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International Women’s Day Celebrations Begin “BAMSI – A Crime Scene,” Says DNA Leader
 

International Women’s Day Celebrations Begin

Social Services Minister Melanie Griffin began celebrations for the upcoming International Women’s Day yesterday morning with a roundtable discussion focusing on a number of issues impacting women. Students from schools across the capital gathered at the BCPOU Hall eager to start their discussions with the panel consisting of four speakers from various government agencies. Minister [...]

“BAMSI – A Crime Scene,” Says DNA Leader

“BAMSI – A Crime Scene,” Says DNA Leader

Leader of the Democratic National Alliance (DNA) Branville McCartney called the Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science Institute (BAMSI) a “crime scene” after he said there are way too many scandals involved. During a press conference yesterday with other DNA members, Mr. McCartney questioned the millions of dollars invested in the North Andros institute. “From the [...]

Governor General Signs National Tripartite Council Bill

06 March 2015

A move towards enhancing labour relations in the country came to fruition with the signing of the National Tripartite Council Bill 2014 into law by Governor General Dame Marguerite Pindling. Dame Marguerite signed the much-anticipated piece of legislation during a courtesy call at Government House by delegates of the 9th International Labour Organization Meeting of [...]

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PM Reaffirms Gov’t Commitment to NHI

06 March 2015

Prime Minister Perry Christie once again defended his administration’s plans to implement National Health Insurance (NHI), he lamented that many Bahamians have died from their inability to afford health care and he stressed that it is the government’s obligation to intervene and protect the poor. In the midst of widespread outcry to a proposed tax [...]

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PM: Further Investigations Needed into BAMSI’s Uninsured Dorm

PM: Further Investigations Needed into BAMSI’s Uninsured Dorm

06 March 2015

Prime Minister Perry Christie said further investigations will have to be launched into finding out why the male dormitory at the Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science Institute (BAMSI) was uninsured at the time of the fire that destroyed the building. Mr. Christie said this investigation will aid in the government’s response to the issue. His [...]

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DNA Deputy Chair Calls for Dr. Nottage’s Resignation

06 March 2015

Deputy Chair of the Democratic National Alliance (DNA) Ethric Bowe has called for some of the country’s leaders to step down because he believes it’s time for a change in the nation, starting with a change in leadership. “No leadership is better than bad leadership,” Mr. Bowe said on Wednesday as he addressed the high [...]

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“NHI-Senseless,” Says Mortimer

“NHI-Senseless,” Says Mortimer

06 March 2015

After recent talks of the implementation of National Health Insurance (NHI), Deputy Leader of the Democratic National Alliance (DNA) Chris Mortimer said while some form of Universal Health Care is needed, NHI makes no sense. During the DNA’s press conference on Wednesday, Mr. Mortimer addressed a few matters that he and DNA Leader Branville McCartney [...]

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New Communications Equipment for Customs Department

06 March 2015

A $16.5 million loan agreement with the Inter-American Development Bank and the government has led to improvements in the operational efficiency of the Customs and Excise Department, Customs Comptroller Charles Turner announced yesterday. According to Mr. Turner, the department’s new addition of portable communications equipment sparked by the loan agreement signed two years ago, will [...]

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Gov’t Reviews Hawksbill Creek Agreement

06 March 2015

Prime Minister Perry Christie yesterday announced the appointment of a six-member committee to review the Hawksbill Creek Agreement. In august of this year, certain provisions of the more than half century old Hawksbill Creek Agreement are due to expire, namely exemptions on business licence fees and real property tax. Mr. Christie said the expiration of [...]

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Bahamian Culture Under The Spotlight–Music Voyager TV Show to air on Global Broadcast

06 March 2015

Millions of people around the world will get an in depth glimpse into the culture of The Bahamas as the award-winning, Travel & Lifestyle TV series, Music Voyager, will feature indigenous Bahamian music and culture in three 30-minute shows. Music Voyager, originally co-produced with Nat Geo Music and PBS, is in Season 6 and broadcasting [...]

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Bahamas Represented At ITB 2015 Conference

06 March 2015

Senior officials in the Ministry of Tourism are this week in Berlin, Germany participating at the ITB (International Tourism Bourse) 2015 conference, the largest tourism trade show in the world. Among the delegation are Director General of Tourism Joy Jibrilu, Deputy Director of Tourism Ellison ‘Tommy’ Thompson and Director of Europe Anthony Stuart. Ms. Jibrilu [...]

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Minnis Says He Did Not Breach Protocol—-“No Security Guards Were Present at BAMSI”

05 March 2015

The Leader of the Opposition Dr. Hubert Minnis has finally broken his silence after he was accused of visiting the Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science Institute (BAMSI) without proper authorization this weekend. During yesterday’s proceedings in the House of Assembly, Minister of Agriculture V. Alfred Gray addressed Mr. Minnis officially concerning his recent tour of [...]

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