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Minister of Tourism, Aviation & Bahamasair Dionisio D'Aguilar gives his contribution in the House of Assembly yesterday.

Abaco Airport Workers Walkout

Security officers at the Leonard M. Thompson International Airport in Marsh Harbour, Abaco walked off the job on Saturday. Minister of Tourism and Aviation Dionisio D’Aguilar told The Bahama Journal yesterday that the security officers walked off the job because of poor working conditions at the airport following Hurricane Dorian. “I’m led to believe that […]

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PM Assesses Abaco

Sandbank Shantytown Cleared – PM Assesses Abaco Cleanup Progress

Following the prime minister’s weekend trip to assess the progress of the government’s cleanup plan for Abaco, the Office of the Prime Minister confirmed that debris in the Sandbank shantytown has been cleared. The government is executing its clean-up plan on Abaco through the Ministry of Works and the Ministry of the Environment and Housing, […]

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‘Abaco Needs Resilient Building’ -Henfield Concerned NGOs May Leave

North Abaco Member of Parliament Darren Henfield stressed the need for Abaco to build resilient, so as to better withstand hurricanes like Dorian. Additionally, Henfield said in the House of Assembly yesterday that more than 4,000 nongovernmental organizations were in Abaco post Dorian.  While in New York, he added that a number of countries pledged […]

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Cooper Against Disaster Bill

Progressive Liberal Party Deputy Leader Chester Cooper expressed his disapproval of the Disaster Preparedness and Response Amendment Bill 2019, which seeks to implement forced mandatory evacuations.  Debate on the bill continued yesterday in the House of Assembly, where Cooper said he cannot support the bill because it offends Article 29 of the Constitution. “From all […]

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$300 Million Baha Mar Expansion

A heads of agreement was signed yesterday at the Cabinet Office for Baha Mar’s second phase, a $300 million undertaking that will take the mega resort’s total investment to $4.8 billion.  Baha Mar President Graeme Davis said the mega expansion will provide nearly 500 direct permanent jobs and over 1,000 indirect jobs. More than 80 […]

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Tourist Arrivals Down

Tourist arrivals are expected to take a hit since Hurricane Dorian ransacked Abaco and Grand Bahama leaving behind a trail of devastation.  Officials project a nearly 10 percent decrease by the end of the year. Still, Minister of Tourism Dionisio D’Aguilar is optimistic visitor arrivals will bounce back and quickly.  “Our decrease is around 9 […]

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Gov’t May Reduce Timeline to Declare Missing Dead

The government is considering reducing the time for a person to officially be declared dead, according to Minister of Health Dr. Duane Sands. It’s a burning concern for many considering that hundreds of people are still missing in hurricane torn Abaco and Grand Bahama. Currently, it could take up to seven years for a person […]

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National Honours

21 Receive National Honours

Scores of Bahamians gathered at Government House yesterday to witness more than 20 Bahamians receive the investiture of National Honours 2019 at Government House. The honours bestowed were the Order of The Bahamas, the Order of Distinction, the Order of Merit and the Order of the Lignum Vitae.  Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis in his […]

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Farewell to Former MP

Family, friends, parliamentarians and officials gathered to pay their respects to former Cabinet Minister and businessman Tennyson Wells during his funeral at Christ Church Cathedral on Friday. Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis gave his condolences to Well’s wife Stephanie, the bereaved family and Well’s colleagues.  He remembered him not only as a “noted and capable” […]

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Centreville Member of Partliament Reece Chipman gives his contribution inside of the House of Assembly yesterday.

Chipman Leaves FNM

Centreville Member of Parliament Reece Chipman resigned from the Free National Movement (FMN) on Thursday because of partisan politics and “insecure leadership”. He sent his resignation letter to FNM Chairman Carl Culmer and House Speaker Halson Moultrie and explained that he can better serve his constituents by going independent. Chipman asked Moultrie to be reseated in […]

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