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BCPOU WANTS GOV’T HELP

President of the Bahamas Communications Public Officers Union (BCPOU), Dino Rolle is urging the government to step up and defend Bahamian workers at the Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC). The company is continuing to downsize while employees watch dozens of jobs shipped overseas to regional offices, performed by foreigners.  Mr. Rolle insisted that there is nothing […]

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PM Insists On BPL Probe

The Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis hit  back at his political adversary Opposition Leader Philip Davis, following Mr. Davis’ claims that  the Prime Minister  is dodging questions about an  investigation into Bahamas Power and Light (BPL),  hopes everyone will just forget about it and move on. He said, “I made a commitment that we will […]

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DAVIS UPBRAIDS BPL CHAIRMAN

The opposition Progressive Liberal Party  (PLP)  has once again upbraided  Bahamas Power and Light Chairman Dr. Donovan Moxey following his recent comments on the increase in electricity costs.  At the time, Mr. Moxey called out the PLP  for being irresponsible after charging that the hike was as high as some 70 per cent.  Besides, Dr […]

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DOCTORS AND PHA AT IMPASSE

They have remained quiet for weeks now, but members of  the Consultant Physician Staff Association (CPSA) have  by no means reneged on their  threat to strike amid longstanding grievances with the Public Hospital’s Authority (PHA). Health Minister, Dr. Duane Sands, said he finds this somewhat disappointing considering the PHA has engaged the CPSA and two […]

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Cabinet Tours Fusion Superplex

The Cabinet of the Bahamas  spent some time yesterday  touring the $50 million Fusion Superplex, ahead of its much anticipated soft opening later this month. Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis said he is more than impressed with the complex and is proud that it is Bahamian owned.  “What has me more impressed is that it’s […]

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PHA RESPONDS TO THREATS OF STRIKE

The Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) yesterday responded off the heels of the Consultant Physicians Staff Association (CPSA) threatening to strike because of an unproductive meeting last week. In a release, The PHA said that it “wishes to reiterate for the record that the Authority has continued to negotiate in good faith with the CPSA, offering […]

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PM says tourism product needs diversification

The need to diversify the tourism product  was emphasized  during  Prime Minister Doctor Hubert Minnis’  address at the official opening of The Bahamas Institute of Chartered Accountant’s week. The group heard how the number one industry has untapped potential and because of this, the government will create a tourism development corporation to help local entrepreneurs. […]

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INTERNATIONAL MEN’S WEEK TO BE RECOGNIZED LOCALLY

For the first time in the country, the spotlight will be shown on males in observance of International Men’s Day. This is a decades-old initiative created to celebrate men’s contributions to society and to highlight concerns of the day.   This year, that will include  health, improving gender relations and promoting gender equality.  Committee member Terrence […]

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FORMER IMMIGRATION DIRECTOR DENIES FBI CLAIMS

Former  Director of Immigration William Pratt is seeking any necessary means clearing his name from a visa fraud case and that may result in a full-fledged legal battle.  The  Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)  makes allegations that  Mr. Pratt and Clarence Russell, the current Immigration Director   accepting bribes to provide Bahamian work permits and […]

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BICA On Fiscal Responsibility Council

The Bahamas Institute of Chartered Accountants (BICA), president Gowon Bowe, will have a seat on the Fiscal Responsibility Council, “a tremendous opportunity for BICA to demonstrably influence the fiscal fortunes of the country,” according to Prime Minister, Dr.  the Most Hon. Hubert Minnis. During the opening of Accountants’ Week under the theme: “Effectively Transitioning in […]

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