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Fitzgerald Calls For Minnis’ Resignation

Touting the success of the opening of Baha Mar in a few days, Education Minister Jerome Fitzgerald says Free National Movement (FNM) Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis should resign following the soft opening on April 21st, 2017 because of his negative comments regarding the resort’s launch. Mr. Fitzgerald said he has come to understand that the […]

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DPM: FNM Should Call Police If They Want Transparency

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works and Urban Development Philip Brave Davis says the former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham and the entire Free National Movement (FNM) party should consider calling law enforcement to settle their claims of the Progressive Liberal Parties(PLP) lack of transparency in government spending.   “This government has always administered public […]

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Biminites Charged With Drug Possession

Three residents of Bimini will spend their first night at The Bahamas Department of Corrections on remand after a recent drug bust in Bimini.   Appearing yesterday before Magistrate Andrew Forbes, 54-year-old Shelrey Swain of Port Royale, South Bimini and 44-year-olds Romeris Stewart and Richard Smith both of Bailey Town, Bimini were arraigned on separate […]

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Nottage: Defence Force Has Helped Curb Crime

Despite the brutal murders of two teen boys over the weekend being followed by a construction worker being killed at his job on Monday, National Security Minister Dr. Bernard Nottage is re-assuring the public that there has been a reduction in serious crime.   A view that is sure to raise some eyebrows, Dr. Nottage […]

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CTF Takes Over Baha Mar

Beleaguered multi-billion dollar resort Baha Mar has officially been handed over to its new operators CTF Holdings and will commence pre-launch exercises immediately. The resort destination also received the receipt of its temporary Certificate of Occupancy (TCO) from the Ministry of Works presented by Deputy Prime Minister Brave Davis. Receiving the temporary Certificate of Occupancy […]

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Bahamas Bans Brazil Meats

Agriculture Minister V. Alfred Gray yesterday announced a precautionary ban of meat imports from Brazil, after a meat scandal unfolded in the South American country.   It was recently reported that Brazilian inspectors were receiving bribes to allow sales of rotten and salmonella-tainted meats.   Brazil’s government has suspended exports from 21 meat-processing units; and no […]

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Hubris

By P.J. Malone Hubris: Someone deciding that he wants your property so badly that he will do whatever it takes to get it. Hubris: That individual not having a conscience and being prepared to visit all manner of evil against you because he can. Hubris: That individual audaciously deciding that he wants a different political […]

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GBHRA Calls For Probe Into Labour Claims

The Grand Bahama Human Rights Association (GBHRA) has called on the Office of the Attorney General to launch an immediate investigation and possible prosecution over claims that the passports of thousands of foreign workers were withheld as a means of controlling their movement. The group said forced labour is a form of modern day slavery […]

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PM: Leaders Can’t Be Camouflaged

Prime Minister Perry Christie has thrown another a jab at Free National Movement (FNM) Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis, by implying that Dr. Minnis is hiding based on what he perceives as his lack of speaking appearances in public forums. His comments came yesterday while speaking at a PLP Town Hall Meeting held at the Choices […]

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2 Teens Found Dead

Two teen boys were found shot to death on Sunday morning on a dirt road off Graham Drive in Yellow Elder Gardens, raising the country’s murder count to 36 and 37. The bodies were discovered shortly after 9am. Officer in Charge of the Central Detective Unit, Chief Superintendent Clayton Fernander told reporters police had no […]

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