Archive | June, 2014

Union Fears Botched Promotions

Union Fears Botched Promotions

A number of workers in the Customs and Immigration departments have received letters advising them that they will be bypassed for promotions despite their bosses admitting that they have performed above average over the years, this according to the Vice President of the Bahamas Customs Immigration and Allied Workers Union (BCIAWU) Sloane Smith who said […]

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Roots Founding Leader Dies

Roots Founding Leader Dies

One of the founding leaders of the Roots Junkanoo Group, Paul “Diamond” Knowles” died over the weekend. According to a tribute photo posted to the group’s Facebook page, the junkanoo giant died Saturday evening. The group’s posting added that “Diamond’s” junkanoo career started with Force One, Premier Dancers, after which he joined the major A-group […]

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Power Restored to GB Schools–Bill Paid In Full, Says Minister

Power Restored to GB Schools–Bill Paid In Full, Says Minister

The power has been restored to all the public schools in Grand Bahama which were disconnected from the service last week due to non payment by the government. Education Minister Jerome Fitzgerald told the Journal Sunday that the Ministry of Finance paid their light bills in full to the Grand Bahama Power Company (GBPC). While […]

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National HIV Testing Day “A Success”

From as early as 8:00 a.m. on Friday people lined Pompey Square, Bay Street to be registered for Scotiabank’s annual HIV Testing Day. Scotiabank has again teamed up with the National HIV/Aids Programme to make the often scary process easy for anyone serious about combatting the deadly epidemic. Statistics from last year’s global summary of […]

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MOW Workers To Get Hazard Pay

Angry Ministry of Works employees who held a major protest outside the ministry’s John F Kennedy Drive headquarters on Friday could get the hazard pay they are demanding as early as this week, according to Bahamas Public Services Union (BPSU) President John Pinder. On Friday the angry workers had to be restrained and blocked off […]

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Man Wearing Ankle Bracelet is Shooting Suspect

Police officers arrested a 25-year-old man outfitted with an electronic monitoring device over the weekend as he is believed to be behind a shooting that landed a 23-year-old in hospital. According to reports, on Saturday, shortly after 5:00 p.m. the victim was repairing a vehicle at Montgomery Avenue off Carmichael Road, when he got into […]

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Gov’t Awaiting Queen’s GG Appointment –PM Made Recommendation

Gov’t Awaiting Queen’s GG Appointment –PM Made Recommendation

Prime Minister Perry Christie has revealed that he has sent his recommendation for the country’s next governor general to Queen Elizabeth II, but did not specify who he is eyeing for the post. The only thing the government told reporters last week is that he has “absolutely” sent over a name and that he is […]

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GB Power Company Chastised

Two human rights groups in Grand Bahama recently abhorred a move by the Grand Bahama Power Company (GBPC) to disconnect power from all public schools on that island, especially, they said, in light of the major concessions they receive from the government. President of Families for Justice Organisation Rev. Glenroy Bethel joined the Coalition for […]

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GB Man Robbed at Knifepoint of $35

Police officers in Grand Bahama are searching for two suspects who held a man at bay with a pocket knife and robbed him of $35. According to police reports, a male and female approached and robbed the victim on Friday evening around 7:30 p.m. at a beach in the Lucaya area. Both suspects then fled […]

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Crisis Centre Outreach Programme Visits Kemp Road

Volunteers from the Bahamas Crisis Centre combed the Kemp Road community on Saturday, moving door to door as they handed out information brochures, and offered an open ear to residents willing to share their complaints or concerns on an array of social issues. Director of the Crisis Centre Dr. Sandra Dean Patterson lead the initiative […]

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