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Sands: Gov’t committed to right balance of professionals for healthcare

The Government of The Bahamas is committed to ensuring that the country has the right balance of doctors, nurses and all of the other professionals required for the advancement of healthcare moving forward, Minister of Health Dr. the Hon. Duane E.L. Sands said Monday. “Our government has recognized the value of a holistic approach to […]

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COOPER HIGHLIGHTS DISMAL ECONOMIC INDICATORS

Opposition Deputy Chester Cooper said the reality on theground for most Bahamians is harshly different than the rosy picture thegovernment wishes to paint of the economy. While the government he said is basking in the glow of praise from the IMF, indicators in the country are dismal.  In a statement released  yesterday, Mr. Cooper said the […]

SUPT. MARINO HINDS RESPONDS TO US REPORT

18 April 2019

Police traffic division Superintendent Marino Hinds stated yesterday that he has a slightly different view from the United States’ Safety and Crime Report, which states that police is slow to respond to traffic accidents.   Mr. Hinds insisted that the police force’s response time is consistent with that of all Caribbean islands and the world.  “We believe […]

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Equipment failure leads to load shedding

18 April 2019

There has been another day of electricity  load shedding  in  New Providence yesterday. It happened  every two hours,  much to the annoyance of residents and business owners. Addressing the issue at a Chamber of Commerce Power Breakfast at the Hilton hotel  yesterday  morning was BPL Executive Director Patrick Rollins, who said it’s due to an […]

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WSC UNIONS VOTE TO STRIKE

18 April 2019

Labour woes are  intensifying at the Water and Sewerage Corporation where unionized  members  of staff  voted to strike. This  happened  in the face of what it has termed turmoil at the government corporation that recently led to a sit out . The polls opened as early as 9:00AM yesterday, with union members filing towards the […]

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PLP SAYS “ MINISTER NOT FRANK ON PUBLIC REHIRING”

17 April 2019

The Progressive Liberal Party says the organization  has been flooded with reports that the Free National Movement Minister for the Public Service  has not been frank with the Bahamian public about the government’s rehiring practices. The PLP said this follows its statement last weekend about the hypocrisy of the Minister Brenzil Rolle about the rehiring […]

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“ FISCAL POLICY FLAWED”

17 April 2019

The leader of the  Democratic National Alliance, Arinthia S. Komolafe says, efforts  of the government to address the fiscal challenges are flawed and socially disruptive.” She said, “the current  Free National Movement administration is notorious for not taking advice or counsel originating from locals, but has gained a reputation for moving with haste to implement recommendations made by international and […]

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Minister Seeks Public’s Help On Corruption

17 April 2019

The government is  seeking the public’s help in weeding out corruption within the Department of  Immigration. Immigration Minister Brent Symonette claims that he is  going after rogue Immigration Officers – those who accept bribes to release migrants from the Carmichael Road Detention Centre. This comes on the heels of the latest U .S. State Department’s Human Rights Report that […]

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Minister Refutes Claims On Prison Commissioner

17 April 2019

Claims by the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP), that the new Commissioner of  The Bahamas Department of Corrections was politically motivated were refuted and dismissed by National Security Minister, Marvin Dames.  In a statement issued by the leader of the opposition, The PLP said they do not support the appointment as “there appears to have been […]

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Sands Refutes Terminated Doctor Claims

17 April 2019

Health Minister Dr. Duane Sands has refuted  claims that an Executive Board member of the Bahamas Doctors’ Union (BDU) was terminated without warning.  Instead, he says,  the doctor’s contract was not renewed and that there is nothing unlawful about it “Nobody was terminated. I’m aware of a person whose contract was not renewed, but certainly they were not […]

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PAVING OF MILO BUTLER HIGHWAY TO BEGIN NEXT WEEK

17 April 2019

The General Manager of BAHAMIX, Ryan Rahming informed the general public yesterday  that the paving of Milo Butler Highway will commence on Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019 at 9:30 am – 2:30 pm daily  and will continue for 12 working days. Mr. Rahming says that the Ministry of Public Works/Bahamix will be carrying out the previously scheduled Road Preparatory and […]

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DNA CALLS FOR EXPULSION OF VIOLENT STUDENTS

16 April 2019

The Democratic National Alliance (DNA)  says “It is time for the Minister, along with the Ministry of Education to bring about plans that counter violence in schools.  Legislation must be placed to make serious actions punishable by imprisonment and granting school authorities to permanently expel violent students.” The Party said,“Teachers are one of the most valued professionals […]

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