Archive | May, 2015

Griffin: NCD is Working Diligently

Minister of Social Services Melanie Griffin said the National Commission for Disability (NCD) has been working diligently on the public’s behalf over the last few months. “The commission is to work on the public’s behalf and to ensure the enforcement of the provisions of the Persons with Disabilities Act 2014,” Minister Griffin said during a […]

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Derelict Vessels Threatens Tourism

Marlin Johnson, manager of the Bahamas Marine Engineering and Managing Company said there is a plethora of derelict vessels floating along the country’s harbours that potentially pose a threat not only to the environment, but to the tourism industry. Mr. Johnson told The Bahama Journal yesterday that his team removed three vessels so far, most […]

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Carnival Workers Can Expect Payment Soon

Bahamas National Festival Commission BNFC officials said outstanding payments are currently being processed for Junkanoo Carnival workers. In a statement, BNFC officials said payments are being processed in compliance with standard government procedures and the BNFC is working tirelessly to ensure that the process is completed as quickly as possible. “Our staff will be calling […]

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Attorneys Seek Judicial Review on HCA

Attorneys Fred Smith, QC, and Carey Leonard made an application on Wednesday to apply for a leave of judicial review and interlocutory relief concerning the amendments to the Hawksbill Creek Agreement (HCA). According to Smith, the proposed judicial review proceedings relate to the actions and decisions made by Prime Minister Perry Christie, along with the […]

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$8.3 Million Road Traffic Upgrade

The Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Transport and Aviation signed an $8.3 million contract with an international revenue management company, Datatorque, for the modernization of the Road Traffic Department. Approximately 13 months ago, the Ministry of Transport and Aviation in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance, were searching for a company to carry […]

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JCN Partners With Cancer Society for $3 Million Telethon

Several media houses in the country, including Jones Communication Network (JCN), are partnering with the Cancer Society of The Bahamas for its inaugural $3 million building fund telethon. President of the Cancer Society of The Bahamas Laverne Wildgoose said, “Bahamian leaders including business persons, government officials and professionals will pool their efforts to handle phone […]

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Filipino Died While Working on Vessel

Police in Abaco are investigating the death of a 49-year-old male Philippine national, who died while working on a vessel docked in Marsh Harbour. According to reports, on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 shortly before 2 p.m., the man was on the vessel and reportedly on top of a container when he accidently slipped and fell […]

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DPM Robbery Suspect Awaits Bail

Jeffrey King, one of three male suspects accused of the December 16, 2013 robbery at the deputy prime minister’s home, will have to wait another week before he finds out whether or not he will be granted bail. King, 25, appeared before Supreme Court Justice Vera Watkins on Tuesday afternoon for an expected ruling on […]

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Smith Applauds Gov’t on Freedom of Information

Grand Bahama Human Rights Association President Fred Smith, QC, applauded the government yesterday for presenting a draft of the Freedom of Information Bill. During an interview with The Bahama Journal, Smith said the bill demonstrates the government’s genuine and sincere commitment to democracy. “I am absolutely thrilled and wish to extend congratulations to Minister Fitzgerald […]

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Kelly’s Announces Bride of the Year

Kelly’s 23rd Bride of the Year Erin Brown-Brown might also be the Mother of the Year or the Disabled Person of the Year. Stalked by tragedy, she turns each blow into a challenge and then into success which she shares with those around her. There was not a dry eye in the room when Kelly’s […]

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