Archive | August, 2019

Man Shot in Elizabeth Estates

Police are investigating a shooting incident that occurred on Tuesday, which left a man in hospital.  According to police, shortly before 10 p.m. a man was at a home on Commonwealth Boulevard, Elizabeth Estates, when he was approached by a male armed with a firearm, who shot him multiple times about the body before running […]

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$3.5 Million MARCO Alert Contract Signed

The Bahamas yesterday joined 18 other countries with child abduction alert systems, after signing a $3.5 million contract with Bahamian company Multimedia Technologies for the long-awaited MARCO Alert System.  This system implemented on the eve of Marco Archer’s 19th birthday, is patterned after the Amber Alert system in the United States.  Minister of National Security […]

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Davis Saddened by BPL’s Affects on Senior Citizens

Opposition Leader Philip Davis was left saddened after touring Pat’s Senior Citizens’ Home yesterday to assess the impact the incessant power outages played on the home. The tour revealed that beds are down, appliances like refrigerators and air conditioners were lost, a number of food items had to be thrown out and medicines had to […]

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PHA Explains Junior Doctors’ Holiday Pay

The Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) yesterday explained that in the Bahamas Doctors Union’s (BDU) Industrial Agreements of 2014 and 2017, related to holiday pay, it was recommended and approved by the PHA Board for Management to negotiate a settlement of holiday pay for junior doctors to cover the period from June 16, 2014 through October […]

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BPSU President: ‘Enough is Enough’

The Bahamas Public Services Union (BPSU) President Kimsley Ferguson said “enough is enough” and vowed to continue to fight, as some 200 members at the Princess Margret Hospital (PMH) withdrew their services and walked off the job yesterday.   According to Ferguson, the strike came on the heels of a meeting with Prime Minister Dr. […]

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CCTV Contract Signing Next Month

Minister of National Security Marvin Dames announced yesterday that a contract for the implementation of CCTV to assist with the country’s crime fighting initiatives will be signed next month.  “I’m happy to report here today that a Bahamian company won this bid, and in a few short weeks, we’re about to sign the contract for […]

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PHA Owes Doctors $5 Million

Minister of Health Dr. Duane Sands revealed that the Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) is indebt of $5 million to more than 400 doctors, each owed $2,500.   Dr. Sands revealed this information yesterday while appearing on Love 97’s Issues of the Day radio talk show where he responded to the junior doctors’ strike for holiday […]

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Haitian Visa Distribution Suspended

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas wishes to inform the general public that due to current technical and other challenges, the issuance of visas to Haitian nationals has been suspended until further notice. This does not include nationals who are officials, diplomats or holders of a United States (US), United […]

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DPM Sets Record Straight Over False Claims

Deputy Prime Minister Peter Turnquest said the “malicious and defamatory” accusations circulating on social media about his family member are false. He said in a statement yesterday that the accusations associate a member of his family with a matter before the court. “I wish to state categorically that these fabricated claims are demonstrably false and […]

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Junior Doctors Strike

Junior doctors at Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) stood in the rain on Wednesday morning to strike in solidarity after not receiving their holiday pay from the Public Hospitals Authority (PHA).  All non-essential services were removed and only emergency staff remained on the job.  According to President of the Bahamas Doctors Union (BHA) Dr. Melisande Bassett, […]

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