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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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DAVIS CALLS PM’S NATIONAL ADDRESS “ A FLOP”

The Leader of the Opposition, Philip “Brave” Davis  yesterday said,  “the national address  of  the Prime Minister was a flop and fell flat, just like the hopes  and dreams of thousands of Bahamians who were duped by this deceitful Minnis FNM into believing it was their time.”  In a press statement Mr. Davis said, “for […]

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BTVI Graduates 300 Students

The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) has improved its quality of education, having received regional awards and examination accreditation.  President of BTVI, Dr. Robert Robertson, addressing graduates at the Institute’s Commencement Ceremony yesterday, said the institution continues to build its brand to address the skills gap, having received two top Regional awards and City […]

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NIB WORKERS PEEVED

Employees of the National Insurance Board (NIB)  throughout the country reportedly  used their morning tea break yesterday to vent their frustrations. Speaking  on the front lawn of the Corporation’s Baillou Hill Road Headquarters,  the President of the Union of Public Officers, Marvin Duncombe told the Journal  that the major bone of contention is an unsigned […]

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