Archive | January, 2016

Education Minister Says Academic Standards Will Be Raised

Hundreds of high school students from around the country yesterday received accolades for outstanding performances in national examinations for 2015. During the awards ceremony, at Church of God Convention Centre on Joe Farrington Road, Education Minister Jerome Fitzgerald in bringing remarks, noted that over the past few years, there has been a steady increase in […]

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Trio Charged With Drug Possession

Three men allegedly behind two major drug busts in the capital were arraigned before Acting Deputy Chief Magistrate Andrew Forbes yesterday. The arraignment follows an incident that occurred last Thursday, after DEU officers found three boxes containing 57 pounds of marijuana on a mail boat moored at the Potter’s Cay Dock. The suspect charged in […]

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Bridge Toll Doubled

Tolls for the Sir Sidney Poitier Bridge are expected to increase by one hundred per cent for private vehicles effective March 1. The $1 bridge toll will increase to $2 as announced by Chairman of the Bridge Authority of the Bahamas Rory Higgs as he spoke to the bridge refurbishment contract signing on Monday morning. […]

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Bahamas Accelerating Efforts to Become Commercial Arbitration Centre for Caribbean Region

The Government of the Bahamas has determined that the ‘time is right’ to accelerate efforts to establish the country as a Commercial Arbitration Centre. According to Minister of Financial Services and Local Government, Hon. Hope Strachan, the Government intends to establish The Bahamas as a hub to resolve international investments disputes with a focus on […]

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Two Arrested For Drug Possession

Two people were arrested over the weekend for the possession of dangerous drugs in two separate incidents. In the first incident, on Friday, an employee of the Sir Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) was taken in to police custody for cocaine. According to reports, around 1:00 p.m., airport authority security officers conducted a routine search […]

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PM Urges Private Sector To Support NHI

Prime Minister Perry Christie, on Friday, urged members of the private sector, including physicians and insurance companies to cooperate with the government in terms of the implementation of National Health Insurance. Mr. Christie’s comment came as he delivered remarks at Jones Communications Network’s (JCN) Civil Society and Person of the Year Awards 2015. According to […]

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PM Promises to Tackle Crime

Prime Minister Perry Christie while addressing the matter of crime said that the government is moving around money in the national budget to assist with crime fighting strategies. Last year’s crime rate broke the country’s record for the most homicides in a year when the murder rate was confirmed to be one short of 150 […]

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Nygard Urges PM To Act Swiftly

Fashion designer and Lyford Cay resident has expressed disappointment in Prime Minister Perry Christie noting that once again the prime minister has demonstrated he is slow to take action on important issues. Mr. Nygard appeared as a guest on the programme The Platform with Wendall Jones where he said that while he supports Mr. Christie, […]

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JCN Honours Outstanding Bahamians

On Friday, Jones Communications Network honoured outstanding Bahamian members of society during its Civil Society and Person of the Year Award, at Melia Beach Resort. Six individuals were recognized as outstanding contributing citizens at the formal awards luncheon on Friday. Prime Minister Perry Christie won the top award, being named the Person of the Year […]

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Gov’t Consults Physicians on NHI

The Ministry of Health sponsored a workshop purposed to inform medical professionals on the content, introduction and phasing of National Health Insurance after claims of a lack of consultation between the stakeholders and the government. Doctors, Nurses, pharmacists and other health care professionals with all sorts of buzzing questions took the first step with the […]

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