Disputes

Bannister won't say what BPL rate increase will be
Bannister won't say what BPL rate increase will be

November 29, 2019

Minister of Public Works Desmond Bannister yesterday refused to reveal what Bahamas Power and Light’s (BPL) base rate increase will be, noting he could not say much because the government is currently in “a quiet period”. During debate on the Electricity Rate Reduction Bond Bill, 2019, Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Leader Philip Brave Davis noted that “the bond [is] being securitized by the bills paid by customers and it would require an increase in the base rate”...

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Gibson's lawyers want commissioner sacked
Gibson's lawyers want commissioner sacked

November 29, 2019

SHANE Gibson’s lawyers want Police Commissioner Anthony Ferguson removed from office and will make a complaint to the Bar Association to have Director of Public Prosecutions Garvin Gaskin disbarred due to the way investigations were handled in Mr Gibson’s case, according to former State Minister for Legal Affairs Damian Gomez, QC. He said lawyers also intend to sue for malicious prosecution on Mr Gibson’s behalf...

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THANKS A LOT: Dionisio's frustration as Atlantis staff spring snap holiday walkout
THANKS A LOT: Dionisio's frustration as Atlantis staff spring snap holiday walkout

November 29, 2019

AFTER disgruntled hotel workers picketed outside of the Atlantis resort over unresolved issues with their industrial agreement, Tourism Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar expressed his disappointment in the Bahamas Hotel Catering & Allied Workers Union.

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Families Face 30 Bill To Bail Out Bpl
Families Face $30 Bill To Bail Out Bpl

November 28, 2019

BAHAMAS Power and Light customers will see a $20 to $30 increase in their monthly electricity bills for 10 months starting in 2020, according to Minister of Works Desmond Bannister...

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Our Hands Clean On Illegal Migrants
‘Our Hands Clean On Illegal Migrants’

November 27, 2019

IMMIGRATION Minister Elsworth Johnson said yesterday the government has done nothing wrong regarding its handling of illegal migrants seeking refuge in the country. Speaking to reporters outside of Cabinet, Mr Johnson insisted the government has abided by the laws of the country...

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Davis: GovT Has Failed To Pay 7m In Vat Refunds
Davis: Gov’T Has Failed To Pay $7m In Vat Refunds

November 25, 2019

OPPOSITION leader Philip "Brave" Davis said the government has not been paying legitimate VAT refunds, adding yesterday that it is undermining the compliance level of the tax and "overstating its true performance value"...

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Nygard Accused Of Sex Attacks: Police Probing Six Formal Complaints By Alleged Victims
Nygard Accused Of Sex Attacks: Police Probing Six Formal Complaints By Alleged Victims

November 25, 2019

BAHAMAS police are investigating six allegations of rape made against Canadian fashion tycoon Peter Nygard.

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Impeachment takes centre stage in Democratic debate
Impeachment takes centre stage in Democratic debate

November 21, 2019

The fifth Democratic presidential debate was held on Wednesday evening at the Tyler Perry studios in Atlanta, Georgia...

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Dames Confirms Claims Of Mistreatment Will Not Be Brushed Aside
Dames Confirms Claims Of Mistreatment Will Not Be Brushed Aside

November 20, 2019

NATIONAL Security Minister Marvin Dames suggested yesterday that his ministry would not brush allegations of mistreatment against Haitian migrants in the wake of Hurricane Dorian aside...

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No, thank you

November 20, 2019

Dr. Donovan Moxey.The board of Bahamas Power and Light (BPL), and by extension the government of The Bahamas, appears to have collectively lost the ability to approach the dilemma that is the state power company in a reasoned manner...

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Aubry: BPL rate reduction bond 'hard pill to swallow'

November 20, 2019

Matt Aubry. FILEThe proposed Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) rate reduction bond is an ill-timed hard pill to swallow that would only further skepticism and mistrust of the government at this time, Executive Director of the Organization for Responsible Governance (ORG) Matt Aubry said yesterday...

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Taxi Union Threatens Stoppage

November 19, 2019

THE Bahamas Taxi Cab Union is threatening to withdraw services this holiday season if Transport Minister Renward Wells does not meet with them soon to disclose the government’s plans for the sector on the issue of taxi plates. In a letter to Mr Wells yesterday, BTCU President Wesley Ferguson said: “Because of your blatant disrespect for the union, we demand an emergency meeting with you, before this upcoming Thanksgiving holiday season...

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Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas Sickout
Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas Sickout

November 18, 2019

On Wednesday 13 November, a number of employees of the Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas’ (BCB) Northern Service in Freeport called in sick over concerns of the presence of mold in the building that was badly damaged by Hurricane Dorian...

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Teachers Salaries Being Restored
Teachers Salaries Being Restored

November 15, 2019

WEEKS after the government cut the salaries of 75 teachers at Carlton Francis Primary School and CH Reeves Junior High School, education officials said they have started the process of restoring the salaries of those affected teachers.

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Zns Staff In Freeport Protest Over Unsafe Working Conditions
Zns Staff In Freeport Protest Over Unsafe Working Conditions

November 15, 2019

ZNS employees in Freeport staged a sick-out yesterday to protest "unsafe" working conditions at the office in the Harold DeGregory Complex, which was flooded during Hurricane Dorian...

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Gibson Detective - We Made Mistakes
Gibson Detective - We Made Mistakes

November 14, 2019

THE lead investigator in former Cabinet minister Shane Gibson's bribery case admitted on Thursday she was wrong to have jointly interviewed a local businessman and a woman to "synchronise" their claims against the former parliamentarian...

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Nygard: IM Victim Of Massive Conspiracy
Nygard: I’M Victim Of Massive Conspiracy

November 14, 2019

FASHION billionaire Peter Nygard has alleged a massive international conspiracy carried out by his rival Louis Bacon which involves huge criminal activities including bribing women to make false claims about his private life...

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Shane Gibson Trial: Officer Admits Changing AshS Witness Statement
Shane Gibson Trial: Officer Admits Changing Ash’S Witness Statement

November 13, 2019

THE lead investigator in former Cabinet minister Shane Gibson's bribery trial admitted on Wednesday to altering the original statement she took from a local businessman by adding in a pivotal allegation against the former parliamentarian some three months after it was taken and signed...

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Lanisha pays out in pin fiasco
Lanisha pays out in pin fiasco

November 12, 2019

MINISTER of Youth, Sports and Culture Lanisha Rolle has paid back the government for the commemorative pins bearing her image that were handed out at a Youth Parliament event...

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'No place here for prejudice'
'No place here for prejudice'

November 12, 2019

ACTING Prime Minister Peter Turnquest says that there is no need for vitriol and prejudice towards undocumented immigrants, as he stressed the government’s responsibility to enforce the country’s immigration laws.

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