Archive | January, 2014

PM Defends BOB

Prime Minister Perry Christie on Monday rushed to defend officials at the Bank of The Bahamas (BOB) who have, over the past few weeks, been accused of political favouritism or political involvement in granting loans. Prime Minister Christie released a short press statement on the issue throwing his “robust support” behind the institution. “As the […]

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Mother Appeals For Help In Finding Missing Daughter

Since Starita Miller’s daughter went missing more than a week ago she has feared the worst every time the phone rings. Sixteen-year-old Alexis Sands mysteriously vanished last week Monday. The last time her mother saw her, she was walking with her friends to her school, C.V. Bethel. “She and her two friends were just laughing […]

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Hotel To Investigate Racism Claims

Management at the Meliã Nassau Beach Resort on Monday denied its workers’ claims of racism but said due to the seriousness of the matter they would launch an investigation into those allegations. From claims of forcing some workers to use bathrooms off the hotel property, to segregating races at the pools, last week managers at […]

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Four Vie For COB President Post

The College of The Bahamas’ (COB) Advisory Search Committee has narrowed down its candidates from 20 to four. Acting President, Dr. Earla Carey-Baines said the committee officials are pleased with the response to the call for a new president and that in the next few weeks the college community will have the opportunity to meet […]

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Expat Teachers Given Ultimatum

Bahamas Union of Teachers (BUT) President Belinda Wilson told The Bahama Journal yesterday that expatriate teachers are being forced to get fingerprinted or lose their job. According to Mrs. Wilson, the fingerprinting has been happening for two weeks and was an order passed down by the Ministry of Education and enforced by principals. The BUT […]

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US Embassy Helps (4)

Embassy Lends A Hand In Honour Of MLK

A coalition of volunteers from the United States Embassy, the Coast Guard and the US Marines along with The Bahamas Methodist Habitat conducted a service project at the Persis Rodgers Home for the Aged yesterday in honour of civil rights icon, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Americans observed the MLK holiday named in honour of […]

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College Transition To University Progressing

The College of The Bahamas’ (COB) transition to university status is progressing well, according to the college’s acting president, Dr. Earla Carey-Baines. “Last week Friday and Saturday the college council, senior administrators, our union representatives and former members of the University Transition Secretariat met in strategic planning sessions that will lead to a roadmap being […]

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Atlantis Installs New Weather Station

Atlantis Paradise Island recently completed an upgrade and reactivation exercise of an existing, but obsolete weather station on Paradise Island in an effort to further improve the everyday experience for both guests and staff alike. Located at the PITDA building at the eastern end of the island, the former apparatus, for the most part, only […]

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15 Scholarships For Financial Crime Specialists

As white collar criminals become more creative the Ministry of Financial Services has joined forces with the Bahamas Association of Compliances Officers (BACO) to design a course that would make The Bahamas the first Caribbean jurisdiction to grant 15 scholarships for the certification of financial crime specialists. The move is in conjunction with the Association […]

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Union Meets With Hotel Bosses

Bahamas Hotel Catering and Allied Workers Union (BHCAWU) executives and the managers at Melia Beach Resort held a second round of negotiations yesterday as the two sides try to come to a happy medium in their newly formed relationship. According to BHCAWU President Nicole Martin ever since taking over the former Sheraton Resort, the managers […]

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