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“THE POINTE” NOT IN BREACH

Minister of Labour Dion Foulkes  has  revealed that the principals of The Pointe  under construction on Bay Street are not in breach of the Heads of Agreement with the government.  The Minister released the findings of a workforce census into the $200m development yesterday.  There were reports that there is a disproportionate number of Chinese […]

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Sands: “Nurses Under Appreciated”

Despite the challenge the country faced on Monday, when public sector nurses chose to stage a sick out, Health Minister Dr. Duane Sands has  acknowledged that nurses have been under appreciated, and that they should be shown that their services are valuable.  Dr. Sands was responding to questions of whether the group put together to […]

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DPM Refutes Claim Of Our Lucaya Sale Collapse

Debunking claims by former Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Chairman, Bradley Roberts that the sale of Grand Lucaya Resort, in Grand Bahama has been a constant on again off again, Deputy Prime Minister Peter Turnquest said it was all a false claim. In  a recent statement, Mr. Roberts suggested that the sale of the resort had  […]

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ROBERTS SAYS OUR LUCAYA SALE COLLAPSED… AGAIN  

Former Minister of Works Bradley Roberts is suggesting that  the  sale of  the Our Lucaya Hotel property in Grand Bahama has collapsed. In a commentary to the Media, the former Chairman of  the Progressive Liberal Party  wrote, “It has come to my attention that the now infamous on again, off again sale of the Lucaya […]

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Blacklisting Jitters- – -DPM Surpised By EU Move

The government is disappointed to have learned that the European Union (EU) Code of Conduct Group (COCG) will be making a recommendation to the Council of the European Union this week to include The Bahamas on the EU list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes. It is understood that a high level delegation from the […]

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Two Men Arraigned For Murder

Two men have been formally  charged for their alleged involvement in two recent homicides. In the first case, 18-year-old Deante Pinder appeared before Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson Pratt yesterday on two counts of murder and one count of attempted murder. The particulars  are that on February 16th , Pinder concerned with others caused the deaths […]

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New British Prosecutor In Smith’s Trial

The prosecution in the high-profile Frank Smith extortion trial has added   London based Queen’s Counsel  Edward Jenkins  to take the lead in the case. Appearing before Chief Magistrate Joyanne Ferguson-Pratt, the former prosecutor, Anthony Delaney attempted to make an application for submission and suggested the “housekeeping” matters that arose warranted a private hearing. However, […]

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“Sea Wolf” Sails Home – -Olympian Sir Durward Dies

Sir Durward Knowles, the first Bahamian to win a medal at an Olympic event and who was recently recognized as the world’s oldest living Olympian has died at age  100. Sir Durward rose to prominence after he became the Bahamas’ first Olympic medalist when he won the bronze in sailing with Sloane Farrington in Melbourne, […]

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Blaze Erupts At Thomas A Robinson Stadium

Several Bleachers were extensively damaged yesterday as the Announcer’s booth at the old Thomas A. Robinson Stadium went up in flames. In an interview with The Journal, Fire Chief Superintendent Walter Evans said the exact cause of the blaze is yet to be determined, but the damage to the immediate area was extensive. “Shortly before […]

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PM Receives JCN Person Of The Year Award

Most Cabinet Ministers and a cross-section of the Bahamian society filed the Jones Communications Media Center Friday evening as the leading media company hosted its 17th annual Civil Society and Person of the Year Awards ceremony. The special event was created to honour Bahamians who have used “head, heart and hand” to make outstanding contributions […]

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