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Bethel: Portions of Baha Mar Deal Remain Sealed

After promising to unseal the Baha Mar deal, followed up by an announcement last Tuesday that it happened, Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs Carl Bethel announced in the Senate last Friday that certain portions of the deal will remain sealed. “Madam President, we are cognizant that there remain other commercially sensitive documents which […]

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Blood Banks Critically Low – -ALIV Partners with Friends of the Blood Bank

A country with a population nearing almost 400,000, The Bahamas’ blood banks are at a critically low point, particularly the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) whose blood bank is operating in the deficit according to Dr. Duvaughn Curling, chief of transfusion medicine at PMH. Speaking with reporters at a recent press conference, Dr. Curling gave insight […]

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Baha Mar Deal Unsealed – – -1,200 Work Permits Granted to China Construction

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis said the government has unsealed the Baha Mar deal and pursuant to an application made by the Office of the Attorney General, the Supreme Court has granted its sanction and approval for the disclosure and release of the Heads of Terms. “I now have the honour and pleasure to table […]

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Nottage ‘Gravely Ill’

Former Minister of National Security Dr. Bernard Nottage is fighting for his life after he was hospitalized yesterday. Progressive Liberal Party Chairman Bradley Roberts confirmed yesterday evening that Dr. Nottage was hospitalized at the Doctor’s Hospital Intensive Care Unit and he is “gravely ill.” The Bahama Journal is not certain as to what illness the […]

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Lloyd Plans to Address Teacher Shortage

Minister of Education Jeffrey Lloyd revealed yesterday that an “aggressive teacher recruitment exercise” was held recently to find educators to fill various positions. The Bahama Journal spoke with Mr. Lloyd before the weekly Cabinet meeting where he revealed that there is a teacher shortage in several subject areas. “In particular, these areas such as math […]

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Police Probe Govt Ministries

Minister of National Security Marvin Dames said perpetrators responsible for the waste of millions of dollars in various ministries, no matter who they are, if found guilty will be brought to justice. Speaking to reporters outside of Cabinet yesterday morning, Mr. Dames said the commissioner of police has indicated that given the growing number of […]

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“Budget Lacks Vision,” Says Davis

Opposition Leader Philip Davis scolded the government’s fiscal plans yesterday, while painting a picture clearly opposed to the one that Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis presented when the House of Assembly opened last month. During the wrap-up of the Progressive Liberal Party’s (PLP) contribution to the debate on the 2017/2018 Budget Communication in the House […]

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22-Year-Old Charged with Attempted Murder 

Everette Strachan, 22, was yesterday charged with one count attempted murder and one count grievous harm before Magistrate Andrew Forbes. It is alleged that on May 14, 2017 Strachan did attempt to end the life of Leroy Ferguson. As the offense is nonbailable, Strachan was not required to entertain a plea and was told by […]

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“Economic Growth Requires Diversity,” Says PM

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis during his remarks at the Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA) board of directors and membership meeting yesterday, sparked conversation on diversity in the growth of the economy, when he address the gathering at the British Colonial Hilton. Speaking to members of various sectors of the tourism industry, Dr. Minnis […]

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$280 Million for Education

One of the nation’s largest ministries has been earmarked a budget of some $280 million, 60 per cent of which will go to personal emoluments and according to Minister of Education Jeff Lloyd, like many other ministries, a cleanup must be done as a number of recent hires seemed to have happened not long before […]

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