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Bishop Calls for Unity Gov’t Revenue Bust
 
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Bishop Calls for Unity

Bahamas Christian Council President Bishop Delton Fernander encouraged Bahamians, during yesterday’s National Prayer Service, to put aside all that divides the nation and come together to rebuild The Bahamas.   “We are now left with the herculean task of rebuilding the northern most islands of our country and in doing so we must examine how we […]

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Gov’t Revenue Bust

The near collapse of the economies of Abaco and Grand Bahama caused by Hurricane Dorian will drastically reduce the government’s income for a few years.  According to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest, it is estimated that the country’s revenue will be hit with a $200 million shortfall because of the hurricane’s […]

ALIV Introduces ‘Together App’

19 September 2019

ALIV announced on Tuesday its new “Together App” for local charities and organizations to raise thousands of dollars. The cellular company has partnered with REV and FCIBC to create a platform that uses technology to bring financial resources and communities together in a very simple and transparent way. ALIV Chief Commercial Officer Gravette Brown said […]

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Surinamese Woman Objects to Drug Charge

19 September 2019

The arraignment of 55-year-old Ifna Magda Pinas has been pushed back again after she appeared in the Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.  Accompanied with an interpreter, Magistrate Andrew Forbes read the second charge, possession of dangerous drugs with intent to supply, to Pinas. That’s when she objected to the charge and said she didn’t intend to […]

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Ministry of Education to File Trade Dispute

19 September 2019

The Ministry of Education plans to file a trade dispute following failed attempts to resolve the issue at Carlton Francis Primary School. Minister of Education Jeffrey Lloyd said yesterday that there is a process to address grievances that he’s asking the union to follow. Since that hasn’t happened, the ministry is forced to take the […]

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Teachers Demand Principal’s Removal

19 September 2019

Irate Carlton Francis Primary School teachers are calling for the removal of the school’s principal after they showed up to work on Wednesday morning and met more than 15 police officers at the gate restricting them from entering the Baillou Hill Road campus.  Teachers and union executives have been locked in an ongoing issue with […]

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One Cent Coin Elimination By 2020

19 September 2019

The Central Bank of The Bahamas announced plans to eliminate the one cent coin by 2020 following recommendations of a study on the issuance, demands and use of the penny. “The proposal is that the one cent coin should cease to be legal tender with effect from December 31, 2020. If the one cent coin […]

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‘NIB Confidential Files Secured During Dorian’

19 September 2019

The confidentiality of government files are being questioned after some Hurricane victims sought shelter at the Government Complex in Marsh Harbour, Abaco during and immediately following Dorian’s passage.  However, Minister of Public Service and National Insurance Brensil Rolle assured that the files at the National Insurance Board (NIB) on islands affected by Hurricane Dorian were […]

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Double Homicide on Gladstone Road- Man Shot Dead in Fox Hill

18 September 2019

Police are investigating two separate homicides which have left three persons dead and two others with non-life threatening injuries.  According to police, on Tuesday shortly after 4 a.m. they responded to an apartment complex on Gladstone Road where they discovered a male and female unresponsive with visible injuries to their bodies.  Paramedics were called to […]

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Surinamese Woman’s Arraignment Postponed

18 September 2019

Surinamese national 55-year-old Ifna Magda Pinas appeared in the Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday for an arraignment, but it was postponed due to a language barrier. The lawyer, originally planned to represent Pinas, found out that she only spoke a Creole dialect called “Taki Taki”- a mixture of Dutch and English.  In addition, Pinas did not […]

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1.5 Billion Pounds of Debris in Abaco – Removal Costs Millions

18 September 2019

Minister of the Environment and Housing Romauld Ferreria estimated that it will cost tens of millions of dollars to remove some 1.5 billion pounds of debris from Abaco following Hurricane Dorian. While potential lay down sites have been identified on that island, Minister Ferreira said it will only swamp the Abaco landfill. “Marsh Harbour has […]

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UB Introduces $25,000 ‘Annie’ Russell Scholarship

18 September 2019

University of The Bahamas (UB) introduced a new scholarship, MBE Memorial Scholarship Award, worth $25,000 in honour of the renowned Bahamian preschool educator Helen “Annie” Russell.  The award will fund higher education for a deserving student enrolled in the Early Childhood Education programme at UB. At the signing ceremony were her children Dr. Barry Russell and Barbara […]

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