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Repairs at Stephen Dillet Primary Delayed

The $2.4 million repair of Stephen Dillet Primary School is not going according to plan as there seems to be delays. Minister of Education Jeffrey Lloyd revealed on Wednesday that construction will be delayed by one week for the installment of new furniture and equipments. Lloyd estimates about “75 percent or maybe 80 percent” of […]

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Women Arrested After Cocaine Seizure

Two women are in custody following the seizure of a quantity of cocaine in two separate incidents on Tuesday. The two incidents uncovered dangerous drugs that were brought into The Bahamas through the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA). Shortly after 2 p.m., Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) officers on duty at LPIA conducted a search of […]

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Missing Fishermen Found Alive

Two fishermen who had gone fishing and did not return home when they were supposed to on Tuesday night, were found and in apparent good health. Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) officials said the men had been missing for several hours when their 17-foot vessel white Boston Whaler developed engine difficulties. “The men left to […]

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Cornell University to Feature Bahamian Books

For the first time ever, a collection of 20 Bahamian books will now be available at Cornell University, an Ivy League School. The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture organized a book exchange yesterday between Cornell University and The Bahamas Heritage Cultural Institute and African Bahamian Museum at The National Art Gallery of the Bahamas […]

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Mitchell Defends Immigration Hires

After being accused by Bahamas Public Services Union John Pinder for making a “stupid” decision to hire some 200 immigration officers last year, former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration Fred Mitchell said yesterday the hiring of those officers were in line and rather it should be the union president who is seen as “stupid.” Mr. […]

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BPL Union Wants Managers Fired

With about $1.96 million still missing, Bahamas Electrical Workers Union (BEWU) President Paul Maynard said Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) managers should be fired and not back on the job. During an interview with The Bahama Journal last night, Maynard said the BPL managers must take responsibility because the junior employees who were terminated yesterday […]

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Men Are Fallible Beings, Including Pastors

The Clifton Review The Clifton Review is a bi-weekly column that examines the question of the Clifton project along with the evolution of the war between two billionaires, the links to unsavory characters, the use of the courts for personal agendas, the involvement of a political party, and the attacks on the Government of The […]

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Prolific Offenders Released

A new report by local law enforcement agencies revealed that a number of prolific offenders are back on the streets. In a prisoner release report compiled by the Royal Bahamas Police Force and the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services that was obtained by The Bahama Journal, it was revealed that 32 inmates were released from […]

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‘Govt Unable to Hire for More Surveys,’ Says Folks – -15 BAIC Employees Sent Home

Following the release of the unemployment statistics last week, officials revealed that some other surveys which could be done more frequently are not because of inadequate staff and according to Minister of Labour Dion Foulkes, that will be the case for a little while longer. Mr. Foulkes said yesterday that it is normal for countries […]

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‘Reaping The Whirlwind,’ Says Archbishop

Suggesting that pragmatism has taken over The Bahamas and that morality is taking a beating, retired Archbishop The Most Reverend Drexel Gomez said the Bahamian society is “reaping a whirlwind” of social distress. Archbishop Gomez, who was a guest on the new Love 97 radio talk show On Point yesterday, said his recommendations made to […]

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