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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 [...]

BIFF BRINGS HOLLYWOOD TO THE BAHAMAS

17 November 2014

With plans to “bring Hollywood to The Bahamas,” The Bahamas International Food Festival announced a slate of events at a press conference held at Bacardi on Thursday, November 13th. The festival, which is scheduled for December 4-9th in New Providence and December 10-14th in Harbor Island, Eleuthera, will showcase nearly one hundred films from both [...]

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Bahamas to Undergo CFATF Review in 2015

17 November 2014

The country’s financial sector will once again be brought under a microscope as the industry will undergo a fourth round of reviews by the Caribbean Financial Action Taskforce next year. Attorney General Allyson Maynard- Gibson made the announcement while bringing remarks at The Bahamas Financial Services Board (BFSB) annual excellence awards gala dinner, at the [...]

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Louis Bacon Ex-Employee – GUILTYof Insider Dealing

14 November 2014

Julian Rifat, a former trader at Moore Capital Management LLC who was once named in a list of “Institutional Investors That Matter,” pleaded guilty to insider dealing at a London court today. Rifat, 45, entered a guilty plea to a charge brought by the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority, relating to trading using illegal tips in [...]

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Trial to Begin Next Month in Press Secretary Murder

14 November 2014

The prime minister’s former press secretary Latore Mackey’s case is one step closer to trial this week. Derek Neily,22, and Kelvin Deveaux,18, appeared in front of Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt on November 11th where they were informed that their matter had been fast tracked to Supreme Court. The two male’s accused claim they were not [...]

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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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