Disputes

BPSU won't be 'muzzled' by PHA
BPSU won't be 'muzzled' by PHA

August 22, 2019

Kimsley Ferguson.Dozens of Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) employees demonstrated in front of the hospital yesterday, demanding that the Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) stop "stalling" the renegotiation of their industrial agreement...

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Public service workers to march in protest

August 22, 2019

PUBLIC service workers have planned a major withdrawal of services for this morning in protest of the government's unwillingness to immediately give them a $1,200 lump sum payment...

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Doctors strike at PMH

August 21, 2019

Today saw a strike of the doctors at the Princess Margaret Hospital following the Hospitals Authority’s withdrawal of their agreement for funding...

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Doctors go on strike
Doctors go on strike

August 21, 2019

More than 400 junior doctors on New Providence and Grand Bahama went on strike today. This comes after the doctors voted to strike in December over claims that there was an unresolved issue over holiday pay. Speaking to reporters outside the Princess Margaret Hospital, Bahamas [...]

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'Schools will just have to manage'
'Schools will just have to manage'

August 20, 2019

THE frequent power cuts carried out by Bahamas Power and Light can have a “negative effect” on schools once they reopen in a few weeks, according to Minister of Education Jeff Lloyd.

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Hong Kong protests: Twitter and Facebook Remove Chinese Accounts

August 20, 2019

Twitter and Facebook have taken steps to block what they described as a state-backed Chinese misinformation campaign...

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Hong Kong Protests: Huge Crowds Rally Peacefully

August 19, 2019

Organisers say 1.7 million people turned out at Sunday's pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong, amid increasingly severe warnings by Beijing...

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SkyBahamas employees file trade dispute over pay
SkyBahamas employees file trade dispute over pay

August 19, 2019

Thirty-five of SkyBahamas' 48 employees have a filed a trade dispute claiming they are "owed salary and other entitled benefits in accordance with Labour Act of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas". The trade dispute was filed on August 8 at the Department of Labour. In [...]

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PHA Sets Record Straight on BPSU Negotiations

August 16, 2019

The Public Hospitals Authority has been made aware of comments attributed to the Bahamas Public Services Union’s President, Mr. Kimsley Ferguson published in a recent article in the local dailies which speaks to the current negotiation status between the PHA and the BPSU for a new BPSU Industrial Agreement...

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Bid to stop 4M Harbour Island marina project

August 16, 2019

Owner of The Other Side hotel Ben Simmons and the Br-Island Responsible Development Ltd. (BIRD) group filed an application for leave to apply for a judicial review and an interim injunction on Wednesday to stop 4M Harbour Island's ongoing development on Harbour Island. Guardian Business [...]

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Hong Kong Protests: Trump Urges Xi to Meet Demonstrators

August 15, 2019

US President Donald Trump has urged his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping to meet protesters in Hong Kong who have been demanding democratic reforms...

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Why racism harms everyone

August 14, 2019

It is sickening to see such great discord and division in entire communities and countries, all because of simple outward appearances. Racism never had any boundaries since the start of nations and empires, and today, it has gotten worse under Donald Trump. Although [...]

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Hong Kong Leader Warns Protesters Not to Push City Into 'Abyss'

August 13, 2019

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has warned anti-government protesters not to push the city into an "abyss", in an emotional press conference on Tuesday.

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Concerns over distribution, use of commonage land in North Eleuthera

August 13, 2019

Concerns over the distribution and usage of commonage land in North Eleuthera have taken center stage as complaints of slow Harbour Island Commonage Committee decisions, and the size of land grants for some commoners over others, have arisen. A commoner who spoke on condition of [...]

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Civil Aviation won't be 'bullied'
Civil Aviation won't be 'bullied'

August 13, 2019

Bahamas Civil Aviation Authority (BCAA) Director General Charles Beneby said yesterday that the authority will not be “strong-armed or bullied” into granting SkyBahamas its air operation certificate (AOC)...

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US Sanctions May Worsen Venezuela Suffering, Says UN Rights Chief

August 09, 2019

The UN's human rights chief has criticised the latest US sanctions against Venezuela saying they would intensify the suffering of millions...

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Kashmir Dispute: UN 'Deeply Concerned' Over Restrictions

August 08, 2019

The UN has said the latest restrictions imposed on Indian-administered Kashmir are deeply concerning and "will exacerbate the human rights situation"...

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We could have blackouts until November, warns Maynard
We could have blackouts until November, warns Maynard

August 07, 2019

Power blackouts could continue until November, warned Bahamas Electrical Workers Union president Paul Maynard yesterday.

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Pakistan Vows to Fight India's 'Illegal' Kashmir Move

August 07, 2019

Pakistani PM Imran Khan has vowed to fight India's decision to revoke Indian-administered Kashmir's autonomy, including at the UN Security Council...

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Grand Lucayan HOA might not materialize until end of 2019
Grand Lucayan HOA might not materialize until end of 2019

August 07, 2019

A heads of agreement (HOA) with Holistica might not materialize until closer to the end of the 2019, Minister of Tourism and Aviation Dionisio D'Aguilar told Guardian Business yesterday, adding that negotiations are "complex". Holistica is the new destination company forged by a partnership between [...]

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