Archive | August, 2018

IMMIGRATION GOING PAPERLESS

Going digital, that’s the new way for some government agencies application processes, including immigration. Giving an update before the weekly cabinet meeting yesterday, Immigration Minister Brent Symonette, said despite a setback, the filing computerization system at the department will be up and running in two weeks. “We had a slight setback.  If you’ve been up […]

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Elnet Maritime Breaks Ground for New Center in Grand Bahama

Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister, Senator Kwasi Thompson, said both foreign and local investors continue to display confidence in the Grand Bahamian economy by starting new businesses or expanding existing ones. Minister Thompson, who was the keynote speaker at the groundbreaking ceremony for Elnet Maritime Center on Monday, August 27, […]

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FERREIRA: 9 OF 60 LOT APPLICANTS QUALIFY

According to Housing Minister Romauld Ferreira, the government has already received as many as 60 applications for their low-cost housing initiative, but regrettably only nine of them qualify.  He said, “we say to the Bahamian public that this is one of those once in a lifetime opportunities. We urge you to put your financial house […]

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BPL CHAIRMAN ANSWERS CONFLICT CLAIMS

Despite a potential conflict of interest, Bahamas Power and Light’s new Chairman Donavan Moxey is not ruling out the possibility of his software company, CBI Mobile, working with BPL. Mr. Moxey’s company proposed an App called Mobile Assist to the company’s former board a year ago.  Mr. Moxey and his board met with reporters on […]

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Drastic Decline In Virus Outbreak

Health Minister Dr. Duane Sands says  that there has been a drastic decline in conch poisoning and gastrointestinal virus, while there was one confirmed case last week.  The Minister stressed to reporters outside cabinet yesterday that  persons should take the necessary precautions in preparing raw conch cuisines. The Minister says the cause of this outbreak  […]

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LOCAL CHURCH GIVES BACK

It was an  exuberant spirit filled the Thomas A. Robinson Stadium parking lot  on Saturday  as hundreds of  youngsters received free books, pencils, uniforms, and shoes from  the  Stephen C. Munroe International  back to school extravaganza.  This was the brainchild of  Prophet Stephen Munroe who said he got the idea after watching several kids kick their […]

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NEMA makes financial contributions to Hurricane Irma victims on Ragged

Captain Stephen Russell, Director of the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, issued financial assistance estimating $72,000 to Family Island residents impacted by the devastating Hurricane Irma in 2017. Captain Russell was accompanied by assistant accountant at NEMA, Eva Lightbourne and Family Island Administrator for Exuma and Ragged Island Districts Preston Cunningham. Captain Russell and his […]

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New BPL Board Gets Mandate

Out with the old, and in with the new as   Bahamas Power and Light’s (BPL) new executive board was  introduced  yesterday.  In an official presentation of the board members, Minister of Public Works, Desmond Bannister, told the members that there was a critical need for teamwork.  “All of that raises wonderful opportunity for leadership […]

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BPL COMMITTED TO IMPROVING POWER

The new BPL Board of Directors had a productive day, putting emphasis on power generation. According to Chairman Donovan Moxey,  jampacked with meetings addressed  an array of topics dedicated to improving the country’s power supply.  Discussions covered everything from government’s investigation into the previous board to tackling the vexing problem of providing the company’s customers […]

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Gov’t’s BPL Response Called “Petty”

The Democratic National Alliance’s (DNA) Deputy Leader Arinthia Komolafe says that the government’s response to the ongoing  Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) saga  has been underwhelming, inadequate and petty. She  said  yesterday that  the party followed the ongoing discussion  “with interest.”   Mrs. Komolafe said, “this is unfortunate and unacceptable for an administration that professes […]

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