Archive | July, 2016

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DG Jibrilu: Tourism On The Rebound

Visitor arrivals to The Bahamas have generally taken an upward turn in the last six months, and Director General of Tourism Joy Jibrilu said her ministry is hopeful that this trend will continue. Figures released by The Ministry of Tourism (MOT) yesterday revealed that air arrivals for the first quarter of this year hiked by […]

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Roberts: Ingraham Dead Wrong On Baha Mar

Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Chairman Bradley Roberts said former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham is “dead wrong on Baha Mar and his views are dangerous to our sovereignty.” Mr. Ingraham this week told reporters that he warned Prime Minister Perry Christie not to place the beleaguered Cable Beach mega resort into liquidation – advice the nation’s […]

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Unusual Heat Won’t Fuel More Hurricanes

The temperatures are above their normal average this year and while warm water is a key ingredient for hurricanes the unusually warm weather will not have an effect on the number of possible hurricanes. According to Acting Senior Director at the Department of Meteorology Jeffrey Simmons warm water mainly acts as a source of energy. […]

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Man Gets Second Chance At Life Through Adult Stem Cells

By P.J. Malone  Diagnosed with a deadly disease that he was told he couldn’t fight, Bill Bourland, an Arizona resident, has been granted a reprieve with a second chance at life as recounted by the Stem Cell Research Facts’ resource website.  After confronting death face-to-face, Bill says he is grateful to God for his second […]

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“Domestic Tourism is In”

Against the perception that domestic tourism is often misunderstood and downplayed by Bahamians, Director General of Tourism Joy Jibrilu yesterday encouraged Bahamians to grow an interest for domestic tourism, which she said would have a valuable impact on the country. Noting that each island of The Bahamas is unique, in an interview with The Bahama […]

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52 Positions For The Taking

Free National Movement (FNM) delegates yesterday casted their votes for 52 positions in the party that did not include the party’s top five posts namely leader, deputy leader, treasurer, general secretary and national chairman. Those positions would not be voted on until Friday. FNM Chairman Sidney Collie spoke with The Bahama Journal just hours before […]

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Butler- Turner: FNM Unprepared For Convention

A day leading into the Free National Movement’s (FNM) Convention, Leader Hopeful Loretta Butler-Turner again expressed disgust that the convention’s committee has in her view, neglected to efficiently prepare for the start of today’s convention.  Mrs. Butler-Turner, in an interview with The Bahama Journal, said there are missteps that should have been addressed by the […]

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JNCP Launches Junkanoo Think Tank

Officials of the Junkanoo Corporation of New Providence (JCNP) says “Junkanoo can help us face the challenges of today” and they will aim to do so through the launch of the JCNP Think Tank that will develop a road map for the Junkanoo community. The initiative will focus on making Junkanoo more than just “Getting […]

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Pair Convicted Of Triple Manslaughter To Be Sentenced

Shawn Knowles and Timothy Saunders responsible for the deaths of three friends were to be sentenced Tuesday afternoon however Justice Stephen Isaacs instead gave a written sentence date. The two males were tried and convicted by an 8-4 guilty verdict jury for causing the deaths of Chackara Rahming, Erica Ward and Edward Braynen. Knowles was […]

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56 Tested For Zika In The Bahamas—No Confirmed Cases

With five confirmed cases of the Zika Virus reported by the Ministry of Health over in the Turks and Caicos Islands, medical officials in The Bahamas have said this is no cause for alarm. It was revealed yesterday in a press briefing at the Ministry of Health, that although there were 56 persons that displayed […]

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