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Three New Zika Cases Gov’t Strikes Baha Mar Deal
 

Three New Zika Cases–83 suspected cases

A travel advisory is expected to be issued to persons travelling to The Bahamas after health officials confirmed three new additional cases of the Zika virus – bringing the total to four cases. Minister of Health Dr. Perry Gomez addressed reporters yesterday at a press conference at the Ministry of Health and said he feels […]

Gov’t Strikes Baha Mar Deal

With over 2,000 jobs made redundant and over $300 million lost in tax revenue, the stalled multi-billion dollar Baha Mar Resort is set to be remobilized. Prime Minister Perry Christie announced that the Government of The Bahamas and the Export-Import Bank of China (EXIM) signed an agreement under which the Cable Beach resort will be […]

Sandals’ Laid Off Workers Re-apply

23 August 2016

Although over 600 employees at the Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort were made redundant last week Monday, many of the former employees, who showed up to the first day of the resort’s four-day job fair, expressed confidence that they would be re-hired. Most of them have been employed by the resort for five years or more. […]

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McCartney “Transparency on Renew Bahamas Deal

23 August 2016

In a familiar plea, Democratic National Alliance (DNA) Leader Branville McCartney called on the government to clarify the terms of agreement between itself and environmental company Renew Bahamas, months after the company took over the New Providence Landfill. In the wake of the long standing issue of consistent dump fires and fumes emanating from the […]

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Drug Bust At LPIA

23 August 2016

Officers from the airport division on have confiscated two bags that contained 51 kilos or approximately 112.4 pounds of cocaine after searching a chartered aircraft that landed at the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA). Officials say shortly after 8:00 a.m. on Sunday morning police K9 officers on duty at LPIA were assisted by airport officers. […]

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BNCP Holds Protest At Sandals

23 August 2016

Another political group yesterday lent their support to the over 600 workers that were let go at the Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort last week. The Bahamas National Coalition party held a protest outside the Cable Beach resort. Leader of the party Wesley Campbell said that historically The Bahamas was founded on unions and the strength […]

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Bahamas Downgraded

23 August 2016

Moody’s Investor Services has officially downgraded The Bahamas a single notch from BAA2 to BAA3. Earlier this year, the New York-based credit rating company threatened that the country could face a fresh credit rating downgrade due to two consecutive years of a recession. Moody’s has changed the outlook for The Bahamas to stable; the risk […]

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Government Should Not Bow To Intimidation

22 August 2016

By P.J. Malone In a Tribune article, Richard Coulson refers to Minister Jerome Fitzgerald’s public disclosure of Save The Bays information as a “profound mistake” and questions his judgment to serve as a cabinet minister. Coulson states: “What was he trying to prove when he dramatically announced his documentary discovery to the House of Assembly […]

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Let’s Demand That Our Sovereignty Be Respected!

22 August 2016

By P.J. Malone I can’t help but be dismayed over several recent events in our country and the sense of complacency that is demonstrated by our people over them. As in the most recent development, it is a total disgrace to allow a foreign-owned hotel in our country to mistreat our Bahamian people in such […]

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Sandal’s Employees say they’ve been mishandled

22 August 2016

A number of former Sandals Royal Bahamian employees are outraged and are crying neglect and misuse, even more so from the fact that the government has not yet responded to their adjuration. It is outrageous they [the employees] say, that a company that has received a countless amount of awards because of the service their […]

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Roberts pessimistic of trust within the FNM

22 August 2016

Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Chairman Bradley Roberts is warning Opposition Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis of those six individuals that challenged and questioned his leadership capabilities, advising that trust between both sides moving forward is impractical. Almost a month after the Free National Movement’s (FNM) bitter leadership race , Mr. Roberts suggests the six Members of […]

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Dept of Immigration Announces New Data System

22 August 2016

With the work permits data being revealed Director of Immigration William Pratt announced that the department has signed an 18.5 million dollar contract with the government in order to acquire a new integrated immigration management system and how it will greatly benefit Bahamians throughout the world. “The new electronic data system will readily provide the […]

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