 41 in 2007) to the Bahamas House of Assembly. Voting will […] more ->

11th Apr, 2012Election on 7th May

Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham dissolved parliament yesterday evening and declared a general election for 7th May. The prime minister’s party, the Free National Movement (FNM) will be looking to secure […] more ->

17th Dec, 2011Housing minister sacked

Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham has advised the Governor General that Housing Minister, Kenneth Russell has been relieved of his ministerial duties. The sacking came about as a result of Russell […] more ->