Archive | September, 2013

Over 10,000 Disabled Bahamians– Minister Signs UN Convention

Based on the numbers coming out of the 2010 census, there are between 10,000 and 15,000 Bahamians living with some form of a disability; a number that officials say is much lower than the true figure. Nonetheless, it gives the government a good idea of the task at hand. Yesterday Social Services Minister Melanie Griffin […]

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Gov’t Orders Cuban Abuse Inquiry

Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) Officers accused of abusing Cuban detainees at the Carmichael Road Detention Centre will have the chance to defend themselves as internal proceedings into the controversial issue are set to begin soon. National Security Minister Dr. Bernard Nottage said Tuesday that RBDF officials have informed that they have finally completed their […]

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Job Fair For New Call Centre Positions

Island Outsourcers will host a job fair this weekend for over 100 positions in their new call centre that is set to begin operations in Grand Bahama in early November. Excited about the upcoming event is Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) President, Ian Rolle. “Last week we made a formal announcement regarding the opening of […]

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Fire Victims’ Family Coping With Loss

Family members of the six people killed in Monday’s early morning fire at a home off Homestead Avenue and Miami Street have positively identified their relatives and are now making plans to lay their loved ones to rest. Modeline Barrett, whose sister, aunt and niece were among the victims of that fire, spoke to the […]

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National Security

Cubans Flocking To The Bahamas

The fact that a number of Cuban detainees have alleged widespread abuse by Bahamian guards at the Carmichael Road Detention Centre and a human rights group in Miami, Florida has launched a vicious protest against The Bahamas has not stopped Cuban immigrants from boating to Bahamian shores. In fact, National Security Minister Dr. Bernard Nottage […]

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BUT Wants Environmental Report

Bahamas Union of Teachers (BUT) President Belinda Wilson said yesterday that she was not at all pleased with the outcome of Monday’s conciliation talks with education officials. The two sides are trying to resolve six disputes. They include the reassignment of teachers in two cases, the reclassification of 160 union members, the “illegal” deduction of […]

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BTC Boosts Landline Appeal

Cell phones have a certain glamour and appeal but the landline, not so much. But with the introduction of HomePhonePlus, the Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) new, ‘love your landline’ low price packages, home phones have taken on a new lease of life. BTC Sr. VP Marketing and Communication Marlon Johnson said that the HomePhonePlus addition […]

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Brazen Daytime Robbery Ends In Crash

It looked like something out of a James Bond film except it was not make believe. A suspected robber attempted to evade arrest, took police officers on a high speed chase through the downtown area Tuesday morning. But the would be getaway was quickly foiled and the chase came to an abrupt end when the […]

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Nottage Pledges Support For Fire Services

National Security Minister Dr. Bernard Nottage pledged the government’s commitment to equipping the Royal Bahamas Police Force’s (RBPF) Fire Services Division with the manpower and tools it needs to effectively battle fires as he officially opened Fire Safety Awareness Week. Dr. Nottage’s remarks came at an official opening ceremony at the Mall at Marathon Monday […]

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More Jobs On The Way For GB

More jobs are on the horizon in Grand Bahama as renovation projects at the Reef Village and Grand Bahama’s International Airport’s (GBIA) domestic terminal continue. Minister for Grand Bahama, Dr. Michael Darville, along with a contingent from GBPA, got a first-hand glimpse of construction projects underway at both venues during recent site inspections of upcoming […]

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