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DG Jibrilu: Tourism On The Rebound Butler- Turner: FNM Unprepared For Convention
 

DG Jibrilu: Tourism On The Rebound

Visitor arrivals to The Bahamas have generally taken an upward turn in the last six months, and Director General of Tourism Joy Jibrilu said her ministry is hopeful that this trend will continue. Figures released by The Ministry of Tourism (MOT) yesterday revealed that air arrivals for the first quarter of this year hiked by […]

Butler- Turner: FNM Unprepared For Convention

A day leading into the Free National Movement’s (FNM) Convention, Leader Hopeful Loretta Butler-Turner again expressed disgust that the convention’s committee has in her view, neglected to efficiently prepare for the start of today’s convention.  Mrs. Butler-Turner, in an interview with The Bahama Journal, said there are missteps that should have been addressed by the […]

Minnis: I Will Emerge As Leader

28 July 2016

Opposition Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis during last night’s opening of the Free National Movement’s (FNM) National Convention assured party delegates that he will “emerge as leader” once the convention comes to a close on Friday. Dr. Minnis gave his opening speech last night at the convention, which not only spoke to victory, but also to […]

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Watson: Party Will Mend Itself

28 July 2016

Former Deputy Prime Minister Frank Watson refuted commentary that said the Free National Movement will be unable to mend itself after this year’s general convention. Mr. Watson spoke with The Journal outside of the convention at the Melia Nassau Beach Resort and used the opportunity to reiterate his support for Long Island MP Loretta Butler-Turner […]

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Roberts: Ingraham Dead Wrong On Baha Mar

28 July 2016

Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Chairman Bradley Roberts said former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham is “dead wrong on Baha Mar and his views are dangerous to our sovereignty.” Mr. Ingraham this week told reporters that he warned Prime Minister Perry Christie not to place the beleaguered Cable Beach mega resort into liquidation – advice the nation’s […]

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Unusual Heat Won’t Fuel More Hurricanes

28 July 2016

The temperatures are above their normal average this year and while warm water is a key ingredient for hurricanes the unusually warm weather will not have an effect on the number of possible hurricanes. According to Acting Senior Director at the Department of Meteorology Jeffrey Simmons warm water mainly acts as a source of energy. […]

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“Domestic Tourism is In”

28 July 2016

Against the perception that domestic tourism is often misunderstood and downplayed by Bahamians, Director General of Tourism Joy Jibrilu yesterday encouraged Bahamians to grow an interest for domestic tourism, which she said would have a valuable impact on the country. Noting that each island of The Bahamas is unique, in an interview with The Bahama […]

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52 Positions For The Taking

28 July 2016

Free National Movement (FNM) delegates yesterday casted their votes for 52 positions in the party that did not include the party’s top five posts namely leader, deputy leader, treasurer, general secretary and national chairman. Those positions would not be voted on until Friday. FNM Chairman Sidney Collie spoke with The Bahama Journal just hours before […]

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JNCP Launches Junkanoo Think Tank

27 July 2016

Officials of the Junkanoo Corporation of New Providence (JCNP) says “Junkanoo can help us face the challenges of today” and they will aim to do so through the launch of the JCNP Think Tank that will develop a road map for the Junkanoo community. The initiative will focus on making Junkanoo more than just “Getting […]

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Pair Convicted Of Triple Manslaughter To Be Sentenced

27 July 2016

Shawn Knowles and Timothy Saunders responsible for the deaths of three friends were to be sentenced Tuesday afternoon however Justice Stephen Isaacs instead gave a written sentence date. The two males were tried and convicted by an 8-4 guilty verdict jury for causing the deaths of Chackara Rahming, Erica Ward and Edward Braynen. Knowles was […]

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56 Tested For Zika In The Bahamas—No Confirmed Cases

27 July 2016

With five confirmed cases of the Zika Virus reported by the Ministry of Health over in the Turks and Caicos Islands, medical officials in The Bahamas have said this is no cause for alarm. It was revealed yesterday in a press briefing at the Ministry of Health, that although there were 56 persons that displayed […]

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Gov’t Announces Aviation Upgrades

27 July 2016

The Ministry of Transport and Aviation yesterday said works are underway for the modernized revamp in the country’s aviation sector. In a statement, the ministry described some of the devices expected during the upgrade. “The work underway includes the acquisition of a new radar which is expected to go live over the next few weeks […]

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