Archive | December, 2013

Iowa Hawkeyes win The Battle for Atlantis

The crowd of Saturday night’s Battle for Atlantis championship game was thrown into a frenzy after the Villinova Wildcats stunned the tournament’s top seeded Iowa Hawkeyes in dramatic fashion. (Photo: Lamond Johnson)

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Unions Allege Theft at COB

Several unions that represent College of The Bahamas (COB) workers and students are demanding a probe into monies that were allegedly stolen from the college’s business office. The Union of Tertiary Educators Bahamas (UTEB), the Bahamas Public Services Union (BPSU) and the College of The Bahamas Union Of Students (COBUS), in a press statement said […]

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Police Kill GB Man

Police killed a Grand Bahama man early Friday after he tried to harm an officer with a knife. According to police, sometime around 1:37 a.m., they received a report of an altercation involving a knife between a man and woman, both residents of West End, Grand Bahama. When police arrived on the scene they met […]

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Off-Duty Policeman Stabbed

An off-duty police officer remains in stable condition in hospital after being stabbed twice in the head early yesterday. According to police, just after 1:00 a.m. Sunday, the officer, who is a constable and was off duty, was attacked by two men armed with a knife and screw driver at Elizabeth Avenue. Police have already […]

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Nygard Wins Appeal

Peter Nygard will not have to spend any time in jail or pay a hefty fine after the Court of Appeal set aside a contempt charge on Friday. Last October, Justice Stephen Isaacs found Nygard guilty of contempt and ordered that he be committed to Her Majesty’s Prisons (HMP) for 30 days. The court order […]

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New Hospital Block Still Not Operational

The $55 million critical care block at the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) is still not ready, according to sources within the hospital. The source, who spoke to The Bahama Journal yesterday on the condition of anonymity, said even once the new facility is open, the new surgical theatres, will not be ready. “As far as […]

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New Inspectorate Unit Formed

A new inspectorate unit has been formed at the Department of Labour to protect employees with no union representation, according to Director of Labour, Robert Farquharson. Mr. Farquharson said the unit was created as a result of hundreds of employees coming into the department seeking help. “So many Bahamian workers are being treated unfairly by […]

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Miller Told To Take Hit For Gov’t

Miller Told To Take Hit For Gov’t

Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC) Chairman Leslie Miller, whom many say was thrown under the bus by Works Minister Philip Davis after he overrode his decision to dock BEC workers’ salaries, said he was asked to “take a hit” for the government. Mr. Miller, who is now in his second stint as BEC’s chairman, has been […]

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Four In Custody For Recent Murder

Four men, who range from age 16 to 21, were arrested yesterday in connection with the murder of a Jubilee Gardens man. On Thursday, 22-year-old Sylvestor Woodside of Fire Trail Road was shot in the head on Lignum Vitae Boulevard in Jubilee Gardens. A man on a motorcycle approached Woodside, who was walking at the […]

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BUT To Poll Members Over Strike Action

The Bahamas Union of Teachers (BUT) will poll their members today about possible strike action all in an effort to keep pressure on the government, according to BUT President, Belinda Wilson. Mrs. Wilson, who addressed the media yesterday at BUT Headquarters, also used the opportunity to respond to comments made by Director of Labour, Robert […]

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