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Roberts Tells Dr. Minnis to “Stop Hating on PM” BTC Sponsors CARIFTA Teams with $70,000
 
Roberts Tells Dr. Minnis to “Stop Hating on PM”

Roberts Tells Dr. Minnis to “Stop Hating on PM”

Progressive Liberal Party Chairman Bradley Roberts told Free National Movement Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis to “stop hating” on Prime Minister Perry Christie and try to “match him in the coliseum of governance.” Roberts’ comments came in an open letter written yesterday to Dr. Minnis, where he responded to statements made by Dr. Minnis during a [...]

BTC Sponsors CARIFTA Teams with $70,000

BTC Sponsors CARIFTA Teams with $70,000

The Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) yesterday announced another sponsorship to support Bahamian athletes and presented a $70,000 investment towards the teams competing in this year’s CARIFTA Games. Both the track and field and swimming teams for CARIFTA following the sponsorship have been renamed as BTC Team CARIFTA. BTC CEO Leon Williams said supporting the progression [...]

Machel Montano Will Not Be Paid $100K

01 April 2015

Chairman of the Bahamas National Festival Commission (BNFC) Paul Major said Trinidadian Soca star Machel Montano will not be paid $100,000 to perform at the upcoming Junkanoo Carnival. Responding to incorrect reports, Major said in a statement yesterday that guest artists for the Music Masters concert, which includes Montano and Baha Men, will be paid [...]

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BUT President Suspended Until June

01 April 2015

President of the Bahamas Union of Teachers (BUT) Belinda Wilson has been suspended once again, according to Minister of Education, Science, and Technology Jerome Fitzgerald. Without detailing the reasons as to why Mrs. Wilson is under suspension, Mr. Fitzgerald said yesterday that her suspension will not impact pending negotiations with the union. “We received information [...]

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Minister Frowns At Scotiabank’s Layoffs

01 April 2015

Minister of Labour and National Insurance Shane Gibson said he is disappointed in Scotiabank’s restructuring exercise because it will result in a number of employees being laid off. Mr. Gibson, who referred to Scotia’s restructuring exercise as inconvenient and unacceptable, said the organization’s decision raises major concern and perhaps forces a review of the country’s [...]

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GB Deputy Director of Education Died

01 April 2015

The Deputy Director of Education for Grand Bahama Sandra Edgecombe died yesterday, according to officials at the Ministry of Education. The ministry made this announcement yesterday as educators across the country mourned the loss of their colleague. The Minister of Education, Science and Technology Jerome Fitzgerald extends condolences to her husband, Mr. Godfrey Edgecombe, her [...]

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Environment Officials Working With Agencies to Advance the Government’s Renewable Energy Agenda

01 April 2015

Minister of Housing and the Environment the Hon. Kenred Dorsett said officials from the Ministry of the Environment are holding meetings with representatives from the Carbon War Room (CWR) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) as the government progresses with its renewable energy agenda. During a working meeting with the CWR and IRENA on [...]

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BISX Expects to Add Sub Funds to Listing

01 April 2015

The Bahamas International Securities Exchange (BISX) is pleased to announce that the Royal Fidelity Bahamas International Investment Fund, a BISX-listed fund, has submitted an application to list two additional sub-funds on the Exchange’s Mutual Fund Listing Facility. These sub-funds have been approved for listing by the BISX Listing Committee and will now have their information [...]

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PM Tells UN of CARICOM’s Economic Plans

31 March 2015

As the Chair of CARICOM, Prime Minister Perry Christie told delegates of the United Nations that plans are in place to revitalize economic growth in the Caribbean and to address the rising levels of unemployment in the region. “Revitalizing economic growth is therefore of critical importance to preventing further deterioration in the region’s human development [...]

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Griffin Focuses on Our Responsibility As Humans to Each Other

31 March 2015

Minister of Social Services and Community Development Melanie S. Griffin on Saturday stressed the importance of a country being able to cater to the needs of its citizens, especially the old and the young. “The old must be taken care of because they have served their country and deserve to be rewarded,” she said during [...]

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Scotiabank Announces Restructuring Plans—Branches in Stella Maris and North Eleuthera Will Close

Scotiabank Announces Restructuring Plans—Branches in Stella Maris and North Eleuthera Will Close

31 March 2015

Scotiabank announced yesterday that it will be restructuring its branch network in The Bahamas over the next six months. The bank’s Managing Director Sean Albert said officials conducted a thorough review of the bank’s operations and looked for ways to continue serving customers while growing the business. He said the bank has announced to employees [...]

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“Gray Must Go Now,” Says FNM Leader

31 March 2015

Once again Free National Movement (FMM) Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis is calling for the resignation of Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources V. Alfred Gray and this time he says, “Gray must go now.” The repeated call for Mr. Gray’s resignation came yesterday as officers of the Royal Bahamas Police Force guarded the doors of [...]

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