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“$200 Emergency Passport Fee to Rid Corruption,” Says Mitchell “Baha Mar’s Petition Misguided,” Says Bank Lawyer
 
“$200 Emergency Passport Fee to Rid Corruption,” Says Mitchell

“$200 Emergency Passport Fee to Rid Corruption,” Says Mitchell

Minister of Foreign Affairs Fred Mitchell explained that one of the reasons for the $200 emergency passport processing fee is to “eliminate any suggestion or attempt to offer money to people on the side” for the advancement of this process. Mitchell gave this explanation yesterday during a press conference at the Passport Office, where he [...]

“Baha Mar’s Petition Misguided,” Says Bank Lawyer

“Baha Mar’s Petition Misguided,” Says Bank Lawyer

Attorneys representing the parties objecting Baha Mar’s application for the Bahamas Supreme Court to recognize its Chapter 11 bankruptcy order, stood on one accord yesterday and requested the dismissal of the resort’s petition sooner rather than later. Baha Mar, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in a Delaware court three weeks ago, recently asked a [...]

Unity House Seeks Monetary Assistance

28 July 2015

Owner of Unity House, a home for senior citizens, is appealing to family members to come forward to not only identify their family members, but to lend monetary assistance. Owner Rev. Janet Smith-Butler said the family members she found are extremely cold and the homes dependence on the pension from the elderly living there is [...]

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Naked Taco Takeover Weekend at Resorts World Bimini

Naked Taco Takeover Weekend at Resorts World Bimini

28 July 2015

Great food, pulsating music and a basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal spinning hits made for an unforgettable event for fans of celebrity chef Ralph Pagano who ate, drank, and partied in Bimini during the Naked Taco Takeover weekend held at Resorts World Bimini (RWB). The award-winning chef brought the flavour of his popular Miami restaurant to [...]

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Unprepared Grave at Woodlawn Upsets Family

28 July 2015

Family members on Monday expressed that they received poor service from the proprietors at Woodlawn Gardens Cemetery following a lack of respect and disorganization upon the burial of a relative. Deceased Leona Brown was scheduled to be buried last Saturday however, according to brown’s daughter Anna-Mae Russell, upon the family’s arrival to the cemetery, the [...]

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New Program to Train Bahamian Fishermen

28 July 2015

A group of young Bahamians were given the opportunity to excel within the commercial fishing industry to curb the vast amount of foreigners within the industry, as part of a program called ‘Round One Fishing for a Future.’ Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources V. Alfred Gray brought remarks at the official launch on Monday [...]

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Baha Mar Talks Deeply Flawed

28 July 2015

Talks in Beijing, China over a resolution for the Baha Mar fiasco are now “deeply flawed” and require an urgent course-correction before an agreement can be made between the parties. Baha Mar President Tom Dunlap said the negotiating process has become “deeply flawed” in many of its basic presumptions and tenor and he believes China [...]

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Baha Mar’s Liquidators Represents Conflict of Interest

28 July 2015

Managing Partner at Grant Thornton Paul Gomez believes the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers’ partners as Baha Mar’s liquidators represents a conflict of interest that could result in significant social and financial ramifications, if uncovered after rulings by Justice Ian Winder. The appointment of PWC partners Prince Rahming and Gowon Bowe raises an issue of conflict of [...]

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ADVENTURE CHALLENGE IN GRENADA

28 July 2015

Participants in the Governor General’s Youth Award leapt out of their comfort zone embarking on a 16-day challenging adventurous journey to hilly Grenada, home to numerous nutmeg plantations from which the island derives its colourful nickname. The 10-strong, hiking contingent is participating in the Caribbean Award Sub-Regional Council (CASC) 2015, an event which attracts throngs [...]

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Idiots tried flooding mogul’s beach with coke, forgot to check tides: court docs

28 July 2015

By: James Covert It was like Gilligan’s Island, only with seven alleged kilos of cocaine. Employees of Wall Street tycoon Louis Bacon allegedly tried to frame his next-door neighbor in the Bahamas — the controversial clothing magnate Peter Nygard — by allegedly floating $50,000 of cocaine in the waters just off shore and, allegedly, having [...]

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Winder Explains Baha Mar’s Bankruptcy Decision

21 July 2015

Managing partner for Deloitte and Touche Bahamas Raymond Winder said Baha Mar’s decision to file for bankruptcy was motivated by many smart reasons. On Sunday’s Jones and Co. Talk Show, Mr. Winder gave his input on matters concerning Baha Mar, following the CEO of the $3.5 billion resort’s announcement that it filed for Chapter 11 [...]

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PLP “Amused” by Dr. Minnis’ National Address

21 July 2015

Progressive Liberal Party Chairman Bradley Roberts criticized the Free National Movement leader’s national address, calling it “sloppy” and “inaccurate.” Following Dr. Hubert Minnis’ televised national address on Sunday, Roberts said the PLP is “amused by the FNM leader and the inaccurate and sloppily repetitive content on the events surrounding Baha Mar.” During his national address, [...]

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