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PHA dismisses claims over postponed talks
PHA dismisses claims over postponed talks

August 16, 2019

THE Public Hospitals Authority released a statement yesterday dismissing the claims of Bahamas Public Services Union president Kimsley Ferguson concerning "postponed" negotiations.

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Activists in court after joint raid
Activists in court after joint raid

August 15, 2019

RIGHTS Bahamas chairperson Mona Agenor, her teenage daughter, and two other persons with Haitian roots were charged yesterday with being antagonistic towards immigration and police officers during a joint raid last month. Agenor, 37, was charged befo

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Dominican woman denies human trafficking charges
Dominican woman denies human trafficking charges

August 15, 2019

A 37-year-old Dominican woman yesterday denied allegations she smuggled a woman into the country eight months ago, and withheld the woman's passport as a means of exploitation.

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We Left Plan For Sustainable Power, Insists Former PM
We Left Plan For Sustainable Power, Insists Former PM

August 15, 2019

FORMER Prime Minister Perry Christie is adamant the Progressive Liberal Party left in place a plan that provided both short and long-term strategies for sustainable power generation, as he urged officials to fix the ongoing crisis quickly...

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Minimum wage rise 'not anytime soon'

August 15, 2019

FINANCE Minister K Peter Turnquest yesterday said the government has not given any detailed consideration to increasing the minimum wage.

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Police arrests in overtime probe
Police arrests in overtime probe

August 15, 2019

SOME employees of the Ministry of Education have been questioned at the Central Detective Unit this week and told they were “under arrest” as police investigate alleged misappropriation of funds.

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Experts remove killer bee hive
Experts remove killer bee hive

August 15, 2019

THE hive of the bees that attacked and killed an elderly man and two dogs in the Caravel Beach area was located and removed from the area by a local pest control company, The Tribune understands.

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Falling short: Minnis addresses power crisis - but blackouts go on
Falling short: Minnis addresses power crisis - but blackouts go on

August 15, 2019

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis expressed deep unhappiness with the state of power generation in New Providence yesterday, calling it unacceptable.

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Man arrested with illegal firearm
Man arrested with illegal firearm

August 15, 2019

ABACO police have arrested a man who was allegedly discovered with an illegal firearm in his possession earlier this week.

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Retrial order for suspect accused of robbing pizza delivery man
Retrial order for suspect accused of robbing pizza delivery man

August 15, 2019

THE Court of Appeal has ordered a man be retried over allegations he robbed a pizza delivery man three years ago.

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 Doctor who died in car crash will be much missed, says PHA
Doctor who died in car crash will be much missed, says PHA

August 15, 2019

THE Public Hospitals Authority released a statement yesterday mourning the death of Dr Katrice Maycock, who died tragically in an Abaco traffic accident earlier this month.

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Welcome for bill to ban single-use plastics

August 15, 2019

BREEF executive director Casuarina McKinney-Lambert yesterday applauded the draft bill to ban single-use plastics as a critical first step in the country’s fight against pollution.

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Family Island schools to get digital push

August 15, 2019

FAMILY Island schools will be linked to New Providence classrooms digitally as the government seeks to address teacher shortages. The eLearning platform has cost the taxpayers $20m to date, according to Education Minister Jeffery Lloyd.

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Lloyd: 75 of critical school repairs are done
Lloyd: 75 of critical school repairs are done

August 14, 2019

WITH less than three weeks until public schools reopen, Education Minister Jeff Lloyd said those facilities needing critical repairs are about 75 percent complete.

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Frequent outages are hitting Airbnb business
Frequent outages are hitting Airbnb business

August 14, 2019

THE frequent power cuts carried out by Bahamas Power and Light have negatively impacted the home rental business, according to Tourism and Aviation Minister Dionisio D'Aguilar.

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Sky Bahamas issues affecting tourist trade, admits DAguilar

August 14, 2019

TOURISM and Aviation Minister Dionisio D'Aguilar yesterday said blowback from the grounding of Sky Bahamas has negatively impacted the country's tourism product especially service to the Family Islands.

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Govt review of sex education underway
Govt review of sex education underway

August 14, 2019

EDUCATION Minister Jeff Lloyd yesterday said the government is reviewing school curriculum to ensure that it is "relevant for the 21st century," including increasing sexual education for students.

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Turnquest predicts better news on jobs
Turnquest predicts better news on jobs

August 14, 2019

FINANCE Minister Peter Turnquest yesterday conceded the latest national unemployment rate is still high, but said the government is relying on several factors to reduce joblessness.

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No agreement over worker ratios at 200m The Pointe
No agreement over worker ratios at 200m The Pointe

August 14, 2019

LABOUR Minister Dion Foulkes revealed yesterday the government and The Pointe's executives have conflicting numbers when it comes to the worker ratio at the $200m West Bay Street development.

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Police chief warns officers: No photos
Police chief warns officers: No photos

August 14, 2019

DEPUTY Commissioner of Police Paul Rolle has warned police officers that photographing innocent people during routine traffic stops could result in disciplinary action.

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