Disputes

Loretta - I knew deal looked fishy - 'I feel vindicated for asking where money was going'
Loretta - I knew deal looked fishy - 'I feel vindicated for asking where money was going'

November 12, 2019

A former Opposition leader yesterday said the probe into bribery allegations involving the Defence Force's new $150m fleet had "absolutely vindicated" concerns she first raised five years ago...

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Professors lose faith in Smith
Professors lose faith in Smith

November 11, 2019

UNIVERSITY of The Bahamas professors have moved to petition the institution's board over its expired industrial agreement, having "lost faith" in the university president's "ability" to conclude negotiations.The University of Tertiary Educators (UTEB

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Probe into Defence Force vessels deal: Bahamas 150m contract caught in Dutch inquiry
Probe into Defence Force vessels deal: Bahamas 150m contract caught in Dutch inquiry

November 11, 2019

THE Netherlands is investigating alleged bribery involving the Christie administration's acquisition of nine defence force vessels in 2014 and has been receiving co-operation from local officials for its investigation since June of last year...

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WE WON'T PAY: University rejects lecturers' 11th hour 3,500 wage claim
WE WON'T PAY: University rejects lecturers' 11th hour 3,500 wage claim

November 08, 2019

THE Union of Tertiary Educators of The Bahamas is demanding a lump sum payout of $3,500 and a salary increase of seven percent for all of its faculty members - a new proposal the University of The Bahamas said yesterday it was not prepared to fulfil...

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Fears Raised Over Fires In Dorian€™S Debris Fields
Fears Raised Over Fires In Dorian’S Debris Fields

November 07, 2019

A LOCAL human rights watchdog has warned about large mounds of debris reportedly being “intentionally” set on fire in areas devastated by Hurricane Dorian - warning that if bodies are being burned amid the debris it would be “unforgivable”...

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Lanisha Told - Pick Up The Bill
Lanisha Told - Pick Up The Bill

November 07, 2019

MINISTER Lanisha Rolle must pay back the government for commemorative pins bearing her image handed out at a Youth Parliament event. Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis admitted yesterday that the controversial medals featuring the picture of the Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture should not have been paid for by the government...

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Press Release from the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture

November 06, 2019

The Ministry of Youth Sports and Culture seeks to clarify the photo of a Commemorative Medallion that has recently been circulated on social media...

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Davis says FNM wrong for sidelining officers
Davis says FNM wrong for sidelining officers

November 06, 2019

Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Leader Philip Brave Davis charged yesterday that the Minnis administration is “disingenuously” applying a vacation policy to target and sideline certain law enforcement officers...

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Mitchell Unhappy With Forbes-Smith's Dual Role
Mitchell Unhappy With Forbes-Smith's Dual Role

November 05, 2019

THE official Opposition in the Senate will contest Kay Forbes-Smith's dual roles as Senate president and lead coordinator of post-Dorian recovery efforts in Grand Bahama, according to Fred Mitchell...

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Angry parent insists protesting teachers should be replaced
Angry parent insists protesting teachers should be replaced

November 04, 2019

A DISGRUNTLED parent has called for the removal of all the teachers at CH Reeves Junior High School participating in ongoing protests...

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Nib Staff - Huge Vote For Strike
Nib Staff - Huge Vote For Strike

November 04, 2019

NATIONAL Insurance Board (NIB) workers have voted almost unanimously to take strike action. Ghion Roach, the president of the workers’ union, the Union of Public Officers (UPO), said Friday’s ballot was overwhelmingly in favour of a strike...

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Defence Chief Forced Out After 40 Years Swears: I€™Ll Never Forgive
Defence Chief Forced Out After 40 Years Swears: I’Ll Never Forgive

November 04, 2019

CAPTAIN Samuel Evans, the recently retired deputy commander of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, says he will never forgive the Minnis administration for the way it treated him before he was led to retire last month...

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Press Club Cries Shame on Speaker of the House of Assembly
Press Club Cries Shame on Speaker of the House of Assembly

October 31, 2019

The Bahamas Press Club 2014 finds it disturbing that in as many days, the freedom of the Fourth Estate of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas is being attacked by the Speaker of the House of Assembly the Hon Halson Moultrie...

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Speaker attacks media

October 30, 2019

Halson Moultrie.House Speaker Halson Moultrie yesterday delivered a scathing rebuke of Bahamian media, declaring they engage in yellow journalism and disregard the rules of Parliament...

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Home news-mid NIB director: Services not impacted by work to rule
Home news-mid NIB director: Services not impacted by work to rule

October 30, 2019

A decision by National Insurance Board (NIB) workers, who are members of the Union of Public Officers (UPO), to go on work to rule has not impacted daily operations, according to NIB Director Dr. Nicola Virgill-Rolle. On Monday, the workers went on work to rule over an outstanding industrial agreement...

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HAS SOMEONE UPSET YOU, MR SPEAKER Moultrie goes on rant against media Assembly reports
HAS SOMEONE UPSET YOU, MR SPEAKER Moultrie goes on rant against media Assembly reports

October 30, 2019

HOUSE Speaker Halson Moultrie launched a 32-minute attack against the media in the House of Assembly yesterday, declaring at the start of the sitting that he is prepared to lead reporters to Jesus if they target him...

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NIB Dispute - Staff Now Up The Ante
NIB Dispute - Staff Now Up The Ante

October 29, 2019

EMPLOYEES of the National Insurance Board are on “work to rule” after their strike vote was deemed invalid on Friday...

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Gay, straight - just why does it matter
Gay, straight - just why does it matter

October 25, 2019

RESIDENTS are criticising the apparent hypocrisy of the Bahamas Christian Council for planning to host an anti-LGTBI rally yet turning a supposed blind eye to pressing national issues...

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LEAVE THE PRESS ALONE, MR SPEAKER: MPs speak out on media attack and Assembly rules
LEAVE THE PRESS ALONE, MR SPEAKER: MPs speak out on media attack and Assembly rules

October 25, 2019

GOVERNING party MPs called for a change to "archaic" parliamentary rules yesterday, with some expressing concern that the Minnis administration could be perceived as swaying toward the side of dictatorship and possible censorship of the country's free press...

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Furious NIB staff to vote on strike
Furious NIB staff to vote on strike

October 24, 2019

Employees of the National Insurance Board protested yesterday after negotiations over a new industrial agreement failed. Speaking to reporters outside of NIB’s headquarters during the workers’ morning tea break, Ghion Roach, Union of Public Officers (UPO) president, said they walked off the job because the union wants to send a message...

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