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Junkanoo Groups Get Increase in Seed Money Cooper Declares Bid for PLP Deputy Leader
 
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Junkanoo Groups Get Increase in Seed Money

Youth, Sports and Culture Minister Michael Pintard yesterday during the official hand over of seed money to Junkanoo group leaders and representatives said it is the aim of the Free National Movement (FNM) to expand the culture of Junkanoo and made a commitment to the groups that seed money will be given in early 2018. […]

Chester Cooper for Deputy Leader of PLP

Cooper Declares Bid for PLP Deputy Leader

Member of Parliament for Exuma and Ragged Island Chester Cooper in a big announcement yesterday, declared his bid to offer himself for the office of Deputy Leader of the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP), promising that he will seek to return core values and principles the party once had. Yesterday at a press conference in the […]

Paying The Price For Rudeness

22 September 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 […]

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Manpower Audit for Police

22 September 2017

Minister of National Security Marvin Dames announced that the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) is undergoing a manpower audit, which is a part of revising and reforming the underperforming anti-crime initiatives. In his address on crime in the House of Assembly on Wednesday, Dames said the success of any crime plan must include as one […]

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$340K Bimini Drug Bust

22 September 2017

Police made another major drug bust in Bimini on Wednesday evening.   According to police, officers were patrolling Kings Highway around 11 p.m. on Wednesday when they spotted a suspicious looking vehicle.   A search revealed nine nylon bags, each containing suspected marijuana.   The male occupants of the vehicle, both residents of the island, […]

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Dames: ‘Electronic Monitoring Failed Crime Fight’

22 September 2017

Minister of National Security Marvin Dames revealed that anti-crime initiatives, which includes CCTV and electronic monitoring has failed. In his address to the House of Assembly on Wednesday, Dames said for years The Bahamas has been spending millions of dollars on anti-crime programs and the acquisition of modern crime fighting tools and equipment, but based […]

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PLP Govt Disagreed with BPL’s Plan

22 September 2017

President of the Bahamas Electrical Workers Union (BEWU) Paul Maynard said the former Progressive Liberal Party administration disagreed with the proposed business plan which supports the termination of Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) employees. Mr. Maynard’s comments came during an interview with The Bahama Journal yesterday, where he explained that former Deputy Prime Minister Philip […]

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Complaints Filed Over Club Land’or Employees’ Salaries

22 September 2017

Formal complaints concerning the delinquent payment of salaries at Club Land’or has been filed in the Office of the Attorney General, according to Minister of Labour Senator Dion Foulkes.   Following the opening of the International Labour Organization Workshop on Wednesday, Mr. Foulkes spoke with The Bahama Journal about the current concerns with the now […]

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Residents Warned of Potential Tornadoes and Flooding

22 September 2017

The Bahamas Department of Meteorology has put residents of the southeastern islands of The Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands on a high alert for possible floods as Hurricane Maria got a little stronger as it moves towards that area. “Hurricane Maria also has the potential to produce several tornadoes as it moves along […]

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Audited BPL Report Reveals Abuse

22 September 2017

Minister of Works Desmond Bannister said the audited report from Ernst and Young confirmed that Bahamas Power and Light’s (BPL) theft scandal involved a total of some 41 fraudulent cheques that were issued to 13 fictitious vendors totaling over $1.8 million.   Mr. Bannister highlighted the findings of the report in House of Assembly on […]

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CTO Launches Hurricane Relief Fund

21 September 2017

The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has activated its “CTO Relief Fund” through GoFundMe to help families and countries rebuild after hurricanes, particularly in the wake of the massive category 5 Hurricane Irma, which has impacted a number of member countries.   All of the money raised through the CTO’s Relief Fund will be sent directly to […]

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Dames Outlines Plan to Tackle Guns and Gangs

21 September 2017

As crime continues to be a plague to the nation, Minister of National Security Marvin Dames announced that the government has established a new multi-agency operation across law enforcement departments to deal with the challenges of guns, gangs, drugs and human trafficking.   Dames’ announcement came during his contribution to the debate in the House […]

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