Disputes

Minister unhappy after gossip leads to walkout by teachers
Minister unhappy after gossip leads to walkout by teachers

April 17, 2019

EDUCATION Minister Jeff Lloyd has decried the demonstration by a small contingent of SC McPherson Junior High School teachers that occurred Friday morning, insisting this broke an industrial agreement with teachers and the public school system.

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Mitchell's disrespect for the police force

April 16, 2019

Dear Editor, Fred Mitchell's recent comments about the Royal Bahamas Police Force were deplorable and uncalled for in my opinion. As an experienced politician he should know better than to make reckless and irresponsible comments about hardworking law enforcement officers, just because it serves his [...]

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Power cuts now - what about summer

April 16, 2019

LOAD shedding yesterday in New Providence sparked worry among business owners regarding Bahamas Power and Light's ability to keep the electricity on without interruption as the hot summer months approach.

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The epidemic of disgruntled teachers

April 15, 2019

Dear Editor, Just like that, a simple swish of the pen changes the way instruction takes place in the Bahamian classroom. While novice teachers are often warned to keep away from disgruntled teachers, it is soon that one understands why teachers become this way.

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Teacher walkout at SC McPherson
Teacher walkout at SC McPherson

April 12, 2019

A RUMOUR involving the tragic death of a boy in Dairy Queen last weekend has plunged the SC McPherson school into crisis, prompting a teacher walkout Friday and a vow not to return until authorities get a handle on the conflict...

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Felix to sue over university sacking
Felix to sue over university sacking

January 16, 2019

THE University of The Bahamas has fired Professor Felix Bethel, setting the stage for a potentially ugly legal battle. Mr Bethel, scheduled to teach a class last Saturday, was denied entry to the university’s Michael Eldon Complex...

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Belinda: Meet my demands - or else
Belinda: Meet my demands - or else

January 03, 2019

A TEACHER strike at C H Reeves Junior High School could spoil the start of the new school term after the Bahamas Union of Teachers received a strike certificate on Monday.

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Bethel ready to take web shops to court
Bethel ready to take web shops to court

January 02, 2019

IF webshop operators were to proceed with their legal fight against the government over the sliding scale taxes imposed on the sector last year, Attorney General Carl Bethel said the government's legal team is "ready to go".

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'Dr Minnis' hypocrisy is simply staggering'
'Dr Minnis' hypocrisy is simply staggering'

August 21, 2018

RIGHTS Bahamas has criticised recent comments Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis made about eradicating shanty towns, saying “the level of hypocrisy” involved in Dr Minnis’ remarks regarding Haitian ethnic communities is “simply staggering”.

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Passengers' fury over Bahamasair flight delays
Passengers' fury over Bahamasair flight delays

August 20, 2018

EXTREME delays at Bahamasair angered customers at home and abroad over the weekend when a mechanical issue grounded one of the airline's eight jets on Saturday...

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Osborne bites back at BPL dismissal
Osborne bites back at BPL dismissal

August 20, 2018

THREE former members of Bahamas Power and Light's board of directors said their work was hindered by "political" interference, adding the board, in particular former chairwoman Darnell Osborne, was "continually disrespected and undermined"...

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Davis: Meltdown shows lack of plan
Davis: Meltdown shows lack of plan

August 16, 2018

PROGRESSIVE Liberal Party Leader Philip "Brave" Davis said he was surprised by the dissolution of the entire board of Bahamas Power and Light on Tuesday...

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Police investigate video of officer punching woman
Police investigate video of officer punching woman

August 14, 2018

POLICE are investigating the circumstances behind a recent video circulating on social media where a police officer can be seen punching a woman during a heated altercation with several people. One of several videos of the incident posted to Facebook...

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Lights out as island hit by power outages
Lights out as island hit by power outages

August 10, 2018

AS a foreign expert assesses Bahamas Power and Light's instabilities, residents in several areas of New Providence were plunged into darkness on Wednesday night after an engine at the Clifton Pier power plant malfunctioned, resulting in a load shedding exercise - with a further power outage last night...

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Nurses could be poached if dispute cannot be resolved
Nurses could be poached if dispute cannot be resolved

August 08, 2018

AS nurses pressure the government to resolve longstanding industrial issues, Health Minister Dr Duane Sands admitted he is concerned that an approaching recruitment exercise could syphon public sector nurses out of the country.It seems foreign entities...

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Bahamas Consulate General expresses disappointment at Atlanta racial attack
Bahamas Consulate General expresses disappointment at Atlanta racial attack

July 20, 2018

THE Bahamas Consulate General expressed disappointment Friday at the racial attack a group of Bahamian youth and their chaperones experienced during a trip to Atlanta, Georgia...

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Mothers claim against govt over sons boating death to be heard in 2020

July 20, 2018

THE hearing of a mother's $35,000 claim against the government for the Royal Bahamas Defence Force's alleged culpability for a boating accident that resulted in her son's death two years ago - has been set for 2020...

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Water boss: We want our money
Water boss: We want our money

July 18, 2018

WATER and Sewerage Corporation Executive Chairman Adrian Gibson has confirmed officials are still pursuing all outstanding revenue associated with the “do not disconnect” list of privileged residents exposed by The Tribune last September...

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Lawyer upset over viral video of argument at Exuma airport
Lawyer upset over viral video of argument at Exuma airport

July 09, 2018

FORMER Supreme Court justice and Exuma MP Elliot Lockhart has vowed to take the government to task after a video recording of him at an Exuma airport went viral.In the video, Mr Lockhart gets into a brief argument with a police officer that escalates...

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Two years on and family has no answers over man shot by police

December 06, 2016

THE family of a man shot and killed two years ago by police officers in Grand Bahama is frustrated over the lack of co-operation from police concerning the matter, which has yet to be brought before the Coroner's Court.

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