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Fire Destroys Ministry of Education Warehouse

A raging fire and heavy smoke left the Ministry of Education completely out of a store warehouse. In a communication to members of the House of Assembly   yesterday morning, Education Minister, Jeffrey Lloyd, noted that initially three units were dispatched to the scene around 11:25pm. This was followed up by another unit from the […]

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Stiff penalties Suggested For Poachers

Poachers in the Bahamas should  pay a hefty price,  according to Marine Resources Minister, Michael Pintard,  after three Dominican motherships were captured with a crew of 124  and over 60,000  pounds of seafood. “There is a commitment to ensure that in that legislation there is increased penalty for especially the boat captain. “We are also […]

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TOWN CENTRE LEASE CALLED “NAKED CONFLICT ON INTEREST”

The Chairman of the Progressive Liberal Party Senator Fred Mitchell calls  a decision by the government to lease  the Town Centre Mall from Immigration Minister Brent Symonette “ a shameful naked  conflict of interest.” In a press statement yesterday, Mr. Mitchell said: “The Government now feathers the nest of the Minister for Immigration with the […]

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OECD ISSUES BOGUS REPORT

The Ministry of Finance strongly refuted news reports circulating in the press overseas  that claim The Bahamas has been “blacklisted” by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). The Ministry in a statement yesterday said  “this report is false and misleading.” The OECD published a report that includes a list of jurisdictions around the […]

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Police commission new cars

A new fleet of police cars  commissioned by Commissioner of Police Anthony Ferguson  hit the road yesterday. The investment of over $6 million according to  the  commissioner said will assist in beefing up patrols in high crime areas. “Basically it will in all of the communities, particularly in those communities where you have high criminal […]

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PS Answers Critics Over PM’s Haiti Comments

Press Secretary, Anthony Newbold has taken  on what he called “the firestorm of controversy,” stemming from what the government considers a misleading story in a local daily. The Nassau Guardian last week published an article with the headline, “Minnis suggests no plan to send aid to Haiti,” fueling fierce backlash on talk shows, from the […]

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BAHAMAS LISTED IN “GOLDEN PASSPORT SCHEME”

The Bahamas is one of 21 countries said to be  participating in “Golden Passport” schemes where foreigners sought citizenship in an effort to evade taxes in their home country, the London-based newspaper The Guardian yesterday reported. This report was  denied by the government of the Bahamas. The daily suggested that these golden passport schemes “threaten international […]

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Bishop calls for politicians to focus on national advancement

The quality of political dialogue in The Bahamas and The Turks and Caicos Islands – both inside and outside parliament, continues to decline. This view of  Anglican Bishop, Laish Boyd was expressed on Monday night in his charge to the opening of the 115th session of Synod at Christ Church Cathedral. He reminded  Anglicans  that […]

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Fire Destroys John Chea Food Store

Fire resources were  stretched, off-duty officers were called in, portions of Carmichael Road were closed off and there was  a request to BPL to cut power supply as fire consumed John Chea’s Carmichael Road location after 11 a.m. yesterday. Fire Director Chief Superintendent Walter Evans  said that the fire department ended up having to get […]

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Deputy permanent secretary Dies

Cabinet Office has announced  the  passing of  a Deputy Permanent Secretary in the public service. A statement said “the Public Service has lost a dedicated competent officer in the person of Mrs. Christina Brown, Deputy Permanent Secretary, who passed away on Friday, 12th October, 2018.”  Mrs. Brown joined the Public Service in 1973 as a […]

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