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‘PM Favoured Dominica More After Hurricane’


Pineridge Member of Parliament Frederick McAlpine lambasted Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis’ reaction post Hurricane Dorian and compared that response to the to the response given to the people of Dominica in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in 2017. Mr. McAlpine, during his contribution on the Disaster Preparedness and Response Amendment 2019 Bill, alluded that […]

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‘Don’t Rush Disaster Bill’

Not one to mince words, Pineridge Member of Parliament Frederick McAlpine urged the government not to rush the proposed Disaster Preparedness and Response Amendment Bill 2019. During his contribution to debate on the bill in the House of Assembly yesterday, Mr. McAlpine advised the government to slow down while in the process of passing the […]

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Cooper Against Disaster Bill

Progressive Liberal Party Deputy Leader Chester Cooper expressed his disapproval of the Disaster Preparedness and Response Amendment Bill 2019, which seeks to implement forced mandatory evacuations.  Debate on the bill continued yesterday in the House of Assembly, where Cooper said he cannot support the bill because it offends Article 29 of the Constitution. “From all […]

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Baha Mar Suffers $10 Million Loss

Baha Mar President Grame Davis revealed yesterday that Hurricane Dorian has had a temporary impact on the resort, as September and October has seen a falloff in bookings, resulting in a $10 million loss. However, Davis is confident that this will only be temporary. “As far as the long-term outlook, we are now starting to […]

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PTSD Rises Among GB Residents

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) revealed this week that there is a rise in post traumatic stress disorder and depression among Grand Bahama residents post Hurricane Dorian. “Dr. Gregory Swann says that they are about 90 percent completed in their mental and emotional assessment of all government employees post Hurricane Dorian,” NEMA explained in […]

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Chipman Shows PM ‘Political Sellout’

Centreville Member of Parliament Reece Chipman provided more reasons as to why he resigned from the Free National Movement and questioned whether being a part of the party is being loyal, having integrity or being a political sellout. Mr. Chipman expressed he reasons during yesterday’s session of the House of Assembly, where he also criticized […]

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$300 Million Baha Mar Expansion

A heads of agreement was signed yesterday at the Cabinet Office for Baha Mar’s second phase, a $300 million undertaking that will take the mega resort’s total investment to $4.8 billion.  Baha Mar President Graeme Davis said the mega expansion will provide nearly 500 direct permanent jobs and over 1,000 indirect jobs. More than 80 […]

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Draft Public Procurement Bill Published Represents ‘Sea-change’ for Fairness and Gov’t Transparency

The Ministry of Finance published the draft Public Procurement Bill on Tuesday for public consultation, paving the way for the full modernization of government protocols for contracts for goods and services.  The new draft bill calls for the regular publication of contracts awarded to vendors, including public disclosures of basic contract details, such as the […]

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23-Year-Old Charged With Murder

Twenty-three-year old Stephon Davis was remanded to the Bahamas Department of Corrections (BDOC) after being charged in a Magistrate’s Court with one count of murder in the shooting death of Anthony Wright. According to police, on September 15, Wright was standing in front of a home on First Street, Coconut Grove shortly before 7 p.m., […]

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Bloody Holiday – Man Shot By Police

National Heroes Day, observed on Monday, was marred by several shooting incidents. According to police, shortly after 11 a.m. a police officer was on routine patrol when he observed a male riding an unlicensed motorcycle.  The officer attempted to stop the driver, who continued speeding. The officer followed the driver and as they were on […]

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