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MAJOR ROADWORKS PLANNED

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis last evening noted the need for continued efforts to upgrade the capital’s road network for a modern, smart urban center. In his third national address, Dr. Minnis also noted that this matter needs to be addressed with the least amount  of interruption for drivers and businesses.  With this in mind, […]

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Unionists To Announce Labour Day Plans

With just 17 days left until the annual Labour Day parade, there has  been no official word  on  any changes that will be made to the parade following the Labour Day tragedy last year where four lost their lives. According to Labour Minister Dion Foulkes,  the parade is completely in the hands of the trade […]

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Prison Fellowship To Host Caribbean Fellowships

Prison Fellowship Bahamas (PFB) will host the 3rd annual Regional Conference of Prison Fellowship International in New Providence, anticipating fellowship partners from 12 Caribbean countries, for a week long seminar.  Under the theme Caribbean United in Faith,  Breaking Shackles and Changing Lives, former Regional Director for the Caribbean for Prison Fellowship International, and Programs Coordinator […]

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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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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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WATER SUPPLY DISRUPTED IN LABOUR DISPUTE

Despite the threat of dismissal of members of the  Bahamas Utilities Services and Allied Workers Union (BUSAWU)  for  participating in what Water and Sewerage Chairman calls an “illegal strike”, BUSAWU’S President Dwayne Woods insists that what its members are doing is not a strike.  However the water supply in several areas of New Providence was […]

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CRYPTOCURRENCY LEGISLATION COMPLETED

Finance Minister Peter Turnquest yesterday announced in the House of Assembly that The Securities Commission of The Bahamas completed the cryptocurrency draft legislation for public consultation.  This, he said, gives The Bahamas “a clear, competitive advantage with respect to digital asset solutions as financial technologies continue to drive growth in the financial services sector”.  He […]

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