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NIB Manager on Bribery and Extortion Charges 151 Haitian Migrants Apprehended
 

NIB Manager on Bribery and Extortion Charges

A former National Insurance Board employee was arraigned yesterday in the Magistrate’s Court on bribery and extortion charges.     Selena Sweeting, 56, pleaded not guilty to one count of bribery and another count of extortion, as she appeared before Chief Magistrate Joyanne Ferguson-Pratt. The particulars are that while working as a project manager at […]

151 Haitian Migrants Apprehended

A total of 151 Haitian migrants were apprehended in Bahamian waters in two separate incidents between August 9 -11. In the first incident on August 9, the U.S. Coast Guard vessel with a Defence Force shiprider on board apprehended 73 Haitian migrants aboard a freighter. Under the Comprehensive Maritime Agreement between the U.S. and The […]

PLP to Protest ‘Injustices’

14 August 2017

Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) supporters are expected to hold a public demonstration to voice their frustrations over what they allege are “injustices” in regards to the arrests of several former PLP Cabinet ministers and members of parliament. This was revealed by Opposition Senator Fred Mitchell during a PLP meeting in Dundas Town, Abaco over the […]

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Man Killed By Gas Truck

14 August 2017

Officers from the Police Traffic Division are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a man who died following an accident that occurred on Saturday. According to police reports, shortly after 3 p.m., a man was walking on Cowpen Road near Summerset Estates, when a rolling propane gas truck that was delivering gas to a […]

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‘PLP Laid Foundation for Unemployment Decrease,’ Says Roberts

14 August 2017

Two of the more vocal figures on the opposition side have claimed that the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) has more to do with the recent drop in unemployment than the previous administration. Progressive Liberal Party Chairman Bradley Roberts and Opposition Senator Fred Mitchell have reiterated similar claims, with the pair indicating that the previous administration […]

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Unemployment Rate Drops to 9.9%

14 August 2017

The Department of Statistics released its unemployment statistics last week which revealed that the unemployment rate in The Bahamas has dropped by 1.7 percent from 11.6 percent to 9.9 percent. The drop is due to the increased number of employed people which now sits at 7,770 versus a decreased number of unemployed people which translates […]

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Passport Collection Returns to Passport Office Headquarters on Monday

11 August 2017

Following a successful exercise to facilitate the collection of new e-passports at a Special Collection Centre, the Passport Office has announced that the Passport Collection/Issuance centre returns to the regular headquarters on Thompson Boulevard/University Drive, effective Monday, August 14, 2017. Chief Passport Officer Superintendent Clarence Russell said, “The special collection exercise during the month of July […]

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‘Govt Action a Farce,’ Says Mitchell

11 August 2017

Senator Fred Mitchell called the government’s verification process “farcical” and “a bunch of bull” after he received a letter demanding that he verifies. The senator said he would have ignored the “ridiculous” letter, but the deputy prime minister defended the verification process by explaining that the government is carrying out the process to ensure that […]

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PM Focuses on Young Entrepreneurs

11 August 2017

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis assured yesterday that youth entrepreneurial empowerment will be the government’s major focus which is considered as a measure to tackle problems such as unemployment, crime and social issues. Dr. Minnis addressed the government’s commitment to youth entrepreneurial empowerment during the launch of Bahamas Striping Group of Companies Investment Group. Bahamas […]

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“The Wrong Direction Will Destroy This Country”

11 August 2017

The Clifton Review The Clifton Review is a bi-weekly column that examines the question of the Clifton project along with the evolution of the war between two billionaires, the links to unsavory characters, the use of the courts for personal agendas, the involvement of a political party, and the attacks on the Government of The […]

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BPL CEO Promises Less Power Outages

10 August 2017

Less power outages and cheaper bills in the future – that is what Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) CEO Pamela Hill predicted yesterday, as she unveiled the company’s new five to seven year plan to assist consumers. “We’re working on two key things in order to improve it [power outages],” Hill revealed during the Rotary […]

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Minor Issues Experienced as Verification Begins

10 August 2017

Following one working day of that controversial verification and restatement process, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest told reporters that there were a few minor issues, but overall he is satisfied with how things played out thus far. The issues of long lines he spoke of were attributed to confusion as it […]

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