Archive | September, 2017

Chester Cooper for Deputy Leader of PLP

Cooper Declares Bid for PLP Deputy Leader

Member of Parliament for Exuma and Ragged Island Chester Cooper in a big announcement yesterday, declared his bid to offer himself for the office of Deputy Leader of the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP), promising that he will seek to return core values and principles the party once had. Yesterday at a press conference in the […]

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Dames Outlines Plan to Tackle Guns and Gangs

As crime continues to be a plague to the nation, Minister of National Security Marvin Dames announced that the government has established a new multi-agency operation across law enforcement departments to deal with the challenges of guns, gangs, drugs and human trafficking.   Dames’ announcement came during his contribution to the debate in the House […]

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Govt to Promote Aquaculture Investments

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis said private and public sector investments are required if the aquaculture sector is to develop in a viable manner and promised to promote such investments.   Dr. Minnis’ comments came during his address at the opening session of the Fifth Meeting of ACP (Africa, Caribbean and Pacific) Ministers in Charge […]

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Govt Fires PowerSecure

In a shocking revelation, Minister of Works Desmond Bannister revealed that Bahamas Power and Light Company (BPL) and PowerSecure severed ties. Mr. Bannister made the shocking revelation during a Power Breakfast held at the British Colonial Hilton yesterday, where he explained that the ties were severed on Monday September 18. “Effective two days ago, BPL […]

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Dames Says Crime Down 19%—Murders Up 41%

The latest crime statistics presented by Minister of National Security Marvin Dames revealed that the country’s murder count for the past five years has remained steady and overall crime is down by 19 per cent, but murders are up by 41 per cent. Mr. Dames revealed the crime statistics yesterday during his contribution to the […]

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Total Cost of Irma’s Damage Remains Unknown

No estimate of what Hurricane Irma will cost the country in damage on the heels of another major storm that is threatening to hit southern islands impacted only two weeks ago by a category five hurricane, according to Minister of Labour Dion Foulkes. Mr. Foulkes told The Bahama Journal yesterday that the largest expense so […]

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Continuous Attempts To Muzzle The Press

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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Foreign Affairs Minister Tells UN of Hurricane Irma’s Impact

Minister of Foreign Affairs Darren Henfield addressed a high level meeting convened by the United Nations (UN) secretary general and the president of the General Assembly on the impact of Hurricane Irma on the Caribbean region.   In his remarks the minister, on behalf of The Bahamas, joined in the expressions of condolences for the […]

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British Couple Celebrates 32 Years of Bahamas Vacations

Peter and Joan Davis have been visiting The Bahamas for the past 32 years and on their recent trip to Nassau, the British couple promised Minister of Tourism and Aviation Dionisio D’Aguilar that they would return for years to come.   Their love affair with Nassau began in 1985 when they first visited on a […]

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Public Service Seeks to Recruit Young Bahamians

Minister of the Public Service and National Insurance Brensil Rolle revealed yesterday that the public sector is making room to recruit younger persons and promote employees based on their qualifications.   In order for this to happen, Mr. Rolle said it may include trimming the number of pensioners and contracted workers.   “A number of […]

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