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Wilchcombe Blasts FNM Over Gaming Bill

Minister of Tourism Obie Wilchcombe, who is responsible for gaming, yesterday called Free National Movement (FNM) Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis a “flip-flopper” on the issue of regularising web shops in the country. Minister Wilchcombe who led off debate on the Gaming Bill in the House of Assembly Wednesday, said he did not understand Dr. Minnis’ […]

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Stem Cell Regulations Tabled

Regulations for the Stem Cell Research and Therapy Act 2013 were tabled in the House of Assembly yesterday by Minister of Health Dr. Perry Gomez. Calling it transformative legislation, Dr. Gomez said stem cell is emerging as the most significant impact in which medicine and the healthcare industry will be positively changed since the discovery […]

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Schools Expect Greatness From Students

Administrators from two schools – C.R. Walker Senior High School and Temple Christian Primary School – said they expect greatness from their students this academic year. The Bahama Journal visited C.R. Walker during their assembly yesterday morning. Only tenth graders were at the school at the time. Officials said that all students will return to […]

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PM Tours Baha Mar

Prime Minister Perry Christie along with a delegation of his cabinet ministers was on a tour of the $3.5 billion Baha Mar resort property yesterday. The Bahama Journal understands the tour was personally conducted by Baha Mar CEO Sarkis Izmirilian. The press was initially invited to attend however when the Bahama Journal arrived, the team […]

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Uniform Assistance Programme Reports Steady Numbers

While she was not able to give exact figures, Minister of Social Services Melanie Griffin said uniform assistance leading into the new school year was “relatively the same as last year.” “So far we have been seeing quite the usual influx for this time of year and we have certainly been putting in place all […]

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Tourism Officials to Diversify Endorsements

Tourism officials are not only focused on sports-related events but want to bring more diverse events to The Bahamas to help boost the economy, according to Tourism Minister Obie Wilchcombe. Minister Wilchcombe refuted claims by naysayers who have accused ministry officials of only focusing on sports tourism. Over the last year, the ministry has hosted […]

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Five Traffic Fatalites In Five Days

The man who was involved in a traffic accident in Grand Bahama Monday has died, police confirmed yesterday, marking the fifth traffic fatality recorded in the country in the past five days. The incident occurred along East Atlantic Drive shortly after 8:00p.m. Monday. According to police reports the man was driving a black Yamaha motorbike […]

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Administrators: Teachers Will Focus on Crime

Two senior administrators at government schools in New Providence said they are taking steps to deal with students who will come back to school on Monday having experienced challenges in their communities, particularly with regards to crime. School officials said they are often faced with many children who have either lost parents to violent crimes […]

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Wilchombe Optimistic About GB’s Economy

More airlift and a new cruise ship will be coming to Grand Bahama “very soon,” according to Minister of Tourism Obie Wilchcombe. Minister Wilchcombe, who spoke to the Bahama Journal before heading into Cabinet on Tuesday, said initiatives are in the pipeline which should create new jobs for residents on the island. “Truth of the […]

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Sir Lynden Remembered

It has been 14 years since the country lost Sir Lynden Pindling and yet his legacy hasn’t waned one bit. Sir Lynden, the country’s first prime minister, died on August 26, 2000 following a lengthy battle with prostate cancer. The former leader of the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) stood at the forefront of the quiet […]

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