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Repairs at Stephen Dillet Primary Delayed

The $2.4 million repair of Stephen Dillet Primary School is not going according to plan as there seems to be delays. Minister of Education Jeffrey Lloyd revealed on Wednesday that construction will be delayed by one week for the installment of new furniture and equipments. Lloyd estimates about “75 percent or maybe 80 percent” of […]

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NIB Manager on Bribery and Extortion Charges

A former National Insurance Board employee was arraigned yesterday in the Magistrate’s Court on bribery and extortion charges.     Selena Sweeting, 56, pleaded not guilty to one count of bribery and another count of extortion, as she appeared before Chief Magistrate Joyanne Ferguson-Pratt. The particulars are that while working as a project manager at […]

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151 Haitian Migrants Apprehended

A total of 151 Haitian migrants were apprehended in Bahamian waters in two separate incidents between August 9 -11. In the first incident on August 9, the U.S. Coast Guard vessel with a Defence Force shiprider on board apprehended 73 Haitian migrants aboard a freighter. Under the Comprehensive Maritime Agreement between the U.S. and The […]

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PLP to Protest ‘Injustices’

Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) supporters are expected to hold a public demonstration to voice their frustrations over what they allege are “injustices” in regards to the arrests of several former PLP Cabinet ministers and members of parliament. This was revealed by Opposition Senator Fred Mitchell during a PLP meeting in Dundas Town, Abaco over the […]

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PM Focuses on Young Entrepreneurs

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis assured yesterday that youth entrepreneurial empowerment will be the government’s major focus which is considered as a measure to tackle problems such as unemployment, crime and social issues. Dr. Minnis addressed the government’s commitment to youth entrepreneurial empowerment during the launch of Bahamas Striping Group of Companies Investment Group. Bahamas […]

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Tourism Signs MOU with Airbnb

The Ministry of Tourism signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Airbnb Inc. representatives yesterday to implement a new legislation which will require that a tax be paid on vacation rental home businesses. Minister of Tourism Dionisio D’Aguilar said the new legislation will put in place a modern regulatory framework within which vacation home rentals […]

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Govt to Inject $166 million in BOB

The government has agreed to allow the special purpose vehicle Bahamas Resolve Ltd. (Resolve) to acquire $166 million in impaired commercial loans from Bank of The Bahamas Limited (BOB), shareholders learned on Wednesday evening at the bank’s annual general meeting held at Breezes Resort on Cable Beach. According to Wayne Aranha, chairman of the bank, […]

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Gibson on Bribery Charge- -Granted $40,000 Bail

Former Minister of Labour and National Insurance Shane Gibson was granted $40,000 bail with two sureties less than one hour after he was arraigned in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday on 39 counts of bribery and extortion and one count of misconduct while in public office. According to Gibson’s attorney Anthony McKinney, QC, the extortion and […]

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PM Touts Albany’s Development

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis in continuing his tour of major hotel properties said he was impressed with the Albany luxury resort in western New Providence. The prime minister along with his Cabinet toured the 600 acre ocean side property yesterday. Right before the tour, Albany’s developer Christopher Anand delivered an almost two hour presentation […]

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Police Not Worried About Murder Count

When asked to confirm the official murder count this year, Acting Commissioner of Police Anthony Ferguson said his team is not too focused on counting bodies, but preventing the act from occurring in the first place. In his first official press briefing yesterday in the new role as acting commissioner of police, Mr. Ferguson sidestepped […]

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