Archive | January, 2018

TOURISTS HAVE NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT, SAYS MINISTER

Tourism Minister Dionisio D’Aguliar says there is nothing to worry about when it comes safety and security for visitors. Speaking with The Joournal yesterday the minister said while police presence may be needed at the Fish Fry it’s only to remove nuisances. “Yes, we need to enhance police presence on the grounds to remove those […]

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Errant Officers Being Reviewed

An independent review board has been established to deal with complaints made bout police officers by members of the public. This was revealed by Deputy Commissioner of Police Emrick Seymour yesterday as he highlighted the nearly 200 complaints made against officers in 2017. “To ensure the credibility and integrity of the process an internal review […]

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Jurors May Be Eradicated

Minister of State for Legal Affair, Ellsworth Johnson says that the government may be looking to move The Bahamas to a point where jurors may not be needed. Stressing that it is only something that they may be considering, Mr. Johnson made these remarks, with no shortage of feedback about the addresses of potential jurors […]

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GOV’T TO STOP OUT-SOURCING CATS CAN SERVICES

Health Minister Dr. Duane Sands said outsourcing Cat-Scan services is costing the government thousands of dollars. In an interviewing on the state of facilities in the health care system, Dr. Sands noted that they are trying to stop outsourcing Cat-Scan services in Grand Bahama. “We have some concrete plans for replacing the CAT-Scanner at the […]

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Plane Crash Leaves Man Injured

Police on the family islands are investigating a plane crash that has left a male with minor injuries. Reports are that shortly after noon on  Friday, police on Great Harbor Cay, The  Berry Islands,  received a report that a plane had crashed in swamp land, a short distance from the airport. Officers and rescue personnel  […]

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Man Becomes Latest Traffic Fatality

Police in the capital are investigating a traffic accident that has left a male dead. According to reports, shortly after 4:00am Sunday morning, police received a report of fatal accident at Carmichael Road near Boatswain Hill  Road. When officers arrived on the scene, they met the lifeless body  of a male with injuries lying in […]

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Haitian remembers Earthquake. -Says Trump’s Head is Bad

Last Friday marked eight years since Haiti experienced that 7.0 catastrophic Earthquake, killing almost three million people. In the process, a quarter of a million homes and 30,000 commercial buildings were said to have collapsed, burying old and young people alike. The Bahama Journal spoke with Haitian Johnson Jean-Jacques, who now resides in The Bahamas, […]

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Extradited Bahamian held for Armed Robbery

A man has been jailed after his recent extradition from the United States. 49 year old Bahamian citizen Salathiel Thompson of Bacardi Road has been on the run from Bahamian authorities since 1989 for eight armed robberies he allegedly committed. After he fled   the Bahamas, he  landed  in Prison in The United States after […]

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PM Says prove Americans wrong

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis has said the U.S  State Department was within its rights to warn American citizens in the Bahamas. In an interview with members of the press following a courtesy call from Transport  Minister Frankie Campbell and representatives from the Bahamas Maritime Authority, Dr. Minnis challenged Bahamians to remain focused on proving […]

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“Labour On The Blocks” Draws Hundreds Of Job Seekers

The “Labour on the Blocks” initiative created by the Department of Labour officially launched on Saturday and saw hundreds of persons turn out despite the inclement weather. The event took place in the  Bain and  Grants Town Community on Sarah Ingraham Park, that saw hopeful residents register for employment with Department of Labour officers. The […]

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