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Repairs at Stephen Dillet Primary Delayed

The $2.4 million repair of Stephen Dillet Primary School is not going according to plan as there seems to be delays. Minister of Education Jeffrey Lloyd revealed on Wednesday that construction will be delayed by one week for the installment of new furniture and equipments. Lloyd estimates about “75 percent or maybe 80 percent” of […]

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Prolific Offenders Released

A new report by local law enforcement agencies revealed that a number of prolific offenders are back on the streets. In a prisoner release report compiled by the Royal Bahamas Police Force and the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services that was obtained by The Bahama Journal, it was revealed that 32 inmates were released from […]

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151 Haitian Migrants Apprehended

A total of 151 Haitian migrants were apprehended in Bahamian waters in two separate incidents between August 9 -11. In the first incident on August 9, the U.S. Coast Guard vessel with a Defence Force shiprider on board apprehended 73 Haitian migrants aboard a freighter. Under the Comprehensive Maritime Agreement between the U.S. and The […]

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‘PLP Laid Foundation for Unemployment Decrease,’ Says Roberts

Two of the more vocal figures on the opposition side have claimed that the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) has more to do with the recent drop in unemployment than the previous administration. Progressive Liberal Party Chairman Bradley Roberts and Opposition Senator Fred Mitchell have reiterated similar claims, with the pair indicating that the previous administration […]

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Unemployment Rate Drops to 9.9%

The Department of Statistics released its unemployment statistics last week which revealed that the unemployment rate in The Bahamas has dropped by 1.7 percent from 11.6 percent to 9.9 percent. The drop is due to the increased number of employed people which now sits at 7,770 versus a decreased number of unemployed people which translates […]

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‘Govt Action a Farce,’ Says Mitchell

Senator Fred Mitchell called the government’s verification process “farcical” and “a bunch of bull” after he received a letter demanding that he verifies. The senator said he would have ignored the “ridiculous” letter, but the deputy prime minister defended the verification process by explaining that the government is carrying out the process to ensure that […]

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PM Focuses on Young Entrepreneurs

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis assured yesterday that youth entrepreneurial empowerment will be the government’s major focus which is considered as a measure to tackle problems such as unemployment, crime and social issues. Dr. Minnis addressed the government’s commitment to youth entrepreneurial empowerment during the launch of Bahamas Striping Group of Companies Investment Group. Bahamas […]

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BPL CEO Promises Less Power Outages

Less power outages and cheaper bills in the future – that is what Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) CEO Pamela Hill predicted yesterday, as she unveiled the company’s new five to seven year plan to assist consumers. “We’re working on two key things in order to improve it [power outages],” Hill revealed during the Rotary […]

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Minor Issues Experienced as Verification Begins

Following one working day of that controversial verification and restatement process, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest told reporters that there were a few minor issues, but overall he is satisfied with how things played out thus far. The issues of long lines he spoke of were attributed to confusion as it […]

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Tourism Signs MOU with Airbnb

The Ministry of Tourism signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Airbnb Inc. representatives yesterday to implement a new legislation which will require that a tax be paid on vacation rental home businesses. Minister of Tourism Dionisio D’Aguilar said the new legislation will put in place a modern regulatory framework within which vacation home rentals […]

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