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Sandals Rehires 180 Unions Heads Threaten Strike
 

Sandals Rehires 180

Much has been made of the 600 persons let off by the Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort last month as a result of their temporary closure but resort executives saying a large number of those persons are set to be re-hired. As of September 25, nearly 180 of those former staff members who applied have begun […]

Unions Heads Threaten Strike

After last week’s controversial nolle prosequi signed by Attorney General Allyson-Maynard Gibson, union heads have said that a possible national strike could be on the horizon. Trade Union Congress (TUC) President Obie Ferguson and Bahamas Public Services Union (BPSU) Head John Pinder appeared as guests on the talk show “Jones and Company” where they responded […]

How Do You Fight A Seemingly Unwinnable Battle?

01 October 2016

By P.J. Malone Can fashion mogul Peter Nygard really win against such a continuous onslaught of attacks and dirty tactics from hedge-fund billionaire Louis Bacon? In a previous article, I asked the question, ‘what would you do if it happened to you’ with respect to all of the attacks Louis Bacon and his Save The […]

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Solomon’s Brand to Open in Yamacraw

30 September 2016

AML Foods Limited officially broke ground for their Solomon’s Yamacraw store opposite St. Andrew’s School on Yamacraw Hill Road yesterday. In his remarks, Chairman of AML Foods Limited Dionisio D’Aguilar stated the new exciting venture will represent the eighth store in The Bahamas and the fifth store in Nassau. “This location is an ideal site, […]

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Roberts: Minnis Should Apologize

30 September 2016

Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Chairman Bradley Roberts said that Opposition Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis should apologize to the Bahamian people over his comments over Baha Mar or “just go sit in a corner and keep quiet because he has nothing worthwhile to offer on this issue.” Mr. Roberts’ comments came after Dr. Minnis condemned the […]

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Road Traffic Department Modernized

30 September 2016

Transport and Aviation Minister Glenys Hanna Martin yesterday announced the implementation of a new integrated digital system at the Road Traffic Department, and said it is a major step forward in how business is done not only in the Department of Road Traffic, but throughout the country.  The minister said when coming into office four […]

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More Cuban Migrants Apprehended

30 September 2016

Royal Bahamas Defence Force officials this week apprehended 18 Cuban migrants in the southern Bahamas, officials said. According to a RBDF statement, officials made the arrest on Wednesday morning in the area of the Cay Sal Bank, which is just southeast of Key West, Florida. “While on routine patrol HMBS L.L Smith, under the command […]

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Minister responds to Trade Union Threat

30 September 2016

As the trade unions have threatened that repercussions will happen and that they will take action if the government does not step in to resolve the latest dispute, Labour Minister Shane Gibson yesterday said that the Tri-Partite Council of Trade Unions have not sent any recommendations to him for consideration. “They sit on the council, […]

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Upgrade For Freeport

30 September 2016

A tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Ministry of Finance, the Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC), which is the private sector arm of the IDB, and the Grand Bahama Port Authority was signed yesterday at the Ministry for Grand Bahama. Prior to the official signing, Minister for Grand Bahama, Dr. Michael Darville stated he was […]

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Bahamasair Mourns Managing Director

30 September 2016

It was a sad day yesterday for staff of the country’s national flag carrier, as the employees of Bahamasair tried to come to grips with the news of the passing of the company’s Managing Director, Henry Woods. Mr. Woods died at the University of Miami Hospital in South Florida early yesterday afternoon, after his fight […]

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What Fools We Are!

29 September 2016

By P.J. Malone Save The Bays’ Director and attorney Fred Smith has been singing his song for so long about breaching Save The Bays’ “private financial information” that several people have jumped on his bandwagon. It’s disappointing to see some of our bright legal minds supporting Fred Smith’s position, which has such a weak foundation […]

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Separation of Powers Exists For A Reason

27 September 2016

By P.J. Malone Fred Smith, Save The Bays Director and attorney, is continuously seeking to set dangerous precedents in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas where lawyers and a judge determine what are acceptable parliamentary practices and rule of law. What he seems to not get is that ‘separation of powers’ exists for a reason! Let’s […]

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