Archive | February, 2019

Search For Crashed Plane off Inagua

U.S Coast Guard and police officials were yesterday searching  areas off Inagua following reports that an aircraft went down off   in that area. So far there has not been any visible signs of  a plane. The  Bahama Journal reached out to Bahamas Air Navigation Service Division General Manager Keith Major, who at the time […]

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ORG calls for Integrity Bill to be passed

The Organization for Responsible Governance (ORG) Executive Director Matthew Albury says  the implementation of an Integrity Commission Bill and Ombudsman Bill could provide minimal impact and opportunity for corruption.  These two bills were tabled in the House of Assembly in November 2017 and have not made any further movement since. The bills,  he said,  will […]

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MOH INVESTIGATING SUSPECTED MEASLES CASE

 The Ministry of Health  has advised the public of  an ongoing investigation by the public health team into a case involving a four-year-old child tourist, suspected of having measles. The Bahamas had its first case of measles back in 1997, according  Minister of Health, Dr. Duane Sands.  A release from the ministry indicated that on […]

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To Sir With Love: Happy Birthday, Sir Sidney!

With the air of a salute befitting royalty, members of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force paid  special tribute to Sir Sidney Poitier in recognition of his ninety-second birthday on  yesterday  with a unique video collaboration that was released to the media. Through this production of love, members of the Defence Force–The Bahamas’ military service–salute the […]

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Road excavation fines increase by thousands

Utility companies are  to be held accountable for their laxed approach in properly restoring roads. This will  come through  an amendment to the Road Act  with  hefty fines  imposed to the offending companies. This was foreshadowed by  Minister of Works, Desmond Bannister, leading off debate on the proposed bill in the House of Assembly yesterday […]

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Labour Minister Gives Advice On Brewery layoffs

Labour Minister Dion Foulkes shared some words of advice to the 73 workers Commonwealth Brewery Limited’s made redundant. The group was laid off  in what the company says is a restructuring exercise – it’s first such decision since going public. CBL Director of Retail, Ron Hepburn chalks it up to increased operational costs, coupled with […]

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BPL Chairman says Shell deal costs gov’t nothing

Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) is  moving  ahead with its deal with Shell North America. The two signed a memorandum of understanding last November for an integrated LNG gas-to power project that is expected to lead to not only lower energy bills, but provide a cleaner power generation. It is a major move that BPL […]

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Bishop Fernander Calls Court Cases ‘Tit for Tat’

The President  of the Bahamas Christian  Council Bishop Delton Fernander is of the opinion that the  arrest and subsequent arraignment of four Grand Bahamians on fraud and money laundering charges give the appearance of tit for tat. He  said the situation raises serious questions. “That is becoming more and more clear in the manner in […]

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Three Stabbed In Grand Bahama

Police in Grand Bahama are investigating a stabbing that has left three males with injuries, two of them still detained in hospital.  Assistant Superintendent of Police, in Grand Bahama, Terecita Pinder, reports that on Sunday, shortly before 2:00am, police received reports of an altercation at a night club on Wimpole Street, involving a group of […]

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Government applauded for halting deportations to Haiti

Rights Bahamas, a  local human rights organization, has  applauded  the Bahamas Government for temporarily halting the deportation of individuals to Haiti.  A statement from the organization said, “ In light of the unrest and violence happening in  that country, the safety of those in our custody must always come first. Closing the Bahamas Embassy and […]

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