Archive | August, 2014

Six Unions Have Filed Trade Disputes

The Ministry of Labour and National Insurance has announced that at least six trade unions have filed trade disputes with the department of labour and have subsequently taken strike votes on the disputes filed. In a statement released Tuesday, the ministry said the filed disputes have been referred to the industrial tribunal by the Minister […]

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Shooting Victim Dies in Hospital -Murder #83

Police officials recorded another murder Wednesday after a man who was shot on Saturday died in hospital yesterday morning. The shooting was one of five that occurred over the weekend. According to reports the man was walking along Quakoo Street when the occupants of a Toyota vehicle shot him to the neck. It was also […]

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No Problems Expected For Stephen Dillet School

The last academic school year got off to a bumpy start for teachers and students at the Stephen Dillet Primary School following complaints about mold infested air vents, non-functioning air conditions and a poor working environment, Director of Education Lionel Sands assured yesterday that teachers and students will not experience these when the new school […]

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Infant Killed In House Fire

A five month old baby boy was killed in a house fire late Tuesday night, where, as preliminary investigations revealed, he was left alone with his six-year-old brother. Police Superintendent Stephen Dean told reporters at the scene that the baby’s charred remains were found in a small white single story home located at St. Vincent […]

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Five Traffic Fatalites In Five Days

The man who was involved in a traffic accident in Grand Bahama Monday has died, police confirmed yesterday, marking the fifth traffic fatality recorded in the country in the past five days. The incident occurred along East Atlantic Drive shortly after 8:00p.m. Monday. According to police reports the man was driving a black Yamaha motorbike […]

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“Crime – Over Politicised”—-Says Former DPM

Given the recent spate of violent acts of crime that shook the nation’s capital and bumped up the country’s murder count to 83, former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Security Cynthia ‘Mother’ Pratt yesterday urged politicians to stop politicising the issue of crime and work towards combating a problem that is now bigger […]

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Port Development Revenue Could Increase

Government revenue from Arawak Port Development (APD) could increase significantly if the business of shipping is managed exclusively through the Nassau Container Port (NCP). Chief Executive Officer at APD, Mike Maura made the case as he took the Minister of Tourism, Obie Wilchcombe and his team of senior officials on a tour of NCP, giving […]

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Administrators: Teachers Will Focus on Crime

Two senior administrators at government schools in New Providence said they are taking steps to deal with students who will come back to school on Monday having experienced challenges in their communities, particularly with regards to crime. School officials said they are often faced with many children who have either lost parents to violent crimes […]

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Wilchombe Optimistic About GB’s Economy

More airlift and a new cruise ship will be coming to Grand Bahama “very soon,” according to Minister of Tourism Obie Wilchcombe. Minister Wilchcombe, who spoke to the Bahama Journal before heading into Cabinet on Tuesday, said initiatives are in the pipeline which should create new jobs for residents on the island. “Truth of the […]

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Sir Lynden Remembered

It has been 14 years since the country lost Sir Lynden Pindling and yet his legacy hasn’t waned one bit. Sir Lynden, the country’s first prime minister, died on August 26, 2000 following a lengthy battle with prostate cancer. The former leader of the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) stood at the forefront of the quiet […]

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