Archive | October, 2012

Referendum Details Coming Soon

Anxious Bahamians eager to hear the details of the government’s upcoming gambling referendum won’t have to wait too long. The Christie administration has promised to hold a referendum before the end of the year – one that would give Bahamians an opportunity to decide whether or not they want gambling legalised. With scores of illegal [...]

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Decision Soon In BFS Sale

Despite fears by local wholesalers that such a move could drive them out of business, the Christie administration is expected to make a decision soon on whether Bahamas Food Services (BFS) will be sold to North American food service giant Sysco. In order for the company to be sold government must first approve the deal. [...]

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Alleged Armed Robbers Charged

Three yesterday faced a string of charges in connection with an incident at Circle Mall last Wednesday. Jamaal Lightbourne was arraigned for stealing a vehicle, armed robbery, conspiracy to commit armed robbery, possession of an unlicensed firearm with the intent to endanger life and assaulting a police office. His co-accused, Ryan Pinder faced stealing and [...]

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“IDB Vindicated FNM On Road Works”

Free National Movement (FNM) Chairman Darron Cash said yesterday that the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has dispelled one of the government’s biggest criticisms of the Ingraham administration, which claimed that the former government mismanaged the multi-million dollar New Providence Road Improvement Project (NPRIP). Just recently the government inked a contract to borrow $65 million from [...]

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Unions Mount Pressure On BTC- Reps threaten action if union member is not reinstated

Members of The Bahamas Communications and Public Officers Union (BCPOU) and The Bahamas Communications and Public Managers Union (BCPMU) are vowing to take action against the Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) if it fails to rescind the termination of one its employees. On Monday, BTC abruptly dismissed Elizabeth Thompson from her position as Senior Manager in [...]

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Ministers to Travel to Addressing Poaching

In a bid to put a damper on the amount of illegal Dominican fishermen who poach in Bahamian waters, Agriculture and Marine Resources V. Alfred Gray is expected to travel to the Dominican Republic next Monday for high level talks with officials there. For years The Bahamas has been plagued with thousands of foreign fishermen [...]

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Tropical Storm Watch For Bahamas

Depending on how the system moves, islands in The Bahamas could see a hurricane by Thursday. According to Meteorologist Godfrey Burnside up to press time, a tropical storm watch was put in effect for Tropical Storm Sandy for the islands of Long Island, Exuma, Cat Island, Rum Cay and San Salvador and The southeast Bahamas [...]

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PLP Putting Foreigners First, Says FNM

The Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Government, which was elected to office partly on a wave of patriotism of “putting Bahamians first,” has relied on foreign consultants to advise it on every major decision, according to Free National Movement (FNM) Acting Chairman Darron Cash. Mr. Cash raised serious concerns about the Christie administration’s “continued reliance” on [...]

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Murder Suspect In Custody

A 31-year-old Flamingo Gardens man is in police custody in connection with a gruesome murder in Devil’s Point, Cat Island. Mobile Division officers arrested the suspect on Saturday shortly before 8:00 p.m. Police want to grill him over Fordace Moncur’s death. Moncur was chopped to death and burnt. Police found his body on a dirt [...]

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Gov’t Reveals Legislative Agenda

It’s going to be a busy day in the House of Assembly when parliamentarians meet on Wednesday. Renardo Curry, who won last week’s North Abaco bye-election, is expected to be sworn in as the country’s newest Member of Parliament. In an interview with The Bahama Journal yesterday, Leader of Government Business Dr. Bernard Nottage revealed [...]

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