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New System For The Ministry of Finance

Deputy Prime Minister Peter Turnquest revealed  last Friday that  some changes on tap for the Ministry of Finance.  He said one of them is the Public Financial Management Legislation; a proposed law that is  expected to replace and modernize the  Financial  Administration  Act along with several other proposed laws. This will “more clearly define  the […]

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Acting Chief Justice Laments “Tenuous Position”

Pomp and pageantry of the opening of the legal year aside, Acting Chief Justice Vera Watkins, used the occasion to lament that not having a substantive Chief Justice presents a tremendous challenge for the judiciary,  as no long-term plans can be made.  This year’s Opening of the Legal Year was the second time that the […]

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Crime Decreased By 8 Per Cent

The Royal Bahamas Police Force  reports  a decrease of 8 per cent in crime   in the country  over the past 12 months.   The information was revealed in a 16-page report released during  Police Commissioner Anthony Ferguson’s Annual Meet the Press  yesterday morning.   Mr. Ferguson said,  “I am happy to report that the […]

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Pastor Ed Allen Dies

The Christian community in the Bahamas is  mourning the  death of the Founding Pastopr of Abundant L:ife Church, Pastor Ed Allen. The  89-year old  religious leader over the years built a  reputation  as an outstanding  Evangelist and Pastor of the Bretheren denomination in the Bahamas. A statement from the Progressive Liberal Party said  “the party […]

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Compendium of Bills To Avoid Blacklisting

The government is  hoping to get consensus on a compendium of bills essentially aimed at ensuring The Bahamas is not again blacklisted. Such a  decision  could very well result in an undermining of the country’s competitiveness and growth development, causing serious damage to its reputation. Leading off the debate in the House of Assembly yesterday […]

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DOCTORS STRIKE

Consultant Physicians employed  by the Public Hospitals Authority are on strike. The group of about 120 senior doctors made good on the results of  the  October strike poll and withdrew their services. Consultant Physician Staff Association President Dr. Locksley Munroe’s said this stems from issues dating back to 2016. “We submitted our templates up to […]

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Marvin Dames on Murders (2)

Dames responds to call for his resignation

National Security Minister Marvin Dames has responded to an online petition which called for his resignation in the wake of what some  believe  was negligence on the part of Police and Defence Force personnel. The criticism of the Minister arose as a result of  the initial search and rescue efforts for missing pilot Byron Ferguson. […]

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BAHAMIANS FED-UP

Irate Bahamians fed-up with high electricity bills among other things,  yesterday delivered on their promise by showing up in  a mass protest demonstration on Bay Street.  Decrying the increasing cost of electricity in the country, along with  other vexing issues, the group marched to Bay Street from the headquarters of  Bahamas Power and Light on […]

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MINISTER COMMENDS SEARCH AND RESCUE EFFORTS

An Abaconian diver has joined  Police and Defense Force divers in the search for missing pilot Byron Ferguson and his six seater Aztec.  The diver  who prefers to remain  nameless, used special diving equipment to go to depths of 404 feet, which is a little over 200 more than Defense and Police officers were able […]

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Pieces of the missing plane found

Twelve  divers  early Thursday afternoon  persevered and found  pieces of the six seater  plane of missing  pilot Byron Ferguson. Less than an hour after setting off and just .2miles from where the Aztec went down, the  divers found  a piece of the tail of the aircraft, the nose, the battery and Ferguson’s flight plan which […]

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