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Statement by Fred Mitchell MP on Matters Arising at the Grand Bahama Shipyard
Statement by Fred Mitchell MP on Matters Arising at the Grand Bahama Shipyard

December 05, 2016

Consequent upon a complaint lodged by the labour union for shipyard workers at the Grand Bahama Shipyard about recent occurrences between the union and management, the matter has been referred to the Department of Labour for investigation.

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Kelly's Freeport, Historic Judgement vs Customs for GBPA Licensees PR and Judgement

December 05, 2016

In a 6 year judicial review odyssey by Kelly's Freeport to hold Customs accountable for illegally trying to force it to accept a breach of the Hawksbill Creek Agreement, the rights of licensees of the GB Port Authority in Freeport have been once again vindicated by the Supreme Court.

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ACP Press Clubs Federation Plans More Member States Involvement
ACP Press Clubs Federation Plans More Member States Involvement

December 05, 2016

Executives of the newly formed African Caribbean & Pacific (APC) Press Clubs Federation took a conscious decision on Wednesday night (November 30, 2016) to encourage more involvement from journalists in member states, especially the Caribbean and Pacific, as it moves to establish an identity for the new organization.

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Dame Marguerite Makes Third Annual Visit to Rand Memorial Hospital

December 05, 2016

The tone of resilience and unity was echoed throughout the 18th Annual Governor General's visit to the Rand Memorial Hospital on Friday, December 2, 2016.

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Squad 2016 Correctional Officers Passing Out Parade

December 05, 2016

Minister of National Security the Hon. Dr. Bernard J. Nottage was the keynote speaker at the Trainee Correctional Officers Squad 2016 Passing Out Parade held on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at The Bahamas Department of Correctional Services, Fox Hill Road.

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Prime Minister Perry Christie's Remarks - Best of the Best Regatta 2016

December 05, 2016

To the many visitors who have travelled from countries around the world to participate and witness the splendour of the first ever Best of The Best Regatta here at historical Fort Montagu Bay I warmly welcome you to The Bahamas and Fort Montagu.

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Bahamas Health Care Information Soon to Become "Paperless"

December 05, 2016

As a continued part of its transformation of the country’s health care landscape, the Government of The Bahamas is nearing the launch date of the Integrated Health Information Management System.

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This Week in The Bahamas - Commentary by Elcott Coleby November 28- December 2

December 05, 2016

As more than 400 workers assess and recommence construction at the Baha Mar property and as unsecured Bahamian creditors receive payments for services rendered, a Ministerial delegation heads to Hong Kong to meet with Baha Mar buyer Chow Tai Fook Enterprise (CTFE) and conduct the requisite due diligence ahead of a deal consummation.

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Davis backing BPL as blackouts go on

December 05, 2016

DESPITE three island-wide blackouts and frequent supply disruptions in the past few days, Deputy Prime Minister Phillip Brave Davis has said he has "no regrets" handing over the day-to-day operations of the former Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC) to PowerSecure.

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Remarks by Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie at the BHTA Annual Luncheon

December 05, 2016

Thank you for inviting me to break bread with you at your Annual Christmas Luncheon.

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Nominations open for 17th Cacique Awards

December 05, 2016

Nominations for the 17th Cacique Awards to be held in April 2017 are now open. The awards, which celebrate the brightest and the best in the country's hospitality industry, will be held at the Baha Mar Convention Center on April 8 under the theme "The Business of Tourism".

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PM: Baha Mar to hire thousands

December 05, 2016

With Hong Kong conglomerate Chow Tai Fook Enterprises (CTFE) pegged to purchase Baha Mar, Prime Minister Perry Christie yesterday announced the "imminent hiring" of 1,500 employees in the New Year to coincide with the mega resort's phased opening.

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'We March Bahamas' activist to 'take a back seat'

December 05, 2016

COMMUNITY activist Ranard Henfield, lead organiser of the "We March Bahamas", on Friday announced that he would "take a back seat" in the movement amid controversy over the ultimatum issued by the group to Prime Minister Perry Christie concerning a national strike.

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PM: Baha Mar will begin to open in second quarter of 2017

December 05, 2016

PRIME Minister Perry Christie gave his most specific comments yet about when Baha Mar will open, revealing during a Bahamas Hotel Association (BHA) event on Friday that the troubled mega resort will begin its phased opening in the second quarter of 2017.

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Neymour: Bahamas in energy crisis

December 05, 2016

Amid a new round of rolling power outages this week in the aftermath of a "complete shutdown" of Bahamas Power and Light's (BPL) systems on New Providence, former Minister of State for the Environment Phenton Neymour charged that power company is in "major crisis" and the government, which engaged BPL to manage the country's power production and distribution, appears to have no answer.

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Henfield says strike remark taken out of context

December 05, 2016

Within 24-hours of Our Carmichael founder and "We March Bahamas" organizer Ranard Henfield demanding that Prime Minister Perry Christie address 40 national issues on behalf of the Bahamian people within a week or the organizers would "initiate a national strike", Henfield has claimed he was taken out of context, announced via Facebook that he will take a "back seat" on the 'We March' movement, and posted and removed several contradictory social media posts when juxtaposed to other recent public statements.

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Leslie Miller: Henfield in over his head

December 05, 2016

Tall Pines MP Leslie Miller said yesterday 'We March Bahamas' organizer Ranard Henfield is "in over his head", following "outrageous" demands, including demanding that Prime Minister Perry Christie address the nation by Thursday or face consequences.

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AIG: Bahamas a leader in U.S. ultra-wealthy home ownership

December 05, 2016

The Bahamas accounts for 13 percent of ultra-high-net-worth (UHNW) clients in the United States, who on average own nine homes overseas, according to a study of proprietary data by AIG Private Client Group, a division of the member companies of American International Group, Inc. (AIG).

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Chipman: Little results from govt trips to China

December 05, 2016

Member of Parliament for St. Anne's and head of the Public Accounts Committee Hubert Chipman said while he does not know how much the government spends or has spent on trips to China, and despite having made inquires about the government's expenditure on trips before, the government's efforts in China over the last two years have not borne fruit.

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OAS gives $25,000 for hurricane relief effort

December 05, 2016

THE Organization of American States has made a contribution of $25,000 to The Bahamas to assist with recovery efforts from the massive damage caused by Hurricane Matthew early in October.

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