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“DON’T DO IT,”

“DON’T DO IT,” is the stern advice given to the Prime Minister by the Coalition To Save Clifton on the proposed Disney Development at Lighthouse Point, Eleuthera following a recent visit to the site by members of the Coalition. In a Press Statement the Coalition has unequivocally stated its fundamental opposition to the establishment of […]

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Increasing Business Income

The Clifton Review    The Clifton Review is a tri-weekly column that examines the question of the Clifton project along with the evolution of the war between two billionaires. We covered the start of this war with articles describing the battle over easement rights, the mysterious burning of a home, the blocks to rebuilding, and countless questionable court […]

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PLP Chairman Claims School Bus Contractors Victimized

The  Chairman of the Progressive Liberal Party Senator Fred Mitchell  says “in an act of official savagery, contractors for school busing in Abaco, Eleuthera, Bimini and Grand Bahama have reported that in the middle of the school term and in the middle of multi  year contracts,  the contracts have been terminated.” He said, “the letters […]

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Weakness Found In MOF Audit

A number of irregularities have been  found in  audit report  of the Ministry of Finance.  There were  lease agreements given to Atillio Holdings Company (AHC)  and it was discovered   that “in August 2017, the Ministry of Finance (MOF) executed at least one residential apartment lease agreement with AHC limited, a Bahamian entity incorporated the month […]

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Prince George Wharf To Be Redeveloped

  Tourism Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar said that the government has released to public domain the request for proposal for the Prince George Dock. He said that this will transform the Prince George Wharf  into a premier cruise destination in the Caribbean. He added that the real challenge is not  getting more tourists here,  but getting […]

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Labour Ministry Expects The Point To Honour Agreement

The Director of Labour  John Pinder said that following the completion and opening of Seven Entertainment at The Point Development, the  Ministry is expecting workers to now comply with the Heads of Agreement.  The  Agreement signed last year between the government and China Construction America stated that the ratio of Bahamian workers to foreign workers […]

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GB Urban Renewal Audit Report Released

An audit into Grand Bahama’s Urban Renewal Office shines the light on glaring errors with the system. In a 10-page report, Auditor General, Terrence Bastian found there were a number of instances where the payment amounts recorded on requisitions differed from the amount recorded on the batch register at GB’s Urban Renewal Department.  The audit, […]

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THORNY CITIZENSHIP ISSUES UNRESOLVED

Human Rights Lawyer Fred Smith says  “the thorny issues for citizens in waiting in the Bahamas remain unresolved”  as a result of  the dismissal of an appeal in the Jean Rony Jean Charles immigration case before the Court of Appeal. Mr. Smith said his client will appeal  the  decision  to the Privy Council. The Queens […]

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JEAN RONY-CHARLES APPEAL DISMISSED

Bahamian-born Jean Rony-Charles was reportedly drawn to tears following the verdict of his case in the court of appeal yesterday. The Justices of the Court of Appeal,  Sir Hartman Longley, Sir Michael Barnett and  Mr. Justice Jon Isaacs  allowed  an appeal by the Attorney General, who was the appellant along with the Minister of Immigration […]

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BAHAMIAN CLERGY HEADING TO HAITI

In the wake of Haiti’s devastating 5.9 magnitude earthquake two weeks ago, the Bahamas Christian Council President Bishop Delton Fernander announced that the Bahamas  National Baptist convention is  set to send a delegation to Haiti next week Monday. The delegation along with  other leaders of the Baptist faith will convene for an assessment and meeting […]

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