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Union will take action following AG’s decision

Several trade union heads gathered yesterday during a press conference at the Bahamas Hotel Maintenance and Allied Workers Union Headquarters to voice their discontentment with the signing of a nolle prosequi by Attorney General Allyson Maynard, which terminated a lawsuit by the union against two Sandal’s Royal Bahamas executives.   Sandals General Manager Gary Williams, […]

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Straw Vendors Honoured

Dozens of straw vendors were honoured for their contribution to the Bahamian community at large during a ceremony held near Woods Rodgers Wharf Thursday afternoon. Key Speaker Deputy Prime Minister Philip ‘Brave’ Davis commended straw vendors, straw practitioners and wood carvers and reminded them that they catapulted individuals – including him – to where they are today. […]

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Should The Government Play Dead?

By P.J. Malone Fred Smith has attempted to create a constitutional crisis with all of his machinations on behalf of hedge-fund billionaire Louis Bacon and Save The Bays, and then expects the Government of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas to turn around and play dead. It appears that Save The Bays Director and attorney, Fred […]

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PM Gives Positive Outlook for Abaco

Prime Minister Perry Christie this week said Abaco has the potential for unlimited growth. Having welcomed nearly 100,000 visitors by air last year, Abaco positioned itself as one of only three islands here in The Bahamas that was able to meet or exceed the region’s overall growth rate of seven (7.3) percent in foreign air […]

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McWeeney: AG Did Nothing Wrong

Former Attorney General Sean McWeeney said yesterday that Attorney General Allyson Maynard Gibson acted within her constitutional right when she decided not to prosecute executives of Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort.  On Tuesday, the news of Mrs. Maynard Gibson issuing the nolle prosequi on August 15th surfaced, and many including members of the government said they […]

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CARICOM Regional Standards Being Developed at Local Workshop

The Bahamas Bureau of Standards & Quality (BBSQ) and CARICOM Regional Organization for Standards & Quality (CROSQ) are hosting a week of activities, which includes two workshops, attended by the 15 member states of CROSQ at the British Colonial Hilton.   On September 19-20, a workshop was held focusing on ‘Developing a 5-Year Regional Standards Development […]

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GB Residents Demand Relocation–Residents dying from Cancer

Pinder’s Point and Lewis Yard Environmental Committee representatives Bertrum Pinder and Shuffel Hepburn of Freeport, Grand Bahama are calling on the government to relocate those two communities adding that the vast majority of residents have become ill as a result of emissions from industrial plants in the area. Both men say that over the last […]

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Munroe Says URCA Dropped the Ball

Queen’s Counsel Wayne Munroe yesterday accused the Utilities regulation and Completion Authority (URCA) of not doing its job. This sentiment came after URCA said it found reason to investigate whether ZSR 103.5 fm host of talk show ‘Freedom March’ RodneyMoncur has contravened any of the provisions of the code of practice for content regulation issued […]

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Cartwright: Residents Support Butler Turner

Despite talk of a petition to oust her, Long Island Member of Parliament (MP) Loretta Butler Turner seems to have the backing of many to remain as the island’s representative.  Former MP for Long Island, Larry Cartwright told the Bahama Journal that there is no evidence of an alleged petition to oust the current MP, […]

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Butler Turner Scolds Gov’t Over Sandals Proceedings

The nolle prosequi prosecuted by Attorney General Allyson Maynard Gibson is just another example of the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) putting foreign interests ahead of Bahamians, according to Free National Movement MP for Long Island Loretta Butler Turner. In a press statement yesterday, Mrs. Butler Turner said the move “is a blatant demonstration of the […]

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