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Crucial Week For FNMs BTC and COB Sign $50K Memorandum
 

Crucial Week For FNMs

The Free National Movement (FNM) heads into a crucial week as the party readies itself for a leadership battle that pits the incumbent against his former deputy. FNM chief Dr. Hubert Minnis and his deputy, East Grand Bahama MP Peter Turnquest are hoping to retain the two top spots as they go head to head […]

BTC and COB Sign $50K Memorandum

The brainchild of three College of The Bahamas students moved a significant step closer to becoming a reality, thanks to the necessary funding through a $50,000 Memorandum of Understanding between COB and BTC. A new innovations lab is set to be constructed on the College’s Oaks Field campus, complete with the latest software and technology. […]

The Secret Behind Nygard’s Generous Giving Revealed in Gift to A Woman of Faith

25 July 2016

By P.J. Malone   For 29 years Josie Poitier, a Catholic and member of Holy Redeemer Church in Miami, Florida, has trusted God to make a way for her annual Passover/Good Friday brunch—an event for individuals from all religious and ethnic backgrounds to lay aside their differences and come together for at least one day. […]

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Securities Commission Launches Overhaul of Investment Funds Legislation

25 July 2016

The Securities Commission of The Bahamas has officially launched a project to overhaul the laws governing investment funds in order to strengthen regulation of the sector and improve competitiveness in this growth area. The Commission launched the overhaul project on 1 July 2016 with the engagement of Gonsalves Sabola Chambers as the drafting consultant and […]

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PM Dismisses ‘Delusional’ Claim

25 July 2016

Prime Minister Perry Christie has rejected claims that he is “delusional” following his suggestion that he is the glue holding the governing party together. In fact, Mr. Christie has assured that former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham also believes this to be the case. “It is so good for me to see my former colleague walk […]

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Marco’s Law In Full Effect–Talks In Motion For Sexual Offenders Registry

25 July 2016

Some good has come out of the disappearance and subsequent death of an 11-year-old boy nearly five years ago. Loved ones will no longer have to wait 24 hours before authorities begin searching for a missing child. Instead, such a case will be pursued with the “maximum degree of urgency. The new regulation is part […]

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Labour Force Grows–Unemployment Dips To 12.7 Per Cent

25 July 2016

The country’s labour force grew by 1.7 per cent, leaving fewer people on the unemployment line. Preliminary figures from the Department of Statistics latest Labour Force and Household Income Survey show that since last November, some 7,540 people have found jobs, bringing the total number of working individuals to 215,880. The uptick led to a […]

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Labour Director Predicts Continued Unemployment Decrease

25 July 2016

Labour Director Robert Farquharson is convinced that the recent decline in the country’s unemployment figures will continue its downward trend. Mr. Farquharson’s optimism is based on a number of bigwig investment projects in the pipeline. In his wrap-up to the 2016/2017 Budget debate last month, Prime Minister Perry Christie noted the continued impact some $7.8 […]

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Human Rights Activist Calls For Protection For Named Sex Offenders

25 July 2016

A local human rights activist is calling for provisions to be put in place for individuals named and shamed on a sex offenders registry. According to Erin Greene, while pushing for such a registry is a citizen’s right for his/her own security, by the same token, society must be aware of the ramifications that come […]

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GB Man Killed In Traffic Smash-Up

25 July 2016

A 37-year-old man is dead following a traffic accident in Grand Bahama. According to police, the incident happened around 3:00 p.m. on Saturday and involved a 1999 white Lincoln Limousine and a green 2004 Toyota Corolla. Reports are that both vehicles were traveling on Coral Road near the juncture of Nansen Avenue when the accident […]

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Environmental Groups Applaud Disney—Company Scraps Plan To Develop Egg Island

25 July 2016

Disney Cruise Lines’ decision to scrap plans to develop Egg Island has found favor with several conservation and environmental groups.  The Bahamas National Trust (BNT), Waterkeepers Bahamas (WB) and Save The Bays (STB) have all applauded the company for its change of heart.  Disney had planned to build a cruise ship port on Egg Island, […]

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DPM Promises Pipe Potable Water

25 July 2016

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Urban Works and Development Philip Davis has promised to make pipe portable water accessible to residents throughout the capital and the Family Islands “in short order.” In fact, he anticipates the water works will begin later this summer. “Here in New Providence, works are underway to install a pipe […]

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