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$3.5 Million MARCO Alert Contract Signed

The Bahamas yesterday joined 18 other countries with child abduction alert systems, after signing a $3.5 million contract with Bahamian company Multimedia Technologies for the long-awaited MARCO Alert System.  This system implemented on the eve of Marco Archer’s 19th birthday, is patterned after the Amber Alert system in the United States.  Minister of National Security […]

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Junior Doctors Strike

Junior doctors at Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) stood in the rain on Wednesday morning to strike in solidarity after not receiving their holiday pay from the Public Hospitals Authority (PHA).  All non-essential services were removed and only emergency staff remained on the job.  According to President of the Bahamas Doctors Union (BHA) Dr. Melisande Bassett, […]

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St. Cecilia Break in

Church Desecrated

Shattered glass and a broken door handle led to a trail of damages as a result of an overnight break-in at St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church, which left the place of worship desecrated.  The contents of drawers and cupboards were thrown across the floor. Deacon Danny Price was the first on the scene early Monday morning […]

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95% of UB’s Freshmen Receive Free Tuition

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis visited the University of The Bahamas yesterday to observe the progress of the government’s newly implemented Tertiary Grant Program, which assists 95 percent of UB’s new students by offering free tuition.  During his visit, Dr. Minnis was questioned about the government’s decision to drop the qualifying GPA from 4.0 to 2.0.  “Three-point […]

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‘Load Shedding Crisis’- PM Visits BPL Clifton Pier Plant

Acknowledging that consistent load shedding throughout New Providence is a ‘crisis,’ Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis toured the Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) Clifton Pier and Baillou Hills generation plants on Sunday. During the tour, the prime minister was briefed by BPL CEO Whitney Heastie and the Minister of Public Works Desmond Bannister on the […]

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PM Told ‘Look Inward’

Progressive Liberal Party Chairman Fred Mitchell said the Free National Movement should take a good look at itself before lecturing the PLP about governance, as Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis should find a remedy to bring healing to the many unresolved national issues. “Dr. Minnis who purported to have all of the solutions while in […]

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A Future Secured

Minister of Education Jeffrey Lloyd promised the nation’s youth that their future is secured under the Free National Movement (FNM) government which has made progress in providing access to free education and employment opportunities. During his keynote address at the FNM’s Torchbearers Youth Convention at Melia Nassau Beach Resort yesterday, Lloyd reminded young people that […]

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‘Tourism’s Hot’

As visitor arrivals in The Bahamas continue to increase, Minister of Tourism Dionisio D’Aguilar assured that “tourism is hot” and predicted that more than seven million tourists will visit the country this year. “And, because tourism is so hot, our economy is growing and creating more and more employment opportunities for our young people!” D’Aguilar […]

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Customs Fraud Fighting Initiative Launched

The Bahamas Customs Department and Deputy Prime Minister Peter Turnquest introduced the new online portal Click2 Clear, which is designed to protect against customs fraud. During a press conference on Wednesday at the Ministry of Finance, they laid out the government’s public education campaign to unveil this latest initiative.  In addition to protecting against fraud, […]

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PM Calls BPL Service ‘Unacceptable’

Admitting that he is “deeply unhappy” that Bahamians are suffering from the vexing load shedding issue, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis called Bahamas Power and Light’s (BPL) service “unacceptable,” but assured that the company is currently carrying out a temporary plan to mitigate its shortfall in generation. “It is expected to provide relief to residents […]

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