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Gaming Bill Passed—Opposition members walk out after historic vote

Gaming Bill Passed—Opposition members walk out after historic vote

The controversial Gaming Bill passed in the House of Assembly yesterday with the vote split across party lines moving the historic piece of legislation one step closer to becoming law. There were 27 government members who voted yes to the bill while the six Opposition members present all voted against its passage. Five members were [...]

Critical Care Block Opening Awaits Cabinet Approval

Critical Care Block Opening Awaits Cabinet Approval

Ground was broken for the Critical Care Block at The Princess Margaret Hospital back in 2011 and while the building is complete it is still not in operation after facing several delays and setbacks, but Public Hospital Authority (PHA) Managing Director Hubert Brown said a date has been set but officials are awaiting Cabinet approval. [...]

PM Expresses Disappointment In Rollins

PM Expresses Disappointment In Rollins

16 September 2014

Prime Minister Perry Christie yesterday expressed in disappointment in Fort Charlotte MP Dr. Andre Rollins who has publicly blasted the government over the Gaming Legislation that was passed in the House of Assembly yesterday. Dr. Rollins, who was fired earlier this month as Chairman of the Gaming Board, has repeatedly accused his party of drafting [...]

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PLP Ministers Blast Church Leaders –‘Religious Leaders accused of having non-Christian desires’

16 September 2014

Members of the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) minced no words as they slammed religious leaders who publically opposed the Gaming Bill, Member of Parliament for Bain and Grants Town Dr. Bernard Nottage accused church leaders of launching a political campaign against the PLP and taking a non-Christian approach to the issue. These comments from Dr. [...]

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Officials Assisting Bahamians Arrested in Belize

16 September 2014

Officials at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said they are now involved in the matter concerning those two Bahamian men who were arrested in Belize last Friday in connection to a $500 million fraud scheme. In a statement issued Monday afternoon, officials acknowledged that there has been considerable public interest in the arrests of 29-year-old [...]

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Long Island Man Killed in Traffic Fatality

16 September 2014

Police officials reported another Family Island traffic fatality, the second in as many days. The accident reportedly occurred around 10:30 a.m. on Queen’s Highway, Salt Pond, Long Island between a dump truck and a small pickup truck. Officials said the driver of that small pickup truck who was a resident from Thompson Bay, Long Island [...]

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Fox Hill Man Murdered

16 September 2014

A 25-year-old Fox Hill man was murdered Sunday night after police said he was shot to the head. According to reports it was sometime around 11:30 p.m. when the Romer Street resident was sitting outside a home on Old Cedar Street in Yellow Elder Gardens when he was accosted by a man, who pulled out [...]

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Former Senator’s Trial Delayed

Former Senator’s Trial Delayed

16 September 2014

The trial of former Free National Movement (FNM) Senator John Bostwick who was charged back in May for illegal possession of ammunition was yesterday postponed to December. Mr. Bostwick, 42, was arrested on May 17 ahead of boarding a flight at the Grand Bahama International Airport after authorities reportedly found 10 live rounds of .22 [...]

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BEC Moves to Reduce Outages

16 September 2014

The Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC) is making progress towards reducing those rolling blackouts that have plagued the summer season. BEC Chairman Leslie Miller told reporters on Monday that officials are headed out of the country to purchase some interim engines for the corporation. “We are sending a team to Florida tomorrow (Tuesday) to take a [...]

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Talks With TUC Making Progress, Says Minister

15 September 2014

Talks between the Minister of Labour and representatives from the various trade unions that participated in last week’s mass strike will continue today following a marathon session of discussions between the parties on Saturday. Labour Minister Shane Gibson confirmed to the Bahama Journal yesterday that he met for hours on Saturday with those representatives and [...]

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Oil Spill at Adelaide Beach

15 September 2014

Government officials are said to be investigating an oil spill that occurred at Adelaide Beach over the weekend. According to reports, on Saturday it was reported that a quantity of oil had washed ashore on the beach prompting area residents to contacts the National Oil Spill Committee “On being contacted, the Ministry of the Environment [...]

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New CJ To be Appointed

New CJ To be Appointed

15 September 2014

Senior Justice Hartman Longley is being considered to succeed Sir Michael Barnett as chief justice of the Supreme Court when Sir Michael steps down at the end of October, the Bahama Journal has been reliably informed. Sir Michael, who was appointed chief justice back in 2009, has decided to demit office because of health problems, [...]

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