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15,000 STRIKE—Court orders strikers back to work

The members of the Trade Union Congress (TUC) who participated in yesterday’s massive strike have been ordered back to work after Supreme Court Justice Ian Winder placed an injunction on the unions’ actions late Wednesday. From as early as 5:00 Wednesday morning more than 15,000 members of the TUC executed a long planned and nationwide […]

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Casino Gambling Being Researched

The biggest point of contention with the Gaming Bill 2014, that was tabled in the House of Assembly Wednesday, is the perceived discrimination against Bahamians gambling in casinos and tourists not being allowed in web shops, however, Tourism And Gaming Minister Obie Wilchcombe explained Thursday that despite there being a clarion call for casinos to […]

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Halkitis: Financial Future Bright

Despite international credit rating agency Moody’s once again downgrading The Bahamas’ standing by one notch, taking the grade from Baa1 to Baa2, which reflects the country’s struggling financial landscape, State Minister for Finance Michael Halkitis said Wednesday that despite the dip, there is hope for the country’s financial future. The report on the country’s fiscal […]

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Anti-Crime Activists Call for Thorough Police Investigations

Murder arraignments are all the rage at the Nassau Street Court Complex, oftentimes prompting members of the public and the media, family and friends to gather on the court grounds to get a glimpse of the person accused of the heinous crime, but officials from a local anti-crime advocacy group are calling on police officials […]

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Murder Accused Killed–Three Others Wounded in Related Incidents

A man recently released on bail for the April 17, 2013 murder of alleged gang leader Julian “Heads” Collie was shot to death early Tuesday morning after police say the occupants of a gray Honda Inspire went on a shooting spree Monday night, shooting three others, until they found him. Distraught family members on the […]

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Senate Rushing VAT Debate, Says Bethel

Opposition Leader in the Senate Carl Bethel on Monday accused the government of “degrading the importance” of thoroughly debating the Value Added Tax (VAT) Bill as government senators yesterday moved to simultaneously debate legislation for the controversial scheme and a number of other financial services bills. Senator Bethel said the Opposition was pretty much blindsided […]

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Gay Activist Fears Violence

Activist for the local Lesbian, Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community Erin Greene on Monday said Bahamas Faith Ministries International (BFMI) President Dr. Myles Munroe’s latest “attack” on homosexuals further provokes, incites and encourages violence against homosexuals. After releasing a six-page document over the weekend blasting homosexuality and accusing those in the LGBT community of […]

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Gays’ Action “Insane”

President of The Bahamas Faith Ministries International (BFMI) Dr. Myles Munroe said the fact that hundreds of Bahamian and foreign members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community were allowed to host and participate in a gay pride event in Freeport, Grand Bahama over the weekend is nothing more than a “celebration of […]

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Gaming Bill To Be Tabled

After much consultation, revisions and delays, the long awaited Gaming Bill is expected to be tabled in the House of Assembly on Wednesday, the Journal has learned. According to Journal sources, Prime Minister Perry Christie met with numbers bosses Saturday evening to fine tune the proposed legislation. The new bill seeks to decriminalise the age […]

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Queen’s College Defends Eviction

The situation between officials at Queen’s College and the operators of a local disability school where the latter was evicted from its property has quickly escalated into a public fight, with QC administrators now defending their decision to terminate that agreement. The Queen’s College Board of Governors issued a statement on the matter Thursday and […]

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