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Sandals Rehires 180

Much has been made of the 600 persons let off by the Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort last month as a result of their temporary closure but resort executives saying a large number of those persons are set to be re-hired. As of September 25, nearly 180 of those former staff members who applied have begun […]

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Unions Heads Threaten Strike

After last week’s controversial nolle prosequi signed by Attorney General Allyson-Maynard Gibson, union heads have said that a possible national strike could be on the horizon. Trade Union Congress (TUC) President Obie Ferguson and Bahamas Public Services Union (BPSU) Head John Pinder appeared as guests on the talk show “Jones and Company” where they responded […]

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Butler Turner Scolds Gov’t Over Sandals Proceedings

The nolle prosequi prosecuted by Attorney General Allyson Maynard Gibson is just another example of the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) putting foreign interests ahead of Bahamians, according to Free National Movement MP for Long Island Loretta Butler Turner. In a press statement yesterday, Mrs. Butler Turner said the move “is a blatant demonstration of the […]

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Three Men Charged For Murder

Quentino Carey, Jakota Johnson and Alstere Williams all appeared before Acting Chief Magistrate Andrew Forbes yesterday afternoon on murder charges.   Twenty-three-year-old Carey, a resident of Soldier Road and 19-year-old Johnson, a resident of Union Village were both arraigned for two counts of murder and one count attempted murder.   It is alleged that on […]

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Air Traffic Controllers Halt Travel

Airlines during the weekend experienced long delays and some lost of revenue after The Bahamas Air Traffic Controllers Union halted services for almost three hours. Minister of Transport and Aviation Glenys Hanna-Martin called the move “unjustified industrial action” and called on the union to be “responsible and proportionate in its actions so as to not […]

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Minister Disgusted Over Baha Mar Comments

Education Minister and Marathon Member of Parliament (MP) Jerome Fitzgerald yesterday said the news that thousands of employees and hundreds of creditors affected by the more than year long Baha Mar debacle will finally be paid out, should be celebrated. Since the prime minister broke the news last week, many critics say they smell a […]

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PM: No Additional Concessions For Baha Mar Deal

As the controversy surrounding the Baha Mar deal continues, Prime Minister Perry Christie yesterday in The House of Assembly shot down claims that the government provided additional concessions to conclude that deal. Mr. Christie noted that most countries provide concessions to promote investment, and as such the country’s laws accommodate this practice for all investors. […]

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DNA Says “Unseal The Deal”

The prime minister and several other government ministers were greeted by a raucous protest in Rawson Square prior to yesterday’s House of Assembly session, led by Democratic National Alliance Leader Branville McCartney and roughly about 100 DNA supporters. The group holding placards that read “unseal the deal”, and “Christie is a liar” and chanted “we […]

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“Golden Queen” Makes Return Home

The most talked about athlete coming out of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games was Bahamian sprinter Shaunae Miller who captivated the world with her performance in the Women’s 400, defeating American sprint legend Allyson Felix and securing the country’s only good medal in the process. Miller, who made courtesy calls with both the Prime Minister […]

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University Transition Date Set

Fourteen years after the vision was articulated by Prime Minister Perry Christie, The Ministry of Education yesterday announced the charter date for the official transitioning of The College of The Bahamas to a university is November 10, 2016. Education Minister Fitzgerald in bringing remarks at the ceremony held at the COB Harry C. Moore Library, […]

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