Archive | March, 2015

Wife of Murdered Podiatrist to Be Arraigned Today

A 54-year old woman of Old Fort Bay is scheduled to be arraigned in the Magistrate’s Court, Nassau Street today and according to police she will be formally charged for the murder of her husband Phillip Vasyli. Mr. Vasyli, a 59-year-old Australian podiatrist, was discovered dead at their Old Fort Bay home last Tuesday. According […]

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No More Food Stamps – Social Services Issues Prepaid Visa Cards

For the first time on Friday, Bahamians depending on assistance from social services were able to use reloadable prepaid visa cards in the place of government food stamps, making it one of the most revolutionary social programmes in modern history. With some 9,000 Bahamians depending on the government for social support, Minister of Social Services […]

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Prime Minister Christie addresses the United Nation’s Economic and Social Council

Prime Minister Christie is currently in New York where he is participating in a high level dialogue during the 2015 integration segment of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. Under the theme “Achieving sustainable development through employment creation and decent work for all,” Prime Minister Christie will deliver the country and region’s […]

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“PM A Killer of Democracy,” Says DNA Leader

Leader of the Democratic National Alliance (DNA) Branville McCartney said Prime Minister Perry Christie’s recent comments made at the College of the Bahamas ultimately “usurps the fourth estate” and portrays the prime minister as a “killer of democracy”. “For the prime minister to tell the media to go to hell, and by extension, telling the […]

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NFS Denies Allegations by AAAWU

The management of Nassau Flight Services (NFS) has denied allegations made by the Airport Airline and Allied Workers Union (AAAWU) that the services of five employees were terminated for refusal to work overtime. In a statement issued by NFS, management said, “The public should know that while the company does not wish to delve into […]

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BNT Appoints New Director of Development

The Bahamas National Trust (BNT) is pleased to announce the hiring of Astra Armbrister-Rolle as director of development. Armbrister-Rolle is a fundraising professional in the non-profit sector, specializing in annual giving management, prospect development and donor stewardship. She is a graduate of McMaster University and a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. She worked […]

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Crime Threatens Our Future

Referring to crime as the “single biggest problem we have in this country today,” attorney and former Chairman of the Public Service Commission (PSC) Brian Moree, QC, called for more efforts to be made in order to combat the heightened level of crime in the country. “If you speak to people who are directly involved […]

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“Governance is Poor,” Says Leading Attorney

Senior Attorney in the law firm McKinney Bancroft and Hughes Brian Moree, QC, described the quality of governance in The Bahamas as “poor” and “lacking transparency.” His comments came yesterday during Love 97’s radio talk show Jones and Co. where Mr. Moree expressed that The Bahamas has an “anachronistic model” of governance which seems to […]

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The Bahamas Finding Innovative New Ways to Protect the Ozone Layer

The Bahamas has been pursuing Ocean Thermal Energy as an ozone friendly alternative when it comes to air conditioning and/or refrigeration, Minister of the Environment and Housing Kenred Dorsett said recently. The mega-resort of Baha Mar has sought out this technology as an alternative to reducing its electrical cost and refrigerant usage, Minister Dorsett explained. […]

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GB Agribusiness Expo Begins Today

Everything is in place for the staging of the Grand Bahama Agribusiness Expo, says its chairperson, West Grand Bahama Administrator Brenda Colebrook. The expo begins today and continues on Saturday, at the old Goombay Park at the rear of the International Bazaar. This event is designed to improve awareness of the importance of moving towards […]

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