Archive | March, 2014

Bimini Development Will Continue As Law Permits

Despite last week’s warning from a Court of Appeal Justice against any further development at the Bimini Bay development, Resorts World Bimini (RWB) said it will continue with its work in adherence to the law. Director of Public Affairs at RWB Michelle Malcolm told the Journal that RWB is respectful of the appeals process. “RWB […]

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Turnquest Concerned About Hotel Outsourcing

East Grand Bahama MP Peter Turnquest has expressed concern that the outsourcing of jobs in several departments at hotels in Grand Bahama may be a shift towards a new paradigm in the industry. Earlier this week, 55 employees from the Grand Lucaya Resort were laid off. Most of these employees worked in the hotel’s security, […]

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School Identified Where Drugs Found

Sir Jack Hayward High School in Grand Bahama has been identified as the school where some drugs was found last week and resulted in a student of that school being charged with drug possession. Sources at the school have confirmed that since the incident security searches have increased. On Tuesday, the Bahama Journal reported that […]

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PM Envisages New Home For Parliament

PM Envisages New Home For Parliament

The parliament of The Bahamas is amongst the oldest in the Western Hemisphere and now plans may be underway to bring this institution into the 21st century as it relates to its current housing facilities. During a post-election seminar held at the Atlantis Resort yesterday, Prime Minster Perry Christie said, it is time for parliament […]

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Murder Victim’s Mom Says Police Are Harassing Her

The mother of one of the country’s most recent murder victims said since her son’s death three weeks ago, police have been coming to her house every few days and harassing her and her neighbours. Carlos Colebrooke was killed on March 15 after being shot to the head while driving a Honda Accord through Marrow […]

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Grand Bahama Ports In Limbo Without Pilots’ Deal

The deadline has arrived and no deal has been reached between marine pilots and executives of the Freeport Harbour Company (FHC) and The Bahamas Oil Refining Company (BORCO) that would prevent a disruption to services at Grand Bahama’s harbours. The pilots attached to The Bahamas Marine Pilots Association (BMPA) submitted their resignations last month amid […]

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Gomez: National Health Insurance Plan In The Making

Minister of Health Dr. Perry Gomez said yesterday experts will begin the initial phase of developing a national health insurance plan by April 1. According to Dr. Gomez, during the initial phase, experts will analyse costing and definitions of the benefits package and methods of payments for the scheme. He added that the health firm […]

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Equal Rights For Gaming, Says Hotelier

Equal Rights For Gaming, Says Hotelier

Contrary to what has been argued in some circles, hotel officials have absolutely no difficulty supporting a law that would give Bahamians the green light to gamble in local casinos. As it stands, Bahamians are prohibited from doing so, an issue the prime minister has promised to “deal with it.” But according to Baha Mar’s […]

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BEC Saves $4M By Slashing Overtime–Miller says reduction has led to a 24 per cent decrease in fuel surcharge

Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC) Executive Chairman Leslie Miller credited massive slashes to employees’ overtime for leading to a 24 per cent fuel surcharge reduction over the past few months in consumers’ electricity bills. Mr. Miller said the reduction in overtime pay and the end of double-dipping are the primary factors for the decrease. Last year, […]

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Bahamas And Haiti Pledge Cooperation

The Bahamas and Haiti agreed to stronger cooperation in the area of law enforcement to fight against orgainisers of illegal migration during bi lateral talks yesterday in Haiti. Foreign Affairs and Immigration Minister Fred Mitchell co-chaired the meeting held at the Office of the Prime Minister in Port-au-Prince, Haiti with Haitian Foreign Affairs Minister Piere-Richard […]

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