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Gov’t to Address Public Transportation Issues

The deadline for the government to address the issues concerning taxi and bus drivers was extended to August, according to Minister of Transport and Local Government Renward Wells. Yesterday, Wells said a cabinet subcommittee is also scheduled to meet this month to address the concerns of public service drivers, which range from a lifting the […]

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$300 Million Investment for Ocean Cay

The final stages of preparing Ocean Cay for MSC Cruises is underway and over $300 million has been invested in the undertakings so far. MSC Cruises is the number one operator in Freeport for transshipment (Mediterranean Shipping Company) since 1997. The company has also been a part of the cruise division since 2004 and European […]

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MSC Cruises to Transform Ocean Cay

A former sand-mining and aragonite site, Ocean Cay, abandoned in 2015 was acquired by MSC Cruises, which are now working to conserve the natural elements of the property while turning it into a marine reserve.  MSC Cruise began the project in 2015 and took on the challenge to transform the industrial wasteland into a marine […]

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PM ANNOUNCES MAJOR DEVELOPMENT FOR COCO CAY

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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“ GOV’T FAR FROM ACCOUNTABLE”

The Democratic National Alliance’s (DNA) Leader yesterday expressed that the Minnis Administration is far from transparent and accountable.  She used the opening of the new general post office as an example, pointing out that the government saw no issue with a senior Cabinet minister with three portfolios receiving a contract for the post office.  “In […]

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BISHOP HALL SAYS EFFORTS TO END CRIME CRISES MUST TRANSCEND PARTISAN POLITICS

Bishop Simeon B. Hall, Senior Pastor Emeritus of New Covenant Baptist Church says  that a seven-year National Crime Plan that goes far beyond party politics and is agreed to by all major political parties, national civil society groups non-governmental organizations, might begin to lift the dark cloud of crime from our land. In a statement […]

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Davis suggests independent investigators for police shooting

Opposition Leader Phillip Davis is  calling  the  police involved shooting that resulted in the death of three males tragic and worrying, adding that officers should be allowed to defend themselves. However, Mr. Davis speaking to reporters outside the House of Assembly yesterday suggested that maybe an  independent  investigators  should be brought in  to investigate the […]

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Equal Opportunities Act Advanced

The Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development is making strides as they work with Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs) and stakeholders to advance the provisions of the Persons with Disabilities, Equal Opportunities, Act.  Minister of Social Services, Frankie Campbell revealed in the House of Assembly yesterday  that his ministry  is “working assiduously towards the further advancement […]

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SICKOUT AT NIB

At least 300 National Insurance Board employees across the country participated in a sickout  yesterday, according to Union President Marvin Duncombe.  On Tuesday  workers used their tea break  to gather on the front lawn of the Board’s Bailou Hill road location to express their grievances. According to Opposition Leader Phillip Davis,  the demonstration shows the […]

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GOV’T REBRANDS INTELLIGENCE AGENCY

The Minnis administration yesterday opened debate on proposed legislation for its own version of what  is now being rebranded the National Crime Intelligence Agency(NCIA),  having dismantled the so called secret National Intelligence Agency upon taking office.  The agency is  a centrally located intelligence network with vast new powers.  National Security Minister Marvin Dames said, “essentially, […]

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