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$8.3 Million Road Traffic Upgrade

The Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Transport and Aviation signed an $8.3 million contract with an international revenue management company, Datatorque, for the modernization of the Road Traffic Department. Approximately 13 months ago, the Ministry of Transport and Aviation in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance, were searching for a company to carry [...]

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JCN Partners With Cancer Society for $3 Million Telethon

Several media houses in the country, including Jones Communication Network (JCN), are partnering with the Cancer Society of The Bahamas for its inaugural $3 million building fund telethon. President of the Cancer Society of The Bahamas Laverne Wildgoose said, “Bahamian leaders including business persons, government officials and professionals will pool their efforts to handle phone [...]

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Filipino Died While Working on Vessel

Police in Abaco are investigating the death of a 49-year-old male Philippine national, who died while working on a vessel docked in Marsh Harbour. According to reports, on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 shortly before 2 p.m., the man was on the vessel and reportedly on top of a container when he accidently slipped and fell [...]

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DPM Robbery Suspect Awaits Bail

Jeffrey King, one of three male suspects accused of the December 16, 2013 robbery at the deputy prime minister’s home, will have to wait another week before he finds out whether or not he will be granted bail. King, 25, appeared before Supreme Court Justice Vera Watkins on Tuesday afternoon for an expected ruling on [...]

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Smith Applauds Gov’t on Freedom of Information

Smith Applauds Gov’t on Freedom of Information

Grand Bahama Human Rights Association President Fred Smith, QC, applauded the government yesterday for presenting a draft of the Freedom of Information Bill. During an interview with The Bahama Journal, Smith said the bill demonstrates the government’s genuine and sincere commitment to democracy. “I am absolutely thrilled and wish to extend congratulations to Minister Fitzgerald [...]

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Kelly’s Announces Bride of the Year

Kelly’s Announces Bride of the Year

Kelly’s 23rd Bride of the Year Erin Brown-Brown might also be the Mother of the Year or the Disabled Person of the Year. Stalked by tragedy, she turns each blow into a challenge and then into success which she shares with those around her. There was not a dry eye in the room when Kelly’s [...]

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GBS Hosts Inaugural Health Fair

Over 400 employees from the Grand Bahama Shipyard (GBS) along with their families, invested in their health over the weekend. GBS which is one of the biggest ship repair companies in the region, houses three floating docks that feature all the capabilities and resources for dry-docking, repairs, upgrades and conversions of ships, as well as [...]

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Stabbing Death at Potter’s Cay

A man was stabbed to death yesterday at Potter’s Cay Dock. According to police reports, shortly after 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, a man was involved in an argument with another man at Potter’s Cay Dock. During that argument, one of the men stabbed the other critically injuring him. Shortly after, the victim was rushed to [...]

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Grand Bahama Gospel Concert to Assist Pastor Lindy Russell

Grand Bahama Gospel Concert to Assist Pastor Lindy Russell

Minister for Grand Bahama Dr. Michael Darville announced a gospel concert in aid of former Parliamentarian Pastor Lindy Russell’s medical expenses at a press conference on Monday at the Ministry of Grand Bahama. The concert is scheduled for June 7, 2015 at the Eight Mile Rock High School Gymnasium. Dr. Darville said as a result [...]

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Bahamas Roadmasters Partners With HITS to Host Marathon

An American based organization “Horse Shows in the Sun” (HITS) announced its partnership with Bahamas Roadmasters on Tuesday to host The Bahamas Half Marathon/10K and HITS Running Festivals Half Marathon Championships. The event which is slated for November 22 and it will not only bring international attention, but yield economic growth for the Bahamian economy. [...]

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