Disputes

Maynard tells BTC boss: go back to Jamaica - now
Maynard tells BTC boss: go back to Jamaica - now

July 23, 2019

Bahamas Electrical Workers Union president Paul Maynard wants BTC’s Chief Executive Officer Garry Sinclair to do one thing: to go back to Jamaica...

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BTC on the brink
BTC on the brink

July 22, 2019

Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) Chief Executive Officer Garfield Sinclair said that infighting among the company and its unions could be fatal to all involved...

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Putting things into perspective
Putting things into perspective

July 20, 2019

Can we take a minute to reflect, to return to moments in childhood of being unjustly vilified by adults all in the name of superiority because adults "can never be wrong?" Compare that feeling you felt to those of whom may work in service-based industries [...]

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Protest unsuccessful Team Bahamas remains out of semis
Protest unsuccessful Team Bahamas remains out of semis

July 19, 2019

Team Bahamas’ last hope for a semifinal spot at the Little League Caribbean and Latin American Championships currently ongoing in Willemstad, Curaçao...

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Union boss joins in rebuke of Liberty CEO
Union boss joins in rebuke of Liberty CEO

July 19, 2019

The Bahamas Communications and Public Managers Union (BCPMU) yesterday joined the rebuke of Liberty Latin America Chief Executive Officer Balan Nair's recent comments about the workers at the Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) and Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis, adding that its members are "livid" and [...]

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Davis: Table Town Centre Mall lease
Davis: Table Town Centre Mall lease

July 19, 2019

Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Leader Philip Brave Davis yesterday called on the government to table the five-year lease agreement it signed for the relocation of the General Post Office to the Town Centre Mall...

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Bannister: WSC board member comments a 'Cabinet issue'
Bannister: WSC board member comments a 'Cabinet issue'

July 19, 2019

Amid calls for the government to address disparaging comments made by Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC) board member Bennett Minnis against the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP), Minister of Public Works Desmond Bannister said yesterday that it is a "Cabinet issue". WSC Executive Chairman Adrian Gibson, [...]

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Speaker closes down Mall debate
Speaker closes down Mall debate

July 19, 2019

HOUSE Speaker Halson Moultrie ruled yesterday that Members of Parliament will not be allowed to raise matters related to the Town Centre Mall during proceedings...

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PM to Nair: Send a written apology

July 18, 2019

PM to Nair: Send a written apology...

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Govt needs to deal with WSC board member
Govt needs to deal with WSC board member

July 18, 2019

Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Leader Philip Brave Davis has filed a complaint to Commissioner of Police Anthony Ferguson against a member of the Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC) board who has threatened to block members of the party from entering Clarence Town, Long Island. PLP [...]

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Letter of Apology from Liberty

July 18, 2019

Letter of Apology from Liberty...

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Apology Not Accepted. Please Tender Your Resignation, Says BCPOU Union Chief; BTC is also not for further sale

July 18, 2019

“Apology not accepted Mr. Nair, please tender your resignation instead.” Were the sharp words delivered by Mr. Dino Rolle, President of the Bahamas Communications and Public Officers Union (BCPOU) in response to the apology offered by Balan Nair, President of Liberty Latin America (LiLac), parent company of BTC...

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Conflicts of interest and integrity

July 18, 2019

One global issue that never goes away is that of integrity, and companion issues like conflict of interest. Wherever power exists there is temptation to use access to power for one's own personal gain or benefit, or for the benefit of friends, family or significant [...]

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PM: Nair called me to apologize
PM: Nair called me to apologize

July 18, 2019

Liberty Latin America (LLA) CEO Balan Nair apologized for his “distasteful and insulting” comments about the prime minister, the Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) and its employees, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis said yesterday...

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Liberty CEO apologizes
Liberty CEO apologizes

July 18, 2019

In a letter to Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis yesterday, Liberty Latin America CEO Balan Nair apologized to the prime minister and The Bahamas, for the remarks he made in a now viral video and for “the unintended consequences” as a result of those comments...

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Apology You can put it in writing
Apology? You can put it in writing

July 18, 2019

AFTER a harsh rebuke and ridicule over his comments mocking Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis and criticising Bahamian workers, Liberty Latin America’s president Balan Nair apologised and explained that his comments were taken out of context...

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McAlpine calls on Minnis to explain his telephone call with Symonette
McAlpine calls on Minnis to explain his telephone call with Symonette

July 17, 2019

PINERIDGE MP Frederick McAlpine yesterday called on Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis to account for his personal phone call with former Cabinet Minister Brent Symonette...

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Confusion, fear reigns on Mexico border with new US policy

July 17, 2019

Asylum-seekers gathered in Nuevo Laredo, across the border from Texas, grappled to understand what a new U.S. policy that all but eliminates refuge claims by Central Americans and many others meant for their bids to find a better life in America amid a chaos of rumors, confusion and fear...

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'An insult to the PM'
'An insult to the PM'

July 17, 2019

Liberty Latin America CEO Balan Nair’s “distasteful” comments about the Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) and Bahamians are an “insult” to Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis, the Bahamian people and are “unacceptable and extraordinarily inappropriate”, Parliamentary Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) Pakesia Parker-Edgecombe said yesterday...

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BCPOU president 'insulted' by Nair's comments
BCPOU president 'insulted' by Nair's comments

July 17, 2019

Bahamas Communications and Public Officers Union (BCPOU) President Dino Rolle said yesterday that he was "repulsed" by recent comments made by Liberty Latin America (LLA) CEO Balan Nair about the Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) employees and market performance. "I spoke to one of the board [...]

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