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WSC Disappointed Over Release of Clients’ Bills

The Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC) expressed its disappointment over the release of a list containing the alleged outstanding bills of its customers.   In a statement yesterday, WSC said the list was neither officially nor formally released by the corporation and the corporation will not comment on the integrity of the information neither on […]

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Govt Probes All Agencies

The Government of The Bahamas has made the decision to conduct a thorough investigation of all agencies and departments with a view to stamp out corruption and malfeasance. During yesterdayís weekly press briefing, Press Secretary Anthony Newbold said all government agencies are under investigation and review, as he responded to questions raised by members of […]

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Local Govt for NP

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis revealed yesterday that the government is making steps to organize local government in New Providence with framework to begin as early as next month.   The revelation came during his opening remarks at the official opening ceremony of the Department of Local Government’s Leadership Training Conference yesterday at the Melia […]

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‘Fix Educational Issues Before Accepting Dominicans,’ Says Wilson

Teacher shortages, overcrowded classrooms and possible language barriers are some of the issues Bahamas Union of Teachers (BUT) President Belinda Wilson said must be addressed before the government makes good on its promise to welcome Dominican students into local classrooms.   Furthermore, she said the issue of immigration, coupled with housing, healthcare and schooling should […]

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Grand Bahama to Host Business-to-Business Expo

It is with great optimism regarding the future of Grand Bahama and awareness of the key role each Grand Bahamian will play in the island’s overall growth that the Office of the Prime Minister in Grand Bahama announced the upcoming Grand Bahama Business-to-Business Expo, 2017.   Speaking on behalf of the Minister of State for […]

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‘Devil in Details of Dominican Relief,’ Says Mitchell

Former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration Senator Fred Mitchell said “the devil is in the details” of the government’s proposals to provide hurricane relief for Dominicans.   Mitchell made this comment yesterday in response to the government’s proposals which involves the acceptance of Dominican students to schools in The Bahamas.   On Sunday, Prime […]

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Homebound for Acklins Residents after Irma

Residents of Salina Point, Acklins were lined up at Bahamasair ticket counter yesterday eager to return home following the devastation of Hurricane Irma. The residents travelled back home after staying in New Providence at the Kendal G.L Isaacs National Gymnasium for three weeks. Nearly 70 Acklins residents were scheduled to travel back home. The island […]

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Minister Accused of House Breach

Progressive Liberal Party Chairman Bradley Roberts has taken Minister of Works Desmond Bannister to task for comments he made in the House of Assembly last week which indicated that former Minister of Education Jerome Fitzgerald was guilty of abuse of parliamentary privilege.   In a statement yesterday, Mr. Roberts called Bannister “hypocritical” and questioned why […]

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Govt Pledges Support to Dominican Students

Primary and high school Dominican students are expected to attend schools throughout The Bahamas which is a part of the government’s pledge to assist the Caribbean country that was devastated by Hurricane Maria.   Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis made the announcement of the government’s pledge to accept Dominican students yesterday, during the visit of […]

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30 New Jobs for GB Youth

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis is promising a much need economic boost in the Grand Bahama and 30 new jobs, as the island’s economy was dealt a significant blow after Hurricane Irma.   Dr. Minnis’ comments came during a visit to the island this past weekend.   The visit presented an opportunity to continue discussions […]

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