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First Cabinet Meeting in Freeport, Grand Bahama Baha Mar Talks Failed
 
First Cabinet Meeting in Freeport, Grand Bahama

First Cabinet Meeting in Freeport, Grand Bahama

Prime Minister Perry Christie and his entire Cabinet (with the exception of Attorney General Allyson Maynard-Gibson) for the first time held their Cabinet meeting in Freeport, Grand Bahama on Tuesday. The prime minister and his team of government ministers began the day by participating in the official reopening of the Eight Mile Rock Fire Sub-Station [...]

Baha Mar Talks Failed–Developer Wants Gov’t Sovereign Guarantee

Baha Mar Talks Failed–Developer Wants Gov’t Sovereign Guarantee

Talks in China ended with Baha Mar CEO Sarkis Izmirlian making a proposal for the Bahamian government to provide the Export-Import Bank of China with a “sovereign guarantee” of up to $175 million. According to a statement released by the government yesterday, while progress was made on the commercial terms of an agreement between Baha [...]

PM Reopens Eight Mile Rock Fire Station

29 July 2015

Prime Minister Perry Christie accompanied by National Security Minister Dr. Bernard Nottage officially reopened the Eight Mile Rock Fire Sub-Station on Tuesday. The opening took place just prior to the historic Cabinet meeting in Grand Bahama. Addressing the gathering attending the opening Mr. Christie said, “Grand Bahama and the people of this area who would [...]

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NEMA Teaches Survival Skills in Pinewood Gardens Community

29 July 2015

In keeping with its goal to build disaster resilient communities thoughout the country, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) held a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) programme in the Pinewood Gardens area. CERT was held on July 20 to 24, 2015 and invovled about 31 participants who were taught basic survival skills in the event [...]

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Man Shot Dead on Podoleo Street

29 July 2015

Police has launched an intense island-wide search for two armed suspects responsible for the shooting death of a man that occurred on Tuesday. According to reports, around 5 p.m., a man was walking on Podoleo Street with another man, when two males armed with handguns approached and fired several shots at them before fleeing on [...]

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Cash: Bah Mar – A Legacy of Failure

29 July 2015

Former Free National Movement (FNM) Chairman Darron Cash is calling for Prime Minister Perry Christie to stand up and fix matters concerning Baha Mar, as he said it is becoming ‘a legacy of failure.’ Mr. Cash compared Prime Minister Christie to former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham and compared their unique ways of handling national issues. [...]

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Shortfall in Junkanoo Carnival Revenue Projections

Shortfall in Junkanoo Carnival Revenue Projections

29 July 2015

More than two months following the inaugural Junkanoo Carnival Festival, members of the Bahamas National Festival Commission (BNFC) presented a report on the economic breakdown of the event on Tuesday. The 2015 BNFC report revealed that in total, the government’s investment of $11.3 million generated $19 million in direct economic activity, with an estimated $13.5 [...]

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Woman Accused of Murder Changes Plea

29 July 2015

Rhonda Knowles, 25, of Winton Estates appeared before Justice Bernard Turner on Tuesday to change the plea on three counts concerning a series of events that left a man dead and one critically injured six years ago. Knowles, who was arraigned before Justice Turner last Friday, pleaded guilty to murder, attempted murder and the conspiracy [...]

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978 Grand Bahama Residents Receive Social Service Assistance Cards

29 July 2015

Nine hundred and seventy-eight residents of Eight Mile Rock and Freeport were the first recipients of the newly-launched Department of Social Services pre-paid debit card on Monday. During the official launch at the Eight Mile Rock High School Gymnasium, Minister of Social Services and Community Development Melanie Griffin congratulated the residents on being the first [...]

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Palm Cay Launches Phase Three – The Anchorage

Palm Cay Launches Phase Three – The Anchorage

29 July 2015

More than 120 people turned out for an open house at Palm Cay last week, touring the nearly 70-acre oceanfront residential and marina development on New Providence’s southeastern shore. The occasion was the launch of phase three of the community’s condominium component, The Anchorage. Phases one and two are sold out and construction is slated [...]

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Bahamas Bureau of Standards and Quality Mobilizes To Improve Labeling of Goods and Products

Bahamas Bureau of Standards and Quality Mobilizes To Improve Labeling of Goods and Products

29 July 2015

As the Minister of Financial Services with responsibility for the recently established Bahamas Bureau of Standards and Quality, Hope Strachan announced that the bureau’s work will begin by improving the labeling of goods and products. She made the announcement at the Bureau’s Sensitization Meeting for the Constitution of Technical Committees for Labeling Standards of Goods [...]

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Unity House Seeks Monetary Assistance

28 July 2015

Owner of Unity House, a home for senior citizens, is appealing to family members to come forward to not only identify their family members, but to lend monetary assistance. Owner Rev. Janet Smith-Butler said the family members she found are extremely cold and the homes dependence on the pension from the elderly living there is [...]

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