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“NO BUSINESS AS USUAL” Brian Moree sworn in as  Chief Justice DAMES BOASTS “ CRIME DOWN”
 
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“NO BUSINESS AS USUAL” Brian Moree sworn in as Chief Justice

There was standing room only at Government House yesterday as scores of family, Attorneys and friends  looked on as Mr. Brian Moree was sworn in as the new Chief Justice. He was sworn in by Deputy to the Governor General C.A. Smith  some  nine months after former Chief  Justice Stephen Isaacs past away.  On current […]

DAMES BOASTS “ CRIME DOWN”

Minister of National Security Marvin Dames yesterday boasted in crime taking a dive during his tenure in office during his contribution to the budget debate in the House of Assembly.  He said for the first quarter of 2019 overall crime was down by seven per cent compared to how the numbers stacked up last year […]

230 RBDF RANGERS GRADUATE

28 May 2019

The Royal Bahamas Defence Force Rangers Programme received a major boost on Saturday past as 230 young people successfully graduated from their Rangers recruit training program.  The Passing Out Parade Ceremony for the nation builders took place at the Defence Force Coral Harbour Base on May 25th where Defence Force Rangers Cadets, both male and […]

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FULL OPERATIONS RESUMED AT NIB OFFICES

28 May 2019

The National Insurance Board wishes to advise the public that full operations resumed yesterday at normal working hours at its offices throughout New Providence and the Family Islands.The Board once again apologizes for the disruption in services experienced and any inconvenience caused, and thanks all customers for your understanding and patience

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Hotel Union Threatens Strike ActionHotel Union Threatens Strike Action

28 May 2019

The Bahamas Hotel Catering and Allied Workers Union (BHCAWU) said yesterday, they have had enough and before the week is over,  the Union will know if they will strike for a new  Industrial Agreement. The issues are said to be many, including the prospect of a change in the shift system at the Reef and The Cove at […]

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ILO Celebrates 100 Years

28 May 2019

Minister of Labour, Senator Dion Foulkes, has reaffirmed The Bahamas’ commitment  to abiding by the spirit of the International Labour Organization’s (ILO’s) constitution as the organization celebrates its 100th Anniversary. In  January of this year, the ILO mandated its 187 member states to plan and organize a national event to commemorate and showcase the work the ILO has […]

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SENATOR SUGGESTS STIFFER PENALTIES FOR RECKLESS DRIVING

28 May 2019

An  Senator  supporting the Free National Movement yesterday suggested the government revisit compensation for the estate of victims killed due to reckless driving during his contribution in the Senate.  As it stands, the law requires the guilty individual to pay a fine with no consideration to the bereaved families’ funeral expenses. As Senator Ranard Henfield suggested that  there should […]

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Simpson Penn Audit Completed

28 May 2019

A manpower audit into the Simpson Penn School for boys reveals  the quality and quantity of personnel in the wake of last year’s escapes from the Fox Hill institution. This,  in addition to pulling in what Social Services Minister Frankie Campbell’s described as several good recommendations from Bahamas Public Services Union President Kimsley Ferguson as well as […]

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LABOUR DEPARTMENT INTENDS TO AVERT STRIKE ACTION

28 May 2019

In the face of a potential hotel union strike, Labour Director John Pinder said that his department is prepared to avert such action. He said, “once they decide to conduct this strike poll, we have already agreed to intervene and hope to intervene prior to that. “I will certainly reach out to the employer to […]

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Cabinet Considers Contract For Body Cameras

28 May 2019

The Cabinet is negotiating   nearly $700,000  contract  for body cameras for Policemen. This  update  came from National Security Minister Marvin Dames, who remained tightlipped on the name of the vendor and stressing only that the company is reliable. “The company is a very reputable company, as a matter a fact it’s one of the leading companies in The United States […]

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PM ANNOUNCES MAJOR DEVELOPMENT FOR COCO CAY

27 May 2019

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis announced a $250 million development for Coco Cay during his visit this past Friday.   The project is in collaboration with Royal Caribbean International (RCI), which Dr. Minnis indicated has an industry partner for some 50 years.   The new development is set to feature the tallest water slide in […]

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SERVICE DISRUPTIONS CONTINUE AT NIB

27 May 2019

The National Insurance Board last  Friday advised the public of continued service level disruptions and office closures, adding that service levels will continue to be impacted throughout New Providence and the Family Islands due to significant staff absences.   Consequently, the Wulff Road and Fox Hill locations will remain temporarily closed.  As a result, NIB […]

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