Politics

100 Haitians stopped on boat
100 Haitians stopped on boat

August 27, 2019

A GROUP of nearly 100 Haitian nationals were on their way to the capital yesterday after they were apprehended Sunday afternoon by members of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force...

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BTVI enrolment up by more than a quarter
BTVI enrolment up by more than a quarter

August 27, 2019

ENROLMENT at the Bahamas Technical & Vocational Institute is up 26 percent since the government began offering free tuition to students, BTVI President Robert Robertson said yesterday...

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Increasing participation of women in frontline politics
Increasing participation of women in frontline politics

August 26, 2019

Constitutional changes at the political party level and a focus on building one’s portfolio of advocacy and support system for family care are among the areas some of the country’s leading female politicians say are crucial to increasing the participation of women in frontline politics in The Bahamas...

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Bowe: Unions, govt have to do better job at analyzing financial positions
Bowe: Unions, govt have to do better job at analyzing financial positions

August 26, 2019

Gowon Bowe.Both unions and the government have to do a better job at analyzing their financial positions when it comes to their negotiations and how annual budgets will factor in their wage and benefit requests, former President of the Bahamas Institute of Chartered Accountants (BICA) Gowon [...]

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The PM and Cabinet Ministers Meet with the BPSU

August 26, 2019

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert A. Minnis and Cabinet Ministers of the Government of The Bahamas attend a high level meeting with the Bahamas Public Sector Services Union (BPSU) at the Paul Farquharson Conference Centre, Saturday, August 24, 2019.

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Doctors strike drags on
Doctors strike drags on

August 24, 2019

Dr. Melisande Bassett (left) and Dr. Duane Sands.Bahamas Doctors Union (BDU) President Dr. Melisande Bassett said the union was "ambushed" by Ministry of Health officials during what was supposed to be a meeting with Director of Labour John Pinder to exchange information yesterday...

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BCC: Govt should educate public on sexual offenders registry
BCC: Govt should educate public on sexual offenders registry

August 24, 2019

Bahamas Christian Council (BCC) President Bishop Delton Fernander said that while the council supports the implementation of a sexual offenders registry, he believes the government must inform the public first...

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'I want to hear from BPL engineers'
'I want to hear from BPL engineers'

August 24, 2019

Bahamas Christian Council (BCC) President Delton Fernander said he would like to meet with Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) engineers to hear the company’s plan to resolve the electricity issues that have plagued residents on New Providence over the last two months...

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Developing the skills that tourism requires

August 24, 2019

In almost every country in the Caribbean, tourism has been transformative. As an economic driver, it has primarily outpaced other sectors to the extent that in much of the region the industry now generates the most substantial national share of GDP, delivers significant taxes and [...]

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Health minister 'has not lived up to union's expectations'
Health minister 'has not lived up to union's expectations'

August 23, 2019

BAHAMAS Doctors Union President Dr Melisande Bassett yesterday said Health Minister Dr Duane Sands has not lived up to the union's "expectations", urging the minister to be more "concerned" about junior doctors...

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Doctors strike day two - 'it's not just about pay'
Doctors strike day two - 'it's not just about pay'

August 23, 2019

THE junior doctors' strike continued for a second day yesterday, despite their union having a "favourable" meeting with Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis on Wednesday...

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BPSU marches to Cabinet
BPSU marches to Cabinet

August 23, 2019

A day after 420 doctors on New Providence and Grand Bahama went on strike, hundreds of members of the Bahamas Public Services Union (BPSU) marched on Bay Street to the Cabinet office, demanding money they say is owed to them by the government...

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'We are not putting the public at risk'
'We are not putting the public at risk'

August 23, 2019

As junior doctors continued their second day of strike action, Bahamas Doctors Union (BDU) President Dr. Melisande Bassett yesterday insisted that the physicians will ensure that no patient is in “danger”...

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Recommendations on minimum wage by year's end
Recommendations on minimum wage by year's end

August 23, 2019

The National Tripartite Council will make recommendations to the government on increasing the minimum wage before the end of the year, Director of Labour John Pinder said yesterday...

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Mitchell's phony outrage

August 23, 2019

Fred Mitchell is upset at the deputy prime minister (DPM) for denouncing a calculated smear attack on his own son, while failing to say anything about some offensive comments made about certain individuals by two public servants. This is nothing but phony outrage [...]

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Finally, PM says 'a crisis'

August 23, 2019

After platitudes last week by Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis in his statement, he finally called the horrendous and totally unacceptable situation at Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) a crisis...

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Now is the time for a third party

August 23, 2019

Traditionally, a third political party has not fared well in elections. Bahamians, while generally tired of the current political offerings, are reluctant to vote for a new party and prefer to use their votes against the governing party. It is this act that [...]

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PM 'understands anger and frustration'
PM 'understands anger and frustration'

August 23, 2019

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis hopes that union representatives will come to appreciate the less-than-ideal state of the government's finances when he meets them on Saturday, but says he understands the anger and frustration of Bahamian workers...

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Haitians in dark over visa ban
Haitians in dark over visa ban

August 23, 2019

HAITI'S Foreign Affairs Minister Bocchit Edmond said yesterday he hoped the government's decision to suspend visa services to Haitians would be resolved quickly...

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Showdown: Public service unions warn tomorrow's talks with Minnis critical
Showdown: Public service unions warn tomorrow's talks with Minnis critical

August 23, 2019

The Government must explain why it is "in such dire financial straits" that it cannot meet public sector worker demands, trade union leaders warned yesterday...

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