Archive | January, 2014

FNM: Sell BTC Shares To Bahamians

Free National Movement (FNM) Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis said if Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) shares are put up for sale, they must be open for Bahamians to purchase. On Tuesday, during a news conference, Dr. Minnis said if the prime minister had listened to the FNM a year ago when they said to allow Bahamians […]

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GB Drug Suspect Charged

The man allegedly behind the recent discovery of millions of dollars worth of drugs has been charged and jailed. Chino Deal, 30, of Holmes Rock, Grand appeared before Magistrate Andrew Forbes on Monday to be arraigned on two counts of possession of dangerous drugs with the intent to supply. Deal’s arraignment stems from a drug […]

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Man Stabbed, In Serious Condition

A man who was stabbed several times early Tuesday morning is in serious condition, police have said. The victim, who was at a bar on Ross Corner, was stabbed just after 2:00 a.m. Police said two men – one of whom was armed with a knife – stabbed the victim. The man was later taken […]

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Ministers Dismiss Union Leader’s Complaints

Two top cabinet ministers have fired back at a union leader for complaining about an ultimatum given to foreign teachers. On Monday, Bahamas Union of Teachers (BUT) President Belinda Wilson told The Bahama Journal that expatriate teachers are being forced to get fingerprinted or lose their jobs. According to Mrs. Wilson, the fingerprinting has been […]

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Minnis Calls For General Elections

Minnis Calls For General Elections

Just days after Prime Minister Perry Christie expressed regret in allowing Bahamians to vote in a gaming referendum Opposition Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis demanded that a general election be held so that Bahamians can elect a new government. Dr. Minnis, who heads the Free National Movement (FNM) said if the prime minister has the ability […]

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Mitchell Pushes National ID Card

The government is hoping to get a better an idea of who should be in The Bahamas and Foreign Affairs and Immigration Minister, Fred Mitchell is convinced pushing ahead with a national identity card does the trick. Speaking with reporters on the issue on Tuesday, Minister Mitchell said he awaits those Cabinet discussions which will […]

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Pinder Denies Apologising To Foreign Banker

Financial Services Minister Ryan Pinder yesterday denied that he apologised to an offshore banker who was detained by immigration officers last week. He also shot down suggestions of a possible rift between him and Immigration Minister Fred Mitchell over the incident. There was outrage from some within the financial services sector over the incident and […]

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Reconsider Referendum –PM Insulted Bahamians, Pastor

In an unscientific poll conducted by Love 97FM’s daily talk show, Issues of the Day yesterday, the majority of callers said the Christie administration should reconsider the referendum and move to legalise web shop gaming in The Bahamas. On January 28, voters overwhelmingly rejected the government’s bid to legalise the numbers racket. Out of 82,803 […]

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Study Highlights Correlation Between Domestic Violence, Crime

Social Services Minister Melanie Griffin said Bahamians cannot continue to “bury their heads in the sand” when it comes to reporting domestic violence as the country’s crime problems will not be solved until the problem of domestic violence is solved. “To put it bluntly, many of the young males paraded before the courts today charged […]

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Strong Turnout At PSA Elections

A new executive board will be chosen tomorrow to head the Police Staff Association (PSA) over the next year now that branch elections are completed, said Elections Coordinator Inspector Indirah Adderley. Members of the PSA went to the polls yesterday to select from among nearly 100 candidates vying for positions with the association. While Inspector […]

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