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Govt Offers to Buy Grand Lucayan

The possible boost of the economy of the nation’s second city Freeport is in the offing with the revelation that the government has made an offer to Hutchinson Whampoa to purchase the Grand Lucayan Resort.   This was revealed by Press Secretary Anthony Newbold during the the government’s weekly press briefing.   While details of […]

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Minister defends perceived conflict

Health Minister Dr. Duane Sands said the surgical procedures he performed as a sitting cabinet minister is because he’s only one of a few doctors who specialties in the field.   Dr. Sands’ comments are in response to criticism from Progressive Liberal Party Chairman Bradley Roberts.   Mr. Roberts said that Sands in his capacity […]

BPL APPOINTS BAHAMIANS AS NEW CEO AND COO

18 October 2017

Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) has appointed two Bahamians to head the management team. They include a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and a Chief Operating Officer (COO). Whitney Heastie, has been made CEO and Mrs. Christina Alston, with over 25 years of experience in the electricity utility sector, has been awarded the title of […]

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SENATOR MITCHELL CONDEMNS FNM GOV’T

18 October 2017

Senator Fred Mitchell has roundly criticized the Free National Movement Government for false promises and for constantly blaming the former administration for their inefficiencies. Mr. Mitchell spoke Monday night at the PLP’s central regional meeting held at Columbus Primary School where he publicly condemned the current administration for appearing productive, but lacking in what they […]

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Illegal Immigrants Create Underground Economy

18 October 2017

Since the announcement by Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis, that all illegals immigrants in The Bahamas have until December 31st to regularize themselves or leave the country, it has been suggested that these immigrants create an underground economy that is not regulated. “We know that illegal immigration has been a long-standing problem in the country […]

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Minister “ Can’t Serve Two Masters,” Says Roberts

18 October 2017

Not letting up on his fierce criticism of Health Minister Dr. Duane Sands, Progressive Liberal Party Chairman Bradley Roberts has suggested that the Minister choose a side. In a statement released yesterday Mr. Roberts called on Prime Minister Hubert Minnis to eliminate the apparent conflict of interest. “To preserve the integrity of the institution called […]

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Murder Count 115- New CCTV system talks to begin

18 October 2017

With three murders in under 36 hours, National Security Minister Marvin Dames says a new CCTV set up and the revamping of the system to fix the issues will take place very soon. The country’s 115th murder took place last night when a young male was shot on Prison Lane off East Street. He was […]

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PM Defends Health Minister

18 October 2017

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis called out Progressive Liberal Party’s (PLP) Chairman, Bradley Roberts, referring to him as belligerent and out of touch, and accused him of political grandstanding. In a press statement, read by Press Secretary Anthony Newbold yesterday, Dr. Minnis said that he was not surprised by the comments Mr. Roberts made as […]

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Father of two Murdered

17 October 2017

The country recorded its 113th homicide last night when a young man, Gregory Hanna, also known as “Scrille” succumbed to gunshot wounds. Police say he was believed to be in his twenties.   The incident occurred around 7pm on Ida Street.   Also, a 33-year-old husband and father of two children became the country’s’ 112th murder […]

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ALIV Events Manager Models with Mom for Breast Cancer Awareness

17 October 2017

ALIV was not just the title sponsor for the Remilda Rose Spring/ Summer 2018 fashion show, but also intimately involved in a night of fashions.   The event which took place Sunday at Superclubs Breezes Resort was in aid of The Cancer Society of the Bahamas.   ALIV Events, Sponsorship and Community Manager, Bianca Bethel-Sawyer […]

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GAMBLING ON THE RISE IN HIGH SCHOOLS

17 October 2017

Drug use among students has decreased in some schools, but another vice or addiction is starting to infiltrate schools. That is gambling. Eloise Whyms, Principal of The Government High School told The Journal yesterday, “for the 2016/2017 academic year, we have had less incidents with drugs. What we have seen an increase in though is […]

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Barge Carrying Relief Supplies Ran Aground Off Long Island

17 October 2017

A barge carrying hurricane relief supplies to Caribbean countries ran aground off the coast of Grays, Long Island, in the Bahamas on the weekend. In a statement the island’s Member of Parliament, Adrian Gibson revealed that the barge was carrying heavy machinery, cell phone towers, utility poles, bucket trucks, a crane, approximately 7 thousand gallons […]

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