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Tornado Damages Abaco Airport

The Treasure Cay airport sustained some extensive damage  after being hit  by   tornado activity over the weekend. North Abaco administrator Tereece  Bootle in an interview with The Journal confirmed the severe rain and wind caused some extensive damage to the facility. “For the most part it is the exterior of the Treasure Cay Airport. […]

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LAWYER THROWN OUT

A chaotic scene developed at the Carmichael Detention Center yesterday morning following a brief standoff between Immigration officers and Rights Bahamas President and Human Rights attorney Fred Smith, that ultimately led to the Queen’s Counsel being forcibly removed from the Center. The incident  took place shortly before 11:00am  as Mr. Smith came to see his […]

FAO Partners with Gov’t

12 December 2017

With more than 4,000 students in the public school sector going without lunch on a daily basis, and while Operating with a budget of $3.29 million, The Ministry of Education, along with several other government agencies, including the Ministry of Agriculture, launched its National School Lunch Programme during a two-day workshop with the Food and […]

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Consumer Commission warns shoppers

12 December 2017

As persons  spend their money on  loved ones this Christmas season, some consumers often pay no attention to prices as they spend their money. Chairman of  The Consumer Protection Commission, Philip Beneby  has  offered some economic and efficient holiday shopping tips, as this is the busiest time of the year for shoppers and retailers. Addressing […]

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“PEOPLE ARE HURTING”—Charities under seige

12 December 2017

In a stagnant  economy, with  a moratorium on hiring and the constant layoffs  of workers have  all been contributing factors to the hard  economic times for many Bahamians.  Due to this,  local charities and shelters have all seen an increase in numbers of persons needing assistance, particularly this Christmas season. “Over the last couple of […]

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Human Rights Group Commends Symonette

12 December 2017

Rights Bahamas has commended  Minister of Immigration Brent Symonette for publicly recognizing that there was never any lawful basis for deporting missing detainee Jean Rony Jean-Charles to Haiti. Rights Bahamas said they consider the minister’s statements to represent a huge step forward in terms of migrants rights in The Bahamas. “We ask him to go […]

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Hopes for New Jobs Next Year

12 December 2017

Despite a number of layoffs in the private and public sectors  leading up to the holiday season, Director of  Labour Robert Farquharson said he is hopeful that new jobs will be created in the new year. The Bank of the Bahamas, The Gaming Board, The Ministry of Tourism, Resorts World Bimini and The Department Of […]

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Bahamas Signs 3 Air Service Agreements

11 December 2017

A major announcement in the tourism and aviation sector, as Tourism Minister Dionisio D’aguilar revealed he has  signed three (3) Air Service Agreements (ASAs) on behalf of The Bahamas with Qatar, Australia and Finland. This brings a total of  eleven   ASAs agreed between the Bahamas and other countries.  Agreements were previously signed with the Netherlands, Curaçao, Singapore, Brazil, United Arab Emirates, […]

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No Revival for offshore banking, says analyst

11 December 2017

Former Free National Movement MP and financial analyst, Lester Turnquest says  The Bahamas has not truly escaped the confines of the European Union’s daunted blacklist,  but its absence is only brief peace offering for what’s to come. The Bahamas was spared from being blacklisted as a tax haven in the European Union’s (EU) December 2017 […]

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Amnesty International Calls For Urgent Action For Jean-Charles

11 December 2017

The  human rights group, Amnesty International has  issued an “Urgent Action Bulletin” on behalf of Jean Rony Jean-Charles,  after his family claimed that they did not know his whereabouts  after being deported from the Bahamas. An urgent call has been made to hundreds of amnesty associates, according to a press statement by Rights Bahamas. “An […]

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BAR PRESIDENT CALLS FOR ACCOUNTABILITY

11 December 2017

As a society we suffer generally from a basic failure of Social Studies in our understanding of the Constitutional Order . This is the view of the President of the Bahamas Bar Association Kahlil Parker. He made  the statement   during his address to a room filled with eager law students from the Eugene Dupuch […]

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Judicial Reviews Still Ongoing

11 December 2017

The Clifton Review The Clifton Review is a tri-weekly column that examines the question of the Clifton project along with the evolution of the war between two billionaires, the links to unsavory characters, the use of the courts for personal agendas, the involvement of a political party, and the attacks on the Government of The […]

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