Disputes

Maynard: Vote Miller out

August 30, 2016

Bahamas Electrical Workers Union (BEWU) President Paul Maynard yesterday called on union members in Tall Pines to vote against the incumbent, Leslie Miller, who accused the Bahamas Maintenance and Allied Workers Union of holding a gun to the head of Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort executives, which he suggested resulted in more than 600 people losing their jobs at the Cable Beach property this week.

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Potholes still plague road junction

August 26, 2016

LARGE holes in the road at the intersection of Cowpen Road and Maria Drive remain a problem for motorists six weeks after being reported by a resident to the Road Maintenance Department in the Ministry of Works.

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Rapper says he was detained by police over song he wrote criticising prime minister

August 24, 2016

THE composer behind a song and music video posted on social media last week in which Prime Minister Perry Christie and his family are negatively referred to, has been released from police custody after being detained over the weekend.

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Mitchell seeks to sue Smith for $4.5m in slander claim

August 19, 2016

MINISTER of Foreign Affairs and Immigration Fred Mitchell has made a counterclaim in the libel civil suit filed against him by attorney Fred Smith, in turn accusing the outspoken QC of slander.

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Anger as dolphin calf 'separated' from mother at Blackbeard's Cay

August 18, 2016

LOCAL environmental activists are up in arms over the alleged separation of a dolphin mother and her recently born male calf at Blackbeard's Cay, an "unconscionable" act they claim will adversely affect the health and lives of both creatures.

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Gov't under fire for failure to protect workers

August 17, 2016

UNION chiefs yesterday blasted the government for its perceived failure to protect the rights of the hundreds of Sandals resort workers who were made redundant without notice and allegedly forced to sign legal agreements "under duress" in order to receive severance pay.

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Miller backs resort and tells union to 'carry their ass'

August 17, 2016

TALL Pines MP Leslie Miller yesterday railed against the tactics of the Bahamas Maintenance and Allied Workers Union, saying the BHMAWU "held a gun to the head" of Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort executives and is now reaping what it has sown with the "unfortunate" job losses of more than 600 resort employees.

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DNA raises alarm over bioharzardous waste at landfill

August 17, 2016

Leader of the Democratic National Alliance (DNA) Branville McCartney said the biohazardous waste found at the New Providence Landfill that originated from Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) raises concerns about the level of oversight at that institution.

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President of union to sue Sandals

August 17, 2016

TRADE Union Congress President and attorney for the Bahamas Hotel Maintenance and Allied Workers Union Obie Ferguson said he will file a writ today in the Supreme Court on behalf of the more than 600 terminated Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort workers for "union busting" and "unfair dismissal".

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Teenager attacked by shark says there was no ambulance - but hospital has no record of call

August 16, 2016

PUBLIC Hospitals Authority officials yesterday said there was no record of a "shark attack emergency call" placed into the National Emergency Medical Services dispatch centre the day an American teenager became the victim of a vicious shark attack.

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FNM Deputy Leader Turnquest sides with GB male linked to song about PM

August 16, 2016

Local resident Navardo Saunders was reportedly taken into custody late last week in connection with a song that is said to be disrespectful to the Prime Minister, his family, other members of parliament, and to have also mentioned Democratic National Alliance (DNA) Leader Branville McCartney.

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Darville: End contempt efforts over leaked emails

August 15, 2016

SAVE The Bays Chairman Joseph Darville yesterday urged House of Assembly Speaker Dr. Kendal Major to "call off efforts" to have certain members of the organisation held in contempt of Parliament.

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Men arrested over song are released from custody

August 15, 2016

THE two men, who were arrested by police last week in connection with a song that makes negative comments about Prime Minister Perry Christie and his family, have been released from custody and plan to sue the government, The Tribune has learned.

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Charging anyone over a song would be 'anti-democratic'
Charging anyone over a song would be 'anti-democratic'

August 15, 2016

THE Grand Bahama Human Rights Association said yesterday that it would be "anti-democratic" to charge anyone in connection with the song that refers negatively to Prime Minister Perry Christie and his family.

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Human rights group calls for release of young singer
Human rights group calls for release of young singer

August 15, 2016

The Grand Bahama Human Rights Association (GBHRA) is calling for the immediate release two young singers detained in connection with a controversial song making the rounds on social media.

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Police investigating explicit song about the PM

August 15, 2016

The creators of an expletive-filled song about Prime Minister Perry Christie, his family and others, are under investigation for possible criminal libel, according to police.

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Two in custody over 'vile' rap song
Two in custody over 'vile' rap song

August 15, 2016

POLICE have two adult males in custody in connection with a song that negatively references Prime Minister Perry Christie, his family, Members of Parliament and Democratic National Alliance leader Branville McCartney.

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Residents left without water with island plant in disrepair

August 10, 2016

DISRUPTIONS to their water supply has left many residents of Eleuthera angry and miserable as they struggle to obtain water to carry out such basic tasks as bathing and flushing toilets.

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'Voter tried to bribe me for new card'

July 29, 2016

ASSISTANT Parliamentary Commissioner in Freeport Reno Smith revealed that a voter once tried to bribe him to issue a new voter's card.

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'Protocol fault' blamed for medical waste at landfill

July 27, 2016

THE repeated occurrence of biohazardous medical waste turning up at the New Providence landfill without being incinerated has been blamed on a "fault in protocol and directives" by senior health officials.

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