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Union Still In The Dark About WSC VSEP’s

The Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC) has yet to address the Voluntary Separation Packages (VSEPS) with the corporation’s union heads, but instead presented employees “a cake with all kind of cherry on top” according to Bahamas Utilities Services and allied Workers Union (BUSAWU) President, Dwayne Woods. Talks of right-sizing several government agencies, began in earnest […]

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Police Destroy Marijuana Fields 

A major drug bust on the island of Andros last week has  resulted  in police uncovering eight marijuana fields in San Andros. Following a joint operation by Drug Enforcement Unit, US Drug Enforcement Agency and officers from the North Andros District, in two separate incidents last week, police recovered in excess of 90,000 marijuana plants. […]

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Tourism’s New Marketing Campaign Features Lenny Kravitz

 A new, multi-channel creative campaign featuring Bahamian-American rock legend Lenny Kravitz reveals the authentic spirit of The Bahamas as a destination of adventure and discovery. Set to the lyrics of Kravitz’s hit song Fly Away, the television commercial and supporting marketing campaign capture his deep personal connection to The Bahamas, as well as the pure […]

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Dames encourages young men to succeed academically

Top performers of the AF Adderley Junior High have been encouraged to work hard to succeed academically. Addressing the school’s awards recognition ceremony Friday morning, Minister of National Security Marvin Dames reminded the youngsters that success comes through hard work and perseverance.   “You’re not going to be successful if you’re lazy, this is one […]

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Royal Fidelity To Host Economic Outlook conference

Royal Fidelity will host its 5th annual Bahamas Economic Outlook (BEO) Conference, under the theme: “Dynamic New World: Braving the Turmoil.” The full day conference aims to bring together a premier line up of leading thinkers to explore the local impact of global influences.  “We believe it’s key role is to make Bahamians aware of […]

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BISHOP HALL CALLS FOR LONG-TERM AID FOR HAITI

Outspoken Baptist Cleric, Bishop Simeon Hall says the death of the Haitian migrants  “desperately seeking to better their conditions and those of their families, brings into focus the urgent need for regional and international long term aid, directed in a strategic and efficient matter, which would directly benefit the least, the lost and the left […]

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MITCHELL CALLS FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY BILL “RUBBISH”

“Rubbish” is  Progressive Liberal Party Chairman Fred Mitchell thinks about the Government’s Fiscal Responsibility Bill  Appearing as a  guest yesterday on Love 97’s Radio programme  Jones and Company, Mr. Mitchell said the legislation is not worth the paper that it is written on. Finance Minister Peter Turnquest has gone on record on numerous occasions stating […]

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WEEKEND CARNAGE

For the second consecutive weekend in New Providence, there have been multiple homicides.  This past weekend four persons were killed in separate incidents. Yesterday, three young men were shot and killed. Early Sunday two men were killed one hour apart and on parallel streets and later Sunday evening a young man was shot and killed […]

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MORTON SALT EMPLOYEES STAGE SICK OUT

Morton salt employees yesterday staged a sick out down at the Inagua plant after three members of the Bahamas Industrial Manufacturers and Allied Workers Union were suspended with pay and another slapped with a written warning.  Union President Jennifer Brown said during an interview with The Journal that some 40 employees participated in the exercise.  […]

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BOY ESCAPES RANFURLY HOME

Authorities are on the lookout for a 16- year-old boy who escaped the Ranfurly Home For Children on Mackey Street around midday this past Tuesday.  Social Services Director Lillian Quant told The Journal that the Department of Social Services is working closely with the police force to locate the young man.  She warned anyone with […]

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