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“PLP Disregards Human Life,” Says Minnis Gov’t Approves Strategy to Combat Human Trafficking
 
“PLP Disregards Human Life,” Says Minnis

“PLP Disregards Human Life,” Says Minnis

Free National Movement Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis condemned the Christie administration yesterday for what he deemed a “reckless, callous and cruel disregard for human life,” following the oil spill at the Rubis service station in Marathon. During a press conference held at the Free National Movement’s headquarters yesterday, Dr. Minnis, as a former minister of [...]

Gov’t Approves Strategy to Combat Human Trafficking

Gov’t Approves Strategy to Combat Human Trafficking

Minister of National Security Dr. Bernard Nottage addressed a joint meeting with the Trafficking Persons Inter-Ministry Committee and the National Trafficking in Persons Task Force on human trafficking issues in The Bahamas yesterday. During the meeting, Dr. Nottage stressed the importance of combating human trafficking. This year, both the Trafficking Persons Inter-Ministry Committee and National [...]

TYA President Urges Gov’t to Stop COB Tuition Increase

TYA President Urges Gov’t to Stop COB Tuition Increase

27 April 2015

President of the Torchbearers Youth Association (TYA) Ronique Brown yesterday expressed her disapproval over the hike in tuition fees at the College of The Bahamas (COB) and urged the government to stop this increase. “We urge the government, who made grand promises to the Bahamian people regarding doubling investments in education, to dismiss and reject [...]

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Third Cohort Graduates from National Training Agency

27 April 2015

After 14 weeks of training, 140 students have been equipped to join the country’s workforce and graduated from the third cohort of the National Training Agency (NTA) on Thursday, April 23 during a ceremony at Holy Trinity Activities Centre, Stapledon Gardens. The government officially launched the competency-based training and job placement agency that prepares young [...]

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Four Men Left Hospitalized After Shooting Incidents

27 April 2015

Police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating three suspects involved in three separate shooting incidents on Saturday, April 25 that left four men hospitalized. The first incident occurred shortly after 10 a.m. A man, who was sitting in his Honda vehicle with a female at the junction of Alexandria Boulevard and Taylor Street, Nassau [...]

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FMU President: University Helps in Reducing “Brain Drain”

27 April 2015

According to President of Florida Memorial University (FMU) Dr. Roslyn Artis, there is “a good marriage of interest” between the economic needs of The Bahamas and the programmes offered at the university, which she suggested will help to reduce the country’s “brain drain” issue. Dr. Artis, whose comments came during yesterday’s Love 97 radio talk [...]

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“FNM Failed on Rubis’ Leak,” Says Roberts

27 April 2015

Progressive Liberal Party Chairman Bradley Roberts said the Free National Movement failed to protect the public’s interest because the FNM government knew about the environmental incidents at Rubis since its last term in office. Roberts, who wasted no time responding to comments made by FNM Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis during a press conference yesterday, said [...]

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Phi Beta Sigma Supports Harrold and Wilson Ponds National Park

Phi Beta Sigma Supports Harrold and Wilson Ponds National Park

27 April 2015

Harrold and Wilson Ponds National Park continues to struggle with invasive cattails and as a result the Bahamas National Trust (BNT) has been working with a number of corporate and volunteer organizations over the past two years to clear the invasive cattails at Harrold and Wilson Ponds National Park. Recently, members of Phi Beta Sigma [...]

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CBL COMPLETES PREFERENCE SHARES LISTING

CBL COMPLETES PREFERENCE SHARES LISTING

27 April 2015

The Bahamas International Securities Exchange (BISX) announced last week that Commonwealth Bank Limited (“CBL”) has successfully completed the listing process for its Class E,J,K,L,M and N Preference Shares (The Preference Shares). The shares have been added to the roster of securities listed on the Exchange and will trade through the BISX Automated Trading System (BATS). [...]

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AG Urges Female Students to Seek Careers in ICT

AG Urges Female Students to Seek Careers in ICT

27 April 2015

Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs Allyson Maynard Gibson, QC, encouraged female students attending the International Girls in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Day forum and mini-fair to get into ICT to find lucrative careers. The attorney general explained that the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) reported that there is a “chronic decline in the [...]

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Auditor General Defends His Position

24 April 2015

Auditor General Terrance Bastian broke his silence yesterday and confirmed that an audit can and may be performed on a department upon a risk-based assessment. Mr. Bastian noted that although his office is short on staff, competent auditors are employed to examine all government departments in an effort to promote transparency and accountability. “We should [...]

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Allen: House Speaker “Failed”

24 April 2015

Urban Renewal Co-chair Algernon Allen said the speaker of the House of Assembly has “failed” to protect the organization’s co-chairs, who are involved in this “awful situation” surrounding the audit of its Small Home Repairs Programme. “It is my considered view that the speaker has failed to protect the private citizens in this case, myself [...]

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