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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 Visits Bimini Following Irma (3)

Residents Protest to Stop Bimini’s Development

Protesters in Bimini are calling for all further development on that island to cease. Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis and his delegation met a team of protesters in Bimini on Thursday, who was in no way concerned about hurricane assessments, but about environmental protection.   Leader of the group Save Our Home Bimini Jenny Cook […]

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Southern Islands Schools Deemed Irreparable

Some 10 to 12 students and several teachers will not return to their regular classrooms in the next few weeks following the devastation of Hurricane Irma as schools in Ragged Island and Acklins have been deemed irreparable by Education Minister Jeffrey Lloyd. Mr. Lloyd  told  reporters    yesterday  what  he witnessed while assessing the islands […]

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The Lion Telling A Tale

The Clifton Review The Clifton Review is a bi-weekly column that examines the question of the Clifton project along with the evolution of the war between two billionaires, the links to unsavory characters, the use of the courts for personal agendas, the involvement of a political party, and the attacks on the Government of The […]

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System Change in Education

With the introduction of the National High School Diploma, Director of Education Lionel Sands said there is now a system change and mindset change towards education in The Bahamas. Sand expressed his sentiments yesterday during Love 97’s radio talk show Jones and Company, where he explained that more students are graduating high school under the […]

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$3.2 Million Drug Bust in Exuma

Police seized over $3 million after a major drug bust in Exuma over the weekend. According to police, sometime around 7 a.m. on Saturday the Drug Enforcement Unit led a joint operation along with the Marine Support Unit and DEA. Acting on intelligence, the team went to waters off Williams Town, Exuma and intercepted a […]

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Mortimer Troubled Over Govt’s Response to Wynn

Democratic National Alliance (DNA) Deputy Leader Chris Mortimer came to the defense of Grand Bahama, stating that the government’s response to the withdrawal of the Wynn Group’s bid to purchase the Grand Lucayan Resort is forcing history to repeat itself with Grand Bahamians. In a press release yesterday, the deputy leader referenced ‘unfortunate events’ the […]

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PLP to take Action against “Slave Shaming”

Opposition Leader Philip “Brave” Davis said the actions toward his former Cabinet colleague Shane Gibson, as he was hauled before the courts on bribery, extortion and misconduct charges, were inhumane and the Progressive Liberal Party will demonstrate against such actions. With last Thursday’s court appearance involving the third former Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Cabinet minister […]

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