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Gov’t Approves Strategy to Combat Human Trafficking

Gov’t Approves Strategy to Combat Human Trafficking

Minister of National Security Dr. Bernard Nottage addressed a joint meeting with the Trafficking Persons Inter-Ministry Committee and the National Trafficking in Persons Task Force on human trafficking issues in The Bahamas yesterday. During the meeting, Dr. Nottage stressed the importance of combating human trafficking. This year, both the Trafficking Persons Inter-Ministry Committee and National [...]

GB Carnival Grand Success

GB Carnival Grand Success

Junkanoo Carnival brought the “magic” back to Freeport, Grand Bahama, according to entertainer Freddie Munnings Jr., who boasted yesterday of the economic success of the music festival on the island. “Grand Bahama was once known as the ‘Magic City’ and the ‘magic’ was brought back because there was tremendous entertainment and tremendous attraction,” Munnings told [...]

Auditor General Defends His Position

24 April 2015

Auditor General Terrance Bastian broke his silence yesterday and confirmed that an audit can and may be performed on a department upon a risk-based assessment. Mr. Bastian noted that although his office is short on staff, competent auditors are employed to examine all government departments in an effort to promote transparency and accountability. “We should [...]

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Allen: House Speaker “Failed”

24 April 2015

Urban Renewal Co-chair Algernon Allen said the speaker of the House of Assembly has “failed” to protect the organization’s co-chairs, who are involved in this “awful situation” surrounding the audit of its Small Home Repairs Programme. “It is my considered view that the speaker has failed to protect the private citizens in this case, myself [...]

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Abaco Resort to Provide 250 Jobs

24 April 2015

While leading a delegation to tour the Baker’s Bay Golf and Ocean Club yesterday, Prime Minister Perry Christie announced that the club will soon provide over 250 jobs for Bahamians not only in Abaco, but across the country. In 2002 during the prime minister’s first term in office, he promised to develop islands and cays [...]

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“Exposure to Porn Resulted in Sexual Misconduct,” Says Fitzgerald

“Exposure to Porn Resulted in Sexual Misconduct,” Says Fitzgerald

22 April 2015

Minister of Education Jerome Fitzgerald said he believes the incident of sexual misconduct at a government primary school took place because of the lack of supervision and early exposure to strong sexual content. Minister Fitzgerald’s comments came as he addressed the recent allegations of sexual misconduct between a group of minors believed to be between [...]

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Annual Race to spotlight Bahamian Hero

22 April 2015

The year was 1830. Like many places in the world, slavery was a way of life in The Bahamas. So when John Rolle, a British Lord and plantation owner in Exuma, declared that 77 slaves must be transferred to work on Cat Island, it was understood that families would be separated. Lives splintered. All accepted [...]

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Pintard: Gov’t Failed to Disclose Oil Spill Dangers

22 April 2015

According to Free National Movement Chairman (FNM) Michael Pintard, the current government has failed to provide full and frank disclosure to residents in the Marathon area concerning a life threatening oil spill. Senator Pintard told The Bahama Journal in an exclusive interview that he was interrupted nearly a dozen times by Attorney General Allyson Maynard-Gibson [...]

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Pintard Demands Apology for Lawsuit Delivery

22 April 2015

Chairman of the Free National Movement Michael Pintard demanded an apology from Prime Minister Perry Christie yesterday for what he deemed as “unacceptable and intolerable behavior” performed by police on Mr. Christie’s behalf. Senator Pintard, who noted that his job is “to hold the government’s feet to the fire,” told The Bahama Journal in an [...]

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Marathon MP Disappointed with Rubis’ Officials

22 April 2015

Member of Parliament for the Marathon constituency Jerome Fitzgerald said he is disappointed with officials from Rubis (Bahamas) for refusing to meet with him concerning that oil spill from the Rubis Service Station at Robinson and Old Trail Roads in 2012. “I am disappointed that Rubis is acting the way they have even with refusing [...]

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Happy Earth Day Bahamas

22 April 2015

Today countries all around the word celebrate Earth Day. This year marks the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, which was founded by Gaylord Nelson, a former U.S. Senator from Wisconsin. This day is usually highlighted by events such as tree plantings, land and sea clean ups and awareness seminars educating on the topics of climate [...]

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Police Complete Gray’s Probe

22 April 2015

The investigation into claims that Minister of Agriculture and MICAL MP V. Alfred Gray interfered in the judicial process has been completed and the case file has been sent to the attorney general for further review and a decision on whether the minister will face charges, Police Commissioner Ellison Greenslade confirmed yesterday. The commissioner said [...]

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