Archive | January, 2013

A Nation in Denial

That these are hard times; that business as usual just would not do and that the Government of The Bahamas is cash-strapped should – when taken together – alert Bahamians to the looming reality that some who should be up and doing are mired in denial. Indeed, such is this state of things that practically [...]

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Roberts: Ingraham Has Zero Credibility

Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Chairman Bradley Roberts said two-year-old Cabinet documents prove that former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham is “duplicitous” in his stance regarding the gambling referendum issue and noted that the former administration had planned to do the very same thing this government is doing about the illegal numbers business. After months of emphatically [...]

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RBPF Band Celebrating 120 Years

The Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) Band will, on Sunday, celebrate 120 years of making music. At a news conference yesterday, the band announced that throughout the year it will be carrying out a series of events to celebrate the anniversary, starting off with a church service at the Church of God of Prophecy Tabernacle, [...]

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Police Defend Pro Gambling March

A day after The Bahamas Christian Council (BCC) blasted law enforcement for not stopping numbers bosses and their ‘Vote Yes’ supporters from marching down Bay Street, the police have fired back calling the exercise an expression of the citizens’ rights. Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Hulan Hanna said that regardless of the high level of [...]

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Letter to the Editor- Hubert Ingraham Can’t Be Serious

Hubert Ingraham Can’t Be Serious Dear Editor, When I heard on Thursday, January 24 that former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham will now vote no and he is asking Bahamians to do so, I was shocked. I was even more shocked to hear him complaining of the illegality of web shops and how open they have [...]

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INGRAHAM BACKTRACKS

After repeatedly scoffing at the gambling referendum and vowing not to vote, former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham has had a change of heart. Instead of sitting out Monday’s gambling referendum, Mr. Ingraham yesterday said he will instead vote ‘no.’ “I advise that I now propose to vote in the referendum I will vote ‘no’,” he [...]

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Hurricane-Ravaged Homes Restored

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has reported that homes damaged or destroyed during the passage of Hurricane Irene in 2011 are completed and occupied. On August 24, 2011, Hurricane Irene, a Category 3 storm with 120 mph winds, blew through The Bahamas directly hitting the islands of Mayaguana, Crooked Island, Acklins, Cat Island, Long [...]

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Davis Backs PM’s Comments On March

Deputy Prime Minister Philip Davis was in defence mode Thursday as he staved off attacks against recent remarks made by the prime minister who called Wednesday’s pro-gambling demonstration on Bay Street a show of democracy. The prime minister’s remarks came as he addressed reporters amid Wednesday’s unprecedented march in Rawson Square. Hundreds of supporters of [...]

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Dame Marguerite Welcomes Italian Ambassador

Hours after being sworn in as Deputy Governor General, Dame Marguerite Pindling on Thursday, welcomed the country’s newest foreign diplomat to Government House. Italian Ambassador to The Bahamas Claudio Bisognerio presented his letters of credence to Dame Marguerite during a brief ceremony in the state room of Government House. Ambassador Bisogneiro’s appointment to The Bahamas [...]

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Club 1600 Straw Poll Says ‘No’ To Gambling- ‘Yes’ To Nat’l Lottery

The ‘Say No to Gambling’ campaign easily won the straw poll vote held last week during Toastmasters Club 1600’s, ‘Gambling 101’ seminar. The straw poll came at the end of a two-hour meeting in which presentations were made by Leader of the Democratic National Alliance (DNA), Branville McCartney; gaming industry consultant, Chigoze Ijoema; Rev. Dr. [...]

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