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Privy Council Has Fourth Sitting In The Bahamas JCN Officially Opens New Building—Also Honors Persons of The Year
 

Privy Council Has Fourth Sitting In The Bahamas

Having sat in Nassau on more occasions than they have anywhere other than the United Kingdom, the Judicial Committee of the London-based Privy Council will see its fourth sitting of The Bahamas’ final Court of Appeal this week as five Privy Council judges are set to hear appeals and applications over the next five days. […]

JCN Officially Opens New Building—Also Honors Persons of The Year

In a ceremony fit for royalty, Jones Communications officially blessed its new building on Thompson Boulevard on Friday. The official ceremony was a dual purpose one as it also honored the JCN persons of the year Education Minister Jerome Fitzgerald and University of the Bahamas President Dr. Rodney Smith. The pair received the award primarily […]

A Magnitude of Unfair Treatment

21 February 2017

By P.J. Malone The magnitude of the experiences fashion mogul Peter Nygard has been made to suffer at the hands of hedge-fund billionaire Louis Bacon, Save The Bays and their cohorts is staggering. How can anyone survive such an onslaught? Think about it. First you have to endure your neighbour taking over the road that […]

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$28 million dollar agreement for water improvement project

21 February 2017

Piped potable water will be provided to all Bahamian communities in shortly through a $28 million loan agreement from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB). Minister of Public Works and Urban Development Philip ‘Brave’ Davis made the announcement during the official launch of The Bahamas Water Supply Improvement Project yesterday at the British Colonial Hilton Hotel. […]

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DNA Ratifies Four

21 February 2017

The Democratic National Alliance (DNA) ratified another four candidates in the run-up to the general election. Elected as the newly appointed four were Samuel Kemp-Representative in the North Andros and Berry Islands constituency, Samuel Strachan-Representative for Cat Island, Rum Cay, and San Salvador; Stephanie Lightbourne- Representative for Englerston; Gerrino Saunders- Representative for St. Barnabas. Leader […]

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Gibson Fires Back At Butler- Turner Over Gun Comments

21 February 2017

The battle for Long Island is starting to heat up as the Free National Movement’s candidate for the island Adrian Gibson and the island’s representative and Opposition Leader in the House of Assembly Loretta Butler Turner have currently engaged in a war of words on social media. The back and forth began last week when […]

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Butler- Turner: Everyone Wants To Lead

21 February 2017

Opposition Leader in the House of Assembly and Long Island Member of Parliament (MP) Loretta Butler- Turner yesterday suggested that Opposition forces are being hindered from throwing out the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Government because too many individuals want to lead. In an interview with The Bahama Journal, Mrs. Butler-Turner lamented the urgency of opposition […]

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GB Undergoes Environmental Safety Assessment

21 February 2017

Representatives of the Antea Group, an international Engineering and Environmental Consulting Firm from the Netherlands, spent over a week in Grand Bahama, recently. The firm, which specializes in full service solutions in the fields of environment, infrastructure and urban planning conducted investigations into environmental safety of residents within the Pinder’s Point, Lewis Yard, Hawksbill and […]

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Chipman says he’s not a part of the “game”

21 February 2017

St. Anne’s Member of Parliament (MP) Hubert Chipman says he will not become a part this “game” the government is playing. The comments came during a short interview with The Bahama Journal yesterday morning. Mr. Chipman was asked what he makes of all that has transpired since the public reading of a letter, where he […]

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Zika Numbers Decreasing

20 February 2017

Local health officials are expressing optimism in regards to the Zika virus, saying that suspected cases have diminished significantly since the start of the new year. According to the Ministry of Health’s official website, as of last Monday, there were no new cases of the Zika virus reported in the country. “The number of suspected […]

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21-year-old charged with murder 

20 February 2017

Trevor Cooper, a 21-year-old man, was charged before Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt for the Monday February 13th, 2017 murder of Frederick Ferguson. The deceased was shot sometime that morning during an altercation at a business establishment on West Bay Street. Police officials say the victim was transported to hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries. Ferguson […]

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More than 120 enter MOT’s song competition

20 February 2017

The Ministry of Tourism’s (MOT) ‘Da Bahamian Ting’ Song Competition attracted scores of talented singers, songwriters and musicians from throughout The Islands of The Bahamas. On February 17, members of MOT’s Culture and Heritage Department counted 124 submissions. The deadline for submissions was 5:00 p.m. “The response was overwhelming,” said Director of Culture and Heritage […]

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