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Business - Tue Mar 16
March 16, 2010
Business - Tue Mar 16

British Airways strike is on

Freeport Concrete can't pay for audit

Galanis hits back at 'sham audit' claims

Exuma Resort rated #1 retirement community

100% improvement in anti-corruption of awarding contracts

Counterfeit DVD and CD sales 'undermine' legitimate companies

Government's $90-$175m annual BEC savings plan

Entrepreneur plan targeting up to 50

$200m investment at o...

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Guardian top stories - Wed Mar 17
March 17, 2010
Guardian top stories - Wed Mar 17

Death sentences for two convicts

NIB staff members walk off the job

Anxiety still high among CLICO policyholders

Man charged with killing love rival

Bahamas students win Caribbean law challenge

Paul Moss resigns from PLP

Baha Mar deal with Chinese partners nears

Grant responds to Hanna-Martin on road safety

Trial of Melvin Maycock Sr. postponed

Relief funds forwarded to...

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March 31, 2010
Grand Bahama tornado news, video

Tornado alert 'negligence'

PM: Container Port had all relevant weather information

Survivor of crane tragedy doesn't know friends are dead

PM Tours Grand Bahama after tornadoes (video)

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April 01, 2010
Auto maker assessing Freeport as supply hub

The Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce's president yesterday told Tribune Business that he had met "with some fairly major companies" during a one-week business promotion tour in Atlanta and Boston, encouraging a leading car manufacturer to use the Freeport Container Port as a distribution hub/supply channel into Latin America.

K. P. Turnquest said logistics and transportation, along with captive...

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Worker hurt in blast recovering after surgeries
April 15, 2010
Worker hurt in blast recovering after surgeries

Water and Sewerage Corporation employee Floyd Russell, who was injured during an explosion last week, underwent several medical operations after he was airlifted to a Florida hospital late Friday night, according to Minister of State for the Environment Phenton Neymour.

Russell, a senior serviceman and 20-year employee of the corporation, suffered two broken legs, lacerations to the face, burns...

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April 15, 2010
Environmental defences to receive key focus in New Parliamentary Session

Legislation will be brought before Parliament in the New Session to make enforcement of various international obligations and domestic laws more vigorous and effective in order to further bolster the country’s environmental defences, Governor-General His Excellency Sir Arthur Foulkes said Wednesday

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Government plans to limit bail for serious crimes
April 16, 2010
Government plans to limit bail for serious crimes

The government has vowed to amend the law to limit bail rights for people charged with serious crimes.

In his first speech as Governor General at the opening of Parliament this week, Sir Arthur Foulkes, said the government will offer a replacement for the current Bail Act that will limit the circumstances under which bail may be granted.

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The Bahamas needs tax and spending reform
April 19, 2010
The Bahamas needs tax and spending reform

I was listening to the news just recently, where Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham, who also is the Minister of Finance, said something to the effect that he would not lean against anyone broaching the issue of taxing the illegal numbers racket in The Bahamas, by virtue of taxing the internet cafés that are reportedly "fronts" for internet gambling businesses.

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Container port could be sued over tornado deaths
April 19, 2010
Container port could be sued over tornado deaths

The Freeport Container Port could face lawsuits following the tragic deaths of three workers when a tornado hit the port three weeks ago.

There are reports that a settlement may have been offered to the families of the men killed on March 29, a worker told The Tribune.

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April 19, 2010
Alcohol, drug use, mental health issues are among key drivers of crime

A complex relationship between alcohol, illicit drug use and mental health issues, is fuelling the current levels of crime and criminality within The Bahamas, Commissioner of Police Ellison Greenslade said Monday.

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Leaking canister may have caused WSC explosion
April 21, 2010
Leaking canister may have caused W&SC explosion

The initial investigations into the explosion at the Water and Sewerage Corporation's garage on JFK Drive two weeks ago, point to a leaking canister filed with gas as the cause of the fire, according to Chief Fire Officer Inspector Bradley Knowles.

"So far everything leads to a canister exploding," said Knowles.

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Numbers houses worried about new laws
April 22, 2010
Numbers houses worried about new laws

While the government considers legitimizing the country's illegal gambling

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Agriculture is key to diversity, Andros Outlook told
April 26, 2010
Agriculture is key to diversity, Andros Outlook told

Androsians are being encouraged to pursue agriculture as the catalyst for diversifying the economy thereby keeping “a significant portion of the tourism dollar at home.”

“The millions we use to import items are a good indication of what can be earned and a good estimation of the impact agriculture can have on the economy,” said Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation (BSIC) executive ch...

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Rotary Donates Bloodmobile to the Bahamas Island Blood Mobile Destined to Save Lives
April 26, 2010
Rotary Donates Bloodmobile to the Bahamas Island Blood Mobile Destined to Save Lives

The two local blood banks at the Princess Margaret Hospital and Doctors Hospital in the Bahamas are the proud recipients of a new state of the art bloodmobile destined to travel around the Bahamas and family islands to collect blood donations and ultimately save lives. All of the blood collected from donations will be shared equally between the two local hospital blood banks

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April 27, 2010
NIB no longer negotiating with Bahamas Pharmacy Association

In the wake of contract signings with six pharmacies, the National Insurance Board (NIB) said it is no longer negotiating with the Bahamas Pharmacy Association (BPA).

"We are not waiting on a counter proposal. We actually met with them more than six weeks ago. They agreed to get back to us and they hadn't.

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NIB continues crackdown on delinquent employers
April 30, 2010
NIB continues crackdown on delinquent employers

The National Insurance Board (NIB) is going after more business owners who have neglected to pay insurance contributions, according to NIB Director Algernon Cargill.

"There are several businesses that NIB continues to prosecute because they failed to pay their contributions on time," Cargill said during an interview with The Nassau Guardian yesterday.

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Fight continues to curb obesity in Bahamians
May 06, 2010
Fight continues to curb obesity in Bahamians

Seventy per cent of the Bahamian population, including a significant number of the nation’s youth, are either overweight or obese, Minister of Health Dr the Hon Hubert A Minnis told House Members Wednesday.

That works out to seven out of every 10 Bahamians who are either overweight or obese.

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Airline Operator Sets Record Straight
May 07, 2010
Airline Operator Sets Record Straight

Airline operators are finally having their say on the laundry list of serious allegations recently made by dozens of pilots, and according to Sky Bahamas CEO and President Captain Randy Butler the accusations are far from the truth, particularly as it concerns safety issues.

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Passport Office continuing its thrust to better serve the public
May 10, 2010
Passport Office continuing its thrust to better serve the public

Continuing its thrust to better serve the public, the Passport Office has

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Arab-American crowned Miss USA
May 17, 2010
Arab-American crowned Miss USA

LAS VEGAS — Lebanese immigrant Rima Fakih recognized the look from Donald Trump that tipped her off that she had won the 2010 Miss USA title. It was the same one she’d seen him give to winners on his television game show.

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May 19, 2010
Animal Control Bill Debate Contribution - Minister Larry Cartwright

I am delighted to be afforded the opportunity to propose the second reading of a

BILL FOR AN ACT TO REPEAL AND REPLACE THE DOG LICENSE

ACT;

TO REPEAL CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF THE PENAL CODE IN

CONNECTION WITH THE CONTROL AND REGULATION OF DOGS,

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May 20, 2010
Funeral Tribute to Lady Edith Turnquest - Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham

The Bahamas is fortunate to have had at very crucial stages of its development many sons and daughters who were committed to the task of nation-building. They have served at various levels of our society including the political arena, the church, commerce, trade unions, the arts, fraternal societies and in civic and charitable organizations.

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2010/2011 Budget Communication
May 26, 2010
2010/2011 Budget Communication

Mr. Speaker, this is the 33rd Budget Exercise in which I will have participated in this Parliament as an MP; the 14th as the Prime Minister and the 6th as Minister of Finance. Such extensive experience in this country’s fiscal affairs has enabled me to observe the many ebbs and flows of economic life in The Bahamas and the attempts by successive Ministers of Finance to grapple with them. I have ...

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Prime Minister presents 2010/11 budget
May 26, 2010
Prime Minister presents 2010/11 budget

Stamp tax on bank transactions up by 15%, Departure tax up $5, Computer Duty drops

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May 28, 2010
Hotels face five-fold 'whammy'

The Bahamian hotel industry is facing a potential five-fold whammy, with the Government adding to increases in National Insurance Board (NIB) contribution rates, electricity costs and Out Island Promotion Board fees by increasing hotel room/guest taxes from 6 per cent to 10 per cent, along with an $5 increase in departure taxes.

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Bahamian singer Alexis Houston was born a male
May 31, 2010
Bahamian singer Alexis Houston was born a male

About ten days ago Alexis Houston held a press conference to state that she was not

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2010/2011 Budget Debate - MP Kwasi Thompson
June 02, 2010
2010/2011 Budget Debate - MP Kwasi Thompson

This contribution is by far been one the most difficult communications I have ever presented to this Parliament. It has not been easy to absorb all that is in this budget and then to present my reasons to support it I will admit took some effort. I say this being painfully aware of the difficulties people are facing. I understand that more people are unemployed,

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June 02, 2010
Residential Care Facilities/Grants - PM's Budget Debate Contribution

GRANTS TO CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS
Abilities Unlimited 25,000.00
Bah. Alliance for the Blind & Visually Impaired (NP) 7,500.00

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June 02, 2010
2010/2011 Budget Debate Contribution - Minister Earl Deveaux

commend the Rt. Honourable Prime Minister and his team for their leadership and competence in finalizing the budget.

I especially single out

The Prime Minister for continuing to engage every corner of The Bahamas as he seeks solutions to the challenges before us. I have never heard of a man having so many people and being so available. Contrary to the view expressed publicly. I know that ...

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Custom Computers Alpha Phi Alpha Honour Top Male Student of The Year
June 03, 2010
Custom Computers & Alpha Phi Alpha Honour Top Male Student of The Year

Beating out scores of outstanding young males from across the country, Selathial Williams, Head Boy of the NGM Major High School in Long Island was recently declared the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity’s Top Male High School Student of the Year during a special awards ceremony held at Government House on April 25th, 2010.

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