Archive | December, 2012

Digicel Gets URCA Approval

Although the Bahamas Telecommunications Company’s (BTC) mobile monopoly does not end until 2014, regional telecom giant Digicel is one step closer to entering the local telecommunications market as it has already received approval from the Utilities Regulations and Competition Authority (URCA). Yesterday, Prime Minister Perry Christie gave reporters an update on discussions with Digicel executives […]

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Long Island Airports Being Addressed

Residents of Long Island expressed the need to fix the airports in both Stella Maris and Deadman’s Cay. Yesterday at a luncheon hosted by SkyBahamas, several residents spoke out about the issue of resurfacing the runway for the airports, specifically in Stella Maris. With the airline announcing the recent addition of the island to its […]

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BHTA ELECTS NEW TEAM

Members of the Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association elected their 2013-14 leadership team at its 60th annual General Meeting where returning President Stuart Bowe joined with Tourism Minister Obie Wilchcombe in calling for a greater commitment to elevating the level of service in the country across the board. According to BHTA President Stuart Bowe, the […]

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Customs, Immigration Workers Want Holiday Pay -Requesting Meeting with the PM

Officials of the Bahamas Customs, Immigration and Allied Workers Union (BCIAWU) are requesting a meeting with Prime Minister Perry Christie as they claimed that talks between them and the government for increases for their 1,100 members have stalled. BCIAWU Vice President Sloane Smith said the union members have come to the conclusion that the only […]

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PM Surprised At NIB Bonuses

The whopping figure suspended National Insurance Board (NIB) Director Algernon Cargill allegedly pocketed over the past two years surprised Prime Minister Perry Christie. A leaked report claims Mr. Cargill took home a salary of over $393,000, three times more than the prime minister’s. Of that figure, bonuses accounted for more than $194,000 between the months […]

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Urban Renewal Gives Man New Home

Just in time for the holiday season officials from the Urban Renewal 2.0 programme handed over the keys to a newly built home to a man who had lived in squalor conditions for years. On Tuesday, Thompson Lane resident Herman Bullard turned the key to his new single-storey yellow and white home that stands on […]

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Goodman Child Sex Trial Postponed

Goodman Child Sex Trial Postponed

The child sex trial of Kofhe Goodman was delayed Tuesday until May 2014 after it was revealed that one of the jurors was related to the mother of the accuser. The matter, which was being heard before Senior Justice Jon Isaacs, was adjourned after the justice learned that one of the jurors was related to […]

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COB Union To Get Raises, Fitzgerald

Education, Science and Technology Minister Jerome Fitzgerald said Tuesday that the government expects to address the concerns of non-faculty staff at the College of The Bahamas who have threatened to strike if their industrial agreement is not honoured. The nearly 400 staff signed an agreement back in 2008 with the government for pay increases and […]

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Cargill’s Salary Highest In Gov’t

Cargill’s Salary Highest In Gov’t

Suspended National Insurance Board (NIB) Director Algernon Cargill was the highest paid public officer as a leaked report revealed that his contracted salary and hefty bonuses gave him a take home pay of nearly $400,000. According to a tabloid website, Mr. Cargill had a take home pay of more than $393,000 – a salary three […]

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GG Talks About Rising Health Costs

Intentional violence, traffic crashes and “poor compliance with treatment” are among the leading factors for the rising costs of healthcare in The Bahamas, according to Governor-General Sir Arthur Foulkes. He said as a result, efforts must be intensified to ensure that individuals, families and communities are provided with the education and training needed to promote […]

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