Archive | October, 2015

Glinton Decision Expected Next Week

The Court of Appeal (COA) yesterday adjourned the matter into the contempt of court charge against prominent attorney Maurice Glinton, QC, to next Monday for a decision. Mr. Glinton yesterday pleaded not guilty to the contempt charge. On October 9, Mr. Glinton was kept in police custody after a warrant for his arrest was issued […]

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Wilchcombe Named Travel Personality of The Year

Bahamas Tourism Minister named Travel Personality of The Year

Bahamas Minister of Tourism Obediah Wilchcombe is the Caribbean’s leading Travel Personality of 2015, a special honour bestowed by World Travel Awards (WTA) to acknowledge monumental contributions to the travel and tourism industry. Minister Wilchcombe was presented with “the most prestigious award of the year” at the 22nd Annual World Travel Awards Caribbean and North […]

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Social Services Aids in Hurricane Relief

The Department of Social Services says it is doing its job in administering aid to Hurricane Joaquin’s victims. During an address at the Office of the Prime Minister last week, Acting Director of Social Services, Lillian Quant-Forbes said her ministry was the first on the ground to conduct rapid assessments of the hurricane victims’ homes. […]

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60 Homeless in Gamble Heights Fire

Emotions took off yesterday when a shanty town in the Gamble Heights community went ablaze for the second time in two days leaving more residents displaced. The displacement of approximately 50 to 60 residents from this Gamble Heights shanty town began on Friday past when the Department of Environmental Health Services in conjunction with the […]

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Collaboration Coupled with Excellence – the Way Forward for Regional Certified Management Consultants, Says Halkitis

Certified Management Consultants of 12 regional countries, Caribbean nations, gathered at the 2015 Caribbean Institute of Certified Management Consultants Conference (CICMC) on October 14, at the Melia Nassau Beach Resort for the opening ceremony of an agenda of three days of dialogue and workshops. Minister of State for Finance Michael Halkitis addressed the body of […]

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CBL Ready for Next Stage in Mobile Licensing

The Cellular Liberalization Task Force has announced that Cable Bahamas Ltd (CBL) is the successful applicant in the mobile spectrum auction. This means that CBL is the only bidder to advance to the final pre-conditions for licencing for the country’s second mobile cellular network. This is a major accomplishment for the Bahamian company and CBL […]

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Web Shop Licenses Awarded

Minister responsible for Gaming Obie Wilchcombe announced yesterday that the government has awarded eight companies with web shop licenses. The companies met their burden of proof and on that basis they were awarded with a Conditional Gaming House Operator License. Wilchcombe said this is the next and important stage in interactive gaming in The Bahamas. […]

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“Breaking Point” for Correctional Officers”

A myriad of problems pouring out of the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services has brought dozens of members of the Correctional Officers Association to what they describe as “their breaking point.” President of the Correctional Officers Association Sergeant Gregory Archer on Wednesday spoke to The Bahama Journal about a number of frustrating issues that his […]

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PLP donates $50K to NEMA

A week after a devastating category four hurricane overturned islands in the South and Central Bahamas, the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) has donated $50,000 to assist with hurricane relief efforts. On Thursday, PLP Chairman Bradley Roberts made the donation to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). He said The Bahamas has always taken great pride […]

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Man Found Dead at Clifton Pier

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a man that occurred at Clifton Pier on Wednesday, October 14, 2015. According to reports, shortly before 8:00 p.m., police received a report that a man is alleged to have fallen off a cliff while fishing at Clifton Pier. When police arrived at the scene they […]

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