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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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Complaints Filed Over Club Land’or Employees’ Salaries

Formal complaints concerning the delinquent payment of salaries at Club Land’or has been filed in the Office of the Attorney General, according to Minister of Labour Senator Dion Foulkes.   Following the opening of the International Labour Organization Workshop on Wednesday, Mr. Foulkes spoke with The Bahama Journal about the current concerns with the now […]

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Audited BPL Report Reveals Abuse

Minister of Works Desmond Bannister said the audited report from Ernst and Young confirmed that Bahamas Power and Light’s (BPL) theft scandal involved a total of some 41 fraudulent cheques that were issued to 13 fictitious vendors totaling over $1.8 million.   Mr. Bannister highlighted the findings of the report in House of Assembly on […]

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PM Urges Bahamians to Prepare

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis warned Bahamians to prepare for the potentially catastrophic Hurricane Maria that is expected to hit the same southern islands that the category five Hurricane Irma impacted less than two weeks ago. In a national address last night, Dr. Minnis called for residents to prepare for the storm despite the fact […]

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BPL PREPARED FOR THE STORM

The Chairman of Bahamas Power and Light (BPL)  Darnell Osbourne, says  her new Board  is astounded and disappointed that repairs had not been done from the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, but added that repairs are presently underway to prevent leaks and other damage in preparation for hurricane Irma. Addressing a press conference yesterday  to inform […]

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Sandilands Center Prepared For Irma

Sandilands Rehabilitation Center in a state of  readiness in the wake of catastrophic Hurricane Irma, that has  developed into a category five hurricane. Acting Hospital Administrator Ruth Peterson Albury revealed that hurricane preparedness began as early as May of this year when the hospital staff  held their meeting to establish hurricane plans. “Every year in […]

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ALIV Prepared For Major Hurricane- -Free Mobile To Mobile Calling For ALIV

Activating their preparation mode, the executive team at ALIV revealed yesterday that customers will receive free mobile to mobile calling during and after the catastrophic category 5 Hurricane Irma. Chief ALIV Officer, Damian Blackburn addressing a Press Conference  said that in order to ensure that their 80,000 plus customers can communicate with family and friends,  […]

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