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Wilchombe Optimistic About GB’s Economy

Wilchombe Optimistic About GB’s Economy

More airlift and a new cruise ship will be coming to Grand Bahama “very soon,” according to Minister of Tourism Obie Wilchcombe. Minister Wilchcombe, who spoke to the Bahama Journal before heading into Cabinet on Tuesday, said initiatives are in the pipeline which should create new jobs for residents on the island. “Truth of the [...]

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Sir Lynden Remembered

Sir Lynden Remembered

It has been 14 years since the country lost Sir Lynden Pindling and yet his legacy hasn’t waned one bit. Sir Lynden, the country’s first prime minister, died on August 26, 2000 following a lengthy battle with prostate cancer. The former leader of the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) stood at the forefront of the quiet [...]

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Police Make $500K Drug Bust

More than $500,000 worth of suspected marijuana was seized by police as a result of a joint law enforcement operation on Exuma. Officers from the Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) along with police in Exuma, arrested three men ages 37, 34 and 27 for possession of a large quantity of marijuana on Monday, according to police. [...]

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PM Defends VAT Vote Absence

Prime Minister Perry Christie earlier this week defended his decision to miss the parliamentary vote on the Value Added Tax (VAT) Bill in the House of Assembly last week and said he had to make a judgement call on whether or not his presence was important. Mr. Christie left the country for Las Vegas, Nevada [...]

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Four Arrested For PM’s Press Sec. Murder

One day after being gunned down, four men were arrested yesterday in connection with the murder of Deputy Director of Bahamas Information Services (BIS) and press secretary to the prime minister Latore Mackey, police announced Tuesday. Mackey, 37, was shot to death in his government issued vehicle early Monday morning on White Road off Market [...]

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Disability School Evicted

The operators of a local school special needs school is seeking the public’s assistance in helping them secure a new site after they were evicted from their previous location and according to them without reason. President of The Bahamas Down Syndrome and Friends Centre Cheryl Johnson-Newell said Tuesday that she and the school’s other workers [...]

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Two Bahamians Among Hospitality Scholarship Recipients

CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank has awarded $10,000 for two new scholarships for Caribbean nationals, as well as continuing to support two previous scholarship winners through its partnership with the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association Education Foundation (CHTAEF). Scholarship recipients, two of whom are Bahamians, are pursuing a higher education or professional development in the hospitality [...]

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Hotels Offer Special Rate For Football Game

A number of New Providence hotels are offering special rates for Family Island participation of the prestigious HBCUX Classic games next month. HBCUX, an American football game, is being held on September 12-14 at the Thomas A. Robinson Stadium. Central State University (CSU) and the Texas Southern University (TSU) – two historically black colleges – [...]

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Baha Mar  Names Executive Vice President

Baha Mar Names Executive Vice President

Baha Mar announced Monday that Alex Pariente has been named Executive Vice President, International Marketing for the Baha Mar Casino and Resort, the centerpiece of the $3.5 billion integrated gaming resort. The Baha Mar Casino and Hotel, which will feature the largest casino in The Caribbean with 100,000 square feet of gaming space and a [...]

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Vote on Gender Equality Bills Delayed

Vote on Gender Equality Bills Delayed

Parliamentarians were expected to vote on the package of four Constitutional Amendment Bills Monday, but Government Leader in the House Dr. Bernard Nottage announced that the much anticipated exercise had to be delayed as the bills are still being tweaked. There has been much controversy surrounding the compendium of bills over the past few months [...]

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