Archive | October, 2012

Bahamas Speed Week Signs Three-Year Contract With Local Company for Infrastructure

A local company is ‘sitting pretty’ after Bahamas Speed Week organizers signed a three-year contract for thousands of bleacher seats. The company – C3 seating – will also provide massive tent structures for the VIP Paddock Club pavilion and covering, keeping millions of dollars worth of exotic and classic race cars participating in Bahamas Speed […]

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Gov’t To Probe GB Company Labour Complaints

An investigation has been launched into claims made by employees of Quality Services in Grand Bahama against the company’s management over charges of abuse, according to Foreign Affairs and Immigration Minister Fred Mitchell. Mr. Mitchell released a statement on the matter Monday as employees of Quality Services carried on a second day of industrial action […]

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IMF Conducts Mission On Economy

Officials of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) are in town analysing the country’s economy in hopes of making suggestions on how to revive its finances. Head of IMF Gene Leon, along with five others, began their mission yesterday with a courtesy call on Prime Minister Perry Christie and Ministry of Finance officials. The nation’s chief […]

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Nation Builders Honoured

Thirteen seniors were honoured as nation builders for their various contributions to the country and their respective communities during an awards ceremony at Government House Monday. The 15th Annual Nation Builder Awards Ceremony was the climax of a month-long list of activities held in observance of Older Persons Month. The honourees, whose ages ranged from […]

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Baptist Bishops Supports Bridge Renaming

The government has in recent weeks faced fierce backlash in some circles for its decision to rename the Paradise Island Bridge in honour of Oscar winner, Sir Sidney Poitier. But on Monday, it secured the backing of several Baptist leaders, among them Senior Pastor of New Covenant Baptist Church, Simeon Hall. “While it is true […]

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Bahamas Faces Cultural Crisis-Archbishop Reignites Gambling Debate

The Bahamas is confronting a “cultural crisis,” according to a top clergyman who says thousands of Bahamians are taking part in illegal gambling every day, negating many of the values that they should hold dear, such as planning, saving and working hard. Catholic Archbishop Patrick Pinder, in a pastoral reflection letter that was read before […]

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Southwestern Division Hosts Crime Watch Symposium

Officers from the Southwestern Division held their first Crime Watch Symposium over the weekend where residents were allowed the opportunity to liaise with the police, get crime prevention tips and learn how to establish crime watch associations in their various communities. Officer-in-Charge of the Southwestern Division, Superintendent Wayne Miller, said the symposium was the first […]

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Foulkes: PM Should Fire Hamilton

Prime Minister Perry Christie should ask Cleola Hamilton to resign as a parliamentary secretary in the Ministry of Finance and if she does not he should immediately dismiss her, according to former Minister of Labour, Dion Foulkes. In a statement released by Mr. Foulkes yesterday, he said Ms. Hamilton has been “obstinate and arrogant in […]

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Burnt Remains Found In Devil’s Point

Burnt human remains were found through a tract road in Devil’s Point, Cat Island on Thursday, police said. Police made the discovery shortly before midnight. Officers were notified of a strange odor emanating in the area and after checking the scene found human remains. A team of officers from the Central Detective Unit (CDU) in […]

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PM “Not Affected” By Social Media Attacks

Not even Prime Minister Perry Christie is exempt from the ruthless commentary on social media networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr, but the country’s leader said personal jabs at his character will not deter him from the job at hand. With new age technology constantly reinventing itself, there are now hundreds of social networking […]

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