Archive | February, 2014

Gov’t Moves To Protect Residents From Unwanted Radiation Exposure

Health Minister Dr. Perry Gomez yesterday pointed the finger right back at his predecessor in response to claims that the government has done nothing to quell concerns that Japanese imported vehicles have not been exposed to elevated levels of radiation. Tackling the issue early on in his contribution to the 2013/2014 mid-year budget debate in […]

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Farewell Service For Archie Nairn—Leaving the Public Service After 43 Years

A retirement farewell ceremony and luncheon was held to celebrate the professional career of Permanent Secretary to the Office of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs Archie Nairn who is set to demit office tomorrow. Prime Minister Perry Christie officially thanked Mr. Nairn on behalf of the country for his years of contribution to the […]

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China Donates Eye Surgeries–200 Set To Benefit

Some 200 Bahamians are set to benefit from cataract eye surgeries courtesy of the Chinese government. The surgeries are expected to begin in March and continue through mid-April. According to Health Minister Dr. Perry Gomez, a team of Chinese doctors and nurses called the Bright Journey Medical will work side by side with a team […]

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10,000 Grand Bahamians Without Power

Grand Bahama based human rights group Families for Justice is appealing to Grand Bahama Minister Dr. Michael Darville to step in and assist with what they call the “inhumane treatment the Grand Bahama Power Company (GBPC)” is imposing on them. In a press statement issued Wednesday, Families for Justice President Rev. Glenroy Bethel said more […]

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UNWTO Endorses Bahamas Tourism

The Bahamas received an open letter from the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) officially endorsing and supporting the country as a leader in the industry, particularly in this region. The letter was presented to Prime Minister Perry Christie by UNTWO Secretary General Taleb Rifai at a ceremony at Government House recently. In accepting the […]

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Two Convicted of Cop’s Attempted Murder –Fernander is “Happy to Be Alive”

An eight-woman, one-man jury returned a unanimous guilty verdict on all counts yesterday for the two men now convicted of the attempted murder and attempted armed robbery of a police superintendent yesterday. Maurice Armbister, 23, of Faith Avenue and Excell Josey, 21, a Ball’s Alley resident sat emotionless in the Supreme Court as the guilty […]

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Shooting Victim Dies In Hospital

One of two men who were left in critical condition Tuesday morning after a double shooting in an inner city community died later that night. According to Police Press Liaison Officer Superintendent Stephen Dean the man succumbed to his injuries around 9:00 Tuesday night. Meantime the second victim remains in hospital in critical condition. The […]

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Nurses Allege Victimisation

Nurses attached to the Department of Health are claiming that the delay in their confirmation as permanent pensionable employees is blatant victimisation, The Bahama Journal has been informed. The nurses claim that their livelihoods and careers are in limbo. At least 40 nurses, many of whom have been employed with the department for several years, […]

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New Love 97 Talk Show Goes Primetime

A new talk show has joined the line up of programmes on Love 97 FM and less than a month since it premiered the show has already gained quite a following. Primetime Live with Host Independent Thinker is a 90-minute weekly show that addresses topical national issues and engages callers in spirited discussion. Thinker, whose […]

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Nearly 200 Haitians Apprehended

Nearly 200 Haitian immigrants were attempting to sneak into the country when their sloop was intercepted by Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) officials near Rose Island on Wednesday morning. According to RBDF Senior Lieutenant Carlon Bethell, the immigrants were trying to enter through the western side of the Nassau Harbour. He said the fact that […]

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