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Homeowners Given Ultimatum Gaming Bill Needs More Work, Says Minister
 
Homeowners Given Ultimatum

Homeowners Given Ultimatum

Arawak Homes President Franon Wilson on Wednesday issued an ultimatum to home owners in the Pinewood Gardens phase two area whose land titles are still not regularised to come forward and admit it and then rectify it, or face legal action. At a press conference held Wednesday, Mr. Wilson announced that over the next 12 [...]

Gaming Bill Needs More Work, Says Minister  –Bahamians Wont be taxed on winnings

Gaming Bill Needs More Work, Says Minister –Bahamians Wont be taxed on winnings

Gaming Minister Obie Wilchcombe said Wednesday that the much anticipated gaming bill has experienced a number of delays and setbacks and has missed several deadlines once set for being introduced in the House of Assembly due to a number of major factors, he also revealed there is still no telling when the bill will be [...]

Walter Hanchell to Sue BREA

31 July 2014

President and CEO of PGF Realty Ltd. Bishop Walter Hanchell on Wednesday said he plans to sue officials of the Bahamas Real Estate Association (BREA) after the association published what he called “damaging” information in the media. In a press statement issued yesterday, Bishop Hanchell said on July 15, BREA published a list of real [...]

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Trio Fined For Damaging Bahamian Flag

31 July 2014

Three people were forced to part with hundreds of dollars after damaging the national flag. The incident reportedly happened on Saturday, July 26 shortly after 8:00 p.m. at the suspects’ home in Sands Bank, Abaco. The trio – two males ages 57 and 20 years and a female, 44 years – all of Haitian descent, [...]

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Renward Wells Remains In His Post

31 July 2014

Despite bold headlines announcing that he would step down from his post, Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Public Works Renward Wells has still not tendered his resignation nor has he been fired. Mr. Wells has come under fire since it was revealed that he signed a letter of intent to commit the government to [...]

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Gov’t Revs Up Fight Against Chikungunya

31 July 2014

The spread of the Chikungunya virus in The Bahamas has prompted authorities to bolster fogging measures and launch an initiative to clear down bushes and debris around shanty towns in an effort to stop and prevent the spread of the mosquito transmitted disease. The most recent shanty town to be cleared was off Sir Milo [...]

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Free Dog Vaccinations Offered to Fight Distemper

Free Dog Vaccinations Offered to Fight Distemper

31 July 2014

After nearly 1,000 dogs in the country were killed by a disease outbreak, government officials have partnered with the Veterinary Medical Association of The Bahamas to provide free vaccination against the distemper virus. Members of the public are urged to ensure that dogs not vaccinated in the past month to get a full medical check-up [...]

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DPM Dismisses Widow’s Estate Claims

DPM Dismisses Widow’s Estate Claims

31 July 2014

Only days after the story surfaced in the international press, Deputy Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis on Wednesday responded to accusations that he acted inappropriately as a lawyer in dealing with a $10 million estate, and called the claims inaccurate and misleading. The matter involves the estate of the late Franz Kohlrautz, a German, was [...]

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Constitutional Debate Delayed

31 July 2014

Parliamentary debate on proposed amendments to the Constitution was delayed yesterday, after Opposition Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis requested additional time to review and discuss the matter with his colleagues. “We would still like to have meetings with our constituents so that they would be sufficiently informed. We would do that as quickly as possible,” he [...]

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Miller: BEC Able To Meet Demand

Miller: BEC Able To Meet Demand

31 July 2014

Monday’s massive power outage was not the result of The Bahamas Electricity Corporation’s (BEC) inability to meet the demand for electricity, Chairman Leslie Miller said yesterday as he broke his silence since the blackout which left thousands of customers in the dark. Mr. Miller said that BEC has more than sufficient capacity to meet its [...]

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Hatian President Visits Nassau

Hatian President Visits Nassau

30 July 2014

Haitian President Michel Martelly (centre) attends bi lateral talks with representatives from the Republic of Haiti and The Bahamas at the Melia Hotel yesterday. (Photo: Peter L. Ramsey BIS).

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NTA Hosts Second Graduation Exercise

30 July 2014

The National Training Agency hosted its second graduation yesterday evening at the Holy Trinity Activity centre in Stapledon Gardens. The Ministry of Labour and National Insurance about a year ago on July 15th officially launched the agency. According to Prime Minister Perry Christie the core responsibility of the national training agency is to provide skills [...]

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