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BPSU Protests Outside Cabinet

Hundreds of public service workers yesterday huddled in the rain at the entrance of the Cabinet office downtown staging a sick-out and protesting with one intention, a meeting with the prime minister.  This after some 200 members at the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) walked off the job on Wednesday.  Bahamas Public Services Union (BPSU) President […]

Marco Alert

$3.5 Million MARCO Alert Contract Signed

The Bahamas yesterday joined 18 other countries with child abduction alert systems, after signing a $3.5 million contract with Bahamian company Multimedia Technologies for the long-awaited MARCO Alert System.  This system implemented on the eve of Marco Archer’s 19th birthday, is patterned after the Amber Alert system in the United States.  Minister of National Security […]

Maynard Projects $50 Million Needed to Fix BPL

23 August 2019

Bahamas Electrical Workers Union President Paul Maynard said it will take at least $50 million for Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) to fix its power generation issues and put an end to the incessant load shedding.  Yesterday, Mr. Maynard, who has never minced words when discussing issues at the power giant, told The Bahama Journal […]

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BUT President Not Confident Schools Will Be Ready

23 August 2019

Bahamas Union of Teachers (BUT) President Belinda Wilson said she is not confidant all public schools will be ready for the opening of the new school year.  Wilson made this comment yesterday while touring CR Walker Senior High School, DW Davis Junior High School, CH Reeves Junior High School and LW Young Junior High School.  […]

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Mitchell Warns of School Opening Delay

23 August 2019

Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Chairman Fred Mitchell warned on Wednesday that schools may not open on time due to late starts on repairs and alleged late payments to contractors.  In a nearly two minute video outside CR Walker Senior High School in the rain, the chairman blistered the Free National Movement (FMN) for not speaking […]

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‘BPSU Protest Unnecessary,’ Says Pinder

23 August 2019

Labour Director John Pinder said while he sympathizes with union members, yesterday’s protest by the Bahamas Public Services Union (BPSU) was unnecessary.  Quoting former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham, Mr. Pinder said, “It’s better to have half a slice of bread than none at all.” He was referring to Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis offering to […]

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BDU Wants Pay System – Doctors Strike Continues

23 August 2019

Speaking after a union meeting yesterday morning, Bahamas Doctors Union (BDU) President Melisande Bassett said while the Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) promised the money owed to junior doctors, a system is needed to ensure that doctor’s receive their funds. Since Wednesday’s strike action, BDU officials met with the prime minister and are waiting for a […]

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Man Shot in Elizabeth Estates

22 August 2019

Police are investigating a shooting incident that occurred on Tuesday, which left a man in hospital.  According to police, shortly before 10 p.m. a man was at a home on Commonwealth Boulevard, Elizabeth Estates, when he was approached by a male armed with a firearm, who shot him multiple times about the body before running […]

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Davis Saddened by BPL’s Affects on Senior Citizens

22 August 2019

Opposition Leader Philip Davis was left saddened after touring Pat’s Senior Citizens’ Home yesterday to assess the impact the incessant power outages played on the home. The tour revealed that beds are down, appliances like refrigerators and air conditioners were lost, a number of food items had to be thrown out and medicines had to […]

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PHA Explains Junior Doctors’ Holiday Pay

22 August 2019

The Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) yesterday explained that in the Bahamas Doctors Union’s (BDU) Industrial Agreements of 2014 and 2017, related to holiday pay, it was recommended and approved by the PHA Board for Management to negotiate a settlement of holiday pay for junior doctors to cover the period from June 16, 2014 through October […]

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BPSU President: ‘Enough is Enough’

22 August 2019

The Bahamas Public Services Union (BPSU) President Kimsley Ferguson said “enough is enough” and vowed to continue to fight, as some 200 members at the Princess Margret Hospital (PMH) withdrew their services and walked off the job yesterday.   According to Ferguson, the strike came on the heels of a meeting with Prime Minister Dr. […]

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CCTV Contract Signing Next Month

22 August 2019

Minister of National Security Marvin Dames announced yesterday that a contract for the implementation of CCTV to assist with the country’s crime fighting initiatives will be signed next month.  “I’m happy to report here today that a Bahamian company won this bid, and in a few short weeks, we’re about to sign the contract for […]

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