Nassau Guardian Stories

Auditor alleges widespread misappropriation of funds at Post Office

February 03, 2016

Auditor General Terrance Bastian revealed that there appears to be an "alarming amount of alleged misappropriation of funds" at the Post Office Department.

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Murder convict evades capture

February 03, 2016

Police stormed Wilson Track, off Cordeaux Avenue, in droves yesterday after receiving a tip that convicted murderer Ormand Leon, 26, was in an apartment complex in that area.

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Auditor: Education paid nearly 1 million too much in salaries

February 03, 2016

Auditor General Terrance Bastian revealed that the Ministry of Education and the Department of Education overpaid employees to the tune of nearly $1 million in the course of a year and recommended that legal action be taken to recover the funds.

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Regulations introduced for Marco alert

February 03, 2016

More than two years after amendments to the Child Protection Act were passed, the regulations that will govern which cases will prompt the activation of the Marco Alert were introduced in the House of Assembly yesterday.

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Jurors see graphic images of triple murder

February 03, 2016

Jurors yesterday saw the gruesome aftermath of a shooting in 2011 that left three people, including a pregnant woman, dead.

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Governor General's Youth Award

February 03, 2016

Experiential learning is one of the more profound and successful learning strategies. It serves as a primary learning tool for the International Baccalaureate, which uses the strategy to more fully engage students in an integrative and multidiscipline learning process.

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Raptors, Stingrays set to defend GSSSA titles

February 03, 2016

The C.H. Reeves Raptors and the C.V. Bethel Stingrays are expected to be strong forces in defense of their respective junior and senior track and field Government Secondary Schools Sporting Association (GSSSA) titles next week, when the annual championships get underway at the original Thomas A. Robinson Track and Field Stadium.

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Saunders has to 'step up game' going into sophomore season

February 03, 2016

Florida State Seminoles' tight end Mavin Saunders will have to be special and productive in the offseason if he wants to impress Head Coach Jimbo Fisher and his staff, and see an increase in his playing time.

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Athletics officials expected to be out in full force at major high school meets

February 03, 2016

Local high school track and field meets such as the Bahamas Association of Independent Secondary Schools (BAISS) and Government Secondary Schools Sports Association (GSSSA) athletics championships feature hundreds of young athletes, and usually take place over a three to five day period.

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HCA concessions extended three months

February 03, 2016

After Prime Minister Perry Christie laid out the history of the extension of the tax concessions granted under the Hawksbill Creek Agreement -- concessions he was at pains to point out were not intended to last longer than 30 years -- he announced yesterday that his administration will extend the concessions, due to expire today, for another three months.

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Finance loosens business license deadlines

February 03, 2016

The Ministry of Finance has announced that the deadline for certification of accounts has been extended to March 31, 2016, the payment deadline.

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PM tells doctors KPMG will consult on NHI

February 03, 2016

The Consultants Physicians Staff Association (CPSA) and the Medical Association of The Bahamas (MAB) met on Tuesday night with Prime Minister Perry Christie, who revealed that he has asked international firm KPMG to provide yet another layer of outside consultation on the National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme, Guardian Business has learned.

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DPM: PowerSecure contract worth 13M

February 03, 2016

Deputy Prime Minister Philip Brave Davis yesterday explained that of the $3 million performance bonus PowerSecure International could earn for the $10 million, five-year management service agreement (MSA) to manage Bahamas Power & Light (BPL), $2.5 million is tied to 11 key performance indicators.

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AG: Research shows Bahamians don't want oil referendum

February 03, 2016

Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs Senator Allyson Maynard-Gibson, QC yesterday told senators that the government's "research shows that Bahamians do not want a referendum on whether to explore for oil", doubling down on the administration's U-turn on whether government would seek approval via referendum before allowing a company to spud an exploratory oil well.

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Why dreams die, part 2

February 03, 2016

By this time of the year, everyone who expressed excitement at the start of 2016 should have completed their written visions and objectives for the year, right?! Unfortunately, studies show that more than half of the population who desire success will not achieve it.

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Development plan diagnosis soon released

February 03, 2016

National Development Plan (NDP) Program Coordinator Samantha Rolle said she and her colleagues are close to "concluding the diagnosis", and said yesterday that investment in The Bahamas' creative economy, Family Island development, better healthcare and a cleaner Bahamas figure prominently among those things Bahamians are passionate about.

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Insurance Commission superintendent elected to int'l body

February 03, 2016

Superintendent of The Insurance Commission of The Bahamas Michele Fields has been elected to serve on the executive committee of the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS).

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Sunryse awards long-standing clients

February 03, 2016

Last week, Sunryse Shredding Services paused to celebrate with its long-standing clients at an awards ceremony held at Melia Nassau Beach resort.

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St. Paul's wins Baptist basketball tournament

February 03, 2016

St. Paul's Baptist held off neighborhood rival Macedonia Baptist to win the Bethel Baptist Association's Youth Department initial basketball tournament that was played at Remnant Ministries last Friday.

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Security forces spokesgroup boosts pressure on govt over insurance

February 03, 2016

The Police Staff Association (PSA), claiming that the health insurance of its members is being threatened, has ratcheted up the pressure on the government to accept a PSA proposal for an insurance package featuring enhanced befits, reduced premiums and millions in savings to the government.

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