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$120 Million Wynn Hotel For Cable Beach

Wynn Development, the company that is hoping to conclude the sale of Grand Lucayan, in Grand Bahama soon, is set to bring an addition to the Cable Beach strip with a multi-million dollar hotel and residence.  The estimated cost of the project is $120 million.   During a groundbreaking ceremony at the proposed site on […]

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BEC BORROWS $211 MILLION

The government has entered into a non-revolving term loan facility agreement with various banks to make  available  a $211 million dollars to BEC. This was announced in the House of Assembly yesterday by the Minister of Works Desmond Bannister who said that the company is presently in a financial crisis. “There’s a number of factors […]

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D’Aguilar Boasts Tourism Growth

Tourism Minister  Dionisio D’Aguilar took delight on how thing have shaped up for the country’s number one industry when he revealed that for the last six months figures show an upward trend leading to double digit growth.  Mr. D’Aguilar confirmed  what Tourism officials boasted just a day before. “Well we have seen upward trends for […]

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Minister Recants On Baha Mar

A Cabinet Minister  has recanted  his criticisms of the mulit-billion dollar resort, Baha Mar. Leading up to the last general elections, Minister of Tourism, Mr. Dionisio D’Aguilar  made scathing  remarks about the Christie administration’s handling of the Baha Mar project. Now he says, his position has changed since he offered those views.  “When I offered […]

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Labour Minister Explains New Appointments

Minister of Labour, Senator Dion Foulkes, said that as a result of wanting to take the labour department of the country in a different direction, there is a shift in management in the Department of Labour.  The appointment of an acting Director of Labour, former Bahamas Public Services Union President, John Pinder, pushed the former […]

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Three To Face Charges For Cocaine

Two males and a female, all from Grand Bahama, are in police custody after they were arrested for Possession of Dangerous Drugs with the intent to Supply and taking Preparatory Steps to export Dangerous Drugs.  On Tuesday 22  May 2018,  shortly before 1:00pm, Drug Enforcement Unit Officers were called to the U.S Pre-Clearance Departure Lounge […]

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“TRAFFIC FATALITY IN GRAND BAHAMA”

Police in Grand Bahama are investigating a traffic accident that has left young man dead. According to reports, shortly before 7:00am, on Tuesday May 22, 2018, police were called to a traffic accident on Queens Highway, in the area of Pelican Lake. When police arrived to the scene, they found a silver four door 2008 […]

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TWO MEN CHARGED WITH RAPE

An alleged rapist formally charged before Deputy Chief Magistrate, Subusola Swain Tuesday.  The suspect, Tavares Eneas, was accused of raping a 22-year-old woman in New Providence on May 19th, 2018.  He was remanded to The Bahamas Department of Corrections, until August 8, 2018.  This while Ricardo Burrows’ charges stemmed from unlawful sexual intercourse and indecent […]

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Cruise Industry Growing in GBI

While cruise ships continue to be a major mode of transportation to and from The Islands Of The Bahamas, Grand Bahama Island has always benefitted from the booming industry.  As interest in the destination has amplified over the years, there has been an increase in the number of new cruise ships calling on Freeport Harbour.  […]

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HOUSE NOT DISABLE FRIENDLY

The Bahamas National Council for The Disabled demonstrated to the House of Assembly  yesterday  that the House is not disable friendly.  This became patently  obvious after a wheelchair bound woman had to be assisted up the stairs of the House of Assembly. Shadow Minister of Social Services and Community Development, Glenys Hanna- Martin said this  […]

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