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April 17, 2012
Minister calls strike 'illegal'

Nearly 100 disgruntled customs and immigration officers protested outside The Nassau Guardian yesterday as Minister of Labour Dion Foulkes appeared on a radio show inside the building.
The officers were agitating to get on "Darold Miller Live" on Guardian Radio 96.9FM to debate Foulkes about their outstanding labor issues.
The protest came three days after Foulkes ordered the members of the Bahama...

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November 26, 2014
A little bit of Pindling, Ingraham and Christie

Dear Editor,

Civil society must be resilient if it is to withstand the limited opinions of would-be social technicians who masquerade as columnists, editors and talk show hosts. These "political animals" are needed to provide the necessary confusion that seems to accompany lively debate; the kind of confusion that causes those who are to be impacted to take a closer look; maybe if only for that r...

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March 20, 2013
An interesting idea on electoral reform

The Bahamas has a bicameral (two chamber) Parliament. The House of Assembly's members are elected and the members of the Senate are appointed.
Maurice Tynes, the clerk of Parliament, recently appeared before the Constitutional Commission and recommended a new electoral system be adopted in The Bahamas to better reflect the will of the people.
More specifically, Tynes suggested the Senate be aboli...

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February 23, 2013
Bearing Perry Christie

Dear Editor,

In the weeks following the referendum loss for the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) administration under the leadership of Prime Minister Perry Gladstone Christie, calls have been mounting for Christie to step down as prime minister and leader of the PLP. Interestingly, it seems as if some PLPs have joined the chorus of those calling on the prime minister to leave frontline politics ...

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October 03, 2014
Gibson says Rollins was 'insulting, offensive' to Christie

Minister of Labour and National Insurance Shane Gibson said Fort Charlotte MP Dr. Andre Rollins' recent attacks on Prime Minister Perry Christie

were "insulting and offensive", and suggested that other political organizations may not want such

a "disrespectful" individual.
Though he did not name Rollins during his contribution to the Bahamas Public Parks and Public Beaches Authority Bill on Thur...

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May 03, 2011
Does it matter

Dear Editor,
It is about that time again when politicians find their way back to Church. In the past, there were very active political surrogate communities within the numerous church bodies and many were even labeled as PLP or FNM denominations.
However, the last decade has seen a decrease in the level of influence that political organizations have on congregations, due primarily to the non-par...

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August 13, 2010
OAS/CARICOM Electoral Observation Mission Begins its Activities in Haiti

The

first elements of the Joint Electoral Observation Mission of the

Organization of American States (OAS) and the Caribbean Community

(CARICOM) led by Ambassador Colin Granderson arrived in

Port-au-Prince on August 3rd and began their meetings with various

members of the government, the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP),

the political parties, civil society organizations, memb...

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January 12, 2013
Unions make push for legal gambling

The National Congress of Trade Unions of The Bahamas (NCTUB) has recommended to the Constitutional Commission that Bahamians have the right to participate in any form of gaming in the country.

"The constitution should be so amended to reflect that all Bahamians should have the right if they so choose to participate in any form of gaming within The Bahamas and any law that discriminates against an...

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January 21, 2015
GB ministry could be vital, free of politics and red tape, MP says

The Ministry for Grand Bahama could play a vital role in the revitalization of Grand Bahama's economy by providing promotional support and "shepherding in investments" to the island if it manages to free itself from excess red tape, according to Free National Movement (FNM) Deputy Leader Peter Turnquest.
Turnquest told NB12 that it is "unfortunate" that the ministry had been kept a largely politic...

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April 30, 2012
Pinewood Young Professionals Organization (PYPO) launched

NASSAU, Bahamas -- On March 28 2012, The Pinewood Young Professionals Organization (PYPO) was launched to meet the desires of young professionals with in the Pinewood community. The launch of PYPO, has attracted residents between the ages of 18 to 40 year and to date, members includes construction workers, doctors, lawyers, bankers, customer service reps., and unemployed residents.
Khaalis E. Rol...

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