Archive | December, 2017

CIBC FIRST CARIBBEAN DONATES $15,000 TO TCI NATIONAL CANCER SOCIETY

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FRANK SMITH’S EXTORTION CASE ADJOURNED

The inability of the crown’s key witness in the Frank Smith extortion trial to testify forced an adjournment yesterday. A medical certificate confirmed that Barbara Hanna was unfit to testify in the high profile case for another six weeks. Smith’s lead attorney, Queen’s Counsel, Damian Gomez said there’ll be a point when they will ask […]

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THOUSANDS REPATRIATED FOR THE YEAR

With just ten days until the immigration ultimatum is in affect, officers have already repatriated thousands of immigrants. Immigration officers have been busy for the year and the work will continue straight up to December 31st. Five to seven-thousand persons have been repatriated thus far for the year and according to commanding officer in charge […]

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MOBILE ASSIST PARTNERS WITH ALIV

Aliv has locked down a strategic partnership with Bahamian owned company Mobile Assist. This announcement came yesterday during a press conference held at the mobile carrier’s headquarters. Chief Aliv Officer Damian Blackburn told the media that Aliv prides itself on staying ahead of the mobile technology curve as it relates to innovations. “Aliv’s strategy in […]

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Feed The 5,000 Benefit Many

Some  350 persons  were the recipients yesterday in the  Bahamas Feeding Network and AML Foods Limited 2nd Annual Feed 5,000 campaign in New Providence and Grand Bahama. The food was distributed in the parking lot of  Solomon’s at Yamacraw. Hunger is said to be  a silent struggle for many in The Bahamas. It’s estimated that […]

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GOOD SAMARITANS SHARING FOR CHRISTMAS

Christmas is a time for sharing, gifting those you love and for many, donating to the less fortunate.  Good Samaritan Barry Pike is doing just that. On a trip to the Ranfurly Home yesterday Mr. Pike said,“part of the Bahamas is giving and we are donating necessities. There are things that the children don’t have […]

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Haitian Detainees Freed

A  Supreme Court Judge  has freed and granted bail to eight adults and three children who had been detained at the Carmichael Road Detention Center. They, along with four people released unconditionally last week, bring the total to 15 individuals who have been freed from The Detention Center this month. These include Kediesha Bent- John and her daughter […]

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Judge hears Case Of Missing Man

The  case of Jean Rony Jean Charles took center stage yesterday as proceedings got underway yesterday in the Supreme Court, with his attorney  Fred Smith  saying that  his client’s deportation was unlawful and unjust. The hearing before Mr. Justice Gregory Hilton was prompted by a Writ of Habeas Corpus filed by Mr. Smith and Rights Bahamas  […]

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MINISTER INTERVENES IN GAMING BOARD LAYOFFS

The Minister of Labour Dion Foulkes  has arranged  a meeting with  Gaming Board executives to hear  the concerns of laid off workers. After a lengthy meeting with the Bahamas Public Services Union (BPSU) on Monday, Mr. Foulkes said he understands their concerns and will meet with the Gaming Board today. “The BPSU has five major […]

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New Procurement Bill Promised

The Bahamian government is changing the way people and businesses bid for government contracts.  This  was revealed yesterday by Finance Minister Peter Turnquest at a press conference held in The Office of the Prime Minister at Sir Cecil Wallace-Whitfield Center. The government has introduced the opening of the E-Tendering and Supply registry, which will connect […]

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