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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 […]

Fred Smith’s Premise Is Flawed

26 September 2016

By P.J. Malone   Isn’t the premise of Save The Bay’s attorney and Director, Fred Smith, wrong? If I remember correctly, the Member of Parliament did not call for a review of the Court’s ruling following the case brought against the Commonwealth of The Bahamas’ Members of Parliament. A review by the House of Assembly […]

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New Straw Markets in Cat Island & Harbour Island

26 September 2016

The Bahamas Government is poised to launch new markets to facilitate the wares of straw vendors, straw practitioners and wood carvers, in Cat Island and Harbour Island. Kevin Simmons, Chairman of the Straw Market Authority, made the announcement during the annual Appreciation and Recognition Ceremony for straw vendors, straw practitioners and wood carvers, Thursday, September […]

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Roberts Blasts FNM Over Nolle Prosequi Remarks

26 September 2016

PLP Chairman Bradley Roberts has fired back at the Free National Movement over the criticisms of the government’s handling on the Sandals saga and the nolle prosequi signed by Attorney General Allyson Maynard Gibson saying that the party has “no moral authority” to speak on the matter. Mr. Roberts targeted his verbal attack to two […]

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Surgery Backlog At PMH

26 September 2016

An increasing number of persons awaiting vital surgeries continue to be a mounting issue at the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) and infrastructural issues at the facility do nothing to alleviate the situation. President of the Doctor’s Union Dr. Charles Clarke, who has been vocal about the issues affecting clinics around the country in recent weeks […]

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Union will take action following AG’s decision

23 September 2016

Several trade union heads gathered yesterday during a press conference at the Bahamas Hotel Maintenance and Allied Workers Union Headquarters to voice their discontentment with the signing of a nolle prosequi by Attorney General Allyson Maynard, which terminated a lawsuit by the union against two Sandal’s Royal Bahamas executives.   Sandals General Manager Gary Williams, […]

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Straw Vendors Honoured

23 September 2016

Dozens of straw vendors were honoured for their contribution to the Bahamian community at large during a ceremony held near Woods Rodgers Wharf Thursday afternoon. Key Speaker Deputy Prime Minister Philip ‘Brave’ Davis commended straw vendors, straw practitioners and wood carvers and reminded them that they catapulted individuals – including him – to where they are today. […]

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Should The Government Play Dead?

23 September 2016

By P.J. Malone Fred Smith has attempted to create a constitutional crisis with all of his machinations on behalf of hedge-fund billionaire Louis Bacon and Save The Bays, and then expects the Government of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas to turn around and play dead. It appears that Save The Bays Director and attorney, Fred […]

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PM Gives Positive Outlook for Abaco

23 September 2016

Prime Minister Perry Christie this week said Abaco has the potential for unlimited growth. Having welcomed nearly 100,000 visitors by air last year, Abaco positioned itself as one of only three islands here in The Bahamas that was able to meet or exceed the region’s overall growth rate of seven (7.3) percent in foreign air […]

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McWeeney: AG Did Nothing Wrong

23 September 2016

Former Attorney General Sean McWeeney said yesterday that Attorney General Allyson Maynard Gibson acted within her constitutional right when she decided not to prosecute executives of Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort.  On Tuesday, the news of Mrs. Maynard Gibson issuing the nolle prosequi on August 15th surfaced, and many including members of the government said they […]

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CARICOM Regional Standards Being Developed at Local Workshop

23 September 2016

The Bahamas Bureau of Standards & Quality (BBSQ) and CARICOM Regional Organization for Standards & Quality (CROSQ) are hosting a week of activities, which includes two workshops, attended by the 15 member states of CROSQ at the British Colonial Hilton.   On September 19-20, a workshop was held focusing on ‘Developing a 5-Year Regional Standards Development […]

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