Archive | September, 2017

Paying The Price For Rudeness

The Clifton Review   The Clifton Review is a tri-weekly column that examines the question of the Clifton project along with the evolution of the war between two billionaires, the links to unsavory characters, the use of the courts for personal agendas, the involvement of a political party, and the attacks on the Government of […]

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Manpower Audit for Police

Minister of National Security Marvin Dames announced that the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) is undergoing a manpower audit, which is a part of revising and reforming the underperforming anti-crime initiatives. In his address on crime in the House of Assembly on Wednesday, Dames said the success of any crime plan must include as one […]

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$340K Bimini Drug Bust

Police made another major drug bust in Bimini on Wednesday evening.   According to police, officers were patrolling Kings Highway around 11 p.m. on Wednesday when they spotted a suspicious looking vehicle.   A search revealed nine nylon bags, each containing suspected marijuana.   The male occupants of the vehicle, both residents of the island, […]

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Dames: ‘Electronic Monitoring Failed Crime Fight’

Minister of National Security Marvin Dames revealed that anti-crime initiatives, which includes CCTV and electronic monitoring has failed. In his address to the House of Assembly on Wednesday, Dames said for years The Bahamas has been spending millions of dollars on anti-crime programs and the acquisition of modern crime fighting tools and equipment, but based […]

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Junkanoo Groups Get Increase in Seed Money

Youth, Sports and Culture Minister Michael Pintard yesterday during the official hand over of seed money to Junkanoo group leaders and representatives said it is the aim of the Free National Movement (FNM) to expand the culture of Junkanoo and made a commitment to the groups that seed money will be given in early 2018. […]

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PLP Govt Disagreed with BPL’s Plan

President of the Bahamas Electrical Workers Union (BEWU) Paul Maynard said the former Progressive Liberal Party administration disagreed with the proposed business plan which supports the termination of Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) employees. Mr. Maynard’s comments came during an interview with The Bahama Journal yesterday, where he explained that former Deputy Prime Minister Philip […]

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Complaints Filed Over Club Land’or Employees’ Salaries

Formal complaints concerning the delinquent payment of salaries at Club Land’or has been filed in the Office of the Attorney General, according to Minister of Labour Senator Dion Foulkes.   Following the opening of the International Labour Organization Workshop on Wednesday, Mr. Foulkes spoke with The Bahama Journal about the current concerns with the now […]

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Residents Warned of Potential Tornadoes and Flooding

The Bahamas Department of Meteorology has put residents of the southeastern islands of The Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands on a high alert for possible floods as Hurricane Maria got a little stronger as it moves towards that area. “Hurricane Maria also has the potential to produce several tornadoes as it moves along […]

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Audited BPL Report Reveals Abuse

Minister of Works Desmond Bannister said the audited report from Ernst and Young confirmed that Bahamas Power and Light’s (BPL) theft scandal involved a total of some 41 fraudulent cheques that were issued to 13 fictitious vendors totaling over $1.8 million.   Mr. Bannister highlighted the findings of the report in House of Assembly on […]

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CTO Launches Hurricane Relief Fund

The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has activated its “CTO Relief Fund” through GoFundMe to help families and countries rebuild after hurricanes, particularly in the wake of the massive category 5 Hurricane Irma, which has impacted a number of member countries.   All of the money raised through the CTO’s Relief Fund will be sent directly to […]

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