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Unions Warn PM–Threaten to shut down country

In the wake of over 600 persons being left jobless as a result of Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort’s temporarily closure, members of both the Commonwealth of The Bahamas Trade Union Congress (CBTUC) and National Congress of The Trade Unions Bahamas (NCTUB) stood in solidarity threatening to have a nationwide shut-down if their resolutions have not […]

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Red Ribbon Ball Weeks Away

The much anticipated 23rd Annual Red Ribbon Ball held by The Bahamas Aids Foundation says this year they will focus on breaking the stigma attached to a disease that forces individuals infected to alienate themselves from society. From the foundation’s inception in 1992, this year’s theme “Masquerade Ball” will remain dedicated to its push towards […]

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NewCo Begins Construction On Communications Sites

NewCo, the newest cellular company in The Bahamas, has announced yesterday that it has already begun construction on 20 of its 22 planned cell sites in Grand Bahama. The company, which made an announcement during a media update, said it is currently undergoing commissioning and testing. NewCo is expected to provide Bahamas-wide mobile network using […]

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Dr. Urges Bahamians to Get Tested for Zika

In the wake of the Zika virus now reaching The Bahamas, renowned Paediatrician Dr. Carlos Thomas urged Bahamians this week to take the necessary precautions to avoid this disease and to also get testedunder the least suspicion. With already four cases of the disease confirmed and 83 suspected cases of which eight are pregnant women, […]

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McCartney: Country Will Be Fooled Again

Democratic National Alliance (DNA) Leader Branville McCartney says the Baha Mar deal announcement made by Prime Minister Perry Christie Monday evening was nothing but a charade and the country is on its way to being fooled by the government once again. While appearing as a guest on local ZNS talk show “Darrold Miller Live”, Mr. […]

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Commonwealth Bank Officially Opens New $800,000 Training Centre

Calling service “the number one reason we are the leading bank in The Bahamas,” Commonwealth Bank officially opened the doors to its new $800,000 corporate learning centre recently. Located adjacent to its Prince Charles Branch, the 8,740 square foot single story building houses highly functional high-tech training facilities, including interactive digital and audio-visual equipment, conference […]

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BMD Demands More Baha Mar Details

The investment vehicle controlled by Baha Mar developer Sarkis Izmirlian issued a press statement yesterday urging Prime Minister Perry Christie to release the complete details of the new Baha Mar agreement. BMD Holdings stated that the prime minister’s comments this week regarding the future of Baha Mar left the Bahamian people without any specifics about […]

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Bahamas Braces For Storm–NEMA Says No Room For Mistakes

After a quiet hurricane season, the country is now faced with a possible threat of a storm, but National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Director Captain Stephen Russell said his organisation is prepared in the event of a disaster. In an interview with the Bahama Journal yesterday, Captain Russell assured that NEMA is taking the necessary […]

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Atlantis Launches Coral Towers Renovations

Atlantis, Paradise Island resort has launched its first phase of a $20 million transformation of the Coral Towers. Once all renovations are complete, the hotel will re-open as The Corals Atlantis, a new modern hotel for the resort’s group, leisure, and casino guests, designed by Bilkey LLinas Design (BLD). “This renovation marks a significant step […]

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Minnis Questions Baha Mar Deal

The Baha Mar saga was constantly used as political ammunition from different members of the opposition whether it was in the House of Assembly or through the press, with news breaking of Baha Mar remobilization leader of the opposition Dr. Hubert Minnis said that there may be more than what meets the eye in regards […]

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