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Sandals Responds To Strike Vote

Sandals executives say they remain “astonished” by what they said are the Bahamas Hotel and Maintenance Workers Union’s (BHMAWU) “ongoing efforts to destabilise the resort’s 720-strong workforce and undermine the resort’s efforts to drive tourism to The Bahamas.” On Thursday, 187 unionised workers voted to strike against the Cable Beach resort claiming that executives refused […]

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PM: BTC Deal A Win-Win

The government yesterday formalised its new deal with Cable and Wireless Communications (CWC) to reacquire two per cent of the Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) – something Prime Minister Perry Christie said is a “win-win” for both sides and did not cost the Bahamian people “one single cent.” “On the contrary, the government has been able […]

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15 Scholarships For Financial Crime Specialists

As white collar criminals become more creative the Ministry of Financial Services has joined forces with the Bahamas Association of Compliances Officers (BACO) to design a course that would make The Bahamas the first Caribbean jurisdiction to grant 15 scholarships for the certification of financial crime specialists. The move is in conjunction with the Association […]

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Death Penalty Bill Blocked

Opposition Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis yesterday was blocked from tabling a crime bill, which he said would push the government to resume capital punishment in the country. Dr. Minnis attempted to table the bill in the House of Assembly during Wednesday’s morning session. The bill puts provisions in place for the government to remove the […]

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Gov’t To Build “Green” Subdivision

Environment Minister Kenred Dorsett says the government is already beginning to see the benefits of solar powered devices and is looking to develop the country’s first green subdivision. The project will be done through the assistance of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF). Through the two organisations, the government was […]

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BEC Partner List Down To Five

The number of entities eligible to become a managing partner for the Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC) has been shaved to five, revealed Environment Minister Kenred Dorsett yesterday. Minister Dorsett was giving remarks at the 23rd annual Bahamas Business Outlook held at the Melia resort. Late last year, eight companies were shortlisted and invited to submit […]

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Two Traffic Fatalities On New Years

The smell of gas still filled the air on John F. Kennedy Drive Wednesday night as police investigated the country’s second traffic fatality for the year. According to Superintendent of Police Stephen Dean, the incident occurred shortly after 7:00 p.m. “Police arrived on the scene and preliminary reports tell us that two vehicles – a […]

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BEC Christmas Bonouses In Limbo

Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC) Chairman Leslie Miller said he is standing firm on the board’s decision to defer Christmas bonouses for BEC workers this year, but noted that executives are still continuing discussions with the unions that represent the workers. It’s the latest move by the corporation to save money. The decision is not sitting […]

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Toddler Killed In Fire

An inner city toddler was burned to death yesterday afternoon after his wooden 10-room home went up in flames. The victim is Jeffrey King Jr. of St. Margaret’s Road, Kemp Road. Police found his charred remains clinging to the family’s dog, which also died in the fire. According to fire officials, the blaze took place […]

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Commonwealth Bank Reports 35% Profit Increase

Executives of Commonwealth Bank reported a 35 per cent increase in profits its third quarter but Executive Chairman of the bank William Sands says the bank is still “cautiously optimistic” due to the country’s fragile economy. “While we are cautiously optimistic about the remainder of 2013, the bank is closely monitoring pending changes in the […]

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