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Eneas Claims There Is A Vendetta Against BAMSI

President of The Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science Institute (BAMSI) Godfrey Eneas has charged that the recent criticism from executives of the Union of Tertiary Educators Bahamas (UTEB) is being driven by a vendetta from some elements within the College of The Bahamas (COB). Last week, UTEB released a statement raising concern about the institute […]

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PM: Justice Is Being Challenged

Prime Minister Perry Christie yesterday said that justice in the country is being challenged as a result of the number of people charged with serious criminal offenses being released on bail and subsequently killed and he outlined what his administration is doing to bring about speedier trials to reduce the incidents of crime and the […]

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Hanna-Martin Calls Union Claims Scurrilous

Transport and Aviation Minister Glenys Hanna-Martin yesterday called claims from The Bahamas Air Traffic Controllers’ Union (BATCU) which has alleged that the health and safety of its members are being compromised because of unsanitary working conditions and that two of its members are being victimised false and scurrilous. On Tuesday, the BATCU announced that it […]

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Air Traffic Controllers Threaten To Strike

The Bahamas Air Traffic Controllers’ Union (BATCU) announced yesterday that it has filed a labour dispute with the Department of Labour and the union warned that it will lobby its members to take a strike poll in protest against alleged breach of contract and victimization on the part of the Department of Civil Aviation. Members […]

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Four Mobile Companies To Compete

Prime Minister Perry Christie revealed Wednesday that he has appointed a special taskforce to supervise the process of granting a new cellular licence to one of the four companies that have expressed interest in entering the mobile telecommunications market. Digicel, the largest mobile telecommunications provider in the Caribbean, has long thought to be the frontrunner […]

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Moss Still Against VAT

Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Member of Parliament Greg Moss again stood at odds with his party by expressing his disapproval of legislation to enact a Value Added Tax (VAT) as debate got underway in the House of Assembly yesterday. The Marco City MP said the legislation is a betrayal of the philosophy of the PLP […]

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Murder Suspect Gunned Down

Police officials said a man who is believed to be responsible for two of the four murders that occurred on Monday was gunned down the same night, only hours after he allegedly committed the crimes. Officer-in-Charge of the Central Detective Unit (CDU) Superintendent Paul Rolle said yesterday that the man’s lifeless body was found along […]

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Bimini Dredging Back On

The Bimini Bay Coalition (BBC) announced Friday that it will immediately begin the appeal process to overturn a Supreme Court decision to set aside a Privy Council injunction which halted dredging in Bimini. On Friday, Justice Hartman Longley lifted the injunction ordered a week earlier by the Privy Council which stopped dredging until the Resorts […]

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Former PM, Police Chief Allegedly Assisted US Spying

Former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham gave approval for the United States to monitor and record cell phone calls in The Bahamas in 2009 while former Commissioner of Police Reginald Ferguson assisted American surveillance officials with setting up the phone tapping system, a top Christie Administration official confirmed to the Bahama Journal yesterday. The official, who […]

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Another Murder Recorded –GB Man Gunned Down

Police in Grand Bahama are investigating a shooting incident that left a man dead late Sunday marking that island’s eighth murder for the year. Reports are that shortly before midnight, police received information that a male was shot multiple times about the body while at a sports bar located on East Atlantic Drive. Officers responded […]

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