Disputes

Hundreds protest against dump fires

April 11, 2016

Hundreds of residents who protested peacefully outside the Baha Mar Convention Centre yesterday afternoon said they are in fear for their lives and refuse to accept the possibilities of developing health issues because of continuous fires at the New Providence landfill.

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U.S. Embassy issues warning over landfill protest

April 08, 2016

DESPITE its stated peaceful, non-political aims, the Raising Awareness of the Bahamas Landfill (RABL) demonstration scheduled for Sunday afternoon has raised concerns as the United States Embassy in Nassau has told its citizens to avoid the protest.

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FNM Deputy: Carnival too expensive, focused on foreign artists

April 08, 2016

FREE National Movement (FNM) Deputy Leader Peter Turnquest is unimpressed with the government's management of the country's second Junkanoo Carnival event, calling it too expensive and too focused on foreign artists at the expense of local ones.

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BAIC failing to comply with court ordered 90,000 compensation

April 08, 2016

A LOCAL nursery owner on Friday decried the Bahamas Agriculture and Industrial Corporation's (BAIC) failure to comply with a court order to pay him more than $90,000 as compensation for a problem that led to the damage and destruction of his plant inventory.

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'PLP stalwart' slams MP for 'abandoning his constituency'

April 08, 2016

SELF-proclaimed PLP stalwart councillor Dr. Kendal Capron yesterday criticised Mt Moriah MP Arnold Forbes for abandoning the constituency, asking if a resident has to "get killed" for Mr. Forbes to "do better" and "take care of business" in the area.

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Mitchell Hits Back at Save The Bay's Lawyers Over Parliamentary Privilege

April 08, 2016

FOX Hill MP Fred Mitchell yesterday rebuked attempts by Save The Bays' lawyers and attorney Fred Smith to question members of Parliament about the leak of its emails in the House of Assembly, or legally suppress information, in a letter to House Speak Dr. Kendal Major.

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Some local musicians outraged over carnival headliners

April 08, 2016

Lead singer of Grammy award-winning group Baha Men Isaiah Taylor yesterday charged that it is "disrespectful to all Bahamian artists that the government has once again chosen to invest in foreign artists to headline Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival after promises that this year's lineup would only showcase Bahamian artists".

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Mitchell alleges contempt of House

April 08, 2016

Fox Hill MP Fred Mitchell yesterday accused Data Protection Commissioner Sharmie Farrington-Austin and Fred Smith, QC, of being in contempt of Parliament by "breaching the privileges of MPs" and is seeking the assistance of House Speaker Dr. Kendal Major and his protection from further "breaches".

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'Distress' as private emails revealed by Fitzgerald

April 07, 2016

SAVE The Bays Director Joseph Darville has said in a newly filed Supreme Court affidavit that the recent public disclosure of STB members' personal emails by a member of Parliament is "extremely distressing" as it was an invasion of privacy that has left all involved feeling violated.

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Windsor Prep - Call to Action - Help Us Breathe Clean Air on April 10th

April 07, 2016

With a growing sense of desperation I appeal to our school families for your assistance in a matter of urgency.

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Free speech, Parliament and the separation of powers

April 06, 2016

The Peter Nygard-Louis Bacon feud continues to play out. The Bacon-funded organization Save The Bays and the governing Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) are fighting the latest round of the proxy war between the two wealthy Lyford Cay residents.

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Fly infestation on the rise from South Bimini dump

April 06, 2016

SOUTH Bimini's fly infestation has again become unmanageable with residents complaining about the Department of Environmental Health's failure to respond.

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FNM should come clean, says Roberts

April 06, 2016

The leadership of the Free National Movement (FNM) is disqualified from discussing the matter of the alleged criminal plot against Louis Bacon, the wealthy Lyford Cay hedge fund manager, until it "comes clean" on what it knew and when it knew it, Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Chairman Bradley Roberts said yesterday.

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Stellar energy expands waste disposal plans

April 05, 2016

STELLAR Energy, the company with a proposed waste-to-energy facility at the centre of a controversial letter of intent signed by the former the parliamentary secretary in the Ministry of Works, has expanded on its plans to reform waste disposal in the Bahamas.

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Taxi drivers allege 'unfair' competition for Atlantis fares

April 05, 2016

A GROUP of disgruntled Paradise Island-based taxi drivers have expressed concern over some of the Atlantis resort's employees allegedly facilitating "unfair" competition in the ground transportation industry.

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Miller threatens to reveal more on STB

April 05, 2016

Tall Pines MP Leslie Miller yesterday threatened to reveal more information to support the government's claim that Save The Bays (STB) is seeking to destabilize the Christie administration, and said a lawyer's request for him to turn over confidential documents related to STB was "a joke".

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Fred Smith files libel suit against Fred Mitchell

April 05, 2016

A QUEEN'S counsel filed a civil suit for libel against Foreign Affairs Minister Fred Mitchell yesterday over the latter's statement on a pending judicial review that implied that the high-profile lawyer was dishonest and a liar.

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BROKEN PROMISES: Minnis blasts PLP on crime

April 05, 2016

FREE National Movement (FNM) Leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday chided the "do nothing" Christie administration for allowing crime to skyrocket to a combined 491 killings over the last four years, according to The Tribune's records.

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Police 'have not talked to Save the Bays directors'

April 04, 2016

ATTORNEY Fred Smith, QC, yesterday questioned why police have not interviewed him or any other members of Save The Bays in reference to an alleged murder for hire plot.

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Lawyer seeks info from Fitzgerald, Miller on data disclosures

April 04, 2016

The attorney for Fred Smith, QC, and Zack Bacon, the brother of Lyford Cay resident Louis Bacon, has written Education Minister Jerome Fitzgerald and Tall Pines MP Leslie Miller seeking their assistance in determining the source of certain information on Save The Bays (STB) revealed in the House of Assembly last month.

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