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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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Morton Salt Workers To Stage Strike Vote

The Bahamas Industrial Manufacturers and Allied Workers Union (BIM&AWU) is planning to stage a strike vote, according to the Union’s President, Jennifer Brown. Ten months ago, executives of BIM and AWU  met with Morton Salt Limited to negotiate a new industrial agreement. That agreement expired February of this year. Since then, the parties have exchanged […]

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BPL consumers outraged

The soaring cost of electricity has many Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) customers outraged.  The  angst and frustration of many of the callers into Love 97’s daily talk show “Issues of the Day” yesterday  came from around the Bahamas.  “We’ve been having 50-year-old problems in this country. The Bahamian people have been saddled with this […]

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“CURB POWER COST” – -Says BPL Union leader

The spike in Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) electricity prices has left quite a number of Bahamians in a bind, and the President of the Bahamas Electrical Workers Union yesterday urged the government and the company to take action.  The electricity company has gone on record saying that this 22 per cent increase is due […]

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Gaming Operators And Gov’t At Impasse

The Attorney General’s office and gaming house operators are  at an impasse in a legal dispute over taxes.    Attorney General, Carl Bethel, who spoke to reporters before a Cabinet  meeting on Tuesday said, “we are in discussions with the attorneys for the Gaming house operators. We don’t accept their interpretation of the law, we […]

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BCPOU FILES TRADE DISPUTE AGAINST BTC

The Bahamas Communications and Public Officers Union (BCPOU) yesterday filed an industrial trade dispute with the Department of Labour against the Bahamas Telecommunications Company Limited (BTC) as the company continues  downsizing.  In a  press  release issued last night, The BCPOU noted that BTC has failed to bargain in good faith and to  renew the Industrial […]

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PLP leader hears vendors concerns

Calling it a “fact finding mission,” Opposition Leader Philip Davis, yesterday visited the Downtown Straw Market to speak to vendors about their various concerns. Some of  the issues  include  being without light for over a year, and the seizing and dumping of items from stalls of delinquent stall owners. Mr. Davis argued that the “backbone” […]

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Gov’t To Revamp Immigration Policies

Discussions on the framework and regulatory procedures to encourage and support crypto currency assets and related instruments will be a key talking point at the Grand Bahama Technology Summit, as Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis says steps must be taken to position the country as a technology centre of the region. While presenting the keynote […]

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Pilot’s Family Disputes Minister’s Claim

The family of missing pilot, Byron Ferguson contends that he did file a flight plan, despite conflicting reports that he did not.  Still hoping and while still carrying on searches of their own, young Ferguson’s brother, Bjorn Ferguson said his brother who has at least 20-years of experience flying did file a flight plan, something […]

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Visa Fraud Allegations Investigated By Police

Attorney General Carl Bethel says that his office will carry out due administration of law  in The Bahamas in regard to recent information surfacing surrounding alleged visa fraud in the Department of Immigration. Speaking with reporters just before the weekly Cabinet meeting, Mr. Bethel said that when he learned of the allegations, he instructed that […]

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