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Bethel: Portions of Baha Mar Deal Remain Sealed Blood Banks Critically Low
 

Bethel: Portions of Baha Mar Deal Remain Sealed

After promising to unseal the Baha Mar deal, followed up by an announcement last Tuesday that it happened, Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs Carl Bethel announced in the Senate last Friday that certain portions of the deal will remain sealed. “Madam President, we are cognizant that there remain other commercially sensitive documents which […]

Blood Banks Critically Low – -ALIV Partners with Friends of the Blood Bank

A country with a population nearing almost 400,000, The Bahamas’ blood banks are at a critically low point, particularly the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) whose blood bank is operating in the deficit according to Dr. Duvaughn Curling, chief of transfusion medicine at PMH. Speaking with reporters at a recent press conference, Dr. Curling gave insight […]

Girl Guides to Rebrand at National Assembly

23 June 2017

After almost 100 years of service and commitment to guiding young girls into being young women, The Bahamas Girl Guides Association is looking to rebrand itself in hopes of attracting more girls to the club with a two-day National Assembly. Under the patronage of Governor General Dame Marguerite Pindling, The Bahamas Girl Guides Association will […]

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Local Govt Election Successful – – -57,000 Registered to Vote

23 June 2017

Acting Parliamentary Commissioner Charles Albury said yesterday’s local government election on the Family Islands was successful and there were no complaints. Mr. Albury explained that all was well at all of the 169 polling divisions with 720 candidates. “We haven’t gotten any complaints, maybe one or two here and there, but nothing major,” he said. […]

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Mitchell Tells FNM “Stop Being Stupid”

23 June 2017

In an angered response, Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Senator Fred Mitchell urged the Minnis administration to “to govern and stop being stupid” as opposed to “attacking people who are not its size.” Mr. Mitchell’s comments came during a press conference in the Minority Room of the House of Assembly yesterday where addressed allegations made by […]

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Mitchell Takes Action over Defamatory Ads

23 June 2017

In response to a campaign of advertisements published in a local daily seemingly designed to attack his character, Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Senator Fred Mitchell said the advertisements are defamatory. The advertisements were published weekly since the May 10 general election under the label, “Committee Against Mitchell” or “Bahamians Against Mitchell.” “I wish to say […]

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Man Arrested for Firearm Possession

23 June 2017

A search at a home on Thursday led police to uncover an AK-47 assault rifle. Police said the weapon was discovered in a home on Kemp Road occupied a male. Officers assigned to the Selective Enforcement Team executed the search warrant when they found assault rifle and seven rounds of ammunition. The male occupant was […]

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Davis Clarifies Hurricane Insurance

23 June 2017

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis’ claim that the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) government allowed the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) payments to lapse, causing a loss of $33 million in damages for Hurricane Matthew, is false, according to Opposition Leader Philip Davis. During a press conference at the House of Assembly yesterday, Davis explained […]

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“Bahamians Hoodwinked by FNM’s Promises,” Says Roberts – – -PLP Chairman Criticizes Budget

23 June 2017

Progressive Liberal Party Chairman Bradley Roberts criticized the 2017/2018 Budget Communication and pointed out that none of the Free National Movement’s (FNM) promises to Bahamians were included in the budget. Roberts, who addressed the PLP’s National General Council Meeting yesterday, said the FNM “hoodwinked” Bahamians with “grandiose” promises during their election campaign trail. “Further, the […]

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26 Arrested During Police Operation

22 June 2017

An island -wide police operation conducted on Tuesday led to the arrest of 26 people for a number of criminal offenses and outstanding court warrants. Two juvenile males were also arrested during the crime hunt in connection with of a number of house breakings in Oaks Field over the past months. The recent police operations […]

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Sands to Implement Obesity Prevention Programme

22 June 2017

Minister of Health Dr. Duane Sands is gravely concerned about obesity and the horrid diseases that come with it which are more prevalent than ever among Bahamian youth. This has prompted Dr. Sands’ technical team to conceptualize a prevention and wellness programme to address this issue. “We have to invest in prevention and wellness in […]

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MBO Receives $105K ALIV Sponsorship

22 June 2017

The Miss Bahamas Organization (MBO) received a major corporate sponsor and partnership with the newest mobile network company, ALIV. Solidifying its brand, ALIV announced partnership with MBO sponsoring the organization with $105,000 over the next three years. At a press conference, yesterday to announce the partnership, Bianca Bethel-Sawyer, manager of corporate events and sponsorship with […]

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