Archive | May, 2012

Two Men Blamed For Island-wide Blackout

Two men accused of causing an island-wide blackout early Wednesday morning have been hospitalised with severe burns to their hands and feet. According to Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC) Public Relations and Corporate Programmes Officer Arnette Ingraham, the men, who are employed by a private company, triggered the island-wide power outage while they tried to complete […]

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Voters Had Ingraham Fatigue, Says Maynard

The Free National Movement (FNM) may have lost the recent general election partly because of the uncertainty many of its supporters felt from there not being a deputy leader and the perception that then leader Hubert Ingraham was a dictator, revealed newly elected FNM Chairman Charles Maynard. Mr. Maynard said based on some of the […]

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Downtown Real Estate Opportunities “Endless”

There are endless opportunities for downtown Nassau now that the container port and other shipping companies have relocated to Arawak Cay, according to Bahamas Real Estate Association (BREA) President Franon Wilson. While speaking with Journal Business recently, Mr. Wilson said there is so much land to be developed on Bay Street. “There are still people […]

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Room Occupancy Levels Head Up

Hotel officials around the country have a reason to smile today as occupancy levels increased even as rates remain suppressed. According to preliminary statistics released from the Bahamas Hotel Association (BHA) and the Ministry of Tourism, 14 major New Providence hotels recorded an 81.9 per cent occupancy rate for April compared to the 74 .1 […]

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FNM $1Million In Debt

A part from the country’s dismal economy, record unemployment and labour unrest, former Prime Minister and Free National Movement (FNM) Leader Hubert Ingraham acknowledged that the FNM’s lack of finances also played a key role in the party’s crushing defeat in the May 7 General Elections. In fact, Mr. Ingraham declared that the party was […]

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JCN Talk Show Hosts Interviews Hollywood Stars

Host and Executive Producer of highly rated Jones Communication Network (JCN) television show Citizens’ Review, Erin Ferguson recently interviewed two top Hollywood actors. World-renowned Academy Award winning actor Morgan Freeman, known for his roles in performances like “Glory”, “Invictus”, “The Shawshank Redemption”, “Driving Miss Daisy” and Dennis Haysbert, who is well known for the TV […]

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New FNM Leadership To Rebuild

The new leadership of the Free National Movement (FNM) said it is on a mission to rebuild, refocus and revitalise the party, preparing it to once again win the Government of The Bahamas in 2017. At the party’s special one-day convention held at the Holy Trinity Activities Centre on Saturday, new FNM Leader Dr. Hubert […]

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BREA Pres. “Disappointed” Over Day’s Article

Even though American journalist Nellie Day has apologised over an article she wrote about how Bahamians live, Bahamas Real Estate Association (BREA) President Franon Wilson says the damage she caused when the article went online could negatively impact the local real estate industry. Last week, hundreds of Bahamians were outraged when the freelance journalist wrote […]

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Public School Administrators Participate In Leadership Programme

Sixty-three public school administrators who are graduates of the Institute for Educational Leadership were recognised and celebrated for their achievements at a pinning ceremony recently. The administrators successfully completed a 12-month eight modular course that was launched in 2007 by the Ministry of Education in partnership with the College of The Bahamas. The graduates were […]

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Tornado Impacts Abaco Properties- 12 People Displaced

Four properties were impacted in Murphy Town, Abaco after a tornado struck the island last week. According to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), the four properties that were impacted were a duplex, where the lower panels of a door were blown out and the roof suffered minor damage, a triplex, where a roof was […]

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