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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...
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...
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...
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...
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Continuing its thrust to better serve the public, the Passport Office has
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
TO REPEAL CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF THE PENAL CODE IN
CONNECTION WITH THE CONTROL AND REGULATION OF DOGS,
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.
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 ...
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.
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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Bah. Alliance for the Blind & Visually Impaired (NP) 7,500.00
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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 ...
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.