House of Assembly Communication: COVID-19 Response

 The Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis Monday, 27 April 2020   Mr. Speaker: The House meets today to approve a Resolution extending emergency powers in The Bahamas because of the COVID-19 global pandemic.   I also wish to provide the House and the Bahamian people with an update on a range of matters in my […]

KEY TAKEAWAYS COVID-19 Communication – 6 April

-Another lockdown period comes into effect on Wednesday 8 April at 9 p.m. until Tuesday 14 April at 5 a.m. -Until the new lockdown period (Wednesday 8 April 9.p.m), the 24-hour curfew will be observed. -Upon the expiration of the new lockdown (Tuesday 14 April 5a.m.), the 24-hour curfew will continue. -Lockdowns will occur every […]

Marijuana Report tabled in House of Assembly

Recommendations include legalization for medicinal use, decriminalization of possession of one ounce or less The legalization of cannabis for medical and scientific purposes and the decriminalization of possession of one ounce or less of cannabis for personal use for people over 21 are among the main recommendations included in the preliminary report from the Bahamas […]

Marijuana Report Tabled

Mr. Speaker: In coming to office, it was the objective of my Government to pursue policies to uplift Bahamians – and especially those who come from modest backgrounds as I did. In The Bahamas we have a criminal justice system that needs reform in a number of areas, including the possession of small amounts of […]

Prime Minister reports on earthquake tremors

Building codes may now have to take into consideration the impact of the effects of earthquakes in the region, Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis said yesterday in a Communication to the House of Assembly on the earthquake experienced in the Caribbean on Tuesday. While The Bahamas is not officially in the earthquake […]