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Haitian Groups Oppose Boycott of Country Unionist Doubtful Of Positive Outcome For Displaced Workers
 
Haitian Groups Oppose Boycott of Country

Haitian Groups Oppose Boycott of Country

A week after a Florida politician of Haitian decent called on all tourist and cruise lines to boycott The Bahamas in opposition to the enforcement of new immigration policies, representatives from The United Association of Haitians and Bahamians (UAHB) organisation here in the country has condemned the call for a boycott and blasted the politician [...]

Unionist Doubtful Of Positive Outcome For Displaced Workers

Unionist Doubtful Of Positive Outcome For Displaced Workers

A member of The Bahamas Hotel Catering and Allied Workers Union (BHCAWU) yesterday cast doubt that there will be any reprieve for the nearly 200 employees of the Crystal Palace Hotel who were displaced Friday following a major lay off exercise. Dave Beckford blames the union for allowing the workers to meet this fate by [...]

Road Traffic System Inadequate, Says Strachan–Overhaul Of System Expected To Cost Millions

14 November 2014

The Road Traffic Department’s (RTD) system at present is “inadequate,” this according to Minister of State for Transport Hope Strachan who gave the Bahama Journal an update on the process towards revolutionising the RTD into a fully automated system. The state minister said that at this stage a proposal is being drafted for Cabinet’s review. [...]

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Prison Officer Arrested For Drug Possession

14 November 2014

A correctional officer has found himself on the wrong side of the law and could soon be trading in his uniform for an inmate’s suit after being arrested Wednesday for drug possession. Police arrested the 51-year-old officer shortly after he reported for duty. The officers of the Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) executed a search of [...]

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Burnt Body Found in House

Burnt Body Found in House

14 November 2014

A family will now have the gruesome task of identifying the charred remains of a man found burnt beyond recognition in a home in the Oakes Field area Thursday morning after police said the house he was in went up in flames. Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident they said happened shortly after [...]

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Gov’t To Improve Aviation Sector

14 November 2014

The Ministry of Tourism and Bahamasair are seeking to improve airlift in the country via their partnership with the Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA). Minister of Transport and Aviation Glenys Hanna Martin attended the opening ceremony of the 11th Annual Airline Leaders Forum at the Atlantis yesterday and expressed concerns regarding the [...]

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Drug Flow Reduced by 70 Per Cent

14 November 2014

Government officials announced yesterday that Operation Bahamas, Turks and Caicos (OPBAT) the multi-agency, international drug interdiction group has, to date, reduced the flow of cocaine through The Bahamas by 70 per cent. While delivering opening remarks at OPBAT award ceremony and “Narcotics Trafficking Trends and Interdiction Efforts in the Caribbean” Roundtable Discussion Thursday Foreign Affairs [...]

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BTC To Launch IPTV In Bimini Next Week

14 November 2014

Within the next six months a new cell phone provider is expected to enter the country’s mobile market and The Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) is not only upgrading all of its services as it prepares for this new competitive market but it also plans to launch its Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) services as early as [...]

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Selection Process for Cellular Bidding Outlined

14 November 2014

The Cellular Liberalisation Taskforce is now accepting Request for Proposals (RFP) for anyone wanting to bid for the second license to provide cellular service in the country, but officials said the anticipated competitive process will be done in two phases and will be have some hefty fees attached. The taskforce’s Communications Policy Advisor Michelle Grell-Bereaux [...]

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BAIC Continues To Assist Bahamian Entrepreneurs

14 November 2014

The Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation (BAIC) in keeping with its mandate of creating and expanding opportunities for Bahamians to participate in the economic development of the Bahamas, the Corporation highlighted one of its success stories of 2014. Through the corporation’s Business Advisory and Project Planning Division led by SENIOR Manager Lester Stuart, BAIC assisted [...]

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The Untruths of Louis Bacon: How a NY Hedge Fund Billionaire is Trying to Rewrite History of a Bahamas Slave Site

14 November 2014

A decade ago, grassroots activists in The Bahamas triumphed over US developers and the ruling political party when they won a five-year battle to preserve an historic slave plantation site doomed for destruction to make way for a $400 million gated community. A rare victory for local residents over foreign encroachment, Clifton Heritage National Park [...]

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Bahamian Man Claims He Was Wrongfully Held By Immigration

13 November 2014

A man who describes himself as a “hardworking Bahamian” and his family are outraged after they claimed he was picked up during an immigration raid turning a peaceful Tuesday afternoon into an embarrassing and unbelievable nightmare. Forty-four-year-old Jonathan Meadows who was born and raised in The Bahamas to Bahamian said he is not only embarrassed [...]

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