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Sands: Gov’t committed to right balance of professionals for healthcare

The Government of The Bahamas is committed to ensuring that the country has the right balance of doctors, nurses and all of the other professionals required for the advancement of healthcare moving forward, Minister of Health Dr. the Hon. Duane E.L. Sands said Monday. “Our government has recognized the value of a holistic approach to […]

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COOPER HIGHLIGHTS DISMAL ECONOMIC INDICATORS

Opposition Deputy Chester Cooper said the reality on theground for most Bahamians is harshly different than the rosy picture thegovernment wishes to paint of the economy. While the government he said is basking in the glow of praise from the IMF, indicators in the country are dismal.  In a statement released  yesterday, Mr. Cooper said the […]

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DPM: “THE COUNTRY ON THE RIGHT TRACK”

The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, K. Peter Turnquest says, “It is clear from the IMF’s initial Article IV assessment that the reform agenda of the Minnis-led administration is moving the country in the right track. The economy is getting stronger.”   In a statement yesterday, Mr. Turnquest said, “The fiscal measures to raise […]

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MINISTER’S COST ON HOUSING DISPUTED

Former Chairman of The Bahamas Mortgage Corporation (BMC) Alex Storr yesterday labelled Housing Minister Romauld Ferriera’s comments on housing prices under the previous administration as nonsensical, erroneous, and baseless.  According to Minister Ferreira, homes constructed under the former administration were overpriced by  tens of thousands of dollars.  The Minister’s  comment was in response to the argument that […]

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No Movement with Grand Lucayan VSEPs

Tourism Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar is inviting the Bahamas Hotel Managerial Union to call him after having no luck reaching its executives for the past seven to eight days. This all stemmed from ongoing negotiations between managers of the Grand Lucayan Resort and the government over voluntary separation packages. Minister D’Aguilar called the entire situation alarming,  […]

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Minister Commends Police In Abductions Probe

National Security Minister Marvin Dames yesterday  commended the Royal Bahamas Police Force for the arrest of those believed to be responsible for the abductions. “This is a clear example of where we’re trying to take the Royal Bahamas Police Force  and all of our law enforcement agencies. We have the confidence in the men and […]

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WATER SUPPLY DISRUPTED IN LABOUR DISPUTE

Despite the threat of dismissal of members of the  Bahamas Utilities Services and Allied Workers Union (BUSAWU)  for  participating in what Water and Sewerage Chairman calls an “illegal strike”, BUSAWU’S President Dwayne Woods insists that what its members are doing is not a strike.  However the water supply in several areas of New Providence was […]

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Union Calls For WSC Chairman Removal

Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC) Union members are  calling for the removal of the Chairman, Adrian Gibson and General Manager, Elwood Donaldson “post haste” from their respective positions. President, Officers and Union members of the Bahamas Utilities Services and Allied Workers Union (BUSAWU) “withdrew their enthusiasm ” yesterday morning, staging a sit out on the […]

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FREAK ACCIDENT IN GB SHIPYARD

The work day at The Grand Bahama Shipyard was cut short yesterday following what is being described as  a freak accident on the property.  Superintendent Walter Henderson explained that during police investigations, they discovered that one of the cranes being used to conduct repairs on the Oasis of the Seas cruise ship collapsed.  He said, […]

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Realtors Disappointed in Lucayan Deal

President of the Bahamas Real Estate Association (BREA) Christine Wallace-Whitfield blasted Lucayan Renewal Holdings yesterday  for ignoring local professionals and using a foreign firm to list the Grand Lucayan Hotel and Port Lucaya. In a press release she said,“there are more than 700 licensed real estate professionals in The Bahamas, many with firms that have […]

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