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Govt Offers to Buy Grand Lucayan

The possible boost of the economy of the nation’s second city Freeport is in the offing with the revelation that the government has made an offer to Hutchinson Whampoa to purchase the Grand Lucayan Resort.   This was revealed by Press Secretary Anthony Newbold during the the government’s weekly press briefing.   While details of […]

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Minister defends perceived conflict

Health Minister Dr. Duane Sands said the surgical procedures he performed as a sitting cabinet minister is because he’s only one of a few doctors who specialties in the field.   Dr. Sands’ comments are in response to criticism from Progressive Liberal Party Chairman Bradley Roberts.   Mr. Roberts said that Sands in his capacity […]

Barge Carrying Relief Supplies Ran Aground Off Long Island

17 October 2017

A barge carrying hurricane relief supplies to Caribbean countries ran aground off the coast of Grays, Long Island, in the Bahamas on the weekend. In a statement the island’s Member of Parliament, Adrian Gibson revealed that the barge was carrying heavy machinery, cell phone towers, utility poles, bucket trucks, a crane, approximately 7 thousand gallons […]

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Gender Not A Hurdle In Leadership Bid, Says Hanna-Martin

17 October 2017

Amid sexist rhetoric surrounding her bid to become the first female leader of the Progressive Liberal Party, Englerston MP Glenys Hanna- Martin says she does not think her gender has been a major hurdle during her campaign for the post. Appearing as a guest on the Love 97 radio program “On Point,” Mrs. Hanna-Martin refuted […]

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Phase Two of Potter’s Cay Redevelopment to Begin

17 October 2017

Commenced under the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) administration, the $3-million-dollar Potter’s Cay Redevelopment project is moving into the second phase.   Speaking with the Bahama Journal yesterday to give an update on the project was Assistant Port Controller Craig Curtis who said phase two is in a waiting stage   “The monies for the completion […]

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Minister of Agriculture Challenges Students

17 October 2017

Recognizing World Food Day with an official opening ceremony at the Kendal Issacs Gymnasium yesterday, Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources, Renward Wells challenged the students of various schools attending the special exhibition to become more involved in agriculture and marine resources ventures, as he wants to rebuild and repair the agricultural infrastructure. Addressing the […]

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Mitchell Considers PLP Chairmanship

16 October 2017

Pressure is being brought to bear on former Minister of Foreign Affairs Fred Mitchell to offer himself for the position of chairman in the upcoming convention of the Progressive Liberal Party.   The Bahama Journal understands that members of the Young Liberals and other National General Counsel members of the party have suggested that Mr. […]

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Ragged Island Rebuild “Slow,” Says MP

16 October 2017

After being devastated by monster storm Hurricane Irma last month, the rebuilding efforts over in Ragged Island are not moving along as swiftly as they should, according to the island’s MP I Chester Cooper.   Ragged Island sustained the brunt of the destruction caused by Hurricane Irma in The Bahamas. Most of the homes there […]

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Man Killed In GB

16 October 2017

Police are investigating yet another homicide, as a man was killed in Grand Bahama over the weekend.   Reports are that shortly after 9:00 pm on Saturday, police in Grand Bahama responded to reports of a lifeless body of a male in a vacant yard in the vicinity of Forbisher Drive and Weddel Avenue in Freeport. […]

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Smith Calls FNM “Two Faced” Over Spy Bill

16 October 2017

Noted Queens Counsel and Rights Bahamas President Fred Smith has called the Free National Movement government “hypocritical” and “two faced” in regards to their position on the proposed “Spy Bill”.   It was revealed on Friday that the government will be moving forward with the proposed Interception of Communications Bill with the only amendment being […]

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‘NATIONAL DRUG FREE SCHOOLS DAY’ BEGINS TODAY

16 October 2017

“Any successful strategy to effectively combat the drug problem must include not only supply reduction, but demand reduction efforts, as well as those most at risk of using drugs,” National Security Minister, Marvin Dames stated last week during the launch of National Drug Free Schools Day which starts today. School age children possess the most […]

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New Crime Initiative launched

16 October 2017

Labour Minister Dion Foulkes revealed on Friday that a scheme has been created by the Cabinet’s sub-committee on crime, which calls for immediate action by the Royal Bahamas Police Force. Senator Foulkes, who is a member of the sub-committee, said the committee has devised a holistic approach to alleviating crime called the National Community Empowerment […]

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