Archive | August, 2012

The Common Good Matters

Today’s Bahamas is fast becoming an exemplar of what can happen to a people when they fail to put adequate resources into making adequate provision for the production of goods and services dedicated to the achievement of the common good. More to the point, the ‘common good’ – as we understand the term – refers [...]

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PLP Chairman Denies Resignation Rumours

PLP Chairman Denies Resignation Rumours

Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Chairman Bradley Roberts has denied tabloid reports that he is getting set to resign from his top post for health reasons. Reports surfaced in yesterday’s Punch that Mr. Roberts would step down due to health and personal reasons and said he decided to retire after spending several days in hospital two [...]

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Suspects Wanted In Stabbing – Man Fighting For Life

A New Providence man is in hospital fighting for his life after he was stabbed in the neck by a group of men. The early morning stabbing took place shortly after 3:00 a.m. Thursday while the victim was attending a party on Nassau Street, investigators said. The victim is listed in critical condition. It is [...]

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RBC Bomb Threat

Police and Fire Officials were yesterday called to The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) Bay Street Branch after an apparent bomb threat was made.

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Clayton Celebrates Birthday In The Bahamas

Founder, President and CEO of the Trumpet Awards Foundation, Xernona Clayton celebrated her 82nd birthday in the country on Wednesday. Ms. Clayton brought 180 of her closest friends and family to Nassau, Bahamas to celebrate the occasion with her. The group is staying at the Atlantis Resort for the remainder of the week At a [...]

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Ingraham’s Resignation Effective Today- Move Paves The Way For Bye-Election

Former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham’s resignation as a Member of Parliament for the North Abaco constituency comes into effect today. Two weeks after announcing that he would step down as leader of the Free National Movement (FNM), after the party suffered a devastating loss in the 2012 General Election, Mr. Ingraham announced that he would [...]

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Criminal Deportee Process Defended

Criminal Deportee Process Defended

By K Quincy Parker Local US Embassy officials and a former ambassador are denying claims that the US is dumping non-Bahamian criminals in The Bahamas. Earlier this week, former Assistant Commissioner of Police Paul Thompson Sr. insisted that non-Bahamian criminal deportees from the US are becoming a plague on the local community and he insisted [...]

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Gov’t To Roll Out Energy Programme

Customers will begin to see a considerable reduction in the electricity bills when the government implements a programme aimed at reducing costs and conserving energy, revealed Environment Minister Kenred Dorsett. Mr. Dorsett recently told the Journal the key to the government’s energy plan is to transform the Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC). The environment minister said [...]

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$100M Customs Fraud

As government officials prepare to discuss tax reform in The Bahamas, Customs Comptroller Charles Turner admitted that the government is losing $100 million annually because of fraudsters. He said most of the scams don’t come from the individual Bahamian citizen, but from businesses lying to the government. “There is a lot of smuggling going on,” [...]

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Local Authorities Have No Record Of Supposed $36M Megaresort – ‘Financier’ Announces Resort, No Developer Named

By K Quincy Parker The company behind the financing mechanism has announced plans to develop a $36.75 million ‘resort town project’ in The Bahamas, but no resort developer or development partner was named, nor was any location given beyond “a prime bonefishing spot” and – most damning – officials in the Office of The Prime [...]

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