Archive | September, 2019

Some GB Schools Won’t Reopen Next Week

Not all of Grand Bahama’s hurricane damaged public schools will meet the September 23 reopening deadline, according to the National Emergency Management Agency.  Education officials are expected to make a determination once Minister of Education Jeffrey Lloyd has toured all schools on that island. Grand Bahama’s Superintendent of Education Ivan Butler said work has been progressing, but the biggest challenge is mold. […]

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Vehicles Under $40,000 Duty Free

Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest announced on Wednesday that vehicles under $40,000 can be imported to Grand Bahama and Abaco duty free.  During Wednesday’s National Prayer Service in Grand Bahama at St. John’s Jubilee Cathedral, Turnquest added that the government will provide assistance and incentives such as packages to assist those who have been affected by Hurricane Dorian to help residents rebuild their lives and communities. Even though there […]

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NEMA to Setup Distribution Center at GB Airport

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) is expected to setup a distribution center at the Grand Bahama International Airport.  According to a statement issued by NEMA, the distribution center will allow the agency “to collect relief items coming in by air”.  “Those items will be unpacked, checked and repackaged into care packages to be distributed to residents,” the statement said. “The distribution center at the airport […]

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Another Body Found Increases Death Toll

Commissioner of Police Anthony Ferguson announced yesterday that police have recovered another dead body from Abaco, bringing the Hurricane Dorian death toll to 52.  Ferguson said the body was found on Wednesday. However, 1,300 people still remain missing following the deadly storm.  Although people are missing, Minister of Health Dr. Duane Sands told The Bahama Journal earlier this […]

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Man Shot While Sitting in Vehicle Dies

A man was shot while sitting in his vehicle on Wednesday evening, according to police. Police said shortly before 11 p.m., a man was sitting in his vehicle on Bimini Avenue, off Market Street, when he was approached by an armed man who opened fire in his direction, injuring him before running away.  The injured man was transported […]

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Gov’t to Access $100 Million Loan

The United States administration has encouraged the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to line the release of relief funds through multilateral institutions for The Bahamas which will allow the government to obtain its $100 million emergency credit. Lining up the release of funds through multilateral institutions was done to expedite funding more quickly as a result of the massive devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian. […]

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Court Adjourns BDU Matter Over Affidavit

Another adjournment date has been set in the standoff between the Bahamas Doctors Union (BDU) and the Public Hospitals Authority (PHA). The BDU and PHA are sparring over holiday pay, an issue before Supreme Court Justice Ian Winder. The Crown, on Thursday morning, sought to submit an affidavit from PHA Managing Director Catherine Weech. Affidavits were to be submitted by September 16. Lead attorney for […]

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ALIV Introduces ‘Together App’

ALIV announced on Tuesday its new “Together App” for local charities and organizations to raise thousands of dollars. The cellular company has partnered with REV and FCIBC to create a platform that uses technology to bring financial resources and communities together in a very simple and transparent way. ALIV Chief Commercial Officer Gravette Brown said […]

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Surinamese Woman Objects to Drug Charge

The arraignment of 55-year-old Ifna Magda Pinas has been pushed back again after she appeared in the Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.  Accompanied with an interpreter, Magistrate Andrew Forbes read the second charge, possession of dangerous drugs with intent to supply, to Pinas. That’s when she objected to the charge and said she didn’t intend to […]

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Ministry of Education to File Trade Dispute

The Ministry of Education plans to file a trade dispute following failed attempts to resolve the issue at Carlton Francis Primary School. Minister of Education Jeffrey Lloyd said yesterday that there is a process to address grievances that he’s asking the union to follow. Since that hasn’t happened, the ministry is forced to take the […]

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