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BTC Invests $250,000 in IAAF World Relays

BTC Invests $250,000 in IAAF World Relays

The Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) was unveiled yesterday as the title partner for the country’s biggest supporting event, the newly renamed IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas 2015. BTC joined the World Relays’ sponsors as the highest rank within the Local Organising Committee’s (LOC) sponsorship programme. BTC’s CEO Leon Williams said the company’s $250,000 investment in the [...]

FNM Deputy Leader Says Baha Mar’s Delay is Disappointing

FNM Deputy Leader Says Baha Mar’s Delay is Disappointing

Deputy Leader of the Free National Movement (FNM) Peter Turnquest said yesterday that he is “disappointed, but not surprised” at the delay of Baha Mar’s opening, which was scheduled for this Friday. Mr. Turnquest said the setback will significantly impact the country as it is depending on the multi-billion dollar resort for income and employment. [...]

Gray Pressured Out

Gray Pressured Out

26 March 2015

Political pundits on all sides of the political divide are expressing surprise that the Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources V. Alfred Gray has been allowed to continue as a Cabinet minister, although he has asked to be relieved of his position as minister of local government. Minster Gray’s request to be relieved from a [...]

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Gray’s Removal an Insult, Says FNM Leader

26 March 2015

Free National Movement Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis said the removal of V. Alfred Gray only as minister of local government and not minister of agriculture and marine resources makes no sense and it is an insult to Bahamians and the House of Assembly. “I think the prime minister has insulted both the Bahamian populous and [...]

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House Speaker Chides Opposition

26 March 2015

Protests by members of the opposition, Free National Movement, against Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources V. Alfred Gray, resulted in a 15 minute suspension of the House of Assembly yesterday. As Minister Gray attempted to address the Lower Chamber, opposition members continuously blocked him from speaking by slamming their hands on the tables. Speaker [...]

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Electronic Jury Selection Shows Sign of Modernization

26 March 2015

Minister of State for Legal Affairs Damien Gomez said he believes the Jury Amendment Bill 2015 tabled in the House of Assembly yesterday will modernize the country’s justice system by implementing an electronic jury selection process. “In our Commonwealth, Mr. Speaker, the right to trial by jury is a constitutional right. It is an entitlement [...]

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FNM Vows to Continue the Fight for Gray’s Resignation

26 March 2015

Free National Movement Chairman Michael Pintard said the FNM will continue to fight tirelessly until the Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources V. Alfred Gray steps down or is fired because the decision to relieve him as minister of local government is offensive. “This decision is offensive and presumes that Bahamians are so apathetic and [...]

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Minister Darville Applauds the Efforts of CAP

26 March 2015

Minister for Grand Bahama Dr. Michael Darville applauded the efforts of the Committee for the Advancement of People (CAP) last Saturday. CAP is a non-profit organization formed in response to the need to encourage social integration, and cultural awareness, and community wellbeing. The committee, headed by former tourism executive Carmeta Miller and Taronya L. Wildgoose, [...]

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FINALLY, The Real LOUIS BACON: Misguiding, Misdirecting and Misinforming – BUSTED!!!

21 March 2015

Amidst scathing public allegations made by Bahamian Attorney Keod Smith that Billionaire Hedge Fund Manager Louis Bacon had perpetrated untruths about having led the Bahamian grassroots campaign to save the ruins of Whylly Slave Plantation Ruins at Clifton here on Island of New Providence in The Bahamas, Bacon found his name embroiled in an international [...]

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US poised to charge high-profile figure – Louise Bacon after Julian Rifat deal

20 March 2015

A convicted insider trader, described by prosecutors as “the face of Moore Capital” in London, has co-operated with a US criminal investigation that will see a “particularly important individual” appear before US courts within a matter of days, a London court has heard. Julian Rifat, who was sentenced to 19 months in prison on Thursday [...]

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JOURNALIST COUNTER SUES LOUIS BACON FOR LIBEL AND SLANDER

18 March 2015

Veteran Broadcast Journalist Sherman Brown is taking a bold stand for freedom of the press in this country by counter suing the controversial Hedge Fund magnate Louis Bacon for injuries Brown says his professional reputation has suffered resulting from an Open Letter Bacon authored and published in the major daily newspapers. Brown’s counter suit claims [...]

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PMH Maternity Ward To Get Upgrades

18 March 2015

The Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) will undergo major renovations to its Maternity Ward which according to Health Minister Dr. Perry Gomez will greatly improve services and bring them in line with international practices. The Maternity Ward at PMH right now has a capacity of 37 beds and 10 nursery cots. An additional 18 beds is [...]

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