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BLACK WOMEN IN THE BAHAMAS ARE MORE SUSCEPTIBLE TO BREAST CANCER

Black women in the Bahamas get Breast Cancer two decades earlier and usually two stages later than most women elsewhere in the world. This statement was made Health Minister Dr. Duane Sands said outside the Cabinet office yesterday. Breast Cancer has affected thousands of women and their families in The Bahamas. As it relates to […]

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Henfield: Reconsider Cost of Passports

Minister of Foreign Affairs Darren Henfield suggested that the cost of obtaining a passport should be reconsidered.   During his communication in the House of Assembly yesterday, Mr. Henfield pointed out that there still seems to be an issue when it comes to the cost of passports for Bahamians.   “We must consider now the […]

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PM Weeps with Grieving Family

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis and his wife Patricia wept yesterday with the family of the eight-year-old boy who was fatality shot on Monday. While visiting the home where eight-year-old Eugene Woodside was shot by a stray bullet on Monday night, Dr. Minnis and his wife consoled and wept with the Woodside family. During the […]

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Presidential Hopefuls Promise to Transform BPSU

All candidates vying for the position of president of the Bahamas Public Service Union (BPSU) made a promise to improve the union. Candidates Dwayne Stevens of Team Restoration, Kimsley Ferguson of The Workers Team and Adelma Roach-Penn of Team CARE said if elected, they will introduce to the government their plans for the civil servants […]

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Dominican Deal Reactions Surprises PM

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis is surprised over the reactions of Bahamians to the government’s proposal to accept Dominican students in The Bahamas following Hurricane Maria, according to Press Secretary Anthony Newbold.   Mr. Newbold told the media that the prime minister was surprised over the reactions of Bahamians yesterday, during his weekly press briefing, […]

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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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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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BPL’s Board Backs CFO

Amid calls for her termination, Bahamas Power and Light’s Board of Directors have reiterated its support for the company’s Chief Financial Officer Cecille Greene.   Whitney Heastie, BPL Audit Committee chairman, while appearing as a guest on a local talk show, said the CFO was not involved in any wrongdoing despite the theft taking place […]

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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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Govt Working to Update Facilities that Aid Businesses

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest said the government is undertaking several key initiatives to update the facilities that exist to aid small businesses and Bahamian business generally.   Speaking at the Eleuthera Business Outlook, September 21, 2017, DPM Turnquest said the government also needs to consolidate and improve access to these […]

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