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QC : Magistrate was Careful

 Defense Attorney, Jamaican Queen’s Counsel Keith Knight on Wednesday reasoned to Court of Appeal Justices that in her ruling in the Frank Smith extortion and bribery trial, Chief Magistrate Joyanne Ferguson-Pratt took great care in coming to her decision. Following testimony from the police, sitting Cabinet Ministers Dr. Duane Sands and Marvin Dames and the […]

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LEADERS ROW OVER POLICE OFFICERS’ POLITICS

The leaders of the two major political  parties locked  horns in the House of Assembly yesterday over the structure of the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) and  allegations of its politicization.  The issue was brought to the forefront during Opposition leader Philp Davis’ contribution to debate on a proposed amendment to the Police Staff Association […]

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WELLS: BAHA MAR HAS NO JETSKI LICENSE

Opposition Leader Philip Davis yesterday raised  a major concern in the House of Assembly  over watercraft operators in the country.  Mr. Davis asked Transport Minister Renward Wells if the moratorium has been recently lifted from the licensing of jet skis.  Vice President of the Cable Beach Water Sports Association Pedro Bannister last week expressed concerns […]

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MOT And UB Host Tourism Forum

The University of The Bahamas (UB), the Tourism Development Corporation and the Ministry of Tourism have  collaborated to hold a half-day forum on Community Based Tourism (CBT) with focus on Empowering Bahamians, Encouraging Entrepreneurship. The idea behind the initiative, held at the Franklyn R Wilson Graduate Center  is to advance, grow and help develop the […]

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DNA SAYS “ DISCOURAGE SHAMING ON SOCIAL MEDIA”

The Democratic National Alliance (DNA)  says the Bahamian people must discourage public shaming on social media.   DNA’s Spokesperson for Social Services and Urban Development,  E. Corderro Armbrister, said, “recently, videos of a disturbing nature have been circulating depicting our nation’s youth in a less than savory manner.”  In  a press statement he said, “we […]

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PHA AWARDS CONTRACTS FOR WORKS AT PMH & SRC

Contracts for significant capital works at the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) and the Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre (SRC) were signed yesterday at the Public Hospital Authority’s Corporate Offices.   Signing on behalf of the Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) were Julian Rolle, Chairman of the PHA Board of Directors and Catherine E. Weech, Managing Director.   The […]

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SIX GROUNDS OF APPEAL IN FRANK SMITH’S CASE

The government’s appeal against former PLP Senator Frank Smith opened  in the Court of Appeal yesterday  with the Crown listing six grounds why the case should be sent back to the Magistrate’s Court and heard by another Magistrate. The Crown’s lead Attorney in the matter, Director of  Public Prosecutions, Garvin Gaskins  suggested Chief Magistrate Joyanne Ferguson-Pratt took extraneous matters […]

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DPM: “ECONOMY ON A PATH OF SUSTAINED GROWTH”

Reacting to  the report by the Department of Statistics that the Bahamian economy grew by 1.6 percent in 2018,  the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance  K. Peter Turnquest says,“this is the first time the country has had decent economic growth in over five years. When we look at where we are now compared to where we […]

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17 GROUPS CONTRIBUTED TO GDP GROWTH

Last fiscal year, the International Monetary Fund projected for the Bahamas  a2.25 per cent increase in real GDP growth 2019 compared to its previous projection of 2.5 percent for 2018.  These new figures  represent an increase of 2.3 per cent in nominal growth and real growth of 1.6 per cent.  National Accounts Director in the Department of […]

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Contract Signed For Grand Lucayan VSEPS

After months of  negotiations  the Bahamas Hotel Managerial Union and the government have finally reached a decision on Voluntary Separation Packages for 91 managers of the Grand Lucayan Resort. The package totaled  $4.3 million. According to Tourism Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar, $3.7 million of that will come from the government and the remainder from an annuity fund that the workers […]

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