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Conch Poisoning Outbreak PM Shuffles Cabinet
 
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Conch Poisoning Outbreak

The Ministry of Health confirmed yesterday that four cases of Vibrio Parahaemolyticus commonly known  as conch poisoning within the last 72-96 hours. Health officials says these four persons contracted this disease  after eating from Stalls at Potter’s Cay dock. The Health Minister Dr. Duane Sands in a press conference yesterday said the Ministry is monitoring […]

PM Shuffles Cabinet

Just one year after assuming the government, Prime Minister, Dr. Hubert Minnis  has  shuffled his Cabinet,  reallocating portfolios  of  four Ministers. A release from cabinet office stated that the reallocation in the portfolios  involved Ministers Renward Wells, Frankie Campbell, Michael Pintard and Lanisha Rolle. Minister Wells will be reassigned from the Ministry of Agriculture and […]

Call for Greater Caribbean Integration at CARICOM Meeting

06 July 2018

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica – The 39th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) got underway with a clarion call for greater Caribbean integration among the 15 member-states and associates. Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis led The Bahamas delegation to CARICOM, July 4-6, 2018.  Among the […]

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MARCO’S ALERT PILOT LAUNCHED

06 July 2018

Admittingly long overdue, the Marco’s Alert pilot was launched yesterday,  nearly seven years after its namesake, young Marco Archer, disappeared and was subsequently found dead. As National Security Minister, Marvin Dames explained, the pilot, a team effort by the police and Multimedia Technologies – gives both authorities and the public an opportunity to test the […]

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DAMES REJECTS PROMOTION CLAIMS

06 July 2018

National Security Minister Marvin Dames has  fired back at claims that he promoted a close friend to Assistant Superintendent, calling them  “absurd and disingenuous.” As Progressive Liberal Party Leader, Philip “Brave” Davis tells it, the friend helped compile the Police Force’s Manpower Audit that found that The RBPF is top heavy. However the Minister said, […]

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Pastors In Sympathy With Gaming Employees

06 July 2018

At least two of the  country’s Pastors believe that release of employees from gaming houses as a result of the 50 per cent  taxation imposed on gaming houses was unfortunate and unnecessary.   Bahamas Faith Ministries Senior Pastor Dave Burrows said the move was one of those being viewed   as push back from gaming […]

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Local Group Seeks to Legalize Marijuana

06 July 2018

Talks of decriminalizing marijuana have set the country abuzz over the past few days and the Bahamas Cannabis Research Institute (BACARI) launched their inaugural initiative in an effort to remove restrictions placed on the herb some 48 years ago.  This issue hit close to home for BACARI’S Chairman Terry Miller who reflected on the tarnished […]

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Davis calls Minnis Gov’t corrupt

06 July 2018

Opposition leader Phillip Brave Davis has upbraided  the Minnis administration calling them corrupt and using the terms transparency and accountability against them. This came as Mr. Davis addressed an outdoor public meeting in the Mount Moriah Constituency on Wednesday evening.  He said, “Minnis the Prime Minister promised to promote a climate of fairness and openness […]

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JANE AND MARCUS BETHEL’S FAMILY GIVES UB AWARD

05 July 2018

The University of The Bahamas has secured a $100,000 scholarship called  The Jane and Marcus Bethel  Award  for its outstanding students. Those students would have  a  wide range of beliefs, ideals, and talents, are encouraged to work, and learn together, foster intellectual growth, refine their leadership skills, and enhance their relationship with the university. The  […]

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American Celebrate With The Age of Jazz

05 July 2018

The  roaring twenties – the golden age of jazz – were back Tuesday  evening at the US Embassy’s scaled down Great Gatsby themed fourth of July celebrations at the residence of  the U.S. Ambassador, Liberty Overlook. The time marked a period when the American economy soared, bringing extraordinary levels of prosperity in the years following […]

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DPM Giving Some Businesses Grace Period

05 July 2018

The government is giving some business owners a break in the wake of the newly implemented 60 per cent increase in Value Added Tax. Finance Minister Peter Turnquest told reporters outside of Cabinet this past Wednesday that the reason behind this was that some industries are simply more complicated than others. He said, “So far […]

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Bahamians Ready for Medical Marijuana?

05 July 2018

Bahamian market and research company Public Domain yesterday found that 66 per cent of 998 Bahamians believe that adults should be able to use medicinal marijuana.  Public Domain released the results a recently conducted survey which indicated that 62 per cent of the participants also agreed that marijuana has medical benefits.  Thirteen percent said that […]

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