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Pastor Ed Allen Dies Compendium of Bills To Avoid Blacklisting
 
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Pastor Ed Allen Dies

The Christian community in the Bahamas is  mourning the  death of the Founding Pastopr of Abundant L:ife Church, Pastor Ed Allen. The  89-year old  religious leader over the years built a  reputation  as an outstanding  Evangelist and Pastor of the Bretheren denomination in the Bahamas. A statement from the Progressive Liberal Party said  “the party […]

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Compendium of Bills To Avoid Blacklisting

The government is  hoping to get consensus on a compendium of bills essentially aimed at ensuring The Bahamas is not again blacklisted. Such a  decision  could very well result in an undermining of the country’s competitiveness and growth development, causing serious damage to its reputation. Leading off the debate in the House of Assembly yesterday […]

DOCTORS STRIKE

28 November 2018

Consultant Physicians employed  by the Public Hospitals Authority are on strike. The group of about 120 senior doctors made good on the results of  the  October strike poll and withdrew their services. Consultant Physician Staff Association President Dr. Locksley Munroe’s said this stems from issues dating back to 2016. “We submitted our templates up to […]

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Junior Doctors support CPSA

28 November 2018

Standing in solidarity with the Consultant Physicians in their strike action,  The Bahamas Doctors Union  President Dr. Melisanda Bassette said they have actually been in talks with the CPSA to ensure that emergency health care services are not withdrawn. “We will support our consultants in ensuring that they are duly compensated for the hard work […]

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Opposition Calls Doctors Strike “Regrettable”  

28 November 2018

The leader of the official Opposition, Philip Davis  calls  the strike action taken by  Consultant Physicians “regrettable.” In a press statement he said, “Doctors should not have to take to industrial action to get the full attention of the government. “We in the PLP appreciate the care that has been taken by the Doctors to […]

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B.U.T REQUESTS STRIKE VOTE

28 November 2018

The Bahamas Union of Teachers (BUT) yesterday announced that a letter requesting a strike vote has been sent to the Minister of Labor, marking the first step towards industrial action. This occurred after nearly six months of unanswered complaints and no action from the Ministry of Education.  Acting union President Joan Knowles Turnquest said the […]

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Abaco Couple Remanded

28 November 2018

An Abaconian couple could very well be spending both Christmas and Valentine’s Day behind bars. Warren Ellis, 43, and April Dawkins-Ellis, 36, of Central Pines Abaco are accused of one count each of removing the proceeds of crime and attempting to export restricted goods. It is alleged that the couple was found with over $13,000 […]

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Amendment To Fisheries Laws Proposed

27 November 2018

An  amendment to the Fisheries Act may be before Parliament by the end of the year, with stiffer penalties included for illegal poachers.  Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources, Michael Pintard revealed as much yesterday, when he spoke with reporters on the sideline of the opening of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the […]

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American resident forfeits $52k

27 November 2018

An American man was yesterday charged with failing to declare $11,440 in U.S. currency. The 43-year-old Chicago resident was arraigned before Chief Magistrate, Joyann Ferguson-Pratt, after authorities found him with $51,440, only declaring $40,000. The father of three – who came to The Bahamas on vacation with his wife, children and their baby sitter claimed […]

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PM TALKS DISASTER MANAGEMENT

27 November 2018

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis yesterday sat among several Caribbean leaders attending the IMF/World Bank and IDB conference in Washington D.C. to address the issue of building resilience to disasters and climate change in the region.  In his address, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis said, like many other Caribbean countries, disasters in the Bahamas can […]

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HEALTH MINISTER CONFIRMS 3 CASES OF H1N1 VIRUS

27 November 2018

Health Minister Dr. Duane Sands yesterday revealed that there are now three confirmed lab cases of influenza with the most recent patient being a child.  Dr. Sands told The Journal that he would rather stray away from the term “swine flu”. He said, “The fact that the ones that have been tested had been H1N1 […]

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Three men arraigned For Serious Offences

27 November 2018

Three men appearing before the Magistrates  court yesterday  separate charges of murder, attempted murder  and armed robbery. In the first matter, 21-year-old Charvis “Bones” McPhee of Sandilands Village Road, was formally charged before Chief Magistrate, Joyann Ferguson-Pratt, and abetment to murder. The court heard how on Monday November 12th, in New Providence, the accused – […]

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