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PUBLIC SERVICE TO HIRE 200 COLLEGE GRADS

Three million dollars has been earmarked in the upcoming fiscal year for recruiting 200 college graduates within the Ministry of Public Services, according to the Minister responsible, Brensil Rolle during his contribution to the budget debate in parliament.  This, he said, will offset the 400 retirees each year leaving the sector.  The Minister also explained […]

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UNIFIED TRANSPORTATION PILOT TO LAUNCH NEXT WEEK

Transport Minister Renward Wells yesterday announced that his ministry has agreed in principle with the United Transportation Company Limited to a Unified Public Transportation Project for Route 17 expected to launch next week.  He added that the public transit service will operate along with this fixed route,  according to a predetermined schedule. He said, “the […]

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PLP Outraged Over LPIA Runway Contract

The  fact that the Bahamas Hot Mix is involved in LPIA’s runway refurbishment works has drawn the ire of the opposition, whose Chairman is outraged that the company – owned by sitting Cabinet Minister Brent Symonette – has been awarded yet another multi-million contract. Senator Fred Mithell  said  in a release that 20 years ago, […]

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“POVERTY AND INEQUALITY ENTRENCHED”

The leader of the Official Opposition Philip Davis says,”Poverty and inequality in our country are becoming entrenched. A recent Central Bank survey revealed that 50% of working Bahamians surveyed were having difficulties making ends meet.”  Mr Davis said that everywhere he goes Bahamians are saying, “I can’t make it on what I’m making”. Even Bahamians […]

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BIMINITES ARRAIGNED ON DRUG OFFENCES

Four persons were  arraigned  before Magistrate’s court yesterday afternoon following their arrests in Bimini over the weekend during the Royal Bahamas Police Force’s operation Poseidon Purge.  The couple, Vicaro Poitier and Joenisha Poitier, were both arraigned before Deputy Chief Magistrate Subusola Swain with  one count of possession of dangerous drugs, namely cocaine, with the intent […]

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Davis Lacks Confidence In Gov’t To Manage Finances

Progressive Liberal Party Leader Phillip Davis  yesterday  made a strong case why his party has no confidence in the government’s ability to manage the country’s public finances. Wrapping up the Opposition’s contribution to the 2019/2020 budget in the House of Assembly,  Mr. Davis charged  that the government missed critical fiscal targets for the past two […]

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10Th Bahamian GG Appointed

It is now official. The Cabinet Office  has announced that  Mr. Cornelius A. Smith will be appointed as the next  Governor  General of the Bahamas with effect from 28th June 2019. It was also announced that Her Excellency,  the Most Honourable Dame Marguerite Pindling,  the current Governor General will be demitting office on 28th June […]

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The Right Approach In Business Trumps Talent

Nygard’s Golden Jubilee Review It’s not an everyday occurrence to discover an individual who has pulled himself up by his bootstrapsto achieve phenomenal success with a business that’s still breaking barriers, still achieving firsts, and still innovating fifty years later. What does it take? How did he achieve it all? And how can we achieve similar successes? That’s what we’ll […]

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DNA DEPUTY DEFENDS FORMER LEADER

Democratic National Alliance (DNA) Deputy Leader Buscheme Armbrister yesterday defended former party leader Branville Mcartney following his controversial comments  published in a local daily this past Friday.  Mr. McCartney suggested that children born to foreign parents should be entitled to apply for citizenship at birth.  This in an effort to address the vexing issue of […]

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MITCHELL: “GOVT Victimizing Bahamians”

Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Chairman Senator Fred Mitchell yesterday expressed concerns regarding the level of trust surrounding government contracts.  He said the current administration has been cancelling contracts, refusing to pay, and forcing affected parties to duke it out in court.  “The occasional workers, who came on the Empowerment Program, all of them have been […]

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