Archive | July, 2015

Man Shot Dead on Podoleo Street

Police has launched an intense island-wide search for two armed suspects responsible for the shooting death of a man that occurred on Tuesday. According to reports, around 5 p.m., a man was walking on Podoleo Street with another man, when two males armed with handguns approached and fired several shots at them before fleeing on […]

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Cash: Bah Mar – A Legacy of Failure

Former Free National Movement (FNM) Chairman Darron Cash is calling for Prime Minister Perry Christie to stand up and fix matters concerning Baha Mar, as he said it is becoming ‘a legacy of failure.’ Mr. Cash compared Prime Minister Christie to former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham and compared their unique ways of handling national issues. […]

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Shortfall in Junkanoo Carnival Revenue Projections

More than two months following the inaugural Junkanoo Carnival Festival, members of the Bahamas National Festival Commission (BNFC) presented a report on the economic breakdown of the event on Tuesday. The 2015 BNFC report revealed that in total, the government’s investment of $11.3 million generated $19 million in direct economic activity, with an estimated $13.5 […]

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First Cabinet Meeting in Freeport, Grand Bahama

Prime Minister Perry Christie and his entire Cabinet (with the exception of Attorney General Allyson Maynard-Gibson) for the first time held their Cabinet meeting in Freeport, Grand Bahama on Tuesday. The prime minister and his team of government ministers began the day by participating in the official reopening of the Eight Mile Rock Fire Sub-Station […]

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Baha Mar Talks Failed–Developer Wants Gov’t Sovereign Guarantee

Talks in China ended with Baha Mar CEO Sarkis Izmirlian making a proposal for the Bahamian government to provide the Export-Import Bank of China with a “sovereign guarantee” of up to $175 million. According to a statement released by the government yesterday, while progress was made on the commercial terms of an agreement between Baha […]

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Woman Accused of Murder Changes Plea

Rhonda Knowles, 25, of Winton Estates appeared before Justice Bernard Turner on Tuesday to change the plea on three counts concerning a series of events that left a man dead and one critically injured six years ago. Knowles, who was arraigned before Justice Turner last Friday, pleaded guilty to murder, attempted murder and the conspiracy […]

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978 Grand Bahama Residents Receive Social Service Assistance Cards

Nine hundred and seventy-eight residents of Eight Mile Rock and Freeport were the first recipients of the newly-launched Department of Social Services pre-paid debit card on Monday. During the official launch at the Eight Mile Rock High School Gymnasium, Minister of Social Services and Community Development Melanie Griffin congratulated the residents on being the first […]

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Palm Cay Launches Phase Three – The Anchorage

More than 120 people turned out for an open house at Palm Cay last week, touring the nearly 70-acre oceanfront residential and marina development on New Providence’s southeastern shore. The occasion was the launch of phase three of the community’s condominium component, The Anchorage. Phases one and two are sold out and construction is slated […]

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Bahamas Bureau of Standards and Quality Mobilizes To Improve Labeling of Goods and Products

As the Minister of Financial Services with responsibility for the recently established Bahamas Bureau of Standards and Quality, Hope Strachan announced that the bureau’s work will begin by improving the labeling of goods and products. She made the announcement at the Bureau’s Sensitization Meeting for the Constitution of Technical Committees for Labeling Standards of Goods […]

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Unity House Seeks Monetary Assistance

Owner of Unity House, a home for senior citizens, is appealing to family members to come forward to not only identify their family members, but to lend monetary assistance. Owner Rev. Janet Smith-Butler said the family members she found are extremely cold and the homes dependence on the pension from the elderly living there is […]

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