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Baha Mar Talks Resume

The government will engage in a new round of mediated talks with the parties involved in the Baha Mar debacle in hopes of reaching a resolution and allowing for the completion of construction and eventual opening of the long anticipated multi- billion dollar project, Prime Minister Perry Christie confirmed Tuesday. Attorneys representing The Bahamas Government, […]

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Police Complete Gray’s Probe

The investigation into claims that Minister of Agriculture and MICAL MP V. Alfred Gray interfered in the judicial process has been completed and the case file has been sent to the attorney general for further review and a decision on whether the minister will face charges, Police Commissioner Ellison Greenslade confirmed yesterday. The commissioner said […]

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Attorney Calls Immigration Raids “Terroism”

Attorney Fred Smith, QC yesterday defended his comments calling recent immigration raids carried out as a part of the government’s newly implemented immigration policies institutional terrorism and called on all those living in The Bahamas to stand up and defend their constitutional rights. Mr. Smith, who serves as president of the Grand Bahama Human Rights […]

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Unionist Doubtful Of Positive Outcome For Displaced Workers

A member of The Bahamas Hotel Catering and Allied Workers Union (BHCAWU) yesterday cast doubt that there will be any reprieve for the nearly 200 employees of the Crystal Palace Hotel who were displaced Friday following a major lay off exercise. Dave Beckford blames the union for allowing the workers to meet this fate by […]

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Anglican Bishop Urges Support Of Gender Equality

Head of the Anglican Church in The Bahamas and The Turks and Caicos Islands Bishop Laish Boyd urged Bahamians to apply common sense when evaluating the upcoming referendum on gender equality and avoid the tendency of being xenophobic. During his charge at the 113th Session of the Synod of the Diocese at Christ Church Cathedral […]

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PM Expresses Disappointment In Rollins

Prime Minister Perry Christie yesterday expressed in disappointment in Fort Charlotte MP Dr. Andre Rollins who has publicly blasted the government over the Gaming Legislation that was passed in the House of Assembly yesterday. Dr. Rollins, who was fired earlier this month as Chairman of the Gaming Board, has repeatedly accused his party of drafting […]

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Gaming Bill Passed—Opposition members walk out after historic vote

The controversial Gaming Bill passed in the House of Assembly yesterday with the vote split across party lines moving the historic piece of legislation one step closer to becoming law. There were 27 government members who voted yes to the bill while the six Opposition members present all voted against its passage. Five members were […]

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Talks With TUC Making Progress, Says Minister

Talks between the Minister of Labour and representatives from the various trade unions that participated in last week’s mass strike will continue today following a marathon session of discussions between the parties on Saturday. Labour Minister Shane Gibson confirmed to the Bahama Journal yesterday that he met for hours on Saturday with those representatives and […]

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New CJ To be Appointed

Senior Justice Hartman Longley is being considered to succeed Sir Michael Barnett as chief justice of the Supreme Court when Sir Michael steps down at the end of October, the Bahama Journal has been reliably informed. Sir Michael, who was appointed chief justice back in 2009, has decided to demit office because of health problems, […]

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COB Backs BAMSI

The College of The Bahamas (COB) yesterday dismissed claims from executives of The Union of Tertiary Educators of The Bahamas (UTEB) who last week asserted that COB was in a “forced relationship” with The Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science Institute (BAMSI) and the college noted that BAMSI is in complete alignment with its mission. Last […]

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