Archive | June, 2012

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Talk Show Host In Court On Contempt Charge

A popular, no-holds-barred talk show host’s mouth has gotten him in trouble again. On Wednesday, More 94.9’s Real Talk Live host, Ortland H Bodie Jr. appeared before Supreme Court Justice Stephen Isaacs after being served a contempt notice for “disparaging remarks” he made on his show last week. The talk show host reportedly made reference […]

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Jurors Irate Over Adjourned Cases

Several people currently on the court’s jury list are upset over the number of adjournments that are occurring with several cases in the Supreme Court. The jurors, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told the Bahama Journal yesterday that they understand why the criminal justice system is in “disarray.” “Every time they bring us here, […]

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PM Challenges Gov’t Officials

Prime Minister Perry Christie challenged scores of government officials to voice their opinions in their various ministries even if it contradicts his views or that of any other cabinet minister. Mr. Christie was speaking at the 2012/2013 Fiscal Position Seminar at the Sheraton Nassau Beach Hotel. “I hope the record reflects – because it doesn’t […]

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Businesspersons Taught To Spot Funny Money

Two United States Secret Service special agents were in the country recently to equip local business owners with more skills on how to better spot fake U.S. currency. During the Institute of Internal Auditors’ one-day seminar earlier this week, special agents Justin Fielder and Eddie Fernandez Calienes gave attendees a crash course in detecting counterfeit […]

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Lottery Referendum By End Of Year

The Christie administration will hold a national referendum by the end of the year that will give Bahamians the power to decide whether or not gambling should be legalised. While speaking with reporters yesterday, Prime Minister Perry Christie said the referendum – a promise he made while on the campaign trail – is important because […]

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Details Of Union’s Closed Meeting Revealed

Labour unions in the country are confident that an open door policy introduced by Minister of Labour and National Insurance Shane Gibson will assist in creating and keeping an open line of dialogue between both parties. Following a lengthy meeting between union leaders and Minister Gibson earlier this week, labour leaders are confident that they […]

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Alleged Rapists In Custody

Two men who were wanted for rape, armed robbery and burglary in eastern and western and eastern New Providence are in police custody. Police had previously released bulletins of 28-year-old Donnavon Sturrup aka ‘Tinman’ of Union Village and 32-year-old Enoch Eulin aka ‘Pumpkin’ of Excellence Estates in connection with the incidents. However, the wanted bulletins […]

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$10M Increments For Civil Servants – Lump Sum Payments In July

In a matter of weeks some 18,000 civil servants who fall under the Bahamas Public Services Union (BPSU) will get a new industrial agreement, which makes provisions for $10 million in increments. The contract specifically lays out some additional increments for civil servants which will be added to their base salaries come July. The agreement, […]

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Sandyport Homeowners Alarmed By Reports Of Rapist

Security officials at the upscale private residential Sandyport community are denying media reports that claimed a serial rapist had targeted and struck that community. Director of Security at Sandyport Sarah Barton said that it has been reported that Sandyport was one of the western New Providence communities where cases of rape have been reported. She […]

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Former Minister Hurt In Crash

Former Labour Minister Dion Foulkes was injured in a car crash on Monday, he has confirmed. Mr. Foulkes confirmed that he was taken to the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH). “The doctors have indicated that I sustained minor injuries and released me mid-morning [Tuesday]. I thank the medical professionals of the Princess Margaret Hospital, my family, […]

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