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$3.5 Million MARCO Alert Contract Signed Junior Doctors Strike
 
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$3.5 Million MARCO Alert Contract Signed

The Bahamas yesterday joined 18 other countries with child abduction alert systems, after signing a $3.5 million contract with Bahamian company Multimedia Technologies for the long-awaited MARCO Alert System.  This system implemented on the eve of Marco Archer’s 19th birthday, is patterned after the Amber Alert system in the United States.  Minister of National Security […]

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Junior Doctors Strike

Junior doctors at Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) stood in the rain on Wednesday morning to strike in solidarity after not receiving their holiday pay from the Public Hospitals Authority (PHA).  All non-essential services were removed and only emergency staff remained on the job.  According to President of the Bahamas Doctors Union (BHA) Dr. Melisande Bassett, […]

Compass Point Owner to Meet with Gov’t

21 August 2019

Compass Point owner Leigh Rodney will be granted the meeting he wanted with the government, according to Minister of Tourism Dionisio D’Aguilar. Minister D’Aguilar agreed to the talk – despite long insisting he will not be bullied and that Mr. Rodney should instead speak with the licensing board. The resort owner has threatened to close […]

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Man Charged for MP’s Brother’s Murder

21 August 2019

Twenty-two-year-old Lynden Williams was formally charged in the Magistrate’s Court for the murder of Cabrio Wells, the younger brother of Minister of Transport and Local Government Renward Wells.  The prosecution agreed to proceed with a voluntary bill of indictment and the Ridgeland Park resident was not required to enter a plea.  During the hearing, Williams’ […]

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BPSU Wants Full Payment

21 August 2019

Bahamas Public Services Union (BPSU) President Kimsley Ferguson is demanding the full lump sum payment for public officers to assist with back-to-school expenses. During a meeting at BPSU headquarters on Monday evening, Ferguson explained that he wasn’t going to make any moves until he spoke to Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis about the matter during […]

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BTC Gifts MOE 2,500 Tablets

21 August 2019

Technology giant BTC (Bahamas Telecommunications Company) donated 2,500 tablets to the Ministry of Education (MOE) to be used in public schools throughout the country. BTC’s CEO Garfield Sinclair said it’s an initiative that is an excellent public private partnership that will revolutionize education.  It is a donation that will continue to propel the Ministry of […]

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Gov’t Monitoring Threats of Global Recession

21 August 2019

Deputy Prime Minister Peter Turnquest said the Ministry of Finance is monitoring the global market for the possibility of a recession, particularly in the United States.  His comments came after Bank of America and Goldman Sachs warned of a rising risk of recession.  Last Wednesday, the Down Jones Industrial Average fell by some 800 points […]

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D’Aguilar Clarifies Claims over Airline Certificate

21 August 2019

Minister of Tourism and Aviation Dionisio D’Aguilar yesterday shot down claims that the process for SkyBahamas to apply for an air operating certificate is what has led to the airline’s demise.  The Bahamas Civil Aviation Authority contends that SkyBahamas has failed to meet the nine requirements needed to receive the certificate. It’s been downhill from […]

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St. Cecilia Break in

Church Desecrated

20 August 2019

Shattered glass and a broken door handle led to a trail of damages as a result of an overnight break-in at St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church, which left the place of worship desecrated.  The contents of drawers and cupboards were thrown across the floor. Deacon Danny Price was the first on the scene early Monday morning […]

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Americans Charged After Failing to Declare

20 August 2019

Three American tourists were arraigned in the Magistrate’s Court after making a false declaration at U.S. Border Control, while at the Lynden Pindling International Airport on Monday.  According to police, Ganeth Keisher, Allison Mobley, and Victoria Mars allegedly lied to U.S. custom officers about carrying less than $10,000 when they had $27,136.  The trio pleaded […]

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Man Found with Marijuana Charged

20 August 2019

Father of four Christopher Mortimer was sentenced to 20 months at the Bahamas Department of Corrections after he was charged in the Magistrate’s Court on Monday for possession of dangerous drugs with intent to supply.  According to the prosecution, the Drug Enforcement Unit found 111 pounds and eight ounces of marijuana. The police got a […]

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24 Immigrants Arrested

20 August 2019

The Department of Immigration arrested 24 people over the weekend in two separate incidents.  On Friday, seven male and six female Haitian nationals were apprehended during an operation conducted by the enforcement unit.  The operation occurred around 5:30 p.m. and was carried out in the Central and Eastern districts of New Providence.  The subjects were […]

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