Archive | February, 2013

Parent Alleges Teacher Cruelty

A mother whose teen son was physically disciplined by his school’s headmaster wants him removed from his post and she wants to be compensated for the thousands of dollars she has racked up in medical expenses to have her son treated for his injuries. Colleen Cartwright says her 14-year-old son, who attends T.A. Thompson Jr. […]

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Allegations Surface About Urban Renewal

Members of the Bain and Grant’s Town East Association’s Board made some serious allegations against the Urban Renewal 2.0 programme yesterday. Canon Basil Tynes, one of the Board’s members, told reporters at a press conference at St. Barnabas Anglican Church that there needs to be more accountability with Urban Renewal. “There has been a breakdown […]

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Prime Minister Perry Christie Arrives

Prime Minister Perry Christie arrives at Hotel Karibe in Petion-ville, Haiti, the venue for the CARICOM Heads of Government Meeting. He is greeted by Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, as National Security Minister, Bernard Nottage, and Prime Minister Kenny Anthony of St. Lucia, and Kamla Persard-Bissessar, Prime Minister of Trinidad […]

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Social Services Ministry Motivates Social Workers In Grand Bahama

Motivating social workers is the first step in fighting the increase in poverty was the message from Social Services and Community Development Minister Melanie Griffin gave as she encouraged the Department of Social Services to continue assisting the most needy in The Bahamas while balancing changes in their personal lives. Minister Griffin visited the Department […]

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RBC Wealth Management Ranked Top In Caribbean In Euromoney Private Banking and Wealth Management Survey

RBC Wealth Management has been recognised as top in the region for the fourth consecutive year. Global banking publication, Euromoney, has touted the RBC Wealth Management, Lyford Cay as the best provider of banking services in The Caribbean. It has also been ranked the best among its peers in the region for ‘Bespoke Wealth Management’ […]

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Rank Hypocrisy

When it comes to hypocrisy-exposed, some of this nation’s religious and other so-called holy ones rank high. Sadly, when it comes to caring for the needs of the captive or bringing succor to those who are being exploited and distressed, these types are nowhere to be found. By omission they refuse to love their neighbor […]

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Police Seek To Allay Crime Fears

Police officials are hoping to allay the fears of residents of two neighbouring communities that have had their fair share of crime. On Monday, a team of senior officers from the North Eastern Division, the National Crime Prevention Office and Urban Renewal 2.0, along with a group of social workers went door to door to […]

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PLP Blames FNM for Bad Economy

The Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) is blaming the Free National Movement (FNM) on the poor state of the Bahamian economy. In a press statement released yesterday, the PLP said that as much as the party tries, the FNM cannot run away from the significant role the Ingraham administration played in creating the “national mess” they […]

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New SME Bill To Make Businesses More Competitive

With so many small businesses in The Bahamas hanging on by a thread the government is hoping that newly drafted legislation will make them more competitive and remove the roadblocks that prevent them from accessing capital. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) represent 50 per cent of this country’s economic activity, yet they continue to face […]

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G.B. Minister Encourages Residents To Participate In Household Survey

Minister for Grand Bahama, Dr. Michael Darville, joined by officials from the Department of Statistics and Department of Social Services, on Monday sent out a special appeal for residents to cooperate fully with enumerators conducting the 2013 Household Expenditure Survey. The Minister’s appeal came during a press conference held in the conference room of the […]

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