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NIB Manager on Bribery and Extortion Charges 151 Haitian Migrants Apprehended
 

NIB Manager on Bribery and Extortion Charges

A former National Insurance Board employee was arraigned yesterday in the Magistrate’s Court on bribery and extortion charges.     Selena Sweeting, 56, pleaded not guilty to one count of bribery and another count of extortion, as she appeared before Chief Magistrate Joyanne Ferguson-Pratt. The particulars are that while working as a project manager at […]

151 Haitian Migrants Apprehended

A total of 151 Haitian migrants were apprehended in Bahamian waters in two separate incidents between August 9 -11. In the first incident on August 9, the U.S. Coast Guard vessel with a Defence Force shiprider on board apprehended 73 Haitian migrants aboard a freighter. Under the Comprehensive Maritime Agreement between the U.S. and The […]

‘Reaping The Whirlwind,’ Says Archbishop

15 August 2017

Suggesting that pragmatism has taken over The Bahamas and that morality is taking a beating, retired Archbishop The Most Reverend Drexel Gomez said the Bahamian society is “reaping a whirlwind” of social distress. Archbishop Gomez, who was a guest on the new Love 97 radio talk show On Point yesterday, said his recommendations made to […]

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Man Charged with Murder

15 August 2017

Franklyn Johnson, 30, was arraigned in the Magistrate’s Court on Monday for the August 7 death of Keno Hepburn. Also appearing in the Magistrate’s Court in connection to the matter was 37-year-old Steven Robinson. Johnson was charged with murder while Robinson was charged with grievous harm. The pair were not required to enter a plea. […]

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Smith Predicts Potential PLP Leaders

15 August 2017

Former Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Member of Parliament (MP) George Smith has given his predictions of what is to come at the party’s upcoming national convention, its success, he said, relies on the party firstly accepting reality. “The first time since majority rule the PLP was unable to secure 37 percent of the vote,” he […]

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‘300 Jobs Available for Youth,’ Says Farquharson

15 August 2017

Nearly 300 jobs are expected to be made available to young persons in the country during the third and fourth quarters of this year. This was revealed by Labour Director Robert Farquharson during an interview with The Bahama Journal over the weekend. The Department of Statistics Labour Survey revealed that while there was a decline […]

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Labour Minister Reacts to Falling Unemployment

15 August 2017

Reacting to the recent Labour Force Survey which showed a decline in the unemployment rate in The Bahamas, Minister of Labour Senator Dion A. Foulkes said the statistics are reflective of the temporary and short time jobs associated with the last carnival and the general elections. Foulkes said in a statement yesterday that many of […]

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Dupuch Warns Govt of Ineffective Healthcare Spending

15 August 2017

Former Shadow Minister of Health Pierre Dupuch warned the government of its ineffective spending in the healthcare system and of its recent appointments which may inadvertently lead to regrettable conflict of interest. Mr. Dupuch warned the government in a statement last Thursday where he discussed the state of the country’s healthcare system. Mr. Dupuch noted […]

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‘Reaping The Whirlwind,’ Says Archbishop

15 August 2017

Suggesting that pragmatism has taken over The Bahamas and that morality is taking a beating, Archbishop The Most Reverend Drexel Gomez said the Bahamian society is “reaping a whirlwind” of social distress. Archbishop Gomez, who was a guest on the new Love 97 radio talk show On Point yesterday, said his recommendations made to the […]

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QC’s Argument Exposes His Conflict Of Interest

14 August 2017

The Clifton Review The Clifton Review is a bi-weekly column that examines the question of the Clifton project along with the evolution of the war between two billionaires, the links to unsavory characters, the use of the courts for personal agendas, the involvement of a political party, and the attacks on the Government of The […]

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Bahamas Fashion Week Launched

14 August 2017

Bahamian fashion designers and models are trying to get the “piece of the pie” for the country’s first upcoming Fashion Week, which promises to showcase local and international designers. The event was launched with a press conference at Melia Nassau Beach resort on Wednesday. “For three strategically focused days, The Bahamas becomes the epicenter for […]

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Cooper Supports Govt on BOB Bailout

14 August 2017

Despite being the opposition’s spokesman for financial services, Exuma and Ragged Island MP Chester Cooper said he does not plan to take a partisan stance on the Bank of The Bahamas (BOB) bailout. In a statement yesterday, Cooper said he supports the Minnis’ administration’s move to continue the rescue of BOB through the transfer of […]

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