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“Golden Queen” Makes Return Home University Transition Date Set
 

“Golden Queen” Makes Return Home

The most talked about athlete coming out of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games was Bahamian sprinter Shaunae Miller who captivated the world with her performance in the Women’s 400, defeating American sprint legend Allyson Felix and securing the country’s only good medal in the process. Miller, who made courtesy calls with both the Prime Minister […]

University Transition Date Set

Fourteen years after the vision was articulated by Prime Minister Perry Christie, The Ministry of Education yesterday announced the charter date for the official transitioning of The College of The Bahamas to a university is November 10, 2016. Education Minister Fitzgerald in bringing remarks at the ceremony held at the COB Harry C. Moore Library, […]

Sandals Says 900 Persons Turned Out For 600 Vacancies

29 August 2016

Sandals Royal Bahamian says more than 900 people turned out to fill the 600 positions made redundant two weeks ago during their four job fair held last week Monday through Thursday. The job fair was announced just days after approximately 600 Sandals employees were told the establishment would close for extensive renovations subsequently leaving them […]

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Roberts Calls For Minnis’ Resignation

29 August 2016

Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Chairman Bradley Roberts called for the resignation of Free National Movement (FNM) Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis, after charging that the leader has failed to protect economic interests and the country’s sovereignty. These sentiments came amidst the controversy of the recent Baha Mar deal announced by Prime Minister Perry Christie. Last week, […]

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First-ever Stem Cell Research Facility Grant Approved

29 August 2016

Med Cell Bahamas Ltd. has been given approval by The Bahamas National Stem Cell Ethics Committee (NSCEC) top conduct stem cell research and operate the country’s first ever stem cell research lab. About five months ago, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between the University Of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, the […]

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Dr. Sands Reconciles With Minnis

29 August 2016

It appears as though the relationship between Free National Movement (FNM) Senator Dr. Duane Sands and Opposition Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis has not been tarnished after the National Conventional, this according to Dr. Sands. While not divulging too much information Dr. Sands said, “We straight,” during an interview The Journal. Dr. Sands, who has been […]

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Baha Mar Committee Formed

29 August 2016

Government of The Bahamas and the Export Import Bank of China (EXIM) have formed a committee to administer claims of past employees of Baha Mar and other of the company. According to reports, members of the Committee are liquidation claims advisor to the government James Smith, representative of the EXIM Bank Grant Lyon, representative of […]

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MOT Taps Into Billion-Dollar Sector

29 August 2016

The Ministry of Tourism is aiming to tap into a billion-dollar travel sector that has long been overlooked and will now begin to place accessibility at the heart of tourism development in The Bahamas. Director in the Office of the Minister Janet Johnson explained that accessible tourism caters to visitors and residents alike. It seeks […]

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16 Choirs Lift Up Their Voices to a Rousing Bahamian Crowd

26 August 2016

Sixteen choirs from around the world have united to join their melodic voices in harmony at a ten-day cultural and musical immersion program held in Nassau, Bahamas.   America Cantat 8 is the premier cultural music festival of the Americas and is the only non-competitive choir festival to unite singers, conductors, and festival choirs from […]

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“Downgrade Puts Bahamas In Class Of The Worst,” says Turnquest

26 August 2016

Free National Movement (FNM) Deputy Leader and Shadow Minister for finance Peter Turnquest yesterday weighed in on credit agency Moody’s decision to downgrade The Bahamas from BAA3 status to BAA2 with a stable outlook. Mr. Turnquest responded to State Minister for Finance Michael Halkitis’ optimism, adding that the downgrade puts the country in a very […]

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The Bahamas to participate in 2020 Dubai Expo

26 August 2016

The Bahamas will be one of 180 countries to participate in the first ever 2020 Dubai Expo to be held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates(UAE) October 2020 – 10th, April 202. The Ministry of Foreign affairs announced yesterday that it has made the decision to participate and establish a national committee for the upcoming Dubai […]

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GB Price Control Inspection

26 August 2016

Members of the Price Control Commission visited eight stores in Grand Bahama on Tuesday, August 23 and Wednesday, August 24, and discovered six of them were in breach of selling Breadbasket Items over the maximum selling price.   Commission Chairman, E.J. Bowe, noted that the stores were in Freeport, Lucaya and Eight Mile Rock and […]

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