Archive | September, 2012

$144M Int’l Terminal Opening Next Month- The Final Stretch

In less than a month, passengers touching down at Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) will have a completely different first impression of New Providence. They will arrive at a new 226,000 sq. ft. International Arrivals Terminal housing Bahamas Immigration and Bahamas Customs, a state-of-the-art baggage belt system, four restaurants, bars, lounges and six hotel reception […]

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Officials Make Tourism Blueprint For Abaco

There’s a blueprint in place to bring more tourists to Abaco and ultimately boost the third island-city’s economy, according to Tourism Minister Obie Wilchcombe. According to the latest figures, Abaco welcomed 52,000 stopover visitors, down from the 82,000 visitors seen in 2011 – a 2.6 per cent drop. Prior to the onset of the global […]

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China Takes A Second Look At Grand Bahama

Chinese officials recently met with Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) executives, government officials and local businessmen to share ideas on the island’s economic recovery and opportunities to strengthen ties in the areas of tourism, trade and manufacturing. Hosting a dinner reception in honour of Chinese Ambassador Hu Shan’s visit to the Grand Bahama, GBPA’s Chairman […]

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Drug Seminar Targets Primary School Kids

Nearly 30 guidance counselors, law enforcement officers and community leaders are participating in a three-day drug prevention seminar sponsored by the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) and the Bain and Grants Town Urban Renewal Programme. The workshop is being held at the St. Agnes Anglican Church Community Centre and it brings together a cross-sector of […]

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Gomez: I Have Been Victimised

Free National Movement (FNM) candidate for North Abaco Greg Gomez claims that he is one of many Bahamians who were victimised under the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Government and that winning the island’s upcoming bye-election would not just mean a victory for him, but a victory for those people. “Yes I have been victimised,” he […]

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North Abaco Ready For Bye-Election

Voters in the North Abaco constituency said Wednesday that they are more than ready to head to the polls in the upcoming bye-election to vote for the candidate of their choice. Hundreds of anxious Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) and Free National Movement (FNM) supporters crowded the Ingraham Park on Wednesday as the three candidates officially […]

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Touching Hearts, Changing Lives -BIBA Donates to Children’s Hostel And Ranfurly Home

In an effort to improve the lives of Bahamian children living without the support of their parents, the Bahamas Insurance Brokerage Association (BIBA) made a financial donation to The Children’s Emergency Hostel, and The Ranfurly Home. BIBA President, Tanya Woodside, said in recognition of the organisation’s 11th anniversary, it was inspired to reach out to […]

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THREE-WAY ABACO RACE

Three candidates have been confirmed to run in the North Abaco bye-election scheduled for October 15 after a Free National Movement (FNM), Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) and Bahamas Constitution Party (BCP) candidate made their nominations official Wednesday. When the nomination polls closed at noon Wednesday three candidates put forth their bids for the vacant North […]

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Alleged Atlantis Robbers Charged

Two of five men arrested in connection with the $100,000 Atlantis Resort Casino robbery were yesterday arraigned on a string of charges in connection with that incident. Thirty-one-year-old Vadis Morrison of Hunt Street, Carmichael Road and 30-year-old Tarico Bernard Bethel from Deveaux Street are accused of taking part in the botched robbery at the Atlantis […]

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Gov’t To Shut Down Job Scheme

Prime Minister Perry Christie has repeatedly said that the 52-week jobs programme introduced by the Ingraham administration was not the best way to deal with the unemployment issue and on Tuesday announced plans to shut it down. During the campaign trail, Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) said that the Ingraham administration’s 52 week jobs programme made […]

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