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Another Blackout

In a reoccurring trend over the past week, the majority of the island was in darkness yesterday due to an island wide black out stemming from technical challenges from Bahamas Power and Light (BPL). The Journal reached out to Bahamas Power and Light officials but was unsuccessful in the attempts. The company however did provide […]

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Serial Robber Arrested

Police arrested two men, including a prolific armed robber on Friday. Reports are that shortly after 10:00 a.m., police received a report of two suspicious men driving in a Honda Odyssey vehicle on Carmichael Road, who were planning to rob several businesses in that area. Moments later, mobile division officers spotted the two suspects driving […]

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Roberts, Dames Exchange Jabs

Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Chairman Bradley Roberts and Free National Movement (FNM) candidate for the Mt. Moriah constituency Marvin Dames have engaged in a “war of words”.   Mr. Roberts lambasted the former senior police officer for comments he has made over the past few weeks on crime in the country.   “Clearly Marvin Dames […]

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“1,500 New Jobs In The New Year,” says PM

Prime Minister Perry Christie revealed that up to 1,500 jobs will be made available through the stalled multi-billion dollar Baha Mar resort imminently after the New Year. His remarks came while giving the keynote address at the annual Christmas luncheon for the Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA). Mr. Christie also added that a total […]

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Opposition Briefed On Financial Services

The Bahamas Financial Services Board (BFSB) and The Association of International Banks and Trust Companies (AIBT)  along with industry stakeholders today held a consultative session with The Official Opposition to review draft legislation for the implementation of the Common Reporting Standard(CRS) .   The Leader of The Opposition and his colleagues were informed as to […]

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Minnis Making Deals with the Devil

Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Chairman Bradley Roberts yesterday suggested that Free National Movement (FNM) Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis is “courting” Baha Mar Developer Sarkis Izmirlian and former Minister of Foreign Affairs Minister Brent Symonette solely for financial gain.   Calling the pair a “Stop, Cancel and Review” team, Mr. Roberts said the FNM leader is […]

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More Bahamians Imprisoned Abroad

Based on the latest numbers compiled, there are just under 6,000 Bahamians currently incarcerated within The United States (U.S) between Federal, City and State prisons. There are just under 200 Bahamians locked up in US Federal prisons with four of them being women. Another 3,000 to 6,000 are behind bars in state and city prisons, […]

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What We Can Learn From Peter Nygard

By P.J. Malone Fashion mogul Peter Nygard is celebrating a major success this month. Peter Nygard and partner Dillard’s have officially sold their millionth pair of NYGARD SLIMS by Peter Nygard. According to the company’s press release, the NYGARD SLIMS entered the Dillard’s Stores in 2013 making selling their millionth pair a monumental accomplishment in […]

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Minister Responds to Black Friday Organizers

Minister of Education Science and Technology, Jerome Fitzgerald has responded to a letter drafted by the organizers of the “Black Friday We March,” which was addressed to the Office of the Prime minister on November 22. In a press statement, Minister Fitzgerald noted that he needed to set the record straight regarding two of the […]

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Is STB’s financial payoff worth the good name of The Bahamas?

By P.J. Malone  When you connect the dots, you cannot help but come to the conclusion that a foreign agent is using his millions through the Save The Bays organization toward seemingly subversive acts in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.  Let’s connect the dots.  To begin with Save The Bays established itself as an environmental […]

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