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Prince George Wharf To Be Redeveloped

  Tourism Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar said that the government has released to public domain the request for proposal for the Prince George Dock. He said that this will transform the Prince George Wharf  into a premier cruise destination in the Caribbean. He added that the real challenge is not  getting more tourists here,  but getting […]

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JEAN RONY-CHARLES APPEAL DISMISSED

Bahamian-born Jean Rony-Charles was reportedly drawn to tears following the verdict of his case in the court of appeal yesterday. The Justices of the Court of Appeal,  Sir Hartman Longley, Sir Michael Barnett and  Mr. Justice Jon Isaacs  allowed  an appeal by the Attorney General, who was the appellant along with the Minister of Immigration […]

TOWN CENTRE LEASE CALLED “NAKED CONFLICT ON INTEREST”

18 October 2018

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

17 October 2018

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

17 October 2018

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

17 October 2018

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”

17 October 2018

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

17 October 2018

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

17 October 2018

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

17 October 2018

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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PRISON CHIEF ADMITS “BAD APPLES”

16 October 2018

The Acting Prison Commissioner Charles Murphy yesterday spoke out in the wake of an influx of prison offers caught on the wrong side of the law.   According to Mr. Murphy, three officers were found with “illegal items” on them — one found on the street and two found on duty.  Over the past week, […]

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MINISTER VOWS TO TRANSFORM PMH

16 October 2018

The Princess Margaret Hospital’s (PMH) undergoing a renaissance in health and that calls for breaking up the existing model and starting over. On the infrastructural front, beds have been taken out of commission, the children’s and maternity wards have been redeveloped and a new Cat Scan is to be installed. Speaking on the financial woes […]

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