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Discord In PLP Over Bills

What started as a non-contentious debate on proposed amendments to the 41-year-old Constitution took a sharp turn yesterday with government legislators going head to head on what has shaped up to be the very thorny issue laid out in the last of four Bills. In fact, one Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) MP is even prepared […]

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Former Registrar Condemns Smith

A founding father of the College of The Bahamas (COB) yesterday gave a dismal prediction of the tertiary institution’s future if Dr. Rodney Smith is reappointed its president. Former COB Registrar Roger Brown said COB would be become the laughing stock of the academia community, a move he believes would also besmirch the country’s reputation, […]

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US Consultants Assess BEC Problem

Consultants from US based company Power Secure are in The Bahamas meeting with a team of experts from the Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC) to get to the root of last week’s island wide blackout in New Providence. According to BEC Chairman Leslie Miller, the two sides have been locked in meetings both Monday and Tuesday. […]

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DPM Defends BEC’s Reform Plans

The US’ most recent assessment of state owned enterprises (SOEs) specifically local energy giant, the Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC) has again missed the mark, as far as a senior policymaker sees things. The US State Department 2014 Investment Climate Statement notes that much like national flag carrier Bahamasair, BEC is equally challenged and “is seen […]

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AG Office Officially Named Paul Adderley –Longest Serving AG Honoured

The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) and the Ministry of Legal Affairs was on Friday renamed in honour of one of the country’s founding fathers; a man many in the legal fraternity consider the quintessential attorney general. The multi-storey edifice on John F Kennedy Drive now bears the name of the country’s longest serving […]

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Gov’t Considers 7 1/2 Per cent VAT Rate

The government’s considering introducing value added tax (VAT) at a rate of between 7 ½ and 10 per cent, a reduction that will be accompanied by expenditure controls, the Bahama Journal can confirm. Sources have further revealed that the controversial new tax will “very likely” be introduced in early 2015, several months after the 2014/2015 […]

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Sears Condemns Munroe In Web Shop Debate

A former Cabinet minister and the attorney for several web shop operators is going head to head with a leading clergyman who recently condemned the government’s decision to regularise the local web shop industry. President of Bahamas Faith Ministries International (BFMI) Dr. Myles Munroe is convinced that moving ahead with such a plan will lead […]

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Customers Preview Carl’s Jr. Burgers

A business that began over 70 years ago with a hotdog cart in California has made its way to The Bahamas, only the third Caribbean country to boast the taste of Carl’s Jr. There are nearly 3,500 such charbroiled burger joints around the world in 30 other countries. Boasting a reputation as America’s leading burger […]

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Parliamentarians Push For Higher Wages

Having not had a salary increase in over 20 years, Members of Parliament (MP) are hoping to pocket a bit more. Based on a seven-page interim report compiled by a seven member Select House Committee, the salaries of MPs should be reviewed on the same principle as judges and other judicial officers and that this […]

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China Medical Team Turns Over $570K Equipment 101 Cataract Surgeries Performed

To hear that as a 50-year-old, one has the vision of a 90-year-man would more than likely be disheartening for anyone. But this made Dexter Neymour an ideal candidate for a Bright Journey initiative that restored the sight of more than 100 Bahamians plagued with cataract. Mr. Neymour said his eyesight began deteriorating years ago […]

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