Archive | April, 2015

Taxi and Surrey Drivers Outraged Over ID Renewal Process

Disgruntled taxi drivers and surrey cab drivers swarmed the outside of the Port Department yesterday, complaining of the “tiresome” and “unprofessional” process to renew their port identification cards which would enable them to work on port grounds. With five cruise ships coming in today and workers claiming that they’re being denied access to the port’s […]

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Cat Island to Honour One of Its Native Sons

When the 2015 Cat Island Regatta is held later this year, it will be a very special event for the King family as the Cat Island Association has selected the family’s patriarch and one of that island’s boat building and sailing legends, the late Herbert King. During a meeting yesterday along with a courtesy call […]

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Airport Authority Celebrates 15 New Graduates as Airport Security Officers

Fifteen new Aviation Security Officers and Passenger Screeners have successfully met the “Post-September 11th” international requirements that are designed to protect travelers, moving within the nation’s borders and throughout a chain of Bahamian airports. “A safe airport environment is the economic lifeblood of an archipelagic nation, such as The Bahamas. Our numerous airports and ports […]

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TYA President Urges Gov’t to Stop COB Tuition Increase

President of the Torchbearers Youth Association (TYA) Ronique Brown yesterday expressed her disapproval over the hike in tuition fees at the College of The Bahamas (COB) and urged the government to stop this increase. “We urge the government, who made grand promises to the Bahamian people regarding doubling investments in education, to dismiss and reject […]

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Third Cohort Graduates from National Training Agency

After 14 weeks of training, 140 students have been equipped to join the country’s workforce and graduated from the third cohort of the National Training Agency (NTA) on Thursday, April 23 during a ceremony at Holy Trinity Activities Centre, Stapledon Gardens. The government officially launched the competency-based training and job placement agency that prepares young […]

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Four Men Left Hospitalized After Shooting Incidents

Police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating three suspects involved in three separate shooting incidents on Saturday, April 25 that left four men hospitalized. The first incident occurred shortly after 10 a.m. A man, who was sitting in his Honda vehicle with a female at the junction of Alexandria Boulevard and Taylor Street, Nassau […]

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FMU President: University Helps in Reducing “Brain Drain”

According to President of Florida Memorial University (FMU) Dr. Roslyn Artis, there is “a good marriage of interest” between the economic needs of The Bahamas and the programmes offered at the university, which she suggested will help to reduce the country’s “brain drain” issue. Dr. Artis, whose comments came during yesterday’s Love 97 radio talk […]

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“PLP Disregards Human Life,” Says Minnis

Free National Movement Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis condemned the Christie administration yesterday for what he deemed a “reckless, callous and cruel disregard for human life,” following the oil spill at the Rubis service station in Marathon. During a press conference held at the Free National Movement’s headquarters yesterday, Dr. Minnis, as a former minister of […]

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“FNM Failed on Rubis’ Leak,” Says Roberts

Progressive Liberal Party Chairman Bradley Roberts said the Free National Movement failed to protect the public’s interest because the FNM government knew about the environmental incidents at Rubis since its last term in office. Roberts, who wasted no time responding to comments made by FNM Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis during a press conference yesterday, said […]

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Phi Beta Sigma Supports Harrold and Wilson Ponds National Park

Harrold and Wilson Ponds National Park continues to struggle with invasive cattails and as a result the Bahamas National Trust (BNT) has been working with a number of corporate and volunteer organizations over the past two years to clear the invasive cattails at Harrold and Wilson Ponds National Park. Recently, members of Phi Beta Sigma […]

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