Archive | March, 2019

Conchman Helps Young GB Athletes Get A Fast Start

As part of their mandate to support organizations that focus on Youth and Sports, the GBPA Conchman Triathlon began their donations with the Grand Bahama Amateur Athletic Association (GBAAA). The GBAAA uses all its donations to help purchase track and field equipment as well as cover the athletes’ travel expenses to Nassau and other islands […]

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NAD NOT AFFECTED BY AIRCRAFT GROUNDING

The Nassau Airport Development is not expecting  tha there to be any loss in service to the the Bahamas  following the US Federal Aviation Administration’s order to ground all MAX aircrafts. This follows  the March 10th crash of an Ethiopian airline which killed all 157 people on board. Airlines like Southwest and American Airlines which  […]

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Senator Highlights Move to E-Cabinet and E-Government Services

The Minister of State for Grand Bahama, Senator Kwasi Thompson says the government intends to change the way it does business, even at the Cabinet level with a decision and a commitment to move to a paperless Cabinet system. Mr.Thompson who spoke on behalf of the Hon. Dion Foulkes, Minister of Labour, highlighted the Government’s […]

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PM: Exuma Poised For Economic Rebirth

 Prime Minister  Dr. Hubert Minnis said The Bahamas and the island of Exuma is  poised for an economic rebirth as he announced extensive plans to improve infrastructure on the island. Among the plans are a new international airport in George Town, the construction of an Office of the Prime Minister, much-needed roadworks and repairs to […]

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HALKITIS: GOV’T HANDCUFFED

Former Minister of State for Finance Michael Halkitis yesterday said that he thought it was ill-advised for the government to “handcuff themselves” to balancing the budget within three years.  The Minnis-Administration has been deliberate  about curbing spending in an effort to  reduce the fiscal deficit.  Mr. Halkitis said, “If you come in and say that […]

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US REPORT HIGHLIGHTS HAITIAN MIGRANT DISCRIMINATION

The 2018 human rights report issued on Wednesday renewed concerns of stateless individuals in the country, particularly in the case of a teen born in The Bahamas to a Bahamian mother of Haitian descent. According to the report, the government did not effectively implement laws and policies to provide certain “habitual residents” the opportunity to […]

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PM Tells Doctors: Combat Non Communicable Diseases

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis says, “we must do more to combat  Non Communicable Diseases which rob us of general health and too many lives.” Whether they are in  the form of diabetes or hypertension, heart or kidney disease, chronic and non communicable illnesses are prevalent in The Bahamas, begging the need then for ongoing attention […]

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LACK OF CAMPAIGN FINANCE LAWS LEADS TO CORRUPTION

The Bahamas is opening the door to corruption through its largely unregulated campaign finance system,  offering few safeguards against “quid pro quo” donations, according to the United States’ 2018 Human Rights Report released this past Wednesday. According to the report, the procurement process was particularly susceptible to corruption, as it is opaque, containing no requirement […]

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Wilchcombe Disagrees With Wharf Redevelopment Concept

Adopting a view held by his party, former Tourism Minister Obie Wilchombe does not agree with the government’s plans for the Prince George Wharf.   It was recently announced that UK-based Global Ports Holding had won the multi-million dollar bid to redevelop and manage the Wharf.   However, Mr. Wilchcombe is advising the government to […]

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PMH Gifted With 25 New Beds

The Princess Margaret Hospital  yesterday  was gifted with 25 beds courtesy of the PMH foundation, whose mission is to actually strengthen the hospital’s ability to provide high quality healthcare.   The  Hospital is faced with a 200- bed shortage.   Public Hospitals Authority Deputy Managing Director Lyrone Burrows said the donation comes  on the heels […]

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