Archive | February, 2017

Two Killed Over The Weekend

Amnesty International has highlighted, for the first time ever, concerns about infringements upon the right to privacy of citizens in The Bahamas. The report notes that local human rights groups have expressed fear regarding government surveillance online and made specific reference of the supreme court ruling that Minister of Education Jerome Fitzgerald had breached the […]

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Freetown Nomination Still Uncertain

In a clear move to avoid another serious upset, the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) on Friday reserved its decision to ratify a candidate for the Freetown constituency. Inside sources told The Journal, Noted Queens Counsel attorney Wayne Monroe had secured the nod over Public Hospitals Chairman Senator Frank Smith, but serious backlash followed forcing party […]

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FNM Not Interested in Coalition

In the wake of ongoing calls for Opposition forces to unite in an effort to throw out the Progressive Liberal Party Government, Free National Movement (FNM) Deputy Leader Peter Turnquest said his party is not interested in a coalition. Mr. Turnquest in an interview with The Bahama Journal on Friday said the FNM is not […]

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Minnis: PLP Downplaying Crime Issue

Free National Movement (FNM) Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis is lambasting National Security Minister Dr. Bernard Nottage and the current administration over making light of the crime situation in The Bahamas. Dr. Minnis says that the crime situation is starting to isolate international allies. “’Perceived increase in crime?’ The PLP Government and Minister Nottage show once […]

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Renewable Energy Well On Its Way

Increasing sustainable energy usage is already well on its way, according to Minister of Environment and Housing Kenred Dorsett. During the Love 97 Talk Show Issues of The Day, Mr. Dorsett said the way forward begins with Bahamas Power and Light (BPL). “BPL indicated last month that they are going to begin the grid tie […]

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Shooting Victims Speak Out

Relatives of the man killed and three others wounded during an inner city shooting last week are living in fear. A one-year-old girl was among those injured. In an interview with the Bahama Journal on Friday, the baby’s grandfather, who wished to remain anonymous said in the wake of the incident, relatives want to move […]

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Pure Malice

By P.J. Malone Mr. Richard Coulson penned an article in the Tribune recently about fashion mogul Peter Nygard and others that reeked of malice—‘desire to inflict injury, harm, or suffering on another, either because of a hostile impulse or out of deep-seated meanness’. It read like an uninformed rant that displayed Coulson’s ignorance of business, […]

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“Spy Bill” Critics Pleased With Delay

Detractors of the Interception of Communications Bill (ICB), while they accept the postponement of the Bill by Attorney General Allyson Maynard-Gibson may be a win; they will not allow it to be a hidden distraction. Most recently, a group of 14 Civil Society and Private Industry Organizations (CSOs) publicly expressed their joy that the decision […]

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Minnis Bashing “Spy” Bill

The government’s recent move to quietly table the Interception of Communications Bill (ICB) in Parliament is being criticised by Free National Movement Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis. In a statement yesterday, Dr. Minnis suggested the government introduced the bill subtly in an effort of “desperateness to seize and wield more ill-gotten power”. The ICB’s purpose is […]

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Bahamas Striping Donates To Cancer Patient

Bahamas Striping Group of Companies (BSGC) recently donated $7,500 to a cancer patient, whose medical expenses amount to over $500,000. Through its charity foundation, “The Dollar that Could Project”, BSGC donated the funds to youngster, Felia Rigby of Grand Bahama. Late last year, a campaign was launched by charity groups, “Little Warriors Campaign and “The […]

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