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WSC REFUTES CONCH POISONING ALLEGATIONS

The Water and Sewerage Corporation(WSC), distancing itself from all assertions that its Malcolm Park improvement works is related to the recent conch poisoning cases in New Providence. The WSC said it’s been deliberate in its efforts to ensure the availability of clean, potable water at Arawak Cay, Potter’s Cay Dock and the  Montagu Ramp Several […]

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Irate Straw Vendor Wants Audit

One New Providence straw vendor is calling on the government to conduct an internal audit of the Straw Market’s accounts department.   Sharon Carey, who has been a straw vendor since 2001, claims she has been locked out of her stall from March 29th of this year, for alleged back payments.   The only thing is, […]

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Prime Minister Plans to Meet Nurses Again

Amid the brewing unrest between the Bahamas Nurses Union (BNU) and the Ministry of Labour, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis said this past Saturday that he plans to review the matter and meet with them shortly. He said, “I have asked the nurses if they can commence relevant communication with the relevant Ministry authority and […]

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MEDICAL MARIJUANA COMMITTEE AGREED

The Cabinet has approved a medical marijuana committee, although the names of the individuals have not been announced. Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis said, “we now have to write the various different entities – Chamber of Commerce, University of The Bahamas, COBUS (SGA), business leagues. There are different entities so that they can send their […]

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LEGAL ACTION PLANNED FOR DENYING CHILDREN SCHOOLING

Local activist group, Rights Bahamas plans to take legal action over children reportedly denied schooling. In a statement, Rights Bahamas Education Committee Chairman, Dawrin Thompson argued that despite Education Minister, Jeffery Lloyd’s decree that no child in The Bahamas shall be denied the right to an education, certain public schools continue to demand proof of […]

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Lawyers Slam Hotel Purchase

Two of Her Majesty’s Queens Counsels  have roundly  criticized the decision by the Minnis administration to purchase the Grand Lucayan Resort in Freeport Grand Bahama. Making their contributions to the now controversial decision  onthe Love 97 Radio Afternoon Show “On Point”,  Attorneys Fred Smith and Maurice Glinton, two senior members of the Bahamas Bar condemned […]

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JUVENILE ARRAIGNED FOR MURDER

A teen boy, is one of four young men charged with two separate murders yesterday. The minor was formally charged along with 18-year-old, Reno Solomon of Acklins Street and 19-year-old Katraz Coakley of Yellow Elder in connection with the June 16th death of Ronald Williams. The trio was not required to enter a plea, and […]

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“AG DEFENDS GOV’T DECISION TO SEEK OUTSIDE COUNSEL.”

Attorney General, Carl Bethel has defended the government’s decision to hire outside attorneys, in an effort to win its case to demolish Shantytowns. The AG argued that the cost of doing nothing is far greater, than the cost of this. “I don’t know why they would broadcast their terror at the thought of us having […]

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SCHOOL RENOVATIONS PROGRESSING

With a new school year on the horizon, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis accompanied by Education Minister Jeffery Lloyd, toured a few public schools this weekend to ensure a safe and functional fall semester. Issues like leaky roofs, damaged ceilings, and termite infested cabinets will be addressed, according to representatives from the ministry of works. […]

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PUBLIC SCHOOLS TO BE DIGITIZED THIS YEAR

Minister of Education Jeffery Lloyd has revealed a few technological advancements set by his ministry to catapult students into 21st century learning. Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis announced during the school tour this weekend that S.C. Mcpherson Junior High School will have Wi-Fi starting next month and other public schools will follow this trend. Minister […]

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